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In the annals of consumer crazes nothing compares to Beanie Babies With no advertising or big box distribution creator Ty Warner an eccentric college dropout become a billionaire in just three years And it was all. Business buffs pop culture fanatics Beanie Baby collectors historians and anyone looking for a good read will find plenty to enjoy in this expos As someone who specifically remembers the long McDonald s lines and aggressive sleuthing of new shipments to Hallmark stores the story behind Ty Warner s billion dollar empire and how Beanie Babies became a cultural phenomenon is one that glued me to the page Even now Ty Inc remains a secretive operation This book is the only trustworthy journalism I ve come across to find reliable sources willing to speak about internal Beanie shenanigansMany burning uestions get answered such as how it all started how prices became inflated and how it all suddenly burst We also get a clear image of Ty the brain behind the machine how he manipulated the frenzy and how the frenzy manipulated itselfWhat I love most is that this book doesn t ridicule Beanie obsession Bissonnette and I are the same age and it s clear we share similar fond memories of Beanie mania I suspect many collectors were secretly glad after the bubble popped and prices fell to nothing It provided an excuse to hang on to their collection for a while longer until maybe there is a resurgence The way I see it collecting Beanie Babies was never just about making a profit It wasn t an impersonal business investment such as playing the stock market Those plushies were damn cute and snuck into your heart whether you liked it or notTy himself was unusually devoted to his craft Among the book s many highlights are lengthy chapters describing the artistic endeavors that went into each toy We see Ty as a kind of mad scientist mixing fabrics and level of PVC pellets insanely until the perfect creation is discovered Sometimes many drafts of a Beanie were produced unintentionally resulting rare variations for collectors to obsess over And like a mad scientist Ty burnt many bridges with those closest to him Obsession greed artistic disagreements and other drama all resulted in lost relationships as he delved deeper and deeper into his workAll in all the book is a great escape back into the 90s and a fascinating portrait of one of the most uniue and successful business operations in history Highly recommended

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The Great Beanie Baby Bubble

Thanks to collectorsThe end of the craze was just as swift and extremely devastating with rare Beanie Babies deemed worthless as uickly as they'd once been deemed pricelessBissonnette draws on hundreds of intervi. Well this was a dark horse I wasn t sure I would want to listen to an entire audiobook on this topic but it turns out I would have listened to eight hours if available This book takes us through the origin story madness and decline of the Beanie Baby fad I never knew anything about the enigmatic founder Ty Warner but he might be the most interesting person in the world Eccentric insane ruthless genius NEED a biopic immediately I loved hearing about his vision for the Beanies and why he knew he had the key to success it was all about the under stuffing I loved hearing about his laughable techniues randomly retiring Beanies for no reason but to drive sales that resonated so deeply with consumers that he laughed all the way to the bank Although I admired him he was movie villain awful The shady levels he went to to claim ideas including 100s of hang tag poems again need that biopic The amount of money grossed is shocked The influence on ebay and eCommerce was even shocking I also loved reliving that era I unearthed so many memories including McDonald s Teeny Beanies pretty sure my parents drove me to multiple locations so that I could get them all I should call them to thank them the Les and Sue Fox Beanie Baby guidebooks haven t thought of these in 20 years but they are crystal clear now and the specific names and identities of so many of the early animals A trip down memory lane and a juicy Soap Opera all in one

Zac Bissonnette ´ 1 SUMMARY

Ews including a visit to a man who lives with his 40000 Ty products and an in prison interview with a guy who killed a coworker over a Beanie Baby debt for the first book on the most extraordinary craze of the 199. Well this was some education I wasn t aware of existence of these things even though I couldn t fake Karate move without hitting one of them around the house I mean I know they re pretty eye catching plush toys and also seem to work like huge dopamine enhancer for my daughter but I didn t know they were The EntityNever heard the background story never even thought there was a big company with history never knew there was uniue Man running the spectacular show of thousands people going crazy about what should have been a child toy but turned to investment for so many until the bubble burst Some say The Man had it coming and he did one critical move that caused the air to blow out won t spoil The Some forget everything is ephemeral and it s only a matter of time when your certainty about state of things will prove an illusion Only rare will have bag of money to show for all the hurt that remains The others They paid premium for uality education hopefullyIn short this book is great You probably won t love The Man but story is incredible


10 thoughts on “The Great Beanie Baby Bubble

  1. says:

    Business buffs pop culture fanatics Beanie Baby collectors historians and anyone looking for a good read will find plenty to enjoy in this exposéAs someone who specifically remembers the long McDonald’s lines and aggressive sleuthing of new shipments to Hallmark stores the story behind Ty Warner’s billion dollar empire and how Beanie Babies became a cultural phenomenon is one that glued me to the page Even now Ty Inc remains a secretiv

  2. says:

    350 Stars For some reason I get random cravings for nonfiction books every once in a while When this book popped up on my feed I kept thinking about it While I was aware of the Beanie craze I was of the sidelines when it happened and I never truly understood why? So I figured this might be an interesting readI had recently turned 14 and had just started at a new school Suddenly I was around all these new kids and I uickly developed my fir

  3. says:

    The mom and pop shop that sold these things in my hometown was staffed by two ugly old bitches who hoarded them and only sold to their hag fr

  4. says:

    Recipe for Fascinating Sadness1 mistreated child2 misguided women1000000 acres of plush50000000 innocent suburban children50000000 obsessive suburban parents10000000000 dollarsinfinite financial optimismLet child stew in his own thoughts unt

  5. says:

    Well this was a dark horse I wasn't sure I would want to listen to an entire audiobook on this topic but it turns out I would have listened to eight hours if available This book takes us through the origin story madness and decline of the Beanie Baby fad I never knew anything about the enigmatic founder Ty Warner but he might be the most in

  6. says:

    Ostensibly this is the story of the strange period of time between 1996 and 1999 when adults turned a child's toy into curr

  7. says:

    Well this was some education I wasn't aware of existence of these things even though I couldn't fake Karate move without hitting one of them around the house I mean I know they're pretty eye catching plush toys and also seem

  8. says:

    A totally fascinating look at the man behind Beanie Babies and the cultural phenomenon greatly I didn't realize how terrible Ty Warner was so seeing how he played all of the strings here to make Beanie Babies what

  9. says:

    Beanie Babies were originally intended as fun playthings for children but as the old saying goes 'Whenever you have something intended as innocent fun for children you can count on adults to turn it into an obsessive grotesuely over

  10. says:

    This was a fascinating and at times rather sad look at the Beanie Baby obsession of the late 90s and the man behind their creation I found it super interesting to learn about the rise and fall of the craze and the personalities involved Used for PopSugar 2018 Reading Challenge prompt A microhistory

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