How Toy Crazes Are Born

There’s something you need to know about two of this year’s hottest holiday toys: Your kids won’t let you buy just one, reports The Wall Street Journal. In the tradition of Hot Wheels cars, Beanie Babies animals and Pokémon trading cards, Squinkies and Zoobles toys have been carefully engineered to make children crave them in

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Silly Bandz Fad Fades

Don’t tell Santa, but the national infatuation with Silly Bandz and other shaped, silicone bands that were America’s hottest fad in 2010, seems to have snapped. USA Today reports that with Christmas just days away, many retailers say they have cut way back on the number of bands they carry and some have stopped selling

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