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Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 1995 Tank the Gray Armadillo Beanie Baby

Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 1995 Tank the Gray Armadillo Beanie Baby

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"Tank" the armadillo Beanie Baby has a 9-line no-shell solid gray body, gray felt ears, and black glossy eyes.  Tank was born on February 22, 1995, introduced on June 1, 1996, and retired on December 1, 1996.  Tank rests on its little legs, is filled with polyester fiber and P.V.C. pellets, and measures 3" across the legs and is 8 1/4" long.  The 4th generation swing tag is attached and is in very good condition, the 3rd generation tush tag is in good condition, and the armadillo is in pristine condition, with no flaws.  

The Poem Inside the Swing Tag

This armadillo loves the South
Shoving Tex-Mex in his mouth
He sure loves it south of the border
Keeping his friends in good order !

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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