Claude the Crab

Theme: Beanie Babies
Style Number: 04083
Colour: Mixed
Swing Tag Generation: 4, 5
Tush Tag Generation: 3, 4, 5, 6
Birthday: 03 September 1996
Release Date: 11/05/1997
Release Year: 1997
Retirement Date: 31/12/1998
Animal: Crab
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Claude is made from a blue, green and orange tie-dyed material with a white underside. He has black button eyes and two black thread antennae. He has eight legs and two large pincers.


Claude the crab paints by the sea
A famous artist he hopes to be
But the tide came in and his paints fell
Now his art is on his shell!

Collectors note

Claude was released on 11th May 1997.

His birthday is on 3rd September 1996.

Occasionally, Claude is seen with the wrong name on the tush tag. Some of the names that have been spotted are Inky, Snowball, Weenie, Digger and Legs.

One some of the swing tags, Claude’s name is in capital letters. These have only been seen in Canada.

On 14th March 1999, Claude was given out to season ticket holders who attended the basketball game between the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers.

Claude was retired on 31st December 1998.

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2 reviews of Claude the Crab

  1. amgrohs

    I have this adorable crab…

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  2. hobsyllwin

    One of my favorites, feels nice to hold it flat with the stomach resting on your palm. Good for sensory stuff if you have ASD

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