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Snuffles the Ten-Thousand-Dollar Teddy Bear

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Snuffles the Ten-Thousand-Dollar Teddy Bear

If you are like most people in America, you are probably wondering what to do with that extra ten grand you have lying around.  Well, wonder no more!

What could be a better investment than the Snuffles bear, which is valued at — you guessed it — $10,000?!  Snuffles is a one-of-a-kind plush bear showcased at the Gund booth at the American International Toy Fair in New York on Sunday.  He’s made with white alpaca fur, features black Tahitian pearls for eyes and wears a 10-carat diamond necklace with a white gold chain.

In other words, the Diddy of stuffed animals.

Sit down — you’re not going to be able to throw your cash at Snuffles just yet.  He’s currently touring the country with a burly security guard in tow.  Yes, the guard stands watch over the glass-encased bear, which is also protected by a red-velvet rope barricade — and experts say Snuffles could go for MORE than ten grand when Gund pimps him out at a charity auction later this year.

For that kind of money, Snuffles had better come with a big-ass Plasma TV.  And Hugh Jackman.

With thanks to Laughing Stork reader, Terry, for the story tip!

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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