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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!

All about…Valentino the Bear

Wednesday, February 9th, 2022

Valentino Beanie Baby Value

In this article, I want to talk about the true value of the infamous “brown nose” Valentino Beanie Baby that has been subject to an astronomical amount of misinformation.

Valentino has unfortunately been targeted by some media outlets as being a “rare” Beanie Baby. Sadly, you are not going to make thousands of dollars from selling him.

Not to say that there aren’t any rare Valentino bears, as there certainly are. However, the vast majority are very common bears.

I will go into more details, including the value of Valentino, but first a little more about this Valentine’s Day Beanie Baby.

A little about Valentino…

– VALENTINO’S BEANIEPEDIA PAGE CAN BE FOUND HERE –

Valentino’s style number is 4058.

He is a brilliant white colour with black button eyes and a larger, dark brown nose. Tied around his neck is a red satin ribbon. On his chest is an embroidered, bright red heart.

Valentino Beanie Baby embroidered heart

Tag generation

Valentino was released with either a 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th generation hang tag (see my swing tag guide for identifying hang tags) and a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th generation tush tag (check out my tush tag guide).

Below is an example of a Valentino bear with a 4th generation hang tag and a late 4th generation tush tag.

 

Birthday

Valentino’s Birthday is on 14th February 1994. He is a Valentine’s Day bear after all.

Poem

Valentino’s poem is shown below:

His heart is red and full of love
He cares for you so give him a hug
Keep him close when feeling blue
Feel the love he has for you!

Valentino Beanie Baby poem

 

Variations

Valentino was also released as a large Beanie Buddy. This Beanie Buddy version features a red mesh ribbon instead of the satin ribbon of the Beanie Baby. The Beanie Buddy also has a red nose.

Valentino Beanie Buddy

So what is the TRUE value of the Valentino Beanie Baby?

The best way to figure out the value to any Beanie Baby, including Valentino is by using the guide in the link below.

What Are My Beanie Babies Worth?

As I mentioned further up the page, Valentino has made his way on to several clickbait articles claiming that he is worth thousands of dollars. The only purpose for these news articles is to drive traffic to their website by making you think that you have a rare Beanie.

The claim is that Valentino is worth more if you have certain “tag errors” or if he has a brown nose. Sadly, both of these claims are untrue. ALL Valentino bears have a brown nose. Every single one of them. Also, 99% of the time tag errors are not true errors, especially on Valentino.

However, there are definitely Valentino bears that are rare, just not for the reasons listed in the clickbait articles.

A Valentino with a 2nd generation hang tag is certainly worth a good amount money, anywhere between $150-700 depending on condition and whether it’s authenticated. Even a 3rd generation tag can fetch up to $70 authenticated and in mint condition.

For a 4th or 5th generation bear however, the value is drastically reduced as this was when Valentino became mass produced. Its value is around $1-15 dependent on condition.

What about the high sold values on eBay?

If you have found several high sold prices on eBay, there are several reasons for this, which I will explain below.

Fake sales: A seller sets up another eBay account, they list the Beanie at a high price, they then “buy” their own Beanie and it shows up in the sold listings, even though they have never paid for that Beanie. It drives interest to that Beanie, making people think that it must be worth something if someone has paid so much for it

Money Laundering: Criminals can move money by using selling a low value item at a very high price. It looks like the money went on a real sale.

Vigilante “buyers”: When sellers list Beanies for a high amount, vigilante bidders  teach them a harsh lesson by “buying” the Beanie, but never paying for it. It wastes the time of the seller, but this also makes the sale show up in the sold listings.

Take a look at the sold prices of Valentino on eBay in the links below:

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SEE VALENTINO SOLD PRICES ON EBAY UK

SEE VALENTINO SOLD PRICES ON EBAY US

As you can see from the sold listings, those who have “bought” these high value Valentino bears have suspiciously had no feedback, have been bought by a low/zero feedback buyer or been re-listed. In other words, they never actually sold for that price.

Some examples…

Here is one example below, which shows that the seller had zero feedback. You can also see that the sale never went through as the seller re-listed the item.

What is Valentino Beanie Baby worth

Another example shows the seller with zero feedback.

Valentino Beanie Baby value

Here is another “high value” Valentino “sold” to a low feedback bidder who is no longer a registered user, which indicates the account may have been banned/deactivated.

Valentino Beanie Baby value

There are countless similar examples, but here are just a selection to give you the general idea of the problems around the false information surrounding Valentino and how clickbait articles that circulate these rumours just create disappointment to genuine people.

Hopefully this article has been useful in shedding a little light on the rumours surrounding Valentino.

– VALENTINO’S BEANIEPEDIA PAGE CAN BE FOUND HERE –