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Exciting new Ty Beanie releases on the horizon!

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

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

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

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

Thursday, June 10th, 2021

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!

Friday, May 7th, 2021

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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Slim pickings….

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Hi guys!

Another lovely day here at Beaniepedia HQ! Freckles took a walk in the park this morning and found a very interesting-looking plant that looked like a cabbage.

At the weekend, we went Beanie Hunting! We went to the charity shops in search of bargains, but sadly there were hardly any Beanies out there! The only Beanies I found were Doby, Silver, Liberty, and Benny from the Ty Monstaz range, but I already have them in my collection.

I also found Rainbow Dash from the My Little Pony set of Beanie Babies, but she wasn’t in the best condition, so I left her.

However, I did find this little cutie….

This little white tiger is called Tundra and she’s so sweet! I love the expression on her face as she almost looks a little confused about something!

This is the first version of Tundra, as there was another tiger called Tundra released in 2014 with glittery eyes that looks very similar to a Beanie Boo, but with smaller eyes.

 

She has a slightly coarse texture to her fur that has a slight shine to it in the light. Her body is covered in beautiful black stripes from head to toe, with the exception of her belly and muzzle.

Tundra’s Birthday is on 4th September 2005 and her poem reads:

So quiet you won’t hear a sound
As I stalk and prowl around
Watch out or I’ll give you a scare
When I jump out and say, “Hi there”!

All in all, this weekend was a partial success. Although I’ve had other days where I’ve managed to find loads of bargains, this weekend I only managed to find one. However, the bargain I did find, I’m really happy with, especially for £1.50! I bought her from a Cancer Research UK charity shop, so the money will also go to a good cause.

What do you think of Tundra? Have you found any bargains this weekend? Leave a comment below!

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We’re Going on a Beanie Hunt!

Friday, April 23rd, 2021

Hi guys!

It’s a lovely sunny afternoon here at Beaniepedia HQ and the best part is…it’s Friday!

We had a lovely walk around the park this morning and Nuts posed for a photo shoot.

Tomorrow, I am hoping to hit the charity shops (thrift stores in the USA) in the hope that I can find some bargain Beanie Babies/Boos!

Up until recently in the UK, most shops, including charity shops were closed due to the pandemic. They are now finally open again, so we are going to see if we can find any bargains!

I love searching charity shops for bargains. Not only is it fun to see what you can find, and you are essentially recycling by buying unwanted things, but the money is also going to a good cause, which makes it even better!

Do you hunt for Beanies in charity shops/thrift stores? What are your most recent finds? Leave a comment below!

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Dragons, Dragons, Dragons…

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

Hi guys!

It’s a lovely, sunny Wednesday afternoon here at Beaniepedia HQ and Nuts is hanging out with his buddy, Scorch!

As I’ve mentioned on my other website, Jelly Collector, I’m currently OBSESSED with collecting dragons! Scorch, the dragon Beanie Baby above is one of my all-time favourites. I’ve had him for years and bought him because at the time I LOVED Spyro the Dragon on the PS1.

Currently, Holly, the Claire’s exclusive dragon is the only dragon in my Beanie Boos collection (isn’t she beautiful?!).

However, I do have some dragon Beanie Boos on the way. Soon, I should hopefully have Saffire, Grindal and Anora (pictured below).

I was going to order Cinder too, but I might have to try and get him next month.

I am also in love with Spectra, but as I’m in the UK and she is a Michael’s exclusive from the USA, he is harder to get over here, although not impossible.

Merlin, the Walgreens exclusive dragon, is another one that is harder to find, especially in the UK. He is a gorgeous black dragon with a shiny orange belly. I love his shiny scale pattern that covers him from head to toe.

Darla is another dragon I might have to leave until a later date. She is probably going to be a bit easier to get hold of as she’s currently widely available.

She is a bright pink dragon covered in sparkles and has beautiful, shiny green wings and sparkly green eyes.

I would also love Kate from the Flippables range. I love how her sequins look like scales and they are a beautiful colour!

I hope that Ty make more dragon Beanie Boos as I find them sooo cute!

Do you have any dragons in your collection? Leave a comment below!

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Top 5 Spring Beanie Boos

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Hi guys!

I hope you’ve all had a lovely Easter!

Well, after a lovely warm Sunday, the weather seems to have decided that it would like to go back to Winter again as it’s freeeeezing!

Since it’s (apparently) Spring, I’ve decided to post up my five favourite Springtime Beanie Boos! (these are subject to change as I’m forever changing my mind!)

The first Beanie Boo on my list is Feathers.

Feathers is the Easter Chick offering this year! The reason I chose her is because she is so fluffy! She just looks like a little marshmallow and is so cute! I like how her fur is two-tone with a pale yellow base and hints of pink.

Next is Clover!

 

Clover was released back in 2011 and I love the simplicity of her. She was released before Ty made every Beanie Boo glittery and I love that she just looks like a normal, simple lamb.

Third in my list is Hennie!

Hennie is the only “older” chicken Beanie Boo. What I mean by that is that she isn’t a baby chick like the other chicken Beanie Boos, she is a hen (hence her name). I love her fuzzy white feathers and red comb.

Up next is Lollypop!

Lollypop is a little bunny with colourful fur. She looks like what her name suggests, a lollypop! I think her pink nose goes perfectly with the white of her chin.

And finally…

It’s Fuzzy!

Fuzzy is the second Spring offering this year! I was actually torn between Fuzzy and Slippers (last year’s Easter bunny). They are both very similar, but I chose Fuzzy as I actually prefer her purple fur. She is one of those Beanie Boos that pictures don’t really do her justice and she is much cuter in real life.

Who are your favourite Springtime Beanie Boos? Leave a comment below!

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Have a very Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Hi guys!

I’d just like to wish you all a lovely Easter!

Recently, I managed to get hold of Fuzzy and Feathers, the two Easter Beanie Boos for 2021! I must say I’ve changed my mind a little!

On a previous post, I said that Fuzzy was very similar to Slippers, last year’s Easter bunny and I wasn’t sure about her. She is very similar, BUT I really really like her! I love her colour and I think she’s just adorable!

Feathers is also the perfect match for Lemon Drop, last year’s Easter chick and is sooo fluffy and cute!

Both Fuzzy and Feather’s also make a great match, don’t you think?

fuzzy and feathers beanie boos

The picture doesn’t do them justice as they look far better in real life.

I also picked up a bargain last weekend as Poundland (in the UK) had all of the smaller size Squish a Boos in stock for £5 each! So I picked up Bloomy and Popper!

bloomy and popper squish a boos

These two are the new Easter Squish a Boos for this year, so I had to grab them while they were so cheep (oh dear…bad joke alert).

Here they are pictured next to Dotty, my larger sized Squish a Boo.

squish a boos

Aren’t they cute?! They are sooo squishy, and make great Easter decorations!

What do you think of Fuzzy, Feathers, Bloomy and Popper? Leave a comment below!

Hope you all have a very Happy Easter and stay safe!

Tuesday News Roundup!

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Hi guys!

It’s time for a news roundup of what’s been going on in the world of Beanies.

There are a few upcoming Beanie Boos that I forgot to mention that should be out later this year. The first of these is a cute little dog called Muddles. Even his name is adorable!

He is covered in cute little spots, which may or may not be muddy patches from (and I quote from his poem) “playing in muddy puddles”!

Muddles will be available in a small, medium and key clip size.

Next, is a cat named Cassidy!

Cassidy is a gorgeous purple and pink, mottled cat with glittery pink eyes. I absolutely adore her colour!

Cassidy will be available in a small, medium and key clip size.

Now, the next new addition is one of my favourite Beanie Boos of the year! Nina!

Nina is a cute little ballerina mouse! I absolutely adore her sparkly, pink tutu and glittery ballerina shoes!

She will also be available in a small, medium and key clip size.

And finally, the next upcoming new faces are almost the same as previous Beanie Boos that have already been released, which I’m not too sure about as they are practically identical in every way.

The first of these is Fiona.

Fiona looks absolutely identical to the Claire’s exclusive, Amaya. The only differences are the poem, birth date and style number. I guess Fiona is trying to be the regular retail version of Amaya, but I think that Ty could have made some effort to make her a little different (and Amaya is one of my favourite Beanie Boos).

Fiona will be available in a small, medium and key clip size.

The second of these clones of previous releases is Atlas.

Atlas is like the twin sister of the Claire’s exclusive, Piper (pictured below). They are basically the same Beanie Boo.

The only difference in appearance are that Atlas has embroidered eyelashes and Piper doesn’t….that’s all. However, they do have a different poem, style number and birth date. But looks-wise, they are basically identical.

Atlas will be available in a small, medium and key clip size.

My verdict on these new additions?

I love love LOVE Muddles, Cassidy and Nina. I think they are good new additions to the Beanie Boos range. I LIKE Atlas and Fiona, but only because I like Piper and Amaya. However, I think Ty could have done something different with them. To me, it feels like they’ve just reused the same design and shoved a new birth date and poem on them.

What are your thoughts on these upcoming Beanie Boos? Leave a comment below!

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