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The Great Beanie Baby Bubble - Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute-logo

The Great Beanie Baby Bubble - Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute

Zac Bissonnette

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A bestselling journalist delivers the never-before-told story of the plush animal craze that became the tulip mania of the 1990s In the annals of consumer crazes, nothing compares to Beanie Babies. In just three years, collectors who saw the toys as a means of speculation made creator Ty Warner, an eccentric college dropout, a billionaire-without advertising or big-box distribution. Beanie Babies were ten percent of eBay's sales in its early days, with an average selling price of $30-six times the retail price. At the peak of the bubble in 1999, Warner reported a personal income of $662 million-more than Hasbro and Mattel combined. The end of the craze was swift and devastating, with "rare" Beanie Babies deemed worthless as quickly as they'd once been deemed priceless. Bissonnette draws on hundreds of interviews (including a visit to a man who lives with his 40,000 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 strangest speculative mania of all time.

Language:

English

Narrators:

P.J. Ochlan

Length:

8h 36m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:03


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:42


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:39


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:19


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:51


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:59


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:41


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:08


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:56


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:56


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:00


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:45


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:43


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:56


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:22


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:38


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:05


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:03


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:00


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:35


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:47


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:40


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:56


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:50


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:41


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:15


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:33


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:32


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:32


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:44


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:42


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:24


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

09:07


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:34


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:02


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:15


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:30


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:56


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:27


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

00:40