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What Are the Original 9 Beanie Babies?

When Ty’s Beanie Babies began appearing on store shelves 1994, he released 9 original animals:

  • Legs the Frog
  • Squealer the Pig
  • Spot the Dog
  • Flash the Orca
  • Splash the Whale
  • Chocolate the Moose
  • Patti the Platypus
  • Brownie the Bear (later renamed “Cubbie”)
  • Punchers the Lobster (later renamed “Pinchers”)

These Beanie Babies came with 1st generation hang tags and 1st generation tush tags. While most of these Beanie Babies were not retired until after the craze began, the originals with 1st generation hang tags are worth lots of money. While a 4th generation or later Pinchers the lobster might sell for $5 to $10, recently, a 1st generation Punchers sold for $899.99.

Punchers the Lobster sold on Ebay for $899.99.

24 thoughts on “What Are the Original 9 Beanie Babies?

  1. I have a flutter beanie baby without a tag
    I would love to share a picture of it and the little white tag on the ty itself

    1. You should be able to share a picture here.

  2. I have ten four without the hang tags but the push tag is still there patty and the others have both

  3. I. Purple princess without tag. 1997 can you tell me if its worth anything

    1. Most Princesses are worth no more than $15. There are some variations that would make it worth up to about $120. Here’s a great list of the things that make Princess worth more or less:

  4. I was a serious collector , I have couple hundred beanie babies, stored in glass closed showcases, they all have hang tags, never been played with. I have Peking, Chilly, etc authenticated & sealed w/ certificates. Would you have any interest in purchasing?? At 77, I’ve decided to search for buyers, at this point not interested in e-bay.
    Thanks in advance for response.

    1. I would. I would be very much interested in buying both. I’ve emailed you. If you can send me a few pictures of them, I would love to see the condition. What would you want to sell them for?

  5. I have 3 of the original 9 beanie babies, legs the frog, pinchers the lobster, and Patti the platypus (magenta).. they are all in good condition minus 2 of them have half the tag missing but still has the part of the tag that says their name, etc. And my boyfriends initials from when he was a kid. Any idea how much it would be?

    1. It really depedns on their age. If they have the first generation tags, even if the tags are ripped, they could be worth $50-$150. If they are in perfect condition, however, and they are first generation, they might be worth $350 to $500, depending on the piece.

  6. I have a glory the bear unopened u got a price on that u could give me

    1. Unopened indicates to me it’s a Teenie Beanie. They are worth abotu $.50 each.

  7. What makes it a 1st generation tag? How can you tell? I have one but am not sure if it’s a 1st generation. Does it say it somewhere?

  8. I have a Valentino the Bear with brown nose, different date on swing tag than on tush tag, extra space between “handmade” and “in” on tush tag, rare Fareham, Hants location on tag and handmade in china not massed produced. I also have a pouch the kangaroo with no tag, chocolate the moose born 1993 and about 20 other beanie babies. If anyone would like to buy one or all of them please email at the email below. Chocolate is one of original 9 and Valentino is very rare. Please feel free to email me.

    1. Neither are rare. Both of them are worth between $1 and $15.

  9. I’m interested in selling chocolate the moose squirrel and kangaroo-unsure of their value??

    1. It depends on their tags. Chocolate can be worth between $200 and $5. Pouch and nuts are worth just a few bucks each.

  10. My wife and I just opened a large Tupperware Tub that has been closed and untouched for over
    20 years. We collected beanie babies in the 90’s and really stored them and forgot about
    them. We have about 80 that are all in mint condition. We would like to sell all of them but really
    don’t know the best way. Would you be interested in buying them and/or advise on where or
    who to go to??

    1. I buy. But I’d need a picture of the beanies. If you want to take an initial picture of them, you can email it to me at

  11. I have halo and halo ll they do not have hang tags are they not worth anything because of that? Also have Gigi the black dog dog with hang tag And lossy with hang tag are they worth anything?

  12. How do you tell the value of Chocolate the Moose?

  13. I have 9 Beanie babies I would like to sell. I can send you a picture

  14. I have about a 100 or more beanie babys i have some of the 9 1st ever beanie babys and i have the mcdonalds beanie babys do you know where i can sell them and the value of them

    1. Send me pictures of what you have to Don’t take too much time. I get a lot of people staging photos. Don’t do that. Just take a quick pick of them in groups and send them on. I’ll just kind of spot check for any treasures.

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