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May 30th, 2005

Beanie Babies and Other Collectibles

So I was reading through the forums on FatWallet earlier today when I noticed a company was giving away Beanie Babies.

I instantly ran over to my wife and asked her, impatiently, “Quick – what year is this?” She looked at me funny – which is the usual response around our household. “2005,” she said. I breathed a sigh of relief. It’s just that… well, with someone not just mentioning Beanie Babies but actually giving them away, I thought we somehow got trapped inside a quantum singularity that twisted the space-time continuum a bit and sent us back to a time when people actually cared about Beanie Babies.

I wonder, does anyone care about Beanie Babies anymore?

And on the collectible item note, I once knew someone who was really, really into Disney stuff. She had her room filled with Disney stuffed animals, posters, and the like – and she was not a child. Stuff like that freaks me out a bit. Please tell me I’m not alone.

Posted in Everyday Life

FROM: Chris [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday May 30, 2005 -- 9:32:10 am
We made several thousand bucks dealing Beanies back in 96 or 97 - pre Ebay.

FROM: jk
DATE: Monday May 30, 2005 -- 12:27:24 pm
My mom spent a couple thousand bucks replacing Beanie Babies that were stolen from moving boxes that belonged to my nephews. I tried to talk her out of it, knowing that in just a few short years they wouldn't care about them. Now they are 15 and 18 and the BB are probably tossed in the basement or were sold at yard sales.

I collect Hello Kitty but not to the point that you see it when you walk in my house. I would get the toaster but it would clash with my kitchen.

FROM: heather
DATE: Monday May 30, 2005 -- 7:38:11 pm
my aunt is a collector of Barbie dolls. She has them all over the house and has one bedroom filled wall-to-wall with them.

FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday May 31, 2005 -- 9:24:45 am
Never got into (or saw the appeal) in Beanie Babies, but up until recently there was a person who would set up a card table along route 15 near the MD/VA border at a gas station, selling them.

With regards to Disney, it seems to be socially acceptable for adults to be "into" Disney memoribilia. I know several that fall into that category.

Me, the one thing I've hung onto since childhood is Sesame Street. It hasn't gotten to the "creepy" point yet (I don't think), but the potential's always there.

FROM: Paul
DATE: Tuesday May 31, 2005 -- 10:37:41 am
That Mr. Hooper shrine you have really hurts your credibility, Ryan.

DATE: Sunday January 1, 2006 -- 9:46:24 am
Someone was giving away Beanie Babies??? I have been trying to find the black bat (NOT the brown one).
I collect polar bears and moose things. I also have a Goofy (Disney) antenna topper that I wish I could find more of. He's hanging on with both hands, his mouth wide open (In a scream?).
Anyone know where I can find more of this stuff?

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