I'm glad none of you told me about Beanie Buddies. I needed to see it to believe it.
I usually ignore stuffed toys when picking through free stuff, but today Vogon spotted a plush orangutan. While transferring it from the washer to the dryer, I noticed a Ty tag on its bottom. Turns out he picked an Extra Large Schweetheart™ Beanie Buddy (#9044) out of the pile. *snerk* It figures he'd spot a giant Beanie Baby at several paces.