Welcome to Melisa's Bears

Melisa's Bears...

...is pleased to introduce a Realistic Polar Bear Cub


~*~ on a 7 day listing ~*~

I'm so pleased to introduce Anyu, my newest polar bear. He is a huge, sweet hug of a bear! I've named him “Anyu”, an Inuit name meaning "snow."

Anyu is a special bear – his open/close mouth and eyes add a lot to the time involved to create him, but I hope you agree that the extra personality it gives him is worth the time!

I usually use armature in my bears, instead of joints. On Anyu, however, I've added cotter pin and disk joints in his arms and legs for easier poseability.  This is in addition to full armature in his head, body, arms, legs and tail. 

Anyu is a one of a kind artist polar bear cub completely designed and hand sewn (no machine sewing) by me, Melisa Nichols. He is very detailed and as such he is his own unique individual and can not be duplicated ~ a true one of a kind. Many, many hours of love and effort went into this creation!

Because of all this detailed work, I will never be able to create another polar bear cub just like Anyu. I do not work with patterns - just from photos and drawings, so there is no pattern he can be remade from.

Anyu is a large bear - 26” long when measured from the flat of his foot to the top of his head. I've taken lots of photos of him and I hope you enjoy seeing them all! To see larger pics, please right click on the photos and choose "view image".

Anyu is made from beautiful white synthetic fur.

Anyu's adorable face is full of detail and took me so many hours to create! His face has been thread sculpted, scissor sculpted and hand shaded. He has soulful black glass eyes with wired eyelids that can be posed open or completely closed, or anywhere in between.

Anyu's wired mouth is black leather and he has a thread sculpted tongue with hand shading. I hand sculpted (without a mold) his teeth from epoxy clay and shaded and sealed them.

Anyu also has a realistic epoxy clay nose which I hand sculpted without a mold and then painted and sealed it.

Anyu's leather paws were also very time consuming. I scissor sculpted, thread sculpted and hand shaded them. I individually hand sculpted epoxy clay claws for him which I painted and sealed.

Anyu is completely hand sewn and filled with polyfil, pellets (in his tummy), and an extra portion of cuddles. He is jointed with cotter pin and disk joints in his arms and legs and is fully armatured (including his tail) for lots of fun poses!

If you have any questions or comments about Anyu, please email me me... I'd love to hear from you! If you'd like to be on my mailing list, please let me know – I send out an email whenever I have a new creation ready for ebay.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing all of Anyu's pictures. Thank you for visiting his auction!


Anyu will arrive with hang tags that include his birth date, a picture of him and a signed Certificate of Authenticity. He is a collectable polar bear cub made for display only - not suitable for children due to small parts.

Thank you to everyone who views and collects my soft sculptures! You've made every auction such a fun & enjoyable experience and I truly appreciate your appreciation and support!

Please visit my ABOUT ME page to see more information about my creations.

All my soft sculptures are created in a smoke-free home.

***SHIPPING*** ~ I am delighted to offer Anyu with free surface shipping anywhere in the world. This includes up to $1000 insurance for most countries (Canada Post will not insure to all countries). Free shipping is by surface mail which usually takes 1 1/2 to 2 weeks to US destinations and 6 - 8 weeks to overseas destinations. Please contact me for a quote if you would like to use Xpresspost instead which takes about 3-5 days to US destinations and about 6 days to overseas destinations.

***LAYAWAY *** ~ 1/3 payment within 7 days, 1/3 - 30 days after, and the final third, 30 additional days after that. I do not charge a fee for my layaway service. Layaway payments are non-refundable. If you'd like to use this option, or would like to arrange an alternative layaway plan, please email me before bidding.

***CUSTOMS*** ~ Customs fees, duties and tax will be the buyer's responsibility, according to the country's regulations, as well as delays due to customs regulations. Please do not ask me to mark as gift or to lower the declared value.

***FEEDBACK*** ~ I strive to do my best to make each auction a 5 star one - a five star rating is very important to me. Please consider giving me 5 stars in each area if you are happy with your purchase. Please be aware that I am in northern Canada and ship from a small town, so while I will get your package to the mail within 3 days of payment, I am not responsible for shipping delays - please rate my shipping time star based on my keeping my word as to my handling time. If you feel that you can not give me 5 stars, please contact me so I can do my best to fix any problem or address any concerns you may have.