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Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 1999 Lips the Fish Beanie Baby

Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 1999 Lips the Fish Beanie Baby

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"Lips" the Beanie Baby is a colorful fish with glossy plastic blue and black eyes and red lips.  Lips was born on March 15, 1999, introduced on July 14, 1999, and retired on December 23, 1999.  Lips is filled with both polyester fiber and P.E. pellets and measures  4 1/2" across the blue fins and 8" long.  The 5th Generation swing tag is attached and is in very good condition.  The 7rd generation tush tag with morphine hologram is in very good condition and the fish is in pristine condition, with no flaws.  

The Poem Inside the Swing Tag

Did you ever see a fish like me ?
I'm the most colorful in the sea
Traveling with friends in a school
Swimming all day is really cool !

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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