Brownie the Bear is a “lay-down” fashion bear with brown plush fabric and a tan snout. Brownie is deemed a “pre-Beanie” which signifies that he is unusual and tough to locate due to the fact he was only sold at retail for a very limited time.
Brownie the Bear was a single of the initial nine Beanie Babies that have been introduced in 1993 at the Planet Toy Reasonable in New York Metropolis. These 1st nine Beanies would become recognized as the “Unique Nine.”
The “Original Nine” Beanie Babies have been Brownie the Bear, Flash the Dolphin, Spot 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 style amount 4010 printed on the dangle tag. Brownie isn’t going to have a birthday and it doesn’t have a poem.
Brownie only has the initial generation cling tag and a 1993 black and white tush tag.
The initial technology tag is a single, heart condition card inventory that is attached to the Beanie with a plastic fastener. The 1st technology tag is two-sided and a solitary sheet of card stock. Afterwards generation tags open up like a locket. The first technology cling tag has “ty” printed on the front of the tag in a reduce scenario white font which is considerably thinner and scaled-down than modern tags.
The 1st technology hold tag has “The Beanie Babies Selection”, the type variety and the Beanie’s title printed on it.
Brownie was quickly retired which indicates that the Ty company stopped manufacturing Brownie. Brownie was changed with Cubbie the Bear.
Cubbie the Bear is bodily equivalent to Brownie the Bear in coloration and dimensions. The only issue that helps make them different from each other is the truth that both bears have their identify printed on their 1st era dangle tag. Other than that, the very first technology Cubbie and Brownie are identical.
So if you switched the cling tags on the two bears then no 1 would know which 1 was actually the Brownie or Cubbie. And if you taken out the hang tag from Brownie you would not know whether or not it was a Brownie or a Cubbie. So you cannot truly sell a Brownie the Bear as a “Brownie” if it isn’t going to have a hang tag on it. It could extremely effectively be a Cubbie if it has the black and white tush tag.
Brownie marketed in the $three,000 to $4,000 price tag range in 1998. In Designer Durags , Brownie was getting marketed in the $five hundred to $1,000 price variety on eBay.
Due to the fact Brownie was so worthwhile a lot of counterfeits were created of it. Instead than making a counterfeit Brownie with a counterfeit cling tag, it would have been a great deal easier if the counterfeiter acquired a Cubbie with a first era tush tag without a hang tag on eBay and then attached a counterfeit 1st era hold tag to it. As an alternative the counterfeiters tried to copy equally the Beanie and the tags and manufactured a key blunder with the fake cling tag.
Every single counterfeit Brownie I have ever witnessed experienced the incorrect era heart tag on them. As I beforehand said, Brownie the Bear only came with a first generation coronary heart tag that is a one sheet of card stock. All the counterfeit Brownies I have seen have the next era heart tag that opens like a locket.
If you are a Beanie Child collector then you will want to add Brownie the Bear to your assortment if you have the opportunity to buy one a good price. Just do an “advanced” search on eBay for “completed auctions only” for “Brownie the Bear Beanie” to see what they have bought for the last 90 days. You want to get notice of the ones that truly offered and not what they were shown for. Attempt to buy one particular at the reduced stop of the cost selection and you will get a great deal.