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Ty, Inc. (Illinois, USA) Ants the Anteater Beanie Baby

Ty, Inc. (Illinois, USA) Ants the Anteater Beanie Baby

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"Ants" the anteater Beanie Baby has a gray, white, and black striped body, little gray felt ears, long gray tail, and glossy black plastic eyes.  Ants was born on November 7, 1997, introduced on May 30, 1998, and retired on December 31, 1998.  Ants rests on its four legs, is filled with polyester fiber and P.E. pellets, and measures 3 1/4" across the belly and is 11" long.  The 5th generation swing tag is attached and is in fair condition with surface rubbing.  The 6th generation tush tag is in good condition and the anteater is in pristine condition, with no flaws.  

The Poem Inside the Swing Tag

Most anteaters love to eat bugs
But this little fellow gives big hugs
He'd rather dine on apple pie
Than eat an ant or harm a fly !

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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