Product Type: Ty Soft Toy
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Ty Beanie Baby
Member Name: rolandrat
Ty Beanie Baby
Date: 04/03/12, updated on 14/03/12 (15 review reads)
Advantages: Cute little bear - soft and posable.
Disadvantages: None - so long as you don't buy too many!
---Why I Bought It---
I was not one of those who was an avid collector in the 1990s.
I stumbled upon the Beanie Babies when I found a gorgeous stars and stripes teddy on Ebay. After that I was hooked!
Since then I have bought quite a few - not to collect - but just because I like them, and some for presents.
This sitting bear was bought as part of a job lot with loads of others from Ebay.
A Beanie Baby is a stuffed animal, made by Ty Warner Inc, later renamed as Ty Inc. in late 1993.
Ty stopped producing the product in 1999; but demand led them to reconsider.
In 2000, a Beanie Baby named "The Beginning" was introduced to remind people of Beanie Babies' comeback. (Wikipedia)
8 inches nose to tail.
A realistic looking bear in light beige slightly mottled fur.
The bear has lighter fur on the pads of its feet, black beady eyes and a black plastic nose.
He also has a stub of a tail.
His head is padded but his body is filled with beans.
---Beanie Bear Information---
Style Number 4246
--Leaving her den in early spring--
--So very hungry, she'll eat anything--
--Nuts, fruits, berries and fish--
--Mixed together makes a great dish!--
I also have an identical bear called Pecan which is a more milk chocolate colour.
As this bear is one of the 'retired' beanies the cost is hard to determine.
Currently on Ebay Halo II can be picked up for between £2.50 and £15.
I only buy mine when they are either in a job lot of are around £1-2.
An integral part for collectors was to keep the tags of these stuffed animals in immaculate condition.
There were two tags - one was the 'swing tag' - a heart shaped cardboard tag attached to its ear and a fabric 'tush tag' sewn into its base somewhere.
You were able to buy plastic heart shaped transparent covers for the 'swing tags' to stop them getting scuffed and damaged.
These Ty Beanies are not supposed to be washed but I always remove the tags when I get them and put them through the washing machine - them I feel that they are nice and clean for me.
This is a more realistic looking bear than the beanie teddy bears and does not come with a ribbon or anything like that.
He is a just a basic bear - who can be put to sit back on his back legs or put forward and he will then stand on his four legs.
I like these sort of Ty Beanies for when younger children come to visit as they have no ribbons or other attachments that can be taken off and are just the basic wild animals.
I know if I had young children at home now I would be collecting lots of these animals - as they would be good for playing with and having 'tea parties' but not too bulky to store.
I like these natural looking beanies and also have a koala and a super elephant, as well as my cats of course.
I think these are good for make believe play - but all the beanies have their place and I also like the colourful comic sort of teddy bears as well.
---Would I Recommend?---
Summary: Cute collectables - even better when bought as a bargain.
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