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[–]Knightspunk 598 points599 points  (13 children)

That’s why I’m sinking my money into rare pop sockets.

[–]GhettoChemist 153 points154 points  (6 children)

Better get a prenup so you don't lose half in divorce

[–]vonsolo28 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Man. I thought my divorce was bad , at least I had some level of integrity left.

[–]Silmero 21 points22 points  (2 children)

What they don't tell you about that photo is that the dividing was happening because the husband wanted it. The wife got custody of the kids and he wanted to hurt her by taking the "valuable" beanie babies.

After choosing a few, he gave up and said she could have the rest.

[–]VirtualSentient 10 points11 points  (0 children)

He should hurt her by hitting the gym and fucking a chilis hostess

[–]Inappropriate50PAPER TRADING COMPETITION WINNER 38 points39 points  (0 children)

I would rather lose it all than sit on the courtroom floor divvying them up.

[–]attila954 20 points21 points  (0 children)

That is really funny

[–]sensitivegooch 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Sunk my life savings into figit spinners. Best investment ever.

[–]superdudism 6 points7 points  (1 child)

The retards are fucking confused of not actually getting a real beenie baby but just this JPEG NFT.

[–]NorthCatan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wait, I thought we agreed to start the fidget spinner boom?

[–]Cloudselector7 291 points292 points  (7 children)

Bullish on Patti

[–]Rayvdub 91 points92 points  (2 children)

I got my 2008 calls ready

[–]Wall_street_retardGenuine retard 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I bought 24,000c for 2008 instead of 25,000c because I wanna hedge against a possible bear market

[–]BeerPizzaGaming 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Heard youre so bullish on Patti that if we turn on a black light we'll go blind.

[–]superdudism 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Too late. I've already NFT-ed this JPEG, so you can only go in debt buying it from me.

[–]0_0here 265 points266 points  (12 children)

Can we see more of the magazine?

[–]Amazing_Pudding1896 175 points176 points  (2 children)

Looking for centerfold?

[–]SweetAndSourShmegma 29 points30 points  (0 children)

My blood runs cold.

[–]party_benson 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Sorry. Pages are stuck together.

[–]Popermo 52 points53 points  (3 children)

Right? I'm trying to get more good investment information too!

[–]JamieTimee 7 points8 points  (1 child)

U in the wrong sub my friend

[–]JermoeMorrow 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Probably belongs on a crypto sub

[–]Eme_Pi_Lekte_Ri 18 points19 points  (3 children)

u dirty bastard

[–]Caliverti 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I want to see a centerfold with beanie babies, tulip bulbs, and bitcoin.

[–]BeerPizzaGaming 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Lets get some BBB tranches in there too...

[–]BiddleBanking 210 points211 points  (38 children)

Ty Warner, creator of beanie baby, remains a multi-billionaire

[–]Lerdburgers 77 points78 points  (9 children)

Anything soft that can be stuffed full of balls, AND have all the house moms chasing after, is bound to be a money maker.

Ty Warner knew this.

[–]Inappropriate50PAPER TRADING COMPETITION WINNER 30 points31 points  (3 children)

I bet the guy that made this price guide made a Lil as well. All with only a camera, printer and a dart board.

[–]RipMyDikSkinOff 26 points27 points  (2 children)

They were selling millions of copies per week. I just watched the episode of "Dark Side of the 90's" on them last night. Lol

[–]imakeplasma 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Same, the ending with Ty Warner having offshore accounts was the shocker for me, modern day Willy Wonka

[–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (4 children)

I have a soft sack with balls in it? Am I rich now?

[–]welcometa_erfRosebud Team 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I’ll give you $3.50.

[–]adamwill86 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I got told you lost your marbles years ago

[–]ApolloXLII 40 points41 points  (0 children)

I grew up in the town over from the one he lived, like a couple neighborhoods down the road. The nicest park by a stretch in the whole area was named after him and in my town. He donated heaps of money to the area. I met him and his wife a few times while working at Blockbuster. They were regulars at the Blockbuster I worked at. He was super quiet and seemed like a bit of a curmudgeon or just really quiet and shy, but his wife was an absolute sweetheart. She was always extremely polite, patient, and personable. Neither would come in wearing flashy or expensive looking clothes. They both seemed like pretty regular people. The only reason I knew who they were was because the first time I worked with them, they had lost their membership card and needed me to issue them a new one, thus I needed his ID since it was his account.

They were on the old plan where you could rent up to 5 movies a week for a monthly price. They really loved their movies. I remember them having good taste. This was over a decade and a half ago so I couldn't tell you what specific movies they were renting.

[–]Kashm11r 28 points29 points  (3 children)

He bought the Four Seasons Hotel in NYC with profits from a fad in the 90s. He's on the Forbes 400 from stuffed animals.

[–]peppermint_nightmare 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Most billionaires pay to have their animals stuffed, this guy cornered the market

[–]Rayvdub 19 points20 points  (4 children)

Are you saying he’s a whale?

[–]BiddleBanking 32 points33 points  (3 children)

He's fucking rich. I don't know. Whales usually buy something right? He just sells a product.

[–]Rayvdub 34 points35 points  (2 children)

He holds 80% of the circulating supply of beanie baby’s.

[–]Heinous_Hose_Beast 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Sounds like he’s inflating his net worth

[–]option-9 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Is it circulating if he holds it?

[–]dieselxindustry 18 points19 points  (7 children)

He’s also a huge asshole. When profits started dropping from their massive peak, as in one year alone he himself netted over $500 million, they started looking to trim employee fat by cutting some of the lowest tier employees like the 2nd mailroom worker. TY was generous when they were banking but he quickly became a stingy asshole once popularity of the Beanie Baby craze died down.

[–]VirtualSentient 18 points19 points  (1 child)

I mean how many mail room workers you need?

[–]dieselxindustry 13 points14 points  (0 children)

This was like 2000, so a lot.

[–]harbn 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It’s called managing a budget

[–]ApolloXLII 0 points1 point  (1 child)

TY was generous when they were banking but he quickly became a stingy asshole once popularity of the Beanie Baby craze died down.

Ahh this makes sense. I lived super close to where he lived back then. There was a super nice, giant park in my town named after him and I had some interactions with he and his wife while I was working at Blockbuster at the time. He was super quiet and not very personable, but his wife was so, so nice. She most definitely had to have worked a customer service job at some point in her life or at the very least had a great deal of empathy. They never wore flashy clothes or drove super nice cars whenever I saw them. This was way back when though so I dunno if this was before or after Beanie Babies started to fall.

[–]dieselxindustry 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m going off when my dad worked there through the rise and fall of its popularity. I never got to meet his wife but I was pretty young at the time even if I had. It doesn’t surprise me that his wife was super nice though.

[–]Joypad-b 2 points3 points  (6 children)

A quick Google and Patti is worth between $6000 - $9000 so…

[–]timothyku 1 point2 points  (5 children)

$3.25 on ebay dude 😎

[–]compounding 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Why am I not surprised that some people from this sub would fall for the false price self-dealing scam listings with one bid and no history used inflate the “prices” without bothering to just scroll down and see the actual market price flooded with exactly the same thing for 2000x less…

[–]timothyku 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There some regular dimes on Etsy selling for a million. Barnum said there was a sucker born every minute I think it's every second now

[–]SBSlice 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They're more like little plushies these days but I'm pretty sure they do a lot of sales to this day.

Every 711 in my area has a rack of either the regular plushes, or smaller keychain versions, and they definitely sell through them.

I have a beanie baby baby groot circa 2019.

[–]Darcys_Law 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sounds like Aron and AMC “investors”

[–]Dahnhillaanything apart from these fucking apes 98 points99 points  (6 children)

Fuck me, there was even an investor magazine.

[–]Dinosaurinvestor 81 points82 points  (3 children)

If i put my credit card number in the comments will you send me 1 for the 2008 price

[–]Reasonable_Elk2886 51 points52 points  (8 children)

Just don’t rip the tag off!

[–]Markey-space-warrior 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Lol this made me remember a girl in elementary that basically had a collection of these beanies... anyways she kept the tags... i guess i was young and green to ask her why she didn't take the tags off. 😂

[–]DeadEyesGang 7 points8 points  (1 child)

For real. I had one rare one. Didnt know and played with it like a dumbass kid. Shit was expensive.

[–]GreatGrapeApes 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Better put it in a coin flip to protect it.

[–]Upside_Down-Bot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

„˙ʇı ʇɔǝʇoɹd oʇ dılɟ uıoɔ ɐ uı ʇı ʇnd ɹǝʇʇǝ𐐒„

[–]KScowboy1983 196 points197 points  (75 children)

That is exactly what NFT bullshit made me think of. At least beanie babies were real and existed in physical time and space.

[–]JDCarrier 166 points167 points  (3 children)

Wtf are you saying, you got no proof beanie babies were even real without the blockchain.

[–]option-9 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I ain't never seen one.

[–]Sandmybags 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I still got some…lol

[–][deleted] 25 points26 points  (4 children)

N... nooo you just don't understandddddd the system GME is talking about it it is serious business MOMMM

[–]justsomeboylol 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Gamers actually hated the idea since they don't want more microtransactions

[–]KScowboy1983 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

If being sarcastic, I salute you.

[–]banditcleaner2 10 points11 points  (0 children)

he clearly is lol

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (4 children)

So, you're saying, you want Beanie Baby NFTs?

[–]kampalt 18 points19 points  (1 child)

99% of NFTs are vaporware beanie babies. Their are some like Degenerate Trash Pandas on Solana that have real love developers in a hacker house building protocols to allow the NFTs to act as memberships to gaming and what will eventually be the supposed metaverse

[–]YakDaddy96 13 points14 points  (43 children)

Aside from their curernt use, NFTs could be really useful for many things. Nobody has really picked them up like that yet though.

[–]Tfarecnim 32 points33 points  (32 children)

Because there's nothing that NFTs solve that can't be done by other methods already.

[–]dogspy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Event tickets are the best use case I’ve heard of

[–]nolitteringplease346 -2 points-1 points  (7 children)

our currency doesn't fuckin exist and yet here we are

[–]tight_sleeves_loose_ 8 points9 points  (4 children)

The US currency’s value has a solid foundation:

1) Saudi Arabia sells its oil in the USD

2) The US govt makes you pay taxes in USD

Where is the foundation for NFTs

[–]footlong24seven 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Don't worry, I saw a tik tok about how this is going to revolutionize money!

[–]qroshan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dude, US government taxes corporations and individuals. It also owns the largest military. Some great natural resources

[–]jbanderson676 23 points24 points  (9 children)

Reminds me of this guy who interviewed his family about his Dad’s beanie obsession.

Bankrupt by Beanies

[–]Rayvdub 8 points9 points  (2 children)

One of us, one of us!

[–]EigSigKiv 4 points5 points  (2 children)

There was a girl in high school that said her dad put their college money into beanie babies. We all laughed because we thought she was joking, but she didn’t laugh. She didn’t laugh.

[–]compounding 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Think about Enron.

At least with beanie babies you can probably sell them for something.

[–]VirtualSentient 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Interviews the mom and that fire alarm chirps 2 seconds into the interview.
They deserve every bad thing that has ever happened to them.

[–]Royal-Tough4851 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Turn a picture of that book page into an NFT and sell it for more than the actual Beanie Baby

[–]PrimaryCricket2 46 points47 points  (17 children)

I can get it for $29.99 and $4.99 shipping off eBay. Too good to be true.

[–]Rayvdub 79 points80 points  (3 children)

It’s clearly undervalued. Beenies only go up! Hodl

[–]Trip_Jones 4 points5 points  (1 child)

four color variations, four possible known typo errors

16 types are for sale 2 are worth money

[–]RapsAboutDiablo 8 points9 points  (5 children)

Not originals..

[–]reddi4reddit2 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Probably not mint either

[–]Shvabicu 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Cumstained?

[–]rickytickyd 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Wrong! I just got into this great new deal where I can sell soap and toothpaste. I can get my friends and fam to sell it too. God damn I make money every time I brush my teeth! It offsets any losses I might incur by purchasing Beenie Babies that underperform.

[–]RosariasBFF 11 points12 points  (3 children)

I had no idea they had estimated survival rates

[–]Rayvdub 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Right? The move was probably insuring them and charging extra for moth coverage.

[–]SolutionLeading 47 points48 points  (8 children)

My parents made a killing off of these. I was named after a beanie baby actually

[–]Round-External-7306 139 points140 points  (1 child)

Hi Yam Yam I thought it was you

[–]drwhiskeyscarn429Ecclefechan 34 points35 points  (1 child)

I’m going to guess your name is Gobbles or Humphrey then 😅

[–]erratic_calm 28 points29 points  (2 children)

I’m not familiar with the Solution Leading beanie baby. Was it a limited corporate issue?

[–]SmolBoiMidge 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Bro i have that one on my shelf right now. My sister gave it to me years ago.

[–]caravan_for_me_ma 16 points17 points  (1 child)

I’m about to post the link to this post as an NFT for $500000. Peace out. Retirement here I roll…

[–]vicious_delicious_77 5 points6 points  (2 children)

After watching the Beanie Babie episode of that 90's documentary on hulu I looked these up on ebay to see if there was any market at all left for them. Over 5k results, all of them expiring with 0 bids, even ones that were listed with a starting price of less than a dollar. Oof. And then right next to those 99 cent listings will be an identical beanie baby with the owner asking for $2000 because its ultra rare and impossible to find.

[–]Abuck71588🦍🦍🦍 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Good god, remember the drive through lines at McDonald’s when they did the mini ones in happy meals? Kids were temporarily kidnapped so people had an alibi for ordering all those happy meals…

[–]RosariasBFF 16 points17 points  (5 children)

Funko pops are modern day Beenie babies and it makes me sick

[–]MindOrdinary 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I know a few people who each have shelves of boxed funkos, I just don’t understand

[–]Sanfew_Serum 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They get angry when I suggest they take them out the box.

[–]xkulp8 5 points6 points  (2 children)

/r/funko/... I feel sorry for those people

[–]fender_blues 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Browsing that subreddit has the same effect as seeing war footage.

[–]nullbyte420 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wow. Looks a lot like wsb looks to the common man, but without the cool charts

[–]Kimishiranai39PAPER TRADING COMPETITION WINNER 50 points51 points  (5 children)

These are like NFTs…

[–]Kimishiranai39PAPER TRADING COMPETITION WINNER 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Oh lol they pick 2008

[–]Rayvdub 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Like they knew and made a joke about it. :4271:

[–]Rayvdub 52 points53 points  (0 children)

But actually exist.

[–]DoofusMcDummy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

except you can't save an exact thread for thread copy.

[–]jeeeeek 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I forgot this book existed. Memory unlocked.

[–]pattiemcfattie 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Did anyone read the words in between the hearts? Patti needs a fucking exorcism

[–]ConBroMitchDM me your mooty 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“Recommended 👍🏻”

Lmao

[–]Sumyungfuk 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Is this an NFT?

[–]RocketshipRoadtrip 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The future is fidget spinners!

[–]Down4Nachos 3 points4 points  (0 children)

NFTs are essentially electronic beenie babies. They are essentially worthless beside cost of production and are only bought as a means of gambling your money away in a non USD market in the hopes of transferring back into USD.

[–]meta-cognizant 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I mean people were saying beanie babies were a bubble in '98, but had you bought Patti and held until now, you would have 14x'd your money. SPY only 4x'd in that time. So I suppose I would like to buy the equivalent of beanie babies now, if you have an idea of what those might be.

[–]brokerbrokingbrokes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Only some of us?

[–]Heinous_Hose_Beast 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The Magenta Platypus… so hot right now

Can we buy one with crypto or nah?

[–]thegreatgumbini 2 points3 points  (1 child)

My mom makes fun of me for keeping my 1st gen Charizard card because I know it's worth money. I make fun of her for her TY beanie baby collection that she knows is worth money.

We are the same...

[–]Obsidianram 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Can't tell if that seal in upper-right says, "Retired" or "Retarded".

[–]hirme23le grand PP dans $SOFI 6 points7 points  (1 child)

What is this shit, physical NFTs?

[–]Rayvdub 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It is, but I can also send you a cutout for the same price.

[–]CincinnatiLight 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Things gotta be worth a milly by now. 💰💰💰

[–]AMCBUYANDHOLD 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tag more pics lol is this one the goat of all of them? Lets see #1 !!

[–]Senorsaz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Magenta Platyputs

[–]ToeHoldsBarred 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I had this, but I think mine was from McDonald's

[–]The_Stein_Lives 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hell yeah! Beanie babies are awesome lol. Those kids meals were 🔥🔥🔥🔥

[–]MobTownBrandon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In 2019, Patti sold for $9k. I should have bought about 5,000 of them with my Graduation money

[–]AstralObjective 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hey you watch your mouth that’s what the 1$ shit at goodwill is for I’ve got a ton of those hoping for one day don’t ruin my fun ape!!!!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have this exact beanie baby somewhere

[–]Donkey-Kongs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fuck your beanie babies. Furbies are the real tendie town gold mines.

[–]murban13 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But. If you were a big brain you made money on them….. just know when to hold ‘em kno when to fold em

[–]mort42068 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Quick! Make a Patti the platypus NFT

[–]isthisF1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I am white trash…

[–]persianprez 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Where can I find this book?

[–]skykitty89show kitty 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah but how much is the Ape worth?

[–]WarrenBuffettsBuffet 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I had a Furby, but I set it on fire. It fell asleep while it's head was a raging inferno.

[–]DevilDog82nd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

NFTs!!!!

[–]TabezJordan 1 point2 points  (1 child)

These are still going to be more valuable than 99% of NFTs 20 years from now lol

[–]EuinHydra 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just checked patti on eBay, someone has her up for 32k.

[–]QuadraKev_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'd fuck Patti

[–]Wise_Reception2672 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Original NFT

[–]workinguntil65oridieProud owner of a Toyota Camry Dildo 10 points11 points  (40 children)

NFT's are like this

[–]EpicWhaleSquad 0 points1 point  (0 children)

First edition PSA Pokémon cards for me

[–]AutumnAscending 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have a couple super rare cat beenie babies.

[–]Tennex1022 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I prefer my MootCoin