beanie babies

everything is fine

After CryptoKitties, the 'Cryptocollectibles' Business Is Booming

People are spending cryptocurrency on everything from virtual pandas to tulips—seriously, you have no idea.
Jessica Klein
4.10.18
TOYS

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.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
4.3.18
totally normal

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.”
Jordan Pearson
12.7.17
CryptoKitties

11% of Traffic on the Ethereum Blockchain Is Being Used to Breed Digital Cats

It’s like Beanie Babies, but somehow even weirder.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.4.17
christmas

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.
Mitchell Sunderland
12.13.16
The VICE Guide to Finance

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?
Allie Conti
10.23.15
90S

This Weird Robot Hand Won’t Let Go of the 90s

Nostalgia is only human.
Jordan Pearson
9.30.15
News

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.
Clinton Nguyen
8.4.15
Stuff

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.
Jennifer Schaffer
2.28.15