The “got to have” toy this holiday season is the Zhu Zhu Hamster. I started hearing about them from a friend’s kids last week. They move around randomly all over the floor, make little clicking chatty noises, and -best of all – don’t require cleanup. They’re also cheap at $8, IF you can find them at a toy store. On the internet, typical price skyrocketing is pushing them up to $50 or $60 each.
I remember the Cabbage Patch Kid craze well (as well as the dolls that then sat against the wall, un-played with, for several years). I remember Tickle Me Elmo a few years ago. I remember the Beanie Babies. I remember tulips from my Econ101 class.
Now, I’m looking forward to watching Hamster-mania play out on Black Friday. It’s kind of fun to just sit back and watch the madness of this scenario playing out over and over and over again.