1st Generation Beanie Babies

1st Generation Beanie Babies that have the 1st Generation Hang Tag can be worth money.  Those are some of the most rare Beanie Babies available on the secondary market and some can sell for hundreds of dollars even today.  The Beanie Babies with the 1st Generation Hang Tag were some of the very first Beanie Babies to be produced in early 1994. Many of the Beanie Babies on this page will continue to be made throughout the generations of Beanie Babies. The ones with the 1st Generation Hang Tag are worth the most, whereas versions with different tags can be almost worthless. The tags make a huge difference in the value of your Beanie Babies and be sure to look them over closely before you think you have a rare plush toy.

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1st Generation Hang Tag Faq:

  • 1st Generation Hang Tags are flat and do not open up like a book.
  • 1st Gen. Hang Tag Beanie Babies were made in either China or Korea.
  • Tags that are still attached to the Beanie Baby and in good condition are worth more.
  • Buyers of early Beanie Babies would often remove the tag. BB’s without tags are worth less.
  • 1st Generation U.K. Beanie Babies had a special tag. Those are ultra rare and hardly seen.
  • Many people get fooled thinking they have a valuable Beanie Baby, only to find out it doesn’t have a 1st Generation Hang Tag and was apart of another Generation that was mass produced.
  • The ‘Teenie Beanies’ distributed by McDonalds also had flat tags.
  • McDonalds Teenie Beanies are not considered apart of the 1st Generation family.
  • The McDonalds Beanie Babies are clearly marked ‘Teenie’ and are generally worth less.

Example of 1st Generation Hang Tag Value

1st Gwen Tag

Humphrey The Camel
1st Generation Hang Tag
1st Generation Tush Tag
Sold For: $395.00
Sold Date: May 30, 2013

 

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Humphrey The Camel
NO Hang Tag
1st Generation Tush Tag
Sold For: $99.89
Sold Date: March 22, 2013

 

1st Generation Tush Tags

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  • © 1993 Ty INC.  – OR-  © 1995 Ty INC. will appear on 1st Gen Tush Tags.
  • NOTE: Beanie Babies with a 1st Generation Hang Tag will only have: © 1993 Ty INC.
  • Not all 1st Gen Tags say “FOR AGES 3 AND UP” on them.
  • Not all 1st Gen Tags say “SURFACE WASHABLE” on them.
  • 1st Gen Tush Tags will say “HANDMADE IN CHINA” or “HANDMADE IN KOREA”.
  • Black lettering with White background.
  • More Information: 1st Generation Beanie Baby Tush Tags

 

List of 1st Generation Beanie Babies

Ally The Alligator
Original DOB: March 14, 1994
Retired: October 1, 1997
Style Number: 4032
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Love My Beanies: Ally the Alligator Information

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Blackie The Bear
Original DOB: July 15, 1994
Retired: September 15, 1998
Style Number: 4011
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Love My Beanies: Blackie The Bear

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Bones The Dog
Original DOB: January 18, 1994
Retired: May 1, 1998
Style Number: 4001
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Love My Beanies: Bones the Dog

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Cubbie The Bear
Original DOB: November 14, 1993 (Brownie)
Retired: December 31, 1997
Style Number: 4010
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Original 9 Beanie Baby

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Chilly The Polar Bear
Original DOB: February 22, 1994
Retired: January 7, 1996
Style Number: 4012
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3
Tush Tag Generations: 1

 

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Chocolate The Moose
Original DOB: April 27, 1993
Retired: December 31, 1998
Style Number: 4015
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Original 9 Beanie Baby

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Daisy The Cow
Original DOB: May 10, 1994
Retired: September 15, 1998
Style Number: 4006
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

 

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Digger The Crab (Orange)
Original DOB: None
Introduction Date: June 25, 1994
Retired: June 3, 1995
Style Number: 4027
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3
Tush Tag Generations: 1

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Flash The Dolphin
Original DOB: May 13, 1993
Retired: May 11, 1997
Style Number: 4021
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3
Original 9 Beanie Baby

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Goldie The Fish
Original DOB: November 14, 1994
Retired: December 31, 1997
Style Number: 4023
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 

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Happy The Hipo
Original DOB: February 25, 1994
Retired: June 3, 1995
Style Number: 4061
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3
Tush Tag Generations: 1

 

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Humphrey The Camel
Original DOB: May 19, 1994
Retired: June 15, 1995
Style Number: 4060
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3
Tush Tag Generations: 1

 

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Inky Octopus (No Mouth Gray)
Original DOB: November 29, 1994
Retired: September 12, 1994
Style Number: 4028
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2
Tush Tag Generations: 1

 

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Legs The Frog
Original DOB: April 25, 1993
Retired: October 1, 1997
Style Number: 4020
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Original 9 Beanie Baby

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Lucky The Lady Bug (7 Felt Dots)
Original DOB: May 1, 1995
Retired: February 27, 1996
Style Number: 4040
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2

 

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Mystic The Unicorn (Brown Horn/Fine Mane)
Original DOB: May 21, 1994
Retired: 1995
Style Number: 4007
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2

 

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Patti The Platypus (Deep Fuchsia)
Original DOB: January 6, 1993
Retired: 1993
Style Number: 4025
Hang Tag Generations: 1
Tush Tag Generations: 1
Original 9 Beanie Baby

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pattiPatti The Platypus (Raspberry)
Original DOB: January 6, 1993
Retired: 1994
Style Number: 4025
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2
Tush Tag Generations: 1

 

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Peking the Panda Bear
Original DOB: None
Introduction Date: June 25, 1994
Retired: January 7, 1996
Style Number: 4013
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3
Tush Tag Generations: 1

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Pinchers The Lobster
Original DOB: June 19, 1993 (Punchers)
Retired: May 1, 1998
Style Number: 4026
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Original 9 Beanie Baby

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Quackers The Duck (Wingless)
Original DOB: None
Introduction Date: June 25, 1994
Retired: January 7, 1995
Style Number: 4024
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2
Tush Tag Generations: 1

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Seamore The Seal
Original DOB: December 14, 1996
Retired: October 1, 1997
Style Number: 4029
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4

 

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Slither The Snake
Original DOB: None
Introduction Date: June 25, 1994
Retired: June 15, 1995
Style Number: 4031
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3
Tush Tag Generations: 1

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Speedy The Turtle
Original DOB: August 14, 1994
Retired: October 1, 1997
Style Number: 4030
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 

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Splash The Whale
Original DOB: July 8, 1993
Retired: May 11, 1997
Style Number: 4022
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3
Original 9 Beanie Baby

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Spot The Dog (No Spot)
Original DOB: January 3, 1993
Retired: April 13, 1994
Style Number: 4000
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2
Tush Tag Generations: 1
Original 9 Beanie Baby

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Squealer The Pig
Original DOB: April 23, 1993
Retired: May 1, 1998
Style Number: 4005
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Tush Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Original 9 Beanie Baby

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Teddy The Bear (Old Face – Brown)
Original DOB: None
Introduction Date: June 25, 1994
Retired: January 7, 1995
Style Number: 4050
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2
Tush Tag Generations: 1

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Teddy The Bear (Old Face – Cranberry)
Original DOB: None
Introduction Date: June 25, 1994
Retired: January 7, 1995
Style Number: 4052
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2
Tush Tag Generations: 1

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Teddy The Bear (Old Face – Jade)
Original DOB: None
Introduction Date: June 25, 1994
Retired: January 7, 1995
Style Number: 4057
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2
Tush Tag Generations: 1

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Teddy The Bear (Old Face – Magenta)
Original DOB: None
Introduction Date: June 25, 1994
Retired: January 7, 1995
Style Number: 4056
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2
Tush Tag Generations: 1

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Teddy The Bear (Old Face – Teal)
Original DOB: None
Introduction Date: June 25, 1994
Retired: January 7, 1995
Style Number: 4051
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2
Tush Tag Generations: 1

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Teddy The Bear (Old Face – Violet)
Original DOB: None
Introduction Date: June 25, 1994
Retired: January 7, 1995
Style Number: 4055
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2
Tush Tag Generations: 1

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Trap The Mouse
Original DOB: None
Introduction Date: June 25, 1994
Retired: June 15, 1995
Style Number: 4042
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3
Tush Tag Generations: 1

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Web The Spider
Original DOB: None
Introduction Date: June 25, 1994
Retired: January 7, 1996
Style Number: 4041
Hang Tag Generations: 1, 2, 3
Tush Tag Generations: 1

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162 Comments

  • Anita says:

    I will help you if you want to call me on 7/6 between 8am and noon EST or wed or thurs……we can talk more then……..330 748 4478 I would be glad to help you

  • Anita says:

    some are it all depends on what you have…send me a list and i will check for you….mytrueblueangel@sbcglobal.net………..I help with collections the best I can

  • Rhonda says:

    I have some in opened Bennie babies the tag say two are 1999 and two are 1993 are they worth very much??

  • Anita says:

    that is a common bear..and right now sellers are trying to make a fast buck for a lot and those who pay more then $5.00 are going to be left being so sorry they spent more

  • Anita says:

    Yes your bear would be worth more if it had the red Ty ear tag….right now its worth about $3.00 if your lucky to get that amount

    any other beanie babie questions call between 9am to 3pm EST and leave a message if not answered and I will return all calls speak loud for I can hear your name and phone number…….330 748 4478
    glad to help anyone the best I can

  • Nathalie says:

    Hi! I have a the black bear, Blackie with only the TUSH tag that says: copyright 1993 TY Inc., Oakbrook I.L. USA., Surface washable, all new material,polyester fiber & PVCpellets, reg. no. and for ages 4 and up. It’s in perfect condition, no stains or anything. I would like to sell it…would you be able to recommend a price on what I should ask for? I understand this beany baby is retired.

    Thank you for your time and help!

  • sarah says:

    Found an original jade Teddy, second gen hang tag, first gen tush. Hang tag is pretty beat up but intact. From pics, I believe it’s missing the ribbon. Is there value in this, and how would I get it authenticated? Thanks

  • Anita says:

    if u need help with this call me at 330 748 4478 and i can give you prices

  • Cindy G says:

    I have also just inherited beanie babies. It is exhausting to figure it all out, I am in possession of 278 tagged babies. What do i do? Where do I begin?

  • Anita says:

    so true unless you have a princess bear without the rose…that bear is worth more its a oddity

  • Anita says:

    sellers are out to get a BIG MONEY on any beanie that at one time was worth money…but right now they are way down in value

  • Anita says:

    Yes it may be worth money….look under oddity’s on Ebay and you will see what some are going for….list it you may sell it

  • Danielle says:

    I Just found a beanie in its clear keepsake box when I was going through some of my daughters things. I have seen so many different things on its worth and im not sure if you know much about it, but it’s worth a try, right?;-) It’s the Millenium “Millennium” beanie. Any advice you could give me on its worth? I’ve seen it being listed for $5 all the way up to $1,250.

  • vicky grac says:

    thanks for caring for beanies Im a little confused when I go to ebay and see Princess Di for 3.000.000.00 can u clear this up for me because I have the exact same beanie scu# pellets and all much appreciated .

    • Love My Beanies says:

      Hello! Unfortunately on eBay there are a lot of crazy listed prices for all kinds of things from baseball cards to beanie babies. Ty made over 20 million Princess Bears. There was a time when they first came out they were worth over $1,000. That was over 15 years ago. Today, no Princess bear is really considered rare, and they typically sell in the $1-$10 range, no matter the variation or style.

  • Sally says:

    Digger with 2nd gen swing tag and 1st gen tush tag. Is it worth anything please.
    Your site is extremely informative.
    Thank you.

    • Love My Beanies says:

      Hello! It’s definitely worth something. One that was authenticated recently sold for $138.00

  • Krispitty says:

    Lovemybeenies you are a wealth of knowledge on these little guys. I just inherited all of my childhood collection from my parents house the other day. We’re talking over a hundred 1st gen to 5th gen. Phew I’m exhausted just reading about them. And I find so much humor in people’s comments they leave here. The same questions over and over and some people are just downright rude to you. Sorry you have to deal with so many losers. Thanks for your help this was the best website to learn about bbabies for sure.

  • Anonymous says:

    I have found Quackers with a 4th generation hang tag but no website address at the bottom of the poem.
    I have read that all 4th generation beanies should have the ty address on them.
    It has all the markings of a real beanie. The tush tag says p.v.c pellets handmade in china etc etc.
    Is it a tag mistake? Has any body ever heard of this mistake?

    • Love My Beanies says:

      There are some versions that won’t have the website printed at the bottom. Coral is an example of another Beanie Babie that has a 4th Gen tag that can have no website printed at the bottom.

      • Anonymous says:

        Ok cool. Thankyou for letting me know.
        Just one more thing.
        Quackers also had a ty Deutshland, 90008 Nurnberg where the usual Canada address goes… Does this make him a rarer Beanie given that there is no web address also???
        Thanks again or your help.

  • Nicole says:

    I have 4th generation Rainbow but on the swing tag it says “Patti” on the tush tag it says rainbow! Could he be worth money? I have collected many beanie babies since I was a kid and just broke the whole container out to go through them and he’s the only one I think would or could be worth anything after all my research!

  • Anita says:

    you are correct on swing tag……but their are fake ones also

  • Anita says:

    What do you need help with? email me maybe I can help you…..I have helped many collectors for a long time…..mytrueblueangel@sbcglobal.net

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