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|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.
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
Safari and Waddles.
The original seven UK Beanie Boos (June 2009)
Second UK release (August 2009)
First USA release (November 2009)
|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)
|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)
|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)
(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
October 17, 2013 - News broke of
two unannounced exclusive Claire's Boos when a collector posted a YouTube video
showing the new Boos in a store. The Boos also showed up on October 24, 2013 in
the Claire's online store. These are the first retail store exclusive Boos that
show the name of the retail store inside the swing tag.
Early 2014 - A small number of
"extra large" Boos were made available for purchase by authorized Ty retailers
in the UK for in-store displays. These did not have Ty swing or tush tags and
were "not for resale."
Near the end of September 2014, six different extra large Boos showed up for
sale in Germany and the UK. The German eBay listings claimed each of the extra
large Boos was limited to a production run of 600. The extra large Boos released
at the end of September 2014 did have the red, heart-shaped Ty Boo swing tag and
Ty tush tags.
|Last update - December 10, 2014
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