2.22.2015

THE BEANIE BABIES COLLECTING CRAZE OF THE LATE 1990'S

 

In the mid to late 90s my niece began collecting Beanie Babies plush toys...My Mom began buying them for her and thus, began buying them for my daughter too. Lesley wasn't all that interested in them. She was more obsessed with Pokeman Card collecting. But we did end up searching for "rare" Beanies online and buying some of the more expensive ones for a short while. I loved the bears and still have a few hanging around....But...some folks went crazy with it and this new book explains the whole debacle.....



In the late 1990s, Ty Warner, creator of the wildly popular Beanie Babies series of plush toys, had a 370,000-square-foot warehouse filled with his beloved collectible animals for kids. All told, the merchandise there represented “more than $100 million worth of product.”



Not one of those toys would ever see the inside of a store or home....read more HERE

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