The first Leopard Ears were released sometime before 2006. The first pair (released earlier than 2006) featured a lighter Leopard print and different versions of the older style of sewn fabric tag. Though the official release date is unknown, the original fabric sewn tag that they came with dates back to 2006 or before (the red/black/ yellow circle logo likely between 2003 – 2006). They also came with the horizontally sewn tag and the vertically sewn tag. For more information about the tags, see this post.