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Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 1997 Fortune the Panda Bear Beanie Baby

Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 1997 Fortune the Panda Bear Beanie Baby

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"Fortune" the Beanie Baby is a black and white panda with glossy black plastic eyes, black matte plastic nose, and a red satin bow ties around the neck.  Fortune was born on December 6, 1997, introduced on May 30, 1998, and retired on August 24, 1999.  Fortune is filled with polyester fiber and P.E. pellets and measures 4 1/2" across and 8 1/2" tall.  The 5th Generation heart swing tag is attached and is in very good condition.  The 6th generation looped tush tag is in very good condition and the panda is in pristine condition, with no flaws.  

The Poem Inside the Swing Tag

Nibbling on a bamboo tree
This little panda is hard to see
You're so lucky with this one you found
Only a few are still around !

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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