All the Cherished Teddies begin life as pictures by artist Priscilla Hillman (whose other collections include Calico Kittens, Priscilla's Mouse Tales, and My Blushing Bunnies).
The Cherished Teddies Collection began in 1992 and has continued ever since as one of the top performing new collectibles. The early Cherished Teddies are sought after and collectible, but some prices of figurines have come down. As well as figurines the collection also includes decorative accessories and ornaments.
Each Cherished Teddies Figurine carries a Certificate of Adoption. Once completed they can be forwarded to and registered at the Cherished Teddies Adoption Centre.
All the Cherished Teddies live in Cherished Teddies Town, and many of the figurines relate to specific collections.
In 2009, the Cherished Teddies Club celebrates its 15th Anniversary and remains one of the most popular collectors clubs and enables membears to receive joining gifts, the opportunity to buy exclusive Cherished Teddies and to keep up with all the latest bear happenings through the club newsletter, The Town Tatler.