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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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