Posts Tagged ‘beanie baby’

Beanie Baby Birthday – Happy Birthday Koowee!

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

 

Hi everyone!

Today is 24th September, which means…it’s Koowee’s Birthday!

Koowee is a fuzzy grey koala bear with adorable fluffy white ears. He has the characteristic large, oval koala nose and little grey paws clasped together.

Koowee was an Australian/New Zealand exclusive Beanie Baby released back in July 2004. His poem reads as follows:

Eating Gum leaves, sleeping in trees
Relaxing in the Aussie Breeze
Watching as the branches sway
That’s how I like to spend my day!

Couldn’t you just cuddle this little cutie?!

Happy Birthday little guy!

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New European exclusive Bruni…with sound!

Friday, September 18th, 2020

Hi everyone!

Well it’s Friday again (yay!) and I’ve got some more Beanie news that might be of interest to you`.

Earlier this year, Ty released a Disney Sparkle Bruni. You know the guy, he’s the adorable little salamander from the Disney movie, Frozen II!

Well now there is another Bruni…with sound! Eek!

I’m so excited as I have reserved one of these little guys! Stay tuned as I’ll be posting a review once he arrives!

What do you think of Bruni? Leave a comment 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 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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Beanie Baby Review – Mystery the Loch Ness Monster

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

I’ve lost count how many weeks we’ve been in lockdown now. The only problem with being at home is that I keep coming across new additions to my collection!

One of my latest additions that has just arrived is a UK exclusive Beanie Baby called Mystery.

Mystery Beanie Baby

Mystery is a turquoise Loch Ness Monster that was exclusive to the UK. She has little black button eyes and a white belly. On her side is the Scottish flag, embroidered in blue with a white cross.

Mystery Beanie Baby tush tag

Mystery was only ever available with a UK 13th generation hang tag. These were slightly different than a 13th generation USA tag in that they only say “ORIGINAL BEANIES” instead of “ORIGINAL BEANIE BABIES”. However, both tags featured the holographic star to the left of the lettering.

Mystery Beanie Baby Swing Hang Tag

Inside Mystery’s hang tag, her Birthday is on 22nd June 2004 and her poem reads as follows:

My size and shape a secret so old
Generations of tales greatly told
Any ripples or shadows you see
Just think aloud that it could be me!

Mystery Beanie Baby Swing Hang Tag

I’ve been wanting this Beanie Baby for a little while now, so I’m glad to finally have her in my collection!

Here’s she is pictured from another angle. Isn’t she adorable?!

Mystery Beanie Baby

There are two other Loch Ness Monster Beanie Babies similar in appearance to Mystery. There are two versions of NESS-e (pictured below right), a retail version and an Inverness Centre exclusive version (there were also key clips of both versions of NESS-e) and Enigma (below left), another Inverness Centre exclusive.

Enigma and NESS-e Beanie BabyHave you spotted any of these cute little Loch Ness Monsters before? Do you have them in your collection?

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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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Upcoming Beanie Boo?

Friday, May 29th, 2020

Have you spotted this little fox?

This adorable fox is called Faye. Although I saw Faye a while back on the Ty Calendar, I couldn’t find out any details on her before, other than a fuzzy, small image.

Ty have now updated her image on the Calendar and now include her poem, which reads as follows:

Being a sly fox is my claim to fame
Make a silly face, and I’ll do the same!

Faye will probably make an appearance later this year (obviously, the current situation could delay things, so I’m not sure exactly when that could be).

I am pretty sure, based on her look, that she will be released to the Beanie Boo collection, however, this is still unclear at the moment.

Faye is not to be confused with another fox released in the Beanie Babies range this year, called Fay (without the “e”).

Keep a look out for Faye later this year!

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New Beanie Baby – Barker

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

With everything that’s going on at the moment, it’s nice to hear the news that there is a brand new Beanie Baby available!

His name is Barker and here is the little guy pictured below. Isn’t he adorable?!

Barker is a brand new dog in the Beanie Babies line. He is similar in appearance to the Beanie Boos (in fact, I thought he was one at first!) with his large, glittery gold eyes.

Barker appears to be a spaniel-type dog, possible a cocker spaniel, and has lovely floppy ears that are slightly furrier than the rest of him.

Barker’s Birthday is on 24th January and his poem reads:

It’s a known fact that dogs make good best friends.
There is no doubt we’re pals to the end!

Do you have Barker in your collection yet?

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Keep safe everyone!

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Hi everyone!

Sorry I’ve been a little quiet lately. It’s all gone a bit crazy since my last post.

As you have almost certainly heard, we are currently in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m still here and keeping safe, and I hope everyone is also feeling well and following the guidelines set out by their country. We all need to do our bit at the moment to help everyone out during this time.

I also hope everyone had a lovely Mother’s Day in the UK, despite perhaps not being able to celebrate in quite the same way as usual.

Now more than ever, we need to discover the importance of keeping ourselves occupied in the comfort of our own homes. I know many parents will be looking for ideas to keep their children busy and still learning now that the schools are shut in the UK.

Arts and crafts are great for keeping little minds occupied. One idea could be to draw their favourite Beanie Boo or Beanie Baby in different scenarios (perhaps a springtime picture to brighten things up), or make a comic strip with a short story. Or creating clothes and accessories for their Beanie Boo using craft supplies or things around the home. Pinterest is great for ideas if you’re stuck!

Jigsaw puzzles or board games are good for passing time and baking is great fun and brilliant for learning a new skill. There’s even a treat at the end of it!

Scorch (pictured above) has got his day sorted doing crossword puzzles with a cup of tea.

How are you keeping yourself busy? And most importantly, keep yourself and others safe!

For more information on the coronavirus pandemic, visit the CDC website for the current advice and guidelines.

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