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[[Image:Kelloggsminibeanholder.jpg|frame|A wall hanging made by Kellogg's to display the Sesame Street mini beans.]]
 
In [[1997]], [[Tyco]] produced a set of 24 beanie-style ''[[Sesame Street]]'' plush, under the name '''Sesame Street Beans'''. The set was the ''Sesame'' version of the [[Wikipedia:Beanie Baby|Beanie Babies]] fad, which was at its height at the time. The "collectible" aspect of the Beanie Baby fad depended on having a large number of items in the set, with some more common than others. To fill out the set to include 24 different Beans, a number of minor characters were produced as plush toys for the first time, including [[Barkley]], [[Benny Rabbit]], [[Guy Smiley]], [[the Amazing Mumford]] and [[Telly Monster]].
 
   
The toys varied between 6 and 10 inches in size; most were about 9 inches. Each Bean came with a tag which included facts about the character.
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In [[1998]], [[Tyco]] released a set of 24 beanie-style ''[[Sesame Street]]'' plush, under the name '''Sesame Street Beans'''. The set was the ''Sesame'' version of the [[Wikipedia:Beanie Baby|Beanie Babies]] fad, which was at its height at the time. The "collectible" aspect of the Beanie Baby fad depended on having a large number of items in the set, with some more common than others. To fill out the set to include 24 different character Beans, a number of characters were produced as plush toys for the first time, including [[Barkley]], [[Benny Rabbit]], [[Guy Smiley]], and [[the Amazing Mumford]]. Three different colors of the [[Honkers|Honker]] bean were produced and two different colors of [[Sherlock Hemlock|Sherlock's Hemlock's]] nose were produced as well.
   
A TV commercial for the toys featured [[Elmo]], a [[Honkers|Honker]], and [[Herry Monster]].
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The toys varied between 6 and 10 inches in size; most were about 9 inches. Each Bean came with a tag which included facts about the character. Smaller, 6 inch clip-on versions of the dolls were also sold by Tyco under the name Sesame Street Beans.
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A TV commercial for the toys featured [[Elmo]], a [[Honkers|Honker]], and [[Herry Monster]]. Elmo sees "You Don't Know Beans" printed onscreen and attempts to remove the "Don't" with a crowbar. He recruits the Honker to pull it off, to no avail. Finally, Herry steps in and effortlessly rips the word away, as the dolls burst through the wall.
   
 
==Mini beans==
 
==Mini beans==
Smaller versions of the toys (called "mini beans") were sold in Singapore in [[1999]] as a [[McDonald's]] Happy Meal promotion.
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Small (approx. 4 inch) versions of the toys were sold in Singapore in 1999 as a [[Singapore Sesame Street Mini Bean Pals Happy Meal|McDonald's Happy Meal promotion]]. In 2000, [[Sesame Street Mini Beans|Kellogg's]] cereals packaged the mini-beans in cereal boxes. In both mini-beans collections only one [[Honkers|Honker]] was made.
   
In [[2000]], [[Kellogg's]] cereals packaged the mini beans in cereal boxes. The promotion spanned six different cereals -- Kellogg's Smacks, Rice Krispies, Corn Pops, Apple Jacks, Frosted Flakes, and Marshmallow Blasted Froot Loops -- and each of the six cereals was assigned four toys from the set. Because the customer didn't know which toy was in the cereal box, collecting the full set of 24 required buying (and presumably eating) dozens of boxes of sugar cereal. (Customers could also send 24 UPC codes from the boxes and mail them to Kellogg's for a full set of Beans.)
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Image:Tyco1997BabyBear8in.jpg|[[Baby Bear]]
Kellogg's Sesame promotion marked the company's return to "in-pack premiums", which it had dropped in [[1995]]. At the time, the Sesame Beans were the highest-value premium in the company's history. <ref>"Boxing Days", [http://promomagazine.com/mag/marketing_boxing_days/ Promo Magazine]. January 1, 2000.</ref>
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Image:Tyco1997BeansNatasha.jpg|[[Baby Natasha]]
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Image:Tyco1997Barkley6inBeanie.jpg|[[Barkley]]
The Kellogg's promotion also included a "collector's edition" Corn Flakes box, with a picture of [[Big Bird]] and a logo commemorating ''Sesame Street's'' [[Sesame Street Anniversaries|30th anniversary]].
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Image:Tyco1997BennyRabbit9inBeanie.jpg |[[Benny Rabbit]]
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Image:Tyco1997Bert9inBeanie.jpg|[[Bert]]
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Image:Tyco1997BettyLou9inBeanie.jpg|[[Betty Lou]]
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Image:Tyco1997BigBird10inBeanie.jpg|[[Big Bird]]
Image:Tyco1997BabyBear8in.jpg| [[Baby Bear]]
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Image:Tyco1997Cookie8in.jpg|[[Cookie Monster]]
Image:Tyco1997Barkley6inBeanie.jpg| [[Barkley]]
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Image:Tyco1997Count8in.jpg|[[Count von Count|The Count]]
Image:Tyco1997BennyRabbit9inBeanie.jpg | [[Benny Rabbit]]
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Image:Tyco1997Elmo9inBeanie.jpg|[[Elmo]]
Image:Tyco1997Bert9inBeanie.jpg| [[Bert]]
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Image:Tyco1997Ernie9inBeanie.jpg|[[Ernie]]
Image:Tyco1997BettyLou9inBeanie.jpg | [[Betty Lou]]
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Image:Tyco1997Grover8inBeanie.jpg|[[Grover]]
Image:Tyco1997BigBird10inBeanie.jpg | [[Big Bird]]
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Image:Tyco1997GuySmiley.jpg|[[Guy Smiley]]
Image:Tyco1997Cookie8in.jpg| [[Cookie Monster]]
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Image:Tyco1997Herry8in.jpg|[[Herry Monster]]
Image:Tyco1997Count8in.jpg| [[The Count]]
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Image:Tyco1997GreenHonker9inBeanie.jpg|Green [[Honkers|Honker]]
Image:Tyco1997Elmo9inBeanie.jpg | [[Elmo]]
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Image:Tyco1997BeansPinkHonker.jpg|Pink [[Honkers|Honker]]
Image:Tyco1997Ernie9inBeanie.jpg | [[Ernie]]
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Image:Tyco1997PurpleHonker9inBeanie.jpg|Purple [[Honkers|Honker]]
Image:Tyco1997Grover8inBeanie.jpg | [[Grover]]
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Image:Tyco1997Mumford8in.jpg|[[The Amazing Mumford]]
Image:Tyco1997GuySmiley.jpg| [[Guy Smiley]]
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Image:Tyco1997Oscar9inBeanie.jpg|[[Oscar the Grouch|Oscar]]
Image:Tyco1997Herry8in.jpg| [[Herry Monster]]
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Image:Tyco1997Rosita8inBeanie.jpg|[[Rosita]]
Image:Tyco1997GreenHonker9inBeanie.jpg | Green [[Honkers|Honker]]
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Image:Tyco1997RubberDuckie5.5inBeanie.jpg|[[Rubber Duckie (duck)|Rubber Duckie]]
Image:Tyco1997PurpleHonker9inBeanie.jpg | Purple [[Honkers|Honker]]
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Image:FB4DA920-0468-4336-BE8D-40056DD45031.jpeg|[[Sherlock Hemlock]] (pink nose)
Image:Tyco1997Mumford8in.jpg| [[Mumford]]
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Image:Tyco1997SherlockHemlock9inBeanie.jpg|[[Sherlock Hemlock]] (purple nose)
Image:Tyco1997Oscar9inBeanie.jpg | [[Oscar]]
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Image:Tyco1997Snuffy.jpg|[[Mr. Snuffleupagus]]
Image:Tyco1997Rosita8inBeanie.jpg | [[Rosita]]
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Image:Tyco1997Telly9inBeanie.jpg|[[Telly Monster|Telly]]
Image:Tyco1997RubberDuckie5.5inBeanie.jpg | [[Rubber Duckie]]
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Image:Tyco1997TwiddleBug9in.jpg|[[Twiddlebugs|Twiddlebug]]
Image:Tyco1997SherlockHemlock9inBeanie.jpg | [[Sherlock Hemlock]]
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Image:Tyco1997Zoe9in.jpg|[[Zoe]]
Image:Tyco1997Snuffy.jpg| [[Mr. Snuffleupagus]]
 
Image:Tyco1997Telly9inBeanie.jpg | [[Telly]]
 
Image:Tyco1997TwiddleBug9in.jpg| [[Twiddlebug]]
 
Image:Tyco1997Zoe9in.jpg| [[Zoe]]
 
 
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Revision as of 15:50, June 1, 2020

Tyco Sesame Street Beans Commercial 30sec

Tyco Sesame Street Beans Commercial 30sec

Commercial

In 1998, Tyco released a set of 24 beanie-style Sesame Street plush, under the name Sesame Street Beans. The set was the Sesame version of the Beanie Babies fad, which was at its height at the time. The "collectible" aspect of the Beanie Baby fad depended on having a large number of items in the set, with some more common than others. To fill out the set to include 24 different character Beans, a number of characters were produced as plush toys for the first time, including Barkley, Benny Rabbit, Guy Smiley, and the Amazing Mumford. Three different colors of the Honker bean were produced and two different colors of Sherlock's Hemlock's nose were produced as well.

The toys varied between 6 and 10 inches in size; most were about 9 inches. Each Bean came with a tag which included facts about the character. Smaller, 6 inch clip-on versions of the dolls were also sold by Tyco under the name Sesame Street Beans.

A TV commercial for the toys featured Elmo, a Honker, and Herry Monster. Elmo sees "You Don't Know Beans" printed onscreen and attempts to remove the "Don't" with a crowbar. He recruits the Honker to pull it off, to no avail. Finally, Herry steps in and effortlessly rips the word away, as the dolls burst through the wall.

Mini beans

Small (approx. 4 inch) versions of the toys were sold in Singapore in 1999 as a McDonald's Happy Meal promotion. In 2000, Kellogg's cereals packaged the mini-beans in cereal boxes. In both mini-beans collections only one Honker was made.

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