Original 9 Nine Beanie Babies

Some Original Nine 1st Generation Beanie Babies can be worth money. It all depends on certain factors, including condition and even the authentication of your Beanie. Many fakes and coutnerfiet Beanie Babies were created during their popularity during the 1990’s.  Most of the Original Nine Beanie Babies were continuously released in other Generations. You might have a Legs The Frog Beanie but if it doesn’t have the 1st Generation Heart Tag/1st Generation Tush Tag it’s not worth very much money.

1st Generation Beanie Babies that sell for the most money are typically authenticated by places like PBBags.com, True Blue Beans and Peggy Gallagher. 1st Gen Beanies without the “Hang/Heart” tag are worth considerably less than ones that do have the tag. Typically, the “Tush Tag” is always attached to the Beanie as it would be difficult to remove unless cut off.

Beanie Babies that are 1st Generation are easy to tell if they have the two tags. The Heart Tag will not open like a book. The Tush tag is the most simple of all Beanie Baby generations and you can see information about 1st Gen Tush Tags here.

See what some of the top 1st Generation Beanie Babies have sold for on our value tracker page.

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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
Cubbie The Bear Beanies For Sale

 

Originally released under the name Brownie. Besides the tags, Cubbie and Brownie are designed the same. Ones with the Brownie tag are almost impossible to find and are extremely rare. But 1st Generation tags with either Brownie or Cubbie are also very difficult to find and are worth money.

In 1993, Brownie and Punchers (Pinchers) were the very first Ty beanie babies to be shown to the public. The Original 9 Beanie Babies were then displayed at the New York Toy Show in 1993.

There are five generations of the Ty hanger tag and six generations of the tush tag. The only ones worth money are the 1st generation and the 2nd generation hanger tag versions.  The Chicago Cubs also gave away many of these bears at games, the first giveaway being in May 1997 (10,000). Cubs giveaway versions can be worth about $10-50 depending on the condition.  The Chicago Cubs versions come with a special card that state which giveaway date the bear comes from.

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
Pinchers Beanies For Sale

 

One of the first two Ty Beanie Babies ever released along with Brownie (Cubbie) under the name Punchers.  It is believed that the Punchers name was just a typo mistake and was quickly changed to Pinchers on 1st Generation tags. Versions with the mis-spelled 1st generation tag are worth good money but are very rare and virtually impossible to find.

1st Generation Pincher Beanie Babies are the ones worth the most. In nice condition 1G Pinchers can be worth more then $100.  There appears to be versions with “long antennas”.

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
Chocolate The Moose Beanies For Sale

 

There are five generations of hanger tags for Chocolate the Moose. Ones with the 1G tag can sell for a lot, easy $200 and the better the condition the price goes up from there. But 2G and 3G versions can sell for a little bit as well. Like most beanie babies, the lower the generation tag (1G, 2G, 3G) the higher value the beanie baby may be worth.

One unique characteristic about the 4G version of Chocolate the Moose was that it was the first Ty Beanie Babies to feature a poem. You can guess what Chocolate the Moose’s favorite treat must be! Very popular Halloween beanie baby.

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
Squealer The Pig Beanies For Sale

 

Squealer the Pig was one of the longest running beanie babies from the Original Nine, not retiring until 1998.  But the values for Squealer The Pig are a little lower then some of the other beanie babies on this page. Some 1st Generation versions can sell for under $50.

3G – 5G hanger tags are not worth very much money, typically less then $5.  Squealer would be a great start to your 1st generation collection because you can find them relatively cheap on places like eBay and Amazon.

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
Splash The Whale Beanies For Sale

 

Splash and Flash look a lot alike, Splash is the black and white whale version and Flash is grey.  Splash was one of the very first beanie babies to be retired and only has four generations of hanger tags. 1G versions can be worth upwards of $200+ and ones in good condition sell for even more.

First Generation Beanie Babies might also have the Ty (UK) LTD sticker on the back making them even more rare. Having the UK sticker on the back of the Ty hanger tag will increase the value on all 1G Beanie Babies.
Flash The Whale
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
Flash The Whale Beanies For Sale

 

Flash and Splash made their debut at the same time and were also retired at the same time. Ty began making Echo the Dolphin after they retired the original two whales.  There is a very rare 4th Generation Hang Tag variation on some of the Flash Beanie Babies that spell the name “Fiash”.

Prices for Splash and Flash are about the same. 1G versions are worth something and the generations after are not worth nearly as much. Common 3G and 4G Splash Beanie Babies are only worth in the $3-9 range and can be found very easily.


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
Legs The Frog Beanies For Sale

 

Legs the Frog is one of the most mass produced beanie babies but 1st generation versions can still sell for about $100 in decent condition. After the 1G versions there are not any Legs The Frog’s that are worth very much money.

All of the original nine beanie babies were mass produced after the 2G versions. None of the 3G, 4G, or 5G beanie babies carry much value from the original nine series.


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
Spot The Dog (No Spot) For Sale

 

The very first Spot the Dog Beanie Babies were produced with no spot and come with the 1G hanger tag. Those are very rare and worth more then most 1G original nine babies. The 2G Spot the Dog Beanie Babies come with a spot. 1G and 2G versions are some of the most valuable out there, and even the 3G Spot the Dog can sell for $25+.

All other 1G Original Nine Beanie Babies were released in 1993 but Spot the Dog was born on Halloween 1995. It is believed that less were produced and therefore 1G and 2G versions can have value.
Patti The Platypus (Deep Fuchsia)
Original DOB: January 6, 1993
Retired: 1993
Style Number: 4025
Hang Tag Generations: 1
Tush Tag Generations: 1
Patti The Platypus (Deep Fuchsia) For Sale

 

The 1G Patti the Platypus, with the deep fuchsia color, is one of the most rare beanie babies out there. It has the 1G tag and the 1G Korean tush tag. Along with Brownie and Punchers it was one of the very first beanie babies to be solicited at toy shows in 1993.

Patti 2G color was raspberry, the 3G color magenta and has a 1G tush tag, and the 4G version returns to fuchsia but is less deep then the original 1G version.  4G Patti’s can have a 3G, 4G or 5G tush tag.

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81 Comments

  • Anonymous says:

    How would I sell him?

  • ANGEL says:

    I have the ‘American Trio’ 1996, Lefty, Righty and Liberty. All in their original packaging. They each have a single tag, no book, and the tush tags from what I can read all say made in China.
    Are they worth anything????

  • Sarah says:

    Hello , I have a royal blue peanut the elephant with a first-generation tush tag, but no hang tag. Is he worth anything? Thanks!

  • You'll never know says:

    Hi, I have a Patti she has P.E pellets. and her tush tag says 1993. I’m not sure which generation she is. is she rare?

  • Shannon Skinner says:

    hi i have a squealer the pig ty beanie baby perfect condition along with waves the whale, chocolate the moose and, pinchers the lobster all with hang tags how much are they worth???

  • Katie says:

    I have a purple pricess di beanie that is the original, no hang tag though…. worth anything?

    • Love My Beanies says:

      Hello Katie! Even with the hang tag, Princess Beanie Babies only have limited value. You’re probably looking at $1 or so at best.

  • Mike says:

    Is a 2G tush tagged Patti without a hang tag worth anything?

    • Love My Beanies says:

      Hello! A first generation version with no hang tag might have a little bit of value, but a 2nd Gen version, it’s probably only $5 or so.

  • Anonymous says:

    I have a 1991 Freddie the croaking frog. With hang tag. Is it worth anything?

    • Love My Beanies says:

      Hello! Freddie appears to be apart of the Ty Classic line. I haven’t seen any of those sell recently, but there are some that are listed for sale. Auctions tend to be in the $10-$15 range.

  • Colleen says:

    Hello, I have four of the original 9. They’re all in great condition. Two of them (legs and spot) do not have hang tags, only tush tags (unk generation). Are they worth anything? The other two I have are pinchers and chocolate, both 4th gen hang tags and I do not know the tush tag gen. Are they worth anything?

  • Susi says:

    I have a blue Orion Beanie 1993 Tush Tag and the tag is maroon color and the hang tag opens up. Could that be worth anything?

  • Kaite Potter says:

    Hi, we are in the process of moving and I’m going through my daughters Beanie Babies. I found a blueish-green Chameleon Hang tag says Rainbow and the tush tag says Hissy, PE pellets, no tongue and yellow eyes. Can’t find any with a Hissy tag. Any ideas on value?

  • Meep says:

    So would these be valuable and if so how much do u think they would be worth

  • Alex says:

    Hi there, I have a beanie baby that I cannot find anywhere on any websites, its a creamy lamb and made from bobbly fleece type material. I have found one simular but mine is different as it has no colour on his paws :/ he unfortunately has no hang tag and his name isnt on his tush tag.
    I just want to know what he is :)

  • Deann Thrailkill says:

    I have two ty 1993 Legs beanie babies.one of them has hangtag that says stinky.and botton tag g says Legs , is is worth anything? There in Mint Condition.

  • Emily says:

    I have patti ty , he dose not have an oval stamp on his tush tag, he has a badge o his bum, and he is a deep purple also his tag says original 9, but the font looks like a 1st generation tag i am so confused. how much do i sell it for ????

  • Courtney Smith says:

    I have the original nine and hundreds more! Where can I sell them all?

    • Love My Beanies says:

      Aside from trying to sell them locally, the only real option is eBay as that appears to be the largest marketplace for them.

      • Anonymous says:

        I’m trying to figure out how much they are selling for.

        • Love My Beanies says:

          It will all depend which ones they are and what generation they are from. A good place to start is to see if you have any with 1st Generation Tush Tags: http://lovemybeanies.com/1st-generation-beanie-babies-tush-tag/ Ones with a 1st Generation Tush Tag and 1st Generation Hang Tag typically are worth the most. Beanie Babies with a 1st Generation Tush Tag can have either a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Generation Hang Tag. The further you get into the Generations the less valuable they are. Once you get into 3rd Generation Tush or Hang Tags it’s pretty rare to have one of value. Ones missing the heart tag are very hard to sell unless they have a 1st Generation Tush Tag.

          Here are the 1st four Generations of Hang Tags: http://lovemybeanies.com/beanie-babies-hang-tag-generations-1-4/

          Let me know if you need any help identifying ones you have.

  • April B says:

    Hi, I have the very rare misspelled “fiash” the whale…which I have always called a dolphin.

    • April B says:

      Any idea of its value today?

      • Love My Beanies says:

        I haven’t seen one of those sold in a long time. If it has the 1st Generation tags it’s worth at least $100-200, but could bring more than that. It’s definitely rare.

  • Lyn Jones says:

    I have 2 Roary the lion. The hang tags are different one says ty Canada and the other says ty Deutschland 90008 Numberg. Do I have anything of Value? I also have a lot of the McDonalds Happy Meals Beanies as well. Are those worth anything?

    • Love My Beanies says:

      Hello! Looks like you have a 4th Generation Heart Tag Roary. Those could have either the Canada or Germany address. Neither one is worth that much, the Canada one might be a little more rare, but it doesn’t really effect it’s value today.

      The McDonalds ones don’t have a whole lot of value. Ty and McDondalds did really well with that promotion, but they made so many of the Beanies for the Happy Meals that there are just too many out there.

  • Brenda says:

    I have a Stinky the Skunk. I’m sure it’s not worth anything, like the rest that I have, but I can’t find it listed anywhere.

  • Analie Bosco says:

    Hello I have a Stretch Beanie Baby. Handmade in China. PE Pellets. 1997. Worth anything? Thanks!

  • smarties says:

    I have a patti with gen4 tag and gen 3 or 4 tush tag which reads p.v.c. and has no star by the heart on the tush tag in perfect condition. roughly what is this worth?

    • Love My Beanies says:

      Hello Smarties! Your Patti is unfortunately not worth that much, probably only in the $5 range. :( Patti’s have value with 1st or 2nd generation hang tag or 1st generation tush tags.

  • Trissie Dietrick says:

    I have patti the platypus year 1993, it looks like it has a 6th gen tush tag, it has the R under babies and above collections, the 5th gen tag has the R above the babies and the tm at the end of collection. it said on here that it had gone up to a 5th gen tush tag. could this be an error tag?

  • Hey there! I have a Chocolate Moose beanie, 4G, I’m almost certain it’s the thinner-faced old version… the swing tag is still there but it’s bent in a few places… AND it has the wrong tush tag, it says “Mystic” instead of Chocolate. No stamp, 1993, PVC pellets. And of course the plush itself is in good condition. How much would you say it would be in value, and do you recommend I get it authenticated? I’ve been told that’s what you need to do when there’s a wrong tag involved.

    • Love My Beanies says:

      Hello Arielle! There are definitely many Chocolate Moose Beanie Babies with wrong Tush Tags. It was somewhat of an epidemic, and it’s strange that so many Chocolate’s feature a wrong tush tag. Unfortunately, the value is very limited because so many Chocolate’s exist with the Tush errors. Beanies with some value, it is a decent idea to get authenticated. It would cost you $15-20 or so, maybe a little more with shipping involved. One place that does authentication is True Blue Beans: http://www.truebluebeans.com/

      I wouldn’t recommend getting the Chocolate you have authenticated, only because it wouldn’t really up the value that much if you wanted to sell it. If you do happen to find more beanies, especially 1st generation heart tag ones, then you might want to go the authentication route because it can help get you extra money if you sell it.

  • Amanda says:

    I have a 1994 valentino bear the “original” on the front is spelt “origiinal” and on the back surface is spelt “suface” also he has PVC pellets how much would something like that be worth ?

    • Love My Beanies says:

      I’m seeing Valentino the Bear Beanies with the ‘Origiinal’ and ‘Suface’ misspellings sell in the $5-15 range.

  • Angel Alexander says:

    Hello I have a couple beanie babies in my collection i have some questions about. On the hanger tag of some of them they have the style nuber on the inside? I do not know if this is a fake or just a different generation? Also on a few of the tush tags after the name there is no TM at all?

  • Michelle says:

    Hi there, I have what appears to be a 4th generation Patti with no hang tag, but the tush tag is intact and there is a misprint. Instead of Patti on the tush, it says Spot. Any idea what that could be worth?

    • Michelle says:

      Actually, judging by the tush tags, he is 3rd gen.

      • Love My Beanies says:

        Hello Michelle, there might be a little bit of money there. It hurts that it doesn’t have the hang tag. I see a Patti that sold for about $29 with a ‘Lizzy’ Tush Tag. Without the hang tag, it’s definitely less. There appears to be quite a few Patti’s with mistakes on the tush tag – with various names of other beanie babies on the tags including Spot, Lizzy, Stinky and probably several others.

  • Candice Kelley says:

    I have a Peace bear (5th Gen.) with a misspell on “Original” it is typed “origiinal”. Made in China, copyright 1996, birthdate: Feruary 1, 1996, P.E. pellets. On the back of the swing tag there’s a sticker that reads “Surface Wash”. What is the value?

    • Love My Beanies says:

      Hello Candice, I’m seeing some of the Peace bears with Original misspelled and the Surface Wash sticker on the back sell in the $10-20 range.

  • Rose Smith says:

    I have a chocolate which I believe to be either 4th or 5th generation and has no style # on the tag… is this an error and does it make it worth less?

  • jason says:

    I have a uk chocolate moose hang tag with a tush tag that says lizzy 1995 p v c pellets and no star on tush tag any idea of what it’s value? it mint

    • Love My Beanies says:

      It might increase the value of a regular version from the same generation, but probably only slightly. Chocolate is known to have many errors with other beanie babies tush tags sewn in including Lizzy. They are: Bernie, Creepy, Crunch, Daisy, Ears, Fleece, Happy, Pinchers, Ringo, Rover, Scoop, Spot, Squealer, and maybe a few more.

  • caitie says:

    I have patti style number 4025 with tag. How much do these run

  • Steph says:

    Would you happen to know what a 1993 April is valued at? Thanks!

    • Love My Beanies says:

      I see some April’s that were made in 2007 (April Fools) and Birthday April’s that were made in 2002 and 2003, so you have the style number of the one you have?

      • Steph says:

        The name is April, it’s a fuzzy pink/purple bunny with one of the 1st/2nd generation name tags on it bc there is no star… It says the attic treasures collection.. The tush tag is material not like paper as the others are too. The only numbers it has are in the barcode on the hang tag and the 1965 reg.no.pa (kr) (whatever that means) on the tush tag! Does that help?

        • Love My Beanies says:

          That helps a lot. The Attic Treasures were a separate toy line Ty created in 1993. They are very similar to Beanie Babies, but just a different “brand” in a way.

          There are a few Attic Treasures that are worth decent money, but those tend to be the first few that were released. April the Bunny came later on and are only worth a couple dollars today.

          The Attic Treasures had heart tags that came without a star, so they are very easy to confuse with the 2nd gen regular beanie babies. Here is a good website that shows all the Attic Treasures Tags: http://www.salsattic.com/tags.htm

          Hope that helps! Let me know if you find any other ty toys you need help with.

      • mark Bolton says:

        Hey I have some beanies but need help with questions I have …..if you could be so kind as to email I would very aprreciative. thanks in advance …..Mark

  • carrie101411 says:

    I have a Tuffy that mistakenly has the Bongo the Monkey hang tag. Any value there?

    • Love My Beanies says:

      Hello Carrie, I saw a Tuffy that recently sold for $10 that had a wrong tag. You are probably looking at about $5-15 on something like that.

  • Amanda says:

    Hi I have a lot of beanie babies. Not sure what generations they are, but I have 17 that say on the tush tag copyrighted 1993. Three that say 1995, one 1994, and the rest are 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999. I have read over how to tell and I still confused or overwhelmed is the better word. I also have the Ty collectibles iris the rabbit in lavender overalls (6077), purrcy the black cat in green overalls (6022), another rabbit in clothes, and a big whit rabbit in pink overalls named Sara (6120.) what would be the value of those?

  • Stephanie Medrano says:

    I have a brownie the bear with the tags. Not to sure which generation he is but I would like to know what’s the value?

    • Love My Beanies says:

      Hello Stephanie! With all Beanie Babies it comes down to the tags to know the value. Check out our hang tag page and see if you can identify the one you have: http://lovemybeanies.com/beanie-babies-hang-tag-generations-1-4/

      Brownie Beanie Babies with a 1st generation hang tag are worth the most money. Those tags are flat and don’t open like a book. Once you get into the Brownie’s with the 2-5th generation tags, they are worth a lot less. Let me know if you still have trouble identifying the tags and I can get you to send me a picture to help you out.

  • Braeden J. says:

    I have a peace the bear and a patti the platypus in there case and one has the cover and one doesn’t, how much is each worth

    • Love My Beanies says:

      Hi Braeden, thanks for the comment. There are many different types of Peace Bears. If you send me the style number and also which generation the tags might be from I can probably help you out.

      1st Generation Hang & Tush tag Patti the Platypus, can be worth some money, but are hard to come by. Check the tags on your Patti, and see if you might have a 1st or 2nd Generation Heart Tag. There are a few different types of Patti’s, different colors and variations and such. If you leave a comment with some additional info, I can look into it for you.

  • Kaitlyn says:

    Ok I have (1) Pinchers the lobster style 4026 (1) Cubbie the bear style 4010 both are a 3rd generation tag. Are these worth anything? I also have the Princess Diana bear and I was wondering how to find out value on this as there is alot of information out there.

    Thanks!

    • Love My Beanies says:

      Hello Kaitlyn! The Pinchers & Cubbie are worth a little bit if they have the 1st generation tush tag with the 3rd generation hang tag. Some sell on eBay for $10-20. If the tags are in really good shape they can be worth a little more. The Princess Bear is a little confusing. To my knowledge there are only a “few” that are worth the big money. I bought one recently for $2.00. The ones that have some value appear to be the ones with the P.V.C pellets. You can see what pellets the Beanie has by checking the Tush Tag. It should either say P.V.C. Pellets or P.E. Pellets. Let me know if you have any other questions!

  • Ceystal says:

    I have a chocolate the moose with a misprint in the poem. The last line is supposed to say “can you guess his favorite treat” mine says “can you guess his favorite sweet”

    • Love My Beanies says:

      Hi Ceystal! I’m seeing that Chocolate the Moose beanie babies have the “sweet” at the end of the poem and it’s not an error. If you see one that has “treat” at the end let me know. If it has the 1st generation tags it can be worth some decent money.

  • Mark says:

    I have a first gen pinchers style #4026 and a first gen Legs style #4020 what’s the value and where could I sell them

    • Love My Beanies says:

      If they still have the 1st Generation Hang Tags on them then you can usually get decent money for them. Sometimes over $100 each. A Pinchers with the 4-Line Korean tags sold for $1,800 recently. Your best bet to sell them is eBay, it has the widest audience and if you put enough pictures and a good description you should get quite a few people who will bid on them.

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