This news will make the hearts of all FC Bayern fans skip a beat: The record champion and NICI GmbH are jointly launching a plush line featuring the club mascot Berni. The products are everyday companions for fans, and there are also ideal gift ideas for newborns.
Bear Berni has been accompanying the FC Bayern Munich team as its official mascot since 2004. He is especially popular among children, as he not only supports the professional team from the sidelines but is also the head of the FC Bayern Kids Club. With the new plush collection from FC Bayern and NICI, Berni is now a faithful companion everywhere: in kindergarten, in the car, watching football on the sofa or in the office.
Berni is available as a cuddly toy with a friendly facial expression and soft fur in sizes of 35cm and 80cm, as well as in the form of a cuddle pillow with appliqué and 3D ear. The plush Berni keyholder makes the keyholder an eye-catcher. A 20cm Berni and a plush dice in the FC Bayern style can be fixed with suction cups to smooth surfaces. For the youngest ones, there are products that support their physical and mental development through sensory stimulation. The mascot's cheerful face is used as an appliqué on baby booties with a rattle, a comforter, a teether, and a rattling ring. In addition, the figurative music box plays the melody "Do you know how many little stars?", as an allusion to the championship stars on Berni's jersey. Additionally, a red and white plush ball with a bell inside offers acoustic stimuli.
A large part of the collection is part of the sustainable NICI Green product world. This means that the materials are mostly made from recycled PET bottles.
The FC Bayern collection will be sold by both NICI and FC Bayern Munich and will be available from May 2023 in well-stocked gift and toy stores, online, in department stores, consumer and drug stores, as well as in NICI shops.