Washing Bear, Bubble Blowing
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Type: Battery Operated/Electric
Categories: Animals, Figures, Plush, Tin
Company Rosko Steel Inc. and Y Toys
Era 1950s
Dimensions 8 in
Packaging in box
Character Female bear doing laundry
This wonderful battery-operated plush female bear is perched on a lithographed tin stand that says "Bubble Blowing Washing Bear." The box calls the item "Battery Operated Bubbles Washing Bear."

Directions say to just add soap liquid and the bear washes, scrubs up and down, and bubbles come up out of the wash tub.

Manufactured by Y toys of Japan. Marked Rosko Steel Inc. No.825.

2004 Schroeder's Collectible Toys: -
... $475 mint in box (page 45)

Some eBay sale prices -
... one in working condition with no rust sold for $35 in May 2006 on eBay Live Auctions.
... one in mint working condition with a mint box and all the original papers sold for $246.50 plus $8 s/h in April 2009.