Beanie Babies have continued to be discussed by both avid collectors and normal fans alike since their creation by Ty Warner in the 1990s. Errors, swing tags, and rarity are all things that are considered when determining prices, even today. One particular plush, the Princess Diana Beanie Baby, still catches the eye of those who are interested in collecting. So, how much is it worth in 2020?

According to, there are various types of the Princess Di Beanie, which may come as a surprise to casual fans. Whether you have PVC or PE pellets or spacing in certain places in the written section can have an effect on the price of the Beanie Baby. As stated by the site, as of June 5, there were over 6,000 items listed on eBay under the term "Ty Beanie Princess," but only approximately 600 had sold in the last 90 days. This is a rate that has reportedly not changed for months, which indicates the bear is likely not as rare as some have come to believe.

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As for prices, the type with PVC pellets that was made in Indonesia, with an additional Canadian tush tag, will likely sell between $80-$215, which is on the higher end for this particular bear. Other common variations include PVC/China with additional Canadian tush tag ($12-$92), PVC/Indonesia with no space in poem ($20-$60), and PVC/China with no space in poem ($15-$80). The entire list can be viewed on Beanie Babies Price Guide.

Other notable things to consider in the pricing of the bear are different variations and potential counterfeits. Fake Princess Diana Beanie Babies can normally be determined by a lighter green stem on the rose. However, that is not the only indication.

"When you feel one you just know. They aren’t as plush, the fabric doesn’t flow, there are variances on the tags. It’s just a very poorly made product," states the price guide.

However, some pieces are still bringing in an impressive amount, as a crystal-encrusted version of the bear sold for $12K earlier this year. According to TMZ, Los Angeles-based artist Dan Life created two of the pieces and they were reportedly purchased by two of Nordstrom's VIP clients. Aside from the purple bears, one of Dan Life's creations, a blinged-out version of Dublin the Irish Bear, was purchased by Kylie Jenner in 2019.

As for the bear's history, the Beanie was originally created to honor Diana, Princess of Wales after her death on August 31, 1997. Initially, they retailed between $5-$7, with proceeds benefiting the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund. Throughout the year and a half of its manufacturing, the bear raised $21,880,000 for the charitable effort, as reported by Daily Mail.

Today, Ty Inc. continues to sell Beanie Babies in various stores and on the official website. As for Warner himself, he pleaded guilty in 2013 to tax evasion charges following the burst of the Beanie Baby bubble, as reported by Vanity Fair.

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Britain’s Princess Diana arrives on Oct. 4, 1990 for a charity gala at the Departmental Auditorium in Washington. Kevin Larkin/AFP/Getty Images