THE 1988 Collection

This will include all plush with the 1988 tush tag. 

1988 Ty plush are identifiable by their 1988 dated tush tags. They were released with 1b and 1c TYWL hang tags for the 1988-1989 production year.


1988 Ty plush first appears in the 1989 catalog. 


1989 was a BIG year for Ty.  They made the cover for the 1989 Atlanta trade show program and they were part of the trend for jungle theme plush that year.


Two were retired from the 1987 series, Shadow the tuxedo cat and Arnold the pig. 

AL E. KAT GREY
CHI CHI
ELMER
CARL
HARRIS
FREDDIE
PATTI
CINNAMON
KASEY
BEANIE BUNNY
PING PONG
PETUNIA
PETER
SUPER JAKE
SUPER PETUNIA
SUPER FRITZ
SUPER CHI-CHI
Style#-

1112
1114
1115
1116
1117
1118
5004
5005
5006
6001
7000A
7000B
7000C
7001A
7001B
7001C
7002A
7002B
7002C
8000
8002
9001
9002
9003
9004
Name

 

Al E. Kat
Chi Chi
Harris
Elmer
Freddie
Patti
Cinnamon
Ping Pong
Kasey
Petunia
Mischief
Mischief
Mischief
Jake
Jake
Jake
Big Jake
Big Jake
Big Jake
Beanie Bunny
Peter
Super Jake
Super Fritz
Super Petunia
Super Chi Chi

Description

 

grey tabby cat

Cheetah flat laying

lion flat laying

elephant flat laying

frog flat sitting

panther flat Laying

gold bear

panda bear

koala bear

pig flat laying

10″ auburn money

10″ brown monkey

10″ chocolate monkey

12″ auburn money

12″ brown monkey

12″ chocolate monkey

16″ auburn money

16″ brown monkey

16″ chocolate monkey

jointed bunny

brown laying rabbit

55″ auburn monkey

36″ laying dalmatian

36″ laying pig

52″ laying cheetah

Variations

Freddie sports new eyes and a black stitched mouth briefly. He then was released with a variation on his legs. Harris right before becoming standing had some minor changes to his face and was given two fur colors to fill his mane. Patti went from flocked nose to plastic nose.

 

McGee, Snowball, and Cinnamon with smile. (Not pictured Blackie and Ping Pong with smiles)

FREDDIE
HARRIS
FREDDIE
PATTI

Variations continued, the seated bears now with stitched smiles.

McGee, Snowball, Ping Pong and Cinnamon. Please note McGee and snowball have 1987 tush tags and Ping Pong and Cinnamon have 1988 tush tags but all are included here only because it is so satisfying to see them together. 

McGee
PING PONG
SNOWBALL
CINNAMON

Not pictured Blackie as he was was released and retired with no stitched mouth, the exception being he had a white stitched mouth during one production cycle, the ground nutshell shipment.

87 plush with 88 tags

These are very early examples shortly after the 1987 small heart tush tag series. These are identifiable by their 1988 dated tush tag which seemed to coincide with the January 1988 catalog. These styles match those found in the 1988 catalog however Jake Jr. was already renamed Jake in the catalog and “BEANIE” the bear was renamed “BEANIE BEAR”  Examples should include Angel, Peaches, Smokey, Ginger, Licorice, Al E. Kat, Shadow, Charlie, Fritz, Max, Super Max, Beanie Bear, McGee, Snowball, Blackie, Arnold, Mischief, Jake Junior, Super Jake and Lovie.  

CHARLIE
SNOWBALL
"BEANIE"
JAKE JUNIOR
FRITZ
BLACKIE
ARNOLD
SUPER JAKE
MISCHIEF

88 plush with 87 tags

Ping Pong, Petunia, and Peter were originally issued with tush tags dated 1988 but later released with tush tags dated 1987. 

PING PONG
PETUNIA
PETER
Style#-

1112
1114
1115
1116
1117
1118
5004
5005
5006
6001
7000A
7000B
7000C
7001A
7001B
7001C
7002A
7002B
7002C
8000
8002
9001
9002
9003
9004
Name

 

Al E. Kat
Chi Chi
Harris
Elmer
Freddie
Patti
Cinnamon
Ping Pong
Kasey
Petunia
Mischief
Mischief
Mischief
Jake
Jake
Jake
Big Jake
Big Jake
Big Jake
Beanie Bunny
Peter
Super Jake
Super Fritz
Super Petunia
Super Chi Chi

Description

 

grey tabby cat

Cheetah flat laying

lion flat laying

elephant flat laying

frog flat sitting

panther flat Laying

gold bear

panda bear

koala bear

pig flat laying

10″ auburn money

10″ brown monkey

10″ chocolate monkey

12″ auburn money

12″ brown monkey

12″ chocolate monkey

16″ auburn money

16″ brown monkey

16″ chocolate monkey

jointed bunny

brown laying rabbit

55″ auburn monkey

36″ laying dalmatian

36″ laying pig

52″ laying cheetah

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