This Beanie Baby is my second TY Beanie Baby rabbit, who is called 'Ears' and is a beautiful brown and white rabbit. I purchased her back in 2001, from Superdrug if I remember correctly, for around five pounds.
TY Beanie Babies are a collectible range of teddies, made by TY Inc from 1993 onwards. They contain small plastic 'beans' instead of the usual soft teddy stuffing, so are slightly heavier and keep their shape better than normal teddies. Ears is not packed full of beans so can easily be moved to sit in different positions, although due to her design she does look best lying down.
Ears is made of very soft plush fabric, and stroking her feels lovely. She has bright white ears, nose and tail, which will easily get grubby is she is played with by a child. She has a pink plastic nose and black eyes, and pink whiskers made of thread. The rest of her is a gorgeous chocolaty brown material.
Having researched online, it would appear that there was a small version of Ears released in 1996, but mine is the large one, released in 2001, who is 13.25 inches in length, a lot larger than most Beanie Babies. Ears is also the only Beanie Baby rabbit made in the lying down position.
Unlike most Beanie Babies, Ears does not have a date of birth on her tag, so I gave her one (30th August 2001, the day I bought her). She also does not have a poem (I did not give her one though!), just a card tag in her ear, and a fabric 'tush tag' on her underneath, so we know she is a beanie baby if her card tag is removed.
I have had my Ears for 12 years and she is still in perfect condition. She has spent that time sat on my bedside table, and has been wiped with a damp cloth every so often to keep her dust-free. She is very well made and will last for years.
Ears is a retired Beanie Baby now so is no longer in production, but is available to purchase on the likes of Ebay.