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Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 2000 Swampy the Alligator Beanie Baby

Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 2000 Swampy the Alligator Beanie Baby

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"Swampy" the alligator Beanie Baby has a scaly textured green body, shiny scaly spine extending from the neck to the end of the tail, and iridescent clear and yellow plastic eyes with vertically slit pupils.  Swampy was born on January 24, 2000, introduced on February 13, 2000, and retired on March 23, 2001.  Swampy sits on all four legs, is filled with polyester fiber and P.E. pellets, and measures 3 1/2" across the and is 10" long.  The 6th generation swing tag is attached and is in very good condition.  The 9th generation tush tag with morphing hologram is in good condition and the dog is in pristine condition, with no flaws.  

The Poem Inside the Swing Tag

Through the murky swamps I glide
My yellow eyes I try to hide
I drift as silent as a log
A friend to you and every frog !

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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