A sad, strange little man...
"I’ll never be like other people..."
As you may know, Paddington Bear wasn't always a star of the big screen, his first appearance was in a 1958 children's book titled A Bear Called Paddington.
Since then, Paddington Bear has featured in more than twenty books written by British author Michael Bond and illustrated by Peggy Fortnum, as well as other talented artists. These wonderful children's books have been translated to 30 languages across 70 titles and have sold more than 30 million copies worldwide!
As well as ALWAYS being polite, this anthropomorphised little bear from Peru has sweet retro style, with his weathered suitcase, old red hat, blue duffel coat and marmalade sandwich stash (usually under his hat!).
Paddington's worldwide popularity has skyrocketed him from books, to tv to cinema, with not one but two movies... and a bunch of merchandise to boot! Here at Retro Styler we're suckers for awesome tv and movie merch, which is why we just can't stop collecting Paddington Plush as well as a wealth of other lovely Paddington Gifts.
Perfect Paddington Pressies
This week we're giving away over £55 worth of officially licensed Paddington Bear merchandise, featured above, to one lucky winner. Read on to see how you could win these lovely Paddington Prizes...
How to Win our Big Bear Bonanza
We will announce the winner of our Paddington Prize Give-Away in the blog comments below on Monday the 9th September so make sure to check back and see if you're the lucky winner!
Before you go, let's return to that fateful moment that our marmalade-loving bear met the Brown family at Paddington Station (stranger danger!)...