Posts Tagged ‘30th anniversary beanie babies’

I won a limited edition Fraya Beanie Baby!

Monday, May 20th, 2024

Hi everyone! I’m so excited! I can’t believe I’m writing this, but I won a limited edition, numbered Fraya Beanie Baby!

I entered a competition on Instagram held by Ty UK, and couldn’t believe that I (along with a few others) won!

Fraya the flamingo is one of the latest Beanie Baby releases, along with Emmett the dinosaur and Domino the panda.

She is the most beautiful, bright pink colour with turquoise coloured, long legs and a bright yellow beak. The underside of her wings is a pistachio green. She really is quite a colourful Beanie Baby!

My limited edition Fraya Beanie Baby

Here she is! My gorgeous, sealed Fraya the flamingo! Numbered 23/30!

Limited Edition Numbered Fraya Flamingo Ty Beanie Baby

I love the little picture on the front with all three Beanie Babies from this set sat around an erupting volcano, with Fraya dipping her feet in the river.

She also has an additional 30th Anniversary hang tag. From what I gather, it is also numbered, but I haven’t opened, and will not be opening the packaging to see it properly.

You can just about see it from the picture below, just poking out from behind the “Ty” hang tag.

Limited Edition Numbered Fraya Flamingo Ty Beanie Baby

It just goes to show that it is actually worth entering the Ty Instagram competitions!

Will I be selling her?

Unfortunately no. I’m so happy to have won her and can’t see myself ever selling her. She will have a special place in my collection.

Is Fraya my first competition win?

Also, no. I have actually entered these competitions before and won a limited edition numbered Silver II Beanie Baby!

Limited Edition Numbered Silver II Ty Beanie Baby

She is numbered 22/20 and was also another Ty UK competition win!

Again, I will not be selling her as she is my absolute favourite Beanie Baby competition win!

She also has the sweetest face! How could I possibly sell her?!

Limited Edition Numbered Silver II Ty Beanie Baby

I’m so happy to have won these two, and I cannot thank Ty UK enough for holding these competitions and allowing us the chance to own one of these adorable, limited edition Beanie Babies!

Do you have any of the limited edition Beanie Babies? Which one did you get? Leave a comment below!

Meet Molasses, Stanley and Foster, The New Anniversary Beanie Babies!

Thursday, March 28th, 2024

Hi everyone! I would like you to meet the brand new Beanie Babies, Stanley, Foster and Molasses!

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I’m so excited to show you these guys! My new Beanie Babies arrived from The Magical Gift Boutique!

Ty Anniversary Beanie Babies Stanley Foster and Molasses

When Ty first hinted at these three, everyone (including myself) thought they would be remodelled versions of Slippery, Mooch and Slowpoke. Later their names were announced and they were shown on the Ty instagram page as Stanley II, Molasses II and Foster II, so I assumed that would be what the tag read too.

But when they arrived, I was surprised that the “II” had been dropped! I’m kind of glad though, as they have brand new names so it wouldn’t have made sense to keep using the “II”.

Let’s take a look at them a bit closer…

Stanley

Stanley Seal Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby Front

Stanley is very similar to Slippery, but he has had a complete overhaul in his design. He sports a gorgeous mint-green colour matched with his yellow tummy! I absolutely adore his innocent expression and little blue nose and blue thread whiskers!

Stanley Seal Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby Back

He sits just like Slippery did, using his flippers to sit himself upright. It almost looks like he’s sunbathing! I also like how he looks ever so slightly chunkier than Slippery did.

His Birthday is on 4th May (Star Wars Day!) and his hang tag reads:

Calmly sleep the whole night through,
As my flippers comfort you.
You’ll feel safe during the night,
As I hold you very tight.

Slipery Seal Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby Hang Tag

I really love Stanley’s crazy colour combination, as I love the colourful Beanie Babies! He kind of has that 90’s vibe going, where Ty made quite a few brightly coloured Beanie Babies.

Stanley is available to order from The Magical Gift Boutique!

Foster

Foster Monkey Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby
Foster is essentially Mooch but coloured a fiery bright red! His face, hands, feet and ears have changed to a pale pink colour, but he has kept the gorgeous ring of fluffy, white fur around his face.

Foster Monkey Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby Face
He has a very sweet expression on his face, his sad-looking black button eyes accentuated by his embroidered eyebrows. His black nostrils finish off his look.

Foster Monkey Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby Back
On the back, he has a long, bright red tail, which has kept the little curl at the end that Mooch had.

His Birthday is on 3rd February and his poem reads:

I’m a monkey with no phone
But I’m never all alone.
I visit people that I like
By riding over on my bike.

I love this little red monkey and think he makes a welcome addition to the new Beanie Babies collection!

Foster is available to order from The Magical Gift Boutique!

And finally…

Molasses

Molasses Sloth Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby Front
Molasses looks like he could be based on Slowpoke with a redesigned face.

He is a vivid, bright orange, with a turquoise face and bright blue stripes over his eyes. His colours are absolutely gorgeous in real life and much better than the photos I could manage to take of him.

Molasses Sloth Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby Face
His back is a solid orange with no other colours, but I wouldn’t have expected that. In fact, he kind of looks like he’s wearing an orange, hooded jacket from the back!

Molasses Sloth Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby Back
His Birthday is on 7th August and his poem reads:

I may be slow as you can see,
But I don’t let it bother me.
It never keeps my friends away,
Moving slow is just my way.

Molasses Sloth Ty 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby Hang Tag
I really love Molasses and think he is possibly one of my favourites of this set due to his vivid colours.

Molasses is available to order from The Magical Gift Boutique!

My thoughts…

I am absolutely in love with this set! I’ve always loved the brightly coloured Beanie Babies that were released back in the 90’s and I’m so glad that this set is the most brightly coloured so far!

Molasses is probably my favourite overall of the new Beanie Babies, followed by Stanley and Foster.

I bought the Beanie Bundle on The Magical Gift Boutique, which worked out cheaper than buying them individually.

Do you like this new colourful set of Beanie Babies? Who is your favourite? Leave a comment below!

Series 7 30th Anniversary Beanie Babies Announcement!

Wednesday, January 24th, 2024

Hi everyone!

I have some exciting news for you all…the latest series of 30th Anniversary Beanie Babies has been announced!

There are two familiar faces appearing as well as one new face! I will go through them all below.

Legs II

Legs II 30th Anniversary Ty Beanie Babies

Legs II is based on the original Legs Beanie Baby, which in turn was one of the original nine Beanie Babies!

The original Legs was a solid, bright green colour, whereas this updated version is more of a lime green with a pale pink belly.

Isn’t he adorable?!

Legs II is available to order from The Magical Gift Boutique!

Hope II

Hope II 30th Anniversary Ty Beanie Babies

Hope was one of my favourite bears, so I am so happy to see Hope II!

I love how Ty have gone with a pale grey, neutral colour for Hope II, and I’m glad they have kept her brown nose.

I think that this is the Beanie Baby I am looking forward to the most in this set.

Hope II is available to order from The Magical Gift Boutique!

and finally…

Magenta II

Magenta II 30th Anniversary Ty Beanie Babies

From what I can see, Magenta II looks like she could be a brand new Beanie Baby! By that, I mean is that she isn’t based on a current Beanie Baby. The only thing I can think is that she could be something to do with New Face Teddy (Magenta), but I’m not sure about this.

I LOVE her bright pink ribbon covered in white polka dots!

Magenta II is available to order from The Magical Gift Boutique!

My thoughts…

I adore this new series of 30th Anniversary Beanie Babies!

I think my favourite of this series may be Hope II, but I also love little Legs II and I love the colours on Magenta II. Oh, I can’t decide, they’re all so cute!

Have you spotted the Beanie Babies in series 7? Who is your favourite? Leave a comment below!

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Take a look at Series 6 of the 30th Anniversary Beanie Babies!

Monday, December 11th, 2023

Hi everyone!

Some exciting news in time for Christmas!…the 6th series of 30th Anniversary Beanie Babies has been announced!

I have pre-ordered this set from The Magical Gift Boutique ready for their release as I expect this set to be quite popular!

Celebrate II

Celebrate II 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby

Celebrate II was first released in the USA as part of series 5. However, he has now been released in series 6 for the UK!

I love the purple colour of Celebrate II and his little purple-pink ribbon. It feels like one of the 30th Anniversary Beanie Babies I MUST have in my collection because of his embroidered “30 Years” Ty heart.

Celebrate II is available to order from The Magical Gift Boutique!

Amber II

Amber II 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby

Following on from last series’ Silver II, we will now be getting his counterpart Amber II!

I remember saying in a previous post how I would love Silver II to have his companion kitty, and I’m happy to say that these two will be reunited again!

The difference this time is that Amber II has been created in the design of the older style kitties, which I absolutely LOVE! It almost feels like Ty has been listening when I said I prefer the old-style cats of the 90s!

Amber II is available to order from The Magical Gift Boutique!

Bananas II

Bananas II 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby

The final addition to the Anniversary Beanie Babies will be…Bananas II!

Bananas II is named after the original Bananas, but has a design more akin to Schweetheart.

I love his colour combination of smoky grey and lilac. There is something quite calming about it, yet still retaining some of the crazy colour mixes that I love.

Bananas II is available to order from The Magical Gift Boutique!

My thoughts…

I am so happy that Celebrate II is finally coming to the UK! I’ve been waiting for this Beanie to arrive since the last series, when it was announced that he would be part of the 5th series in the USA!

I’m so happy that Silver and Amber will be together again! I’m also glad that Ty went with the old-style, laying down design for her instead of a sitting position.

Bananas is a great addition to the 30th Anniversary range and I’m happy that we have another crazy colour combination again! I also love that he looks more like Schweetheart, rather than the original Bananas as I preferred that design overall.

I’m so glad that I’ve preordered this set from The Magical Gift Boutique as I think they will be very popular.

I’m slightly sad that with it being December, there are no Christmas-themed re-releases joining the gang, but I guess there weren’t any Halloween or Thanksgiving Anniversary Beanies either. But I absolutely love the new additions that we are getting!

What are your thoughts on series 6? Who is your favourite? Leave a comment below!

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Series 5 of the 30th Anniversary Beanie Babies available soon!

Wednesday, October 18th, 2023

Hi everyone!

Who else is excited for the upcoming release of the fifth series of 30th Anniversary Beanie Babies?

I’m especially happy that the UK will be getting three Beanies instead of only two like in the last series! In the last series, we only got Signature Bear II and Nanook II, whereas the USA had Blue Teddy II, Nanook II and Zip II.

This time, both the USA and UK will get three Beanies! Hooray!

So, which Beanie Babies will be available in this series?

Silver II

Silver II the Cat 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby

Silver II is one of the latest 30th Anniversary Beanie Babies!

She is based on the original Silver Beanie Baby. I haven’t seen it yet, but since all the other poems so far have matched the originals I’m guessing her poem will be as follows:

Curled up, sleeping in the sun
He’s worn out from having fun
Chasing dust specks in the sunrays
This is how he spends his days!

The original Silver (and his counterpart Amber) were based on two orphaned kittens who were adpoted by Ty Warner.

I wonder if one day there may be an Amber II….I hope so.

Dotty II

Dotty the Dalmatian Dog 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby

Dotty II is based on the original Dotty.

Both Beanies look incredibly similar, The only main difference will be that the newer Anniversary version will have softer, plush fur.

Again, I’m assuming that her poem will be as follows:

The Beanies all thought it was a big joke
While writing her tag, their ink pen broke
She got in the way, and got all spotty
So now the Beanies call her Dotty!

Dotty is so cute, and I love her poem on how she “got her spots”.

Blue Teddy II

Blue Teddy II the Bear 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby

Blue Teddy II is only part of the UK series 5. He was already released in the USA as part of the fourth series.

This teddy is the most gorgeous bright blue colour. His rainbow ribbon suits him perfectly.

His Birthday is on 30th November (based on the USA release in the last series) and his poem is as follows:

Teddy wanted to go out today
All of his friends went out to play
But he’d rather help whatever you do
After all, his best friend is you!

Despite him being named “Blue Teddy II”, there was no original Blue Teddy and this is the first of his name.

And finally…

Celebrate II

Celebrate II the Bear 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby

Celebrate II will only be released in the USA this time round.

His Birthday is on 18th December and his poem is as follows:

Each year it seems we’ve just begun
Bringing your favorites one by one
That’s got to be the reason why
These 30 years quickly flew by

At the moment, it’s unknown whether he will arrive in the UK, but I will update you if he does.

My thoughts

I’m loving the new Silver II and Dotty II, but I wish there was a little more variety in colour.

I LOVE the bright colours from the earlier series. I loved the wacky colour combinations of Patti II, Peanut II and Squealer II. Even Nanook II was blue instead of grey.

I wish that Ty had made one of the Beanies in this series a bright colour, but that’s just my personal opinion and I do love the two Beanies that have been announced.

I also REALLY hope that they make an Amber II as a friend for Silver II…

What are your thoughts on series 5 of the Anniversary Beanie Babies? Who is your favourite? Leave a comment below!

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The 4th series of the 30th Anniversary Beanie Babies has now been announced!

Friday, August 18th, 2023

Hi everyone!

Great news! We now know who is in the fourth set of 30th Anniversary Beanie Babies!

Yet again, they will be available to find at local retailers in the USA and UK….and here they are below!

Zip II

Zip II 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby

Zip II made his appearance in the third set in the UK. Now he will be available in the fourth series of Beanies.

He looks identical in nearly every way to the original Zip (white paws variation), except for the addition of a white tail tip.

His Birthday has moved from the 28th March to 28th June, but his poem remains unchanged.

Nanook II

Nanook II 30th Anniversary Beanie Babies

Nanook II is one of the new designs this month!

Based on the original Nanook, who was one of the cutest little husky Beanie Babies (in my opinion), he is set to be a favourite this month!

I’m not sure on a Birthday for him just yet, but I’m guessing based on previous Beanies that his poem will remain the same as the original, shown below.

Nanook is a dog that loves cold weather
To him a sled is light as a feather
Over the snow and through the slush
He runs at hearing the cry of “mush!”

I can’t wait to get this little guy and I currently have him on preorder for when he arrives!

Blue Teddy II

Blue Teddy II 30th Anniversary Beanie Babies (Photo: Ty.com)

(Photo: Ty.com)

Blue Teddy II is the new bear addition available this month for the USA.

So far, the picture above is all that I can find on him. As you can see, he is a beautiful bright blue colour with a pastel rainbow ribbon.

So far, I’m uncertain if he will have a poem or birth date yet, but I will update his page when I get more details on him.

I’m not quite sure why he’s called “Blue Teddy II” however, as there wasn’t a “Blue Teddy” to begin with! I’m guessing they’re just sticking with them all having “II” at the end of their name.

Signature Bear II

Signature Bear II 30th Anniversary Beanie Babies

Signature Bear II was available in the third set last month for the USA. However, he will now be available in the fourth set in the UK this time.

Inside his hang tag, he is named Signature Bear 2023.

He is a gorgeous lime green colour with a bright red ribbon, and of course, the signature Ty heart on his chest.

My thoughts…

The fourth series looks amazing!

I’m really looking forward to getting Nanook II as I loved the original Beanie Baby version of him!

However, I’m a little disappointed this month that the UK only have two Beanies in the fourth series (Nanook II and Signature Bear II) instead of the three that the USA will be getting (Nanook II, Blue Teddy II and Zip II).

What are your thoughts on this latest set of the 30th Anniversary Beanie Babies? Who is your favourite? Leave a comment below!

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Series 3 of the 30th Anniversary Beanie Babies Announced!

Wednesday, July 12th, 2023

Hi everyone!

Great news! The third series of the 30th Anniversary Beanie Babies have been announced!

Again, we see a set of three previously released Beanie Babies made with much softer fur and a few colour changes.

And here they are!

Series 3 30th Anniversary Beanie Babies. Photo: Ty.com

(Photo: Ty.com)

From the rumours I’ve heard, Snort II will be available to the US market, whereas the UK will get Peace II instead.

The two new Beanie Babies to join the gang will be Signature Bear II and Patti II.

Signature Bear II

Signature Bear II Beanie Baby

So far I’ve not managed to gain any information on a birth date or poem for the Signature Bear II.

From the picture, he appears to be a vivid bright green with a red ribbon and the red heart with Ty Warner’s signature seen on previous Signature bears.

Patti II

Patti II Beanie Baby

I’m really excited about this new version of Patti!

She was one of my favourite Beanie Babies, so seeing this amazing change in colour is great news! I love the bright tangerine orange of her body against her azure blue beak and feet.

I’ve made a calculated guess that her poem will be the same as the original, based on others in the 30th Anniversary range, but currently I’m not sure what her birth date will be.

My thoughts…

My favourite Beanie Baby in this latest series is definitely Patti!

I’m a little disappointed that there are only two new designs, but I’ll be happy if Peace II comes to the UK!

What are your thought on series 3 of the 30th Anniversary Beanies? Who is your favourite? Leave a comment below!

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Series 2 of the 30th Anniversary Beanie Babies!

Friday, July 7th, 2023

Hi everyone!

I’ve been away on holiday for a few days, so I’ve only just managed to get round to posting these up. At the moment, these little beauties are at my parents’ house as I am currently staying over in Bulgaria. However, my Dad (thanks again!) has sent me a few photos to look at before I get back to the UK.

Here they are…the second series of 30th Anniversary Beanie Babies!

30th Anniversary Beanie Babies. Left to right: Peanut II, Squealer II and Snort II

The second series of the 30th Anniversary Beanie Babies includes Peanut II, Squealer II and Snort II.

Is it just me being nostalgic, or are the new Beanie Babies getting better with every new series?

I loved it when the 90’s Beanie Babies came out in crazy colours (I’m thinking of such Beanies as Patti, Inch and Chocolate) and I’m hoping we see more of these (watch this space…).

Peanut II Beanie Baby Hang Tag

The outer hang tag remains unchanged from the first series from what I can see from Peanut II’s tag (pictured above).

Take a look inside the hang tags…

Like the first series, the inner hang tag includes the same poem as the original Peanut, but the birth date has changed from 25th January 1995 to 25th April.

Peanut II inside hang tag

The birth date inside Squealer II’s hang tag has changed from 23rd April 1993 on the original Squealer’s tag to 23rd September. The poem remains the same.

Squealer II inside hang tag

And finally, Snort II’s birth date is now on 15th August instead of the original 15th May 1995.

So far, I don’t have the Peace II bear (hopefully that will change soon…). At first, he was thought to be a USA exclusive and Snort II a UK exclusive. However, this appears not to be the case as I have heard they are staggering the releases, with Peace II as part of the UK third series and Snort II as part of series 3 in the USA.

Left to right: Peanut II, Squealer II and Snort II

I ordered the third series of the 30th Anniversary Beanie Babies from The Magical Gift Boutique in the UK, who once again have provided a fantastic service. Thank you!

My thoughts on series 3 of the 30th Anniversary Beanie Babies…

I’m loving this new series as they are so bright and colourful! I love the bright purple of Peanut II, the addition of the lilac ears and tail to Squealer II and the red and yellow combination on Snort II.

I’m hoping we see more colourful additions!

What do you think of series 3? Leave a comment below!

They arrived! First look at the brand new “Original” Beanie Babies!

Monday, June 19th, 2023

Hi everyone!

I’m so excited to say that the first series of the new 30th Anniversary edition “Original” Beanie Babies have arrived!

To be completely honest, I don’t exactly have them in my hands just yet as I am currently in Bulgaria. I had them sent to my parents in the UK where they are now sitting awaiting my return. My lovely father (thank you Dad!) sent me pictures of them for me to post up here before I get to see them in the flesh.

And here they are!

From left to right: Valentino II, Bones II and Bongo II Beanie Babies

From left to right we have Valentino II, Bones II and Bongo II.

Aren’t they just adorable! I’m glad I managed to get hold of them before they all disappear as each retailer that stocks them has been limited to 24 of each design!

Below is a view of the back of each of them.

From left to right: Bongo II, Bones II and Valentino II

They look just like fluffier, more up-to-date versions of the Original Beanie Babies I loved back in the 90s.

I have also been reliably informed that they are indeed very soft and fluffy.

New updated hang tags with a nostalgic feel!

Bones II outer hang tag

The hang tag resembles an updated version of the 5th generation tag, with a slightly different font and the text “BEANIE” and “BABY” gently curves around the word “ORIGINAL”.

Bongo II inside hang tag

The inside of Bongo II’s hang tag keeps the original poem, but his Birthday has now changed to 4th January.

The same has happened with Valentino II who now has a birth date of 6th February.

Valentino II inside hang tag

Bones II is also the same, with a poem identical to the original, but his birth date has now changed to 18th March.

Bones II inside hang tag

I can’t wait to see them for myself, but I’m so grateful to be able to take a look at them before I get back to the UK!

What are your thoughts on the new Original Beanie Babies? Do you have them in your collection? Leave a comment below!

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The Original Beanie Babies are Back!

Sunday, May 28th, 2023

Hi everyone!

I have some exciting news for you all…the Original Beanie Babies are back!

Ty have released three new “original” style Beanie Babies to mark the 30th Anniversary of Beanie Babies! They are essentially re-designed versions of previous older generation Beanie Babies that you will no doubt all be familiar with but with slight differences and made from a much softer material.

Bongo II

Bongo II 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby

The first of these is Bongo II. He is based on the original Bongo with a brown tail and even shares the same poem:

Bongo the monkey lives in a tree
The happiest monkey you’ll ever see
In his spare time he plays the guitar
One of these days he will be a big star!

However, his Birthday is different and on 4th January instead of 17th August.

Bones II

Bones II 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby

Bones II is a lighter, caramel brown version of the original Bones. They are very similar in appearance but this version has very soft fur.

His poem is:

Bones is a dog that loves to chew
Chairs and tables and a smelly old shoe
You’re so destructive all would shout
That stopped, when his teeth fell out!

His Birthday is on 18th March instead of the original Bones’ Birthday of 18th January.

Valentino II

Valentino II 30th Anniversary Beanie Baby

Valentino II is perhaps the most different from his original counterpart. The original Valentino was a white colour with a red ribbon and heart, but this has been changed to a bright red with a white ribbon.

Valentino II’s Birthday has been changed from 14th February to 6th February.

His poem however remains unchanged and is as follows:

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!

Where will the 30th Anniversary Beanie Babies be available?

So far, Ty have stated that these will only be available in limited supply from selected small retailers. Each retailer will only receive 24 of each Beanie Baby and when they’re gone, they’re gone!

My thoughts on the new “original” Beanie Babies

As a child, I collected the original Beanie Babies back in the 90’s, so I’m extremely excited that I will hopefully be getting my hands on them all!

They have a nostalgic vibe about them but with the modern twist of being made with a softer material.

I am hoping that this is a sign that Ty will bring back the original Beanie Babies, and not only occasional/commemorative releases. I would love to see them re-release older Beanie Babies, for example, the Original Nine and maybe some of the cats (I’m thinking Chip or Prance!), but I would also love to see some new designs too!

All of this is just speculation though.

What do you think? Will Ty bring back the original Beanie Babies product line? Or is this just a one-off release?

Leave a comment below!

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