The bears were mobbed in China. MOBBED. People kept asking me (and saltree) what were they, how much did I get them for, what could they do, etc etc. One shop owner lady even gave me a discount after she touched the Kirk bear. And otherwise in general people were just grinning at me for taking the bears and acting like an overgrown nine year old. But hey I didn't mind. ;)
Some people mentioned the possibility of a bear!K&S shore leave fic. I LOVE this idea. If somebody wants to write it, you are more than welcome to.
Lastly, I'm hoping to go to Europe/North Africa this summer. Maybe I'll be able to take them with me for some portion of the trip! :D