September 30, 2020
It was around 1993 when the Beanie Baby craze hit America. These small stuffed animals mass produced in China made such a splash that some Americans, mostly adults, began to “invest” in collections. The five-dollar toy, which were sold alongside McDonald’s Happy Meals to celebrate that product’s 17th anniversary, had created a boom.
But by 1999 the craze had all but died out. The mania fizzled and left some who had invested thousands of dollars with shelves full of tiny dolls...