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R John Wright

Established in 1976, R. John Wright Dolls, Inc has delighted collectors worldwide with beautifully designed and hand crafted dolls and animals.

R John Wright Story

R John Wright had always had an artistic yearning, so when in 1976 he became unexpectantly redundant, he thought he would try something new – an old idea, and began crafting his first fabric doll. Albeit crude, he immediately saw how to make improvements and alterations. Within just a few weeks he sold his first line of six – rustic dressed, felt dolls for $14 each. Within that same day, all had sold for $28 dollars each and a re-order was immediately placed. Over the next six months he perfected his technique, with sophisticated construction, joints and detailing. Inspired by Kathe Kruse and her fabulous moulded felt dolls, John & his wife Susan embarked on a mission to bring back the technique, that would grant R.J. Wright to produce dolls with moulded faces.

“R. John Wright” offers an exquisite range of handcrafted products that showcase their exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail. Some of the products created by R. John Wright include:

  • Dolls: R. John Wright is renowned for their intricately crafted dolls that capture the likeness of historical figures, literary characters, and beloved personalities. Each doll is meticulously designed and hand-sculpted with lifelike features and hand-painted with exquisite detail.
  • Teddy Bears: R. John Wright’s plush teddy bears are iconic and cherished by collectors. These handcrafted bears are made with premium mohair and meticulously stitched, making them heirloom-quality toys that evoke a sense of nostalgia and charm.
  • Animal Characters: Alongside their teddy bears, R. John Wright creates a range of plush animals, each crafted with the same level of care and artistry. These adorable and lifelike plush animals, including rabbits, cats, dogs, and more, enchant both children and collectors alike.
  • Character Replicas: R. John Wright produces character replicas from beloved books, movies, and television shows. These detailed creations bring iconic characters to life and are highly sought after by fans and collectors.
  • Felt Characters: R. John Wright’s felt characters are hand-cut and hand-sewn from the finest wool felt. These charming creations depict various animals and characters, exuding a whimsical and endearing appeal.
  • Miniature Collection: R. John Wright offers a collection of miniature dolls and animals, capturing the same artistry and craftsmanship in a smaller scale, perfect for collectors with limited display space.
  • Holiday Collectibles: R. John Wright creates special holiday-themed dolls and plush toys, capturing the spirit of the festive season with timeless charm and grace.


What are our customers saying?

The Hansa Goat is smaller than advertised and is unsteady (3 feet longer than the 4th)

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Fast service, great item. My Daughter loves it. A*

Michelle Plummer
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Good quality and arrived quickly

Paul Worthy
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Very happy with the fox, even cuter than expected. Also, the delivery was quicker than promised and packaging was not a challenge to open.

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Jean Naismith
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Definitely recommend world of bears . Excellent product delivered on time kept informed every step of the way

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Super speedy service

Tayler Mckenzie
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Lovely teddy's.. very soft and great quality materials.. and will be perfect for my new baby so happy

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This is an excellent website and prices are reasonable.

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