Original 9 Nine Beanie Babies

Some Original Nine 1st Generation Beanie Babies can be worth money. It all depends on certain factors, mainly the tags. Versions that have 1st Generation Tush Tags are the ones to look for.  Many fakes and counterfeit 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/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.






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


Patti the Platypus went through many different color schemes. It is one of the most commonly found Beanie Babie. 99.9% of all Patti’s are worthless. The only versions that have any value will have a 1st Generation Tush Tag. Patti is named after one of Ty Warner’s longtime girlfriend and business partners Patricia Roche.

1st Generation Beanie Babies Values
1st Generation Beanie Babies Worth Money

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Ellen - 27 August, 2016

How do I distinguish the different Patti colors? I have a 1st gen Patti and I know it’s probably not worth much because it has worn fur and no tag, but I want to be certain

    Ellen - 28 August, 2016

    I mean, she’s got no hang tag, a 1st gen tush tag, 5 lines handmade in China.

    All I know is she isn’t light pink or dark purple, and AFAIK can’t be deep fuchsia with that tush tag, but I don’t know how to tell magenta, raspberry, and fuchsia apart. I don’t think she’s fuchsia.

      Love My Beanies - 28 August, 2016

      I would try and find some authenticated ones on eBay so that you can see the color difference at least through some pictures.

        Ellen - 29 August, 2016

        Alright. If she’s magenta or raspberry, is there any chance she’s worth something, despite no hang tag and her fur not being soft anymore?

          Love My Beanies - 29 August, 2016

          Without the hang tag, it does hurt the value. There is still value there, but considerably less than if it had it’s original tag.

          Ellen - 29 August, 2016


          Ellen - 29 August, 2016

          Thank you.

Tommy P - 10 August, 2016

$$$$ ####IMPORTANT#### $$$$ I have alot of reg sized beanie babys of all sorts probably around 300 or so plus alot of teenie babys and a around 20 larger ones. I have been trying to get order of these and it can be a bit overwhelming. Most are in awesome condition with tags. Alot with errors. From all my research their are probably tens of thousands of dollars worth. 1 2 3 4 generation. Im sure if i took the time i would be sitting pretty but honesty its getting annoying. I have a i month old daughter and a small house. I need to make room and now i need money. Ive been selling all collectibles including my sports memorabilia old coins and stuff. My point to this is im fed up and i just want to sell the lot of them for 1 price. Im not looking to get ripped of or rip anyone else off. Im looking for serious inquiries with a reasonable payout. I live in ocean county N.J. my email is tommypirk@gmail.com if your intrested. I will leave a list of some beanie bears to simplify the curiosity. 3 PRINCESS, 2 PATTI, 3 PINCHERS, 4 MISTIC 3 WITH TRANSLUCENT HORNS ROUGH MANE I TRANS SOFT MANE, 3 VALENTINO, 2 PEACE, 1 GLORY, 5 CURLY, 4 CUBBIE, 2 SPANGLE, 3 THE END, 2 BLACKIE, 3 CLAUDE, 1 INCH, 2 CRUNCH, 3 GOBBLES, 2 LEGS, 3 EARS, 4 BONGO, 4 STINGER, 1 ALLY, 1 RONNIE, 2 FUZZ, 2 FORTUNE, 2 GOLDIE just to name a few. A BUNCH OF ATTIC TREASURES, BEANIE KIDS, 1 BEANIE BOPPPERS, i even HAVE PLATINUM EDITION BEANIE CASE NEVER BEEN OPEN WORTH ALOT OF MONEY. SO MUCH TO LIST. I JUST WANT TO SELL IT ALL AT ONCE. BEST OFFER TAKES IT. EMAIL ME IF INTRESTED PLEASE IM SURE THIS WONT LAST LONG. Thank you and God Bless.

Robin - 30 July, 2016

I have a Valentino with the word “surface” spelled “suface”. It’s been in a plastic bag since purchase years and years ago. Has both the swing tag and the toush tag. How do I know which generation they are from?

jacob - 27 June, 2016

Would like to find someone that knows all the prices for the beanie babies in Tennessee. I would like to sell what I have got to pay billz

James - 18 June, 2016

Curious I can’t seem to find anything on my ty monkey. It’s name on tag says chip from January 6 1996. Is this a rare beanie baby.

Anonymous - 12 June, 2016

Hello, I found an old beanie baby of mine dated 1993 but I can’t seem to find any others like him. He’s a brown bear with a red bow around his neck.

    Ty Beanies - 20 July, 2016

    Does it have some kind of bird or something around it’s neck? Not sure if you’re the one that wrote in 2015 that U had this black bear, trying to find out some info or not? But, if not…U may want to click on the info for tag generations, someone there said the almost the same thing here as U are. Maybe you’re one in the same…if not, might be worth your time to look this person up even though there were NO replies to their question there. They could have gotten an answer somewhere else but never came back to let anyone know they got an answer? Or, it’s possible that someone trying to stir up some kind of excitement on beanies again made a fake beanie, but a tush tag from another beanie, this also being “why” there’s no hang tag, as there then couldn’t be one. Lastly, some countries had exclusives? But, for some reason I’m thinking the embroidered animal they said was sewn around the neck was an “eagle?” & eagles being the symbol of the US, would then really lead me to believe it’s a phony. But, don’t give up hope, look at the blunder Ty has running right now with their new addition of the Teeny Beanies…Only “1” Chaser a red dragon sitting amongst an entire box of these. Wow, way to go Ty, I have 4 kids, we allow them to use our email address when wanted, & they (Ty) sends me emails every so often when they have some newer beanies out, & the first one they show is this teeny ty beanie, & it says “Have U found yours yet” with a question mark after, or says something to that affect. My kids love the dragons, saw this ad, & all asked “mom, could U get this one for us our Santa for Christmas? Wow, when I researched for a day on these, I should have known right away with the hang tag being All Gold this was going to be a problem, I was right. I have been like 1 step behind these for a few days then gave up, as the store clerks were starting to get attitude (can’t say I blame them) answering their phones as there ringing off the hook by customers all asking the same as I, “do U, or did U have the chaser?” Some had no idea what I was even talking bout as of yet, but were finding out quick, & every time I did find one, it sold already just “moments” prior to my call. East Coast, West Coast, Mid West… “Forget It”…I’m NOT playing ty’s chase the chaser. I know a Lot of others also were writing they weren’t going to bother. They made something like 1, or 2 thousand of these things for the entire world. This is almost laughable. I’ve been there, done that back when beanies 1st hit the markets back in the 90’s. If Ty wants to play their little game, let em’ go. I’m just one mom that’s not going to play chase the beanie, or pay outrageous amounts of hard earned dollars for what?? A piece of cloth with some pvc pellets in it. “No Thanks” but I do wish everyone that does a lot of luck! =) Anyway, sorry about going off subject here, but this is what U may have on your hands, or U could have a lot of Nothing. Good luck to U also. Wish I had a better answer. Google.com has quite a few really smart beanie people whom have kept up with the game, even when the flames died down…they may be able to still help.

    Jessica Spencer - 22 August, 2016

    It’s called curly the bear I have the same one.

Anonymous - 2 June, 2016

I have a patti the platypus first generation without the tag how much is it worth

Johnny Barnett - 30 May, 2016

Hello. I tried googling to find out what I could on a couple of beanie babies I have but was not able to find what I was looking for.

I have a Rainbow (chameleon) PVC and a hang tag that is completely blank on the inside.

I also have a Valentino bear PE pellets with an extra tag near the tush tag. A very different tag attached to the bear.
Anyone have any idea how rare these errors are?

Anonymous - 8 May, 2016

My wife’s father discovered a rubber bin filled with beanie babies and I don’t even know where to begin to sort through all of this. I started with the oldest and I have a Legs and Chocoloate with 4th generation tags, both PVC both dated 1993. Worthy anything beyond a couple of dollars?

Also, have a Squeeler, the hang tag isn’t attached but she kept it with him in a plastic bag. 1993 and PVC.

I’ve noticed that some of these have stars next to the ty and some don’t, what does that indicate? Also, on some, there are stamps on the inside of the tush tags. Does that mean anything?

I’m just trying to figure out which ones I can quickly set aside as no value.

Appreciate your help.

    Love My Beanies - 10 May, 2016


    The 4th Generation Legs will have little value, $1-$3. Depending on the hang tag of the Squeeler, it may have value if it was re-attached. 1st or 2nd Generation Hang Tag on that would have value. The stars next to the Ty logo won’t impact value. The stamps on the tush tags were a big deal back in the day, but today they do not impact value. Hope that helps!

    Anonymous - 20 July, 2016

    sorry to say unless U have 1st generation tags from the original 9 beanies, they don’t have much value at all. especially the ones U have, the three you named, never really were worth a lot to begin with. Only a couple of the original nine that kept value, if U look on eBay you’ll see some are asking a LOT for them, but watch out, “Beware” a seller has a squealer the pig up for 300.00 whom ever pays for that beanie has to have pvc pellets for brains. Ty beanies really took a Huge dive yrs. ago, & never regained there worth as far as what people had put out for them. Some people paid Hundreds of dollars for some of these beanies, & now their not worth blowing your nose in. Some of the newer ones will get a costly, I’m just happy I wasn’t one of these people that got beanie fever & were spending so much on beanies, I wonder how they were feeding their families? It was nuts. If we remember “one” thing when purchasing things, it’s that they ARE just “Things”…a piece of cloth, with pellets inside, a little fluff, it may have cost Ty pennies on the dollar to make these, then someone’s going to go out & pay $1000.00 for this. My best suggestion for U is this…since I am Not a beanie connoisseur …& U really want to sell them. There are also a lot of counterfeit beanies that were made, so if U end up finding a few or even one U feel is worth something, the ONLY way U will get Anything worthy for it, is by having it looked at by someone that has some kind of knowledge, (I forget what they call these people that will tell U weather U have something or not, then give U a certificate of originality for it so people will pay U the value) but U may end up spending more to find out weather it’s real or fake, then you’re really not making anything on the sale anyway. These people to not Authenticate items for cheap. This is how they make their living. Best bet, Google them, there’s price lists still out there, look on amazon.com that’s where most EVERYONE goes to see what things are selling for, or even eBay, but again Beware of eBay, people may not intentionally take U, but some will. You’re going to find that 99% of what U have on your hands, unless U really find a good one & that’s rare, you’ll maybe get a dollar to ten dollars for each, most being around two to five? If U should come across an elephant that is deep blue, I mean almost navy blue but prettier in color, this would be “peanut” I believe…this one if auth. & they tell U it’s real, That One is going to be worth more then any of the others U could find, among a couple others. Good Luck to ya’!

Sherry Hensley - 3 May, 2016

I have a few and I have a princess Diana and a Erin a Speedy also a Patti 1993 Deep Fuchsia all in Mint condition all have both tags and keep in hard cases if anyone is interested please let me know my email sherrystillwell79@gmail.com

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