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McDonald’s Teenie Beanie Boos in Germany!

Friday, September 11th, 2020

For those of you in Germany, you might want to check out your local McDonald’s as they are giving away Teenie Beanie Boos with every Happy Meal!

There are ten Teenie Beanie Boos to collect, all brand new designs!

Here they are pictured below:

1. Sage

Sage is a green deer-like “thing” with fluffy yellow hair. He has silver antlers and big, yellow eyes.

Sage reminds me of some kind of “Spirit of the Woods”. I think he might be my favourite of this new collection.

2. Levi

Levi is a purple dragon with pink eyes and sparkly purple “ears”. She has tiny purple wings and a pink-purple belly.

3. Lionel

Lionel is a white lion with ice-blue eyes and a fluffy white mane. Although they do exist naturally, they are quite rare.

4. Neptune

Neptune looks to be some sort of blue ice dragon creature. He has blue eyes and sparkly blue ears.

5. Wulong

I’m not entirely sure what Wulong is. Some sort of horse…err…dragon…umm…thing? Does anyone else have any ideas what he might be? Pop it in the comments below!

6. Mino

Mino is a small, brown bull, who I’m guessing is supposed to be based on the Minotaur from Greek Mythology. He has yellow eyes and large, sparkly horns on top of his head.

7. Winter

Winter is a blue-grey, wyvern. He has green eyes and a white belly. Wyverns are a dragon-like creatures with two back legs and two, winged arms that are folded back when not in flight, or so the stories say.

8. Phoebe

Phoebe is a red bird with yellow eyes and a tuft of orange fur on top of her head. She has orange wings and an orange belly. My guess is that she is supposed to be a Phoenix, just based on the theme of Mythological creatures that seems to be going on here. That, and I think her name gives it away a bit too.

9. Blake

Blake is a dark blue dragon with green eyes and ice blue wings. I’m not sure why, but Blake the “Drake” (the name for your average quadruped dragon) looks a little like a blue Toothless to me.

10. Weiss

Weiss is a white tiger with blue eyes and tufts on blue fur either side of her face. She has black striped on top of her head and black ears. I’m not sure why, but Weiss seems a bit like the odd one out to me. Although there are Chinese Mythological tales surrounding the white tiger, they do exist in real life. But then I suppose the same could be said for Lionel, as white lions also exist in nature.

What do you think of the new Teenie Beanie Boos? And if you’re in Germany at the moment, have fun collecting these little cuties!

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Halloween Beanie Boos for 2020!

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

I can’t believe it’s September already! And you know what that means? It’s nearly that time of year again! By that, I mean Halloween!

This year has been a difficult one, so I know we probably won’t be celebrating as we normally would. But Ty has some new Beanie Boos in store for us all to cheer us all up a bit!

Firstly, we have Spike!

This little ghost is here to make your Halloween ultra-spooky! He’s really adorable though and not that scary.

Next up, is Radar!

Radar has a very round, hairy body and a spotty pattern for his wings and inner ears. He is not to be confused with the 1995 Beanie Baby, also called Radar.

And finally we have my favourite of the new Halloween Beanie Boos…

Pandora the cat!

Pandora is covered in a moon pattern and wears an adorable, sparkly Witch’s hat.

“Witch” is your favourite new Halloween Beanie Boo?! Let us know below!

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Another Prayer Bear?

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

Hi everyone!

One of our members pointed out that they have found another praying bear Beanie Boo on the Ty Calendar!

This bear is called Blessing, and looks identical to the pink nose version of Hope, another prayer bear that was released to raise funds in the fight against Covid-19.

Her Birthday appears to be on 7th May, and i’m not yet sure if this will be a replacement for the pink nose Hope, or a completely different bear!

The poem that is given on the Ty website for Blessing reads as follows:

Ask for a blessing, and you will receive
Close your eyes, say a prayer, and just believe

If anyone has any further information on this bear, please let us know in the comments below!

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Today is International Black Cat Appreciation Day!

Monday, August 17th, 2020

As the title says, today is International Black Cat Appreciation Day!

Funnily enough, I’ve literally just put Heiress, the gorgeous fluffy black cat Beanie Baby from 2004, into the database! Here she is pictured below:

Isn’t she pretty?!

Other favourite black cat Beanie Babies of mine include Fraidy, the Halloween cat (pictured below), Cabaret the fluffy tuxedo cat, Zip the black and white cat (who was all-black in an earlier release) and Frightful the Witch Cat.

For the Beanie Boos, Jinxy (pictured below) is one of my favourite black cats. Others include Potion, Witchie and Shadow. As you can see, most black cats in the Beanie Boos range are Halloween-themed.

Do you own a black cat? Or should I say, does a black cat own you?! Or perhaps you have a favourite black cat Beanie? Leave a comment below!

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Beanie news roundup

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Hi everyone!

Apologies for the site being a bit quiet recently. Things have been pretty hectic at home and I haven’t had time up until now to update the site as much as I would have liked to.

Anyway, I’m back! If you have sent any messages recently, I will do my best to reply to you all. However, I have received a lot of messages to catch up on so it might take a while!

So what’s been going on in the world of Ty?

Well it turns out Faye, the pink fox Beanie Boo has a horn!

The stock images of Faye originally showed her without a horn, but in reality she does in fact have a glittery gold horn!

Talking about horns, it also appears that the Giselle Squish a Boo has a golden horn too! I did think it was a bit odd how the Beanie Boo version of Giselle had a horn but it didn’t look like the Squish a Boo version had one. But it turns out she does too!

giselle squish a booAlso, some great news! Tremor has landed back to earth! Tremor went up to space initially as part of the SpaceX launch to indicate to the astronauts when they had reached zero gravity (the story about Tremor’s expedition to space can be found here).

tremor returns home from spacex expeditionThere are also a few new Halloween and Winter Beanie Boos and Puffies that have been announced which I will go into more detail about soon, so stay tuned!

I hope everyone is well and I look forward to posting further updates!

Happy collecting!

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Another project I’ve been working on…

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Hi guys!

This post isn’t Beanie-related, but it refers to a project I’ve been working on in the background for another interest of mine.

Those who know me will also know that as well as being a collector of Beanie Babies, I also collect another brand of plush toy, called Jellycat. I also know that a number of you of the site collect these too, so I’m posting this up in case it is of interest.

Jellycat are a UK-based toy brand that make cute and quirky toys, and their most popular range are Bashful Bunnies, which are adorable rabbits in a variety of colours, some of which are quite sought after. Below is my first Bashful Bunny, which I’ve had since it was released, in the original beige colour. She is nicknamed Flo and has travelled all the way across Europe and back!

I am happy to announce that I have set up another collectors’ website, called Jelly Collector, where myself and others can track their Jellycat collection!

It’s in the early stages yet, so please bear with me while I populate the site, and please feel free to suggest Jellycats to add to the site that you may have!

If this website is of interest to you and you are also a Jellycat collector wanting to track your collection, come and check Jelly Collector out!

Happy collecting!

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Beanie Baby Birthday – Happy Birthday Frolic!

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Today is 28th June, which can mean only one thing!

It’s Frolic’s Birthday!

Frolic is a gorgeous spaniel-type dog with a fluffy white body and black fur running along his back. He has button eyes and a black nose, with scruffy, black floppy ears.

One of the things I really love about Frolic is the amount of detail Ty have put into him. On his muzzle and around his paws, he has grey, airbrushed patches to give the appearance of the markings on a real spaniel.

Below is a picture of a real Springer Spaniel to compare. I think that Ty have done a great job with Frolic and making him look like the real deal!

Frolic’s Birthday is on 28th June 2001 and his poem reads as follows:

Please take me to the park today
Where I can run and jump and play
It’s so much fun to be with you
I hope you feel the same way too!

Frolic was also made into a larger Beanie Buddy version, which looks equally as amazing as his Beanie Baby counterpart. Here is the Beanie Buddy version pictured below.

Happy Birthday my little springer spaniel friend!

Do you have Frolic in your collection?

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It’s “Take Your Cat to Work Day!”

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Hi everyone!

It’s Monday again (Booooo!), so I thought I’d write a post that is a bit more fun today!

Today is 22nd June, so that can only mean one thing! It’s National Take Your Cat to Work Day!

I’m not quite sure where this “National Day” came from, but it sounds like my kind of day!

I’m a big fan of Ty cats (Beanie Babies, Beanie Boos, Classic, you name it!) and seem to have a growing collection of them. Here’s my latest little cutie who “just needed a home”…

Little Zip here is helping me out with the website today!

Interestingly, Zip has had four different facelifts in her lifetime! This is the latest, and most common, version with white paws. The very first Zip had a white face and magenta whiskers. This was followed by another white face version with pink whiskers. Later, she was changed to an all black cat, then Ty finally settled on the version pictured above with the white paws. The earliest magenta version is the one most sought after by collectors.

Pictured below is a small selection from my Beanie cats collection (from the right, Jaden, Kiki, Peachy, Zip, Kiki (Mini Boo), Nip and Mambo). I have more cats in my collection, but sadly due to lockdown and them being in a different location at the moment, I’m going to have to wait a little while longer to reunite them all!

Does anyone else have a specific type of Beanie they prefer to collect? It could be a kind of animal, or maybe Beanie bears, or even a specific tag generation you have a preference for? Leave a comment below!

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New Ty range for 2020 – Squish a Boos!

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

If you haven’t already, check out the new Ty Squish a Boos!

Ty announced these earlier in the year, but they are now apparently available in store. The trouble is, they’re really hard to find! I’m not sure if it’s just a UK thing, but they seem to be unavailable everywhere I’ve looked!

At the moment, I’ve heard about nine different Squish a Boos. They are all basically Squish a Boo versions of previous Beanie Boos that have been released over the years.

So far, I know about Kiki, Giselle, Dotty, Paris, Owen, Slush, Zoey, Heather and Fantasia.

Squish a Boos are a kind of squishy cushion-like toy, a bit like the non-Ty range, Squishmallows. In fact, they are very similar.

Have you seen Squish a Boos on the shelves yet?

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The list of Teeny Tys is now complete!

Friday, June 5th, 2020

Yay! It’s finally Friday!

Just to let you all know, I’ve now finished putting up all the Teeny Tys on the website!

Now they are available to add to your collection and browse at your leisure. You can also filter them by animal type, year of release and colour, as well as sort them alphabetically.

I am currently missing a picture for the Hungarian Chaser (Chaser XXI). If anyone has a picture they would be willing to give me permission to upload to the database, or any other information on him, I would be really, really grateful!

If you find I’m missing any out from the list, please let me know and I’ll add it in for you.

Enjoy your weekend!

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