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Zip (all black)

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Ty family:
Beanie Babies
Style number:
All black
March 28, 1994
Intro date:
January 7, 1996
Retire date:
March 10, 1996
ST gen(s):
TT gen(s):


Keep Zip by your side all the day through
Zip is good luck, you'll see it's true
When you have something you need to do
Zip will always believe in you !

SWING TAG (inside)

Zip (all black) - swing tag inside - image available soon


There are four different versions of Zip. They all have the same style number.

1. White face with magenta whiskers - 2nd generation swing tag.
2. White face with pink whiskers - 3rd generation swing tag.
3. All black - 3rd generation swing tag.
4. White paws - 3rd, 4th or 5th generation swing tag.


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Jolly with a Pounce tush tag.

Counterfeit versions of Zip (all black) exist. Check for the following common indicators before purchasing this Beanie Baby:

1. The counterfeit version of Zip (all black) has a shorter body than the authentic version.
2. The whisker threads of the counterfeit version are a lighter shade of pink and thinner than the thread used on the authentic version.
3. The plastic pellets used in some of the counterfeits are not round. They have flat ends and are shaped like a small can.
4. The eyes on the counterfeit version are positioned too far back on the head.
5. The tush tag on an authentic version of the all black Zip is black and white. The all black Zip was never produced with a red and white tush tag. The first red and white tush tag for Zip was on the white paws version.
6. The third generation swing tag on a counterfeit all black Zip is made from a shiny, slick, orange-red card stock common to many of the counterfeits. The color on an authentic version is 100% red.