Hi! I did get in touch with Tyler, and we worked out a deal, and he sold the plush to me! I just got it today, and I am so happy!! I cannot believe I found it! I don’t think I would have ever found it if it wasn’t for your site. Thank you so much! 😀 Happy 4th of July!
Marybeth has finally heard from TY, and they say it is a counterfeit, BUT Addie has written to say that this is a very rare TY valued as high as $900 IF it is in very good condition. So, we really don’t know if it’s a real TY or not.
[pinit] Hi! I have been searching for this childhood plush of mine for many years. It is an old Ty leopard (or maybe cheetah?) plush. The tush tag says Ty, and it’s copyrighted 1988.
I know this is an early Ty release, making it VERY rare. I have been searching on and off for years. I’ve checked Ty collector websites, eBay, etc. and I have never seen it anywhere. I can’t even find it mentioned or a picture of it on a website anywhere…it sometimes feels like I have the only one ever made. Lol.
I do still have this plush, but I was only 4 years old when I got it (I’m now almost 25). I carried it everywhere with me. It was my favorite and was definitely “well loved”. 😉 There is a giant hole in its tummy, the beanbag stuffing inside fell out long ago. The eyes are scratched up and the nose fell off long ago too (well actually my family’s former dog chewed it off…).
I would love to find this plush mentioned somewhere at least. I’d like the opportunity to buy one that is in better condition to keep as well. Maybe to keep with my “well loved” one for a comparison. Haha.
Even if you cannot find one for sale, a website that mentions its existence or even has a picture would be so much appreciated! I just can’t find anything, and Ty collectors seem to know nothing about it.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. I hope to hear from you soon!
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Originally posted 03/02/2009