Ty Beanie Babies

From standing in long lines in the 1990s for the latest Beanie Babies to the surplus of Beanies today, the bottom line is they're still collectible. But you're not going to sell your kids to college on the proceeds. Unless, of course, you have a few sets of the originals, which might pay for a few years worth of books.

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Ty Beanie Babies

The wives of PGA Tour golfers sell stuffed Beanie Babies to rsie money for charity during final round play July 11, 2004 at the PGA Tour John Deere Classic.
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It's hard to believe how long it's been since Beanie Babies first burst open the toy and collectibles scene. They weren't instantly popular, but they did wind up being popular for a long time. And still are, just not to the wild collecting crazy extent they once were.

red Beanie Baby bear
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You can't sell them, your kids or grandkids don't want any more. So what do you do with those bins of Beanies you have in the closet? Explore a few ideas, some crafty, some not of what to do with all those cheap but still cute critters. More »

Beanie Baby bears
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FAQ: I have quite a few of mint condition Beanie Babies, who can I sell them to for the best price for me? More »

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eBay sellers still make a tidy sum on Beanie Babies. More »

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Ty Supports America's Men and Women in Uniform

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100% of the profits from the sales of the HERO Beanie Baby went to the USO (United Service Organizations).

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Roger Federer Beanie Baby

Roger Federer Beanie Baby
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He's not only ranked number one in the tennis world and known as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador -- he's known to Ty Beanie Baby collectors as the Feder-Bear!

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Patriotic Beanie Bears

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A small sampling of some of the Patriotic (USA) Beanie Baby bears from Ty.

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A Look Back at Ty Lawsuits

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Don't use the word Beanie! "We are in the process of re-naming the "Toys and Beanies Plush" category to "Toys and Bean Bag Plush." was the announcement from eBay in June of 1999.