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Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 1998 Mooch the Black and White Monkey Beanie Baby

Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 1998 Mooch the Black and White Monkey Beanie Baby

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"Mooch" the monkey Beanie Baby has a soft black body, white fluffy tuft of hair framing its tan face, tan feet and ears, and glossy black and brown plastic eyes and embroidered eyebrows, nose, and mouth.  Mooch was born on April 1, 1998 and retired on December 23, 1999.  Mooch sits on its tush and long tail and is filled with polyester fiber and P.E. pellets and measures 4" across and 9 1/2" long.  The 5th generation swing tag is attached and is in very good condition.  The 7th generation tush tag with morphing hologram is in very good condition and the monkey is in pristine condition, with no flaws.  

The Poem Inside the Swing Tag

Look in the treetops, up towards the sky
Swinging from branches way up high
Tempt him with a banana or fruit
When he's hungry, he acts so cute !

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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