How about those Beanie Babies? Have any?

Photo is mine
Eugene, Oregon
October 21, 2017 5:45pm CST
Perhaps I was an over-indulgent single dad in 1996 when Beanie Babies were "born." My daughter was eight, her mother had died less than two years earlier, so there I was. She wanted every one that came pout. She did not get that many, but she got a lot as you see from the sample in my photo. There were high hopes that in twenty years, these little frauds would have a big investment value. Well, here we are 21 years later and the prices on eBay all over the map. But the "sold" prices are very lowwww. What made me dig these out today was that Anne is making an Athena costume for a Halloween Party we are attending on Saturday night. Athena was the Goddess of Wisdom, so Anne wanted a wise owl to carry. I recalled there was one in the Beanie Baby bag, so dug it out. I will have to get a photo of Anne in this costume!
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• Boston, Massachusetts
21 Oct
Spunky the Cocker spaniel was my favorite! His floppy ears were too cute
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• Eugene, Oregon
21 Oct
Many of them are really cute, I agree.
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@Marty1 (33577)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
25 Oct
i don't know if i had this one but sounds adorable. I don;t remember any of them i have in the attic now!
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• Boston, Massachusetts
25 Oct
@Marty1 he was so cute!!
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
21 Oct
I think I only bought one and can\t even remember which one.
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• Eugene, Oregon
22 Oct
Lucky you! I would like to have the money I spent on those things.
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@Marty1 (33577)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
25 Oct
@JamesHxstatic Think my mom enjoyed them more than I did! lol! would love the money she spent on them, too!
@NJChicaa (40229)
• United States
21 Oct
I have many many Beanie Babies. They are so cute. I wish I had a place to display them.
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• Eugene, Oregon
21 Oct
Mine sleep in the garage sealed in a plastic bag.
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@NJChicaa (40229)
• United States
22 Oct
@JamesHxstatic mine are in the attic
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
21 Oct
I have many of them that my daughter collected over the years. My grand daughter plays with them when she comes over to visit.
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• Eugene, Oregon
21 Oct
That is a good use for the little critters.
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Oct
We used to have a lot of Beanies. Don't know what happened to them all. What are you going to be?
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• Eugene, Oregon
22 Oct
I am not very into costumes, so not sure yet.
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Oct
@JamesHxstatic .......Maybe a doctor like you played in the movie.
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• Eugene, Oregon
22 Oct
@celticeagle If I had that white coat and a stethoscope perhaps. I did get a Beatle style wig and have a tee shirt that says "undercover" on it. Maybe with sunglasses?
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@JudyEv (123167)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Oct
There does seem to be quite a few of them! I've kept things thinking I'll make a squillion on Ebay one day but it hasn't happened yet.
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• Eugene, Oregon
23 Oct
My daughter thinks it a lost cause.
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@JudyEv (123167)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Oct
@JamesHxstatic It's strange how some things become collectible but others never do. The trick is in picking the right ones to collect.
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• Eugene, Oregon
23 Oct
@JudyEv I have never yet done that successfully.
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@KristenH (24080)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
21 Oct
oh yes I had a bunch of Beanie Babies and Pound Puppies when I was little. I believe I've kept a few Beanie Babies before I moved. They might be a valuable collectible someday.
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• Eugene, Oregon
21 Oct
I think it will be a very long time.
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@KristenH (24080)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
22 Oct
@JamesHxstatic I agree with you.
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@kobesbuddy (46515)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21 Oct
I'd love to see Anne's costume, it's probably very cute! A wise owl? I'm sure my cousin had one, when she collected beanie babies!
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• Eugene, Oregon
21 Oct
When she gets it together, I will use it in a discussion, I think.
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@kobesbuddy (46515)
• East Tawas, Michigan
22 Oct
@JamesHxstatic Great idea, we will surely enjoy it:)
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@andriaperry (50801)
• United States
22 Oct
I never got into beanie babies. Yes I would love to see a photo.
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• Eugene, Oregon
22 Oct
I hope she agrees.
@Kandae11 (37024)
22 Oct
I have none of those. It would be nice to see a photo of Anne in the costume.
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• Eugene, Oregon
22 Oct
Fortunate you! I need to donate this pile to a worthy cause. Her helmet will look great!
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@JohnRoberts (56999)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Oct
That was a fad so many got suckered into thinking they would be collectibles with lasting value.
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• Eugene, Oregon
22 Oct
I never thought they would be worth anything, but couldn't say no often .
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@sallypup (27102)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Oct
Yes you will! What fun!
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@LadyDuck (157411)
• Switzerland
22 Oct
Pallas Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom, Craft, but also War. She is often illustrated with a owl on her arm. I would be pleased to see a photo of the costume.
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• Eugene, Oregon
22 Oct
Thanks, Anna, I hope it is finished soon.
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@LadyDuck (157411)
• Switzerland
22 Oct
@JamesHxstatic It's a shame we do nothing here for Halloween, I would love to wear a costume.
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• Eugene, Oregon
23 Oct
@LadyDuck Too bad there is nothing going on.
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@DianneN (78211)
• United States
22 Oct
I'd love to see her in her costume if you feel comfortable posting it. It was the rage back then.
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Oct
I plan on a photo with a discussion.
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@DianneN (78211)
• United States
25 Oct
@JamesHxstatic Looking forward to it. PM me if I miss it.
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Oct
@DianneN Will do!
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@teamfreak16 (41179)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
23 Oct
I used to buy Beanie Colorado Avalanche players, but I don't remember if they were actual Beanie Babies or ripoffs.
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• Eugene, Oregon
23 Oct
I wonder if they gained any value?
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@teamfreak16 (41179)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
23 Oct
@JamesHxstatic - I don't know. I never really thought about them that way. They were bears with hockey jersey's.
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Oct
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@Marty1 (33577)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
23 Oct
i have so many of them as my mom thought they were going to get me a fortune someday. I have them in the attic collecting dust. I would love to see how lovely Ann will look on her costume!
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Oct
I am pretty sure I will post about it.
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@Marty1 (33577)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
25 Oct
@JamesHxstatic oh good will be waiting for it!
@RubyHawk (25260)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Oct
No, I don't have any beanie babies. I'd love to see Anne in her costume.
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• Eugene, Oregon
23 Oct
She will have it in a few days.
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@RubyHawk (25260)
• Atlanta, Georgia
23 Oct
@JamesHxstatic I can't wait to see it. I know she'll look lovely.
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@JESSY3236 (6505)
• United States
24 Oct
I do have some beanie babies. They were so cute.
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Oct
My daughter really liked them.
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@jaboUK (53935)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct
I don't remember those. My children would have been too old when they came out. Look forward to seeing the photo.
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• Eugene, Oregon
23 Oct
I told her she has an audience waiting.
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@Hannihar (36407)
25 Oct
I would love to see her in the costume. I remember those. They were cool. I am so so sorry about your loss of your wife.