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Ty Product Tags

Almost all Ty products have a swing tag (also known as a hang tag or heart tag) attached to their ear, body or other appendage with a plastic connector. There are different styles of swing tags for each Ty product family with some of the families spanning multiple generations of tags.

When a collector refers to the "generation" of a Ty collectible, it is actually a reference to the generation of the attached swing tag. A logical assumption is that (in most cases) the earlier the generation of the swing tag within a family of products; the older (and probably more rare) the collectible.

The logic used to determine the specific generation of a swing tag sometimes differs from expert to expert.

Ty plush products also have a cloth tush tag sewn into a seam, normally on their rear end. As with swing tags, there are different generations of tush tags.