Monday, September 06, 2010

Beanie Boppers

On June 23, 2001, Beanies Beanie Boppers made their debut at the Dallas Toy Gift Show. Beanie Boppers are approximately 12" long soft sculpted dolls similar to the Groovy Girls made by Manhattan's Toy Company. The first six Beanie Boppers introduced were all girls. They were Huggable Holly, Pretty Patti, Rockin' Rosie, Loveable Lulu, Kooky Kandy, and Sassy Star. While Beanie Boppers don't have poems like Beanie Babies, they have names, birthdays, hometowns and favorites plus they each have their own web page that lists more fascinating facts about them. Beanie Boppers had a suggested retail price of $9-$10.

To help increase awareness about this new line, Ty introduced two boy Beanie Boppers, the Bronx Bomber and Ivy Leaguer, that came with a trading card and were used as a promotional giveaway to children attending a Yankee Game and a Chicago Cubs Game in 2002. These two Beanie Boppers are the highest valued Beanie Boppers.

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