Ty announces Teenie Boos on Facebook

Earlier this morning Ty updated its Facebook page with its own announcement for the Teenie Beanie Boos. The post includes information about the promotion, as well as an image of all 15 Teenie Boos.

Saying that the Teenie Beanie Boos are “back by popular demand,” the post reveals that the Teenie Boos will be at McDonald’s today through June 26.

Back by popular demand, Ty & McDonalds are partnering again for Teenie Beanie Boos™ between May 23rd and June 26th! To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ty & McDonald’s partnership, some classic beanie babies will also be reintroduced as Beanie Boos!

The post also announces that this partnership between Ty and McDonald’s is to celebrate the 20th anniversary since the first set of Teenie Beanies arrived at McDonald’s, even confirming that “some classic Beanie Babies will also be reintroduced as Beanie Boos.”

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HappyMeal.com updates for Teenie Boos

The U.S. HappyMeal.com website updated today to coincide with the beginning of the Ty Teenie Beanie Boo Happy Meal promotion. Here’s a look at the the new changes:

Top slider

The graphic slider at the top of the Happy Meal website now features several Teenie Beanie Boo-themed slides: a new “see the toys” slide that shows Blizz, Mel, Bushy, Waddle, Congo, Twigs and the “Become a Boo Zoo Keeper” sign; two slides that promote the Boo-themed McPlay app (one with app details and one demonstrating how it works); and one slide promoting Boo-themed coloring and activity sheets.

Current Toys

The “Toys” panel has been updated to show that the Teenie Beanie Boos are the current Happy Meal toys. If you click on a character, a video opens that shows a close-up of that character, as well as a demonstration on how to scan a Teenie Beanie into the McPlay app. If you’re wanting a really nice preview of what these Teenie Beanie Boos look like before you get yours, these videos are great!

Color and activity sheets

The Create panel now includes two downloadable pages. The first is a coloring page with black-and-white outlines of Snort, Bushy and Twigs, as well as the Beanie Boos logo, the “Become a Boo Zoo Keeper” sign, and some scenery. You can either color the page using the digital tools on the Happy Meal website, or download it to print and color “for real.”

The activity sheet has two activities. The first is a sparse Beanie Boo shape with the instructions “Draw your own Teenie Beanie Boo for your Boo Zoo and name it.” The second is a name scramble game, with drawings of seven Teenie Beanies with their names scrambled. Again, you can draw or color using the online tools, or download to print.

Videos

As of the the publishing of this post, the Videos panel is still showing the Super Mario commercial. I would imagine this will get updated with a new Teenie Beanie Boo commercial soon.

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New photos emerging

With just two days until the 2017 Teenie Beanie Boo Happy Meal promotion hits McDonald’s restaurants in the US, some eBay listings for the new Ty Teenie Boos are beginning to show what appears to be the Happy Meal display case design for the upcoming promotion.

As with most Happy Meal toy promotions, these setups are usually constructed of cardboard with the toys strategically hung, and are placed inside an acrylic display case inside McDonald’s stores.

The theme that seems to be emerging for this year’s Ty Teenie Beanie Boo promotion is “Become a Boo Zoo Keeper,” as printed on this display above.

2004 Teenie Beanie display

Fun fact: If you befriend your local McDonald’s manager, they might let you take or buy the display and other promotional posters once this year’s Teenie Beanie Boo promotion is over! In 2004, I was able to get my hands on all of my local McDonald’s promotional pieces for free, and used them to display my Teenie Beanies.

Image source of the 2017 Teenie Boo display from this eBay listing (though it appears other sellers are using the same photograph with different watermarks).

Names revealed for all 15 Teenie Beanies

A Youtube video (above) that shows all 15 McDonald’s Teenie Beanie Boos in their packages in-hand has revealed the official names for each character, as well as the order in which they will be released. They are:

  • Toy #1: Bushy the lion
  • Toy #2: Blizz the white tiger
  • Toy #3: Mel koala bear
  • Toy #4: Timber the wolf
  • Toy #5: Chocolate the moose
  • Toy #6: Bongo the monkey
  • Toy #7: Twigs the giraffe
  • Toy #8: Seamore the seal
  • Toy #9: Snort the bull
  • Toy #10: Spike the rhinoceros
  • Toy #11: Peanut the elephant
  • Toy #12: Frostiness the polar bear
  • Toy #13: Tusk the walrus
  • Toy #14: Freckles the leopard
  • Toy #15: Waddle the penguin

This revelation disproves my earlier theory that all 15 of the 2017 Teenie Beanie Boos were Boo versions of Teenie Beanie Babies from the 1997-2000 McDonald’s Teenie Beanie promotions. Although 13 of them do share names with Teenie Beanies from the first 4 Happy Meal promotions, Frostiness (the polar bear) was a Beanie Baby that was released in 2008 and a Teenie Beanie Babies 2.0 from 2009, and there is no Beanie Baby, Boo, or Teenie style named Timber (the wolf), though Ty did release a Timber the wolf Ty Classic in 2012.

Teenie Boos gone international

Updated. Originally published May 6.

Many Happy Meals around the globe are already being filled with Teenie Beanies. Here’s a rundown of what we know so far:

Australia

Eight Teenie Beanie Boos will appear in the Australia. Dates for the promotion are not yet confirmed. Click here to visit the Australian Happy Meal website.

Austria

Teenie Boos will join Austrian Happy Meals May 12. It is not immediately apparent how many of the Boo characters will appear in the Austrian promotion. (The image at the top of this post is from the Austrian Happy Meal website.) Click here to visit the Austrian Happy Meal website.

Check Republic

Eight Teenie Beanie Boos will appear in the Check Republic now through June 5. Click here to visit the Czeck Happy Meal website.

Croatia

Ten characters from this year’s Teenie Beanie Boo lineup are currently being included in Croatian Happy Meals through June 1. Click here to visit the Croatian Happy Meal website.

Germany

Germany Happy Meals will include Teenie Beanie Boos from what it appears is May 12 through June 22. This Teenie Beanie promotion is unique in that it only will include six of the Boo characters, but will also include what appears to be some sort of Boo-themed board game called Animal Cube, and a Boo-themed coloring or activity book. Click here to visit the Germany Happy Meal website.

Hungary

Ten Teenie Beanie Boos are appearing in the Hungary starting May 5. Click here to visit the Hungary Happy Meal website.

Latvia

Happy Meals in Latvia include 10 of the Teenie Beanie Boo characters.

New Zealand

New Zealand Happy Meals will include 8 of the Teenie Beanie Boo characters. Click here to visit the New Zealand Happy Meal website.

Romania

Ten characters from this year’s Teenie Beanie Boo lineup are currently being included in Romanian Happy Meals April 28 through May 31. Click here to visit the Romanian Happy Meal website.

Russia

Russian Happy Meals include 10 of the Teenie Beanie Boo characters May 1 through 31. Click here to visit the Russian Happy Meal website.

Serbia

Ten characters from this year’s Teenie Beanie Boo lineup are currently being included in Serbia’s Happy Meals. Click here to visit the Serbia Happy Meal website.

Spain

Ten characters from this year’s Teenie Beanie Boo lineup are currently being included in Spain Happy Meals May 1 through 21. Click here to visit the Spain Happy Meal website. Click here to watch the commercial.

Historically, Teenie Beanies have also appeared in Happy Meals in Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the UK. As of this writing, I was unable to find any information as to whether the Teenie Boos would show up in those countries.

Teenie Beanies already in Russia

Check out this Russian Happy Meal commercial!

According to the site, Russian Happy Meals had the Teenie Beanies starting May 1, and they’ll continue through May 31.

Translated: “Meet our new program of soft and fluffy animals Beanie Boo’s! Look for them from 1 to 31 May 2017 in each ‘Happy Meal’!

“It has long dreamed of a faithful furry friend that always had someone to play and have fun? Now you have the opportunity to assemble a group of friends! Lovely zveryata Beanie Boos and would themselves want to make friends with you, but that’s only some of them are too shy…”

It appears that Russian Happy Meals will include 10 of the 15 character styles that US Happy Meals will have, some with different names:

  • Hairballs (Bushy) the lion
  • Twigs the giraffe
  • Choco (Chocolate) the moose
  • Bongo the monkey
  • Snowball (Blizz) the white tiger
  • Pyhchun (Snort) the bull
  • Morjachok (Seamore) the seal
  • Thorn (Spike) the rhino
  • Freckles the leopard
  • Roly-Poly (Waddle) the penguin

McDonald’s announces 2017 Teenie Beanie Boos

Here we go again! Twenty years later…

Current Super Marion toys at US McDonald's stores

Current Super Marion toys at US McDonald’s stores

Today, McDonald’s updated its United States Happy Meals website to the latest toy giveaway, Super Mario-themed toys. The Mario promotion, which coincides with the release of the new Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game, runs through May 22.

With the update, the Happy Meals site also began previewing its next set of toys: Ty Teenie Beanie Boos. The “Next Happy Meal” graphic, shown above, displays 15 characters, many of which are unique in that they are not based on existing regular-sized Beanie Boos. The animals include a bull, elephant, giraffe, husky, koala bear, penguin, polar bear, leopard, lion, monkey, moose, rhinoceros, seal, walrus and white tiger. Given that the Mario toy promotion ends on the 22nd, it seems reasonable to assume that the Teenie Beanie Boos promotion will begin in McDonald’s nationwide on May 23.

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Australian “up next” announcement

Additionally, the Australian Happy Meals website has also updated its website, revealing that McDonald’s stores down-under will have eight of the Teenie Beanie Boos alongside Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys next month.

This spring marks the 20th anniversary since Ty Teenie Beanie Babies first hit McDonald’s Happy Meals. Read more about the first Teenie Beanies at this article at TyCollector.com. Teenie Beanies were last at McDonald’s in the summer of 2014 to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Happy Meal.

Keep following this blog to stay up-to-date with news and rumors about the 2017 McDonald’s Ty Teenie Beanie Boos Happy Meal toys. I look forward to seeing you next time!