From Hot to Not

FROM HOT to NOT

“Cabbage Patch Kids. Furbies. Beanie Babies. Once immensely popular toys are soon forgotten and stuffed away in closets.

Lancaster New Era
Lancaster Online.com: News
Published: Dec 22, 2006

LANCASTER COUNTY, PA – Ten years ago, shoppers were into hysterics over Tickle-Me Elmo – a fit-prone doll that was the most sought-after Christmas gift of 1996.

…The odds of hot Christmas toys finding a second life as a valuable commodity are long, says Rinker who writes a weekly column on collectibles.

“For a toy to become collectible, it has to have a least a good half-decade to a decade of popularity,” said Rinker, adding that Beanie Babies were both short-lived and more popular with parents than kids.”

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