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There are five different types or GENERATIONS of heart tags available on Ty Beanie Babies.
They are NOT all available on every Beanie Baby. Before you buy an expensive retired Beanie
Baby, make sure that the right hang tag is attached. It is becoming an all too common
practice for some sellers to change hang tags on a Beanie and sell it as "mint."

First Generation Hang Tag

This is the SINGLE tag that does not open. The word "ty" on the front is in a skinny font type. -----------------------------------------------------------------

Second Generation Hang Tag

The Front of this tag looks exactly like the first generation hang tag with the skinny "ty." The biggest difference is that this tag is two parts and opens like a book. The inside reads: TO:_____________ FROM:____________ with love -----------------------------------------------------------------

Third Generation Hang Tag

This tag has a "ty" written in a fatter balloon type font. The inside is exactly the same as the 2nd generation hang tag. -----------------------------------------------------------------

Fourth Generation Hang Tag

Has the fatter "ty" balloon font, but a yellow star with the words "ORIGINAL BEANIE BABY" is included on the front. The inside no longer has the "TO _________ FROM _____________", but a delightful poem about the Beanie and is birthday. Also, the inside includes a style number. Also, it reads "Visit our web page!!!" ----------------------------------------------------------------

Fifth Generation Hang Tag

Has the same balloon font as the fourth and third generation hang tags, but the inside has no style number or "Visit our web page!!!" in it.


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Dustin Kelley

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