version of Grateful Dead hang tags for Edition 1 bears were deemed to be a
copyright infringement of the "TY" beanie bears name. When this was
discovered, Liquid Blue changed the hang tag to read "A Bean Bear
Collectible". Only a few of the first edition of 11 bears
were made with this very rare "A
Beanie Bear Collectible" hang tag.
indicates that only 160 of these First Edition bears with the
"infringement" tag were made. When
they came out (1997) we were selling plush items on the web and apparently
we were one of the first customers to order and receive these bears with
"Infringement" hang tags.
are all new and have been stored in plastic bins since we
quit selling on the web.