Posts Tagged ‘beanie boos’

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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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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New Ty range for 2020 – Squish a Boos!

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

If you haven’t already, check out the new Ty Squish a Boos!

Ty announced these earlier in the year, but they are now apparently available in store. The trouble is, they’re really hard to find! I’m not sure if it’s just a UK thing, but they seem to be unavailable everywhere I’ve looked!

At the moment, I’ve heard about nine different Squish a Boos. They are all basically Squish a Boo versions of previous Beanie Boos that have been released over the years.

So far, I know about Kiki, Giselle, Dotty, Paris, Owen, Slush, Zoey, Heather and Fantasia.

Squish a Boos are a kind of squishy cushion-like toy, a bit like the non-Ty range, Squishmallows. In fact, they are very similar.

Have you seen Squish a Boos on the shelves yet?

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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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Happy Birthday Lilac!

Friday, May 29th, 2020

Well it’s that time of the week again…it’s Friday! It’s also the Birthday of a cute, little kitty called Lilac!

Lilac is part of the Teeny Tys range. I only just added her to the website yesterday before realising it was actually her Birthday today!

She features flippable sequins that change from a mixture of pink shades to a silvery, sparkly colour when you run your hand over them. Her sparkly green eyes really pop out from the pinky shades of her sequins.

I think we can all agree this little feline is just adorable!

Do you have Lilac in your collection?

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New features on Beaniepedia!

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Hi everyone! Just a quick announcement to let you know about the brand new features on Beaniepedia!

A few people have expressed (including myself) that they would love to be able to sort Beanies in the database alphabetically when searching. Well…now you can!

On each category of Beanie, there is a drop-down box on the top right of the page that is defaulted to “Latest added”. If you click on this, you can sort alphabetically by ascending order (ASC) or descending order (DESC). You can also sort your collection alphabetically in the “My Beanies” section of the website.

On the “My Beanies” section, you can now filter through your own Beanies in your collection by year, colour and animal type!

You can also now share your collection with your friends if you choose to.

Also, I’m happy to announce that after quite a few requests, I have been adding more Teeny Tys to the website. I have been meaning to add them in for a while now! I have more to go just yet, but the rest will be going up on the website shortly.

Thanks for visiting our website and I hope you continue to enjoy using it! Stay safe everyone!

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Hope Beanie Boo

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Later this year, we are expecting a new Beanie Boo bear to be released!

Meet Hope.

At the moment, the Hope bear (not to be confused with the 1999 Beanie Baby, also named Hope) is now only available for pre-order from the Ty Store, and it states on their website that they will ship in late Summer.

 

Hope was announced following the news of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic and is being released to raise funds for the United Way Worldwide Fund to fight against the coronavirus.

United Way Worldwide is a non-profit organisation where charities can pool their funds to help each other.

Hope’s poem reads as follows:

When you go to sleep tonight,
Pray everything will be all right.
And if you keep Hope in your heart,
We’ll stay together and never part!

Are you pre-ordering Hope for your collection?

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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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