Ever since the 1990s, Beanie Babies have been a worldwide collecting phenomenon. Scores of people rushed to buy, collect, and display these cute plushies. But which of them are worth collecting, and which are just another stuffed animal? Here are 5 of the most expensive Beanie Babies that you should keep an eye out for.
1. Spot the Dog
Funnily enough, the very first versions of Spot didn’t include a spot on his fur! The “spotless” Spot is quite rare and valuable, but even the subsequent second and third-generation versions can be worth a good amount of money on the Beanie Babies market.
If you don’t already know, it’s a good idea to learn the differences between various Beanie Baby tags. The tag can make the difference between an original plush worth several hundred dollars and an identical plush worth almost nothing! Most of the time, the tag is the key to the Beanie Baby value.
2. Pinchers the Lobster
This Beanie Baby was one of the two that were released before the full lineup of the Original Nine. It was erroneously called “Punchers” on some early tags, but was soon changed to “Pinchers.”
If you have a first-generation of this stuffed animal, you could easily be looking at $100! It might even be worth more if it has an error.
3. Cubbie the Bear
Cubbie the Bear was one of the Original Nine Beanie Babies. This bear was called Brownie before the entire product line was released.
This cute stuffed animal can be worth one to several hundred dollars if it’s a first-generation item!
4. Chocolate the Moose
This moose Beanie Baby is worth a good chunk in first-generation, but can also be worth a good amount if it’s a second or third-generation plush.
An excellent condition first-generation Chocolate may be worth even more, so do your best to keep him safe if you own this one! Like other early Beanie Babies, subsequent generations have far less value.
5. Patti the Platypus
Sadly, most versions of Patti aren’t worth much at all. This Beanie Baby is very common in most forms, and has been sold more than many other Beanie Babies.
The good news is, a 1st generation Patti is still quite valuable! If you manage to find one of these examples of the Original Nine, you might be looking at some decent value!
The Other Original Nine
The rest of the Original Nine are also worth a decent amount of money. Keep an eye out for: Flash the Dolphin, Legs the Frog, Splash the Whale, and Squealer the Pig.
All of these are most valuable in First-Generation and have quite a bit less value in subsequent generations. If you have a First-Generation, it’s a good idea to contact a collectible’s valuation company to verify its authenticity and give you a condition rating.
Errors and Limited Editions
There is a huge range of Beanie Babies out there, and these are just some of the valuable plushes to look for. Error babies can be worth huge sums of money, as can limited editions or other rare editions.
It’s always a good idea to do some research on what you have or what you want to buy. It may be a super rare error version, or it may be one of millions, and sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference! It’s especially important to do research on errors and varieties if you’re planning on selling Beanie Babies.
Learn More About Expensive Beanie Babies
This is a brief overview of some of the more expensive Beanie Babies, but there’s a lot more to learn! We strive to offer you great information and advice on Beanie Babies both new and old, and we hope you enjoy collecting them as much as we do.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us! We’d love to help you with any questions you might have.