He has a mass of toffee colored synthetic fur hair, (the synthetic fur was used for hair from the early 1960’s up to the present day). Another thing to note is that on this bear, you will see that the neck is completely covered and finished with felt. If you compare this to the early dolls of the 50’s and 60’s, you will see that the neck, if there was one, was covered by a separate piece of felt but it was not attached to the body or the head, giving the doll a less finished appearance. This bear originally retailed at $10.50 back in 1973.
This decade also saw the end of the red nose on the reindeer line and for support we saw the complete round wire base used for dolls.