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Genevieve the Cat – Attic Treasures Review

Monday, October 11th, 2021

Hi everyone!

In my last post, I mentioned that I had purchased a new Beanie that I’d seen based on one of the requests that I’d added and that I’d do a full review once I’d received her. Well….she arrived!

Meet Genevieve!

genevieve ty attic treasures

Genevieve is a beautiful white cat from the Attic Treasures collection! I couldn’t resist getting her!

I’ve given her fur a comb (well, who doesn’t have a bad hair day after being sent in the mail?), but now she’s back to her former glory. Her fur is really fluffy, so much so that I had to try and comb it out of the way of her gorgeous blue eyes! She has the cutest, embroidered pale pink nose and long, white thread whiskers. For the final touch, she has a little pink rose just above her right ear.

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She has a 7th generation Attic Treasures hang tag (not to be confused with a 3rd generation Beanie Babies hang tag as they look very similar on the outside – see the Beanie Baby tag identification guide) and has the following phrase inside:

“Feline Great!”

It’s short and simple but suits her well, as she does indeed look like she’s feeling great.

genevieve ty attic treasures hang tag

When I saw Genevieve, I knew I HAD to have her in my collection! As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m a huge cat lover and love to collect the Ty cats. I also love her name, Genevieve. I think it sounds really pretty and goes well with her delicate features. Also…how cute are those toe beans?!

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I’ve always loved the Attic Treasures collection. It’s one of my favourite product lines along with Beanie Babies and Beanie Boos. I love how they have a vintage look to them, and like their name suggests, have come straight out of the attic.

Do you have Genevieve in your collection or any other Attic Treasures? What do you think of Genevieve? Leave a comment below!

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Halloween is nearly here!

Friday, October 8th, 2021

Hi everyone!

It’s been so busy here lately! I’ve been trying to get in as many Beanie requests as possible as I’ve had so many! I’ve still got some more to get through, but I’ve got through quite a big portion of them. The only issue with adding Beanie requests is that I find myself seeing Beanies I absolutely ADORE and must have!

I have actually ordered a new Beanie because of one of the requests I have had through. I will reveal which Beanie when I receive her and do a full review, but she looks so cute that I can’t wait to get her!

I have got some new Halloween Beanies though. Here they are pictured below:

I managed to pick up the two new Halloween Ty Puffies, Echo and Seeds! Echo is so adorable with his little round, fluffy body and tiny fangs and Seeds is cute too!

I also got Seeds in Flippables form! I love how he looks so happy! His glittery green eyes also look great against his bright orange sequins.

Jinx also arrived! I love her gold and dark brown sequins and her odd eyes in orange and green. She also carries a sparkly pumpkin treat in her mouth.

Last but not least, I managed to get hold of Eerie! Eerie is part of the Squish a Boos range and his tiny, sparkly purple wings are too cute for words!

I’ve also got my eye on two Halloween Beanies that I really want in my collection.

The first of these is Hocus.

I love how this little guy has his very own pet spider who he carries around on top of his head.

The second Halloween Beanie I want to get hold of is Scaredy.

Scaredy was a Halloween Beanie Baby I added recently as a request. She is actually part of the Beanie Babies 2.0 range and featured a special code to access a section of Ty’s website that used to be available where you could play games and chat. I love how she has an arched back as if she’s scared of something (hence the name, “Scaredy”).

Who is your favourite Halloween Beanie? Do you have any Halloween Beanies on your wish list? Leave a comment below!

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Latest Beanie Haul!

Saturday, September 25th, 2021

Hi everyone!

Recently I’ve been on the hunt for Beanie bargains! One of my favourite places to go is to my local charity shops!

Up until this week, I haven’t had much luck as there have either been no Beanies to be seen or they have had ones I already own. This week however, I’ve managed to pick up a LOT!

I found a 2000 Signature Teddy in my local British Heart Foundation shop. I just LOVE the colours on this one!

He is a mottled purple and grey colour and absolutely beautiful. He wears a multicoloured mesh ribbon and features the embroidered Signature Bear heart with the year 2000 on it.

Float and Twitterbug are two new bugs to join my collection.

I love how Float has a longer pile on the fabric of her upper wings as it makes them look a little furry. I also LOVE the name “Twitterbug”! It sounds very cute (even though I know from experience cicadas are VERY noisy!).

I also found a few new kitties for my collection! Tabitha, Purr and Miles were also charity shop finds.

Sadly, Miles didn’t have a hang tag attached, but I couldn’t leave her all on her own, so she came home too!

I also found Cara from the Hallmark shop at Lakeside Shopping Outlet in the UK. There were 50% Ty products, so I also picked up Enchanted to go with her.

I picked up Derby (fluffy mane version) and Iggy (blue version without a tongue) as I didn’t have them and they were both cheap. I used to own them both, but I can’t remember what happened to them.

I also picked up some tinies. Stretchy, ‘Nook, Claude and Rocket are all McDonald’s Teenie Beanie Babies, Ozzie is a Halloweenie Beanie owl and Gypsy the St. Bernard is a Teeny Ty.

I found a Flippables Pixy the unicorn in Poundland who is absolutely beautiful! I adore her rainbow coloured glittery eyes!

Here they are altogether…

And finally, today I found four more Beanie Babies. Sheets, Danny Dog, Squirmy and the Cat with Heart Eyes emoji.

Have you stumbled across any great deals on Beanies recently? Share your most recent finds in the comments below!

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Beanie News Update

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

Hi everyone!

Sorry things have been quiet lately. Things have been a bit hectic at home recently and I just haven’t had much spare time.

Anyway, what’s been going on in the Beanie world?

Well it turns out that the “unknown” range that I wrote about before are a brand new, redesign for the Beanie Babies range!

There are eight new Beanie Babies using the new design. Their names are Mitzi, Miso, Ying, Clawdia, Skylar, Ace, Duncan and Wilfred. My favourite of these new designs is Miso (pictured below) and I can’t wait to see what he looks like in real life!

It’s getting closer to one of my favourite times of the year….Halloween!

One of the most disappointing pieces of news is that there will be NO new Halloween Beanie Boos this year! I’m so sad about this as I LOVE the Halloween Boos!

However, there are a few new Halloween Squish a Boos, my personal favourite being Eerie the bat (pictured below). I love his little purple wings and tiny fangs! Eerie is available in both a small and large size.

The second bit of sad news is that there will also be no Christmas Beanie Boos! There will be a “Winter-themed”, icy penguin named Tony (pictured below), but no specific Holiday Boo. Tony is very cute but I would have liked some more Christmassy Boos this year to cheer us all up this year.

However, as with Halloween, there are also going to be a few Christmas Squish a Boos. There is a snowman called Flurry, who will be available in a small and large size, and a gingerbread man called Cookie (pictured below), also in small and large.

On a brighter note, the new Beanie Boos are now appearing in the USA, and will be available shortly in the UK too!

My favourite is probably Opal! A fellow Beanie friend of mine described her fur as being like cotton-candy and I totally agree with this description! I can’t wait to get her! Isn’t she just adorable?!

What do you think of the new Beanies? Are you also disappointed that there are no Halloween or Christmas Beanie Boos this year? Leave a comment below!

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Upcoming 2021 Beanies now added to the database!

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

Hi everyone!

I am pleased to say that I have FINALLY added all of the upcoming new Beanie Babies, Beanie Boos, Puffies, Mini Boos key clips, Squish a Boos and the brand new un-named range to the database! There were a LOT to get through, but they should now be all up there, so please let me know if I’ve missed any!

The good thing is that there is now something to look forward to after a bit of a lull waiting for new Beanies! I’m so excited about the new range too!

Below is a full list of all the upcoming 2021 Beanies which will hopefully be released later in the year! (There have been other Beanie sightings, but I’m awaiting information on them before I can add them to the database).

Beanie Babies

As far as I know, there are two new Beanie Babies coming to the range. I’m really looking forward to seeing Squire (pictured below) in reality as his stock image looks so cute!

Nuzzle the Chocolate Labrador

Colin the Corgi

Squire the Squirrel

Beanie Boos

There are also twelve new Beanie Boos on the Ty Calendar, with potentially more to be released! I’ve seen other Beanie Boo designs, but I’m just awaiting more information before I can add them to the database. Noodles (pictured below) is one of the new Beanie Boos and he looks so adorable!

Eva the Elephant

Hunk the Husky

Karli the Koala

Mai the Cat

Meadow the Fox

Noodles the Golden Doodle Dog

Oakie the Raccoon

Oakie the Raccoon (Medium)

Oakie the Raccoon (Key Clip)

Opal the Cat

Opal the Cat (Medium)

Snookie the Unicorn

Tiggy the Tiger

Puffies

Four new Ty Puffies have been added to the calendar too, with my favourite being Sheldon (pictured below). I love her coral-pink colouring!

Bamboo the Panda

Munchkin the Dog

Sheldon the Octopus

Tia the Cat

Mini Boos Key Clips

There are going to be four new Mini Boos key clips, with my favourite being Patsy (pictured below). I love the look of her textured “fur” and her bright pink colouring!

Fetch the Dog

Glider the Penguin

Grapes the Monkey

Patsy the Poodle

Squish a Boos

A whopping 38 new Squish a Boos have been announced, with 20 new designs! Zinger (pictured below) is one of the new designs and I just love this happy, little bee!

Bitsy the Dog (10 inch)

Bitsy the Dog (14 inch)

Buttercup the Bear (10 inch)

Buttercup the Bear (14 inch)

Catnip the Mouse (10 inch)

Catnip the Mouse (14 inch)

Chipper the Mouse (10 inch)

Chipper the Mouse (14 inch)

Clover the Bear (10 inch)

Clover the Bear (14 inch)

Cookie the Gingerbread Man (10 inch)

Cookie the Gingerbread Man (14 inch)

Eerie the Bat (10 inch)

Eerie the Bat (14 inch)

Fetch the Dog (10 inch)

Fetch the Dog (14 inch)

Flurry the Snowman (10 inch)

Flurry the Snowman (14 inch)

Goblin the Ghost (10 inch)

Goblin the Ghost (14 inch)

Harmonie the Unicorn (10 inch)

Harmonie the Unicorn (14 inch)

Livvie the Leopard (10 inch)

Livvie the Leopard (14 inch)

Muffin the Cat (10 inch)

Muffin the Cat (14 inch)

Poppy the Koala (10 inch)

Poppy the Koala (14 inch)

Roxie the Fox (10 inch)

Roxie the Fox (14 inch)

Scarlett the Cat (14 inch

Seeds the Pumpkin (10 inch)

Seeds the Pumpkin (14 inch)

Tickle the Dog (14 inch)

Winks the Owl (10 inch)

Winks the Owl (14 inch)

Zinger the Bee (10 inch)

Zinger the Bee (14 inch)

Unknown Range

This is the brand new, unknown range that has been announced on the calendar. So far, the name of the range isn’t known and I’m not sure yet if they will have birth dates, although I suspect they will as they have a poem included on the calendar. I haven’t added the birth dates yet on the database until I can confirm they definitely have one.

Clawdia (pictured below) is one of the new range, and to me they look a little like an updated version of the retired Wild Wild Best range. Isn’t Clawdia so cute!

Ace the German Shepherd

Clawdia the Tiger

Duncan the Bear

Miso the Cat

Mitzi the Cat

Skylar the Unicorn

Wilfred the Dog

Ying the Panda

So that’s all the new Beanies so far. I still haven’t seen anything about any Halloween Beanie Boos, only Squish a Boos, so I’m desperately hoping that Ty do release some this year.

Also, there is some more exciting news for UK collectors…

There is an ongoing competition happening on the @tyofficial.co.uk Instagram page!

The competition is in conjunction with Paultons Park and you have the chance to win the ONLY two Peppa Pig Squish a Boos currently available, plus a family ticket of four people to visit Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World!

The Peppa Pig Squish a Boos will eventually be available from Paultons Park, but it’s aways worth a go to win something for free!

Who is your favourite from the upcoming new 2021 Beanies? Leave a comment below!

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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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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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