Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 1996 Gobbles the Turkey Beanie Baby

$ 8.00

"Gobbles" the turkey Beanie Baby has brown body and dramatically flared brown, red, and white tail, brown and red wings, yellow feet and beak, double red felt waddle, and finished with glossy black plastic eyes.  Gobbles was born on November 27, 1996, introduced on October 1, 1997, and retired on March 31, 1999.  Gobbles sits on its belly and feet, is filled with polyester fiber and P.V.C. pellets, and measures 7" long, wide, and tall.  Apart from some very light creasing, the 5th generation swing tag is attached and is in very good condition.  The 6th generation tush tag is in good condition and the turkey is in pristine condition, with no flaws.  

The Poem Inside the Swing Tag

Gobbles the turkey loves to eat
Once a year she has a feast
I have a secret I'd like to divulge
If she eats too much her tummy will bulge!

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.