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This is increasingly Orwellian, in an Animal Farm sort of way. In that whimsical book about authoritarian power, Squealer the Pig, the farm's minister of propaganda, abridges the Seven Commandments of Animalism to one tenet: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."
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You might remember the mad Beanie Babies craze from the late 90s (or maybe you don't, if you're young enough). If you don't, this gallery might make you wish you did. Beanie Babies appeared on the toy scene in 1993. Something about the posable stuffed animals filled with plastic pellets caught on. The toys came as nine characters – Legs the Frog, Squealer the Pig, Spot the Dog, Flash the Dolphin, Splash the Whale, Chocolate the Moose, Patti the Platypus, Brownie the Bear, and Pinchers the Lobster. Fun, lightweight, and relatively simple in design, the plush toys provided a softer alternative to the number of plastic toys that were all the rage in the early 90s, like Furbie, GigaPets, or Sky Dancers/Dragon Flyz.
Squealer is a character from George Orwell's Animal Farm. This illustration was done using a Wacom Graphics tablet and Adobe photoshop. In this scene, Squealer the pig is leaning over the fence and speaking to one of the sheep.By the early 1990s, the Ty catalog featured several under-stuffed, floppy animals, most in the $10 to $20 price range. But Warner was thinking smaller. He wanted to create a quality stuffed toy in the $5 range something that a child could afford to buy with allowance money. The result was the Beanie Baby, a $5, pocket-sized toy made of polyester plush and loosely filled with PVC pellets. Warner introduced the first nine Beanie Babies at a Chicago toy trade show in 1993. Each of the nine toys came with a short poem and its own nameSpot the Dog, Squealer the Pig, Patti the Platypus, Cubbie the Bear, Chocolate the Moose, Pinchers the Lobster, Splash the Whale, Legs the Frog, and Flash the Dolphin.