Ty, Inc. (Illinois, USA) 1997 Bruno the Terrier Dog Beanie Baby

$ 12.00

"Bruno" the terrier dog Beanie Baby has a dark brown and white body, glossy black and brown plastic eyes, matte black textured plastic nose, and black embroidered mouth.  Bruno was born on September 9, 1997, introduced on December 31, 1997, and retired on September 18, 1998.  Bruno rests on its belly, is filled with polyester fiber and P.E. pellets, and measures 4 3/4" wide across the legs and is 8 1/2" long.  The 5th generation swing tag is attached and is in very good condition.  The 6th generation tush tag is in good condition and the dog is in pristine condition, with no flaws.  

The Poem Inside the Swing Tag

Bruno the dog thinks he's a brute
But all the other Beanies think he's cute
He growls at his tail and runs in a ring
And everyone says, "Oh, how darling!"

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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