FIRST GEN!

The complete analysis of 1st generation Plush hang tags.

1st generation

1a
1a

The 1a hang tag is the first “TY” hangtag ever produced.  This tag can be found on plush produced from 1986 to early 1988.  

 

This includes 1986 cats and dogs, the small heart plush, and the examples pictured in the 1988 catalog adding up to about 50 unique tags. 

1b full banner
1b banner
1b no banner
1b first run
1b second run
1b third run

The 1b hang tag was introduced shortly after the 1988 catalog was issued.  This tag has a more curved edge at the boarder of the bottom half of the heart.

 

1b full banner only comes with he small font seen on the first run.

 

1b banner and no banner are only produced with second run tags that have a small font and third run tags that have large font.

 

The tilting of the print on the reverse of the tag appears to be completely random.

 

The “full banner” style tag is limited to the sitting bear series including McGee, Snowball, Blackie, Cinnamon, Ping Pong, and Kasey.  

 

The “banner” style tag can be found on any plush which have PVC pellets which would include nearly all plush styles.  

 

The “no banner” style tag on the right only appears on plush which do not have PVC pellets simply because it cant have a “BEAN BAG”  including the monkeys, a panda and any SUPER sized styles from 1988-1989 catalogs (1987-1988 tush tag years). 

1c TYWL banner tag
TYWL no banner tag
TYWL reverse

The 1c hang tag is commonly referred too as the TYWL (To You With Love) tag.

 

The reverse side of the tag is still unchanged from the 1b hang tag.

 

The no banner style tag on the right only appears on plush which do not have PVC pellets simply because it cant have a “BEAN BAG” including the monkeys,  and any SUPER sized styles from 1989-1990 catalogs. (1988-1989 tush tag years)

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