Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 1997 Smoochy the Frog Beanie Baby

$ 8.00

"Smoochy," the Beanie Baby is a green frog with yellow belly, feet, and eyes, glossy black and green plastic eyes, and red mouth.  Smoochy was was born on October 1, 1997, introduced on December 31, 1997, and retired on March 31, 1999.  Smoochy is filled with polyester fiber and P.E. pellets and measures 7" across the legs and is 9" long.  The 5th generation heart tag is attached and is in very good condition.  The 6th generation tush tag is in very good condition and the frog is in pristine condition with no flaws.  

Poem Inside the Swing Tag

Is he a frog or maybe a prince ?
This confusion makes him wince
Find the answer, help him with this
Be the the one to give him a kiss !

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.