Carver, the adorable pumpkin bear, was released
time for Halloween. Carver's style number is 6271. However, three Carver
oddities were found with a Willamina hang tag and a tag line of "You're Aces!"
What makes this an interesting oddity is Willamina's style number 6227,
which suggests that this particular Attic Treasure will never be released.
Her style number falls between Armstrong and Marigold which were released in
June of 2000.
The style numbers of
yesterday's four announced Attics fall between 6283-6286, so it is
unlikely that Ty will go back and use the style number 6227. Secondly, it
has the "TM" rather than the "R" after "The
Attic Treasure Collection," which was a recent change. And third,
the tags have the old style on the back. For a look at all the versions of
the seventh generation hang tags click here.
Mrs. Santa Bear
Another twist is that to date
only three Willamina hang tags have been found, one of which is the U.S. version,
and the other the European version. Jim of Montana has been kind enough to
share a scan of his lucky find of the European version shown to the right. The U.S, version was found by Sue of Virginia.
We might never know why Ty
chose the name Willimina or why she was not produced, but for now she joins an
elite group of unannounced Attics: Dalia and Huntly
For a listing of unused style
numbers Click Here.