Ty Inc. filed a trademark application for the name SQUISH-A-BOOS on January 6, 2020. The Ty Squish-a-Boos began shipping to retailers in late May 2020. The first animals to show up on retail shelves were Dotty, Fantasia, Slush and Zoey. The remainder of the first nine appeared on store shelves in July 2020. The original Squish-a-Boos were all approximately 14 inches in size.
Four of the original Squish-A-Boos
In January 2021, Ty introduced a new, 10-inch size of Squish-a-Boos to expand the product line.
In November 2021, the first licensed Squish-a-Boos representing Peppa Pig appeared in the UK.
In December 2021, 4-inch Squish-a-Boos showed up on retailer shelves in the UK.