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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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

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.

Anonymous - 2 June, 2016

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

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

Megan Walkington - 1 May, 2016

I have several over 250+ beanies and buddies unopened Mc Donalds tiny beanies trading cards original ordering ty books etc.. if anyone is interested please let me know

Sian phillips - 1 May, 2016

Hi I have a couple of princess bears one is made in indonesia with pe pellets a 4th generation heart tag. There is no space between the bottom 2 paragraphs under the verse. I couldn’t figure out tush tag.
The other is pvc pellets made in China 4th gen heart tag and again couldn’t figure out tush tag. Both have 1997 on tush tag. Just wondered if they may be worth anything. Thanks.

Karen - 29 April, 2016

I have a Chocolate Moose that must be 4G because it has the poem. Its in excellent condition and has both tags. Is it worth anything?

    bocellilover - 20 July, 2016

    Sorry to say, if U look this one up, he isn’t worth more than a couple bucks if that.

Kerri Laber - 18 April, 2016

I have a legs the frog with PVC pellets and a tagon the front leg shaped like a heart that opens is it worth anything

Britt - 6 March, 2016

Legs the Frog, dated 1993 with PVC pellets, and a style number on tag. Worth anything?

    Love My Beanies - 9 March, 2016

    It will all depend which tags it has.

Ricky Rivera - 20 February, 2016

I have a Lobsterred tush tag1993 TY INC.OAKBROOK IL. Made in China SIMON MARKETING INC. but no hang tag. I will sell to best offer ASAP

    Anonymous - 2 April, 2016

    worth nothing. simon marketing is not related to ty products maybe worth a dollar or less

Jacquelyn - 17 January, 2016

I have a first generation princess Diana mint condition for sale.

Tammy - 23 December, 2015

I have Legs The Frog
Original DOB: April 25, 1993
But no heart tag and on the tag in the back has no everything but no name legs is this worth money?

    Love My Beanies - 24 December, 2015

    Unfortunately without the hang tag it wouldn’t have much value.

Rena Evans - 6 December, 2015

I have a 1993 Squealer the Pig and he has a red tag holder and a pink one holding the Ty tag. Is that a mistake?

Anonymous - 5 December, 2015

Are the specialty beanies like the dennis roddman bear worth anything

Anonymous - 2 December, 2015

I have the moose

    dallas - 23 December, 2015

    I have a chocolate the moose first generation born in April 1993 for sale

      bocellilover - 21 July, 2016

      I would have it checked out by someone that Authenticates beanies before doing anything…but realize this, the bottom feel out on Ty a LONG time ago. This is one of the original 9…BUT only a few of the originals kept their value, & still now are worth a Lot. Not sure about Chocolate. I always loved chocolate because I love moose. But not ever willing to pay much for any beanie no matter what the value. But there are some people that will, but mostly if Authenticated. Google “looking for someone to, or does Authenticate beanies” U may find someone, PLEASE, always, “BEWARE” of everything U do. When looking to Authenticate, if U do ALWAYS ask to see some sort of credentials proving this IS a true person that does these for a living. They should have some kind of number…then research this person Before paying them to do so. Like the BBB (Better Business Bureau) or maybe they can send U to someone that can help, if the person is on the up & up, (because they don’t work for cheap, this is their signature their putting on the line) & you’re willing to pay the price, realize this takes away from the value of the beanie for U, as U just spent a lot of what you’d make on a specialty person, but once it’s authenticated, they will give U what’s called a Certificate of Authenticity. Proving this IS an original, then U need to find a second person whom can give U the “exact” value of this beanie, these people also do not come cheap, but if you’re going to be sure to get your value out of it, then maybe it’s worth it to you. One thing to keep in mind, My father use to always say (not an original saying but it was a smart way to live by) “Opinion’s are like Butt holes (he use to use a different term, I’m sure U can figure it out, lol) everybody has one” really meaning everyone is going to have a different opinion, take them for what they are worth. Now, to finish up here, this is getting WAY too long, Only U can decide if it’s worth all this to go through to sell ONE beanie, this particular original 9 beanie, being honest with U, never was one that everyone ran after…But on the other hand, seeing it’s hard to find the 1st generation tag on an original 9, & there ARE others that loved Chocolate no matter what anyone said. Like myself being one of them. I was always told, “U know he’ll never be worth much” didn’t matter, he meant something to me, & mine at the time before I let my kids have them, was a generation 4 tag I believe? But I also only pd. a dollar for him also. =) I guess from here, it’s in your hands, but don’t let anyone cheat U either. The least u could do is go to amazon.com see if there selling any gen. 1 chocolate beanies, & what people are paying, or contact someone possibly U feel U can trust from google.com. There’s a lot of people that still have followed this market & may help U without going through all the mess. It’s how “YOU” feel, do U trust in them, then put it up for sale, or the worst U could do id put it up as an Unaunthicated original 9 chocolate the beanie, describe it as honestly as possible, as to the condition of the beanie, the hang tag, tush tag, & general all over look, take a LOT of photos, DON’T promise anything U can’t prove, set it up for an “auction style” sale, let it run for at LEAST a week, as so U get as much viewers as possible, & then allow it to sell for what ever someone is willing to pay U for it. No Muss, No Fuss, sell as a No Refund, As Is Item, U can also (don’t always suggest it) set a price you’ll only allow it to sell for, if it doesn’t sell for the amount set, then U don’t have to let it go if U decide not to let it go for the amount it ended at. But then you’re going to pay higher add fees. And Always start it at .99 cents. you’ll catch a lot more with Honey then vinegar. Then U mat sell it for 100.00 or more, but it also could go a lot less. His value may be a thousand dollars?? Not in reality, only putting that out there, but you’ll never know the true value unless willing to jump through all the hoops, but the hoops cost a lot of money? what’s it really worth to U to put it up for sale, & in reality, what are U looking to get out of it. Good Luck.

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