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This is the list of the new retires of December 31st 1998!!!   Prices are a little off but in a month or so we will know their value better!

 

Retired Beanie Babies

Ants The Anteater
Birthday - November 7, 1997

Released - May 30, 1998

Retired - December 31, 1998

Price -  5th generation ... $15.00 - $25.00

ID Number - #4195

Beanie Fact - N/A

Predicted - To Go Up To $30.00

Bongo The Monkey (with tan tail)
Birthday - August 17, 1995

Released - June 3, 1995

Retired - December 31, 1998

Price - 4 & 5th generation ... $15.00 - $20.00

ID Number - #4067

Beanie Fact - First sold under the name Nana, this monkey was later named Bongo.  There is no difference between the two except Nana has no poem and a different tush tag.  A second version of Bon go was released with a lighter tail, matching his face.  Bongo with a brown tail was retired in 1996.  Bongo was also made into a Teenie Beanie Baby in 1998.

Predicted - To Go Up To $25.00

  Chocolate The Moose
Birthday - April 27, 1993

Released - January 4, 1994

Retired - December 31, 1998

Price - 1st generation ... $700.00 - $900.00

- 2nd generation ... $425.00 - $500.00

- 3rd generation ... $165.00 0 $185.00

- 4th & 5th generation ... $15.00 - $20.00

ID Number - #4015

Beanie Fact - The last of the original nine beanies to be retired.  Chocolate first tag didnt not include a poem.  He was also a Teenie Beanie Baby in 1997.

Predicted - To Go Up To $25.00

  Claude The Tie-Dyed Crab
Birthday - September 3, 1996

Released - May 11, 1997

Retired - December 31, 1998

Price - 4th & 5th generation ... $15.00 - $20.00

ID Number - #4083

Beanie Fact - Claude has the same design has Digger The Orange & Red crab.  But Claude is Tie-Dyed on the top and the legs and cream colored under. 

Predicted - To Go Up To $25.00

Congo The Gorilla
Birthday - November 9, 1996

Released - June 15, 1996

Retired - December 31, 1998

Price -  4 & 5th generation ... $15.00 - $20.00

ID Number - #4160

Beanie Fact - Many say Congo is a "hard to find" beanie, since in 1997 there was a shortage of him!.

Predicted - To Go Up To $25.00

Curly The Brown Napped Bear
Birthday - April 12, 1996

Released - June 15, 1996

Retired - December 31, 1998

Price - 4th & 5th generation ... $20.00 - $45.00

ID Number - #4052

Beanie Fact - The only napped Beanie Bear, Curly was the center of controversy as if an oversize version of him excited.  The oversize Curly was determined to be bunk.

Predicted - To Go Up To $50.00

  Doby The Doberman
Birthday - Octerber 9, 1996

Released - January 1. 1997

Retired - December 31, 1998

Price - 4th & 5th generation ... $15.00 - $20.00

ID Number - #4110

Beanie Fact - Doby was made into a Teenie Beanie Baby in 1998.

Predicted - To Go Up To $25.00

  Dotty The Dalmatian
Birthday - October 17, 1996

Released - May 11. 1997

Retired - December 31, 1998

Price -  4th & 5th generation ... $15.00 - $20.00

ID Number - #4100

Beanie Fact - Dotty replace Sparky, probably over legal issues over Sparky's name, since "Sparky" is also a a trademark mascot of the National Fire Protection Association.  The two dalmations are same except Dotty has black ears and tail, while Sparky are white.

Predicted - To Go Up To $25.00

  Fetch The Golden Retriever
Birthday - February 14, 1997

Released - May 30. 1998

Retired - December 31, 1998

Price -  5th generation ... $15.00 - $20.00

ID Number - #4189

Beanie Fact - N/A

Predicted - To Go Up To $25.00

  Fleece The Napped Lamb
Birthday - March 21, 1996

Released - January 1. 1997

Retired - December 31, 1998

Price - 4th & 5th generation ... $15.00 - $20.00

ID Number - #4125

Beanie Fact - Fleece is a successor of Chops, a Beanie Lamb that was made for only 6 months.  A Fleece Beanie has been reported as having started a national tour on September 15, 1997 with a first stop in Hawaii.  You can follow her journet at www.beaniephiles.com

Predicted - To Go Up To $25.00

  Freckles The Leopard
Birthday - June 3, 1996

Released - June 15. 1996

Retired - December 31, 1998

Price - 4th & 5th generation ... $15.00 - $20.00

ID Number - #4066

Beanie Fact - Freckles was born 6/3/96, but some hang tags have been reported to say 7/28/96.  Both are worth the same.

Predicted - To Go Up To $25.00

  Glory The Bear
Birthday - July 4, 1997

Released - May 30, 1998

Retired - December 31, 1998

Price - 5th generation ... $50.00 - $70.00

ID Number - #4188

Beanie Fact - Glory price went up and down so much in a few months, he was one of the most popular beanies in 1998.   But now retired his price can only go up!

Predicted - To Go Up To $90.00

  Nuts The Squirrel
Birthday - January 21, 1996

Released - January 1, 1997

Retired - December 31, 1998

Price - 4th & 5th generation ... $15.00 - $20.00

ID Number - #4114

Beanie Fact - Nuts is the first Beanie to have a long plush tail.

Predicted - To Go Up To $25.00

Pinky The Flamingo
Birthday - February 13, 1995

Released - June 3, 1995

Retired - December 31, 1998

Price - 3rd generation ... $145.00 - $195.00

-  4th & 5th generation ... $15.00 - $20.00

ID Number - #4072

Beanie Fact - Pinky was made intoa Teenie Beanie Baby in 1997.

Predicted - To Go Up To $25.00

Pumkin' The Pumpkin
Birthday - October 31, 1998

Released - September 30, 1998

Retired - December 31, 1998

Price - 5th generation ... $30.00 - $40.00

ID Number - #4205

Beanie Fact - N/A

Predicted - To Go Up To $50.00

  Roary The Lion
Birthday - February 20, 1996

Released - May 11, 1997

Retired - December 31, 1998

Price - 4th & 5th generation ... $15.00 - $20.00

ID Number - #4069

Beanie Fact - Raory is retiring but he is not going to disapear since he is taking on a new name.  We don't know why this change yet or what his new name will be, but chances are this is cause of a another copyright infrigerment.

Predicted - To Go Up To $25.00

  Santa
Birthday - December 6, 1998

Released - September 30, 1998

Retired - December 31, 1998

Price - 5th generation ... $30.00 - $40.00

ID Number - #4203

Beanie Fact - N/A 

Predicted - To Go Up To $50.00

Scoop The Pelican
Birthday - July 1, 1996

Released - June 15, 1996

Retired - December 31, 1998

Price -  4 & 5th generation ... $15.00 - $20.00

ID Number - #4107

Beanie Fact - Scoop was made into a Teenie Beanie Baby in 1998.

Predicted - To Go Up To $25.00

Snip The Siamese Cat
Birthday - October 22, 1996

Released - January 1, 1997

Retired - December 31, 1998

Price - 4th & 5th generation ... $15.00 - $20.00

ID Number - #4120

Beanie Fact - Snip is not like his cousins Nip and Zip, he has no variant.  A pillow pal named Meow is modeled after him

Predicted - To Go Up To $25.00

  Spike The Rhiniceros
Birthday - August 13, 1996

Released - June 15. 1996

Retired - December 31, 1998

Price - 4th & 5th generation ... $15.00 - $20.00

ID Number - #4060

Beanie Fact -Spike shares the same fabric has Tank & Mel.  Spike is also said to be "Hard to find".

Predicted - To Go Up To $25.00

  Stinger The Scorpion
Birthday - September 29, 1997

Released - May 30. 1998

Retired - December 31, 1998

Price -  5th generation ... $15.00 - $20.00

ID Number - #4193

Beanie Fact - N/A

Predicted - To Go Up To $25.00

  1998 Teddy Holiday Bear
Birthday - December 25, 1998

Released - September 30. 1998

Retired - December 31, 1998

Price -  5th generation ... $65.00 - $75.00

ID Number - #4204

Beanie Fact - N/A

Predicted - To Go Up To $90.00

  Tuffy The Terrier
Birthday - October 12, 1996

Released - May 11. 1997

Retired - December 31, 1998

Price - 4th & 5th generation ... $15.00 - $20.00

ID Number - #4108

Beanie Fact - Tuffy has the same design has Scottie but is a lighter brown.  There are 3 Beanie baby terrier, Tuffy, Scottie & Bruno.

Predicted - To Go Up To $25.00

  Valentino The white Bear (with heart)
Birthday - February 14, 1994

Released - January 7. 1995

Retired - December 31, 1998

Price - 2nd generation ... $250.00 - $350.00

- 3rd generation ... $175.00 - $200.00

- 4th & 5th generation ... $20.00 - $30.00

ID Number - #4058

Beanie Fact - Valentino was offered with a limited edition circular tag by the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation featuring the 50th anniversary Toys For Tots logo.    They are available at www.toysfortots.com

Predicted - To Go Up To $50.00

  Wise The Owl
Birthday - May 31, 1997

Released - May 30, 1998

Retired - December 31, 1998

Price - 5th generation ... $20.00 - $40.00

ID Number - #4194

Beanie Fact - Wise was retired very soon, some people think its because of the 1998 logo others think its because there was a legal issue with wise patato chips.

Predicted - To Go Up To $50.00

  Zero The Penguin
Birthday - January 2, 1998

Released - September 29, 1998

Retired - December 31, 1998

Price - 5th generation ... $30.00 - $45.00

ID Number - #

Beanie Fact - N/A

Predicted - To Go Up To $50.00

 

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