- Pillow Pal
Pillow Pals were a line of plush toys made by Ty, Inc. during the 1990s. The toys were given their name because they were soft like pillow, and were made with children in mind. Though many of them resembled certain Beanie Babies, those that did not share names with their Beanie Baby counterparts. Such Pillow Pals saw a demise in popularity in the late 1990s with the introduction of Beanie Buddies, which were also larger versions of various Beanie Babies. In January 1999, all Pillow Pals were redesigned, and their colors were changed. This new line did not sell well, and was discontinued by Ty around the end of the year.
At the time of the final retirement, Ty donated its remaining stock of pillow pals to the Ronald McDonald House to be distributed to sick children.
List of Pillow Pals
The following Pillow Pals were made during the 1990s:
Name Animal Type Introduced Reintroduced Retired Beanie Baby ResembledAntlers Moose 1999 (neon) 1999 ChocolateBaba Lamb 1999 (neon) 1999 FleeceBruiser Bulldog 1997 WrinklesCarrots Bunny 1999 (neon) 1999 Ears, but pink instead of brownChewy 1999 (neon) 1999Clover Bunny 1998 Ears, but white instead of brownFoxy Fox SlyGlide Porpoise Echo the DolphinHuggy Bear 1995 1999 (neon) 1999 Cubbie, but yellow instead of brownMeow Cat 1997 1999 (neon) 1999 SnipMoo Cow 1995 Daisy, but with white body instead of blackOink Pig 1995 SquealerPaddles Platypus 1999 (neon) 1999 PattiPurr Tiger Stripes, but yellow-orange instead of orange-blackRed Bull SnortRibbit (All-Green) Frog 1995 1999 (neon) 1999 LegsRibbit (Green-Yellow) Frog CumshotSherbert Tie-Dye Bear 1998 1999 (neon) 1999 SammySnap (All-Yellow) Turtle 1995 Speedy, but yellow instead of greenSnap (Yellow-Green) Turtle 1999 (neon) FeatherheadSnuggy Bear 1995 Cubbie, but pink instead of brownSparkler Bear 1999 SpangleSpeckles Leopard FrecklesSpotty Dalmatian DottySquirt Elephant 1999 (neon) 1999 PeanutSwinger Monkey 1999 (neon) 1999 BongoTide Whale ShamooTubby Hippopotamus Melan CollieWoof Dog 1995 1999 (neon) 1999 BonesZulu Zebra Ziggy, but pink-green instead of black-white
After the 1999 redesign, the following Pillow Pals were made:
Name Animal Type Difference from original Baba Lamb Purple rather than whiteBibbit Frog New introduction in 1999Huggy Bear New introduction in 1999 Carrots Bunny Green rather than pinkKolala Koala New introduction in 1999 Meow Cat Purple rather than tan Paddles Platypus Green rather than purpleRusty Raccoon New introduction in 1999 Snap Turtle Tie-dyed rather than green Squirt Elephant Turquoise rather than light blue Swinger Monkey Blue and yellow rather than brown Woof Dog Multicolored rather than brown
Key people Beanie Babies Other productsBeanie Buddies • Ty Girlz
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