In 1990 Ty realized people love bears! They can’t get enough of them and if you make them in different colors they will buy more! and even start collecting them!
The cats gained Patches, and the dogs gained Yorkie, Winston, and Super Scruffy.
The seated bears went through a radical design change which is much more familiar to styles seen to this day.
Tygger now comes in white.
Petunia replaces Arnold again!
Ty released beanie bear in several colors including auburn, gold, cream and dark brown and Big Beanie Bear was released in light gold, auburn, cream, dark brown, grey, sable, and brown.
He also started releasing several teddies in different materials including PJ, Curly in gold, beige, and dark brown! The pattern from these bears was later used for the beanie baby old face teddies.
At the turn of the year when these made their debut in the 1991 catalog Ty released the first annual Teddy, the 1991 Collectable Bear! (Hint Hint, start collecting!)
Below you will find the many variations of several styles. For Maggie make note of the color on the arms was previously white. Yorkie the patch under the chin, muzzle changes on bears, bow color changes, the bows change from being cut in one line like a slash “/” at the ends and then later cut in the “^” shape. Peepers has a change from tack on bow to the bow tied around the neck. Big Beanie Bunny white changes in paw pad color and the shape of the head changes slightly, the later style is more loosely stuffed. Super Scruffy actually was produced in a smaller size that was later referred to as Large Scruffy. Any style that is referred to as “Super” that was still current was later renamed “Large”.
Scruffy the bear and dog did not appear until the 1991 catalog and would be expected to have a 1990 tush tag, however I believe they reused patterns patented in 1989 for Big Beanie Bear and Max.
Rumples was released in 1995 and would typically have a 1994 tush tag date. Since Rumples shared the same pattern as PJ and Curly, its tush tag is dated 1990 for the original patent date of PJ and Curly.
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