Flash Beanie Babies Price Guide

 Part of the Original 9, Flash can be valuable if it has a 1st, 2nd or 3rd Generation Hang Tag. 

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 Value Guide

Hang Tag Versions Worth Money
1st - 2nd - 3rd

1st Generation: $600+
2nd Generation: $300+
3rd Generation:
*Prices are for authenticated versions

Hang Tag Versions NOT Worth Money
4th Generation

Not Worth Money


Hang Tag: 1st Generation
Tush Tag: 1st Generation

Value: $600+


Hang Tag: 2nd Generation
Tush Tag: 1st Generation

Value: $300+


Hang Tag: 3rd Generation
Tush Tag: 1st/2nd Generation

Value: $80+


Hang Tag: 4th Generation
Tush Tag: 3rd Generation

Value: $0.01-$10

Original 9

Flash is apart of the Original 9 Beanie Babies group and was one of the very first to be shown off at a 1993 toy show by Ty Warner.

Beware of Counterfeit Flash's!

In a 1998 article by Graeme Zielinski for the Chicago Tribune, U.S. Customs Service agents made an unexpected discovery while inspecting a shipment from China at O'Hare International Airport. Initially searching for drugs, the agents instead found counterfeit Beanie Babies, including flawed versions of popular characters like Flash the Dolphin, Smoochy the Frog and Bruno the Dog.

Customs inspector Eddie Gross indicated that these knockoffs had a substantial flea market value—almost half a million dollars (in 1998). The shipment was part of a broader scheme by two couples from Streamwood to distribute these counterfeit toys. While no charges had been filed at the time, this bust was noted as one of about a dozen that year involving counterfeit Beanie Babies.

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  • I have a flash but it’s not a shark. On the hang tag and the tush tag it says flash but it’s a guinea pig. Is this a mistake?

  • Hi I have a first generation flash but on the swing tag there is a triangular sticker stuck on it And I’m afraid to pull it off do you know what it’s worth or even if it’s authentic? thanks!

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