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Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 1996 Blizzard the Black and White Tiger Beanie Baby

Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 1996 Blizzard the Black and White Tiger Beanie Baby

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"Blizzard" the tiger Beanie Baby has a black and white striped body, glossy black and blue plastic eyes, fuzzy pink plastic textured nose, and black string whiskers.  Blizzard was born on December 12, 1996, introduced on May 11, 1997, and retired on May 1, 1998.  Blizzard rests on its belly, is filled with polyester fiber and P.V.C. pellets, and measures 5" across the arms and is 8 1/2" 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 tiger is in pristine condition, with no flaws.  

The Poem Inside the Swing Tag

In the mountains, where it's snowy and cold
Lives a beautiful tiger, I've been told
Black and white, she's hard to compare
Of all the tigers, she is most rare !

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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