Bo Beanie Baby: Ty Inc. launches doll...

Bo Beanie Baby: Ty Inc. launches doll patterned after Obamas' P...

There are 19 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 17, 2009, titled Bo Beanie Baby: Ty Inc. launches doll patterned after Obamas' P.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

When Ty Inc. released a set of Sasha and Malia Beanie Baby dolls earlier this year, Michelle Obama lashed out at the company for invading her daughters' privacy -- and within days, Ty Inc.

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J in KC

Jefferson City, MO

#1 May 18, 2009
Don't laugh...Beanie Baby futures are probably the best investment out there right now.
Nick

Mundelein, IL

#2 May 18, 2009
Its a must have for any liberal.

Its hilarious what liberals find amusing.

Wskrs

Chicago, IL

#3 May 18, 2009
Nick -

I'm not a liberal, but, whoa... bitter much?
Well

Cary, IL

#4 May 18, 2009
Thank goodness my children are grown and I've matured past buying/collecting this garbage.
Clancy

Chicago, IL

#5 May 18, 2009
I'll take my chances on the chia obama as an investment.
Nick

Mundelein, IL

#6 May 18, 2009
Wskrs wrote:
Nick -
I'm not a liberal, but, whoa... bitter much?
It has nothing to do with "bitter", I'm just pointing out obvious stupidity. This dog is absolutely stupid and in bad taste.

All these cunning attempts to capitalize on Obamas celebrity are truly ridiculous and the people who buy this crap are epic idiots.

It really shows what people priorities are in these tough times, buying Obama related collectibles.

People are crying about jobs and how they are entitled to everything but they have money to buy a whole bunch of Obama crap.

I'm not bitter I'm just shocked and dumbfounded by utter stupidity.
too old

Springfield, IL

#7 May 18, 2009
If Michelle wanted people to leave her kids alone, she should have convinced her husband to put their best interests ahead of his political gain.

Their dog isn't even cute. The Obama-worship is getting old, fast!
Keep the Change

Chicago, IL

#8 May 18, 2009
Thanks for today's kiss A$$ "all things Barry" story.
Chicago

Woodridge, IL

#10 May 18, 2009
No doubt Oprah has one. She is the queen of that worship.
too old wrote:
If Michelle wanted people to leave her kids alone, she should have convinced her husband to put their best interests ahead of his political gain.
Their dog isn't even cute. The Obama-worship is getting old, fast!
Greed

Schaumburg, IL

#11 May 18, 2009
Hasn't Ty made enough millions in the past? The greed of that company is unbelievable.
River North Mike

Wheaton, IL

#12 May 18, 2009
I think Bo Jackson should sue. Ty Warner and Obama...
Barbara

Lithia, FL

#13 May 18, 2009
It's a dog and it's new! Kids and adults alike will buy this toy dog as a gift for a child's birthday, in a hospital gift shop for a patient, or any other occasion. Some will not know or care whether it's an Obama item, they'll just buy it.
WendyTestaburger

North Chicago, IL

#14 May 18, 2009
Poor Ty....trying so desperately to recapture the profits and passion of the mini-beanie-baby days. So desperate that they have to steal the first family. I guess the owner has to find some way to pay for that penthouse in the yet-to-be-built Spyre. They used to say "don't cut the heart tag because you are cutting the heart of your beanie baby." Seems to me that they are cutting out their own hearts now.
Mary Jane

United States

#15 May 18, 2009
Nick wrote:
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It has nothing to do with "bitter", I'm just pointing out obvious stupidity. This dog is absolutely stupid and in bad taste.
All these cunning attempts to capitalize on Obamas celebrity are truly ridiculous and the people who buy this crap are epic idiots.
It really shows what people priorities are in these tough times, buying Obama related collectibles.
People are crying about jobs and how they are entitled to everything but they have money to buy a whole bunch of Obama crap.
I'm not bitter I'm just shocked and dumbfounded by utter stupidity.
Please just leave the country bitter, impotent, conservative, America hater.
Now, for reasonable people. Obama's dog is cute. This inexpensive toy is cute. Capitalizing on Obama? Sure. As you very well know Nick Limpdick, presidential memorabilia's popularity is equal between Elephants and Donkeys. You just miss the old days when you could maintain an erection for a few seconds which was long enough to whack it to your mom's Eisenhower collectable plates.
Mary Jane

United States

#16 May 18, 2009
Greed wrote:
Hasn't Ty made enough millions in the past? The greed of that company is unbelievable.
Yep, the greed of corporations that strive to make a profit while those like you who have never had a job or a rational thought is unbelievable.
Please join Nick Limpdick in his new address in Never-Neverland.
Tim from Orland Park

Buffalo, IN

#17 May 18, 2009
Greed wrote:
Hasn't Ty made enough millions in the past? The greed of that company is unbelievable.
Huh, "greed"? Last time I checked, that is a Westmont, IL company. That means local people work there. That means people in our area have a few jobs. And guess what they do with the money they earn at those jobs....they spend it in our grocery stores, gas stations, movie theaters, restaurants, etc.

When people talk about Ty making millions, keep in mind that a company is more than just one person. Ty Warner may be a billionaire, but I'm betting his employees are not. So if they can sell a few toys and keep people employed, I say go for it.
Greed

Schaumburg, IL

#18 May 18, 2009
Mary Jane wrote:
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Yep, the greed of corporations that strive to make a profit while those like you who have never had a job or a rational thought is unbelievable.
Please join Nick Limpdick in his new address in Never-Neverland.
Although it's none of your business I have worked for over fifty years.Now my time is spent in donating my time at our local homeless shelter.So please spare me your ignorant remarks.If you knew anything about TY and the people who became rich off of it you wouldn't be praising them.Has anyone ever told you that you're rude and ignorant?
Greed

Schaumburg, IL

#19 May 18, 2009
Tim from Orland Park wrote:
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Huh, "greed"? Last time I checked, that is a Westmont, IL company. That means local people work there. That means people in our area have a few jobs. And guess what they do with the money they earn at those jobs....they spend it in our grocery stores, gas stations, movie theaters, restaurants, etc.
When people talk about Ty making millions, keep in mind that a company is more than just one person. Ty Warner may be a billionaire, but I'm betting his employees are not. So if they can sell a few toys and keep people employed, I say go for it.
Yes you're right but they pay slave wages and a company that makes that kind of money can afford to pay better.They of course have the right to make billions but it's still slave labor and I for one think it's immoral.
Mary Jane

United States

#20 May 19, 2009
Greed wrote:
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Although it's none of your business I have worked for over fifty years.Now my time is spent in donating my time at our local homeless shelter.So please spare me your ignorant remarks.If you knew anything about TY and the people who became rich off of it you wouldn't be praising them.Has anyone ever told you that you're rude and ignorant?
Hey gramps, its call free enterprise. Take your commie views somewhere else because this is America, love it or leave it.
I am sorry that you are homeless but with your obvious lack of any work ethic, I can understand why. Oh, and remeber to take a shower at least once this month, preferably before you hit me up on the street for some spare change.

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