Reference publications and experts sometimes disagree about swing tag
generations. In the case of the Pillow Pal swing tags, the Ty Beanies Tracker,
Third Edition (2007), states there are two generations of swing tags with the
first generation having three variations. Due to the fact that these
"variations" are significantly different from each other and would qualify as
separate generations for other product families, we have elected to categorize
the Pillow Pal swing tags into four separate generations.
1st Generation swing
This tag is larger than the tags that followed.
2nd Generation swing tag
Smaller than the 1st generation ST with different information on the inside left
and back of the tag.
2nd Generation swing tag variations
3rd Generation swing tag
The style number has been removed from the inside right of the swing tag.
3rd Generation swing tag variations
4th Generation swing tag
A poem or phrase has been added to the right inside of the swing tag.
4th Generation swing tag variations
1st Generation tush tag
This tag is from the solid green version of Ribbit.
2nd Generation tush tags
2nd generation tush tags appear on almost all of the Pillow Pals. The 1st generation tag is rare. The year on the tush
tag is Ty's copyright year for the product; not necessarily the year the product was introduced.