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New Halloween and Christmas Ty Beanies for 2022!

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Hi everyone!

Just in case you hadn’t already heard, Ty have announced the brand new Halloween and Christmas Beanies for 2022….and they’re so adorable!

Last year we didn’t have any new Halloween or Christmas Beanie Boos, only Squish a Boos. These were great, but I would have loved some new Beanie Boo designs.

However, this year Ty have more than made up for the lack of 2021 Seasonal Beanie Boos with both Halloween and Christmas Beanie Boos, Beanie Bellies, Squish a Boos and the brand new Beanie Balls (previously Ty Puffies)!

Here is the low down one some of my favourites. I will include a full list at the end of the post.

Salem

Salem the Cat Ty Beanie Balls

Salem is part of the Beanie Balls product line, which is the recently renamed Puffies range.

I particularly like how Ty have given him green eyes to stand out from the black of his fur. I also was a big fan of Sabrina the Teenage Witch in the 90’s (the cat happened to be called Salem), so I’ve got to love this guy just for that.

Hocus Pocus and Tatters

Hocus Pocus and Tatters Ty Beanie Bellies

I’ve included Tatters and Hocus Pocus together as they look very similar, their birth dates are only one day apart and the appear to have the same poem according to the Ty Calendar.

I love that we are now getting some Seasonal Beanie Bellies, as I really like this product line.

Speaking of Halloween Beanie Bellies, the next spooky Beanie could possibly be one of my favourites of the year…

Bearla

Bearla the Vampire Bear Ty Beanie Bellies

There are a few things I really like about Bearla. Firstly, she’s a Vampire bear, which is pretty cool in itself. Secondly, her Birthday is actually on 31st October, which makes her truly feel like a Halloween Beanie. Finally, I love that she wears a cape. Also, I think her name is a nod to Bella from the Twilight movies.

Morticia

Morticia the Cat Ty Beanie Boo

There are two Halloween Beanie Boo cats this year. As you may already know I’m a big fan of cats, so I’m happy to see this.

It was hard to choose which cat to put on this list, as they’re both too cute, but in the end I chose Morticia, partly because she is named after the Addams Family character, but also because of her wacky colours which I absolutely love!

The other Halloween cat is called Oleander, and although he is really cute too, I had to go with Morticia.

Nordic

Nordic the Dog Ty Beanie Bellies

How could I NOT put Nordic on this list?!

Not only is he ridiculously adorable in his nordic-style hat, but his poem made me feel really sorry for him! The poem reads:

I saw presents under the tree.
They’re all you and none for me.
You’re afraid I might sneak,
Down the stairs for a peek.

How could anyone not give this little guy a present?! That’s just mean!

Gnorbie

Gnorbie the Gnome Ty Beanie Balls

I’m surprised that Ty didn’t jump on the “Gonk” bandwagon sooner! It’s about time a little gnome was introduced and Gnorbie looks just perfect for Winter in his bright red outfit.

Crispin

Crispin the Gingerbread Man Ty Beanie Bellies

Crispin is another of my favourites this year. Not only does he have the most gorgeous green eyes, but I love the striped “icing” finishing off his edges. He looks so yummy, I could eat him all up! Sorry Crispin!

Noel

Noel the Penguin Ty Beanie Boos

What I love about Noel is that he can’t decide whether he’s a penguin or a Christmas tree. Maybe he’s a both? But he looks so cute in his little costume and the star on top is the perfect finishing touch.

Full Halloween and Christmas Ty Beanie list for 2022

Below is the full list of Ty Beanies for Halloween and Christmas this year. Leave a comment below with your favourite/favourites!

HALLOWEEN

BEANIE BOOS

Drizella
Ingrum
Morticia
Mortimer
Oleander
Rowan

BEANIE BELLIES

Bearla
Hocus Pocus
Tatters

SQUISH A BOOS

Cobb – Medium
Cobb – Large
Ramona – Medium
Ramona Large

BEANIE BALLS (PREVIOUSLY TY PUFFIES)

Hastie
Salem

CHRISTMAS

BEANIE BOOS

Kinley
Misty
Noel
Paxton

BEANIE BELLIES

Crispin
Emery
Juno
Mittens
Nordic

SQUISH A BOOS

Everett – Medium
Everett – Large
Fleck – Medium
Fleck – Large
Minx – Medium
Minx – Large

BEANIE BALLS (PREVIOUSLY TY PUFFIES)

Gnorbie
Kris

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New Halloween Beanie Boos for 2022!

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

Hi everyone!

I hope you’re having a lovely week wherever you are in the world! In the UK, we have just had a Bank Holiday weekend. The weather was nice enough on the Saturday that we were able to get out and about in nature, which made a lovely change.

Roam Beanie Baby at Keppel's Column, Rotherham

Anyway, the reason for this post is that I have some exciting news to share with you all…

There will be new Halloween Beanie Boos this year!

Yes, you heard that right! New stock photos have emerged with four new spooky Beanie Boo designs!

After last year’s disappointment that there were no Halloween Beanie boos for 2021, this is welcome news for us collectors!

The first of these new designs is a dog Beanie Boo wearing a pirate hat.

Pirate Dog Beanie Boo - Halloween 2022

How cute is this little pirate pup?! His hat has a skull and crossbones design on the front and he looks ready for trick-or-treating!

Next up is the first of two bat designs.

This little cutie is jet black with gorgeous green eyes and matching, glittery green feet. His ears and wings and covered in purple-pink glitter.

There will also be another bat, similar in appearance but with sparkly orange ears, eyes, wings and feet. both bats have tiny white fangs.

Finally, one of the cutest (in my opinion) Halloween Beanie Boos this year…

This adorable little arachnid has a fluffy body covered in orange and black zebra stripes. He has orange and black, striped legs and tiny, white fangs. His glitter eyes look like they will be a similar colour to Radar’s eyes.

I think out of all the new designs, the pirate dog and spider are my favourites, but they’re all really cute.

As of yet I don’t have any other information on them (names, poems, etc), so I haven’t added a page for them on the database yet, but I will update when this information becomes available.

Do you like the new Halloween Beanie Boos? If so, who is your favourite? Leave a comment below!

(Image credit goes to @jacobderochie on Instagram)

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All about…Valentino the Bear

Wednesday, February 9th, 2022

 

Valentino Beanie Baby

– VALENTINO’S BEANIEPEDIA PAGE CAN BE FOUND HERE –

In this article, I want to talk about the infamous “brown nose” bear that has been subject to an astronomical amount of misinformation.

Valentino has unfortunately been targeted by some media outlets as being a “rare” Beanie Baby. Sadly, you are not going to make thousands of dollars from selling him.

Not to say that there aren’t any rare Valentino bears, as there certainly are. However, the vast majority are very common bears.

I will go into more details shortly, but first a little more about this Valentine’s Day bear.

A little about Valentino…

Valentino’s style number is 4233.

He is a brilliant white colour with black button eyes and a larger, dark brown nose. Tied around his neck is a red satin ribbon. On his chest is an embroidered, bright red heart.

Valentino Beanie Baby embroidered heart

Tag generation

Valentino was released with either a 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th generation hang tag (see my swing tag guide for identifying hang tags) and a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th generation tush tag (check out my tush tag guide).

Below is an example of a Valentino bear with a 4th generation hang tag and a late 4th generation tush tag.

 

Birthday

Valentino’s Birthday is on 14th February 1994. He is a Valentine’s Day bear after all.

Poem

Valentino’s poem is shown below:

His heart is red and full of love
He cares for you so give him a hug
Keep him close when feeling blue
Feel the love he has for you!

Valentino Beanie Baby poem

 

Variations

Valentino was also released as a large Beanie Buddy. This Beanie Buddy version features a red mesh ribbon instead of the satin ribbon of the Beanie Baby. The Beanie Buddy also has a red nose.

Valentino Beanie Buddy

So what is Valentino REALLY worth?

The best way to figure out the value to any Beanie Baby, including Valentino is by using the guide in the link below.

What Are My Beanie Babies Worth?

As I mentioned further up the page, Valentino has made his way on to several clickbait articles claiming that he is worth thousands of dollars. The only purpose for these news articles is to drive traffic to their website by making you think that you have a rare Beanie.

The claim is that Valentino is worth more if you have certain “tag errors” or if he has a brown nose. Sadly, both of these claims are untrue. ALL Valentino bears have a brown nose. Every single one of them. Also, 99% of the time tag errors are not true errors, especially on Valentino.

However, there are definitely Valentino bears that are rare, just not for the reasons listed in the clickbait articles.

A Valentino with a 2nd generation hang tag is certainly worth a good amount money, anywhere between $150-700 depending on condition and whether it’s authenticated. Even a 3rd generation tag can fetch up to $70 authenticated and in mint condition.

For a 4th or 5th generation bear however, the value is drastically reduced as this was when Valentino became mass produced. Its value is around $1-15 dependent on condition.

What about the high sold values on eBay?

If you have found several high sold prices on eBay, there are several reasons for this, which I will explain below.

Fake sales: A seller sets up another eBay account, they list the Beanie at a high price, they then “buy” their own Beanie and it shows up in the sold listings, even though they have never paid for that Beanie. It drives interest to that Beanie, making people think that it must be worth something if someone has paid so much for it

Money Laundering: Criminals can move money by using selling a low value item at a very high price. It looks like the money went on a real sale.

Vigilante “buyers”: When sellers list Beanies for a high amount, vigilante bidders  teach them a harsh lesson by “buying” the Beanie, but never paying for it. It wastes the time of the seller, but this also makes the sale show up in the sold listings.

Take a look at the sold prices of Valentino on eBay in the links below:

SEE VALENTINO SOLD PRICES ON EBAY UK

SEE VALENTINO SOLD PRICES ON EBAY US

As you can see from the sold listings, those who have “bought” these high value Valentino bears have suspiciously had no feedback, have been bought by a low/zero feedback buyer or been re-listed. In other words, they never actually sold for that price.

Some examples…

Here is one example below, which shows that the seller had zero feedback. You can also see that the sale never went through as the seller re-listed the item.

What is Valentino Beanie Baby worth

Another example shows the seller with zero feedback.

Valentino Beanie Baby value

Here is another “high value” Valentino “sold” to a low feedback bidder who is no longer a registered user, which indicates the account may have been banned/deactivated.

Valentino Beanie Baby value

There are countless similar examples, but here are just a selection to give you the general idea of the problems around the false information surrounding Valentino and how clickbait articles that circulate these rumours just create disappointment to genuine people.

Hopefully this article has been useful in shedding a little light on the rumours surrounding Valentino.

– VALENTINO’S BEANIEPEDIA PAGE CAN BE FOUND HERE –

Beanie News Roundup – January 2022

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

Hi everyone!

Sorry its been a while since my last post. Christmas and New Year have taken up a lot of my time with visiting family and then I caught a cold (thankfully not Covid) when I got home and had to take some much needed rest.

So what’s been going on recently in the Beanie world…

Well actually, a LOT!

The new design of Beanie Babies have been released and Ty has announced that they are called Beanie Bellies! It’s a little confusing as they still have a Beanie Babies hang tag, but maybe they will get their own hang tag one day.

The Beanie Bellies that are currently available are Wilfred, Duncan, Ace, Skylar, Clawdia, Ying, Miso and Mitzi.

New Beanie Bellies 2021

There’s some more good news too. According to the Ty Calendar, it looks like we are going to get more Beanie Bellies!

Three that stand out are Mitch the otter, Ruggles the dog, and Thunder the husky (pictured below).

New Beanie Bellies 2022

Aren’t they adorable?!

I’m still waiting for the Beanie Bellies to arrive in the UK (you guys in the USA are so lucky!), but from the pictures I’ve seen, I’m as excited for this range as I was for Beanie Boos!

There have also been loads of Beanie Boos announced (I’ll list them all in another post shortly). One that has caught my eye is Becca. She appears to be a “girlfriend” for Binky!

Becca the Bush Baby Beanie Boo

She is very much like Binky but is made from pink and purple fabrics in place of the brown colour palette that Binky has.

There are also going to be more Squish a Boos and Ty Puffies coming this year and they all look so cute!

I won’t go into the full details of them just yet (again, I will list them fully in another post), but my favourite of all these is Nessa.

Nessa Squish a Boo

Nessa is a brightly coloured caterpillar who is too cute for words!

Looking at the calendar, she will be available in a medium and large size. So far there doesn’t appear to be a small size, but who knows in the future!

What do you think of the new Beanie Bellies range? Are you excited for the new range of Beanie Boos, Puffies and Squish a Boos? Leave a comment below!

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New Teenie Beanie Boos in McDonald’s for Christmas 2021!

Saturday, December 18th, 2021

Hi everyone!

Just a heads up that McDonald’s (in the UK at least) are now running a Teenie Beanie Boo promotion!

I wasn’t even aware of this promotion and only came across it after ordering a Happy Meal for my daughter. I couldn’t believe my luck when I opened up the box and spotted the Ty heart on the smaller box inside!

Inside was a cute little white seal wearing a red hat, covered in a white fish pattern. She has embroidered, green eyes instead of plastic eyes like previous Teenie Beanie Boos. This is because McDonald’s in the UK have stopped making plastic Happy Meal toys. This may explain why the previous promotion never arrived in the UK.

This cute little seal is called Sally. Her Birthday is on October 5th and her poem reads as follows:

In the month of December,
you’ll hear me squeal.
It’s almost Christmas,
I’m one happy Seal!

So far, I’m only aware of the five Teenie Beanie Boos in the top picture and Sally the seal. If anybody has any further information, please comment below!

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New small size Squish a Boos!

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Hi everyone!

Ty have now released a new size of Squish a Boo!

There are nine new Squish a Boos available in the brand new small size and they are all an adorable, pocket-sized 4″ tall!

The new Squish a Boos available in the small size are Bamboo, Kiki, Giselle, Fantasia, Pinky, Slush, Heather, Dotty and brand new Squish a Boo design, Rosette (pictured below).

From the stock images, the small size of Squish a Boos appear to have solid, glittery button eyes instead of the faux leather/fabric eyes of the larger Squish a Boos.

I’ve spent today updating the Squish a Boos section of the website to include the new designs and have changed the size description in their names accordingly, so that they are now described as small, medium and large size Squish a Boos. I have also added any Squish a Boos that I had left out. Please let me know if I’ve missed any out.

Do you have any of the small Squish a Boos in your collection?

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 25th, 2021

Plymouth Beanie Baby

Hi everyone!

I would like to wish a very Happy Thanksgiving to all my Beanie friends who are celebrating today!

I’m thankful for everyone for taking the time to get involved on the website. It means the world to me that people find the site useful and I hope it continues to be a resource for tracking your Beanie collection.

Pictured above is one of my favourite Thanksgiving Beanies. His name is Plymouth and he carries a tiny “turkey” in his paws. How cute it that?!

Below, the Ty Store exclusive, Turk-e is celebrating Thanksgiving with Roam.

Have a terrific day today and Happy Collecting!

Turk-e and Roam Beanie Babies

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What new Beanie Boo animals would YOU like to see?

Friday, November 19th, 2021

Hi everyone!

It’s a sunny Friday afternoon here at Beaniepedia HQ today. A few of the new Beanie Babies and Beanie Boos have now been released, although we’re still waiting on the newly designed, “sitting” Beanie Babies.

I’m currently waiting on a few of the newer Beanies to arrive as there have been problems with shipments to the UK, so hopefully I’ll get my hands on them soon and I’ll review them when I get them.

Since it’s a little quiet with regards to any new Beanie news, I thought I’d ask you all what type of animal that hasn’t currently been released would YOU like to see as a Beanie Boo? This is just for fun and I have no influence over what Beanie Boos Ty will make next, but it’s always fun to dream.

I’ll start with my top 5 Beanie Boo animals that I would love to see in reality.

1. Dinosaur

I would love, love, LOVE to see a dinosaur Beanie Boo. Either a T-Rex, a Stegosaurus or a Triceratops, although I’m open to any dinosaur. I know, there are already Flippables Dinosaurs, like Tremor, but I would love a non-sequin dino!

2. Mallard Duck

We have had plenty of Easter chicks that could POTENTIALLY be a duck, but I would really like to see a mallard duck, a bit like the Jake Beanie Baby from 1998 but in Beanie Boo form.

3. Mole

One animal that Ty haven’t really explored is a mole. There is currently only ONE Ty mole called Digby who was part of the Wild Wild Best collection.

4. Pangolin

These weirdly cute little creatures are almost never made into plush toys. They remind me a little of Sandshrew from Pokemon and I would love to see one made into a Beanie Boo. The closest that Ty have ever released in Tank the armadillo, who is very cute, but is not a pangolin.

And finally…

5. Buffalo

As you may already know, one of my favourite Beanie Babies is Roam the Buffalo, who has been on many travels with me around Europe and continues to be my mascot. I would absolutely love a buffalo Beanie Boo friend for him.

What type of animal would you like to see as a Beanie Boo? Leave a comment below!

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Karma Chameleon!

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Hi everyone!

Halloween is just around the corner and I found a Pumkin’ Beanie Baby on eBay who will become one of my decorations this year!

Yesterday, I also managed to get hold of a Flippable I’ve been wanting to buy for some time!

Meet Karma.

Karma is arguably one of the most colourful Flippables around! Her body is covered in reversible sequins that are all the colours of the rainbow. Check out how pretty they are!

When you flip her sequins the other way, they change to sparkly silver, as shown below. She also has a ridge of sparkly, rainbow coloured spikes running along her back.

Her Birthday is on 19th January and her poem reads as follows:

A true chameleon, my colors do change
Flip my sequins and watch as I rearrange!

Karma’s legs and tail don’t have sequins on them. Instead, they are made from a brightly coloured, rainbow material covered in a shiny scale pattern. What I love the most is Karma’s curled tail.

Karma was released in both a small and medium size.

Do you have Karma in your collection? Who is your favourite Ty Flippable? Leave a comment below!

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All about…Claude the Crab

Monday, October 18th, 2021

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 –