A Beanie Baby
by Jill Potter
"I think Beanie Babies are just another fad just waiting to fall out of their popularity to just another toy that is in thousands of closets across the world. Whether you want to compare it to Pogs or the Saved by the Bell game still sitting on your bookcase that you just can't get rid of at garage sales even if you price it free, it's basically already gone. Kids always say "Well they say that we'll just stop playing with the Beanie Babies and just forget all about them, but I won't" and of course they always do, especially when we turn into teenagers. This is just my opinion but I really think it is true.
They are cute and I have nothing against these adorable and sweet little stuffed animals, I love stuffed animals, but hey, a toy is a toy, and everyone knows that when you want something so bad and you finally get it, you loose interest in it right away and it becomes just another old stuffed animal sitting on your bookcase or your bed. Everyone also knows that people often buy this product just for the sake of adding it to your collection and so calling it a "worth-a lot of money-toy-that people will want to fight over-kind of thing." And maybe it will, but wasting hundreds of dollars on things that everybody has is not my idea of the right thing to do. Not to mention the one of many other reasons that people buy these toys is to get the one that their best friend just bought so you'll will both have an even amount of the same animals.
Maybe the Teenie Beanie Babies from McDonald's were fun to carry around school in your pocket, but what can you really do with them except notice how cute and little they are. At my school fads only cause competition between who can get the most of this thing first. I do hope that everyone realizes that what I just stated is my opinion and my opinion only and I hope you'll not only see what I'm saying but also Beanie Babies in another angle. "Beanie Index