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Kodi the Beanie Baby Bear!

Thursday, June 6th, 2024

Kodi the Bear Beanie Baby

Hi everyone! It was my Birthday yesterday and I was given the most fantastic present…a Kodi the bear Beanie Baby!

I am so besotted with him! He has the sweetest little face with gorgeous, sparkly orange-gold eyes, which are large but not quite as large as that of a Beanie Boo.

He also has the most adorable smile in the world!

Kodi the Bear Beanie Baby

Who wouldn’t be cheered up by that little face?!

His fur is very soft, and an almost-black colour with hints of dark brown mixed in. I love his beige muzzle and inner ears against the dark of his fur, and his little beige paws.

Kodi the Bear Face

I think that Kodi is meant to be an Alaskan Kodiak Bear, just based on his name. Although, I’d say he has more of the colouration of an American Black Bear over that of a Kodiak Bear.

Kodi’s Hang Tag

He has a 19th generation Beanie Babies hang tag, but interestingly even though we are away in Europe right now (Bulgaria), he has the USA variation of this hang tag.

Kodi the Bear Beanie Baby Hang Tag

Kodi’s Birthday is on 7th February and his poem reads as follows:

When I scratch my back it is something to see
I’ll stand up and rub it against a tall tree!

Kodi the Bear Beanie Baby Hang Tag

There are not many places that sell Beanie Babies in Bulgaria, for instance, near us there is only one bookshop that stocks them. But, when they do sell them, they seem to put an import sticker on the hang tag over here, like the one on Kodi’s tag below…

Kodi the Bear Beanie Baby Bulgarian Import Sticker Hang Tag

Luckily, they haven’t put it over the actual poem this time (believe me this has been done before…), and it was stuck on the additional “Important Information” hang tags instead.

My thoughts on the Kodi Beanie Baby…

Kodi the Bear

Kodi is possibly one of my favourite “Beanie Boo-style” Beanie Babies and not just because he was given to me as a Birthday present! I’ve wanted him for so long, but just never got round to buying him for whatever reason.

He has the sweetest face and his fur is such a beautiful, luxurious colour.

Kodi is also available as a Ty Classic, which I don’t have yet, so one day I may have to get him a big brother!

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For those interested, Kodi is also currently available on Amazon in the UK.

Do you have Kodi in your collection? What are your thoughts on him? Leave a comment below!

I won a limited edition Fraya Beanie Baby!

Monday, May 20th, 2024

Hi everyone! I’m so excited! I can’t believe I’m writing this, but I won a limited edition, numbered Fraya Beanie Baby!

I entered a competition on Instagram held by Ty UK, and couldn’t believe that I (along with a few others) won!

Fraya the flamingo is one of the latest Beanie Baby releases, along with Emmett the dinosaur and Domino the panda.

She is the most beautiful, bright pink colour with turquoise coloured, long legs and a bright yellow beak. The underside of her wings is a pistachio green. She really is quite a colourful Beanie Baby!

My limited edition Fraya Beanie Baby

Here she is! My gorgeous, sealed Fraya the flamingo! Numbered 23/30!

Limited Edition Numbered Fraya Flamingo Ty Beanie Baby

I love the little picture on the front with all three Beanie Babies from this set sat around an erupting volcano, with Fraya dipping her feet in the river.

She also has an additional 30th Anniversary hang tag. From what I gather, it is also numbered, but I haven’t opened, and will not be opening the packaging to see it properly.

You can just about see it from the picture below, just poking out from behind the “Ty” hang tag.

Limited Edition Numbered Fraya Flamingo Ty Beanie Baby

It just goes to show that it is actually worth entering the Ty Instagram competitions!

Will I be selling her?

Unfortunately no. I’m so happy to have won her and can’t see myself ever selling her. She will have a special place in my collection.

Is Fraya my first competition win?

Also, no. I have actually entered these competitions before and won a limited edition numbered Silver II Beanie Baby!

Limited Edition Numbered Silver II Ty Beanie Baby

She is numbered 22/20 and was also another Ty UK competition win!

Again, I will not be selling her as she is my absolute favourite Beanie Baby competition win!

She also has the sweetest face! How could I possibly sell her?!

Limited Edition Numbered Silver II Ty Beanie Baby

I’m so happy to have won these two, and I cannot thank Ty UK enough for holding these competitions and allowing us the chance to own one of these adorable, limited edition Beanie Babies!

Do you have any of the limited edition Beanie Babies? Which one did you get? Leave a comment below!

The latest Beanie Baby additions in my collection!

Tuesday, May 14th, 2024
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Hi everyone!

Apologies for not being as active lately! We’ve been travelling across Europe and I’ve not had much time to post.

I have had a couple of bundles of Beanies sent to my parents’ house for when I get back to the UK! My Dad has kindly taken pictures of them for me and they all look super adorable! I’m so looking forward to seeing them when I return home!

The first bundle that arrived was the brand new Beanie Babies set for the UK!

Emmett, Domino and Fraya Original Beanie Babies

Emmett, Domino and Fraya Ty Original Beanie Babies 2024

I’m absolutely loving this new set of Beanie Babies! They all have amazing colours and Ty have done a great job in creating a modern look while keeping the charm of the original Beanie Babies of the 90’s.

The designs are definitely based on older Beanie Babies. Emmett look’s like an updated Rex, Fraya is undoubtedly a modern take on Pinky and Domino is almost identical to Fortune.

I bought Emmett, Fraya and Domino in a Beanie Bundle from The Magical Gift Boutique.

Emmett

Emmett’s colours remind me of a volcano with his knobbly, rock-like grey body and bright orange, lava-like tummy. He is so sweet and I would love to see more dinosaur Beanie Babies!

His Birthday on 28th July and his hang tag reads:

If you’re scared and feel alone,
Never think you’re on your own.
Pick me up and hold on tight.
I will comfort you at night.

Emmett the Dinosaur Ty Beanie Babies Hang Tag 2024
I absolutely love Emmett, and I’m holding out hope that Ty will release updated versions of his friends, Steg and Bronty(hint hint Ty!).

Emmett is available to order from The Magical Gift Boutique!

Fraya

Fraya’s bright pink body looks so crazy with her turquoise legs, and that’s what I love the most about her.

The underside of her wings are also a kind of “pistachio” green colour, which only adds to her wild colour combination.

Her Birthday is on 30th June and her poem reads:

Come over here and sit awhile,
My bright colors will make you smile.
When you’re with me you’ll be glad,
I’ll make sure you’re never sad.

Fraya the Flamingo Ty Beanie Baby Hang Tag 2024

Fraya’s colours are so vibrant and I think she makes a brilliant addition to the new Beanie Babies range.

Fraya is available to order from The Magical Gift Boutique!

Domino

Domino has a beautiful colour combination of a rich, royal blue, together with bright white. Along with her lime green ribbon, her colours really are amazing.

Her Birthday is on 10th April and her poem reads:

If you’re sad, just hold me tight.
Everything will be all right.
Maybe you just never knew,
I am here to comfort you.

Domino the Panda Ty Beanie Babies Hang Tag 2024All of this latest set of Beanie Babies make fantastic additions to the new range, and I can’t wait to see who is next!

Domino is available to order from The Magical Gift Boutique!

The second parcel that I received contained two Beanie Bellies that I just couldn’t resist!

Again, they came from The Magical Gift Boutique

Tippi and Witt

Tippi Giraffe and Witt Fox Ty Beanie Bellies 2024

How adorable are this pair?! Seeing them just makes me smile!

Tippi

Tippi just looks like she needs a cuddle with her “arms” held out and little happy face! I love her yellow and caramel-brown giraffe print pattern.

Her Birthday is on 26th May and her poem reads:

Tasty green leaves way up high
Glisten in the morning sky.
Each for me because I’m tall
I can easily get them all!

Tippi Giraffe Ty Beanie Bellies Hang Tag 2024
She has the cutest little green eyes, and adorable, cream coloured hooves. There is even a tiny bit of pink airbrushing detail inside her ears.

Tippi is available to order on The Magical Gift Boutique!

Witt

Witt is just the cutest little fox with gorgeous blue eyes, black ears and adorable paw pads.

Her Birthday is on 28th April and her poem reads:

I don’t prefer the morning light
I like to sneak around at night.
In the back by your kitchen door
Is my favorite place to explore.

Witt Fox Ty Beanie Bellies Hang Tag 2024
Isn’t she just the cutest?! I love the tiny bit of black airbrushing next to her eyes that really make their glittery blue colour pop out!

Witt is available to order from The Magical Gift Boutique!

Tippi and Witt are also currently available on a great deal in a Wildlife Beanie Bellies Bundle from The Magical Gift Boutique, so if you’re also looking for Wuzzy, it could work out cheaper to buy them as a bundle.

Do you have any of these Beanies? Do you prefer the new Beanie Babies range or the Beanie Bellies range? Leave a comment below!

Bumper Beanie Thrifting Haul!

Friday, April 5th, 2024

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to share with you my latest thrifting haul! I love getting brand new Beanies, but sometimes there’s something in the thrill of finding older Beanies second-hand!

I stumbled upon this bunch when thrifting at my local charity shop. I think someone must have been having a clear out of their old Beanie key clip collection as there was actually more than what I picked up here.

Beanie Boo and Beanie Baby Thrifting Haul

I found eight tagged Beanie Boo clips with the older solid (non-glitter) eyes and purple hang tags, including Safari, Waddles, Sting, Bugsy, Spells, Rebel, Nibbles and Peanut.

Solid Eye Beanie Boo Clips

Next, there was an untagged Dangler key clip. He is just so adorable!

Dangler Sloth Beanie Boo Key Clip
To follow on with the Dangler theme, I also found a tagged Dangler Ty Flippables!

I love how Ty changed his face to include a little smile on the Flippables version.

Dangler Sloth Ty Flippables Key Clip

Now we have a Speedy key clip from the retired Beanie Ballz range!

I love his little, round body and his eyes are so charming!

Speedy Guinea Pig Beanie Ballz Key Clip

I also found a Hello Kitty Ballerina key clip in pink!

Isn’t she pretty?!

Pink Hello Kitty Ballerina Beanie Baby Key Clip

And finally…

I found this very unloved, untagged Snip that was sitting at the bottom of a basket outside in the rain. I felt very sorry for her so I took her home with me!

She has a few marks on her and is a little grubby, but I have a soft spot for the older cats. I will give her a clean up and I can’t wait to see how she turns out!

Snip Siamese Cat Beanie Baby
The lady in the charity shop sold me all the key clips for £6 and Snip for 50p, making a total of £6.50! Not too bad for thirteen Beanies!

Have you come across any thrifting finds recently? Share who you found in the comments below!

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Meet Molasses, Stanley and Foster, The New Anniversary Beanie Babies!

Thursday, March 28th, 2024

Hi everyone! I would like you to meet the brand new Beanie Babies, Stanley, Foster and Molasses!

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I’m so excited to show you these guys! My new Beanie Babies arrived from The Magical Gift Boutique!

Ty Anniversary Beanie Babies Stanley Foster and Molasses

When Ty first hinted at these three, everyone (including myself) thought they would be remodelled versions of Slippery, Mooch and Slowpoke. Later their names were announced and they were shown on the Ty instagram page as Stanley II, Molasses II and Foster II, so I assumed that would be what the tag read too.

But when they arrived, I was surprised that the “II” had been dropped! I’m kind of glad though, as they have brand new names so it wouldn’t have made sense to keep using the “II”.

Let’s take a look at them a bit closer…

Stanley

Stanley Seal Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby Front

Stanley is very similar to Slippery, but he has had a complete overhaul in his design. He sports a gorgeous mint-green colour matched with his yellow tummy! I absolutely adore his innocent expression and little blue nose and blue thread whiskers!

Stanley Seal Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby Back

He sits just like Slippery did, using his flippers to sit himself upright. It almost looks like he’s sunbathing! I also like how he looks ever so slightly chunkier than Slippery did.

His Birthday is on 4th May (Star Wars Day!) and his hang tag reads:

Calmly sleep the whole night through,
As my flippers comfort you.
You’ll feel safe during the night,
As I hold you very tight.

Slipery Seal Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby Hang Tag

I really love Stanley’s crazy colour combination, as I love the colourful Beanie Babies! He kind of has that 90’s vibe going, where Ty made quite a few brightly coloured Beanie Babies.

Stanley is available to order from The Magical Gift Boutique!

Foster

Foster Monkey Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby
Foster is essentially Mooch but coloured a fiery bright red! His face, hands, feet and ears have changed to a pale pink colour, but he has kept the gorgeous ring of fluffy, white fur around his face.

Foster Monkey Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby Face
He has a very sweet expression on his face, his sad-looking black button eyes accentuated by his embroidered eyebrows. His black nostrils finish off his look.

Foster Monkey Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby Back
On the back, he has a long, bright red tail, which has kept the little curl at the end that Mooch had.

His Birthday is on 3rd February and his poem reads:

I’m a monkey with no phone
But I’m never all alone.
I visit people that I like
By riding over on my bike.

I love this little red monkey and think he makes a welcome addition to the new Beanie Babies collection!

Foster is available to order from The Magical Gift Boutique!

And finally…

Molasses

Molasses Sloth Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby Front
Molasses looks like he could be based on Slowpoke with a redesigned face.

He is a vivid, bright orange, with a turquoise face and bright blue stripes over his eyes. His colours are absolutely gorgeous in real life and much better than the photos I could manage to take of him.

Molasses Sloth Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby Face
His back is a solid orange with no other colours, but I wouldn’t have expected that. In fact, he kind of looks like he’s wearing an orange, hooded jacket from the back!

Molasses Sloth Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby Back
His Birthday is on 7th August and his poem reads:

I may be slow as you can see,
But I don’t let it bother me.
It never keeps my friends away,
Moving slow is just my way.

Molasses Sloth Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby Hang Tag
I really love Molasses and think he is possibly one of my favourites of this set due to his vivid colours.

Molasses is available to order from The Magical Gift Boutique!

My thoughts…

I am absolutely in love with this set! I’ve always loved the brightly coloured Beanie Babies that were released back in the 90’s and I’m so glad that this set is the most brightly coloured so far!

Molasses is probably my favourite overall of the new Beanie Babies, followed by Stanley and Foster.

I bought the Beanie Bundle on The Magical Gift Boutique, which worked out cheaper than buying them individually.

Do you like this new colourful set of Beanie Babies? Who is your favourite? Leave a comment below!