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Generation 1 (Early 1994 to Mid 1994) Beanie Babies first appeared with a double sided heart shaped red tag. A slim "ty" logo outlined in gold. The Beanies name and style number, as well as company information, was on the back.
Generation 2 (Mid 1994 to Early 1995) This was the first double tag that opened like a book. Inside was the Beanie's name and the style number, "To/From" for gift giving, reference to The Beanie Babies Collection, , and company information.
Generation 3 (Early 1995 to Early 1996) This was the first to sport the fatter bubbleshaped "ty" logo. "The Beanie Babies TM Collection", Ty added the trademark symbol and Ty's three corporate addresses were included.
Generation 4 (Early 1996 to Late 1997) The front of the hang tag was again transformed with the addition of a yellow star with the words "Original Beanie Baby". New features also included Beanie birthdays , , and poems for the first time. Along with Ty's website information.
Generation 5 (Late 1997 to Current) Late in 97 the inside text was changed to a different type face. The birth date is written out in place of numbers.Ty web site is abbreviated, and the style number was removed "The Beanie Babies Collection" is now registered (®), The trademark symbol was dropped.