Polar Melt Description
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 ﾖ 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ﾒs Glacier Mints are a confectionery that formed part of Peterﾒs childhood. During the early 1980ﾒs, a long-running Glacier Mint advertising campaign showed a fox and bear arguing over who should sit atop the mint. On Peterﾒ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 ﾓthe little oneﾔ, and triplet was named after a crater on the moon.