If you lived through the 1990s, it’s hard to imagine missing the phenomenon that was Beanie Babies. Yes, these cheap, adorable toys were damn near everywhere.
But where did they come from? And why did they seem to instantly vanish just as quickly as they had arrived? This week on The History of Fun podcast, we explore the rise and fall of Beanie Babies.
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New to The History of Fun? Every Monday, Russ Frushtick, Allegra Frank and Chris Plante explore the hidden backstories behind the things we love to do. Ever wonder where dodgeball came from? Or the origins of the creepy Chuck E. Cheese robots? Or how about why Beanie Babies exploded and then vanished into the sands of time? We’ll seek to answer those questions and have some fun along the way!