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Angela Merkel commemorative teddies sold out, German toy factory reveals - In Pics

Angela Merkel commemorative teddies sell out

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Angela Merkel commemorative teddies sell out

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel is all set to vacate her office after 16 years, a toymaker who had produced a batch of commemorative teddy bears to mark the end of her time said they have sold out before she has even left office. See Pics here

Angela Merkel steps down after 16 years

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Angela Merkel steps down after 16 years

The teddy bear has been dedicated to Angela Merkel as she vacates office after 16 years and the bears have already been sold out.

 

(Image courtesy: HERMANN-Spielwaren GmbH)

 

Angela Merkel teddy with a Merkel rhombus pose

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Angela Merkel teddy with a Merkel rhombus pose

The handmade toy shows the German leader's trademark pose - the "Merkel rhombus" with thumbs and fingers lightly bracing together that have become a symbol of her calm leadership.

 

(Image courtesy: HERMANN-Spielwaren GmbH)

 

Toy makers says 'long waiting list' of Angela Merkel teddy

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Toy makers says 'long waiting list' of Angela Merkel teddy

"The customers love it, this edition is already sold out. We have a very long waiting list as we sold the first batch of 500 in just a few days," said Martin Hermann told REUTERS.

 

(Image courtesy: HERMANN-Spielwaren GmbH)

 

Angela Merkel has been in power since 2005

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Angela Merkel has been in power since 2005

Merkel, in power since 2005, did not seek re-election in Sunday`s national election and is planning to stand down once a new German government takes office.

 

(Image courtesy: HERMANN-Spielwaren GmbH)

 

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