Literally, THOUSANDS OF POUNDS people
Remember Beanie Babies? They were huge news back in the 90’s and 00’s. And the aim of the game was to get your hands on as many as possible. From the large fluffy and colourful bears to the slightly random Gobbles the turkey, every cuddly Beanie was special in its own right. Picking the right one took a painstaking amount of time every time you went shopping to add to your collection (sorry, parents).
If you didn’t have at least five, are you really even a millennial?
While they were absolutely priceless when we were children, some of them are worth a pretty penny nowadays.
And we don’t just mean that you can make an easy twenty quid as you watch the calendar and wait for pay day. Oh, no. Some Beanie Babies are not just valuable – they’re worth thousands of pounds.
Yep. If you have the right ones, you could even make enough to put a deposit down on a house they’re that collectable.
We’ll just let that sink in for a second.
They obviously have to be in good condition, and those really extra kids who had the plastic tag protectors (ahem, me) will be laughing because that’s also an important factor. Most of the Beanies that fetch the biggest sums have error tags, rare stitching or are first editions.
So which ones are worth the most? That’s what you really want to know, isn’t it?
Coming out top is the special edition Princess Diana bear, which is a purple bear with a white rose on its chest and is reportedly ‘the RAREST of all Beanies and Princess Bears.’
And the large Peace bears bring in some £££’s too.
Before you scramble up into the loft to start sorting out your Beanie Babies, take a look at 10 of the most valuable babies from the collection on eBay – and then you have permission to frantically search for Claude the Crab…
The Princess Diana bears are considered one of the rarest Beanies
Got this one in your collection?
This little red-hearted fellow could turn your pupils to pound signs
Get planning a mega holiday if you've got Seaweed in your loft.
These pinchers are worth thousands of pounds
You'll be strutting if you can find this Beanie
We're SURE we had this one...