Rewind·Posted on Jan 12, 202233 Pictures That Show How Chaotic And Wild The Beanie Baby Craze Of The '90s WasBecause this was honestly one of the weirdest fads ever. Like, if you lived through it, you know.by Matt StoperaBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink If you were alive during the '90s, then you know the grip Beanie Babies had on the culture, so after watching the new HBO doc Beanie Mania, I thought I'd dig up some pictures to cherish the memories... 1. First and foremost, this incredible picture of a couple divvying up their Beanie Baby collection for their divorce settlement. Aaron Mayes / Reuters 2. Beanie collectors, aka middle-aged women, go berserk in a gift shop for a new release of Beanies. Hyoung Chang / Denver Post via Getty Images "GIMME THAT PEANUT!!" Hyoung Chang / Denver Post via Getty Images Those poor Hallmark store cashiers. 3. A grown woman stands with her stuffed Beanie Babies trying to make a trade. Hyoung Chang / Denver Post via Getty Images 4. A man runs a Beanie auction — yes, a legit auction — in a mall. John Hayes / Associated Press 5. Someone at that Beanie auction paid $200 for the elusive Princess Di bear. John Hayes / Associated Press 6. This was the gold standard. The main event. Michael S. Green / Associated Press 7. A man looks at McDonald's Teenie Beanies, the same Teenie Beanies that caused stampedes. Peter Barreras / Peter Barreras / AP/Shutterstock 8. I'd say 90% of Teenie Beanies ended up like this. Star Tribune Via Getty Images / Star Tribune via Getty Images 9. A young woman sits with her Beanies on her head, because why not? Alex Lentati / Alex Lentati / Evening Standard / Shutterstock Also, I feel like we all had pictures with our Beanies on our heads. It was a thing. 10. Another middle-aged woman poses with a pile of Beanies. Keith Waldegrave / Keith Waldegrave / ANL/Shutterstock This was apparently during the week of the release of the Princess Di bear. 11. Shaq is given a Beanie. Mike Fiala / AFP via Getty Images That's a bear, so that was the good shit. 12. The Queen even had a mini collection — some kids gifted her with a dragon Beanie Baby. Tim Graham / Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images She's all like, "'ello, pip pip hooray, think this is worth money?!" 13. The iconic "limited edition" Millennium bear. Star Tribune Via Getty Images / Star Tribune via Getty Images 14. Two women inspect some Beanies at a Beanie Baby silent auction. Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images They're practically foaming at the mouth. 15. A 5-year-old boy grabs his 12-Beanie maximum the store allowed shoppers to buy. Bill Greenblatt / Getty Images Stores had Beanie maximums!! Remember that? 16. Bill Clinton is presented with a special edition Sammy Sosa Beanie Baby by the baseball player himself. Paul J. Richards / AFP via Getty Images He loves it. 17. A girl shows off her Beanie collection. Medianews Group / MediaNews Group via Getty Images I definitely took pics in a pile of my Beanie collection too. 18. A woman carefully displays her Beanies. Medianews Group / MediaNews Group via Getty Images She def has a problem. 19. The inventor of Beanie Babies, Ty Warner, celebrates the 10th anniversary of Beanies in 2003. Chris Hondros / Getty Images 20. Ty presents a Beanie to a very excited middle-aged woman. Louis Lanzano / Louis Lanzano / AP/Shutterstock It's funny because he knows exactly what he's doing. 21. An employee at a Hallmark store in West Virginia shows off the St. Patrick's Day Beanie exclusive: Erin the Bear. Joe Blankenship / Associated Press Ten-year-old me would be so jealous. 22. A woman puts a Beanie in a protective plastic bag. San Francisco Chronicle / San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images Gotta protect that investment! 23. A boy sells Beanie Babies with his mother as if they were both *in charge* of the collection, but let's be real — this was totally his mom. San Francisco Chronicle / San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images 24. A $5,000 Beanie on display. San Francisco Chronicle / San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images Yes, $5,000! 25. A group of women hold some Beanies they plan to donate to children in war zones. AP Photo / The Daily Globe But let's be real — they probably wanted to keep them for themselves. 26. A woman inspects some Beanies at a Beanie swap. San Francisco Chronicle / San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images Gotta make sure that tag is in mint condition! 27. "Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)" singers 98 Degrees pose with their beloved Beanies. Kevin Winter / Getty Images 28. A line of literally thousands of people wait to get into a baseball game because they were giving away free Beanies. Medianews Group / MediaNews Group via Getty Images 29. Those were the goods. Jed Jacobsohn / Getty Images 30. And here's that treasure. Brian Bahr / Getty Images 31. A hotel convention hall is PACKED with Beanie collectors trying to find that elusive rare deal. Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Apparently the fire department had to be called. 32. A group of people wait for the doors of a pharmacy to open; apparently they had been waiting since 4 a.m. Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images 33. And last but not least, a girl poses with her collection of 123 Beanie Babies. John L. Russell / Associated Press So proud.