October Films

An innocent toy collecting craze from the late 90s grows wildly and spectacularly out of control

  • Released
  • Broadcaster
    HBO Max
  • Duration
  • This feature documentary reveals how a group of soccer moms from suburban Illinois spark a trend for collecting Beanie Babies, which quickly becomes one of the biggest investment bubbles in American history.

    BEANIE MANIA tracks the characters at the heart of the story – from those who built the plush toy fad from their spare rooms and garages to those who worked closely with their elusive billionaire creator, Ty Warner – and asks who were the real winners and losers of the phenomenon?

    The End of The Storm