THROWBACK THURSDAY: The History of Beanie Babies

Berly / Fanpop

If you were a kid in the 90s, I can guess that Beanie Babies were a part of your life as they were in mine. Between me and my sisters, we collected them and accumulated a good amount of them.

Word on the street is that some of these babies are now worth thousands of dollars. So I’m going to have to dig through the plethora of them in my attic and make sure I have them.

One of my favorite stuffed animals growing up was a Ty Beanie Baby–Dakota the Husky. He was given to me when I was 5-years-old and I still have him!

Alie J / Dakota the Husky

Ty Beanie Babies made their debut on store shelves back in 1993. Ty Warner, the mastermind behind this phenomenon, created Beanie Babies intending to make them affordable for children to have.

At first just nine dolls were made. Spot the Dog, Squealer the Pig, Flash the Dolphin, Legs the Frog, Splash the Whale, Patti the Platypus, Brownie the Bear, and Pinchers the Lobster.

As you can imagine, these are the ones that are worth a pretty penny today.

Below are some of the ones I remember most.

Since Beanie Babies can still be purchased, be sure to share the craze to our younger generations! And LONG LIVE BEANIE BABIES!

Wrinkles the Dog

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Fetch the Golden Retriever

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Nanook the Husky

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Prance the Cat

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Bongo the Monkey

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Hissy the Snake

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Mystic the Unicorn

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Scorch the Dragon

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Peanut the Light Blue Elephant

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