Just a quick “head up” to let long time collectors know that today I came across a counterfeit Humphrey the camel beanie baby at a local thrift store for $.69! I didn’t hesitate to buy it in the least for several reasons! Namely as an educational tool for myself and collectors, I have yet to acquire an authentic Humphrey and this provides valuable insight into what to look for or not look for when spotting an authentic one. It also serves the dual purpose of taking it off the market per se, as I have now destroyed this counterfeit since and it can no longer continue to trick collectors and negatively impact the secondary market! I strongly urge other collectors to do the same if they ever see counterfeits as it only helps the overall market and collectibility! Lastly, it’s a sad reality of the beanie crazy back in the 90s that it ever resorted in this and the demise of the beanie phenomenon can largely be attributed to unethical market practices such as this. I post the following pics of the counterfeit both as an educational tool, and an interesting attempt to duplicate one of the most sought after beanies ever produced!
A big thanks to our friends over at TyCollector and BeanieNews for sharing!
Check out this picture of a mysterious Beanie Boo clip that sports McDonald’s tags… is this a hint at a possible upcoming Happy Meal promotion?
This year is the Happy Meal’s 35th anniversary, so it’s fitting for McDonald’s to celebrate their most successful past toy promotions.
What do YOU think? Would you be excited for a Beanie Boo/McDonald’s collaboration?
Ty has added a new section to their website!
Ty Around The World showcases pictures from international toy fairs, in countries such as Russia, Spain, and Germany.
Click here to check it out! Click on each country’s flag to see images from their respective shows.
It appears that Ty has (somewhat randomly) retired two more Beanie Boos – Princess and Pugsly.
Sorry for being a day late – I wanted to give a little extra time for any last-minute entries.
The winner of the T-Bone Beanie Boo is…
KRISTIN FROM GEORGIA!
Be sure to check your email, Kristin, for a follow-up message.
Thanks to everyone who entered!
I have posted the full list of my Boos that I have for sale! Most of them are duplicates in my collection – so don’t worry, I’m not “getting rid” of anything! :)
You can view the list of Boos now for sale (as well as their prices) at the Yard Sale page.
Most prices are negotiable and I can only accept payment via PayPal. You may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested!
As you’ve previously seen, I am selling my Ghosty and Kooky Beanie Boos on eBay. Joining the lineup are Treasure and Sapphire, the first two Justice exclusives. To view their auctions, click their images below!