Beanie Babies: Are You a Collector?
Do you remember when Beanie Babies took the world by storm in the mid to late 1990’s? Were you a collector at that time? Have you stuck with this over the years? The fad may have crashed fast, but there are still some diehard collectors who enjoy chasing after these.
Unlike many companies that mass-produce toys, Ty Inc. took a different approach. By producing new designs in limited quantity, the demand far outweighed the supply. Subsequently, the secondary market began to blow up (and this is still the case today).
During the early days of the Beanie Babies craze, it wasn’t out of the question for a collector to buy and sell these stuffed animals for a 10x profit (or more).
While things have died down a bit, there are still millions of people who enjoy collecting Beanie Babies. This is particularly true of the early releases, some of which are extremely valuable.
How Much are Beanie Babies Worth?
There are Beanie Babies worth a few dollars, as well as those that can be sold for three to four figures.
Here is a list of some of the most valuable Beanie Babies:
· Employee Bear (Green or Red Ribbon): $2,000+
· Mystic Unicorn: $1,800+
· Chef Robuchon: $1,500+
· M.C. Beanie: $500+
· Humphrey: $500+
Do you own any of these Beanie Babies? If so, take a closer look at the condition to get a better idea of what it may be worth. Who knows, now may be the time for you to sell and earn a nice profit.
If you’re in the market for Beanie Babies, eBay will always be one of the better places to buy. However, you should also scour local estate sales and garage sales for hidden gems.
What are your thoughts on Beanie Babies? Are you a big fan, or still confused as to why these stuffed animals are so popular?