These 4th generation heart tags were introduced during the Spring of 1996. These tags are the same size and shape as the third version heart tag, but a yellow star that says "BEANIE ORIGINAL BABY" was added. The "Ty" was shrunk a little and the gold trim was removed from the "Ty" lettering.
The inside right of the tag changed some. The Beanies name is now followed by "TM" and the Style number, and Ty added the Beanies birthday and a poem. Ty also added their website address.
The back of the tag now says "For ages 3 and up", followed by "Surface Wash."
There are 6 different variations of the 4th generation tag!
Version 1 shows the collection's name and the Ty© headquarters in the USA, UK and Germany, as well as where the Beanie Baby® was handmade. This version should have a round "CE" sticker on the back of the tag. Most of these have "Made in Korea" on them.
Version 2 looks just like the first however the "Visit our website" part is covered up with a white sticker! Ty had thought he would have no problem getting the domain www.ty.com, however for legal reason (someone else owned it) he was not able to get the domain by the time the Beanies came out with the website printed on it!
Version 3 looks just like the first version except instead of placing a sticker over the website address the bottom part of the tag was simply cut off!
Version 4 is probably the most popular, these are made in China and have the Ty Deutschland address on them.
Version 5 looks just like the 4th except now a 'TM' was added after 'Collection' in "The Beanie Babies® Collection.". Also, the Ty© Deutsch land headquarters address was removed and replaced with Ty Canada's headquarters in Aurora, Ontario being added.
Version 6 is vary rare and only found on the Mother's Day 1997 releases ( Baldy, Blizzard, Chip, Claude, Doodle, Dotty, Echo, Jolly, Nanook, Pugsly, Roary, Tuffy, and Waves.) Peace however did not get made with this version. These look like the 4th version however the Beanie's name is now written in all CAPS!
These tags are found on Beanies with 3rd generation tush tags from 1993, 1995 and 1996, and on 4th generation tush tags dated 1993, 1995 and 1996, and 5th generation tush tags from 1993, 1995 and 1996.
There are 121 Beanie Babies that can have 4th generation Swing tags!
Click here for a checklist of all Beanie's that can have a 4th Generation Hang Tag