Series: Collector's Value Guide Ty Beanie Babies
Mass Market Paperback: 191 pages
Publisher: Checkerbee Pub; 8th edition (October 1, 1999)
Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.2 x 8.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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This is really an excellent book, and I don't think anthropologists will care about my beanie baby collection. Really! No one can really expect to get a book with "current" values for beanies--but this book is excellent to use as a checklist. I like to keep all my beanies catalogued and this book provides a wonderful way to do that. The Winter 2000 Edition Value Guide is colorful and has a picture of every beanie and buddy along with most variations. And if Ty Company is going to retire all and make no more after this year, this book makes an excellent checklist of all beanies ever made. Let's take into consideration what is going on here, people. Beanies are fun and a pasttime. I love the book because I can keep my large collection catalogued in one place. Isn't that really what these kind of books are for? Go to the internet for more current values if you have to, but don't try to build a great beanie collection without this book!
I've just started collecting beanies since Dec. 99. Having no clue as to who was who of the beanie animals, this book gives me a great starting point. It has all the info on beanie B-days, retirements, and most importantly what is a reasonable price to pay for them.I'm not looking to re-sell them to make money but I don't want to go over board on my spending for beanies at the same time. Of course its not up to date as far as new Ty products, but I don't need that info immediately as I'm just starting out. It also gives info on tag generations and tush tags which is most helpful to me. The bottom line is, if you are new to collecting Beanies, get at least one of the Checkerbee series for reference. It helped me tremendously.
This book is of great value to the collector. It is easy to follow and offers answers to adult and child collectors. The photographs are beautifully done. Collectors will appreciate this concise and accurate guide. Collecting anything may be regarded by the non-collector to be odd, but for the collector, it is simply an innocuous hobby that gives one pleasure. Certainly, collecting Beanie Babies is innocent enough fun! This book will help you value your collection and inform you of what's available to add to it.
As a value guide this book is almost worthless. As a collecters guide its perfect but only because the beanies are being retired and no new ones have come out since. Whether beanies are retired or over with for 2000 this book is the one worth buying. Like others have said these books are stupid because its outdated by the time it comes out, but this one does have all of the beanies including the "last" ones and even all the spangles. It also has buddies, teenies and sport ones. So if you want a last beanie book (for 1999) buy this one.
Ok this is a great book. I didnt buy it normal price (I got at a thrift store for $1 lucky me!) but its a nice find. I mean I am thinking of buying the newest one for 2001. But I think I might stick with the magazine. The reason is this book doesn't have all the beanie babies that were out in 2000 because it was published before they were out. For example I love the teenie babies 2001 but they are NOT in this because it was put out before they were put out. CheckerBee publishing puts out a lot of great guides, this is sure one of them. At least they put out one for Beanie Babies updated. Puffkins has ONE from 1999 and that is the ONLY one out there and they never update, and just like Beanie Babies they are always changing too. Well so I put 4 stars not five because of it not going to be as updated as you want. There is a great magazine Mary Beth she seems updated, or try to internet. But as a new collector and as a person who wants to see what they are worth or to see at least who goes with what name, this guide was great. Gives great information on beanie baby, retires, prices and check list. Cute pictures too. So if you need a view of them or a checklist this is nice. If you need updated stay with the mags and the internet! Ok? Peace, out. Beanie Babies Forever!
Very satisfied with the book. Extremely fast shipping and excellent communications from Fox Hill Books. Highly recommend.
I HAVE THIS BOOK AND I NEVER THOUGHT ANYTHING WOULD BEAT THE MAGAZINE THAT I NOW GET MONTHLY. BUT, I MUST SAY, THIS IS A GREAT RESOURCE FOR BEANIE COLLECTOR'S AND LOVER'S. A MUST HAVE!
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