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Squishy toys, endless candy, and Warren Buffett in a disco suit: Peek inside the ‘Bazaar of Bargains’ at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting

A cardboard cutout of Warren Buffett in a disco suit.A cardboard cutout of Warren Buffett.

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  • Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is holding its annual shareholder meeting this weekend.
  • Stockholders lined up to buy Buffett-themed rubber ducks, plush toys, candy, and kitchen utensils.
  • Take a peek inside the shareholder shopping event known as the “Berkshire Bazaar of Bargains.”

Tens of thousands of people have journeyed to Nebraska this weekend to attend the annual shareholder meeting of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, and listen to the “Oracle of Omaha” speak.

Stockholders flocked on Friday to a shopping event called the “Berkshire Bazaar of Bargains, “which gathered dozens of Buffett’s best-known businesses under one roof.

See’s Candies, Brooks Running, Jazwares, Pampered Chef, and others capitalized on Buffett’s worldwide fame. They used the investor’s likeness to sell everything from rubber ducks and squishy toys to kitchen utensils and boxes of chocolate.

Here’s a peek inside Berkshire’s shareholder shopping day:

Berkshire shareholders gathered in force outside the CHI Health Center on Friday.Outside view of Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting.

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A giant meeting pass greeted shareholders when they entered the exhibition hall.Shareholders were welcomed by a giant meeting pass.

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Pampered Chef welcomed customers with a cardboard cutout of Warren Buffett, complete with special-edition scrapers.A Warren Buffett cutout in front of Pampered Chef's booth.

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See’s Candies went with a “Warren Buffett meets Saturday Night Fever” theme this year.A cardboard cutout of Warren Buffett in a disco suit.A cardboard cutout of Warren Buffett.

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There were long lines to snag Jazwares’ Buffett-themed Squishmallow.A Warren Buffett squishy toy.

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Charlie Munger, Buffett’s 99-year-old business partner, also had his own squishy toy.A Charlie Munger squishy toy.

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Buffett and Munger made an appearance as rubber ducks too.Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger-themed rubber ducks.

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Borsheims’ booth also featured cardboard cutouts of the two investors.Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, and Borsheims.

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Brooks Running took a similar tack.A cardboard cutout of Warren Buffett winning a race.

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Geico’s booth featured a massive inflatable gecko.A giant version of Geico's gecko mascot.

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BNSF Railway’s model railroad featured loads of Berkshire businesses, including Pilot Flying J, a recent acquisition.A mini Pilot Flying J gas station

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Garanimals, a Berkshire-owned children’s clothing company, was also on the side of the tracks.Garanimals on the BNSF model railway.

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A bunch of Buffett and Munger’s recommended books were on sale.Copies of Poor Charlie's Almanack were on sale.

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Duracell’s booth featured a battery-powered supercar.Duracell had a full-sized, battery-powered car on display.

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Shaw Carpets’ doghouse was a hit among shareholders.A Berkshire-themed doghouse.

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Buffett showcased a bunch of other subsidiaries including Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices, a residential real estate business.Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices.

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Berkshire also showcased a full-sized manufactured house from Clayton Homes.Clayton Homes.

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Shareholders were able to try a flight simulator at FlightSafety International.FlightSafety International.

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Nebraska Furniture Mart was jammed with people buying home goods.Nebraska Furniture Mart.

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Fruit of the Loom also attracted a lot of attention.Fruit of the Loom.

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Dairy Queen’s sweet treats drew big crowds as well.Dairy Queen.

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