In the unthinkable event that a treasured toy is lost, there is still hope! At Leith Toy Hospital, remaking a lost toy is a common request and we’re happy to help. Just send us a photo of your missing toy, and some dimensions, and we can remake it to your specification. We’ll match the materials as closely as possible, and can even distress them to get them as similar as possible to how you remember your toy.
If your toy is damaged but you still have it, check out our Toy Hospital service – toys are often more reparable than you might think!
Here are some examples of lost toys we’ve brought back to life.
Losing a favourite toy is every parent’s nightmare, and small toys are so easy to mislay!
Toys can hold very emotional memories, for children and adults alike, and when they are lost, they are never forgotten. When remaking a lost teddy, we take great care to build sympathetic replacements that capture the character of the original toy as well as the key features. We always discuss in detail with each customer any small details that are important to your toy, such as uneven eyes, worn areas or patches. We’ve got a huge range of fabric and filling suppliers and are likely to be able to find a close match for your toy’s fabric, even if it’s old. We can even dye fabrics to ensure the closest match possible. If we need to distress a fabric, we can wash, colour, steam, sandpaper and wire brush it. Whether the features are glass, plastic, appliquéd or embroidered, we can almost certainly find some parts that match. We can remake all types of modern and antique soft toys.
The number of requests we have for replacing a lost toy shows that no matter how old you are, there are few things more valuable than your favourite teddy.