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Frankenteddy
 
Frankenteddy (blue left, red right foot) - bear - Ty Beanie Babies 
Ty family: Beanie Babies
Style number: 04562
Variety:  
Animal: Bear
Exclusive to:  
Special category:  
Birthday: October 31, 2001
Introduction date: August 29, 2002
Retirement date: October 24, 2002
Height: 9 inches
ST generation(s): 7, 10
TT generation(s): 11
Theme: Halloween

POEM
It's Halloween - that scary night
When Jack-O-Lanterns glow with light
Come with us and Trick or Treat
Let's see how many friends we meet !

VARIATIONS
Frankenteddy has six different variations. The difference in the variations is the color of the feet. They all have the same style number.


Frankenteddy (blue left, red right feet) - bear - Ty Beanie Babies

Frankenteddy (purple left, red right feet) - bear - Ty Beanie Babies


Frankenteddy (purple left, green right feet) - bear - Ty Beanie Babies

Frankenteddy (blue left, purple right foot) - bear - Ty Beanie Babies

 

Frankenteddy (blue left, orange right foot) - bear - Ty Beanie Babies

Frankenteddy (green left, blue right feet) - bear - Ty Beanie Babies

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
A Ty-signed, prototype Frankenteddy Beanie Baby was auctioned off at ty.com in October 2002, to raise money for the United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF). Both of the prototype's feet were black.

Frankenteddy's poem was written by Vicky Russell. Vicky's poem won the Mary Beth's Beanies & More magazine "Be a Winner" Halloween poem contest in 2002. Vicky is the first Ty collector (other than Ty employees) to write a poem used for a Beanie Baby swing tag.

Vicky Russell

Articles about the prototype auction and Vicky's winning poem are featured in the September/October 2002 edition of Mary Beth's Beanies magazine. The Frankenteddy prototype signed by Ty and sold in the auction modeled for the front cover.

Mary Beth's Beanies, September/October 2002, cover

Shortly after Frankenteddy was auctioned off, the following notice appeared at the Ty Internet site.

Frankenteddy auction outcome 


ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS

Frankenteddy varieties of foot colors

Frankenteddy - all six variations



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