By Khadija Leon on March 03, 2018
Oh, Beanie Babies. It's been nearly 30 years and you still haven't had your plastic pelleted fill of them, have you? So, what's all the hoopla about these stuffed animals? Is it because they are cute? Is it because they are cuddly? Or, is it because in mint condition they can bring you a small fortune? Check, check and check. But, the fascination with Beanie Babies really began with their conception in 1991 when inventor Ty Warner decided to use small plastic pellets to fill his stuffed animals as opposed to the common stuffing found in plush toys. This made Beanie Babies maneuverable and, for children, much more realistic than the everyday plush animal.
By the mid-'90s, you're well aware of, and probably participated in, the Beanie Baby fad which swept the nation and many parts of the world. By the end of the decade mint condition Beanie Babies were going for thousands of dollars. Undoubtedly, the most expensive Beanie Baby is Princess Bear which was a tribute to Princess Diana. While sellers seek to fetch nearly half a million for Princess Bear, undoubtedly a high five-figure or low six-figure price is attainable.
So, which Beanie Baby do you cherish? Do you love to buzz around with Bumble the Bee or reminisce with Decade the Bear? See how many of these Beanie Babies you can name from an image. It might not only be fun, but could also be valuable!