Still Have Beanie Mania? These Beanie Babies Are Worth A Ton Of Money
Those who grew up in the 1990s may remember the Beanie Baby mania. Millions of people collected as many of these cute stuffed animal toys as they could possibly buy. While many Beanie Babies aren't worth much today, there are still a select number that are quite valuable. Keep reading to see if you have any of these expensive Beanie Babies in your collection.
Large Wallace And His Squad: $600,000
The Large Wallace and His Squad set of Beanie Babies are extremely rare. The set includes a large green bear, two regular-sized green bears, and two companions named Huggy and Cashew.
This one-of-a-kind Beanie Babies set is worth upwards of $600,000, which makes it one of the most expensive in history.
Princess The Bear: $500,000
In order to celebrate the life of the late Princess Diana, Beanie Babies created a purple teddy bear called Princess the Bear.
The sales of this bear were donated to her memorial fund. The price varies for this bear, but certain times of the year it can be worth up to $500,000.
Bubbles is a classic collectible from Beanie Babies that was introduced on June 3, 1995. This brightly colored clownfish stuffed animal happens to be worth a ton.
Bubbles was on the market for a couple of years but kept having alterations such as different tush tags and the wrong color of thread. This toy is worth about $129,000 today.
Piccadilly Attic: $125,000
The Piccadilly Attic toy can best be described as a cross between a teddy bear and a clown. This is one of the most highly-sought after items for Beanie Babies collectors.
While there are several versions of this one, the original 1993 Piccadilly Attic bear is the most valuable at $125,000.
Lefty The Donkey & Righty The Elephant: $50,000
To commemorate the 1996 election, Beanie Babies released Lefty the Donkey and Righty the Elephant. Lefty and Righty were the first two Beanie Babies to share a poem and have the same style number.
In 2006, one collector paid $50,000 for a Lefty and Righty that were signed by Hillary Clinton.
Valentino The Bear: $42,300
Valentino the Bear is a Valentine's Day-themed collectible that was released in early 1995. While most of them aren't worth much, there are a select few that are quite valuable.
Those who find themselves with a Valentino with the name misspelled on the tag can expect to get about $42,300.
Hippity, Hoppity, And Floppity The Bunnies: $30,000
Avid collectors of Beanie Babies should know that the sets are usually worth a lot more than stand-alone Beanie Babies.
One of the most exclusive sets are Hippity, Hoppity, and Floppity the Bunnies. The purple, green, and pink bunny stuffed animals are now worth $30,000 if they are sold together.
Brownie The Bear: $20,000
One of the first Beanie Babies ever created was Brownie the Bear. This toy was retired and replaced with another bear quickly after its release, so it's now quite rare.
One way to know if it's an authentic Brownie is if the snout is tan and there isn't a poem in the tag. Brownie is worth about $20,000.
Iggy The Iguana: $15,000
There have been several versions of the Iggy the Iguana stuffed toy since its release. Some have tongues sticking out, some are rainbow, some are navy blue, and some have tags placed in different locations.
Those who want to get the most out of their Iggy the Iguana should check the tag. If there's a misprint, Iggy could be worth about $15,000.
Patti The Platypus: $10,000
While Patti the Platypus is one of the most common Beanie Babies out there, people can still make money on certain ones.
Patti was one of the first Beanie Babies ever made, but it's the magenta-colored stuffed toys that are the most rare. A magenta Patti can be worth about $10,000.
McDonald's International Bears: $10,000
One of the biggest collaborations Beanie Babies did was with McDonald's. Several of their Happy Meals have featured Beanie Babies as the toy.
Beanie Babies created an exclusive line of Teenie Beanie Babies for their McDonald's International Bears launch. If someone has Glory, Erin, Britannia, and Maple the Bears in their original packaging, they could be worth $10,000.
Halo The Bear: $7,500
Beanie Babies made sure to make several special edition collectible bears and one of the first was Halo the Bear.
There have been several versions of Halo over the years, but there are some that are more expensive. Halos with a white star on the fur, errors on the tush tag, and a Korean tush tag can be worth about $7,500.
Peanut The Elephant: $7,000
The first generation Peanut the Elephant was released on June 3, 1995 and was one of the nine original Beanie Babies. There were only two thousand produced.
If someone owns a royal blue Peanut, then it may be their lucky day. The elephant was actually meant to be lighter. There was a mix up with the dye, so a royal blue one is worth about $7,000.
Gobbles The Turkey: $6,750
Most of the rare Beanie Babies were the ones released in the earlier years of the company, but Gobbles the Turkey came out a little later.
Gobbles was released in 1997, but faced several variations over the next couple of years. If someone has a Gobbles with errors on the tag and the right waddle and feathers, then it could be worth $6,750.
Snort The Red Bull: $6,500
Snort the Red Bull was originally called Tabasco, but the name was quickly changed to prevent Beanie Babies from a copyright issue.
One way to tell the two apart is that Snort has cream-colored hooves and Tabasco does not. Also, both Snort and Tabasco have the same style number. These Beanie Babies are in high demand at around $6,500.
Nana The Monkey: $4,000
Nana the Monkey was released in 1995, but quickly went into retirement to make room for Bongo the Monkey.
While the two look similar, the real Nana will have its named printed on the tush tag and will not have a poem. A pristine Nana is going for about $4,000.
Employee The Bear: $3,000
Beanie Babies company sales representatives were given Employee the Bear in 1995 as a nice gesture. There were only 300 produced, so they are extremely rare.
These bears are bright violent with magenta threading and half have a green ribbon and the other half have a red one. Owning one of them could be rewarding because they are worth an estimated $3,000.
Humphrey The Camel: $1,200
Humphrey the Camel was released in 1993, so it's one of the nine original Beanie Babies ever created. There are several versions of Humphrey, but the first one is the most expensive.
An original Humphrey with a tush tag that's still in excellent condition can be priced between $500 to $1,200.
Spinner The Spider: $375
One of the more creepier-looking Beanie Babies is Spinner the Spider. This toy was released around Halloween 1997 and was retired about a year later.
Those who have a Spinner that was made in Indonesia with a tush tag that gives it the name "Creepy" are in luck. Those are worth about $375.
Claude The Crab: $10,000
There were several versions of Claude the Crab released since 1997 and most aren't too valuable. However, there are a few that are worth thousands.
If someone owns a Claude with rare manufacturing errors such as a tag with a missing star, they can be worth upwards of $10,000. One eBay seller even tried to get $100,000 for their Claude.