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All about…Claude the Crab

October 18th, 2021 by Rachel (admin)

the truth about claude the crab beanie baby

– CLAUDE’S BEANIEPEDIA PAGE CAN BE FOUND HERE –

If you are reading this article, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard all the rumours on the internet that Claude is a “rare Beanie”, made even rarer if it has so-called “tag errors”.

Sadly, those rumours aren’t true. Claude is one of the most common Beanie Babies available and those tag errors we keep hearing about are either not errors at all or were so mass produced that the “errors” are as common as a correctly spelled tag.

So what’s the TRUTH about Claude?

Before we go into that, here’s a little more information on the infamous crustacean.

A little about Claude…

Claude’s style number is 4083.

His body, legs and pincers are tie-dyed a beautiful blue and brown colour, with the exception of his white underside. He has little black eyes and black thread antennae that are knotted at the end.

claude beanie baby close up

Tag Generation

Claude came with either a 4th or 5th generation hang tag (see our swing tag guide for more information) and a 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th generation tush tag (see our tush tag guide).

The picture below is an example of Claude with a 5th generation hang tag and 6th generation tush tag.

Claude the Crab Beanie Baby with 5th generation hang tag and 6th generation tush tag

Birthday

Claude’s Birthday is on 3rd September 1996.

Poem

Claude’s poem is as follows:

Claude the crab paints by the sea
A famous artist he hopes to be
But the tide came in and his paints fell
Now his art is on his shell!

Variations

Claude also has an adorable McDonald’s Teenie Beanie Baby counterpart who was released back in May 1999!

Claude doesn’t have a matching Beanie Buddy. However, the tie-dyed version of the Digger Beanie Buddy bears a similar resemblance!

So what is Claude REALLY worth?

After hearing the truth that he isn’t really worth thousands of dollars, I’m sure you’re wanting to know what Claude is REALLY worth?

I have written a handy guide on how to figure out the answer to that question (and the value of other Beanie Babies), which you can find in the link below.

What Are My Beanie Babies Really Worth?

As stated in the guide, the easiest way to find out how much he is worth, is to see what Claude actually SOLD for on eBay. After all, a Beanie Baby is only worth what someone is willing to pay.

SEE CLAUDE SOLD PRICES ON EBAY UK

SEE CLAUDE SOLD PRICES ON EBAY US

By using this guide, we can see that Claude sold for $5.50 in August 2021 and $3.25 in September 2021 which would create an average of around $1-5.

How much is Claude beanie baby worth?

There is another version of Claude who had a 4th generation hang tag with his name all in capital letters, like the example shown below.

This version is worth slightly more as it is slightly less common, fetching up to around $10.

What about the high sold values on eBay?

If you look down the sold listings, you may find sold prices that are also on the high side. There are various reasons for this.

Fake sales: A seller can “buy” their own Beanie using a different account, or get a friend to buy it for them. This creates a false high value, making it seem like there is a lot of interest in the particular Beanie. A buyer never has to pay for the item for it to show up in the sold listings. These sales will normally have only one bidder with zero/very little feedback.

Money Laundering: When criminals are trying to move money around, what better way than to hide it through a legitimate-looking sale on eBay.

Vigilante “buyers”: The bidder is on a mission to take down sellers who are trying to sell their Beanie for way too much money. They bid on the item, taking it off the market and never pay for the item. It teaches the seller a valuable lesson…not to overcharge for Beanies. Unfortunately, this also ends up in the sold listings, making things more confusing.

I hope this article was helpful to you in figuring out the true value of Claude, as well as giving you a little more information on him.

–  CLAUDE’S BEANIEPEDIA PAGE CAN BE FOUND HERE – 

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Genevieve the Cat – Attic Treasures Review

October 11th, 2021 by Rachel (admin)

Hi everyone!

In my last post, I mentioned that I had purchased a new Beanie that I’d seen based on one of the requests that I’d added and that I’d do a full review once I’d received her. Well….she arrived!

Meet Genevieve!

genevieve ty attic treasures

Genevieve is a beautiful white cat from the Attic Treasures collection! I couldn’t resist getting her!

I’ve given her fur a comb (well, who doesn’t have a bad hair day after being sent in the mail?), but now she’s back to her former glory. Her fur is really fluffy, so much so that I had to try and comb it out of the way of her gorgeous blue eyes! She has the cutest, embroidered pale pink nose and long, white thread whiskers. For the final touch, she has a little pink rose just above her right ear.

genevieve ty attic treasures

She has a 7th generation Attic Treasures hang tag (not to be confused with a 3rd generation Beanie Babies hang tag as they look very similar on the outside – see the Beanie Baby tag identification guide) and has the following phrase inside:

“Feline Great!”

It’s short and simple but suits her well, as she does indeed look like she’s feeling great.

genevieve ty attic treasures hang tag

When I saw Genevieve, I knew I HAD to have her in my collection! As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m a huge cat lover and love to collect the Ty cats. I also love her name, Genevieve. I think it sounds really pretty and goes well with her delicate features. Also…how cute are those toe beans?!

genevieve ty attic treasures

I’ve always loved the Attic Treasures collection. It’s one of my favourite product lines along with Beanie Babies and Beanie Boos. I love how they have a vintage look to them, and like their name suggests, have come straight out of the attic.

Do you have Genevieve in your collection or any other Attic Treasures? What do you think of Genevieve? Leave a comment below!

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Halloween is nearly here!

October 8th, 2021 by Rachel (admin)

Hi everyone!

It’s been so busy here lately! I’ve been trying to get in as many Beanie requests as possible as I’ve had so many! I’ve still got some more to get through, but I’ve got through quite a big portion of them. The only issue with adding Beanie requests is that I find myself seeing Beanies I absolutely ADORE and must have!

I have actually ordered a new Beanie because of one of the requests I have had through. I will reveal which Beanie when I receive her and do a full review, but she looks so cute that I can’t wait to get her!

I have got some new Halloween Beanies though. Here they are pictured below:

I managed to pick up the two new Halloween Ty Puffies, Echo and Seeds! Echo is so adorable with his little round, fluffy body and tiny fangs and Seeds is cute too!

I also got Seeds in Flippables form! I love how he looks so happy! His glittery green eyes also look great against his bright orange sequins.

Jinx also arrived! I love her gold and dark brown sequins and her odd eyes in orange and green. She also carries a sparkly pumpkin treat in her mouth.

Last but not least, I managed to get hold of Eerie! Eerie is part of the Squish a Boos range and his tiny, sparkly purple wings are too cute for words!

I’ve also got my eye on two Halloween Beanies that I really want in my collection.

The first of these is Hocus.

I love how this little guy has his very own pet spider who he carries around on top of his head.

The second Halloween Beanie I want to get hold of is Scaredy.

Scaredy was a Halloween Beanie Baby I added recently as a request. She is actually part of the Beanie Babies 2.0 range and featured a special code to access a section of Ty’s website that used to be available where you could play games and chat. I love how she has an arched back as if she’s scared of something (hence the name, “Scaredy”).

Who is your favourite Halloween Beanie? Do you have any Halloween Beanies on your wish list? Leave a comment below!

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Latest Beanie Haul!

September 25th, 2021 by Rachel (admin)

Hi everyone!

Recently I’ve been on the hunt for Beanie bargains! One of my favourite places to go is to my local charity shops!

Up until this week, I haven’t had much luck as there have either been no Beanies to be seen or they have had ones I already own. This week however, I’ve managed to pick up a LOT!

I found a 2000 Signature Teddy in my local British Heart Foundation shop. I just LOVE the colours on this one!

He is a mottled purple and grey colour and absolutely beautiful. He wears a multicoloured mesh ribbon and features the embroidered Signature Bear heart with the year 2000 on it.

Float and Twitterbug are two new bugs to join my collection.

I love how Float has a longer pile on the fabric of her upper wings as it makes them look a little furry. I also LOVE the name “Twitterbug”! It sounds very cute (even though I know from experience cicadas are VERY noisy!).

I also found a few new kitties for my collection! Tabitha, Purr and Miles were also charity shop finds.

Sadly, Miles didn’t have a hang tag attached, but I couldn’t leave her all on her own, so she came home too!

I also found Cara from the Hallmark shop at Lakeside Shopping Outlet in the UK. There were 50% Ty products, so I also picked up Enchanted to go with her.

I picked up Derby (fluffy mane version) and Iggy (blue version without a tongue) as I didn’t have them and they were both cheap. I used to own them both, but I can’t remember what happened to them.

I also picked up some tinies. Stretchy, ‘Nook, Claude and Rocket are all McDonald’s Teenie Beanie Babies, Ozzie is a Halloweenie Beanie owl and Gypsy the St. Bernard is a Teeny Ty.

I found a Flippables Pixy the unicorn in Poundland who is absolutely beautiful! I adore her rainbow coloured glittery eyes!

Here they are altogether…

And finally, today I found four more Beanie Babies. Sheets, Danny Dog, Squirmy and the Cat with Heart Eyes emoji.

Have you stumbled across any great deals on Beanies recently? Share your most recent finds in the comments below!

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Beanie News Update

September 15th, 2021 by Rachel (admin)

Hi everyone!

Sorry things have been quiet lately. Things have been a bit hectic at home recently and I just haven’t had much spare time.

Anyway, what’s been going on in the Beanie world?

Well it turns out that the “unknown” range that I wrote about before are a brand new, redesign for the Beanie Babies range!

There are eight new Beanie Babies using the new design. Their names are Mitzi, Miso, Ying, Clawdia, Skylar, Ace, Duncan and Wilfred. My favourite of these new designs is Miso (pictured below) and I can’t wait to see what he looks like in real life!

It’s getting closer to one of my favourite times of the year….Halloween!

One of the most disappointing pieces of news is that there will be NO new Halloween Beanie Boos this year! I’m so sad about this as I LOVE the Halloween Boos!

However, there are a few new Halloween Squish a Boos, my personal favourite being Eerie the bat (pictured below). I love his little purple wings and tiny fangs! Eerie is available in both a small and large size.

The second bit of sad news is that there will also be no Christmas Beanie Boos! There will be a “Winter-themed”, icy penguin named Tony (pictured below), but no specific Holiday Boo. Tony is very cute but I would have liked some more Christmassy Boos this year to cheer us all up this year.

However, as with Halloween, there are also going to be a few Christmas Squish a Boos. There is a snowman called Flurry, who will be available in a small and large size, and a gingerbread man called Cookie (pictured below), also in small and large.

On a brighter note, the new Beanie Boos are now appearing in the USA, and will be available shortly in the UK too!

My favourite is probably Opal! A fellow Beanie friend of mine described her fur as being like cotton-candy and I totally agree with this description! I can’t wait to get her! Isn’t she just adorable?!

What do you think of the new Beanies? Are you also disappointed that there are no Halloween or Christmas Beanie Boos this year? Leave a comment below!

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Upcoming 2021 Beanies now added to the database!

July 21st, 2021 by Rachel (admin)

Hi everyone!

I am pleased to say that I have FINALLY added all of the upcoming new Beanie Babies, Beanie Boos, Puffies, Mini Boos key clips, Squish a Boos and the brand new un-named range to the database! There were a LOT to get through, but they should now be all up there, so please let me know if I’ve missed any!

The good thing is that there is now something to look forward to after a bit of a lull waiting for new Beanies! I’m so excited about the new range too!

Below is a full list of all the upcoming 2021 Beanies which will hopefully be released later in the year! (There have been other Beanie sightings, but I’m awaiting information on them before I can add them to the database).

Beanie Babies

As far as I know, there are two new Beanie Babies coming to the range. I’m really looking forward to seeing Squire (pictured below) in reality as his stock image looks so cute!

Nuzzle the Chocolate Labrador

Colin the Corgi

Squire the Squirrel

Beanie Boos

There are also twelve new Beanie Boos on the Ty Calendar, with potentially more to be released! I’ve seen other Beanie Boo designs, but I’m just awaiting more information before I can add them to the database. Noodles (pictured below) is one of the new Beanie Boos and he looks so adorable!

Eva the Elephant

Hunk the Husky

Karli the Koala

Mai the Cat

Meadow the Fox

Noodles the Golden Doodle Dog

Oakie the Raccoon

Oakie the Raccoon (Medium)

Oakie the Raccoon (Key Clip)

Opal the Cat

Opal the Cat (Medium)

Snookie the Unicorn

Tiggy the Tiger

Puffies

Four new Ty Puffies have been added to the calendar too, with my favourite being Sheldon (pictured below). I love her coral-pink colouring!

Bamboo the Panda

Munchkin the Dog

Sheldon the Octopus

Tia the Cat

Mini Boos Key Clips

There are going to be four new Mini Boos key clips, with my favourite being Patsy (pictured below). I love the look of her textured “fur” and her bright pink colouring!

Fetch the Dog

Glider the Penguin

Grapes the Monkey

Patsy the Poodle

Squish a Boos

A whopping 38 new Squish a Boos have been announced, with 20 new designs! Zinger (pictured below) is one of the new designs and I just love this happy, little bee!

Bitsy the Dog (10 inch)

Bitsy the Dog (14 inch)

Buttercup the Bear (10 inch)

Buttercup the Bear (14 inch)

Catnip the Mouse (10 inch)

Catnip the Mouse (14 inch)

Chipper the Mouse (10 inch)

Chipper the Mouse (14 inch)

Clover the Bear (10 inch)

Clover the Bear (14 inch)

Cookie the Gingerbread Man (10 inch)

Cookie the Gingerbread Man (14 inch)

Eerie the Bat (10 inch)

Eerie the Bat (14 inch)

Fetch the Dog (10 inch)

Fetch the Dog (14 inch)

Flurry the Snowman (10 inch)

Flurry the Snowman (14 inch)

Goblin the Ghost (10 inch)

Goblin the Ghost (14 inch)

Harmonie the Unicorn (10 inch)

Harmonie the Unicorn (14 inch)

Livvie the Leopard (10 inch)

Livvie the Leopard (14 inch)

Muffin the Cat (10 inch)

Muffin the Cat (14 inch)

Poppy the Koala (10 inch)

Poppy the Koala (14 inch)

Roxie the Fox (10 inch)

Roxie the Fox (14 inch)

Scarlett the Cat (14 inch

Seeds the Pumpkin (10 inch)

Seeds the Pumpkin (14 inch)

Tickle the Dog (14 inch)

Winks the Owl (10 inch)

Winks the Owl (14 inch)

Zinger the Bee (10 inch)

Zinger the Bee (14 inch)

Unknown Range

This is the brand new, unknown range that has been announced on the calendar. So far, the name of the range isn’t known and I’m not sure yet if they will have birth dates, although I suspect they will as they have a poem included on the calendar. I haven’t added the birth dates yet on the database until I can confirm they definitely have one.

Clawdia (pictured below) is one of the new range, and to me they look a little like an updated version of the retired Wild Wild Best range. Isn’t Clawdia so cute!

Ace the German Shepherd

Clawdia the Tiger

Duncan the Bear

Miso the Cat

Mitzi the Cat

Skylar the Unicorn

Wilfred the Dog

Ying the Panda

So that’s all the new Beanies so far. I still haven’t seen anything about any Halloween Beanie Boos, only Squish a Boos, so I’m desperately hoping that Ty do release some this year.

Also, there is some more exciting news for UK collectors…

There is an ongoing competition happening on the @tyofficial.co.uk Instagram page!

The competition is in conjunction with Paultons Park and you have the chance to win the ONLY two Peppa Pig Squish a Boos currently available, plus a family ticket of four people to visit Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World!

The Peppa Pig Squish a Boos will eventually be available from Paultons Park, but it’s aways worth a go to win something for free!

Who is your favourite from the upcoming new 2021 Beanies? Leave a comment below!

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Exciting new Ty Beanie releases on the horizon!

July 14th, 2021 by Rachel (admin)

Hi everyone!

Sorry things have been quiet, I’ve just been away on a family vacation and haven’t had the chance to post.

While I was away, I have seen on the Ty Calender that there some exciting new releases coming up!

There are LOADS, which is great since there has been a bit of a quiet spell of late! There are Beanie Boos, Beanie Babies, Ty Puffies, Squish a Boos and an interesting new range, the name of which is currently unknown!

I am currently adding them in (as there is a LOT to get through), but I’ll mention a few of my favourites that stand out.

I know it’s far off yet, but the Valentine’s Day Beanies are looking very promising. My favourite of these is a cat called Mai.

Mai is very different from the other Beanie Boo cats that have been released before. She almost looks like a lemur/bush baby, but the Ty Calendar states that she is a cat.

Squire the Squirrel is a new upcoming Beanie Baby, who is too cute for words.

I’m in love with this little guy, and I adore his bushy tail. I think he would make the perfect pal for Nuts.

Roxie will be one of the many new additions to the Squish a Boos range.

It looks like Ty may be going in a different direction with the Squish a Boos. At first, they were like Beanie Boo pillows, but it kind of seems like they are heading more towards the “Squishmallows” style. There are a few that have the older Squish a Boos look, like Muffin, Tickle and Scarlett, but in the main, their appearance has changed slightly.

Perhaps the most exciting news is the brand new “unknown” range that has appeared on the Ty Calendar. This new product line has the look of the older Wild Wild Best series, but with an updated appearance and glittery eyes.

My favourite of these so far has to be Miso.

One of the things I love about Miso are the little details like how he has pink paw pads (toe beans!) and I LOVE his colouring!

I have currently listed this range under “Unknown” as so far there doesn’t appear to be a name for the range. I’m also unsure whether they will have a Birthday, however, they all appear to have poems.

There are also a couple of new Ty Puffies coming up. One of these is a little dog called Munchkin (love his name!)

I think there are only two Puffies that I can see on the calendar (please correct me if I’ve missed any!).

One thing that I’m a little disappointed about is that there don’t appear to be any new Beanie Boo animals. There are cats, dogs, unicorns, a fox and a raccoon, which I like, but nothing “brand new”. One day, I’d love to see a different animal or bird that hasn’t been done before. However, being a bit of a cat lover, I am happy that there are LOADS of cats in the upcoming releases! One of my favourites is a Beanie Boo cat called Opal (pictured below).

Another thing I’ve noticed is that although there are Halloween Squish a Boos on the calendar, there aren’t any Beanie Boos yet. These are my favourites, so I really hope that there will be Halloween Boos…

Over the next few days, I’m going to be adding these new Beanies to the database, so stay tuned!

What is your favourite Beanie from all the upcoming releases? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Beanie Baby/Buddy Variations

June 23rd, 2021 by Rachel (admin)

Hi everyone!

Today is a very hot and sunny day, so I’ve been adding more Beanie requests to the website. I have had a lot of requests through recently, so if your request isn’t up there yet, it will be soon.

I was looking through my collection and one thing I’ve always loved about Ty Beanies was all the different variations, especially with the older style Beanie Babies/Buddies.

For example, the Roam Beanie Baby (pictured below) is brown, yet the Roam Beanie Buddy is white and has longer, scruffy fur on his back.

Another example of this is with the Batty Beanie Babies. Batty was released in either brown and tie-dyed colour variations as a Beanie Baby, but the Beanie Buddy versions (pictured below) were available in a brown/mocha rose and a black colour.

Beak is another example where the Beanie Baby and Beanie Buddy look very different from one another. The Beanie Baby version is made from a tie-dyed, textured material but the Beanie Buddy is covered in fluffy fur.

There were also name-change variations, like the Tabasco/Snort Beanie Babies and Doodle/Strut the rooster, which were both changed due to lawsuits.

What are your favourite Ty Beanie variations? Leave a comment below!

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Beanie News Roundup

June 10th, 2021 by Rachel (admin)

Hi everyone!

I’ve been on a short break from the website recently as we’ve just travelled back to our home in Bulgaria. However, I’m now back to working on the database and have been adding in Beanie requests today.

There has recently been a Teenie Beanie Boos promotion running from 11th May to 7th June in the USA. This has now ended, but it included 14 Teenie Boos based on previous regular Beanie Boos, but each seemed to have slight differences to their retail counterparts.

The Beanie Boos in the set were Dotson, Glitzy, Henry, Iceberg, Kipper, Kookoo, Louie, Ming, Pongo, Safari, Sammy, Slick, Sully and Tiggs.

So far, there is no sign of the Teenie Beanie Boos appearing in the UK, which is a little disappointing.

However, there is some good news for UK collectors…Cassidy, Atlas, Muddles, Fiona, Livvie and Nina are now available in the UK!

Fiona, Livvie and Atlas resemble previous Claire’s exclusive Beanie Boos. Fiona looks like Amaya, Livvie is identical to Lacey and Atlas is a lot like Piper with eyelashes. Cassidy, Muddles and Nina are brand new designs and are probably my favourite out of the new 2021 Beanie Boos.

I know it’s early, but I’m hoping that Ty release some Halloween Beanie Boos this year. I’ve checked the Ty Calendar and there’s no sign just yet, but I’m really hoping that we’ll see some designs soon. The Halloween-themed Beanie Boos are some of my favourites.

Last year we had Pandora, Radar and Spike who were soo cute, so hopefully we’ll get some more great designs this year.

Have you managed to get the 2021 McDonald’s Teenie Beanie Boos or any of the new 2021 Beanie Boos? Leave a comment below!

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Massive Beanie haul!

May 7th, 2021 by Rachel (admin)

Hi guys!

I hope you’ve had a great week! I just wanted to share with you all my latest Beanie haul!

It started off with three Beanies from The Magical Gift Boutique, who are a fantastic shop for buying Beanies based in the UK. I saw that they had the suit-wearing Mr. Bean teddy Beanie Baby back in stock and, being a long-time lover of the TV series, Mr. Bean, I had to have him! I was lucky too as later that day, they had sold out again! I also ordered Gertie and Faye (the unicorn fox) along with him.

I have to say that Gertie is actually better in real life than I first thought. She was one of those mad Beanie Boos that I wasn’t too sure about, but now I actually love her craziness!

Last weekend, I also had some luck in Clinton’s as they had a 20% discount on Ty products. I took advantage of that and bought Kate, Fredrick, Lola and Marshall (Paw Patrol). Marshall I bought for my Paw Patrol-loving daughter’s collection.

I had better success in the charity shops this time too, managing to grab a Waddles Mini Boo, two Jingle Beanies (Holiday Teddy 2003 and Toboggan) and the beautiful Rafaella.

Rafaella is part of the Attic Treasures collection and she reminds me of the Shakespeare play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She could easily be one of the fairies from the play. I think she is one of my favourite finds this week.

I also bought Darla, who arrived in the mail earlier this week.

As you may know from a previous post, I have been trying to collect the dragon Beanie Boos. Now I can add Darla and Kate to that set. Yes, I know Kate is TECHNICALLY a Flippable, but I’ve included her anyway since Flippables are pretty much glammed-up Beanie Boos. This is my dragon collection so far:

Now I just need Cinder, Spectra and Merlin to complete the small dragon Beanie Boos.

I also bought an adorable little bear called Cody. He came from a wonderful charity called the Folly Wildlife Rescue who do fantastic work rescuing injured and orphaned animals and birds all year round.

Cody, like most Attic Treasures has jointed limbs that can be posed. So he can wave to you, like this!

He’s just so lovely and fuzzy that I couldn’t resist him. I love the original Attic Treasures as they have so much personality.

Finally…my latest Beanie Boo which I have been wanting for a while now….

Loy!

I can’t believe I finally have this little guy!

Loy is a Japanese exclusive Beanie Boo, and features an additional Japanese hang tag with the most adorable picture on it!

His red Ty hang tag is written in English with the birth date of 10th November and his poem reads as follows:

No truer companion will you ever find
I’m loyal and loving to all of mankind.

I’m so happy I finally have Loy in my collection as he was the only one available in the UK at the time!

Do you have any Beanie mail/finds you’d like to share? Leave a comment below!

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