Garcia the bear was released in January 1996 and retired in May 1997. He is a tie-dyed bear that seems to be a tribute to musician Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead who died in 1995, designed by Nicholas Scarborough. A group of differently colored dancing bears, originally artwork from the back of an album cover, was one of the band’s many iconic images. The guitarist and the bear share a birthday, but the bear was supposedly “born” the date that Jerry died (August 9, 1995). The fast retirement for this Beanie Baby was due to an alleged lawsuit that the Garcia family filed against the Ty company, claiming that the name “Garcia” was used without permission from the family. In cooperation with the lawsuit, Garcia was retired and a similar bear named Peace was released. Peace has a peace sign, while Garcia does not. Super Rare Large 15″ Peace / 9″ Peace, Ringo, Bones, Ty Beanie Babies My Personal Collections!! This Beanie Baby is in Mint Condition, Smoke Free Home, Been Stored away. This is a Unique Opportunity to own such a Rare piece of Beanie Baby Collection. No Others Can Compare!! Thank you and good luck! The item “Super Rare Large 15 Peace and 3 9 Peace, Ringo, Bones, Ty Beanie Babies” is in sale since Tuesday, October 16, 2018. This item is in the category “Toys & Hobbies\Beanbag Plush\Ty\Beanie Babies-Original\Retired”. The seller is “guntibaba” and is located in Lawrence Township, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Ty
- Recommended Age Range: 0-100
- Character Family: Peace,Peace,Ringo,Bones, Beanie Baby
- Year: 1993,1995 1996 1999
- Gender: Boys & Girls