Archive for June, 2023

A Beanie Baby Movie?!…Almost….

Monday, June 26th, 2023

Hi everyone!

We have seen many exciting new releases recently with the 30th Anniversary “Original” Beanie Babies. So far, there have been seven released (Valentino II, Bones II, Bongo II, Peanut II, Squealer II, Snort II and Peace II) with more Beanies to follow (stay tuned!).

Following on from the 90’s nostalgia is the announcement of a new Beanie Baby movie! Well….almost.

The Beanie Bubble movie poster

(Photo: Apple TV)

The movie focuses on the owner, Ty Warner (played by Zach Galifianakis), and the three women he collaborated with to create the most successful toy craze the world has known.

Elizabeth Banks stars as Ty’s business partner, Robbie, and Sarah Snook plays the part of Sheila Warner. The movie also stars Geraldine Viswanathan as Ty inc. employee, Maya.

The Beanie Bubble movie

(Photo: Apple TV)

It kind of makes Ty look like the Willy Wonka of the plush world, with plenty of eccentricity and colour.

The only thing that worries me is the lack of Beanies in the trailer. There are some, mainly cats and others that fly out in a truck crash briefly seen in the trailer.

The Beanie Bubble movie

(Photo: Apple TV)

A whopping 10,000 Beanies had to be created from scratch as the movie-makers only had permission to use the heart tag.

My thoughts on The Beanie Bubble movie…

The movie trailer actually looks pretty cool, so I’m really hoping this movie will live up to expectations.

The Beanie Bubble has plenty of colour and a lot of 90s nostalgia from the original Beanie Babies craze. I’m not certain how much of the movie is accurate, as I’m sure I read that Ty Warner never married (correct me if I’m wrong).

I’m just really hoping that we will see plenty of Beanie Babies featured in the movie, albeit Beanies that don’t exist.

When will the movie be released?

The Beanie Bubble is due to be released in select cinemas from 21st July 2023 and will be available to stream on Apple TV+ from 28th July 2023.

Will you be watching The Beanie Bubble? Leave a comment below!


They arrived! First look at the brand new “Original” Beanie Babies!

Monday, June 19th, 2023

Hi everyone!

I’m so excited to say that the first series of the new 30th Anniversary edition “Original” Beanie Babies have arrived!

To be completely honest, I don’t exactly have them in my hands just yet as I am currently in Bulgaria. I had them sent to my parents in the UK where they are now sitting awaiting my return. My lovely father (thank you Dad!) sent me pictures of them for me to post up here before I get to see them in the flesh.

And here they are!

From left to right: Valentino II, Bones II and Bongo II Beanie Babies

From left to right we have Valentino II, Bones II and Bongo II.

Aren’t they just adorable! I’m glad I managed to get hold of them before they all disappear as each retailer that stocks them has been limited to 24 of each design!

Below is a view of the back of each of them.

From left to right: Bongo II, Bones II and Valentino II

They look just like fluffier, more up-to-date versions of the Original Beanie Babies I loved back in the 90s.

I have also been reliably informed that they are indeed very soft and fluffy.

New updated hang tags with a nostalgic feel!

Bones II outer hang tag

The hang tag resembles an updated version of the 5th generation tag, with a slightly different font and the text “BEANIE” and “BABY” gently curves around the word “ORIGINAL”.

Bongo II inside hang tag

The inside of Bongo II’s hang tag keeps the original poem, but his Birthday has now changed to 4th January.

The same has happened with Valentino II who now has a birth date of 6th February.

Valentino II inside hang tag

Bones II is also the same, with a poem identical to the original, but his birth date has now changed to 18th March.

Bones II inside hang tag

I can’t wait to see them for myself, but I’m so grateful to be able to take a look at them before I get back to the UK!

What are your thoughts on the new Original Beanie Babies? Do you have them in your collection? Leave a comment below!


More new Original Beanie Babies to be released!

Monday, June 12th, 2023

Hi everyone!

Following the huge success of the 30th Anniversary Original Beanie Babies, Ty have announced a further four Beanie Babies!

The first series consisted of redesigned versions of the Beanie Babies, Valentino, Bones and Bongo. The new versions are named Valentino II, Bongo II and Bones II.

They have now been officially retired by Ty on 2nd June 2023, although I have heard they can still be found in small retailers/candy stores.

They have proven to be incredibly popular, so Ty have now announced the release of a second series!

There will be four different designs in this set, again based on previous Beanie Babies, but who knows? If they are as popular as the first series was, maybe we could see some brand new designs (I hope so!).

The four Beanies announced so far are Snort II, Squealer II, Peanut II and Peace II. They are based on Snort, Squealer, Peanut and Peace respectively.

Snort II

Snort II is very similar to the original Snort design. However, he is made from a much softer, plush material and his hooves, snout and horns are yellow rather than cream coloured.

Squealer II

Squealer II is pale pink with a violet-blue snout, ears and curly tail. His design is not that different to the original version, but for some reason the violet colour change makes him look so much different.

Peanut II

Peanut II is very different in colour from the original. Saying that, Peanut was originally released in royal blue before her light blue colour. I really like her new fuchsia pink-purple colour.

Peace II

Peace II is very different to the original tie dyed Peace. He is a bright yellow colour instead and wears a rainbow ribbon. He still has the signature peace symbol embroidered on to his chest.

My thoughts on series II…

I’m really excited that Ty have decided to release a second series of the new Original Beanie Babies. Peace II and Peanut II are probably my favourites in the new series. However, I really hope that we see some brand new designs and that this will become the start of a new range of the older style Beanie Babies!

Who is your favourite Beanie Baby from series II? Leave a comment below!