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Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 1997 Stinger the Scorpion Beanie Baby

Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 1997 Stinger the Scorpion Beanie Baby

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"Stinger" the scorpion Beanie Baby has a mocha brown body with 10 legs and a stinger, black glossy plastic eyes, and black embroidered mouth.  Stinger was born on September 29, 1997, introduced on May 30, 1998, and retired on December 31, 1998.  Stinger rests on its belly, is filled with polyester fiber and P.E. pellets, and measures 6" across the claws and 10 3/4" long.  The 5th generation swing tag is attached and is in good condition, the 6th generation tush tag is in good condition, and the scorpion is in pristine condition, with no flaws.  

The Poem Inside the Swing Tag

Stinger the scorpion will run and dart
But this little fellow is really all heart
So if you see him don't run away
Say hello and ask him to play !

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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