- Teenie Beanies
The Teenie Beanies were miniature
Beanie Babiesthat were offered in various McDonald'spromotions between 1997 and 2000, and in 2004. The 1997-2000 Teenie Beanies all resembled regular Beanie Babies; the 2004 series did not.
The Teenie Beanies were most in demand from McDonald's in the first year they were offered, and declined in popularity every year thereafter, even though more were produced each time.
During the height of their popularity, Teenie Beanies were the cause of a lot of fights at various McDonald's locations, resulting in calls to police, criminal charges, and injuries [ [http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=MWSB&p_theme=mwsb&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EB82BA40C6ED9A3&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM 2 women at restaurant fight] ] . These included a Miami area McDonalds employee, who was charged with the theft of the toys [ [http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=MH&s_site=miami&p_multi=MH&p_theme=realcities&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EB4DA5E062B1E4C&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM STOLEN BEANIE BABIES RECOVERED] ] . Though they were sold for around $2 each along with a
Happy Meal, they were often resold in 1997 and 1998 for much higher prices on the secondary market after the promotion.
Some McDonalds locations exhausted their supplies of Teenie Beanies before the promotion was over [ [http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=MWSB&p_theme=mwsb&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EB82A9F4A747F05&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM McDonald's putting Beanie Babies to rest] ] .
The 1997 series included 10 Beanies [ [http://www.aboutbeanies.com/checklists/McDonalds_Teenie_Beanie_Babies_1997.html McDonald's 1997 Teenie Beanie Babies Checklist! ] ]
#Chops the Lamb
#Seamore the Seal
#Snort the Bull
The 1998 series included 12 Beanies [ [http://www.aboutbeanies.com/checklists/McDonalds_Teenie_Beanie_Babies_1998.html McDonald's 1998 Teenie Beanie Babies Checklist! ] ]
#Inch the Worm
#Happy the Hippo
The 1999 series, which consisted of 16 Beanies, included four bears, which were known as the International Bears [ [http://www.aboutbeanies.com/checklists/McDonalds_Teenie_Beanie_Babies_1999.html McDonald's 1999 Teenie Beanie Babies Checklist! ] ]
#Spunky the Cocker Spaniel
#Nook the Husky (resembling Nanook)
In 2000, there were 32 different Teenie Beanies produced in all [ [http://www.aboutbeanies.com/checklists/McDonalds_Teenie_Beanie_Babies_2000.html McDonald's 2000 Teenie Beanie Babies Checklist! ] ] . The first 29 of them came out in the spring, and the final three, which were the Patriotic Trio of 1996, were released in the fall. Unlike in earlier years, the 2000 series was divided into several categories.
At the Zoo:
Under the Sea:
#Springy the Bunny
*Bronty the Brontosaurus
*Royal Blue Peanut the
U.S.A. Trio (released in Fall 2000):
*Libearty the Bear
Following a four-year hiatus, a set of Teenie Beanies was introduced in 2004. Unlike the earlier sets, the twelve that came out this time bore no resemblance to any regular Ty Beanie Babies. Rather, each one represented a different McDonalds product.
#Happy Meal 25th Bear (10th in Canada)
#Burger the Bear
#Birdie the Bear
#Golden Arches the Bear
#McNuggets the Bear
#Ronald McDonald the Bear
#Happy Meal the Bear
#Shake the Bear
#Hamburglar the Bear
#Big Red Shoe the Bear
#Fries the Bear
#Grimace the Bear
List of Ty Beanie Babies
List of promotions by McDonald's
* [http://www.stashmatic.com/entities/list?tag=&Collection=Teenie+Beanie&grid=0&status=-1&entity_id=160 Complete list of Teenie Beanies with images] at Stashmatic.com collection tracker
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