Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 1998 Beak the Kiwi Bird Beanie Baby

$ 10.00

"Beak" the kiwi bird Beanie Baby has brown and tan nubby tie-dye body, tan feet, long felt beak, and finished with glossy black and tan plastic eyes.  Beak was born on February 3, 1998, introduced on September 30, 1998, and retired on December 23, 1999.  Beak sits on its backside, is filled with polyester fiber and P.E. pellets, and measures 4" wide and 9" tall to the top of the beak.  The 5th generation swing tag is attached and is in good condition.  The 6th generation tush tag is in good condition and the bird is in very good condition.  

The Poem Inside the Swing Tag

Isn't this just the funniest bird ?
When we saw her, we said "how absurd"
Looks aren't everything, this we know
Her love for you, she's sure to show !

About Beanie Babies

Beanie Babies are a line of PVC pellet-filled toys created by Ty Warner in 1991, reached their peak in popularity in mid-1990s, and ceased operations in December 1999.  Due to popular demand, Ty Inc. restarted in 2000 with a Beanie Baby named "The Beginning."  The nine original Beanie Babies released in 1994:

  • Legs the Frog
  • Squealer the Pig
  • Spot the Dog
  • Flash the Orca
  • Splash the Whale
  • Chocolate the Moose
  • Patti the Platypus
  • Brownie the Bear
  • Pinchers the Lobster

Beanie Babies have two identification tags:  the heart-shaped swing tag, and the fabric tush tag attached to the bottom.  Over time, the tags were redesigned to include poems inside the heart tag, date of birth, font changes, and the addition of yellow stars.  These changes are referred to as Tush and Heart tag "Generations," and there are currently 15 swing tag generations and 13 tush tag generations.  Some tags contain spelling and date errors which can lend greater value to the Beanie Baby.


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