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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]].
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[[File:Tyco Sesame Street Beans Commercial 30sec|thumb|300px|Commercial]]
   
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 "[[Sesame Street Mini Beans|mini beans]]") 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.
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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.
   
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<gallery widths="200" spacing="small" orientation=portrait>
<gallery>
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Image:Tyco1997BabyBear8in.jpg|[[Baby Bear]]
Image:Tyco1997BabyBear8in.jpg| [[Baby Bear]]
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Image:Tyco1997BeansNatasha.jpg|[[Baby Natasha]]
Image:Tyco1997Barkley6inBeanie.jpg| [[Barkley]]
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Image:Tyco1997Barkley6inBeanie.jpg|[[Barkley]]
Image:Tyco1997BennyRabbit9inBeanie.jpg | [[Benny Rabbit]]
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Image:Tyco1997BennyRabbit9inBeanie.jpg |[[Benny Rabbit]]
Image:Tyco1997Bert9inBeanie.jpg| [[Bert]]
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Image:Tyco1997Bert9inBeanie.jpg|[[Bert]]
Image:Tyco1997BettyLou9inBeanie.jpg | [[Betty Lou]]
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Image:Tyco1997BettyLou9inBeanie.jpg|[[Betty Lou]]
Image:Tyco1997BigBird10inBeanie.jpg | [[Big Bird]]
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Image:Tyco1997BigBird10inBeanie.jpg|[[Big Bird]]
Image:Tyco1997Cookie8in.jpg| [[Cookie Monster]]
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Image:Tyco1997Cookie8in.jpg|[[Cookie Monster]]
Image:Tyco1997Count8in.jpg| [[The Count]]
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Image:Tyco1997Count8in.jpg|[[Count von Count|The Count]]
Image:Tyco1997Elmo9inBeanie.jpg | [[Elmo]]
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Image:Tyco1997Elmo9inBeanie.jpg|[[Elmo]]
Image:Tyco1997Ernie9inBeanie.jpg | [[Ernie]]
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Image:Tyco1997Ernie9inBeanie.jpg|[[Ernie]]
Image:Tyco1997Grover8inBeanie.jpg | [[Grover]]
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Image:Tyco1997Grover8inBeanie.jpg|[[Grover]]
Image:Tyco1997GuySmiley.jpg| [[Guy Smiley]]
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Image:Tyco1997GuySmiley.jpg|[[Guy Smiley]]
Image:Tyco1997Herry8in.jpg| [[Herry Monster]]
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Image:Tyco1997Herry8in.jpg|[[Herry Monster]]
Image:Tyco1997GreenHonker9inBeanie.jpg | Green [[Honkers|Honker]]
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Image:Tyco1997GreenHonker9inBeanie.jpg|Green [[Honkers|Honker]]
Image:Tyco1997PurpleHonker9inBeanie.jpg | Purple [[Honkers|Honker]]
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Image:Tyco1997BeansPinkHonker.jpg|Pink [[Honkers|Honker]]
Image:Tyco1997Mumford8in.jpg| [[Mumford]]
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Image:Tyco1997PurpleHonker9inBeanie.jpg|Purple [[Honkers|Honker]]
Image:Tyco1997Oscar9inBeanie.jpg | [[Oscar]]
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Image:Tyco1997Mumford8in.jpg|[[The Amazing Mumford]]
Image:Tyco1997Rosita8inBeanie.jpg | [[Rosita]]
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Image:Tyco1997Oscar9inBeanie.jpg|[[Oscar the Grouch|Oscar]]
Image:Tyco1997RubberDuckie5.5inBeanie.jpg | [[Rubber Duckie]]
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Image:Tyco1997Rosita8inBeanie.jpg|[[Rosita]]
Image:Tyco1997SherlockHemlock9inBeanie.jpg | [[Sherlock Hemlock]]
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Image:Tyco1997RubberDuckie5.5inBeanie.jpg|[[Rubber Duckie (duck)|Rubber Duckie]]
Image:Tyco1997Snuffy.jpg| [[Mr. Snuffleupagus]]
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Image:FB4DA920-0468-4336-BE8D-40056DD45031.jpeg|[[Sherlock Hemlock]] (pink nose)
Image:Tyco1997Telly9inBeanie.jpg | [[Telly]]
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Image:Tyco1997SherlockHemlock9inBeanie.jpg|[[Sherlock Hemlock]] (purple nose)
Image:Tyco1997TwiddleBug9in.jpg| [[Twiddlebug]]
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Image:Tyco1997Snuffy.jpg|[[Mr. Snuffleupagus]]
Image:Tyco1997Zoe9in.jpg| [[Zoe]]
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Image:Tyco1997Telly9inBeanie.jpg|[[Telly Monster|Telly]]
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Image:Tyco1997TwiddleBug9in.jpg|[[Twiddlebugs|Twiddlebug]]
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Image:Tyco1997Zoe9in.jpg|[[Zoe]]
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
==Sources==
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[[Category:Sesame Street Plush]]
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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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