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The Top 10 Best Pig Beanie Babies!

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Today is the start of the Chinese New Year, and this year is the Year of the Pig!

According to the Chinese Zodiac, people born in the year of the pig are hard-working, optimistic and enthusiastic!

As this year is the Year of the Pig, I have compiled a list of ten of the best pig Beanie Babies (in my opinion, of course).

Here are my favourite pig Beanie Babies, in no particular order.

1. Knuckles the Pig

Knuckles was released back in April 1999.

I always thought this little piggie reminded me of Babe the sheep pig. I liked how she had different coloured trotters to the rest of her and I adore her blue ribbon!

2. Luau the Pig

Luau was released on 29th April 2004.

This little pig could have possibly been named a little more tastefully as her name, Luau, is the name of a traditional Hawaiian party, where the main dish is Kālua pig.

However, I think this cute little pig deserves to be mentioned in this list.

3. Wilbur the Pig

Wilbur is based on the character of the same name from the E. B. White book, Charlotte’s Web.

In the story, Wilbur is a pig that’s destined for the plate, when his friend, a barn spider named Charlotte, saves him from his fate by writing messages in her web to convince the farmer that Wilbur is special and to spare him.

4. Squealer the Pig

I thought Squealer deserved to be on the list considering he was one of the first Beanie Babies released!

This little guy was one of the original nine, along with Chocolate, Legs, Pinchers, Cubbie, Flash, Patti, Splash and Spot.

5. Stubby the Pig

Stubby was a cute little pig released in 2004.

He is a little different to most pigs released by Ty. Instead of the usual peach/pink coloured pigs, he has a beautiful white fur covered in black patches, almost like a Dalmatian!

6. Zodiac Pig

Since it is Chinese New Year, I couldn’t leave out the Zodiac Pig!

This Chinese Zodiac themed Pig was released in 2000, along with all the other animals of the Chinese Zodiac. These included, the Pig, Monkey, Ox, Goat, Dragon, Rabbit, Rooster, Tiger, Snake and Horse.

7. Grunt the Razorback

 

This scary-looking Beanie Baby is called Grunt.

Grunt is a Razorback, a type of Wild Boar. His tag says that although he looks kind of scary, he’s actually a bit of a big softie.

8. Tepig

Tepig is a pig Pokemon from the Pokemon game and TV series.

Although he isn’t your traditional pig Beanie Baby, Tepig is based on pig characteristics.

Tepig was released along with five other Pokemon Beanie Babies. These were Pikachu, Pansage, Oshawott, Axew and Snivy.

9. The Tale of Pigling Bland

Pigling Bland was a character from the Beatrix Potter book, The Tale of Pigling Bland.

The Pigling Bland Beanie Baby was exclusively available in the UK. He was usually found with the words “Pigling Bland” in blue thread on his brown jacket. However, there was also a variation with gold thread which was exclusive to The World of Beatrix Potter, which is an attraction in Cumbria, and Harrods.

And finally…

10. 2007 Zodiac Pig

This Zodiac pig was released in 2006 ready for the Year of the Pig in 2007.

He is similar in design to Wilbur, but he wears a red collar around his neck.

This Zodiac pig was an Asia-Pacific exclusive Beanie Baby, unlike the 2000 Zodiac Pig, which was available worldwide.

Your thoughts

Do you have a favourite pig Beanie Baby on this list? Or do you have another favourite pig Beanie Baby that I’ve left out? Feel free to share your favourite in the comments!

Happy Chinese New Year!

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Meet Lana the Unicorn Llama!

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

 

This adorable unicorn llama is due to be released soon!

Her name is Lana and she’s a fuzzy pink llama with a sparkly silver horn.

Lana will be part of the Beanie Babies range. So far, a release date hasn’t been given, but it appears she will be available in Spring this year!

As of yet, I have no further details on her Birthday or poem, but I will update that when I know.

What do you think of Lana?

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Another New Beanie Boo for 2019!

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Here is yet another adorable Beanie Boo due to be released soon!

Her name is Scrappy the Cat and she is due to be released anytime soon. Hopefully she’ll be released within the next month! Here she is pictured below:

Scrappy will be a scruffy grey and beige cat with glittery pink eyes. So far I have no information on her poem or Birthday, but hopefully I can update that soon.

Scrappy appears to have almost curly fur, which is different to any other Beanie Boos that have been released.

What do you think of Scrappy?

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New Beanie Boo Alert for 2019!

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

This brand new Beanie Boo is called Giselle! She’s just been released for 2019!

Giselle the Unicorn Leopard is the next addition to the range of Beanie Boos that magically grew a horn and became a unicorn!

The first three Beanie Boos in this range are Heather the Unicorn Cat, Ramsey the Unicorn Lion and Enchanted the Unicorn Owl. Here they are pictured below:

There have also been some other additions in the range. Another Unicorn Lion named Layla was released in October 2018 and Begonia the Unicorn Rabbit was introduced earlier this month!

I love this unicorn animal range! They are so colourful and bright, and super adorable! I really hope Ty produce more of them!

Do you have any of the Unicorn animals yet?

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New Beanie Boo Released? Or is it?

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

I’ve come across this little unicorn, apparently called Cherie, on the internet. Could this be a new Beanie Boo?

I’m not prepared to add it to the site yet as I have yet to confirm if it’s real or fake.

I’ve seen one unboxing video, but it doesn’t include a hang tag in the video so it could be a fake. It was also on an ended eBay listing, which looks like it was sent from China, so again I’m a little suspicious. The only other place I’ve seen it is on Aliexpress, again a dubious source.

The sources I’ve found it claim it to be a 2019 Valentine’s Day Beanie Boo, but until I get some more information I’d treat it with caution for now.

Can anyone provide any more information on this Beanie Boo?

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