Stored in a plastic container in a smoke free home. Slight crease on front hang tag. Rare Deutschland 90008 Nürnberg Designation. Rare Waterlooville, Hants Designation. Pellets (Means original version). No comma between Oakbrook and IL. No poem or DOB. No star or stamp (Means not Mass Produced). Tush tag has both REG NO PA & 1965 (KR) [This means it encompassed the Korean Market]. His tush tag is printed 1993 (Another major error, considering Garcia wasn’t born until 1995). No comma after Oakbrook before IL. Collectors speculate Garcia commemorates Jerry Garcia, guitarist for the Grateful Dead. The back cover of the album History of the Grateful Dead, Volume 1, shows a drawing of bears. Andy Garcia and this namesake bear share the same birth date of August 1. Garcia (the bear) was introduced five months after Jerry Garcia died. The unusually rapid retirement of Garcia resulted from an alleged lawsuit brought by the Garcia family against Ty, Inc. Claiming the name Garcia was used without the family’s permission. In response to the lawsuit, Garcia the bear was retired and replaced by a similar bear named Peace. Garcia’s retirement date of May 11, 1997, is the same date Peace was introduced. The new Peace bear was identical to Garcia except for the name, tags and the peace symbol on Peace’s chest. The item “Very RARE 1993 Garcia The Bear Ty Beanie Baby PVC 3rd Gen / 2nd Gen Errors” is in sale since Friday, June 29, 2018. This item is in the category “Toys & Hobbies\Beanbag Plush\Ty\Beanie Babies-Original\Retired”. The seller is “elainalove423″ and is located in Tempe, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Viet nam, Uruguay, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Iceland, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Oman, Peru, Paraguay, Barbados, Bangladesh, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Reunion.
- Year: 1995
- Character Family: Garcia the Bear
- Brand: Ty
- Country/Region of Manufacture: China
- Bundle Listing: Yes
- Recommended Age Range: For Ages 3 And Up