As of June 2014, first-generation Beanie Babies with both intact hang tags and tush tags are valuable, along with a few later second-generation and rare Beanies. The so-called first generation Beanie Babies consist of the plushies released in late 1993 or early 1994 with a flat, heart-shaped hang tag that does not open like a book.Know More
All later-generation Beanie Babies have heart-shaped hang tags that open. Collectors track the types of tags for each generation closely as identifying markers for these collectibles.
Beanie Babies are the invention of H. Ty Warner, who wanted to create an inexpensive toy that children could afford to collect using their pocket money. Beanie Babies are small, plush animal toys given names and birthdays that also come with poems outlining their personalities.
As of 2014, Beanie Baby values range from under a dollar to hundreds of dollars for the rarer Beanies. For example, a first-generation Peanut the Elephant sold in May 2014 for $510. Other special beanies include the Princess Beanie Baby, which according to Ty Collector was released in memory of Princess Diana in November 1997. The majority of Beanie Babies are worth less than they cost to buy when owners attempt to resell them.Learn more about Collecting
A good place to sell Ty Beanie Babies is an online selling page, such as eBay or a social networking marketing page. Alternative outlets include flea markets, local community boards and newspaper classified pages.Full Answer >
There are more than 2,000 different Beanie Babies available to collect as of 2014. The original Beanie Babies, referred to as "first generation," were only nine in number.Full Answer >
Beanie Babies can be sold online at eBay.com or in person at flea markets or swap meets. If selling on eBay, the seller needs to create a listing, then ship the Beanie Baby to the buyer when the auction is complete.Full Answer >
As of 2013, BuzzFeed lists the most valuable Beanie Baby as a first-edition Princess Diana Beanie Baby valued at $350,000. A tie-dye peace Beanie Baby is valued at $79,900, and a Valentino Beanie Baby with a misspelled tag is worth $30,000.Full Answer >