Ty has released an “I heart Hello Kitty” Beanie Baby for LONDON.
Ty came out with a series of Hello Kitty beanies representing foreign places last year (Germany, Berlin, Hamburg, Israel and Jerusalem). Each cat has a country/city name on its chest; and sports a “flag” hair bow. Outfit colors vary by country.
It’s anyone’s guess where Kitty will pop up next; although I have seen an “I heart ICELAND” Hello Kitty on eBay without a swing tag…
It appears Ty will make a few exclusive “Beanie Ballz” for the FC Barcelona football club in Spain. I have seen for sale pages (possibly pre-sale pages or placeholders) for the following teams/mascots: Capità, Gol, Culé and Crack.
Ty has produced another exclusive plush for Vedes toy stores – a Boo bear, named Vedes. [source]
Update! December 16, 2013: Penny the panda Boo in large is now available from Justice online for $16.32 here.
Justice released seven new Ty Beanie Boos in stores this week. Six are available online:
- Chloe the Dalmation 6″ for $4.75 here (Justice exclusive)
- Izzy the zebra in large for $17.00 here
- Opal the owl clip for $3.45 here
- Penny the panda 6″ for $4.95 here
- Penny the panda clip for $3.45 here
- Rosey the unicorn in large for $17.00 here
Penny the panda in large is still only available in Justice stores.
There has been some confusion over this batch of Boos. Some collectors think they are all Justice exclusives, but only Chloe the Dalmation has been advertised as a Justice exclusive.
Images from Justice
Update! December 19, 2013: The Ty store exclusive, Holly Boo hedgehog in large, has mysteriously disappeared from the online Ty store.
Ty is selling a large version of Holly Boo online for $21.95 here. The site states the 16-inch hedgehog is “exclusive”. It is not clear if this Holly is a Ty store exclusive or a Justice store exclusive. (A 6-inch Holly Boo was released earlier this year as a Justice store exclusive…)
- Official Ty store here
- More about Holly Boo here
Images from Ty Store
Walmart recently released three “Shrek” DVD box sets with Ty Beanie Babies in them. Each set contains the movie, Shrek Forever After, and one of three Beanie Babies – Donkey, Gingy or Shrek.
- List of movies packaged with Ty beanies here
- More about Donkey beanie here
- More about Gingy beanie here
- More about Shrek beanie here
Image from here
Heads up Black Friday shoppers! Five Below stores plan to have Chillz the penguin Boo in stock the day after Thanksgiving. Ads claim you can only get Chillz exclusively at Five Below this coming Friday (the 29th). Limit two per customer ($4.99 each).
Images from Five Below
Video courtesy of Cutie Juliet on YouTube