Rainbow Designs was established in 1971. Based in Hampshire, England they specialise in the production and distribution of licensed children’s gifts. These range from soft, toy characters, to resin character figures, to pictorial character images on clocks and mugs, to traditional wooden toys, which also sport the same character images. The characters used, are taken from children’s books and tv.
Rainbow Designs has collaborated with various popular children’s characters and brands to create a wide range of licensed toys. Some of the well-known licensed toys offered by Rainbow Designs include:
- Winnie the Pooh: Rainbow Designs has a longstanding partnership with Disney to produce a delightful collection of Winnie the Pooh soft toys. These iconic characters from the Hundred Acre Wood, including Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger, are brought to life in cuddly and charming plush forms.
- Paddington Bear: Rainbow Designs is the official licensee for Paddington Bear plush toys and gifts. Based on the beloved character from Michael Bond’s children’s books, the Paddington Bear collection captures the adventurous spirit of the friendly bear from Peru.
- Peter Rabbit: Rainbow Designs’ collaboration with Beatrix Potter’s timeless tales brings the mischievous and beloved character of Peter Rabbit to their collection. These soft toys feature Peter Rabbit, along with other characters like Benjamin Bunny, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.
- The Snowman™ and The Snowdog: Rainbow Designs’ partnership with the classic animated film “The Snowman™ and The Snowdog” brings the beloved characters to life in soft and huggable forms, capturing the magic of the heartwarming story.
- Snoopy, the beloved beagle from Charles M. Schulz’s “Peanuts” comic strip, makes an appearance in their range of soft toys, bringing his endearing charm and humor to life.
- Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, from the beloved children’s books by David McKee, also finds a place in Rainbow Designs’ collection. Elmer’s colorful and cheerful presence adds a touch of vibrancy and playfulness to their licensed toys.
- The adorable and endearing Dumbo, the flying elephant from the classic animated film, joins their collection in plush form, capturing the magic of this beloved story.
- Mickey Mouse, the iconic and lovable character that started it all for Disney, is another cherished addition to Rainbow Designs’ licensed toys. Mickey’s cheerful and timeless appeal resonates with fans of all ages, making him a treasured plush companion.
- Bagpuss, is a beloved fictional character from a British children’s television series called “Bagpuss.” from 1974. Bagpuss is a magical and endearing soft toy cat who comes to life when no one is looking. The show revolves around Bagpuss and his friends who live in a shop called “Emily’s Shop.”
With each licensed toy, Rainbow Designs continues to delight children and adults alike, capturing the essence of these beloved characters and bringing them into the hearts and homes of families worldwide. Their dedication to quality, creativity, and authenticity shines through in every soft toy and gift they produce, making Rainbow Designs a trusted name in the world of licensed children’s gifts.