Well remember the Beanie Baby scam? I have met and heard about countless people at fleamarkets who during the 90s invested hundreds and some thousands of dollars in Beanie Babies thinking they would be worth lots and lots of moola. Of course they didn't. Now you see them at thrift shops for 50 cents and they do not sell. Also really, DO NOT let your dogs play with them, they could swallow whats inside AND make a really bad mess.
I also recall in 90s on HSN they had a host who literally screamed at the camera to get people to buy for the investment.
As my mother says "stuff manufactured in the tens of thousands never goes up in value, plus they are cheaply made".
He tried to hid 100 million.