First The Bubble, Then The Burst

By Kenly Craighill

In a suburban Los Angeles garage, Chris Robinson stands uncomfortably, his arms not quite covering the text on his white t-shirt: “BANKRUPT BY BEANIE BABIES.”

“This is like admitting to a drug addiction,” he laments. Behind him, the walls are bricked with boxes and plastic cubes, each packed with $100,000 of colorful plush toys that exhausted the Robinson…