New Beanie Baby Will Raise Money for Hawaii Wildfire Victims
The Beanie Baby craze from the 1990s is far from over. While the last few decades saw a decline in sales and production, they are back at it with a new movie and a brand-new Beanie Baby that was made for a very good cause. Ty Warner, the creator of the Beanie Baby and founder of Ty Inc, announced that the company is releasing a special new bear called Aloha and all profits will be donated to the American Red Cross to help Hawaii wildfire victims.
Wildfires in Maui continue to ravage the island and the effects have been heartbreaking. Warner said, “Loss can strike at any time. The speed and savagery of the Maui wildfires are an especially horrific, heartbreaking reminder of that. While I can’t undo what has happened, I can try to help those who are suffering in the aftermath. Right now, thousands of Hawaiians lack food, clothing, shelter and other necessities as they attempt to cope with last week’s fires. My hope in partnering with the American Red Cross is that I can help ease their burden.”
The new bear will be gold-colored and have a poem that reads inside the tag, “Helping each other all day long / We forever will stay Maui strong.” It also features a rainbow ribbon around its neck and reads “Maui Strong” on its chest. While the Beanie Baby has a birthday of August 8, no word yet on when and where it will be available to purchase. The company however is having a special treasure hunt featuring some Beanie Babies that are only available at certain retailers for its 30th anniversary. Ty has not shared where you can find the Beanie Babies but said they are not available online.
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Warner and the company, in general, have been in the news recently with a new movie called The Beanie Bubble, starring Zach Galifianakis and Elizabeth Banks. The fictionalized film shares the story of Warner’s life and how Beanie Babies became a trend and a very successful company. While most of them may not be as profitable as many fans had hoped, they do remain a popular collectible item.