Around mid-December of 2000 news hit the Beanie wire of a Ty Thank
Bear just for Retailers!
This bear would not be used for resale but given as a gift to Ty's
retailers as a way of saying "Thank You" to them for their loyalty over
the years. This was similar to the #1 Bear, Employee Teddy, and the Billionaire
Bears that were given out in the past to Ty representatives and employees.
The "Thank You" Bear was given out in the United States, Canada & Europe.
The Bears Poem Reads:
The beanie came shipped in a small box slightly larger than the
beanie! Also was enclosed a card (or a letter for Canadian & Europe retailers) that
thanked the retailer. The Beanie has a read Heart on his chest that says "Thank You."
Thank you for everything you've done
Because of you we're #1
We're a great team you and me
Thanks again for your loyalty!
The card reads:
To our valued retailers,
In appreciation of your commitment to Ty's products
and philosophies, we are pleased to announce the creation of an exclusive
"retailer" Beanie Baby. This exclusive bear, available only to authorized
Ty retailers, is our special way of thanking you for your loyalty to the
Ty brand. Thank you for your continuing support. We look forward to providing
outstanding product for you in the future.