125 Most Valuable Beanie Babies
Remember the Beanie Babies craze of the 1990s? Somehow, those little plastic pellet-stuffed toys became more valuable than gold and diamonds.
People rushed to buy the Ty toys, snatching them up and flipping them on the internet or storing them for later, hoping they'd appreciate in value. Fraudsters created counterfeit Beanie Babies and sold them for thousands of dollars. Heck, eBay built itself on Beanie Babies. At the Beanie Baby craze's height, one out of 10 sales were for the little plush toys.
Of course, the Beanie Baby market crashed, hard. In 1999, the bubble burst, seemingly overnight, rendering most of the stuffed animals worthless. So are Beanie Babies worth anything anymore? Yes, there's still a market for them. And the rarest Beanies are worth thousands.
These are the most valuable Beanie Babies today, based on eBay sales.
125. Flutter With Yellow Wing
Bottom line: Flutter the butterfly has two large, tie-dyed wings and a black body. But this one variant messed up, and her entire right wing has been colored yellow.
We're not sure if this is a known variant that collectors look for or just a single error that makes this Flutter unique. Either way, this yellow-winged butterfly drove a 21-bid war among eight buyers to nearly $200 from a starting price of $0.99.
It's a good reminder that the most valuable collectibles aren't always what you expect.
A note on Beanie Baby values: There's a lot of weird stuff going on with eBay. There are numerous Beanie Babies that ostensibly have sold for thousands of dollars but were offered from sellers with no feedback and purchased by no-feedback buyers. Those identical Beanies could be had for $5 on other listings. To cut down on the spam/possible money laundering/price-fixing, we did our best to find authenticated Beanie Babies (because who would drop big bucks on a possible counterfeit?) and real buyers and real sellers.
124. Zip the Black Cat Beanie Baby
Bottom line: Zip the black cat might look commonplace, but some versions of Zip are surprisingly rare. Four different Zip designs were offered, including an all-black version, one with a white face and magenta whiskers, one with a white face and pink whiskers, and one with white paws.
The all-black Zip was offered for the shortest amount of time, and it came with an error: a third-generation swing tag and a first-generation tush tag, plus no listed birthdate.
This copy was played with heavily, but it still sold on eBay for about $200.
123. Princess Diana Bear
Bottom line: This Beanie Baby was made two months after Princess Diana's death, with all proceeds benefiting the Princess of Wales' memorial fund. The rarest ones are made with PVC pellets.
It's also one of the most referenced Beanie Babies on those "most expensive" lists. It's not hard to find these Beanies listing for thousands of dollars on eBay, but it is impossible to find one that seems like it actually sold for thousands.
One U.S.-based seller had a lot of four authenticated, Indonesian-made Princess Diana Bears, and they sold for around $200-$250. The Indonesian variants are the most valuable.
122. Roger the Pirate Bear Beanie
Bottom line: One of the Ty's classic Beanie Baby teddies, Roger the pirate bear looked just like a regular teddy, only with an eye patch, a pirate hat and an embroidered skull and crossbones on his chest. Roger was sold exclusively in the Vedes store in Germany, so he's quite a treasure for American collectors.
He was sold on eBay in mint condition by BBToyStore, which has specialized in authenticated collectible toys since the 1990s.
Roger's poem reads:
"Gold and silver I like a lot
Sailing over the open waters
Roger the pirate I am called
Traveling to the hidden land"
121. First-Generation Goldie the Goldfish
Bottom line: Goldie the goldfish was released on June 25, 1994, and retired at the end of 1997. She's a bright-orange fish with black button eyes.
There are six generations of tush tags for this guy, and the most valuable is the original, first-gen version with both the first-gen tush tag and the first-gen swing tag.
One of these sold for $207.50 after three bidders battled it out on eBay.
120. Happy the Hippo Beanie Baby
Bottom line: Happy the hippo, released in June 1994, is a light gray hippo with small gray ears and black button eyes. He was also released in lavender, but the gray version is less common.
This copy was authenticated by a toy appraiser called True Blue Beans, and he was worth more than usual, thanks to a mismatched hang tag and tush tag. The tush tag is a first-generation, while the hang tag is a second generation.
This copy was played with, but it was sold with no visible wear and the original hang tag. Had the tag not been creased, it likely would have sold for even more.
119. Korean Coral
Bottom line: Coral the fish is a tie-dyed fish using the same fabric as Garcia the bear.
The one that sold for $219 on eBay was made in Korea and had third-generation Korean swing tags and first-generation Korean tush tags.
It was deemed "ultra rare" and "MWMT," meaning "Mint with Mint Tags" by Becky's True Blue Beans' certificate of authenticity.
118. Spot the Dog
Bottom line: Ty often produced more than one version of the same Beanie Baby, and some are more common than others. Spot the dog was pretty ordinary, but the first version of Spot was missing the black spot on his torso.
"Spot without a spot" is the more valuable of the two, by far, since it was only offered for a short time. The spotless version was retired on April 13, 1994, and copies of him consistently command selling prices of $200 or more.
112. Ty Schweetheart Beanie Baby (Tie)
Bottom line: Schweetheart, an orange-red orangutan Beanie Baby, came out on April 26, 1999. He was one of the earliest Beanie Babies to feature fabric other than the classic, soft, velour-like material Beanies are known for, with fluff added on top of his head like a real orangutan.
This copy sold on eBay was worth more than usual due to the errors on its tag and its mint condition status.
Schweetheart's poem reads:
"Of all the jungles filled with vines
Traveling about, you came to mine
Because of all the things you said
I can’t seem to get you outta my head!"
112. Third-Generation Violet Teddy Bear Beanie (Tie)
Bottom line: This rare, third-generation teddy doesn't look especially unique, but not many copies of it were made. Featuring a vibrant purple fabric and a green bow, the teddy was one of the first of Ty's redesigned teddy line.
Bears with the same face shape were also released simultaneously in brown, cranberry, jade, magenta and teal, all at the beginning of January 1995. Unlike most Beanie Babies, these bears didn't include a poem on their swing tags, adding to their rarity.
112. Lucky the Ladybug (Tie)
Bottom line: Three different versions of Lucky the ladybug were produced, including one with seven spots, one with 11 spots, and one with 21 spots. This version, the 11-spot version, was released on Jan. 1, 1996, and retired on Jan. 5, 1998. It was one of the longest runs of any Beanie Baby.
While she's not the most rare, she's one of the earliest Beanie Babies produced, containing the original PVC pellets that Ty initially used to fill their toys.
Her cheerful poem reads:
"Lucky the lady bug loves the lotto
'Someone must win' that’s her motto
But save your dimes and even a penny
Don’t spend on the lotto and You’ll have many!"
112. Sammy Beanie Baby (Tie)
Bottom line: Several Ty Beanies were named Sammy, but in this case, we're talking about Sammy the bear. Sammy, shaped more like a real bear than a traditional Beanie teddy, was released on Jan. 1, 1999, and retired less than a year later.
The version sold on eBay was especially valuable because of how many tag errors it had, including:
- "Gosport" misspelled
- An extra space after "Gosport" and before the "!" at the end of the poem
- An incorrect year
- A holographic tag
- And a missing space in "REG. NO"
The tush tag also didn't include a star, which indicates the toy was a first edition.
112. Nibbler and Nibbly Beanie Babies (Tie)
Bottom line: Nibbler and Nibbly were both released on Jan. 1, 1999, and are often offered as a pair on auction sites. Nibbler is a cream-colored rabbit with a peach-colored nose, while Nibbler is a mottled brownish-gray color with a cream-colored muzzle and a pink nose.
Both of them came in two variations: one with a smiling expression and another with a frowning expression. This set sold on eBay still had the original swing tags in plastic protectors, which added to its selling price considerably.
112. Ants the Anteater (Tie)
Bottom line: Ants, a gray anteater with black and white stripes, has tiny felt ears and shiny, black, button eyes. He was released on May 30, 1998 and retired in December of the same year, and McDonald's offered a Teenie Beanie version of him in 1999 called "Antsy."
Ant's poem read as follows:
"Most anteaters love to eat bugs
But this little fellow gives big hugs
He’d rather dine on apple pie
Than eat an ant or harm a fly!"
111. Second-Generation Valentino
Bottom line: You might have heard that the Valentino bear is worth thousands of dollars. He's not. Most of them will sell for a few bucks, but those with the second- and third-generation swing tags can sell for a few hundred bucks.
This one, which has the second-generation swing tag, sold for $228.50 on eBay after 27 bids from eight bidders.
110. Steg the Stegosaurus
Value: About $300
Bottom line: Steg the stegosaurus is a tie-dyed dino with black button eyes and a row of ridged "spikes" on his back.
We've seen a few of these on eBay selling for $325 to $350 but took the "best offer" unpublished sale. We're pegging mint-conditioned Stegs at being worth about $300 on the top-end.
109. Billionaire Bear 13
Bottom line: Billionaire Bear 13 was given to Ty employees during the 2010 Christmas season. He's fuchsia colored, has a gold ribbon tied around his neck and a gold dollar sign on his chest, which means he's one heckuva high roller.
The Billionaire Bear 13 that sold on eBay had a starting bid of $249, with three bidders pushing it up another $58 over seven days.
108. Gray Happy the Hippopotamus
Bottom line: Happy the hippo was released on June 25, 1994, and retired a year later on June 3, 1995. He came in lavender and gray, with the gray version only being available with the first-, second- and third-generation swing tags.
A "museum quality" gray Happy the hippo sold for $325 after 35 bids in 2021.
107. New Face Jade Beanie Baby
Bottom line: While Ty made tons of completely unique Beanie Babies, the company also made a series of Beanie Baby teddy bears that came in different colors.
There were seasonal versions and holiday versions of the classic Teddy, including this rare jade colored one.
106. Fine Mane Derby
Bottom line: There were four versions of Derby the horse made: fine mane with no star, coarse mane with no star, coarse mane with star and fluffy mane with star.
The Derby with the fine mane is the rarest of all versions and one of the rarest versions of all Beanie Babies. It's called a fine mane because the original fine-mane version used 20 strands of fine yarn. He was retired in the same year of his release in 1995, according to Beaniepedia.
One in fantastic quality sold for $350 on eBay.
105. Old Face Magenta Teddy
Bottom line: The brown-colored Teddy with the old face is considered the rarest. But perhaps the magenta, old face version is another rare one as well?
This one sold for $400 flat on eBay.
102. New Face Teal Teddy (Tie)
Bottom line: According to Beaniepedia, Teddy the Bear was released on 1994 with six different colors and two faces — either an "old" or "new" face.
This one is colored teal and features the new face. It is "museum quality" and sold for $450 on eBay.
102. Billionaire 9 (Tie)
Bottom line: This Billionaire bear has a deep-red fur with a gold ribbon, gold dollar sign, and is dotted with sparkles.
This bear was given out to Ty employees in 2006 to commemorate the company's 20th anniversary.
The poem associated with the bear reads:
"Join together and give three cheers
To celebrate our 20 years
I’m grateful for your helping hand
In making Ty the finest brand!"
One sold for $450 in July 2021.
102. First-Generation Daisy the Cow (Tie)
Bottom line: Daisy the cow was released in June 1994 and retired in September 1998.
This first-gen Daisy was certified as being in immaculate condition in 2000 and seems to have been kept in the same plastic container since then. It sold for $450 on eBay.
101. Nana with Bongo Sticker
Bottom line: Nana the monkey was released on Aug. 17, 1995, but was very quickly retired, then underwent a name change to Bongo.
According to Beaniepedia, these Beanies that still have the Nana tag are some of the most sought-after Beanie Babies.
One sold for $460 after six bidders fought it out for the rights to this Nana.
100. Peanut the Royal Blue Elephant
Bottom line: Peanut is a very sought-after Beanie released by McDonald's. It was (and maybe still is) a Beanie with a counterfeit problem due to its value.
One authenticated one sold for $500 after 54 bids.
99. Rex With German Tags
Bottom line: This Rex Beanie Baby is a third-generation Beanie and is exceptionally rare because it has German tags.
The multicolored, cuddly dinosaur stomped a $510 hole in someone's wallet after a short, seven-bid war on eBay in April 2021.
98. Korean Four-Line Squealer the Pig
Bottom line: Squealer the pig is a first-gen Beanie Baby that was released on Jan. 9, 1994, and was retired in May 1998, making him one of the longest-running original Beanie Babies.
The one that sold for $550 on eBay had a four-line Korean tag.
97. Korean Four-Line Pinchers
Bottom line: An original Beanie Baby, this Pinchers is exceptionally rare because it only has four lines on the tag and was made in Korea. Most first-gen tags had five lines and were made in China. The missing line is "Machine washable."
One of these was snapped up after a single bid for $559.99 in July 2021.
96. Summer Olympics Libearty
Bottom line: This Libearty is rare because it has a swing tag that says he was born on the Summer Olympics of 1996. But the Olympics are overly protective of their Olympic name, so subsequent versions of the swing tag removed the Olympic reference.
This patriotic Beanie sold for $610 after 42 bids.
95. Cranberry Teddy (With Geman/Korean Tags)
Bottom line: This Cranberry Teddy is extra rare because it has German and Korean tags.
It's a second-generation Beanie that sold for $650 on eBay in May 2021.
93. Yellow Prototype New Face Teddy (Tie)
Bottom line: There's a bit of mystery behind this one.
According to the letter of authenticity, this is a "Yellow New Face Teddy" prototype bear with a "mystery new face" that's "one of a kind."
So while it might not be on most people's Beanie Baby bucket list, simply because most people don't know it exists, it sold for $710 on eBay in May 2021.
93. Red Ribbon Violet Employee Teddy (Tie)
Bottom line: This violet Teddy Beanie was never sold at retail, as only 300 of them were made for Ty employees. Plus, only 150 of the 300 bears were given a red ribbon. That makes the Red Ribbon Violet Employee Teddy one of the rarest Beanie Babies in the world.
One "museum quality" bear sold for $710 after 50 bids in May 2021.
92. Peace Pastel Prototype
Bottom line: This Beanie Baby, which was authenticated by Becky's Ture Blue Beans, is an "ultra rare" prototype used to make the Pastel Peace beanie.
The listing says there is "only one like it," and someone scooped it up for $800 in April 2021.
91. Wingless Quacker
Bottom line: This Beanie is a wingless Quacker the duck. The original version, released in June 1994, had no wings. Which is a very strange kind of error, is it not?
The wingless version is highly collectible, and an authenticated one in "immaculate" condition sold for $851 after a bidding war.
89. Beak the Bird (Tie)
Bottom line: Beak the kiwi bird, introduced on Sept. 30, 1998, was one of the more challenging Beanie Babies to make. Beak's long, tan-colored beak was a new design for Ty, and it took some finagling to get it right.
Beak was released in tandem with a bigger Beanie Buddy version, which is even rarer as it was retired after less than a year. Beak's tag reads:
"Isn’t this just the funniest bird?
When we saw her, we said how absurd
Looks aren’t everything, this we know
Her love for you, she’s sure to show!"
89. Mac the Cardinal (Tie)
Bottom line: Mac the Cardinal was one of three cardinal birds made by Ty. Mac, however, is far more valuable than the other two, which were produced several years later.
He was released on Jan. 1, 1999, with a June 1998 birthday. Twenty thousand copies of Mac were given out at a St. Louis Cardinals game on June 14, 1999, but he's still surprisingly hard to find.
Versions of Mac with errors are the most valuable. This one had a tag error with an extra space, contributing to its remarkable price tag. His sporty poem reads:
"Mac tries hard to prove he’s the best
Swinging his bat harder than the rest
Breaking records, enjoying the game
Hitting home runs is his claim to fame!"
88. Embroidered Humphrey the Camel
Bottom line: Beanies with embroidered tush tags are some of the rarest on the market.
These embroidered tags were only manufactured in Canada and only have a date of 1994. The rumor is that these tags were manufactured by mistake.
This embroidered Humphrey the camel sold for $1,136 after 14 bids.
83. Tracker Beanie Baby (Tie)
Bottom line: Tracker, a brown and cream bassett hound, has droopy eyes and long brown ears, just like a real basset hound. He was sold for about a year and a half from May 1998 through November 1999, with a June 1997 birthday. A limited number of most dog breed Beanie Babies were produced, so each one is fairly valuable if kept in mint condition with original tags.
Tracker's poem reads:
"Sniffing and tracking and following trails
Tracker the Basset always wags his tail
It doesn’t matter what you do
He’s always happy when he’s with you!"
83. Early the Bird (Tie)
Bottom line: Early the bird, a robin, was released on May 30, 1998, with a bright red belly and a short, rounded, yellow beak. Just like a real robin.
This collector's quality version was never played with, and has one major error. The year on the swing tag reads 1997, while the tug tag year reads 1998.
Early's cheerful poem goes like this:
"Early is a red-breasted robin
For a worm, he’ll soon be bobbin’
Always known as a sign of spring
This happy robin loves to sing!"
83. Tom Brady Beanie Baby (Tie)
Bottom line: It doesn't get much rarer than this. The ultra-rare Super Bowl Tom Brady MVP bear is so hard to find it's not even listed on the Beaniepedia site.
He was purchased at Pats Pro Shop after Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002, and was stored in its original bag with some other Super Bowl souvenirs ever since.
83. Almond the Beige Bear (Tie)
Bottom line: Ty's Almond the bear Beanie Baby is, unsurprisingly, made of almond-colored fabric. She was designed to look more like a real bear than Ty's usual teddies, with realistic stitching on her paws and a more defined snout.
She was released at the same time as the darker brown Pecan the bear on May 1, 1999, and a Beanie Buddy version was sold for a single month in early 2000.
The seller of this particular Almond bear kept her in an airtight bin for over 20 years to keep her in mint condition.
83. Korean Five-Line Brownie
Bottom line: Brownie the bear was the original name for Cubbie. He's identical to Cubbie and was only released in Korea. The only way to tell whether or not it's a Brownie is with the attached hang tag.
Brownie only comes with a first-generation Korean hang tag. One authenticated one sold for $1,200 in June 2021.
82. Stretch the Ostrich
Bottom line: A mint condition Stretch the ostrich Beanie Baby is tough to find, especially one with unique errors. Stretch was released at the tail end of 1997, retiring on March 31, 1999.
She was one of the most difficult Beanie Babies to make because getting her neck to stand upright was such a challenge.
Her sweet and silly poem reads:
"She thinks when her head is underground
The rest of her body can’t be found
The Beanie Babies think it’s absurd
To play hide and seek with this bird!"
81. Third-Generation Slither
Bottom line: To be honest, we're not sure why this third-gen Slither is so expensive. It might be because its hard to find one that's in such good quality due to the Beanie's shape.
Whatever the reason, this third-generation slither sold for $1,225 after 74 bids from nine individual bidders in April 2021.
79. Cody Attic Treasures Beanie Baby (Tie)
Bottom line: The Attic Treasure collection was a short-lived experiment by Ty, but the scruffier, vintage-looking Beanie Babies have become some of the most expensive to collect.
This 1993 Cody Beanie Baby has a rare swing tag error, reading "return for your records" instead of "retain for your records."
The bear is also missing a birthdate on the swing tag, and has a Fareham Hants address, unlike most Attic Treasure stuffies.
79. Lizzy the Lizard (Tie)
Bottom line: Lizzy the lizard was one of the earliest Beanie Babies made, with a release date of Jan. 7, 1996. She was sold for two years before retirement, and her bright blue and yellow fabric was a hit with kids.
Did you know Beanie Babies could have friends? Lizzy the lizard does. According to Ty, her best friend is Legs the frog. Interestingly, the poem printed on her tag is different than the one originally published on the Ty website. The website version reads:
"Her best friend Legs was at her house waiting
Today is the day they go rollerblading
But Lizzy Lou had to stay home
So Legs had to rollerblade alone."
Meanwhile, the tag version reads:
"Lizzy loves Legs the frog
She hides with him under logs
Both of them search for flies
Underneath the clear blue skies!"
78. 1999 Signature Bear Beanie Baby (Tie)
Bottom line: The 1999 Signature Bear was introduced on Jan. 1, 1999. It was the first-ever signature bear to be produced, featuring speckled brown fur, black button eyes and a black button nose. On his chest is a red heart with "TY" and "1999" embroidered in white.
He was only available through Dec. 23 of the same year, and unlike most Beanie Babies, his tag didn't have a birthdate or poem on it.
77. First-Generation Blackie the Bear
Bottom line: Blackie the bear, while perhaps not having the best name, is one of the rarest Beanies.
According to the Beanie Babies Price Guide, a mint condition first-generation Blackie is the most difficult to find out of all the first-generation Beanies.
This one sold for $1,425 after seven bidders duked it out over 53 bids.
75. Echo the Dolphin (Tie)
Bottom line: Ty made more than one dolphin Beanie Baby, but Echo was the most popular. He was released in spring of 1997, with an aquatic-themed poem reading:
"Echo the dolphin lives in the sea
Playing with her friends, like you and me
Through the waves, she echoes the sound,
'I’m so glad to have you around!'"
Some copies of Echo, like this one, were sold with a Lizzie tush tag, while others mistakenly had a Waves swing and tush tag. He was only available for a year, so he's extremely rare.
75. Snip the Cat (Tie)
Bottom line: Snip the cat was first released on Jan. 1, 1997, and all the Siamese cat fans went bananas over her. This version was especially valuable because of the errors on her tag, although the seller didn't specify which errors were present.
Her cheerful poem reads:
"Snip the cat is Siamese
She’ll be your friend if you please
So toss her a toy or a piece of string
Playing with you is her favorite thing!"
74. First-Generation Chilly
Bottom line: Chilly the polar bear was one of the original Beanie Babies and is made with a smooth white fabric, black button eyes, and is laying down. He's rare, so he has a counterfeit problem.
The one that sold was authenticated by Becky Estenessoro and given the grade of "museum quality." A bidding war of 27 bids drove the price up from a starting bid of $1 to $1,825.
73. First-Generation UK Cubbie
Bottom line: The very first shipment of the "original 9" Beanie Babies shipped to the United Kingdom in 1994 and had red heart hang tags with a CE mark.
These kind of Beanie Babies are some of the rarest. An authenticated first-generation U.K. Cubbie Beanie sold for $1,975 in June 2021 after 20 bids.
68. Piccadilly Beanie Baby (Tie)
Bottom line: Piccadilly, a colorful jester bear, was released on May 30, 1998. He came in two versions — a blue and green version, and a rainbow version which featured a costume with red, orange, blue and green stripes. Both versions are valuable.
Most Beanie Babies have rhyming, four-line poems, but Piccadilly's only says five words:
"Laughter Is the Best Medicine!"
68. Wrinkles Beanie Baby (Tie)
Bottom line: Wrinkles, a sweet-faced, light brown bulldog, has all the wrinkles of a real bulldog, and is probably just as expensive (if you don't factor in vet bills, that is). He was released in the summer of 1996 and was retired two years later.
The poem on his tag reads:
"This little dog is named Wrinkles
His nose is soft and often crinkles
Likes to climb up on your lap
He’s a cheery sort of chap!"
68. Seaweed the Otter (Tie)
Bottom line: Seaweed the Otter, born on March 19, 1996, was one of the early Beanie Babies made with PVC. pellets. This particular Beanie Baby can be identified by its date of birth, which is written "3-19-96" rather than in words. The newer, less valuable version has the birthdate spelled out.
This rare Beanie Baby has numerous errors, including a missing comma, no stamp on the tush tag and mismatched birth years on the swing tag and tush tag.
68. Fairchild the Cat (Tie)
Bottom line: Fairchild the cat is one of the most unusual Beanie Babies we've seen. Departing from the typical style of the Beanie Baby cat designed by TY, Fairchild was part of the Attic Treasures line.
True to its name, Attic Treasures Beanie Babies were supposed to resemble old stuffed animals one might find in a box in the attic. Fairchild was made in 1993, the first year Beanie Babies were ever produced.
68. Sly the Fox (Tie)
Bottom line: Sly the fox Beanie Baby was born on Sept. 12, 1996, and he came in two different colors — brown and rusty orange. The orange version with a cream-colored belly is more valuable than the version with the brown belly.
The value of a Beanie Baby can also be estimated by looking at the tag. This one came with a few errors, including extra spaces, missing letters and a missing stamp. It was also made with the original PVC pellets, and the "Deutschland 9008 Nurnberg" label indicates it was a limited edition.
67. Spunky the Cocker Spaniel
Bottom line: Released in 1997, Spunk the cocker spaniel is a popular collector's item for dog lovers. TY chose the name Spunky to match the personality of a cheerful cocker spaniel, and his poem has a similar vibe:
"Bouncing around without much grace
To jump on your lap and lick your face
But watch him closely he has no fears
He’ll run so fast he’ll trip over his ears!"
This one was worth more than most because it was made with a "Star the Seal" tush tag instead of a Spunky one.
66. Slowpoke Sloth
Bottom line: Released in the summer of 1999, Slowpoke the sloth is a dark, mottled brown with a cream-colored face and black button eyes. His feet are a dark grey color, just like that of a real sloth.
The copy sold had a few tag errors and was kept in excellent condition with an intact swing tag. His summary poem reads:
"Look up in the sky to the top of the tree
What in the world is that you see?
A little sloth as sweet as can be
Munching on leaves very slowly!"
63. Twigs Beanie Baby (Tie)
Bottom line: Twigs was first released in January 1996. He was sold for nearly 2.5 years before he was discontinued in mid-1998.
Before he was retired, the golden giraffe was also offered in a mini, collectible version with McDonald's Happy Meals.
63. Coral Casino Beanie Baby (Tie)
Bottom line: As far as rare Beanie Babies go, few are as rare as Coral Casino. Released in 2001, Coral Casino was an exclusive given out at a dinner party at the Coral Casino Beach Club at the Biltmore Hotel in Santa Barbara, California.
A total of 588 bears were produced, and each one was numbered. The version sold on eBay was No. 377, signed and authenticated.
63. USA Beanie Baby (Tie)
Bottom line: Holiday Beanie Babies always did well for TY. They released several Independence Day-themed bears, including USA the bear. He was made in 2000 and features a speckled red, white and blue pattern with the classic teddy bear face.
He also had "USA" embroidered on his chest in the pattern of the U.S. flag. His patriotic poem reads:
"From this land of liberty
Comes this bear for you and me
Proud to wear red, white and blue
He’ll be a special friend to you!"
59. Doby the Doberman (Tie)
Bottom line: In addition to generic dog Beanie Babies, Ty released several breed-specific toys, including Doby the Doberman pinscher. He was introduced on Jan. 1, 1997, and retired two years later, featuring the signature two-toned markings of the Doberman breed.
The poem on his tag reads:
"This dog is little but he has might
Keep him close when you sleep at night
He lays around with nothing to do
Until he sees it's time to protect you!"
59. Nanook the Husky (Tie)
Bottom line: Nanook, an energetic Husky that loves to run, was the first blue-eyed Beanie Baby ever produced. He was released on May 11, 1997, and retired in March 1999. The version sold on eBay was a third-generation Nanook toy, with a tag that read:
"Nanook is a dog that loves cold weather
To him, a sled is light as a feather
Over the snow and through the slush
He runs at hearing the cry of 'mush!'"
Some versions were accidentally sold with the tags of other Beanie Babies instead, including Chip, Gobbles, Lucky and Quackers.
59. Hippity Bunny Beanie Baby (Tie)
Bottom line: In addition to seasonal bears, Ty released some limited edition bunny Beanie Babies for Easter. Hippity was a light, minty great color with light pink ears and a green ribbon around his neck.
The poem on his tag reads:
"Hippity is a cute little bunny
Dressed in green, he looks quite funny
Twitching his nose in the air
Sniffing a flower here and there!"
59. Digger the Crab (Tie)
Bottom line: This original, bright-orange Digger Beanie Baby was part of the fourth generation of Beanie Babies called "Beanie Buddies." He has eight legs and two big pinchers and was only sold for a six-month span in 2000.
Digger was first made in orange, then red and later blue and purple tie-dye. The orange version is by far the toughest to find.
55. Scoop Beanie Baby (Tie)
Bottom line: Scoop, a pelican Beanie Baby, had the biggest beak of any Beanie Baby bird. The dark, slate blue material used to make his body was also used to make Lefty the donkey and Crunch the shark.
Some Scoop versions had tons of errors, with the most valuable having as many as eight mistakes.
55. Doodle Beanie Baby (Tie)
Bottom line: Doodle the rooster was a pink tie-dyed Beanie Baby with gold and black button eyes, a yellow beak and a red felt comb.
He was first released in 1997, and he was actually retired pretty quickly because of a clash with Chick-fil-A. The restaurant chain had a mascot with the same name, so Doodle was discontinued, and a similar rooster named Strut was released in his place.
55. Bernie the Saint Bernard (Tie)
Bottom line: One of the most popular dog-breed Beanie Babies, Bernie the St. Bernard was made with four different colors of fabric, with black around the eyes, a white face and paws, a tan-colored body and brown ears.
He was first introduced on Jan. 1, 1997, and was retired after just a year and a half. Some versions of Bernie came with incorrect tags, but every version is considered valuable.
55. Legs the Frog (Tie)
Bottom line: Legs the frog is one of the original nine beanie babies, which included a moose, a platypus, a pig, a brown bear, a red lobster, a black and white dog, a shark, a whale and, of course, a frog.
All members of the original nine are valuable, with a complete collection going for tens of thousands of dollars.
54. Spangle Beanie Baby
Bottom line: Holiday-themed teddies were some of Ty's best-selling Beanie Babies. This Independence Day-themed bear featured a stars and stripes flag pattern on his body and a solid colored face, which came in white, blue and pink.
48. Weenie the Dachshund (Tie)
Bottom line: Weenie the dachshund was one of a few Beanie Baby dogs that looked like actual dog breeds. His brown coat, black button eyes and long body look just like a real dachshund.
He was the first Beanie Baby that could stand up on four legs.
48. Nuts the Squirrel (Tie)
Bottom line: Beanie Baby collectors go nuts over this 1996 squirrel Beanie Baby. The light-brown critter features a cream-colored belly and a fluffy brown tail, selling on eBay for a whopping $4,000.
His poem reads:
"With his bushy tail, he’ll scamper up a tree
The most cheerful critter you’ll ever see,
He’s nuts about nuts, and he loves to chat
Have you ever seen a squirrel like that?"
48. Nip the Cat (Tie)
Bottom line: Nip the cat was made in 1996 and was retired at the tail end of 1997. During that short time, several versions of Nip the cat were released, including a solid gold version and one with pink whiskers.
This version with white paws is extra valuable thanks to several errors that boost its rarity factor. On its swing tag, it has a period instead of a comma after Oakbrook, IL. It also has three exclamation marks in one place, along with uneven foot pats and whiskers.
48. Dotty the Dalmatian (Tie)
Bottom line: The retired Dotty Beanie Baby is as rare as it gets, mostly due to the unusually high number of errors it has. With a remarkable 15 errors, including punctuation mistakes and missing stamps, Dotty sold for an impressive $4,000.
Part of what made her so valuable was that the tush tag had no stamp on it, indicating that she was made by hand. She was originally listed for $5,000, but the price was lowered since the swing tag had some wear and tear.
48. The End Teddy (Tie)
Bottom line: The End is a bittersweet little bear that was released to commemorate the closing of the Beanie Baby collection. Funnily enough, collectors protested the discontinuation so strongly that Ty continued production after all.
They followed up The End with another Beanie Baby made called "The Beginning," featuring sparkly stars embedded in the fabric, which marked the start of a new line of Beanie Babies.
48. Grace (Tie)
Bottom line: This Grace the rabbit Beanie Baby was sold on eBay in mint condition. She came out in early 2000 and was retired at the end of 2001, featuring light yellow fur with white accents around her nose and paws.
Her poem reads:
"Please watch over me night and day
When I sleep and when I pray
Keep me safe from up above
With special blessings of your love!"
The seller mentioned the item had tag errors, but it's unclear which ones.
47. Snowball Beanie Baby
Bottom line: Snowball the snowman is an ultra-rare Beanie Baby, and the version sold on eBay comes with an intriguing backstory.
The seller claims to be a former TY rep who acquired this Beanie Baby from an annoyed customer who noticed errors on the stuffed toy. She wanted a replacement because the hang tag says Snowball, but the tush tag says Weenie.
Oops! The customer got her replacement Snowball, but the version with errors ended up becoming much more valuable.
46. Mel the Koala
Bottom line: Mel the koala was released on Jan. 1, 1997. A different version of the cute gray koala was also offered as a part of McDonald's line of Beanie Baby prizes, but the regular Ty version is more valuable.
His tag reads:
"How do you name a Koala bear?
It’s rather tough, I do declare!
It confuses me, I get into a funk
I’ll name him Mel after my favorite hunk!"
Seems a little dated, but that's to be expected from something produced decades ago.
45. Fifth Generation Hissy the Snake
Bottom line: Hissy the snake was first released in 1997. Between then and his retirement in 1999, several generations were produced, including this fifth-generation version. Each had slightly different coloration, with this one featuring a light green belly and a marbled teal upper.
While first-generation Hissy snakes tend to sell for the most, all versions are valuable when kept in good condition.
42. Lefty and Righty (Tie)
Bottom line: We don't like straying into politics, but we'll let this one slide because the two rival Beanie Babies were sold together. Lefty and Righty were released in June 2000, representing the Democratic and Republican parties.
Lefty is a donkey, and Righty is an elephant — both featuring festive, red and blue stars on a white background.
Lefty's tag reads:
"This November make a note
The time has come for you to vote
Pick me when you have to choose
I’m a Beanie, you can’t lose!"
Meanwhile, Righty's tag reads:
"On and on the race will go
Who will win we just don’t know
No matter how this all will end
You will always be my friend!"
If only politics were actually that positive.
42. Honks the Goose (Tie)
Bottom line: Honks the goose isn't as loud as she sounds. Her mission in life is to make it to the warm, sunny South for winter on her soft, speckled grey wings. Her orange beak matches her orange, webbed feet, and the black stitching on her nostrils matches her shiny button eyes.
She was only sold for a few months, making her one of the more difficult-to-find Beanie Babies. She was released on Aug. 31, 1999, and retired less than four months later on Dec. 23.
42. Inch the Worm (Tie)
Bottom line: Inch the worm is as colorful as rare Beanie Babies come. The rainbow-colored inchworm was released in 1995, and a mini version was later given out with McDonald's Happy Meals.
This particular Beanie Baby had rare stitching errors, a date of birth in numbers and a missing stamp on the tush tag. It also has "Deutschland Nurnberg" listed on the swing tag, indicating it was a limited edition.
31. Batty the Bat Beanie Baby (Tie)
Bottom line: Batty was released in the summer of 1997 and had a two-year run before being retired in 1999.
The soft, brown bat had two unique features that made him stand apart from other Beanie Babies. His ears and paws are made of brown felt, and his wings have attached Velcro so collectors can connect them.
31. Lips the Fish (Tie)
Bottom line: Lips the fish was released in 1999, with his tag reading cheerfully:
"Did you ever see a fish like me?
I'm the most colorful in the sea
Traveling with friends in a school
Swimming all day is really cool!"
His tag had two extra spaces, and Lips Beanie Babies with both errors are worth the most.
31. Original Clubby Beanie Baby (Tie)
Bottom line: The first Clubby Beanie Baby was released in 1998. While he wasn't very rare, he was exclusively sold to those who joined the Beanie Babies Official Club by buying an inexpensive kit. In total, it cost around $15 for the kit and the Clubby bear.
The original Clubby turned out to be wildly popular, and Ty actually struggled to keep up with the demand. Eventually, 10 different Clubby editions were produced to appease irritated customers, but the first Clubby is by far the most valuable.
31. Kuku the Cockatoo (Tie)
Bottom line: Kuku the cockatoo was in high demand when he was released in May 1998. Most Beanie Babies were made with only fabric, aside from their eyes and occasionally their noses, but Kuku featured a large tuft of light pink fur sprouting out of the top of his head. Just like a real cockatoo.
His cheerful poem reads:
"This fancy bird loves to converse
He talks in poems, rhythms and verse
So take him home and give him some time
You’ll be surprised how he can rhyme!"
31. Chip the Cat (Tie)
Bottom line: Chip the cat was one of the trickiest and most expensive Beanie Babies to produce, requiring more than 20 pieces of fabric for each stuffed toy. She has brown fabric on part of her body, black on the other half, and a white belly and white paws.
Instead of plain black eyes, her eyes are a glowing shade of gold. The cute kitty was introduced on May 11, 1997, and was retired on March 31, 1999.
Her colorful poem reads:
"Black and gold, brown and white
The shades of her coat are quite a sight
At mixing her colors she was a master
On anyone else, it would be a disaster!"
31. Turquoise Teddy Bear (Tie)
Bottom line: This turquoise teddy Beanie Baby is somewhat of a mystery. It was listed with very little information, but it appears to be Teal Teddy style 4051. While the seller on eBay described it as turquoise, it appears to be more of a teal-green color with a matching bow.
It features the new style of Beanie Baby facial features, but we don't know much more about him. Still, someone must have thought he was special because he sold for a startling $5,000.
31. Congo the Gorilla (Tie)
Bottom line: Congo the gorilla looks very similar to Bongo the Beanie Baby, with a prominent brow and a black nose that any gorilla would be proud of. Like most collectible Beanie Babies, versions of Congo with an error on the tag are worth more. Some Congo Beanies were released with a Hippity tush tag by mistake.
His poem reads:
"Black as the night and fierce is he
On the ground or in a tree
Strong and mighty as the Congo
He’s related to our Bongo!"
31. Brutus the Rottweiler (Tie)
Bottom line: Brutus the Rottweiler isn't a brute at all. Featuring soft, fuzzy, black fabric with a brown muzzle, paws and tail, the sweet pup is all snuggles.
He was first introduced on Dec. 29, 2006, but an updated version of Brutus was released in 2014 with bigger eyes and posed in a seated position.
31. Pouch the Kangaroo (Tie)
Bottom line: Pouch the kangaroo comes with a fun surprise. The light-brown collectible Beanie Baby has cute button eyes and a black nose, and hiding in the pouch on her belly is a miniature brown joey. She was released on Jan. 1, 1997, and retired in March 1999.
Pouch's poem reads:
"My little pouch is handy
I’ve found It helps me carry my baby around
I hop up and down without any fear
Knowing my baby is safe and near."
31. Baldy the Bald Eagle (Tie)
Bottom line: Baldy the bald eagle is one of the more patriotic Beanie Babies that was popularly kept alongside those released for the Fourth of July.
He came out on May 11, 1997, and was frequently given out at major sporting events; 5,000 were given out at a Philadelphia 76ers vs. Golden State Warriors game, and another 5,000 were given out at a hockey game.
His silly poem reads:
"Hair on his head is quite scant
We suggest Baldy get a transplant
Watching over the land of the free
Hair in his eyes would make it hard to see!"
31. Blizzard (Tie)
Bottom line: Blizzard is one of the coolest rare Beanie Babies in town, and he's ready for winter. The adorable snow tiger beanie baby came out in 1997, and the copy sold on eBay was made with the original PVC pellets. It also had several errors on both tags.
While it was rumored that Blizzard was the target of a lawsuit by Dairy Queen, since their signature dessert shared the same name, nothing ever came of it.
30. Maple the Bear
Bottom line: Maple is, unsurprisingly, a Canadian Beanie Baby. He was the first bear made exclusively in a country other than the United States, released on Jan. 1, 1997. He was retired 1.5 years later.
The white teddy has a Canadian flag proudly displayed on his chest and a matching red ribbon around his neck. Maple was actually going to be called Pride, so some Maple bears were accidentally released with the name Pride listed on their tush tags.
28. Glory the Bear (Tie)
Bottom line: Glory, glory Hallelujah! If you happen to have a Glory Beanie Baby teddy in great condition, start singing, because it might be worth thousands of dollars.
Gloria was made only in the United States, first released on May 30, 1998. The white bear is adorned with red and blue stars and has a festive American flag embroidered on his chest.
His patriotic poem reads:
"Wearing the flag for all to see
Symbol of freedom for you and me
Red white and blue — Independence Day
Happy Birthday, USA!"
28. Inky the Octopus (Tie)
Bottom line: There was not one but three different versions of Inky the octopus, including a gray octopus, a gray octopus with no mouth and a smiling pink octopus. This is an example of the extremely rare pink version, with the older PVC pellets and several tag errors.
The pink version is also the only one with a poem, which read:
"Inky's head is big and round
As he swims he makes no sound
If you need a hand, don't hesitate
Inky can help because he has eight!"
27. Stinky Ty Beanie Baby
Bottom line: The only thing stinky about Stinky the skunk is how expensive he is. Released on June 3, 1995, and retired on Sept. 28, 1998, Stinky sold on eBay for over $6,000.
He didn't have a poem or a birthdate on his tag until a fourth-generation Stinky was released.
26. Jake the Mallard
Bottom line: Not every version of Jake the mallard is considered rare. This version, which sold on eBay for $6,900, has mismatched dates. The swing tag is labeled 1997, while the tush tag is labeled 1998.
The poem also has punctuation errors. Funny how mistakes can make a toy more valuable.
23. Scorch the Dragon (Tie)
Bottom line: Scorch, a magical dragon with iridescent wings and a sweet little red tongue, was released on Sept. 30, 1998.
He was retired just over a year later, but he remains the first Beanie Baby to utilize the more textured, "curly" fabric.
23. Ty Santa Claus Beanie Baby Bear (Tie)
Bottom line: Holiday the Teddy Bear, introduced at the start of the holiday season in 1997, was the first holiday-themed Beanie Baby.
He's an ordinary teddy bear, only with a red scarf and hat with white trim.
23. Magic the Dragon (Tie)
Bottom line: There's something magical about a pure-white dragon, which is exactly why Ty dubbed this Beanie Baby "Magic." Magic is made of plush white fabric with round, black button eyes and a light pink nose. Magic's most entrancing feature, however, is her shimmery, iridescent white wings and long, curled tail.
She was released on June 3, 1995, and retired on Dec. 31, 1997. Interestingly, some versions of Magic had pale pink wing stitching while others had hot pink stitching. The hot pink version is considered more valuable because fewer copies of it were produced.
22. McDonald's Ty Britannia Beanie Baby
Bottom line: There are two variations of Britannia the bear, and the one sold for over $7,000 was the less common version.
Both are versions are brown bears with a union flag on the chest and a red bow, but the more rare version has a flag patch rather than the more common embroidered flag. Britannia was retired in the summer of 1999.
20. Snort the Bull (Tie)
Bottom line: Snort the bull was first released on Jan. 1, 1997, but his birthday is on May 15, 1995. Interestingly, he wasn't the first bull Beanie Baby made by Ty.
Snort was a replacement of a bull named Tabasco, which came under fire for copyright infringement. The two bulls were very similar and share a birthday, but Snort has colored hooves while Tabasco does not.
20. Wise the Owl (Tie)
Bottom line: Wise the graduation owl was wildly popular as a gift for high school and college grads. Perhaps the push to release him before the end of the school year hit was part of the reason for the multitude of errors on this valuable Beanie Baby's tag, which include:
- A space between '98 and "!" on last line of poem
- Mismatched dates
- "TY INC" all-caps, with a period and comma following
- Mismatched tags
- Both "TM" and "R" on the Tush Tag
It was also a limited edition release and was kept in mint condition, which added to its worth.
19. Ringo Baby Racoon Beanie Baby
Bottom line: Ringo, a classic raccoon Beanie Baby with black button eyes, a white muzzle and adorable thread whiskers, was released on Jan. 7, 1996.
He was retired two years later, but mint-condition Ringos are still extremely valuable.
18. Claude the Crab
Bottom line: Claude the crab was originally produced in 1996.
The most valuable Claude the crab Beanie Babies are these first-edition versions, particularly the ones with errors that set them apart from the rest.
The tag on the bottom has two different errors, and the Ty swing tag has an extra space in the middle.
17. Chocolate the Moose
Bottom line: Chocolate the moose is another of the original nine Beanie Babies and was the last of the nine to be retired. Boasting an unusually long run, Chocolate was introduced on Jan. 8, 1994, and wasn't retired until nearly five years later on Dec. 31, 1998.
The version sold on eBay included the smaller, baby version of Chocolate the moose, which partly explains the listing's sky-high price tag.
15. Curly Beanie Baby With Errors (Tie)
Bottom line: As mentioned before, Beanie Babies with errors can be much more valuable than ones with perfectly printed tags. Curly has appeared with Peace tush tags and Teddy tush tags, and some have been found with several more errors. This one, sold for $9,000, had 15 different errors.
Curly was often given away at professional sporting events, including several pro baseball, basketball and football games in 1998.
15. Freckles the Spotted Leopard (Tie)
Bottom line: Freckles is an appropriate name for this spotted leopard. With brown and black button eyes, a sweet, pinkish nose and black whiskers made of thread, Freckles was a big hit when he was released in 1996; Leopard print was the cat's pajamas at the time.
Most Freckle Beanie Babies have a listed birthdate of June 3, 1996, but some tags had an error listing a birthdate of July 28, 1996, instead.
14. Mystic Unicorn With Errors
Bottom line: Mystic, a pure white unicorn, was released on Oct. 25, 1997.
She comes in four different variations, including one with an iridescent horn, one with a tan horn and fine mane, one with a tan horn and course mane, one with an iridescent horn and a course mane and one with an iridescent horn with a furry mane.
This version, which sold for $9,861, has an iridescent mane and a course tail.
12. Iggy the Iquana (Tie)
Bottom line: Iggy, a tie-dyed iguana with cute, protruding eyes a felt spine along his back, was released on June 15, 1998. There are four different versions of Iggy, and this particular one was neon colored with a cute, forked tongue sticking out.
Ty also made an iguana named Rainbow, and the tags were switched so often that any incorrect tags aren't considered to add rarity value.
12. Hoppity and Floppity (Tie)
Bottom line: The remarkable $10,000 sale price is slightly deceptive because the listing included both Hoppity and Floppity, two Beanie Baby bunnies released for Easter.
One is lavender and the other is light pink, and they were both released at the beginning of 1997 in preparation for the holiday.
11. Jabber the Parrot
Bottom line: Jabber the parrot Beanie Baby loves to talk. The brightly colored bird is one of the most colorful Beanie Babies, and that's one of the reasons he's so valuable.
With six different colors and 17 pattern pieces making up each Jabber toy, he was one of the most time-intensive Beanie Babies to produce. This expensive Beanie Baby was released on May 30, 1998, and retired on Dec. 23, 1999.
The poem on his tag reads:
"Teaching Jabber to move his beak
A large vocabulary he now can speak
Jabber will repeat what you say
Teach him a new word every day!"
Bottom line: We all need some extra hope in our lives. This type of Hope, however, costs about the price of a used sedan.
Hope, a tan-colored bear with white paws and a white muzzle, features closed eyes and is holding her paws together in prayer.
9. Halo the Angel Bear, Brown Nose
Bottom line: There were several versions of Halo the bear released, and this one is particularly rare. While all of them were white bears with iridescent wings, most had black noses. This one, however, ahs a brown nose.
Her birthday is Aug. 31, 1998, and she was retired just over a year later in November 1999.
8. Tuffy the Terrier
Bottom line: Collectibles are worth so much more if they're kept in mint condition like this one was. It was never played with, and a plastic cover protected the hang tag from damage. Worth over $12,000, Tuffy had multiple errors including the following:
- Front of hang tag misspelling of ORIGINAL as “ORIGIINAL”
- Oakbrook is 2 words, “Oak Brook”
- Rare Fareham Hants address
- Extra space after birth and :
- Extra space in last word in poem
- Back of hang tag missing the two words “surface wash”
- No red stamp inside tush tag
- Red star above Ty logo, 2-®? and 1-™?
It also appears to be made in Korea, which indicates it wasn't mass-produced. Fifteen-thousand copies of Tuffy were given out at sporting events, but versions with so many errors remain extremely rare.
Bottom line: Gobbles is a picture-perfect Thanksgiving turkey until you look at her tag. She was released on Oct. 1, 1997, for the upcoming holiday, and several errors can be found on this particular specimen, including P.V.C. pellets and an error on the last line of the poem.
Errors or not, the poem and the stuffy are both cute:
"Gobbles the turkey loves to eat
Once a year she has a feast
I have a secret I’d like to divulge
If she eats too much her tummy will bulge!"
6. Patti Magenta Platypus
Bottom line: Patty, introduced on Jan. 8, 1993, was the sixth of the original nine Beanie Babies. Several versions of Patty were released between her launch and her retirement in 1998, including one in fuchsia, magenta, raspberry and maroon.
This version is extra rare because her tags are written in both English and French, her tush tag is missing Ty's stamp and her tag has several minor grammatical errors. If only our mistakes made us more valuable, too!
4. Whisper (Tie)
Bottom line: Whisper the deer is an adorable fawn with white spots on her back, tiny brown ears and a large button nose. She was released in 1998 and retired a year later. A handful of copies were produced with errors, some of which are worth thousands. The little deer's poem reads:
"She’s very shy as you can see
When she hides behind a tree
With big brown eyes and soft to touch
This little fawn will love you so much"
How cute is that?
4. Valentina the Bear (Tie)
Bottom line: Valentina, a bright, fuchsia-colored bear, is related to the similar Valentine Beanie Baby Valentino. While Valentino is white with a fuchsia heart embroidered on his chest, Valentina is fuchsia with a white heart.
She was released on Jan. 1, 1999, and was retired less than a year later. Unsurprisingly, her birthday is Feb. 14, 1998. Both she and Valentino are rare, but Valentina is usually harder to find.
Bottom line: Released in 1996, Bubbles the fish was the most popular fish Beanie Baby ever released. While Bubbles was updated several times with slight variations between editions, the process wasn't exactly seamless.
Errors happened frequently. The third-generation Bubbles has mismatched thread around its mouth, while the fourth-generation Bubbles has tush tag errors.
The originals made in 1996 remain the most valuable, particularly those with errors.
2. Large Peace Bear
Bottom line: Did you know Ty once produced giant Beanie Babies? There were only a few, but this gigantic 15-inch Beanie Peace bear was one of the coolest.
The rainbow tie-dye and peace symbol were trendy at the time, so Ty made a giant version of their Peace bear. There's also a nine-inch version.
Sold together, the pair is worth a fortune.
1. Large Wallace
Bottom line: Last but not least, we have a giant bear with a giant price tag. Wallace the bear was cute to begin with, but paired with a giant, 15-inch version, he's worth more than the price of a new Tesla.
Technically, he was sold with four buddies, including two normal-sized Wallace bears, Cashew the bear and Huggy the bear. There aren't too many giant Beanie Babies up for sale, which is the only reason Wallace is worth so much.