Ty retired Tracker -the beanie baby yesterday and removed the links posted below on Nov 25 regarding the retirements expected on Monday.
I hope everyone
had a wonderful thanksgiving-I
know one person that did...Karen Carr in Michigan ..winner of Maple
in our Whats up Beanies??!! contest..Congratulations Karen!
expected on Monday-Carol
from Beanie Wonderland Yahoo Club has been doing some research and
what did she find?....urls that Ty has already set up to announce 3 buddy
retirements on Monday November 29, 1999!
These beanie buddies are:
Bubbles - http://www.ty.com/ret_bubbles.html
winner of the Whats up Beanies contest-has been drawn..the lucky person
to receive Maple has been emailed and we are waiting for a reply to confirm.
Thanks again to everyone that participated and to Nostalgia
Country Gifts for making this contest possible .Please continue to
visit us and watch for other contest here.
Ty continues with the retirements today ..say goodbye to Smoochy, Squealer
and Chilly Buddies.
finding A Beanie Baby for his child-a retiree from Microsoft uses his
company to make the job easier-Read
a story here about how a frustrated search for Nanook the dog lead
to the launch of a reverse marketplace company on the web. www.imandi.com
up Beanies contest update-Thanks for playing everyone. No more entries
will be accepted after 2 pm (eastern standard time) today. The winner will
be notified by email and later posted on this page. Look for other
contests coming soon to Whats up Beanies??!
I have placed a bonus code somewhere if you find this one you will be given a extra entry into the drawing but remember you must find him before 2 pm today. Go here to enter the bonus code
to Beaniez.com-Beaniez.com originally
received a letter from Mr. John Hong, Ty's lawyer, asking them to close
down their domain name of Beaniez.com, due to the fact that inflicts on
their common trademark laws, with the word 'beanie'. Beaniez have now closed
their website and plan to file a licensing agreement with Ty Inc., which
will allow them to use the terms 'beanie baby' and such on their website,
then purchase a new domain and open a new website which will then be licensed
by Ty Inc. The webmaster of Beaniez.com is 14 year old Ryan Connell.
Good luck Ryan
Spring, Summer Transitional ..the seasons of the year? No--these are
just some of the colors of Peace the bear. Here’s
a simple guide to the different versions in approximate chronological
order. You can figure out which variation you have by checking the hang
tag, fabric colors, date of purchase, and tush-tag number (if any). This
is based on researching literally hundreds of Peace bears of every variation.original
up Beanies contest update-Several visitors have spotted our fortune
teller beanie over at Nostalgia
Country Gifts today. Wednesday is the last day we will accept
entries in the contest to win Maple so enter as many times as you can but
remember only one entry per beanie code.
for the Britannia Beanie Buddy -may have hit bottom a week ago. Now,
collectors are reporting that shipments to the UK have slowed down resulting
in limited supply. This weekend, the price for a Britannia Beanie
Buddy rebounded back to $140 on MetaExchange after a slight dip earlier
in the month. Normally, prices continue to decline as supply comes in line
with demand. Obviously, this is not occurring at this time.
up Beanies contest update-How many beanies names sound like food? When
you find out ..you will also find our fortune teller beanie code for today.
Janie posted a message from a reader-The
Pumkin Buddy I got today has a change in its hangtag it now says "Pumkin
is the first Beanie to represent a fruit". It used to say that Pumkin represents
Ty was denied
in their attempt to register the term 'Beanie Baby'- According to Mickey
Collett, owner of the domain, beaniebaby.com. Ty were turned down by the
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office On November 1, 1999, an office action
suspending further action on the application was mailed to Ty Inc. However,
Ty was successful at pulling Collett's eBay auction for the lease of the
domain, beaniebaby.com, off eBay since Ty Inc. filed a sworn statement
that the auction offers a product or contains material which violates their
copyright, trademark or other rights. Read
Wonderland is starting a contest to run thru Christmas and into the
new millennium, the first event is going to be a Free to Enter Super Prize
Draw, all you will need to do is visit Beanie Wonderland between December
18th and December 24th and enter your e-mail details up to once a day for
a free entry. There are going to be two WINNER TAKES ALL Draws one for
the UK and One for non-UK residents...other events will be scheduled thoughout
a way to spot fake bears by the color of their noses?- Bean
Bag World's counterfeit expert Claudia Dunne has put together a list
of Ty bears by nose color.
BEARS WITH BLACK NOSES: 1 Bear, 1998 Holiday Bear, 1999 Holiday Bear, 1999 Signature, Billionaire, B.B. Bear, Blackie, Britannia, Chilly, Clubby, Clubby II, Erin, Fortune, Fuzz, Garcia, Germania, Glory, Kicks, Millennium, Osito, Peace, Princess, Spangle, Ty 2K, The End, New Face/Old Face Brown Teddy, New Face/Old Face Cranberry Teddy, New Face/Old Face Jade Teddy, New Face/Old Face Magenta Teddy, New Face/Old Face Teal Teddy, New Face/Old Face Violet Teddy, Valentina and Wallace.
BEARS WITH BROWN NOSES: 1997 Holiday Teddy, Curly, Halo, Hope, Libearty, Maple, Valentino.
Groovy has a Purple nose.
There is still much speculation surrounding an anticipated "Big Announcement" from Ty Inc. for the new millennium. Any new product line is rumored to be more "counterfeit-resistant." Here are ways to tell if your Beanie is authentic:
* Purchase on the first market from an authorized Ty dealer.
* Check the feel of the fabric and compare to other Beanies in your collection.
* Check the tags carefully.
seems to be on a roll now ..retiring 2 Beanie Buddies today, Millennium
and Erin and Halo beanie
or Just Endangered?-Is the "End to beanies" just a ploy to draw collectors
back to the beanie babies after Ty lost some attention to Pokemon?-article
by Time magazine.
What do you think? email "Time for Kids" and voice your view TFK@time.com
beanies ever be worth a fortune?-Electronic telegraphs reports.."Adults
are collecting Beanie Babies in the belief that because each range is limited
they will be valuable in years to come. They are probably wrong....."
read it here
trigger murder?-Has it come to this?? Read the whole story
up Beanies contest update-Our fortune teller beanie was spotted today
somewhere on this site..look around..you can't miss him
hipe-Jamie Stockwell, a Washington Post staff writer, posted an article
where a 20-year resident of Manassas Park thinks Beanie babies, along with
others, have capitalized on the surprises that may lurk just beyond year's
The Whats up beanies contest update-Our fortune teller beanie has once again been spotted visiting Nostalgia Country Gifts
With more than $10 billion in sales of manufactured collectibles last year --where the best sellers include Beanie Babies, the beanbag toys; Precious Moments, porcelain figures with inspirational messages; and Department 56, a line of miniature buildings -- American furniture manufacturers have figured out that adult collectors, who now number more than 36 million, could use a place to put it all...the curio cabinet! read the whole story here
Newsflash-Ty retires Buddy Cranberry teddy today.. It must have been posted quite late in the evening. ..see it here
the top 10 search terms from Lycos search engine?-You knew Beanie babies
was in there some where...didn't you? Here they are as ranked in Sept 1999.
The Top 10 search terms from Lycos
2. Britney Spears
4. Pamela Anderson
5. Dragonball Z
6. World Wrestling Foundation
8. Backstreet Boys
10. Beanie Babies
Fate Is Tied (Sort Of) to Beanie Babies-The auction site could suffer
if production of the stuffed creatures ends. To help compensate, eBay is
moving to upscale collectibles. While the rest of the Internet industry
is fretting about Y2K, eBay (EBAY) is suddenly focused on another issue:
Ty2K. The online autioneer, which has prospered thanks in no small part
to sales of Beanie Babies on its site, is facing what Ty Inc., the manufacturer
of the diminutive stuffed animals, is calling the end of the line. Though
not everyone believes it, Ty says it will cease Beanie Babies production
on Dec. 31. And that could affect everything from eBay's visitor loyalty
and brand awareness to its revenue.
Woman Pleads Guilty In Beanie Baby Fraud -- A San Diego woman pleads guilty to taking 58-thousand dollars from two Midwestern women and failing to deliver promised Beanie Babies. Joann Fraser faces a prison term of up to three years and eight months in prison. Fraser, who runs an online business, advertised the stuffed animals at a discount. Diana Peterson of Illinois had sent her more than 21-thousand dollars for a pair of rare Number One red Beanie Baby bears in April. And Karen Chambers of Michigan sent more than 36-thousand dollars for the same pair and other items. Fraser couldn't deliver because she didn't have the bears in stock.
fortune teller beanie was seen tonight checking out some graphics just
in time for the holidays..can you find him?
The Boston Globe reports-A Monmouth County lawsuit claims Barbara Arakelian, who uses online names that include ''Bobbi1'' and ''Halo45,'' has been selling Beanie Babies and other toys over the Internet since October 1998 for $40 to $450 per transaction, but she sometimes kept the money without delivering any merchandise.
or a trick to get collectors racing out to buy?-. Retailers are reporting
receiving the red, white and blue faced Spangles, in no particular order.
SOBOLEWSKI-tells us what separates Beanies from the other bean bags
toys?..just a year ago, the words "bean bag" would have referred to an
oversized, under-stuffed chair made of fabric and small pellets or the
small squares of fabric filled with beans that kids throw at carnival games.
Since Ty Inc., through litigation, has reclaimed the names of Beanies and
Beanie Babies, the remainder of the marketplace has become generically
accepted as "bean bags."
read it in the Chicago Sun Times
The whats up beanies contest update-11th site-ing of our fortune teller beanie. Hurry on over to Nostalgia Country Gifts and see if you can find him...but don't forget to return to this site to place your entry to win Maple. There have been 750 correct entries so far..we will draw from these entries on Thanksgiving...so play everyday for better odds of winning.
up beanie contest update-IF you came this far ...you have over looked
him..where is he?
The Wall Street
Journal states that uncertainty over Ty® Inc.'s plans for its Beanie
Babies® brand in 2000 will affect the operating loss that Cyrk expects
in the first quarter of next year. Cyrk said it is "prepared to service
Ty under a variety of volume scenarios in 2000."
reports Britannia is traveling with two women who are on an expedition
across Antarctica to the South Pole. Britannia will be auctioned off to
raise money for "Sense", Britain's leading charity that benefits the deaf
name www.beaniebaby.com and possibly the website, has been put up for lease.
The domain name is currently tied up in a legal battle with the Ty Inc.
Company which allegesTrademark infringement. read
The Whats up beanies contest update-seems that not to many people could find yesterdays beanie code...need another clue? the whats up beanie likes to have fun..so look for him there.
us again and retired Millennium today
The What's up Beanies contest update-where is that little beanie? He was reported this morning hanging out..killing time...some where here on this site.
appeared on the Ty site today-The
BBOC Clubby Buddy Exclusive Offer is now available online for residents
of the United Kingdom. Log on to www.beaniebabyofficialclub.com
to place your order today.
up Beanies contest update-our fortune teller beanie was seen this morning
visiting his friends at
Nostalgia country gifts
Ty dealers have reported that The End bear has not be included with recent
orders. Secondary market dealers across the country have also noticed
a lower supply ..what will this mean to the market value of this beanie
in months to come?
Series IV Beanie Cards
The card make-up is the same as Series III (Artist's Proof, Classic Common, Commons, Babies/Buddies, Retired, Wild - with the same odds. The colors are red, purple, silver and gold..red seems to be the most common.
Three different versions
of the blue face Spangle
- have been reported.. one spangle has stars on his left ear with a double loop hang tag. The second variation has stars on his left ear with a single tush tag. And the third has stars on the RIGHT ear with a double loop tush tag.
that she has found 2 version of coins in the Clubby II Kit.
The first style is all GOLD, and the second style is GOLD and SILVER on the same coin.
update-Our fortune teller beanie was seen over at Beanie
Wonderland this morning...doing a little shopping maybe..?
Inc. has launched a new teddy bear -- "David" -- to help fund the legal
defense of its religious-themed teddy bears. On Sept. 15, Ty, Inc.
-- maker of Beanie Baby(TM) plush toys -- filed a lawsuit in federal district
court in Illinois seeking to "impound and destroy" all HolyBears(TM) teddy
bears because of alleged copyright infringement. HolyBears founder Rob
LeClair said his bears do not infringe on anyone's copyright, and he believes
Ty is wrong to claim infringement. read
the whole story here
Whats up beanies contest update-It has been quiet around here lately since the "whats up beanie" seemed to have been visiting another site lately..can you spot him at nostalgia country gifts? If you do come back here to submit the code
Where is that
fortune teller beanie hiding anyway?? If you see him please
let me know
A rumor by email-A
viewer claims they heard from a "reliable source" that just prior to christmas,
collectors would be surprised with a release of "Santa's elfs" (12 in all)
with tag information designed after the names and birthdays of Tys top
Read the whole story here
teller beanie was spotted again late tonight over at Nostalgia
Country Gifts checking to see "what's up"..
Did you find the What's up Beanie? Take a look around..A viewer told me they saw him late last night checking out some beanie art..
Beanie wonderland reports-Ty Canada received the orders from Ty USA to destroy all Tyra Ty Attics due to the choking hazard of the pom poms. They are too easily to removed.
Space beanies?- In a trip currently planned for December on the space shuttle Discovery, Astronaut Lt. Commander Scott Kelly, plans to carry a beanie baby with him read the whole story here
The Fortune teller beanie was spotted again this morning over at Nostalgia country gifts ....ummm...maybe he was going do some christmas shopping..head on over there and good luck!
The contest has started! Can you find our fortune teller beanie and win Maple the Canadian bear? He was seen this morning reading some beanie trivia ...if you find him copy the code number and click here to enter
Beaniez.com Chilly Buddy
The Beaniez website is currently having a contest where you could have a chance of winning a Chilly beanie buddy of your very own! All you have to do is search the Beaniez.com website and find Chilly the beanie buddy, and then enter the contest telling where you saw Chilly!! Its easy and its fun!
We will be launching our very first contest on Nov 4...the prize you ask? Maple beanie!! Thanks goes to Nostalgia Country Gifts for sponsoring us! More information will be given on thursday!
A page has been gathered which shows most of the lawsuits made by Ty Inc., including against Walgreens, Holy Bears, Imperial Toys and more. Click the link to view. http://www.n2beanies.com/list.htm
In this week's
article in the Chicago Sun-Times, Mary Beth Sobolweski shares some fun
beanie facts, like that there is currently 264 beanie babies, Chip was
the last "ip" cat, 6 beanies are modeled after stars, visit this link to
check it out http://www.suntimes.com/output/beanie/bean31.html
Mary Beth's Bean Bag World
Magazine Description Mary Beth's Bean Bag World is one of the best resources for collectors of Beanie Babies and related toys. Every issue offers photos, prices by generation of heart hang tag, and information on collectibles shows along with collector trivia, a secondary-market buyer's guide, and answers to the most commonly asked Beanie questions.
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