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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.

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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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New Site Update – Beanie Wishlist!

Monday, March 15th, 2021

Hi everyone!

I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend!

Yesterday was Mother’s Day here in the UK, and my wonderful daughter (with some help from Daddy) gave me two Beanie Boos!

Meet Gumball and Dotty! They are two that I’ve been wanting for a while, but for whatever reason, I just never seemed to get round to buying them! But I’m so grateful for my lovely present, they are both so cute!

gumball beanie boo and dotty beanie boo

I just wanted to share them both with you as they are now two of my favourite Beanie Boos and soooo colourful!

Anyway, the reason for this post…

I didn’t have the chance to post about it before, but last week a couple of improvements/fixes were made to the website!

One was something that has been requested before and something I have been meaning to add for sometime…a Beanie wishlist!

If you spot a Beanie while browsing the website that you want to add to your collection at a later date and you don’t want to forget who it is, you can now add it to your Wishlist area!

To add a Beanie to your Wishlist, click on the “Add it to my wishlist” link on the right-hand side of the page (see the screenshot below):

 

To view the Beanies in your Wishlist, visit the area at the top of the page called “My Wishlist” highlighted in the screenshot below:

Hope this is of use to you, and if you experience any issues, please get in touch!

Also, one of our members pointed out that you were no longer able to post comments/reviews on any of the Beanies. This issue has now been fixed! My apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Hope you like the new Wishlist feature and stay tuned for more Beanie updates!

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8th March – Beanie Boo Birthdays!

Monday, March 8th, 2021

Hi everyone!

Happy International Women’s Day!

Today is a day to celebrate the achievements of women from around the world!

It is also the Birthday of four Beanie Boos!

The first of these Brunch.

Brunch is a white Spring/Easter Beanie Boo rabbit released last year and she carries a little orange carrot, ready to give to you as a present.

Next up is Mandy.

Mandy is a blue poodle and I absolutely ADORE her colour! I like the fact that Ty kept it simple with her and made her blue all over, from her curly fur to her glittery blue eyes!

The third Beanie Boo Birthday today is that of Piggley!

There were actually two versions of this cute little pig. The Piggley on the left of the image above was actually the first version back in 2016. Then, in 2017 he was re-released in the darker pink colour of the Piggley on the right.

Last, but not least, is Specks!

Specks, as her name suggests, is speckled in pink and purple all over her body. She also has beautiful, shiny pink inner ears and feet!

After that, there’s only one thing left to say!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRUNCH, MANDY, PIGGLEY AND SPECKS!

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Top 5 Mother’s Day Beanie Babies

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Hi everyone!

It’s just under two weeks until Mother’s Day in the UK now, so I thought I’d show you five of my favourite Mother’s Day Beanie Babies! As always, these are in no particular order.

The first of these is a lovely white bear called Dear One!

Dear One holds a beautiful bouquet of white roses in her paws, tied delicately with a pale pink ribbon. I love the little finishing touches on her, like the green leaves that form part of the bouquet.

Next is a bright pink bear called Dear Mom.

Dear Mom has more of a “traditional” teddy bear style of face with an embroidered nose instead of the classic Beanie Baby bear, oval-shaped nose. She is made from a soft, pink fabric and holds a delicate pink, mesh flower in her paws.

The next Mother’s Day bear in this list is simply called Mum.

Mum is a light pink colour and has the classic look of a Beanie Baby bear. She has three, pale lilac-coloured tulips embroidered on her chest tied with a tiny, bright pink ribbon.

I love the simplicity of this bear and her poem says everything you need:

She always looks at me with pride
When I’m in need she’s at my side
She cares for me and she’s my chum
And that is why I love my Mum!

Second to last on my list is the bright pink bear, Dearly!

Dearly is a salmon-pink colour bear who carries a huge, white flower in her paws with the word “MOM” embroidered on it’s petals. I like how the white of the flower goes well the pink colour of the bear and it has little details like the darker green veins on flower’s leaves.

Last but not least is Motherly!

Motherly is actually part of the Beanie Babies 2.0 range.

She is a gorgeous light blue colour and covered in a pink, floral pattern. She was released back in 2008, hence the writing on her pale pink ribbon and was a Hallmark Gold Crown exclusive Beanie Baby.

I think it’s such a shame that Ty don’t seem to make any Mother’s Day Beanie Babies anymore and there are no Mother’s Day Beanie Boos at all! I would love a Mother’s Day Beanie Boo!

What do you think of these Mother’s Day Beanie Babies? Who would you put on this list? Leave a comment below!

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New additions to the Ty Puffies range, coming soon!

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Hi everyone!

Hope you are all well today? It’s a bright, sunny day here are Beaniepedia HQ and has been feeling a lot more like Spring recently, which makes a nice change from the miserable cold, Winter days that we’ve been having up until recently. Below is a picture of Roam enjoying the flowers yesterday during a walk in the park.

roam beanie baby

As I mentioned in my last post, I want to go through a few other new faces that are going to be appearing later in the Spring.

Six new Ty Puffies are going to be joining the range and they look sooo cute!

As you may already know, Puffies are a bit like a new, updated version of the retired Beanie Ballz range, except they are a bit fluffier and so far, are only available in one size. They are weighted at the bottom, so when you throw them in the air they always land on their feet.

Prince will soon have a new friend, with the addition of a brand new pink husky called Princess!

It looks like these two will be kind of an unofficial pair, since both are huskies and they both have royal titles (Prince, Princess).

princess ty puffies

Joining her with the “pink and white” theme will be Tabor the white tiger!

Tabor was originally released as a Beanie Baby and a Ty Classic. Later a Teeny Ty version appeared, and now she will be joining the Puffies range!

tabor ty puffies

Next up is a little dog called Mandarin!

Mandarin, as his name suggests, is an orange-coloured dog with a brown patch over his right eye. I wouldn’t like to suggest what type of dog he is (I’d love to hear your suggestions in the comments!), but he is really cute!

mandarin ty puffies

Dotty the leopard will also be joining the Puffies range!

Dotty was a rainbow coloured leopard Beanie Boo originally, but her popular design has featured across many product lines. I must admit, she is fabulous!

dotty ty puffies

There is also going to be a new blue, pink and purple Puffie called Cleo!

Now, my first thoughts were that Cleo is supposed to be a cat, but after double-checking the Ty Calendar, she appears to actually be a husky, which I did not expect as she really doesn’t look like a husky at all! To me, she looks a little like a French Bulldog/Chihuahua? What do you guys think?

And finally my absolute favourite of the new Puffies….

Gizmo!

I just love the vibrant colours on this little kitty and her mismatched eyes are co cute! They kind of remind me of Heather’s odd-eyes. On top of that, I love the name Gizmo. Firstly, because Gremlins was one of my favourite movies as a kid, and also I used to have a pet rat called Gizmo (named after the main character in the movie – R.I.P. little guy!).

What do you think of the new Ty Puffies? Which is your favourite? Leave a comment below!

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Introducing the new Easter Beanie Boos for Spring 2021!

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Hi everyone!

Sorry it’s been so long since my last post. I’ve been giving my daughter’s room a much-needed makeover which has taken much longer than I bargained for!

I was so disappointed that Ty weren’t releasing any Valentine’s Day Beanie Boos this year. Last year we had some adorable Valentine’s Beanie Boos, like Dainty the curly-haired flamingo and Aphrodite the pink husky, but sadly this year we had none.

However, in the Ty calendar there are a few Easter treats in store for us, as well a some other new faces joining them!

Today, I’m going to introduce to you the new Easter Beanies!

First up is Fuzzy!

Fuzzy is almost a twin of last year’s Easter rabbit Beanie Boo, Slippers. The only difference is Fuzzy is purple instead of white and they have a slightly different eye colour. Slippers is pictured below so you can compare the two.

Although I love the design of these two bunnies (their little slippers are adorable!), I’m a little disappointed that Ty haven’t at least changed the design a little as they are practically identical!

The second Easter Beanie Boo is Feathers!

Feathers, as you can probably tell, is an Easter chick. Ty usually release a chick Beanie Boo for Spring (last year we had the cute little yellow chick, Lemon Drop) so it’s not really a surprise as such. However, I think they’ve got Feathers just right! I love her pink-tinged colour which makes her look so cuddly!

As far as I know, these are the only two Easter Beanie Boos, but there will also be two new Squish a Boos making an appearance!

Bloomy is the first of these, and she will be available in both a large 14″ size and the new small 10″ size.

Bloomy is of course based on the Beanie Boo rabbit, also called Bloomy (pictured below).

The second Squish a Boo coming out shortly is Popper.

Popper is a brand new design who doesn’t have a Beanie Boo counterpart. He/she is a bright yellow chick sitting inside a white eggshell.

Popper, like Bloomy, will also be available in the small 10″ size and large 14″ size.

All of these new Beanies are due to be released either this month or next, so keep your eyes open for them!

There are also some more new faces coming out soon which I will post up shortly, so stay tuned!

I know I have quite a few emails to get through, which I will try and reply to as soon as I can and I will also be adding your Beanie requests on to the site. If I haven’t added your request yet, it should be in there soon.

Hope you’re all well, and please stay safe! (also Roam says Hi!)

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New Squish a Boos for 2021!

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Hi everyone!

I hope you have had a fantastic New Year! I know things aren’t quite normal at the moment, but I hope you are all safe and well.

I don’t know if you’ve already heard, but there are six new Squish a Boos available! The new designs include Hope, Cooper, Helena, Pinky, Gilbert, Lainey.

Not only have these new designs been announced, but there is going to be a new size option for Squish a Boos! Originally, they were only available in the 14″ size, but they are now available in a smaller 10″ option!

Have you spotted any of the new Squish a Boos designs yet?

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Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

Hi everyone!

At midnight tonight, 2020 is officially over! It’s been a pretty horrible year, so I’m hoping 2021 will be much better!

Two bears come to mind today. One is The End (pictured above) and the other is The Beginning.

The End was released back in 1999 as Ty announced that the Beanie Babies range would be coming to and end. His poem reads as follows:

All good things come to an end
It’s been fun for everyone
Peace and hope are never gone
Love you all and say, “So long!”

There was a huge uproar at the thought of no more Beanie Babies, that Ty decided that Beanie Babies were here to stay (yay!) and so The Beginning was released in the year 2000.

The Beginning is a white bear covered from head to toe in shiny, silver stars.

Her poem reads:

Beanie Babies can never end
They’ll always be our special friends
Start the fun because we’re here
To bring you hope, love and cheer!

I’m so glad that Ty did a U-turn on ending the Beanie Babies range as they are just so cute! Even the newer-style ones which at first I wasn’t sure about as they look similar to Beanie Boos, but they have really grown on me.

Hope you all are safe and well and that 2021 can be a better year for us all!

Happy New Year!

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Top five Christmas Beanies!

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

Hi everyone!

Christmas is almost here! In fact it’s Christmas Eve…Eve!

Today I’m going to show you five Christmas Beanies from across the Ty ranges that are just so adorable!

1. Peppermint

Now, I know I’ve shown her before, but I loooove Peppermint! She has this real minty vibe that makes her look so cute!

She has green airbrushed on her back with white spots which is a nice touch and sparkly green antlers!

2. Goody

Goody wears an oversized red Santa hat to one side and carries a large gingerbread man in his paws. It’s like he’s offering you a tasty snack. How cute is that?!

3. Nicholas

Nicholas is a cute little brown bear Beanie Boo. I just love the fact that his hat is so long that he has to hold the end of it with his paws and the white trim and pom pom are just so fluffy!

I love his green paws and inner ears too as they stand out from his brown, sparkly fur.

4. Klause

Klause is from the older-style Attic Treasures range. I mean the sort that actually look like they are old teddies that have come from an attic and often have jointed limbs. Not the newer Attic Treasures range that look more like a copy of the Bashful range made by a UK-based company called Jellycat (see my other website Jelly Collector to track Jellycat collectibles). Don’t get me wrong, I do like the look of the newer Attic Treasures, but I’m not really sure what the reason behind calling Attic Treasures is as they look too new to have come from an attic.

Anyway, Klause is just so cute and I love his adorable outfit of a long, red, velvet cloak and red hat with the luxurious green trim!

5. Kodi

Kodi is from the Ty Classic range and is so soft and cute! He wears an adorable red and green striped scarf too which is a really lovely touch. I love his blue eyes too!

Hope you’re all well and safe. Leave a comment below on who was your favourite in this list! Or who you would put in this list!

Have a great Christmas Eve Eve guys!

 

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