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If Money Weren't an Issue . . .

If Money Weren't an Issue . . .

. . . would you decorate your bed with this Dollar Teddy Bear ($1,250)? It's sewn entirely out of genuine US dollar bills!

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Munkeyhed Munkeyhed 8 years
I could see this as an art piece, but not marketed as a 'toy'. Pretty tasteless in this (or any) financial climate.
lindssaurussss lindssaurussss 8 years
whatever happened to build-a-bear? thats gross old money, i dont even like touchin it let alone cuddle with it. and isnt defacing money illegal?
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
No.
pixelhaze pixelhaze 8 years
umm aren't money bills and keys supposedly the dirtiest things? From being passed from hand to hand they are more full of germs than even public toilets. Can you imagine snuggling with that??? and geez for that price you would think it was made out of $50 bills . . .
EvilDorkGirl EvilDorkGirl 8 years
Davetherave, that's a little different... correct me if I'm wrong but the Cow Parade cows are created by artists, and the money from the sales goes to charity. This just seems to be a rich person toy...
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
Maybe these are dollar bills that have been taken out of circulation. Otherwise, I would think it would be illegal. Either way, Vivre can keep the bear.
davetherave davetherave 8 years
Also, they had a Cow Parade in Pennsylvania several years ago - '04 - and one of the cows was decorated with pennies all over it and was set outside of a bank. The cow was $4K and then sponsors paid $6K more, so that's $10K to promote their business by having someone decorate it with pennies. Then, some idiots were chipping at it so that they could get some PENNIES. LOL!
davetherave davetherave 8 years
Too funny! I like the "Coin Chair" - $59K!!!!!! Oh, well. If you have that kind of money, people will make stuff like that. Plain and simple.
le-romantique le-romantique 8 years
jsscdb, You are so right... things like this really piss me off... As if the US wasn't in bad enough shape.... have to go and waste money on this thing.
Maddi-Maye Maddi-Maye 8 years
Isn't that illegal?!? Definitely an adorable idea,but the money could be put to better use than being made into a worthless teddy bear...
soapbox soapbox 8 years
It was cute before I read that it was made out of real dollars.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 8 years
no i would not buy that. it probably cost less then $20 to make and i could probably figure out how to make my own.
KimBurnett KimBurnett 8 years
Gauche.
magickalrealism magickalrealism 8 years
Is that what happened when all the money dropped out of the US economy - those freaking Teddy bears? Also, isn't it a federal offense to do that kind of thing with US bills?
sleepypie sleepypie 8 years
Isn't that kind of, I don't know... completely frivolous & wasteful?
delightfairy delightfairy 8 years
lol No way, I don't really like the 'pattern'. :P
jsscdb jsscdb 8 years
Kudos Endomental, you said that much more diplomatically than me.
jsscdb jsscdb 8 years
Really? This country is such a joke. How many people do we have out of jobs right now in this country? (and don't try and feed me a line about putting money into the economy by buying this bear) Not to mention homeless, starving, in need of health care but can't afford it. Mothers who have to steal baby food and diapers from the store because they can't afford to feed their children. (Right, maybe they shouldn't have children in the first place, but still). There are countries where children wake up at 5:30 in the morning and walk six miles to school through very dangerous neighborhoods just to get ONE cup of porridge to feed their family FOR A WEEK. (Yes, in some countries children are given food as incentive to go to school). Ugh this makes me so angry. I'm sorry but seriously, this makes me sick. How about instead of buying this bear, you donate that money to a food program, or a shelter, or a charity that is going to do some good in the world? I'm going to step off of my soap box now.
Ellenora Ellenora 8 years
I would totally be breaking out my seam ripper and carefully undo all the stitches and go shopping. In other words, no way in hell I'm buying that. Those poor dollar bills!
endomental endomental 8 years
In this day and age, spending $1,200 on a teddy bear made out of dollar bills (that probably cost less than $20 to make) is in extremely poor taste.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
is this illegal? Defacing currency or something. I know we shread our old dollar bills, but cant only the treasury do things like that?
green-socks green-socks 8 years
Please tell me the bills are washed before becoming a toy for cuddling!
RosaDilia RosaDilia 8 years
Yes and then I would unstitch the bills and go shopping!
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
:rotfl: That's too cute :P But real money, though? Maybe if it were just cotton or something..
tepiza tepiza 8 years
speechless
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