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After CryptoKitties, the 'Cryptocollectibles' Business Is Booming
People are spending cryptocurrency on everything from virtual pandas to tulips—seriously, you have no idea.
This Family Spent the Last 13 Years and $125K Amassing Beanie Babies
Leon Schlossberg and his daughter Sondra are putting everything into their dream of opening a Ty museum.
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CryptoKitties Maker on $100,000 Digital Cats: 'It's Crazy'
“If they’re going to value or devalue in the future, I honestly don’t know.”
11% of Traffic on the Ethereum Blockchain Is Being Used to Breed Digital Cats
It’s like Beanie Babies, but somehow even weirder.
In Frenzied Bid to Save Christmas, Parents Are Spending Hundreds on Stuffed Eggs
In a craze reminiscent of the Tickle Me Elmo hysteria of the 90s, a shortage of Hatchimals, stuffed animals that hatch out of eggs, has led to outrageous bidding wars.
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Is the Junk I Collected as a 90s Kid Actually Worth Money Today?
I still have heaps of pogs, Pokémon cards, and Beanie Babies clogging up my parents' closets—could my preteen hoarding habits help pay my rent?
This Weird Robot Hand Won’t Let Go of the 90s
Nostalgia is only human.
People Are Trying to Trademark 'Cecil the Lion' for Profit
Four trademark applications were filed to the US Patent and Trademark office, because outrage makes for some damn good business.
Jealousy, Greed, and Soccer Moms: Exploring the 'Great Beanie Baby Bubble' of the 90s
Zac Bissonnette talks to VICE about the story of Ty Warner's billion-dollar plush toy empire and the speculative bubble it created.