5507 - Yes-No Bear
© Nisbet, 1987
The Yes-No bear was introduced in 1988, and his special secret was a device hidden in his body, and controlled by his tail. When the tail was moved from left to right, his head moved from right to left; push his tail down, the pull it up, and his head nodded up and down. Our animation has tried to give you an idea of his head movement, which was both intriguing and amusing, and must have endeared him to lots of children (and some adults, too!)
Unfortunately, even the highlighted picture above does not really show Yes-No's tail very clearly. He is the only teddy bear we have ever seen to have a tail, and for him, it is vital, as it houses the lever that makes him move his head, and brings him to life in a very amusing and endearing manner!
This special edition of the Yes-No Bear was, as his splendid blue sash tells us,
"A souvenir of 1989 Keystone Traders ltd British Teddy Bear tour"
He has been signed on the pad of his right foot by Nisbet Chairman Jack Wilson. You may also have spotted that he is made of a darker, "nutmeg" fabric than his brother!