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Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 1997 GiGi the Black Poodle Beanie Baby

Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 1997 GiGi the Black Poodle Beanie Baby

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"GiGi" the poodle Beanie Baby has a black "curly" and smooth-haired body, glossy black plastic eyes, matte black plastic nose, and two red satin bows ties to each ear.  GiGi was born on April 7, 1997, introduced on May 30, 1998, and retired on December 23, 1999.  GiGi rests on its haunches or stands on all fours, is filled with polyester fiber and P.E. pellets, and measures 3" wide across the ears, 6 1/2" long, and is 5 1/2" tall.  The 5th generation swing tag is attached and is in very good condition.  The 6th generation tush tag is in good condition and the dog is in pristine condition, with no flaws.  

The Poem Inside the Swing Tag

Prancing and dancing all down the street
Thinking her hairdo is oh so neat
Always so careful in the wind and rain
She's a dog that is anything but plain !

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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