Product Type: Ty Soft Toy
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Cute collectables - even better when bought as a bargain.
Ty Halo the Angel Bear
Member Name: rolandrat
Ty Halo the Angel Bear
Date: 03/03/12, updated on 14/03/12 (24 review reads)
Advantages: Cute guardian angel beanie with shiny wings
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 only 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 special little angel teddy 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)
9 inch tall white short fur bear.
Has white rridencent gold edged ribbon, irridescent lightly padded wings and an irridescent halo attached to the back of its head.
Mine has black beady eyes and a dark brown nose.
The bears head is conventionaly padded but its body is filled with beans/pellets which make it sort of floppy.
---Beanie Bear Information---
Style Number 4208
--When you sleep, I'm always here--
--Don't be afraid, I am near--
--Watching over you with lots of love--
--Your guradian angel from above!--
There is also a Halo 11 which is exactly the same but instead of having white irridescent wings etc it has shiny gold ones.
As this bear is one of the 'retired' beanies the cost is hard to determine.
Currently on Ebay Halo can be picked up for between £2.50 and £17.
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.
I would not have wanted to pay full price for these Beanies but picking them up cheaply on Ebay is a good way of finding what you want - and there are thousands on there for you to choose from.
For myself I do not want the tags on them - I remove the cardboard tags and wash them in the machine on a 30 degree cycle - they have all come out fine.
I do not buy them from the point of view of a collector and do not intend selling them on - so I rather see them without the ugly cardboard tag hanging from their ear.
This angel teddy is so cute I bought another pristine one with all tags on to give to my niece one Christmas.
I often use mine on top of one of my Christmas trees. She is so pretty with her wings and halo she would also make a nice gift as a sort of guardian angel item.
I have also bought a smaller version for a friend to hang on her Christmas tree.
Being floppy the bear sits down nicely or you could hang it somewhere.
---Would I Recommend?---
Summary: Cute collectables - even better when bought as a bargain.
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