Beanie BOOM!

Ever wondered what a Llamacorn is? Or where you might find a Beanie Flutter?

Kids’ creative skills have been put to the test during a special competition hosted by the City Cycle Centre’s Toy Department in Ely.

Over the past three weeks, the store’s been running a competition to see who could invent the best Beanie Boo soft toy.
Over 100 entires were received, with Beanie Boo manufacturer Ty helping to judge them and send back the best designs to their headquarters.
Yesterday the winner was announced, with Ella scooping the top prize (a giant Beanie of course!), after wowing the judges with her feisty “Flutter” – a colourful creature resembling a dragon, complete with spotty tail and fiery wings.

Runner up Reuben, five, from Sutton, impressed the judges with his Beanie bird design, featuring real feathers. Both he and sister Samara, seven, picked up prizes for their creations.

Meanwhile Keira won a prize for her fabulous “Llamacorn” – a combination of a llama and a unicorn.

The City Cycle Centre is inviting everyone who entered the competition to pop by the toy counter and collect their designs. Over the next few days, more runners up will be announced.

If you ever see a Llamacorn, Flutter or Bird Beanie Boo hit the shelves, you know where the ideas originated!

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