Ty Teenie Beanie Boppers
Teenie Beanie Boppers were introduced in June, 2002. The Teenie Boppers are a smaller 8-inch version of the regular Beanie Boppers. They have bendable arms and legs. With sewn-in loops on their backs, they can be hung as decorations or fastened to backpacks, belts, purses or other means of carrying them around.
The first 12 Teenie Beanie Boppers had eyes made out of thread. Subsequent releases had plastic eyes. It is interesting to note that 11 of the 12 first Teenie Beanie Boppers were copies of regular Beanie Boppers with the same name. None of the Teenie Boppers introduced after the first 12 had the same name as any of the regular Boppers.
The duplicated names were Cool Cassidy, Footie, Glitzy Gabby, Hat-Trick Hunter, Jazzy Jessie, Paula Plattertasche, Pretty Penelope, Rugged Rusty, Sassy Star, Snazzy Sabrina and Sweet Sally. American Millie was the first Teenie Beanie Bopper with a unique name that wasn't being used by a regular Beanie Bopper.
54 different Teenie Beanie Boppers were produced. With one exception, the remaining active Teenie Boppers all retired on December 30, 2004. Bay Stars Bruth, the final Teenie Bopper, was introduced on March 10, 2005 after all of the others had been retired. Bay Stars Bruth was a Japan Exclusive that retired on March 15, 2006.