Hi there Beanie lovers. I hope
your collections are expanding at a rate of knots like mine is! I
thought that I had better get on and write something, as there
have been two releases of Beanie Babies since I last wrote in
March. Apologies for the delay. I have been very busy redesigning
and re-planting my front garden for the last couple of months. It
has been very hard work, and quite time consuming, but we are very
pleased with the end result!
back to the Beanies! The end of March saw the introduction of six
DART the frog
JESTER the clown fish
SMART the owl
HERO the bear
And DEAREST the bear (U.S.A exclusive)
This last bear was brought out
for Mother’s Day in America. As with all the so-called country
exclusives,it is available over here provided you are prepared to
pay extra. I managed to get one for my collection at a cost of £19.
“Issy” bears finally reached
our shores last month, and with 50 different hotel locations to
collect, one could form a collection of these bears alone! I have
one- mine has a Lisbon label. Hmmh, only 49 others to go!
end of April saw the release of
another 8 Beanie Babies;-
the sunshine bear
KOOKY the cat
MIDNIGHT the panther
NECTAR the hummingbird
PATRIOT the bear (U.S.A exclusive)
POSEIDON the whale shark
REGAL the King Charles spaniel
And UNITY the bear (European exclusive)
There is also a new bear called
CLASSY, whose design, (colour, ribbon, etc.), were voted for by
the public via the Ty web site. As yet I have not seen it in any
shops over here, and so it is one to watch out for.
There is also an ADDISON bear,
which was given out at a recent baseball match in America. He is
blue, with a white baseball with red stitching on his chest. Will
we ever see him over here, I wonder? Apart from at a much inflated
price, that is.
Rumour has it that the beginning
of June will herald the arrival of the next batch of Beanie
Babies, and so watch this space!
All for now. Happy collecting.
Here for the Official
Ty Beanie Babies Site