The R. John Wright "Pocket Series" began with the release of "Pocket Pooh" in 1993. Measuring just 5 inches tall, this delightful miniature bear is fully jointed and made of custom-made plush coating with glass eyes and hand-embroidered features. Like all R. John Wright Poohs, one arm is designed in a bent position to enable Pooh to touch his mouth! Due to the small size it became necessary to develop an entirely new production proceedure to insure the shape would be consistent in the small scale. As a result, this was the first time that the molding process was used for an RJW plush animal. From a technological standpoint this represented an important milestone in RJW design and product development.
Pocket Pooh wears his trademark shirt vest made of custom-dyed felt lined with cotton and fastened with a genuine mother-of-pearl button. Every detail has been carefully researched to capture the essence of Winnie-the-Pooh as depicted by E. H. Shepard in the original Winnie-the-Pooh books by A. A. Milne.
Pocket Pooh was produced in a limited edition of 3500 individually-numbered pieces and sold out less than 3 months after release. The following year due to popular demand, it was decided to offer the other characters in the series in the same miniature scale