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WereBears

WereBears

WereBears were a concept by my design partner George Nicholas, and I worked on the format and wrote scripts for the monthly WereBears comic, which was published by London Editions Magazines. We sold the toy rights for the WereBears characters to Hornby Toys who produced the four main characters, Howler, Grizzler, Gums and Fang.

The plush toys of the WereBears had heads and hands that could be turned inside out to show claws, teeth and fierce expressions.

A fifth WereBear, Growler, was added who had a voicebox built in. Hornby also produced the WereBears' enemies, the Terror Teds - Snapper, Munch, Chomp and Grunt. All the WereBear toys came with a cassette tape with an audio adventure on it; I wrote the scripts and oversaw their recording. Oliver Postgate (Clangers, Bagpuss) was the narrator, with guest voice artistes.

George and I are thinking of updating the WereBears concept, so watch this space...


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  • Anonymous user
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    Hi guys. I have gums from when I was a little boy. Anyone know if these are worth a decent about of money. Would consider selling. Please get in touch if interested danbatch@hotmail.com
  • Anonymous user
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    I still have my werebears from when I was young I have howler,grizzler and fang I have been trying to buy a gums for the past 2 years to no avail if anyone knows of one please email me at duaneshaw@yahoo.co.uk thanks.
  • Anonymous user
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    have has to sell to contact I by e-mail!!! Thank you Sheramusclor@hotmail.fr
  • Anonymous user
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    I had a gums but it had teeth in its were form. Was mine a knock off or an alt.color of another bear?
  • Anonymous user
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    I have a green and purple howler and am trying to find another identical one this one is non howling type no sound if anyone know where I can find him please email me
  • Anonymous user
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    i remember my mum and dad getting me growler and howler for my birthday and christmas and being that terrified by the tapes that my dad had to hide them from me. as i got older my mum gave them to charity ='( now im 22 and ive just rebought howler off ebay does anyone know where i can find growler to buy as ive been looking for ages.
  • Anonymous user
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    I'm desperately looking for Gums I have the other three and just need one more! There for my Husbands Birthday. I've even found the baby Fang on Ebay and bought him too. If anyone knows of a GUMS for sale PLEASE Let me know :)
  • Anonymous user
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    Does anyone have a picture or a link for the Miniature Were Bears? They sound adorable but they haven't come up on Ebay or anywhere else. :
  • lokirat
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    i think i had howler. he came with a tape. such shiny black vinyl claws. an excellent toy i enjoyed. i bet theyve stopped production by now. i swear i still have him at my parent's house
  • Anonymous user
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    I was given Fang for my 5th birthday and to this day i still have him in my bedroom, looking for one on ebay and the internet as my niece has grown rather attached to him and i don't want to give it away.