Brownie the Bear is a “lay-down” type bear with brown plush material and a tan snout. Brownie is deemed a “pre-Beanie” which implies that he is unusual and challenging to find since he was only marketed at retail for a extremely brief time.
Brownie the Bear was a single of the 1st nine Beanie Toddlers that have been introduced in 1993 at the Globe Toy Truthful in New York City. These initial 9 Beanies would turn into known as the “Unique Nine.”
The “Original Nine” Beanie Infants have been Brownie the Bear, Flash the Dolphin, Location the Dog, Legs the Frog, Squealer the Pig, Patti the Platypus, Chocolate the Moose, Splash the Whale and Pinchers the Lobster.
Brownie the Bear has design number 4010 printed on the cling tag. Brownie will not have a birthday and it isn’t going to have a poem.
Brownie only has the very first era dangle tag and a 1993 black and white tush tag.
The very first generation tag is a one, coronary heart form card stock that is hooked up to the Beanie with a plastic fastener. The very first era tag is two-sided and a single sheet of card inventory. Afterwards generation tags open up like a locket. Satin Lined Beanie cling tag has “ty” printed on the front of the tag in a decrease case white font which is considerably thinner and scaled-down than today’s tags.
The first generation hang tag has “The Beanie Babies Collection”, the fashion amount and the Beanie’s identify printed on it.
Brownie was swiftly retired which implies that the Ty company stopped manufacturing Brownie. Brownie was replaced with Cubbie the Bear.
Cubbie the Bear is physically similar to Brownie the Bear in shade and dimensions. The only issue that makes them different from each and every other is the truth that each bears have their title printed on their 1st technology hang tag. Other than that, the very first era Cubbie and Brownie are equivalent.
So if you switched the dangle tags on the two bears then no one would know which one particular was truly the Brownie or Cubbie. And if you eliminated the dangle tag from Brownie you would not know no matter whether it was a Brownie or a Cubbie. So you are unable to truly promote a Brownie the Bear as a “Brownie” if it doesn’t have a cling tag on it. It could quite properly be a Cubbie if it has the black and white tush tag.
Brownie sold in the $3,000 to $four,000 value assortment in 1998. In 2013, Brownie was getting offered in the $five hundred to $one,000 value assortment on eBay.
Due to the fact Brownie was so beneficial many counterfeits have been manufactured of it. Relatively than generating a counterfeit Brownie with a counterfeit cling tag, it would have been a lot simpler if the counterfeiter purchased a Cubbie with a initial generation tush tag with no a hold tag on eBay and then attached a counterfeit first generation dangle tag to it. Rather the counterfeiters attempted to duplicate each the Beanie and the tags and manufactured a main blunder with the fake dangle tag.
Every single counterfeit Brownie I have at any time seen had the mistaken technology heart tag on them. As I formerly mentioned, Brownie the Bear only arrived with a 1st technology heart tag that is a single sheet of card stock. All the counterfeit Brownies I have witnessed have the next generation heart tag that opens like a locket.
If you are a Beanie Child collector then you will want to insert Brownie the Bear to your selection if you have the possibility to acquire 1 a very good price. Just do an “innovative” lookup on eBay for “concluded auctions only” for “Brownie the Bear Beanie” to see what they have bought for the very last 90 days. You want to just take be aware of the ones that truly bought and not what they were shown for. Attempt to purchase 1 at the low conclude of the price assortment and you will get a very good offer.