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If you had a little girl in the early '90s, you may have bought one — or 50 — of these little treasures. A slick marketing plan and alleged resale value made Beanie Babies one of the biggest fads of the recent years. Creator Ty Warner kept the dolls cheap and simple. He retired dolls and kept their production limited, creating frenzy for the stuffed animals. At the height of Beanie Baby madness the FBI had to step in and crack down on counterfeiters. — James Worrell

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