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Style #: 4090

    Designed by Jenna Boldebuck

            DATE OF BIRTH: 10-31-95
Ghosts can be a scary sight
But don’t let Spooky bring you any fright
Because when you’re alone, you will see
The best friend that Spooky can be!

      Date of Publication: 5-20-1995
      Introduced: 9-1-1995
      Retired:     12-31-1997

Ty Warner’s long term partner during the beanie mania phenomenon was Faith McGowan. Faith and her two children Lauren and Jenna Boldebuck were often involved with naming and dreaming up new Beanie Baby designs.  One of those dreams belonged to Jenna Boldebuck when she designed a ghost who later became Spooky the Beanie Baby. Early shipments of this beanie state
“Designed by Jenna Boldebuck”. 

Versions: Spooky was originally released as “Spook” in September of 1995, this was quickly changed to “Spooky” in October of 1995.  Also during the 3rd generation tag run, tags originally note “Designed by Jenna Boldebuck” which was later omitted. 

SPOOK Prototype


3G/1G: one copyright symbol, 36 months – “Spook
    “Desined by Jenna Boldebuck” error

3G/1G: one copyright symbol, 36 months – “Spooky
    “Designed by Jenna Boldebuck” error

3G/1G: Korean – Coming soon

3G/1G: German tag

3G/2G: 3 copyright symbols, 36 months – Coming soon

3G/2G: 3 copyright symbols, “child”   “Designed by Jenna Boldebuck” 

4G/3G: Waterloo bold tag, “SUFRACE” tush tag

4G/3G: Waterloo bold tag, website sticker, “SUFRACE” tush tag

4G/3G: Waterloo bold tag, no website, “SUFRACE” tush tag

4G/3G: Waterloo bold tag, no website, “SURFACEtush tag (Surface now corrected from here out)

4G/3G: KOREAN, Waterloo bold tag, “SURFACE” tush tag

4G/3G: Waterloo bold tag, “SURFACE” tush tag

This example is about half filled with beans; he really cannot even hold himself upright.  This was an example direct from Ty as part of the McDonalds Beanie Baby sweepstakes offer.  Mcdonalds customers could enter to win a complete set of current Beanie Babies during the 1997 Teenie Beanie Baby promotion. 

4G/3G: Waterloo tag (not bolded) “SURFACE” tush tag – Coming soon

4G/3G: Fareham tag, “SURFACE” tush tag – Coming soon

4G/4G: Fareham tag, star sticker  “SURFACE” tush tag – Coming soon

4G/4G: Fareham tag, “SURFACE” tush tag

4G/5G: “Ty Canada” tag, “SURFACE” tush tag


Hang Tags

3rd generation: Made in China, Made in Korea, German
4th generation
Bold: no website, website sticker, Waterlooville, Fareham
(bold tags will have indented poem, capital “Magic” in poem)
non-bold: Waterlooville, Fareham, Ty Canada


Tush Tags

1st generation: Made in Chine, Made in Korea, German
2nd generatio: “FOR AGES 3 AND UP” or not
3rd: SUFRACE: Made in China, Made in Korea
3rd: SURFACE: Made in China, large and small font
4th generation: sticker or printed
5th generation: only one version



3 main versions of 4g hang tag

1) Waterloo tag – Oakbrook/Waterloo/Deutschlan
2) Fareham tag – Oakbrook/Fareham/Deutschland
3) “Ty Canada” tag – Oakbrook/Fareham/Canada

What does bolded mean?

This is in reference to the text inside the yellow star on the front of the 4th generation hang tag. Earlier tags seem to have a bolder font that has rounded edges. The later 4th generation tags which I do not indicate as bolded will have a lighter non-bolded font with sharp 90 degree edges to each letter instead of the rounded edges. 

Hang tag and tush tag combinations

3G/1G – 3rd generation hang tag and 1st generation tush tag
3G/2G – 3rd generation hang tag and 2nd generation tush tag
4G/3G – 4th generation hang tag and 3rd generation tush tag
4G/4G – 4th generation hang tag and tush tag
4G/5G – 4th generation hang tag and 5th generation tush tag


The 3rd generation tush tags were initially misspelling “SUFRACE” later corrected to “SURFACE”. 4th and 5th generation tush tags will have the correct spelling only.

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