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The Boo family - three years old and still growing...
The original seven Beanie Boos appeared exclusively in the UK in June 2009. Slightly modified versions of six of the original seven Boos were released in the UK and USA later in 2009.

March 2010 saw the introduction of two new sizes of Boos; medium Boos (originally called Boo Buddies) and Boo key-clips (originally called Boo Boo's).

In January 2012 Ty introduced large Boos. The first four to hit retailer shelves were Coconut, Cookie, Safari and Waddles.
Safari Boo in key-clip, regular, medium and large sizes


The original seven UK Beanie Boos (June 2009)
The first Beanie Boos
The original seven Beanie Boos were introduced in June 2009 when they shipped to Ty retailers in the UK. They were (left to right) Bamboo, Bubblegum, Coconut, Kiwi, Peanut, Slush and Waddles.


Second UK release (August 2009)
Second release Beanie Boos
In August 2009, the second release of Boos arrived in the UK. Peanut had disappeared and the original Bubblegum (the Koala bear) was renamed Kooky. A new Lemur appeared with the name Bubblegum, accompanied by a new Bush Baby named Cleo. The second UK release of Boos also had several color, size and texture changes from the first release. 


First USA release (November 2009)
Beanie Boos arrive in the USA
Beanie Boos shipped to USA dealers for the first time in November 2009. Two Boos previously available in the UK second release were omitted from USA shipments; Bubblegum and Cleo.

Ty, Inc. had removed Bubblegum and Cleo from the US market in response to a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by Aurora World, Inc.


Learning Express Best Toy Award (June 2011)
Learning Express Best Toy Award
At the 2011 Annual Learning Express convention in Jacksonville, Florida, Ty received the Best Toy Award in the Plush category for the Beanie Boos.


Boos invade Justice stores (March 2012)
Wild and sparkly Boos
In March 2012, Ty shipped a new style Boo with sparkly eyes. The first two new-style Boos were Sapphire and Treasure. They were sold exclusively by Justice stores in select locations. By the end of December 2012, Sapphire and Treasure had been joined by several more Justice store exclusive Boos.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT BOO SIZES - Prior to January 2012, Ty referred to the Boo sizes as clip, regular (6-inch) and big (13-inch). In the Spring 2012 Ty retailer catalog, new 16-inch Boos were introduced and the size categories were renamed as clip (5-inch), regular (6-inch), medium (13-inch) and large (16-inch). All size labels for Ty Beanie Boos at tycollector.com have been updated to reflect the new sizing labels in current Ty retailer catalogs.

January 2013 saw the unannounced introduction of yet another size of Boo. Cookie in 12-inch size was spotted being sold at CVS Pharmacy. It isn't known whether there will be additional Boos in the 12-inch size.

Valentine Cookie Boo in clip, regular, medium and 12-inch sizes
Cookie Valentine's versions in clip, regular, medium and 12-inch sizes



Last update - January 11, 2013
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