August 30 2014: New Olaf Beanie Baby?

Thanks to my friend Vicky for pointing this one out – 

It looks like Ty secretly added a second version of the Olaf Beanie Baby to their website. This new version is holding a little heart (most likely for Valentine’s Day). 

PS: As a minor note on Ben’s latest post about a Sven Beanie… yes, Sven is a reindeer in the movie and not a moose. Perhaps Ben needs to rewatch this scene in the movie! 

 

August 29 2014: Disney’s ‘Sven’ Beanie Baby and Buddy!!!

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It appears that TY will be shipping Sven the moose to stores this holiday season along with the previously announced “Olaf” the Snowman from Disney’s “Frozen!” I am beyond happy for this as we haven’t had a lifelike beanie moose in ages, plus if the film is any indicator, these plush should be very popular and limited in production! From te pictures I took in my local toy shop, it’s clearly visible that they are already taking pre-orders for these Beanies and Buddies, and don’t expect them to ship until mid-fall!

August 20 2014: Another upcoming beanie boo lamb?!

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Thanks to Glubschi who recently posted about yet another lamb beanie boo named Irina! It’s very cute and certainly appears authentic. It has surfaced in Germany, and is so far officially unreleased by TY. What I find to be the most interesting part of this beanie is in it’s hangtag: it references 2015 as the “year of the ram” which according to the Chinese Zodiac is correct. Could this be an attempt to reboot the Zodiac line of beanies for the boo line?! TYme will tell :)

August 19 2014: New 2014 Version of Brutus Beanie Baby!

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It appears that TY has decided to re ship a new version of the Brutus Beanie to retailers! Brutus debuted in 2009, was redesigned in 2010 and in 2012, and now has been redesigned with a new hangtag, birthday, and poem. It should match the Ty Classic version that has been shipping to stores as well. While Rottweilers are a popular breed for sure, it would be nice to reinvent the wheel instead of just tweaking existing beanies… Perhaps a Rottweiller Boo would have been more exciting?!