The Beanie Baby Handbook
Anyone willing to admit they were part of the Beanie Baby trend, I mean cult? I was living in the UK at the time and there were some serious Beanie Baby fanatics. I remember one woman talking about “investing” and using the proceeds to finance her kid’s college education. This was made clear to me when someone gave my daughter a Beanie Baby toy and I cut the tag off before I gave it to her. A woman gasped at my ignorance. Evidently, I ruined the value of this bean bag toy. In another instance, I went to register my kids at school and one of the staffers had an office stuffed with Beanie Babies. It was weird and somewhat disturbing. I never understood the obsession.
Not that I really care, but are these toys still a thing?