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Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 1998 Humphrey the Camel Beanie Buddy (Larger than a Beanie Baby)

Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 1998 Humphrey the Camel Beanie Buddy (Larger than a Beanie Baby)

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"Humphrey" the camel Beanie Buddy has a solid tan body and glossy black and brown plastic eyes.  Humphrey was introduced on September 30, 1998 and retired on December 11, 1999.  Humphrey rests on its back haunches, is filled with polyester fiber and P.E. pellets in a cloth bag, and measures 10 1/2" long, 4 1/2" wide, and 9" tall.  The swing tag is attached and is in fair condition with a crease noted.  The cloth tush tag is in good condition and the camel is in pristine condition, with no flaws.  

The Poem Inside the Swing Tag

Humphrey the BEANIE BABY
was one of the first to be retired
Very few were produced,
making him highly collectable !

About Beanie Babies and Buddies

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.

In 1998, Ty Inc. introduced a new line of toys called Beanie Buddies made of a soft nylon cloth.  The original nine Beanie Buddies were:  Beak the Kiwi Bird, Humphrey the Camel, Jake the Mallard Duck, Peanut the Royal Blue Elephant, Quackers the Duck, Rover the Red Dog, Stretch the Ostrich, Teddy the Cranberry Bear, and Twigs the Giraffe.   

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