or rather Teddy's Bear
...“ I don’t think my name is worth much in the toy bearcub business, but you are welcome to use it”, Teddy Rosevelt, US President
If a US President had not refused to kill an old injured bear, if the incident had not been lampooned by a newspaper cartoon, if a toymaker had not asked the President to use his name, if a composer had not written an evergreen song, if a major international toymaker had not turned it into an adults' collectable, it is likely that a stuffed bear would still have been a popular cuddly toy
But put the whole lot together and you have the World wide phenomenon that is arctophilia ensuring that the teddy bear knocks the stuffing out of all other cuddlies or plushies ....including, I predict, the latest plush toys to hit the US market, Webkinz pets...but they are new and have not stood the test of time...the teddy bear has been popular now for 100 years plus
Among the most popular types of classic stuffed animals are teddy bears and sock monkeys.
russ, miniature, gund, making, steiff, artist, cute, antique, handmade, brown etc
Webkinz are stuffed animals that were originally released by the Ganz gift company in 2005. The toys are similar to many other small plush toys, however they come with a special code on their labels that allows access to the "Webkinz World" which is a website to "adopt" a virtual version of the pet for virtual interaction. There are also smaller versions of the toys called "Lil' Kinz". 
The toys have been compared to Beanie Babies with some being retired after some time, which encourages high secondary selling prices. Webkinz have been extremely popular, with Ganz claiming more than 2 million units sold to retailers and 1 million registered users of the Webkinz website. At the height of the toys' popularity, shortages of supply at some stores have been reported.   NPD Group reports that the product brought in more than $1 million (USD) in United States retail sales in 2006.  .