Mini Boos Collectibles
Ty Mini Boos Collectibles are small, hand-painted figurines. There are 13 Mini Boos in the initial 2017 release that is called "Series 1." The Mini Boos are sold individually in boxes that conceal the contents, except one box with Slush (the husky) peeking out.
The boxes containing the Mini Boos are taped shut and each Mini Boo (except Slush) is enclosed (inside the box) in a sealed, opaque plastic bag so even when the box is open, the contents remain a mystery until the plastic bag is also opened.
The Mini Boos appear to be made of some type of hard rubber. The packaging does not have information on the materials used. Each different Mini Boo can have one of three different surface textures - plastic, velvet or a combination of both. They all have plastic glitter eyes.
In the photo below, Coconut has a velvet texture for the body, and plastic textured face, hands and feet. Safari has an overall plastic texture. Pinky has a plastic textured body with a velvet textured face.
There is a Mini Boos checklist included in every box. The checklist refers to 12 Mini Boos plus a "Rare Mystery Chaser."
The "Chaser" is produced in fewer numbers than the rest of the Mini Boos and is more difficult to find. The "Chaser" for Series 1 is Dotty.
Mini Boos (Series 1) are between 2 - 2.75 inches tall, except Icy (seal) who is 2.75 inches long and 1.25 inches tall. The photo below shows the difference in size between regular size Beanie Boos and Mini Boos.
Ty introduced his first "licensed" Mini Boos in the Spring 2018 Retailer Catalog. These six Paw Patrol Mini Boos shipped to authorized Ty retailers in late February 2018. As with the Series 1 Mini Boos, the Paw Patrol Mini Boos were sold in "blind" boxes. Purchasers had to open their box to discover which dog was packaged inside.
Series 2 of the Mini Boos began shipping to USA retailers in late February 2018. There were 13 new Mini Boos in Series 2. As with Series 1, the Series 2 boxes had no information on the outside to indicate which Mini Boo inhabited each box.
The "Chaser" for Series 2 is a gold-colored unicorn named Glitz.
Series 3 of the Mini Boos began shipping to USA retailers in early October 2018. There were 13 new Mini Boos in Series 3. As with Series 1 and 2, the Series 3 boxes had no information on the outside to indicate which Mini Boo inhabited each box.
The "Chaser" for Series 3 is a blue dragon.
Series 4 of the Mini Boos began shipping to USA retailers in late July 2019. There were 11 new Mini Boos in Series 4. As with Series 1, 2, and 3 the Series 4 boxes had no information on the outside to indicate which Mini Boo inhabited each box.
The "Chaser" for Series 4 is a gold unicorn.
In 2020, Ty surprised the collecting community by evolving the Mini Boos into key-clips that also came with normal Ty-style swing tags attached. The Mini Boos clips began shipping to USA retailers in the USA in July and August 2020. As opposed to the original series 1, 2, 3 and 4 Mini Boos, the clips are shipped and sold open, so collectors can order them individually by name.