Brownie the Bear is a “lay-down” model bear with brown plush cloth and a tan snout. Brownie is regarded as a “pre-Beanie” which means that he is uncommon and hard to locate since he was only bought at retail for a extremely brief time.

Brownie the Bear was one particular of the to start with 9 Beanie Babies that were being launched in 1993 at the World Toy Good in New York Town. These first 9 Beanies would come to be recognised as the “Original Nine.”

The “Authentic Nine” Beanie Infants had been Brownie the Bear, Flash the Dolphin, Place the Dog, Legs the Frog, Squealer the Pig, Patti the Platypus, Chocolate the Moose, Splash the Whale and Pinchers the Lobster.

Brownie the Bear has type variety 4010 printed on the dangle tag. Brownie does not have a birthday and it does not have a poem.

Brownie only has the initial technology cling tag and a 1993 black and white tush tag.

The initially era tag is a one, coronary heart condition card inventory that is hooked up to the Beanie with a plastic fastener. The initially technology tag is two-sided and a one sheet of card stock. Later on generation tags open like a locket. The initial era hold tag has “ty” printed on the entrance of the tag in a decreased circumstance white font which is substantially thinner and smaller sized than today’s tags.

The 1st technology hang tag has “The Beanie Toddlers Collection”, the model selection and the Beanie’s identify printed on it.

Brownie was speedily retired which signifies that the Ty corporation stopped producing Brownie. Brownie was replaced with Cubbie the Bear.

Cubbie the Bear is physically identical to Brownie the Bear in color and size. The only issue that will make them distinctive from every single other is the simple fact that both equally bears have their identify printed on their initially generation hang tag. Other than that, the to start with era Cubbie and Brownie are similar.

So if you switched the hold tags on the two bears then no just one would know which 1 was really the Brownie or Cubbie. And if you eradicated the dangle tag from Brownie you would not know whether it was a Brownie or a Cubbie. So you won’t be able to really sell a Brownie the Bear as a “Brownie” if it won’t have a cling tag on it. It could quite properly be a Cubbie if it has the black and white tush tag.

Brownie marketed in the $3,000 to $4,000 value vary in 1998. In 2013, Brownie was remaining marketed in the $500 to $1,000 price tag assortment on eBay.

Simply because Brownie was so worthwhile quite a few counterfeits have been produced of it. Fairly than building a counterfeit Brownie with a counterfeit dangle tag, it would have been a good deal less difficult if the counterfeiter obtained a Cubbie with a initial generation tush tag devoid of a cling tag on eBay and then attached a counterfeit first era cling tag to it. Rather the counterfeiters attempted to copy equally the Beanie and the tags and built a important blunder with the bogus dangle tag.

Each counterfeit Brownie I have ever witnessed experienced the mistaken generation heart tag on them. As I previously said, Brownie the Bear only arrived with a to start with generation heart tag that is a single sheet of card stock. All the counterfeit Brownies I have found have the second era coronary heart tag that opens like a locket.

If you are a Beanie Baby collector then you will want to increase Brownie the Bear to your assortment if you have the possibility to buy a single a fantastic price. Just do an “state-of-the-art” look for on eBay for “done auctions only” for “Brownie the Bear Beanie” to see what they have offered for the previous 90 times. You want to get be aware of the ones that really sold and not what they ended up mentioned for. Consider to purchase a person at the low conclude of the rate selection and you will get a superior offer.