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Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 1994 Happy the Hippopotamus Beanie Baby

Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 1994 Happy the Hippopotamus Beanie Baby

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"Happy" the Hippopotamus Beanie Baby has a solid lavender body and glossy black plastic eyes.  Happy was born on February 25, 1994, introduced on June 3, 1995, and retired on May 1, 1998.  Happy rests on its belly, is filled with polyester fiber and P.V.C. pellets, and measures 5" across the arms and 9 1/2" long.  The 4th generation swing tag is attached and is in very good condition.  The 4th generation tush tag is in good condition and the hippo is in pristine condition, with no flaws.  

The Poem Inside the Swing Tag

Happy the Hippo loves to wade
In the river and in the shade
When Happy shoots water out of his snout
You know he's happy without a doubt !

About Beanie Babies

Beanie Babies are a line of PVC pellet-filled toys created by Ty Warner in 1991, reached their peak in popularity in mid-1990s, and ceased operations in December 1999.  Due to popular demand, Ty Inc. restarted in 2000 with a Beanie Baby named "The Beginning."  The nine original Beanie Babies released in 1994:

  • Legs the Frog
  • Squealer the Pig
  • Spot the Dog
  • Flash the Orca
  • Splash the Whale
  • Chocolate the Moose
  • Patti the Platypus
  • Brownie the Bear
  • Pinchers the Lobster

Beanie Babies have two identification tags:  the heart-shaped swing tag, and the fabric tush tag attached to the bottom.  Over time, the tags were redesigned to include poems inside the heart tag, date of birth, font changes, and the addition of yellow stars.  These changes are referred to as Tush and Heart tag "Generations," and there are currently 15 swing tag generations and 13 tush tag generations.  Some tags contain spelling and date errors which can lend greater value to the Beanie Baby.

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