Best Beanie Boos

Updated April 2020
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Buying guide for best Beanie Boos

Last Updated April 2020

It comes as no surprise that Beanie Boos are Ty’s most popular plush toys at the moment. These cuddly creatures have big, glittery eyes and oversize heads, making them simply irresistible to kids and adults alike. From everyday animals to mythical beasts, you’re sure to find a new friend in a Beanie Boo.

If your kids are asking you for Beanie Boos, it’s a good idea to read up on Ty’s extensive collection of creatures. Here’s our buying guide with an overview, plus we’re sharing some helpful buying tips so you can build your Beanie Boo collection in no time.

If you or your kids are interested in the collectability of Beanie Boos, make sure you keep the hang tags and plush in tip-top shape. Invest in breathable storage bags to preserve the Beanie Boos.

Key considerations

Popular creatures

If you’re looking for your favorite animal, there’s at least one Beanie Boo iteration of it. There’s a wide variety of jungle animals, sea creatures, dinosaurs, insects, pets, mythical beasts, and even holiday-themed creatures like goblins and skeletons

It should be noted that “mythical beasts” is a bit of a catch-all term when it comes to Beanie Boos. This category includes fantasy creatures like dragons and unicorns, as well as sparkle-horned animals. Basically, you’ll find “unicorn” varieties of Beanie Boos for virtually all animals, running the gamut from sloths to giraffes to owls. 

Size

Small Beanie Boos are 6 inches tall, and their medium counterparts are over twice that size at approximately 13 inches. There are some taller ones as well. Keep in mind that not all creatures are available in all sizes. A quick visit to the Ty website should answer any questions about availability.

Part of the appeal of Beanie Boos is their affordability. They’re great budget-friendly gifts, or, even better, kids can save their allowance to buy themselves one. Small Beanie Boos cost $7 to $10, while medium Beanie Boos cost around $12 to $18. There are some outliers that are more expensive, mostly due to the bump in value once a Beanie Boo is retired or becomes highly collectible.

Generally speaking, Beanie Boos are recommended for ages three and up. It’s best to remove the hang tags prior to giving them to young children.

Features

Plush type

Beanie Boos are made with several types of plush, which mostly depends on the style of the creature. Some Beanie Boos feature Ty’s signature soft, low-pile polyester plush, while others have fluffy, long-haired fuzz. There are also Beanie Boos with iridescent textured plush, which is most frequently seen on Ty’s dinosaurs, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. 

Hang tags

If you remember the Beanie Baby craze of the 1990s, you know that hang tags were a defining feature. Ty continues the tradition with Beanie Boos, and even stays true to its roots by embracing the original tag design. 

The inside of the hang tag includes the Beanie Boo’s name, birthday, and a short poem that elevates the creature into a character. The front of the hang tag features the Ty and Beanie Boo logos, and the back features manufacturing information and the SKU code. 

Other Beanie Boo varieties

In addition to the traditional 6- and 13-inch Beanie Boos, Ty also manufactures Clip Beanie Boos, which are around 3 inches tall and have plastic carabiner clips. The new Flippable Beanie Boo line has creatures covered with sequins that when brushed over, transition between two shiny colors.

If your kids love their stuffed animals but the toys are too big to bring on a trip, buy Beanie Boos instead. Their small stature means you can pick up two or three to fit in your kids’ luggage quite easily.

FAQ

Q. How do I clean my Beanie Boos?
A. The plush on Beanie Boos can be spot cleaned with a diluted mixture of water and white vinegar. If you need to use soap, make sure it’s a gentle, non-bleaching laundry detergent. Keep in mind that Beanie Boos shouldn’t be placed in the washing machine, so if they’re very soiled, you might be better off buying a replacement. 
 

Q. Will Beanie Boos be worth a lot of money one day?
A. It’s always hard to predict trends in collectibles. There are people who still have their 1990s Beanie Babies, some of which are worth a fortune, while others are worth a few bucks apiece. Certain retired Beanie Boos are desirable to collectors. If you do your research and are willing to part with your Beanie Boos, you might make a small profit.
 

Q. What are the most popular Beanie Boo varieties? 
A. At the moment, Flippable Beanie Boos are top sellers. Trending animals like llamas, sloths, and narwhals are also popular. As a result, it can be a bit harder to find these than other Beanie Boos. 

 

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