Booster is a small Merrythought bear of uncertain — though probably not very old — age, in good old-fashioned British bear gold. His Sputnik pin is Soviet era. (The USSR was apparently THE place to live if you liked pins. And vodka. I like to imagine freezing street gangs having Molotov cocktail battles over black market shipments of GLORIOUS WHEAT QUOTA ACHIEVED OR EXCEEDED badges. ANYWAY.) His schmancy Edwardian bathing suit is made from Walgreens ankle socks.