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Ty Eucalyptus the Koala

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      04.03.2012 13:52
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      Cute collectables - even better when bought as a bargain.

      ---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 koala bear was bought as part of a job lot with loads of others from Ebay.



      ---The Brand---

      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)



      ---The Product---

      8 inches nose to foot.
      A realistic sort of koala who has n=mottled grey fur but has cream fur for his stomach, ears and fads of feet.
      He has balck beady eyes and a large black plastic nose.
      Padded head but his body is filled with beans/pellets.
      ---Beanie Bear Information---
      Birthday 04/28/99
      Style Number 4240
      Introduced 05/01/99
      Retired (10/27/99)
      ---Poem
      --Koalas climb with grace and ease--
      --To the top branches of the trees--
      --Sleeping by day under a gentle breeze--
      --Feeding at night on two pounds of leaves!--



      ---Variations---

      Ty have made about half a dozen koala beanies.



      ---Cost---

      As this bear is one of the 'retired' beanies the cost is hard to determine.
      Currently it can be picked up for between £3.50 and £15.
      I only buy mine when they are either in a job lot of are around £1-2.



      ---Tags---

      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.



      ---My Opinion---

      This is a realistic looking koala bear and does not come with a ribbon or anything like that.
      He is a just a basic koala 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 buly to store.
      I like these natural looking beanies and also have a pair of bears and a super elephant, as well as my cats of course..
      His fur is very soft and he has a cute sort of cheeky expession on his face.



      ---Would I Recommend?---

      Yes definitely.



      ---Star Rating---

      5 stars.



      ---Website---

      http://world.ty.com

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      29.06.2010 17:45
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      A lovely buddy bear

      Eucalyptus the cuddly Koala Bear is lovely. He is one of the Ty Beanie Buddies, which are the cuddlier furrier big brothers and sisters of the more famous Beanie Baby range.

      From the introduction of just 9 original beanie babies, the Ty range of beanie toys grew and soon included the Buddy range. The Beanies are made for cuddling and caring for, they stand much larger than the smaller beanies, at around 3 times their size.

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      Eucalyptus is approx 9 1/2 inches tall when sitting. I think that as a soft toy for children he makes a lovely little friend. We bought our Ty Eucalyptus the Koala Buddy quite some time ago now and he is retired, so he is getting on, but he still looks lovely.

      The plush fur on this cute koala is gorgeous. Eucalyptus is a lovely soft green/ grey koala bear and his fur has a tinge of off white to the tips of his fur. This gives him a sweet almost two toned effect and really makes the texture of his fur stand out.

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      His tummy, throat, ears and pads are all in a pale creamy white and his claws are defined with black stitching. He has a large black squidgy looking nose, with smaller black shiny eyes. His face is very cute and he looks like a happy smiling koala.

      His Ty heart shaped, red and white tag is attached to one ear. All Ty Beanes Buddies have these tags and to a collector they are very important. If a Buddy is to be considered as in 100% mint condition, he must have his tag on, untouched and never have been played with. As a childs toy the tag may be removed.

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      As a childs plush toy he has real value too. He is so cute and friendly looking that he would make a lovely special gift for a child. I don't think it would matter too much about his condition if he was given to be used as a toy. As he is not one of the more expensive Buddy Bears, (he was the 2nd Koala Bear, made after Mel was introduced) he would make a nice cuddly buddy instead.

      He can be surface cleaned if he gets a bit messy, but shouldn't really be washed if keeping him as a collectable item. He is suitable for younger children, as long as his heart shaped Ty tag has been safely removed.

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      You can still find this cute koala bear for sale online for around £9.99 to £14.99, but I have seen him cheaper on places like Ebay at times.

      Beanie Buddies can also sometimes be picked up at car boot sales, if you don't mind a bear that is pre owned and loved. In the case of Eucalyptus the Koala he is so lovely that he is well worth searching for and he will make a really lovely gift for any child or collector.

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      I am going to award this cute Koala a cuddly 5 star rating, because he is so very sweet.

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