From Yahoo News-Mary Beth Sobolewski, editor in chief of Mary Beth's Bean Bag World Monthly, forecast strong collector interest in the new three-size Beanie Buddies announced by Ty® Inc.'s website and predicted new Beanie Babies® will be unveiled at gift shows this week. Sobolewski said the new large, extra large and jumbo Beanie Buddies displayed on the website are the ``biggest news'' of the 71 new plush toys disclosed by Ty on Tuesday. The site showed three sizes of a new multi-colored bear named Peace, two sizes of a bunny named Hippie, and 26 other new Beanie Buddies. ``Assuming that Ty is going to offer three sizes throughout the line, that's big news to the collector community,'' said Sobolewski. Read more
soon to be unveiled-Ty has listed dates for Beanie show that will be
where "Beanie ____ " shall be unveiled (what's the blank for? Beanie Kids?)
The list of dates includes 14 U.S. shows, 8 Canadian shows, 5 Europe and
3 Japan. The newflash also says "Only Ty Direct accounts that attend
in person will be given the opportunity to place an order. Quantities
will be extremely limited. Expect the Unexpected!"
We have heard that before ..now haven't we. View the Newsflash.
Ty releases "Ty 2000"!-There
are 42 new Beanie Buddies
which are beautiful and are designs familiar to us under the "beanie baby
line"..I think I saw 4 versions of peace (Peace, Lg Peace, Xtra Lg Peace
and Jumbo Peace). There are also new Attics
and 2 new lines, Baby
Ty and Ty Classic,
neither of these resembles the Beanie Baby line.
win big in the new millennium ..but were you really surprised????
The Ty websites newflash says:
(quote) I would like to thank everyone who participated in the Beanie Babies Ballot. We hope you have enjoyed the excitement of this event. Your vote in this "first of its kind" worldwide poll has made a difference to children all over the world and has helped a wonderful organization. Best wishes for this new millennium and continue to. . . Expect The Unexpected! Ty Warner (unquote) Unexpected?? Who is he trying to kid?
had suspected that Ty Warner planned all along to continue Beanies in some
has, after all, expanded his factories and has several trademark applications
pending for Beanies with new names. "It's the spirit of P.T. Barnum still
alive," toy analyst Chris Byrne said when the vote was announced. "How
do you milk even more publicity out of a 4-inch stuffed toy?" read
the whole story
the reactions of collectors regarding the charge to place a vote?-The
Suntimes ask MaryBeth Sobolewski-. Amid
some initial negativity from collectors (confused about the 50-cent-per-vote
charge) indicating that Ty Warner should "put his money where his mouth
is," the mysterious Warner placed a statement on his Web site accepting
the challenge. "I have been reading your posts. I have heard your challenge.
"I will, therefore, present the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation with an amount that is TRIPLE the amount raised by your voting.
In a statement, Paul Glaser, chairman of the Board of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, thanked Ty Inc. and Beanie Baby lovers worldwide for their overwhelming care and generosity.
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