Beanie Baby Tush Tag Identification

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Tush tags are the small fabric tags that are attached to a Beanie Baby’s rear end. If you are trying to identify swing tags, please refer to the Swing Tag Identification guide here.

There are currently 16 generations of tush tag, each with slight differences. There are also Canadian tush tags, and a few rare Beanie Babies have an embroidered tush tag.

Below each tag is explained in detail and features a picture for easy identification.

1st Generation

The original Beanie Baby tush tags were black and white in colour. Beanie Babies with this tag will also have either a 1st, 2nd or 3rd generation swing tag. The copyright dates dates on these tags should either be 1993 or 1995 and these tags may say “For ages 3 and up” and some tags have CE written on them. The name if the Beanie Baby will not be written on the tush tag.

This generation of tush tag will either have “HANDMADE IN CHINA” or “HANDMADE IN KOREA” written on it.

2nd Generation

The 2nd generation began to use the red heart with “Ty” written inside on the tush tag. An ® symbol can be seen to the lower right of the heart logo. The 1993 or 1995 copyright dates can be seen on these tush tags.

These tags will either say “MADE IN CHINA” or “MADE IN KOREA” on them

The 2nd generation tush tags still don’t feature the name of the Beanie Baby. The first tags in this generation state “For ages 3 and up” but the later releases don’t.

3rd Generation

The 3rd generation added the words “The Beanie Babies Collectionâ„¢” to the top of the tush tag. The red heart has decreased in size but still has the ® symbol to the lower right of the heart.

The name of the Beanie Baby is now present on the tush tag underneath the heart and these tags can now have the copyright dates of 1993, 1995 or 1996.

There are various mistakes associated with this tag. Some Libearty’s had the word “Beanine” instead of “Beanie” and instead of “Surface” on Sly’s tag, it said “Sufrace”.

4th Generation

The 4th generation added a small red star to the top left of the heart. In between the process of changing from the 3rd generation to the 4th generation, the star was initially on a clear sticker until in the later 4th generation tush tags, it was eventually printed straight on to the tag. This was the only alteration to this generation of tush tag.

The copyright dates on this generation can either be 1993, 1995 or 1996. It will either say “HANDMADE IN CHINA” or “HANDMADE IN KOREA” on the tag.

5th Generation

In October 1997, the 5th generation of tush tags appeared on Beanie Babies. Many changes appeared on this tag. On the part of the tag where it says “The Beanie Babies Collection”, the ® symbol has now appeared after “Babies”. After the Beanie Baby’s name, there is now a â„¢ symbol.

There is still the copyright dates of 1993, 1995 or 1996 available with this tag generation. “HANDMADE IN KOREA” or HANDMADE IN CHINA” is also present on this tush tag.

6th Generation

The 6th generation tush tags appeared in January 1998. Once again, there are many changes to this generation. The ® symbol has disappeared from after the word “Babies” on “The Beanie Babies Collection” and is now present after the word “Collection”. These tags will either say that the Beanie Baby has PVC pellets or PE pellets inside it.

As of June 1998, some of the tags included a red chinese stamp inside them, indicating the factory that the Beanie Bay was made in.

There are now two more copyright dates that can be present. The 6th generation can either have 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997 or 1998 on them. Either “HANDMADE IN KOREA”, “HANDMADE IN CHINA” or “HANDMADE IN INDONESIA” will be printed on these tush tags.

7th Generation

The 7th generation tags began appearing after January 1999. A brand new hologram is now present, replacing the red heart symbol and “The Beanie Babies Collection. The Beanie Baby’s name is located below this hologram.

In the middle of the tush tag is a pale heart symbol which is heat activated and disappears when heat is applied. This has been added to help to identify between real and fake Beanie Babies.

The Chinese stamp that was present on the previous generation has now disappeared.

8th Generation

The 8th generation tush tags aren’t a whole lot different from the 7th generation tags. The only difference is that the tush tag is no longer a loop and is now just a strip of fabric with the hologram logo and all the same details as the 7th generation tush tags.

The Beanie Baby’s name is located below the hologram with a â„¢ symbol after the name.

9th Generation

The 9th generation tush tags appeared in March 2000 and reverted to the original loop tag design. There is still a hologram on these tags, but now you can either see a “Ty” heart or a star at different light angles with “Beanie” above the heart and “Babies” below it. Hearts and stars are dotted around on the hologram.

An 8 digit alpha numeric code is printed inside the tag and the heat responsive heart is still located  on the inside too.

10th Generation

The 10th generation tush tags started to appear on Beanie Babies in January 2001 and feature a new hologram. The background of the hologram features the words “Beanie Babies” written in diagonal lines. The “Ty” heart is still in the centre surrounded in hearts and stars.

The name of the Beanie Baby is located underneath the hologram followed by the â„¢ symbol.

11th Generation

The 11th generation tush tags were announced on 27th December 2001 and began to appear on Beanie Babies in January 2002. They can either be dated 2001 or 2002. The hologram has changed yet again, now with the new design of a Teddy Bear holding a “Ty” heart in it’s arms.

The Beanie Baby’s name appears below the hologram with the â„¢ symbol at the end.

12th Generation

The 12th generation tush tags appeared in 2002 with the new 11th generation swing tags. They first appeared on a Mastercard Anniversary special edition bear.

The hologram has dropped the Teddy Bear in favour of a “Ty” heart with smaller hearts and stars in the background. 2002 or 2003 dates can be present on these tush tags.

Later versions of the 12th generation tags moved the CE on to a separate line of writing and was made larger.

13th Generation

The 13th generation tush tags began to appear in 2003. The design had a complete overhaul and ditched the hologram in favour of a simple red foil “Ty” heart design. There is an ® symbol located to the lower right of the heart.

You can either find a 2003 or 2004 copyright date on these tush tags.

In the UK, Beanie Babies with the 12th generation swing tags appeared with 13th generation tush tags which were slightly different in that they had the UK Gosport address and didn’t state that they were made in China like previous versions.

In 2004, later versions of this tush tag appeared. The red heart lost it’s foil effect and the white “Ty” had now changed to gold. These tags had a copyright date of 2004.

Canadian Tush Tags

Beanie Babies that have been distributed in Canada include an additional tag on them underneath the usual tush tag. This Canadian tag is added to meet Canadian toy import regulations.

It is a white tag with black writing on and is written in English and French.

2002 versions of these import tags became much thinner.

Embroidered Tush Tags

Some very rare Beanie Babies with a 2nd generation swing tag and a Canadian import tag feature an embroidered tush tag.

This tag includes the copyright date of 1994, whereas no other tag has this date.

The embroidered tags are thought to be a mistake and it is incredibly rare to find a Beanie Baby with one attached as they are normally reserved for Ty Classic Animals.


47 Responses to “Beanie Baby Tush Tag Identification”

  1. tucker1991 says:

    i have so many tush/ear tags with errors on them lol

  2. Laura says:

    I have a Beenie from the attic treasures collection that has a maroon looking tush tag. I’ve never seen one. Can someone tell me if this is rare?

  3. Rachel says:

    It depends with Attic Treasures. They generally go for a bit more than Beanie Babies, but there aren’t as many people collecting them. The best way to find out it’s value is on eBay. If you type in the name of the Attic Treasures, then you can filter the results by “Sold items”. This will give you a good idea on it’s value by showing you what it actually sold for. Hope this helps!

  4. Laura says:

    I have a Ty Berkley That says Love is the answer!
    From the Attic Treasures Collection. It has a brown Ty tush tag 1993 TY INC with PVC
    Pellets and 1965 KR. Can you tell me what it’s value is?

  5. Rachel says:

    Hi Laura,
    I have written a guide on how to find out the value of your Beanies (please see the link below).
    When searching, just change the word “Beanie Babies” for “Attic Treasures”
    Hope this helps! 🙂

  6. Cari says:

    Hello! I have a Nibbles rabbit, and was wondering what it’s worth. It has an embroidered red tag on the bottom and it also says 93. (I was confused because the article says 94) an additional detail is that it says “Handmade in Korea”. Please tell me it’s worth! Thank you! 🙂

  7. Patricia Suida says:

    I have a wrong swing tag on Baldy ( for another beanie baby same year). Is this worth anything?

  8. BRENDA Newsome says:

    First time I had seen the generation (1-13).

  9. Joy says:

    I have a rush tag with a pink stamped oval inside of it showing 400 a small star below that and chinese symbols above the number?? Any info appreciated

  10. JaeMag says:

    I’ve read of people talking about stamps (usually in red) on the inside of a Beanie Baby tush tag. I have one that is a light black stamp (looks like pencil marking but is not) with a single capital A. Any idea what it is or means?

  11. Eddie says:

    Trying to find out what the numbers are for on the inside of tush tag I have stamed 101 in red Valentino bear with p.e pellets from 1993

  12. bob123 says:

    Was wondering what the numbers on the inside of the tush tag represented like 101 ,405 ,416 ?

  13. cameronc says:

    i have a tush tag with HOLOGRAPHIC ty in gold….. i can’t find any info on this?

  14. Kay, oct 17, 2020 says:

    I have a Beanie Bear Blitz. It has the swing rage with only countries listed and date of February 6, 2005. I have a tush tag bright red with Blitz but then there is a white tag with English and French. I know that means it’s for Canada. My swing tag says 9 generation but I can’t find out anything else……HELP tell me if this rare.

  15. i have a monkey beanie baby that i cant find in your records. it looks kind of like 2009 bongo no tail but has red and black eyes . the tush tag is like a 2nd gen but with copywrite date 2009. date sept 9 is on the back of the tush tag. i dont know very much about the beanie because i got it from a garage sale in 2009. the swing tag was a gift one but the tag was cut off sadly. color: medium brown with tan and light tan face.3w3 says:

    lol name is my comment

  16. Craig says:

    I have a Congo Beanie baby with 4th generation hang and tush tags. Ty Deutschland The tags are somewhat worn but the beanie baby is Barely used. It appears that the hang tag has errors: no comma after oakbrook, period after IL, and no UK after TX. With these errors, can anyone give me some idea about value ? Thanks

  17. Crystal P says:

    So I have a TY beanie Baby with a brown embroidered tush tag. The tag says 1993 and has no name for the beanie baby on it. I tried to paste a picture of it but website wont let me. Anyways it says C 1993 TY Inc,
    Oakbrook IL USA Surface washable all new material polyester fiber REG No PA-1965(KR)
    CE. Why is this embroidered tush tag no where on the internet?

  18. Shelly L says:

    Hi I have a 4th generation flip the cat. The swing tag reads flip and the tush tag reads rover. How much is my beanie worth? If anyone knows.

  19. tamearbishop says:

    I have a 1997 Christmas Teddy. He has a red star on his tush tag and d.o.b 12/25/1996. How rare is he?

  20. Bruce W says says:

    I have a peace bear with orginial spelled with 3 i,s on swing tag… I have echo with the clear sticker on tush tag can you please tell me if they are valuable

  21. Matt says:

    The 1993 Mcdonalds beenie, Is it common to have a blue , red, or black stamped Number on them that definatly wasnt printed?? Mine is still in the bag. (EX. Spunky has sideways on the tag a 82C)

  22. Sarah says:

    I have “Angora” #1001. There are two hang tags. The one hang tag on the ear is a burgundy color and a single layer paper tag (no plastic protector). The ty is white colored and there are no boarder colors around the tag or the ty letter. The circle R trade mark is to the left at the top of the y. The back of this paper tag is white with black letters saying “My name is “Angora” #1001. “Care In Instructions” surface washable Made in Korea. The other hang tag is a burgundy small plastic heart attached at the neckline. It is outlined in gold trim with the ty in raised gold letters. There is a small folded tush label that is black and white on the back and says’ c in a circle (for copyright) TY INC 1986, PA. REG NO 1965, HAND MADE IN KOREA, ALL NEW MATERIALS, CONTENTS:POLYESTER. front side in a outline of a red heart with black ty inside of it. Registration R in lower left side. Any Ideas?

  23. Tina Simmons says:

    Best info I’ve ever read to give us ability to do this ourselves so ty so much 😻

  24. Bud says:

    I have a some beanies (Heartley, Gingerspice, and others) with a Gen 15 Swing tag, and the Tush tag looks like the Gen 13, but the heart with Ty in it is not red foil, but a red print.
    Also, I have some (Peppermint, Spearmint, and others) where the tush tag is not looped, but a single tag with a date of 2009.
    Any ideas?

  25. sirea says:

    what does it mean if my beanie baby has a orange tush tag?

  26. Micah Crosby says:

    I have a couple of beenie babies that have the brown TY plush tag. I am wondering what information is out there about the brown tush tag. What’s its generation? Can anyone give me any insight about the brown tush tags.

  27. jimmy says:

    Can anyone tell me about the McDonald’s international Beanie Babies. I have all four in their box. Tags say 1993 Oakbrook but box says 1999

  28. Taylor says:

    I wanted to know if one of my beanie babies was rare. He is an original Chocolate the moose. No star on the tush tag, no stamp inside either. He was in 1993 or 4. Can anyone tell me how to get it authenticated??

  29. Chris Cornett says:

    I have a Snort that appears rare, but I’m not up to date on the rare ones. It has the 4th generation swing tag with the following errors:
    1. No comma after Oakbrook (Oakbrook, IL)
    2. No UK after P015 5TX
    3. Space between Date of Birth and Colon (:)
    4. 3 (!!!) after Visit our web page!!!
    Also has the early 4th generation Tush Tag with the clear sticker with the star and heart.
    Any information would be appreciated.

  30. Silver moon says:

    I have 2 beanie babys of Juneau from 2004 and one has the tush tag the looks normal with the red aluminum heart the has a white ty in the middle, but then my other Juneau has a Red heart that is made of the same fabric the the whole tush tag is made of and has a golden ty in the middle. Is this normal and what does it mean and does it increase the value?

  31. says:

    Hello, I have a Smoochy Beanie, and inside their tush tag it has a handwritten B8 or 138 cant really tell. Does anyone know what this means??

  32. Donna Holshouser says:

    Somone is offering a beanie for sale with a copyright of 1994 on 1st gen tush tag. I questioned it and was told it was a 1st Edition tush not 1st generation and was basically told I didn’t know what I was talking about. Am I wrong?

  33. Trista Powell says:

    I love my Beanie Babies.

  34. says:

    I want to find the original look of my TY teddy bear. My Ty tag looks like a mix of some of them mentioned. It is an embroidered 2003. It looks almost exactly like the picture of the embroidered tag except for the year and it does not say “FOR ALL AGES”. instead it has the CE in its place. It also contains more material than the picture one does. It says “OAKBROOK,IL.,REG.NO.PA-1965(KR) ALL NEW MATERIAL CONTAINS: POLYESTER FIBERS & P.E.PELLETS IN CLOTH BAG HANDMADE IN CHINA CE” can someone help me?

  35. Linda says:

    My sister left me two garbage bags full of beanie babies she collected for years. They all say Beanie Original Baby and have original tags attached. I know absolutely nothing about them.

  36. Clinton Ramirez says:

    Just have a quick question I have a Britannia the bear from the McDonald’s collection from 1997 still in the original packaging and the only reason I open the back flap is to reveal the tissue tag not sure if it’s considered an error but the box tells me the date introduced was December 31st 1997 the date of birth was December 15th 1997 and the tissue tag says 1993… And another error which I have done research on and not sure if it’s true is that these were manufactured in Oak Brook and the tag and box have it spelled with no space (OAKBROOK) I know as far as errors go there are a lot of myths and people giving misinformation so I figured I would ask you who would have more knowledge than anybody else also I have a Valentino the bear with a brown nose and I read again that the brown nose is rare because some came with black noses but then other websites tell me that’s a myth this particular solid white with a red heart and a red rope or tie around its neck. I appreciate your time if you could possibly get back with me to text it’s a lot easier for me to answer my name is Clint and you may text me at 989-627-7586 thank you for your time

  37. Anonymous says:

    I would have to see pictures of the tags…all sides of the swinging heart tag and the tush tag both sides..

  38. says:

    I have a 1999 “The End” Bear. Looking over the tag I’ve noticed what looks like a major error. Please let me know if this is an error or not. The wording, entire print is set flush to the very edge of the left side. (1st word of each line is set to the edge of the left side), leaving a large space on the right. I’d appreciate any answers.
    Thank you for your time,

  39. Anonymous says:

    What does gskr stand for?

  40. says:

    Hi, I’ve got a 3rd generation Princess bear. PE pellets , no space between 4 lines of writing, made Indonesia. Worth anything? Thanks

  41. Anomymous says:

    I found a brown bear with a tush tag that is maroon and embroidered.The back states 1993
    REG. NO PA.1965(KR). There is not a swing tag. I cannot find any information on this

  42. Carri says:

    I have a Bucky style 4016 DOB 6-8-95. The Tush Tag has a red P stamp inside of it. Any info as to what the P means? I have other beanie babies (1996/1997) that have oval red stamps with numbers. What do the different numbers mean and what does the P mean?

  43. Marla says:

    I have Spike with a Canadian tush tag but both tush tags say made in China. Is it worth anything?

  44. Dee says:

    In order to identify which Beanies belonged to which of our 3 children, we put their middle initial on the tush tags. On the chance that they have a rare Beanie Baby, how much will this diminish the value?

  45. says:

    I have a Ty MAPLE The Bear in the original package. It was sponsored by the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Is that worth anything?

  46. Sheila says:

    i have a black bear- The End with a gold ribbon and fireworks over The End. The touch tag says 1965(kr). made in China and Oakbrook, Ill.
    Looks like a silver hologram on the other side and says the end under it.

  47. Natasha says:

    What’s makes the BATTY BEANIE RARE? Or worth more?
    I have one in excellent condition. Plastic over swing tag. I don’t know if there are any tag errors? Any help appreciated.

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