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Wombles cuddly toys

There have been several ranges of Wombles soft toys over the past five decades. The classic BBC TV series spawned a wide selection of merchandise including cuddly toys - from Pedigree in the 1970s through to Rainbow Toys in 1990.

Then the Wombles were relaunched in 1998 for the new ITV series, with slightly different outfits and some additional characters, leading to a vast new range of spinoff products.

More recent toys continued to use these designs - for example, Orinoco now has a black band around his hat, Bungo and Wellington wear shirts, and Madame Cholet’s apron and hat are yellow instead of plain white.

This is my collection of Wombles cuddly toys. The older items are second-hand, while many from 1998 onwards were bought brand new.

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