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Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 1999 Millennium the Purple Bear Beanie Baby

Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 1999 Millennium the Purple Bear Beanie Baby

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"Millennium" the bear Beanie Baby has a solid purple body, an embroidered earth and sun and the year "2000" embroidered on the chest, glossy black plastic eyes and nose, and a gold bow tied around the neck.  Millennium was born on January 1, 1999, introduced on January 1, 1999, and retired on November 12, 1999.  Millennium rests on its bottom, is filled with polyester fiber and P.E. pellets, and measures 5 1/2" across the arms and 8 1/2" long.  The 5th generation swing tag is attached and is in good condition but shows a small crease.  The 7th generation tush tag with morphing hologram is in good condition and the bear is in pristine condition, with no flaws.  

The Poem Inside the Swing Tag

A brand new century has come to call
Health and happiness to one and all
Bring on the fireworks and all the fun
Let's keep the party going 'til 2001 !

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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