2nd Generation Beanie Babies Tush Tags

A good way to know if you have a 3rd Generation Hang Tag Beanie Baby, is if it has a 2nd Generation Tush Tag. Ty got more creative and changed the way they designed the Tush Tag from the 1st Generation and added a pretty heart and red lettering to their bottom tags. 2nd Generation Tush Tags won’t impact the value of your Beanie Babies very much but they will help you identify it. There are a few subtle differences in 2nd Gen TT’s and those are pictured below.

Most Common 2nd Generation Tush Tag







Dates on the 2nd Generation Tush Tags are the same as the 1st Generation versions, either 1993 or 1995.  Tush Tags that are in nice condition can impact the value of the Beanie Baby as sometimes the Red ink will fade or the tag will have creases and wrinkles.

For Ages 3 And Up







It’s a little difficult to notice, but at the bottom of this 2nd Generation Beanie Baby Tush Tag is the words “For Ages 3 And Up”. It’s believed that some of the very first 2nd Gen Tush Tags had this while the versions printed later did not.  From all the 2nd Generation Tush Tags I’ve seen, the letters ‘CE’ is printed at the bottom.

As a general rule Beanie Babies with the 2nd Generation Tush Tag are not worth as much as Beanie Babies with the 1st Generation Tush Tag. For one, if the toy has a 2nd Gen Tush Tag, it will also have a 3rd Generation Hang Tag. The popularity of Beanie Babies had caught fire a little bit and more of the 3rd Gen HT/2nd Gen TT plush toys were mass produced.

Some of the popular Beanie Babies with a 2nd Generation Tush Tag are: Garcia The Bear which was a tye-dye themed bear that payed homage to Grateful Dead singer Jerry Garcia.  Rex the Tyrannosaurus is a popular Beanie Baby and can sell in the $25-50 range depending on the condition.

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Roger Clayton - 19 June, 2017

I have a Squealer that has 2 tush tags. One is a regular beanie baby tag the other is a tag for the upholstered and stuffed articulate act.

Renae DeVine - 4 June, 2017

I have GiGi the black poodle, mint condition. Error dates, 1997/1998. Original tag with cover on ear and tag at bottom is red ink with heart. Contact me. Thank you.

Ally - 4 April, 2017

Damn, I have what I believe is a 2nd gen Squealers but no hang tag and my name on the tush tag.

Melanie Poser - 2 March, 2017

I have 2 green Hippity bunnies without tags but in perfect condition.

James Fox - 13 November, 2016

Jim in Illinois
My wife and I have a few hundred Beanie Babies. I don’t think many of them are worth anything because I think they are later generations. Anyone interested e-mail me at Y2JImmy917@yahoo.com. We have a mint condition Princess Bear.

donald rambo - 26 September, 2016

i have what i think is a one of a kind tag error beanie, it is “sly the fox” and says as much on the hang tag, but the tush tag-clearly a factoty sewn tag-says “stinky” the name of the skunk beanie. i have never seen nor heard of this error, nor can i find reference to it anywhere. any input?

tracy - 1 March, 2016

Clover,shamrock are a couple I can’t find value of in mint condition with perfect tags in cases

marshall - 3 December, 2015

I have one named shamrack its a bear

Crystal - 8 September, 2015

I do have a lot of 1st generation beanie babie, I even have 2 or 3 of some of them. If anyone is interested email me crystal_blue_1980@msn.com

annette - 24 April, 2015


Anonymous - 11 January, 2015

I can’t figure out my beanie baby I haven’t seen another tush tag like it, but maybe I’m looking in the wrong place

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