1. Brownie was the first edition of Cubbie, one of the original nine Beanie Babies.
2. The BBOC "Original 9" Beanie Baby commemoratives had special swing tags. The back of swing tags showed the word "BEANIES" in large red letters and the swing tag did not have a barcode.
3. In 2010, the BBOC version of Brownie was discovered being sold on secondary markets with a swing tag that had a barcode and a style number sticker covering the original "BEANIES" red lettering. We do not know where the Brownie bears with the "stickered" swing tags were originally sold, but interestingly; Ty Inc. has an off-order (sold out) date of January 18, 2010 for Brownie, even though the original retired date for the BBOC version was March 6, 2006.
ABOUT THE BBOC ORIGINAL 9
From October 3, 2005 to March 9, 2006, Beanie Baby Official Club (BBOC) members could order replicas of the original 9 Beanie Babies. The replicas were sold in bags of 5 different assortments. Each assortment bag contained 9 BBOC Beanie Babies. Members did not know which assortment they would receive when they placed their order. In each of the five bag assortments, there might be a surprise variation of an original 9 Beanie Baby. There were 14 different Beanie Babies in this BBOC promotion. The different assortments were: