Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 1998 Nibbler the Rabbit Beanie Baby

$ 10.00

"Nibbler" the rabbit Beanie Baby has a soft pink body, white fluffy tail, glossy black plastic eyes, matte pink plastic nose, pink embroidered "frowning" mouth (there is also a Nibbler with a pink smiling mouth) and pink string whiskers.  Nibbler was born on April 6, 1998, introduced on January 1, 1999, and retired on July 9, 1999.  Nibbler sits on its back haunches or stands on all fours and is filled with polyester fiber and P.E. pellets and measures 3 1/2" across the body and 7" long and tall.  The 5th generation swing tag is attached and is in very good condition.  The 7th generation tush tag with morphing hologram is in good condition and the rabbit is in pristine condition, with no flaws.  

The Poem Inside the Swing Tag

Twitching her nose, she looks so sweet
Small in size, she's very petite
Soft and furry, hopping with grace
She'll visit your garden, her favorite place !

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.