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