More than companions, these cuddly creatures are true collectibles. Navy paw pads and ears aside, Marabella is head-to-toe in a decorative paisley print with a stitched nose and eyes. Her adorable look is tied together with a sheer neck bow. There are teddy bears, and then there are Gund teddy bears. Founded by German immigrant Adolph Gund in 1898, the company has gained worldwide recognition for its wonderfully soft, delightfully designed plush toys. Each of its creations is a tangible manifestation of a hug and a cuddle. It’s little wonder, then, that while a child will keep his first Gund for life, it’s most likely not going to be his last Gund.