My first day

2017 Teenie Beanie Happy Meal boxes

Day 1 (yesterday) of the 2017 Teenie Beanie Boo Happy Meal promotion was a success for me! We got Bushy, Blizz and Mel. So far, Mel is my favorite, though there are still 12 Teenie Beanies I have yet to see in-person! 🙂

Each toy comes packaged with a cardstock disc with a photo of that character on the front and instructions for the app on the back, as well as a checklist for all 15 Teenie Beanies. The Happy Meal boxes are also specially printed, as we’ve already seen in the Teenie Beanie promotions that have been happening abroad.

Size comparison from 2014 to 2017

I think it’s also interesting to note that this year’s Teenie Beanies are quite a bit larger than the Teenie Beanies from 2014. This comparison of Blizz (2017) and Glamour (2014) shows an obvious difference in size. The hang tags seem pretty similar to the last Teenie promotion in design, though this year’s tags are smaller.

New photos emerging

With just two days until the 2017 Teenie Beanie Boo Happy Meal promotion hits McDonald’s restaurants in the US, some eBay listings for the new Ty Teenie Boos are beginning to show what appears to be the Happy Meal display case design for the upcoming promotion.

As with most Happy Meal toy promotions, these setups are usually constructed of cardboard with the toys strategically hung, and are placed inside an acrylic display case inside McDonald’s stores.

The theme that seems to be emerging for this year’s Ty Teenie Beanie Boo promotion is “Become a Boo Zoo Keeper,” as printed on this display above.

2004 Teenie Beanie display

Fun fact: If you befriend your local McDonald’s manager, they might let you take or buy the display and other promotional posters once this year’s Teenie Beanie Boo promotion is over! In 2004, I was able to get my hands on all of my local McDonald’s promotional pieces for free, and used them to display my Teenie Beanies.

Image source of the 2017 Teenie Boo display from this eBay listing (though it appears other sellers are using the same photograph with different watermarks).

In-hand video of all 15 Teenie Beanies

In-hand video of all 15 Teenie Beanie Boos

Yesterday I shared a video of all 15 of the 2017 Teenie Beanie Boos in-hand from the upcoming McDonald’s Happy Meals promotion in their packages. A new video (above) is now the first in-hand look we have at all 15 Teenie Beanies outside of the packaging, along with some other exciting pieces like a checklist and online game tokens for each character that seems to be included in the packaging.

Previous in-hand videos from other countries where the Teenie Beanie promotion has already started only show 10 of the Teenies in-hand. It seems, at this time, that the USA is the only country that will have all 15 Teenies.

In-hand photos and more

7.5-ollieThe sleuths at have managed to scoop up all 16 Teenie Beanie Boos. They’ve posted photos of each Teenie Boo on their website: click here to take a look.

Additionally, they have also begun documenting the various in-store signage. Click here to see it.

As for me, I’m still sitting at only 6 of the 16 Teenie Boos. The hunt continues!

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Surprise coupons

I was pleasantly surprised to find that, in addition to the checklist, some of the Teenie Beanie Boos are coming with a coupon inside they toy bags. The coupon for $1 off any purchase of $4.99 ore more is two-sided: one side has a promo code to order online from the Ty Store, while the reverse has a bar code for purchases at Ty retailers. Both coupons are good for any Ty product through September 30, 2014.

Ty coupon inside some Teenie Beanie Boo bags

Ty coupon inside some Teenie Beanie Boo bags

Keep a lookout; there may be more than a toy inside your Happy Meal!

Happy Meal boxes

For those interested, below are photos of the Happy Meal box for the Teenie Beanie/Mario Kart toy giveaways. However, it has been my experience so far that McDonald’s stores will allow customers to purchase toys without a Happy Meal.

More in-hand information

More details of the Teenie Beanie Boos have been coming in since early this morning. (Before 1:30 AM I had already received one email from a reader who had already picked up the whole set!)

Now has shared the first in-hand photos of the Teenie Boos’ hang tags (front and back), the plastic bag the toys come in, and the 3×3 inch checklist card that comes with each Boo. Click here to see them!

Photos of display, hang tags; colors revealed

A recent eBay auction is offering what appears to be the Happy Meal display piece for the upcoming Wii Mario Kart 8 / Ty Teenie Beanie Boo toy promotion. The photos give us our first close-up, in-hand views of the 8 Teenie Beanie Boos that have appeared in promotional graphics.

The photos confirm what we’ve already learned and reveal quite a bit more:

Hang tags: It appears that the hang tags will be similar to those of past Teenie Beanie Baby Happy Meal promotions. A heavy card stock, cut into the shape of the iconic Ty heart, is attached to the toy with red thread. A golden-color ink — instead of actual gold foil — outlines the red heart, as usual, and the “Teenie Beanie Boos” logo replaces the yellow star of past Teenie Beanie tags.

Color versions: The Teenies in the display are the same color versions that we’ve seen in the promotion graphics, but the front of the display states “Each Ty Teenie Beanie Boo’s toy comes in 2 different colors!” Keep reading for more information about what those additional colors will be.

The auction also offers front (seen above) and back (see at auction page) photos of the informational card that McDonald’s restaurants received. These photos confirm and reveal even more information:

Promotion dates: The card reads, “A 28-day Happy Meal featuring 8 Teenie Beanie Boos and 8 Marion Cart toys.” It also confirms the offer begins Friday, July 4, and ends Thursday, July 31.

Color versions: At least! We now know which colors each toy will come in. In the list below, the italicized word indicates the color version that we have not seen in promotional graphics:

Surf the dolphin: pink and purple
Peanut the elephant: pink and orange
Magic the unicorn: pink and blue
Ollie the octopus: orange and purple
Spells the owl: pink and blue
Glamour the leopard: pink and blue
Coconut the monkey: pink and green
Myrtle the turtle: pink and purple

McPlay app: The card states the the McPlay Power magic continues with these toys: “Kids can scan their Teenie Beanie Boos… toy [with a smart phone] and unlock a game or activity to play.”

Customer satisfaction cases: Though McDonald’s restaurants generally do not receive the entire set of toys in one shipment, they do receive a “customer satisfaction case,” which contains a handful of every toy they will eventually have for the promotion. The card says, “All cases feature 10 each of 8 designs; total case pack of 80.” This means that if you get to a McDonald’s early enough, you may be able to request all 16 toys at once to complete your collection.

To see more and larger photos, click here to visit the auction. It closes on June 25, and as of this writing it already had 2 bidders, with a high bid of $29.99.