Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 1996 Hippity the Rabbit Beanie Baby

$ 8.00

"Hippity" the rabbit Beanie Baby has a soft body in a color named "spring mint," pink undersides to the ears, glossy black plastic eyes, matte pink plastic nose, pink string whiskers, and a mint green satin bow tied around the neck.  Hippity was born on June 1, 1996, introduced on January 1, 1997, and retired on May 1, 1998.  Hippity sits on its tush and is filled with polyester fiber and P.V.C. pellets and measures 6" across and 8 1/2" long.  The 4th generation swing tag is attached and is in very good condition.  The 4th generation tush tag in very good condition.

The Poem Inside the Swing Tag

Hippity is a cute little bunny
Dressed in green, he looks quite funny
Twitching his nose in the air
Sniffing a flower here and there !

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.