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

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

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"Spangle" the bear Beanie Baby has a red, white, and blue body with stars and stripes, pink tye-dye face, glossy black plastic eyes and nose, and finished with a red and white satin double bow around the neck.  Spangle was born on September 13, 2001, introduced on April 24, 1999, and retired on December 23, 1999.  Spangle rests on its bottom, is filled with polyester fiber and P.E. pellets, and measures 6" across the arms and is 8 1/2" 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 bear is in pristine condition, with no flaws.  

The Poem Inside the Swing Tag

Stars and stripes he wears proudly
Everywhere he goes he says loudly
"Hip hip hooray, for the land of the free
There's no place on earth I'd rather be !"

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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