4 Responses to “Bear with flash camera”

  1. Allee Willis

    Why is it that all toys that feature cameras, especially flash cameras, are so (thankfully) cheesy?

    I love how dressed up the bear is to take his photos.

    Am I crazy or does he look more like a pig than a bear?

    I love the basicness of the box.

    (The AWMOK Jungle Animal Petting Zoo is a scenic attraction whose cages are currently being filled to coincide with the release of the upcoming Pomplamoose with Allee Willis “Jungle Animal” VideoSong and online music game and contest. Jungle tamer, AWMOK creator, curator and charming hostess, Allee Willis, me, will be steadily leading jungle animals to their cages over the next 1-2 months or so as you bring them here until the song is released. If ever there ever was a category that was primed to be kitschified it’s that of “Jungle Animal” as all the stripes, spots and fur have been inspiration for designers since the beginning of time. I thank you all in advance for placing your jungle pets in such an illustrious cage as The Allee Willis Museum of Kitsch. Keep them coming!)

    • toylover

      We have one of those “bear with flash camera” I used to play with it all the time when I was young, and my sister and brother too. It was actually our toy, so it belonged to all of us, and I remember this toy, for my brother, sister and me, used to fascinate us so much. The way that it moved and stops to take pictures with the flash, had a sort of a magic sensation to us all. We, as kids, used to sit down on the floor forming a circle , and leave this cute bear moving about, then stopping, lifting the camera to his face, and there it goes.. the photo snap followed by the flash. Then, with a cute jerk, he continues to walk or spin slowly around till his next photo snap!!It was so naturally done that we used to imagine it was true!!, and while trying to guess when he will stop again to take another photo, we used to change our position everytime in order to put ourselves in turn to pose for him to snap the next photo. We used to really enjoy it!! We used to count how many photos he took for each one of us!!Nowadays, as I said, I still have it and it is with the other old toys which I used to play with when I was a child. It has no longer the flash, but still works. Obviously it is not in the best of conditions, but I am proud to have it till the present day. Just wanted to share this with your readers. Thanks. (Toy lover)