EBay Alert! Bo Obama Beanie Baby 2.0
First dog Bo Obama is so darn cute and cuddly, it was only a matter of time before be became a Beanie Baby.
With the introduction of Bo Obama, the Portuguese Water dog doll, there are stirrings of the Beanie Baby craze that swept the country in the 1990s.
Priced at $4.99, "Bo the Beanie Baby," with his soft black hair and white markings -- just like the real Bo! -- sold out within hours of appearing at a few select stores on April 16. Not currently available online through the manufacturer, Ty Inc.'s, website, Bo the Beanie Baby has popped up on eBay, selling for $100. (Which sounds cheap, considering another seller who is auctioning off Bo the Beanie Baby and the original, ill-fated "Marvelous Malia" and "Sweet Sasha" dolls as a trio for $2,399.99.)
"We are very proud of the First Family and wanted to join in celebrating their choice of a family pet. Now everyone can own a little Bo Beanie Baby 2.0 and join in the excitement," company president Ty Warner told Reuters, adding that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to local animal shelters. (The company is based in Westmont, Illinois.)
Confession? We want one!