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Unicorns, Unicorns and More Unicorns!

Friday, January 31st, 2020

Unicorn lovers, rejoice! Coming to stores either next month or in March are two new Flippables and one new Beanie Boo!

This month, we’ve already been spoilt with Darling, the brand new Valentine’s Day unicorn Beanie Boo. So who else is joining her?

First, we have Fantasia.

Now don’t confuse her with the 2015 unicorn Beanie Boo, also called Fantasia, although I think the two could be related. This Flippables Fantasia is covered in reversible sequins that change from pink to gold.

The next Flippables on the list is Cosmo.

Cosmo has reversible sequins are arranged in a rainbow-coloured check pattern. In fact, everything about her is colourful, from her rainbow glittery eyes, to her multicoloured hooves.

Finally, there is Gumball.

Gumball is a pink unicorn Beanie Boo with patches of hot pink, turquoise and grey. Her colouring really does look like it could be on a gumball.

So there you have it! All three unicorns to look out for over the next couple of months. I know my niece will love these when she hears about them (she ADORES unicorns!).

Which one do you like best?

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One for the Dog Lovers…

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Yesterday, I wrote an article about the upcoming Beanie Boos and Flippables for cat lovers. Now its the dog lovers’ turn!

There are soon to be three new dog Beanie Boos on the shelves! As stated before, these Beanie Boos are expected in stores either February or March.

First up is Prince.

Prince is a new husky Beanie Boo with a gorgeous blue and white colouring. I like how his ears are a slightly darker blue than the rest of his body as it give a bit of contrast from just being a solid blue.

Next, there’s a new poodle Beanie Boo expected. Her name is Camilla.

To be honest, I’m not sure about this one. I prefer the traditional poodle look that you see with Beanie Boos like Mandy and Princess. Thats just my personal preference though. She has a kind of “puffball” body with a long neck like Orson’s. Maybe I’ll change my mind when I see her up close.

Finally, my personal favourite of the new dog Beanie Boos, Spirit!

Spirit is a german shepherd dog, and I think Ty have done an amazing job with him. His face has so much detail to make him as close to a german shepherd as a Beanie Boo could possibly be! I love his dark muzzle and the caramel brown over his golden eyes.

So that’s it! All three new dog Beanie Boos due out either next month or the month after! Stay tuned for further updates!

Which one are you looking forward to the most?

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One for the Cat Lovers…

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

For all the cat lovers following us, keep your eyes peeled for these two new cat Beanie Boos and one Flippables! They are due to be released in the coming weeks, with some sources speculating February or March.

First up is Asher. Asher looks to be a breed of long-haired cat with a grey head and white body. She is part of the “unicorn animal” range that Ty have been producing for some time now. She features a sparkly pink unicorn horn on top of her head.

Next we have Reagan. Reagan is a pink cat with curly fur. She appears to be a Valentine’s Day Beanie Boo, and the fact she could be released at any moment it would make perfect sense. Reagan’s fur looks to be the same colour and texture as the flamingo Beanie Boo, Dainty.

And finally, the last cat due to appear on the shelves is the new Flippables, Confetti! Confetti, as her name suggests, is covered in multicoloured reversible sequins that resemble confetti. Her colours are gorgeous!

 

As mentioned above, look for these new Beanie Boos to start appearing either next month or in March. Watch out for further updates on these and other Ty products that are coming soon!

Which of these cats are you most looking forward to seeing?

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Beanie Boo Review – Zappy the Platypus

Monday, January 27th, 2020

Yesterday, I went into town to do some shopping and came home with an unexpected bargain from Poundland! For those in the USA who follow my website, Poundland is a nationwide discount store in the UK that sells things from £1 up to about £5. They are literally in every town and city in the UK that you come across.

Anyway, I just happened to notice that they had a selection of Beanie Boos in store! The Beanie Boos in stock at the time were Icy, Asha, Orson, Aqua, Nori, Zappy and Cinnamon. They also had Aqua and Icy in the medium size and various Ty Gear. I decided to buy Zappy the Platypus as I didn’t have him in my collection yet.

Zappy was released in 2019 in both the small and medium sizes of Beanie Boo. He is a purple, pink, blue and white platypus with a fluffy body except for his lavender coloured belly, which is made from the smoother Ty Silk material. His eyes (shown below) are glittery purple and slightly smaller than that of most Beanie Boos. His flippers and bill are made from sparkly turquoise fabric, covered in glitter.

He has a 4th generation Beanie Boo swing tag with the red background and yellow “Beanie Boos” logo and “Ty” written in white. Earlier Beanie Boos had a purple swing tag with a yellow “Ty” logo and “Beanie Boos” written in a pale blue font.

Written inside right of his swing tag is his name, Birthday, which is on 15th September, and a poem. The poem reads as follows:

I’m a platypus who likes to swim
So I’ll never, never need a gym!

The Zappy I bought has the version of the two-tag C1 tush tag that was distributed in the UK (with the Portsmouth address stuck over the front of the USA Oakbrook, IL address).

My overall impression of Zappy is that I just adore the colour of his fur! I think the combination of purples, blues and pinks really compliment each other well (I may be a bit biased as I just LOVE purple!). I think he makes a brilliant addition to the Beanie Boos range (and to my personal collection).

For the information of those in the UK, the price on the shelf for Zappy was £3, which I thought was a pretty good deal. However, when I went to the checkout, he was actually priced at £2! Even better!

What do you think of Zappy?

 

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Simba and Nala Beanie Babies

Friday, January 24th, 2020

I was six years old when The Lion King was released and it quickly became one of my favourite movies of all time. When I heard Ty were releasing Simba and Nala Beanie Babies for the release of the live action movie, needless to say I was thrilled!

Simba and Nala were released at the same time as part of the Disney Sparkle range of Beanie Babies. They are an incredibly good likeness to the characters in the movie. I love all the little details on them like their glittery eyes and the little tufts of fur on their tail. I think Ty have done a really good job with them!

So far, I haven’t seen the live action version of The Lion King. I’ve been skeptical about it being as good as the original, but I’m trying to keep an open mind. I’m sure I’ll watch it at some point.

Do you have Simba and/or Nala in your collection?

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Aphrodite – The New Valentine’s Day Beanie Boo!

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Looking for the perfect gift for a Beanie Boo collector this Valentine’s Day? Then you’re in luck!

Aphrodite is a brand new Valentine’s Day Beanie Boo! She is a cute, bright pink and white husky with an embroidered, sparkly pink love heart on her chest.

Her Birthday is on 20th July and her poem reads:

You and I will share a love so dear
Best friends we will be all through the year!

So far, Aphrodite is only available as a small Beanie Boo, but I’ll update you if there are any further sizes released.

Are you planning on giving Aphrodite as a gift this Valentine’s Day?

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New Beanie Boo – Slippers the Rabbit

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

There have been a few Beanie Boos and Flippables released recently and plenty more to come (Ty really have treated us this year!), but by far one of my favourites is Slippers.

Slippers is a cute white rabbit made with the signature Ty Silk fabric. She has large, pink glittery eyes and shiny pink fabric for her inner ears.

What I love about Slippers is the extra little details on her. She wears adorable rabbit slippers on her feet which not only feature sparkly pink ears like their wearer, but also tiny embroidered black eyes and a pink nose! So cute!

Slippers’ Birthday is on 10th May and the poem on her hang tag reads as follows:

A cute little bunny with slippers to match
I will hop all around for you to catch!

She is available in stores worldwide. Have you got Slippers in your collection? If so, feel free to add her to your collection page!

I will be posting further updates to other Beanie Boo releases shortly, so watch this space!

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Upcoming Beanie Boo Koala to Help Australian Wildlife

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Meet Katy.

Katy is an adorable Koala Beanie Boo due to hit stores in March this year.

Ty announced that they would be releasing Katy to help raise funds for the Australian animal rescue organisation, WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.) and that 100% of the profits from the sale of Katy will go towards rescuing wildlife during the devastating wildfires that are currently sweeping across Australia.

WIRES are based in New South Wales, but have been working nationally for a while now, with over 2500 volunteers rescuing animals across the country.

 

WIRES was recommended by the Koala Foundation and other not-for-profit organisations to receive the donations as the situation is far beyond what they can cope with and WIRES have the best resources and national reach to handle this enormous task.

My thoughts go out to those who are having to cope during this dreadful time. I can’t even begin to imagine what you must be going through. Please, stay safe.

If you wish to donate to WIRES, please do so through their website.

Katy will be released worldwide sometime in March.

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Beanie Birthday – Sunburst the Crab!

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Today is is the 4th June, which means it’s Sunburst the Crab’s Birthday!

Sunburst was a Beanie Baby released on 28th February 2007. She is a bright pink crab covered in a summery white hibiscus flower print!

Sunburst came with a 15th generation hang tag and her poem is as follows:

Here in my island paradise
The weather’s warm; the breeze so nice
I’ll sun myself on the warm sand
Life on the beach is truly grand!

This cute little Beanie was retired only 10 months later on 27th December 2007.

Do you have Sunburst in your collection?

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Asuka – The New Japan Exclusive Beanie Boo!

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Meet Asuka.

Asuka is a cute, sparkly blue shark with a white belly and bright blue glittery eyes. His Birthday is on 13th December.

Asuka’s poem reads as follows:

I swim in the ocean
I am a fearsome shark
And if I bite you
I’ll leave a nasty mark.

This little shark is exclusively available in Japan and currently not much is known about him and seems to be impossible to find anything out about him. I have found conflicting information as to whether he has even been released yet.

Any information on this elusive shark Beanie Boo would be very much appreciated!

What do you think about Asuka?

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