Ty introduced the Teeny Tys product line in January 2016. The initial release included 12 plush animals. The Teeny Tys were released first in the UK. They appeared on UK retailer shelves in late January.
The first 12 Teeny Tys have birthdays, but no poems or sayings inside the swing tag. The bottoms of the Teeny Tys appear to be made of the same fabric used on the bottom of the Peek-A-Boos.