Oh me, oh my, the toys are back. In WUWO’s last installment on toys we missed a few gems, so we thought hey man, let’s do a part two. This is that part two, don’t worry; we won’t judge you; you can go bust out those toys.
Ty Warner is one of the richest men in the world with an estimated net worth of 4.4 to 6 billion dollars (in 2005) and where did so much of this wealth come from? Well, from creating Beanie babies of course! Warner made his fortune by realising that stuffed animals weren’t very flexible, and they probably needed to be. This is when Warner decided to remove the conventional stuffing and place lots of tiny beans inside instead. It sounds quite ridiculous. I just wish I was there when Warner pitched that to the toy manufacturer. Warner: “Hey, I got these stuffed animals only instead of stuffing stuff they have tiny beans stuffed in them, good stuff?” Manufacturer: “Oh my God. I will totally give you millions of dollars for that.” For some reason, they weren’t wrong.
- Ty Inc. started Beanie Baby 2.0 in 2008, which included an online interactive website, with codes and prizes.
- In the late nineties, the FBI deemed it necessary to get involved in Beanie baby smuggling and apparently intercepted 6,000 fake Beanies in York.
- Ty is an incredibly good name if you are the CEO of a toy company.
- Beanie babies will never grow into Beanie adults…Upsetting.
Pokemon as a franchise is pretty big worldwide. However, the cards were extremely significant in helping them gain popularity. You might be asking, well what did the cards do? …awkward…They mostly do nothing but look kind-of cool. There is a game you can play with them but no one really wants to know about that, and if you do then, you should perhaps consider stop being such a buzz kill. If you really wanna play, then you should probably just bash them together a whole bunch, like action figures, that’ll most likely satisfy your insatiable thirst for action.
- Over 15 billion Pokemon cards have been sold.
- Pokemon cards are available in over 40 countries.
- The pleasure of a Pokemon card is bittersweet in that they serve as a constant reminder that God shouldn’t have been resting on the seventh day, he should’ve been creating real-life Pokemon.
- Pokemon cards can be found in grassy areas.
For the senior kids, there were BB Guns because you had to be pretty ‘ard to be able to take a BB to the bare skin, innit? Though the plastics BB’s did not hurt too much, the metal BBs did give off quite a sting….I cried mane…for seriously.
BB’s are the little pellets that were fired by the gun. The gun itself could come in all different forms, varying from sniper rifles to machine guns, the most popular being the common handgun design.
- Their origin dates all the way back to the 1500’s.
- BB Guns can kill birds, but why would ya wanna?
- BB Guns should never be fired at people, unless they have a stupid face.
- Dave Cameron has recently toyed (Yes I did) with the idea of using BB guns in the Army to help cut national debt.
What’s that bird doing there? Is it flying? Hmmm. It appears to be balancing with its beak all casual-like. The balancing birds weren’t so much a toy phenomenon, but they were just always one lying around. If you stepped into a room in the nineties, chances are there was a Balancing Bird perching somewhere, that had beaten you to the room. What was unique about these birds were that they took one look at the laws of gravity and thought “nah mate…nah”. They would balance by their beak on whatever you placed them on, defying gravity as they seemingly did not fall to the ground as easily as they should. They were kind-of boring after like five minutes though.
- Balancing birds are a symbol of the United States of America
- When left alone for too long Balancing Birds will begin to build a nest.
- Balancing birds almost always have their wings spread…always ready, but for what?
- Balancing birds are attention seeking whores.