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What is "Beanie Kids"?
Beanie Kids are just the coolest!
The Original Beanie Kids are palm-sized plush toys, under-filled with beans that retail from around AUD $9.99 (see price guide below).
These soft, cuddly, go-anywhere plush pals all have their own names, birthdays, and their own little personalities displayed on the swing tag. When you purchase a Beanie Kid, be sure to look after it. The condition of your Beanie Kid and their swing tag could mean hundreds of dollars to a collector in the future.
What is it about these soft, cuddly, go-anywhere plush pals that have made them the hottest collectable in the world?
Beanie Kids are fun!
Beanie Kids are not only adorable and sweet but they are great fun to collect! Building up your collection and travelling about "hunting" for the bear you want is all part of the excitement! The thrill of finding that elusive bear is hard to describe. Collectors love showing off their collection. Whether it's 10 or 1000! Beanie Kids look fantastic when they are displayed together. Many Beanie Kids are now released in themes or series. This is a quick and easy way to start building up your collection. Or if you are really serious try hunting down every Beanie Kid ever released! Either way Beanie Kids are always fun to be with!
Click here for more information on themes.
Their own little personalities!
Each has their own name, birthday and zodiac sign on their swing tags. This gives the collector a date to celebrate their Beanie Kids birthdays, and find Beanie Kids with birthdays the same as their own, or their friends or family.
Authenticity look-a-likes produced by other companies should not be confused with the original Beanie Kids which bear the Skansen hang tag.
Already many of the cast are retired with more designs launched all the time. Retirements and Limited Editions will only be offered to existing Beanie Kids stockists.
Original Beanie Kids are hard to find!
Demand for Beanie Kids has been so overwhelming, Skansen will be limiting the number of Beanie Kids each store can order. This actually increases the popularity and the value of Beanie Kids.
Some of the original Beanie Kids can be found on the Beanie Exchange where collectors buy and sell their favourite characters. Click here to go to the Beanie Exchange
As of the 1st of September 2012 we are re-releasing old favourite Beanie Kids and they will be known as 'Beanie Kids Classics'. Click here for more information
Where do the designs come from?
We have a really good design team based in Melbourne that create all the fun-loving designs. Inspirations come from everywhere and occasionally we ask our Beanie Kids fans what they would love to see. We also run an annual 'Design A Bear' competition where winning designs are made into real Beanie Kids!
For more information on Design A Bear Click Here
How Beanie Kids Help!
Every year we release a special Beanie Kid where $1 from each sale goes to a charity.