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This retired figurine from the Russ Berrie Ice Sculpture series is called “Catch the Spirit.” It’s a snowman and penguin playing football in the snow. The adorable resin figurine has a glittery sparkle which gives it an icy appearance. The bottom reads: Ice Sculptures, “Catch the Spirit,” Item No 21363, Russ Berrie Company, Inc.
Measures 6 inches x 6 inches. Just got his football broke off and lost at the last show! Was listed for $15.00 now selling for $7.50! Could repair with a styrofoam snowball or other object in his hand.
Russ Berrie & Company, Inc. sells a wide variety of gift items, including stuffed animals, mugs, picture frames, figurines, greeting cards, and stationery, through retailers located around the world. The company has grown and prospered by appealing to the impulses of shoppers, seeking always to offer fresh merchandise, which reflects current trends and fads. Founded by a New Jersey toy salesman, the company saw its sales escalate dramatically after it went public in the early 1980s and began to acquire other gift makers.
The company that bears Russ Berrie’s name was founded in 1963. Berrie himself had always had entrepreneurial leanings. As a child in the East Bronx he worked delivering Sunday newspapers, and selling scorecards at baseball games. After attending the University of Florida…read more
Wikipedia updates this company in our current decade, at least until 2009:
As it transitioned into a pure play infant and juvenile company, it acquired the following companies:
In December 2008, the Company divested its gift business operations to The Russ Companies, Inc. (TRC), previously The Encore Group. The Company retained the Russ™ and Applause™ brands, and licensed them to TRC.
To support the Company’s focus on growing a leadership position in the infant and juvenile industry, on September 23, 2009, Russ Berrie received shareholder approval to change its corporate name to Kid Brands, Inc. Along with the new name, the Company’s common stock began trading under the symbol “KID.”