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Polar Melt

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Animal: Polar Bear
Collection Name: Royal Watch Collector's Club
Artist: Peter Calvesbert
Made In: England
Status: Timed Edition
Carving Date: 2007
Release Date: 2/6/2008
In Store Date: 4/20/2008
Dimensions (Inches): 3 x 3 x 3

S e c r e t s:
The 2008/09 Royal Watch Club Redemption box figurine portrays three polar bears sweltering under a hot sun. The ice floe they are sat on has almost melted – global warming at work. One bear is puzzled about the heat, another is trying to keep cool with a fan, and the third has gone to the extremes of unzipping his skin, revealing a pierced nipple. Along the base is a miniature polar bear and a melting Glacier Mint. Fox’s Glacier Mints are a confectionery that formed part of Peter’s childhood. During the early 1980’s, a long-running Glacier Mint advertising campaign showed a fox and bear arguing over who should sit atop the mint. On Peter’s model, it is so hot that even the mint is melting. The interior shows a seal popping up in the worst possible place. Around the lid are the names of the first three polar bears born at London Zoo: Brumas, Pipaluk and Triplet. Brumas was named after her keepers, Bruce and Sam. Pipaluk is Inuit for “the little one”, and triplet was named after a crater on the moon.