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Happy Valentine’s Day from Beaniepedia!

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Hello everyone!

I hope you’re all having a lovely Valentine’s Day! Or if not, then I hope you’re enjoying the fact that it’s Friday! Yay!

Today, I thought I’d write about two of the 90’s Valentine’s Day Beanie Babies as I have put a lot of focus into the later Beanie Babies and Beanie Boos recently.

These two are often thought of as a pair, although they were released four years apart. I’m talking about Valentino and Valentina.

I’ll start with Valentino.

Valentino was first released back in 1995. There have been so many false rumours about this Beanie Baby, it’s crazy.

Valentino is only really considered “rare” with a 2nd generation swing tag, and most desirably, with a 1st generation tush tag. With a 3rd generation swing tag he is rare-ish, but won’t fetch a high price like the 2nd generation. A Valentino with a 4th generation swing tag was mass produced, so is unlikely to fetch any more than about $5.

When Valentino was released with a 4th generation swing tag, he was given a poem and a birth date (14th February 1994). His poem reads:

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

There have been many listings for Valentino on eBay for ridiculous prices, claiming they have a “rare” Valentino with a “rare brown nose instead of black” and “all the tag errors”. Sound familiar? It doesn’t help when unscrupulous eBay sellers make up shill bids to drive the prices up.

The truth is that ALL Valentinos had a brown nose and tag errors were very common in the vast majority of Beanie Babies.

Valentina (pictured above) is often seen alongside Valentino, even though they were released years apart. She is almost the opposite colouring to Valentino, with fuchsia colouring and a white heart embroidered on her chest.

She was only ever released with a 5th generation swing tag and a 7th generation tush tag, making her quite a common (but cute) Beanie Baby.

Her Birthday is on 14th February 1998 and the poem in her swing tag reads as follows:

Flowers, candy and hearts galore
Sweet words of love for those you adore
With this bear comes love that’s true
On Valentine’s Day and all year through!

I hope you have enjoyed reading this post and that I have cleared up a few of the false rumours surrounding Valentino.

Do you have either Valentino or Valentina?

Enjoy the rest of your Valentine’s Day!

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Top 5 Valentine’s Day Beanie Babies

Sunday, February 9th, 2020

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I have decided to compile a list of my top five personal favourite Valentine’s Day Beanie Babies!

1. Valentino

Valentino was one of the first Beanie Baby bears I got (along with Halo and Fuzz) so has a sentimental value to me.

His poem reads 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!

Although I love Valentino, there is so much false information out there about him, mainly regarding his rarity and value.

To clear things up a bit, Valentino is only worth any more than a few dollars when he has a 2nd or 3rd generation swing tag, the 2nd generation being worth several hundreds of dollars if it is in absolutely mint condition.

There was a rumour that if Valentino has a brown nose then he is worth more. The truth is that all Valentino bears had a brown nose. There was no other colour variation available.

Finally, errors in the tag add absolutely nothing to his value. Tag errors were produced in the millions and are very common among most Beanie Babies.

Having said that, I love Valentino and think he’s a lovely bear.

2. Lovely

Lovely is an adorable little white dog covered in a red heart pattern. She reminds me a bit of a dalmatian dog as the heart pattern looks a bit like red spots and I just love the bright red ribbon she has tied around her neck.

Her poem reads:

A wagging dog so cute and sweet
Is bringing you a special treat
Many warm hugs meant just for you
A more lovely pup you never knew!

So cute!

3. Garfield – Happy Valentine’s Day

I’m sure you have all heard of Garfield the cat, the popular comic series created by Jim Davis. Since he has appeared in his own TV series and even feature length movies.

The cynical, lasagne-loving feline has even been made into a few licensed Beanie Babies, one of which is the “Happy Valentine’s Day” version, pictured above.

His poem reads:

Love is splitting the
last plate of
pasta!

4. Romance

Romance is one of the newer “pot belly” design teddy bears, in fact she was the first to feature this new look.

She is a pale pink with highlights of hot pink mixed in and has a cute little heart-shaped nose.

Her poem reads:

Valentine’s Day is the perfect chance
To give some love and show romance
This little bear can hardly wait
She wants to help you celebrate!

And finally…

5. Smoothie

Smoothie was a cute white giraffe covered in bright red hearts. Her gorgeous fluffy red mane runs down her long neck and she has a tuft of bright red fur on the end of her tail.

Smoothie’s poem reads:

I will search high in the trees
For someone that I can squeeze
My Valentine will meet me there
And we will make the perfect pair!

What did you think of this list? What are your favourite Valentine’s Day Beanie Babies.

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