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It’s still early so this could change. But there are many toys on the list this year that are perfect for many age groups. Not one in particular like when the Cabbage Patch Kid back in the 1980s took over the market. Go back further to the 1960s when Barbie was almost every little girl’s dream doll. That was before Google and the internet. Before Amazon. Word got around somehow and when Ken was born, OMG a boy doll!
First of all, don’t forget the Santa letter.
The Lalaloopsy Dolls are still popular and they too were a sneak-up “most wanted” toy.
Then came the Monster High Dolls. I thought they were the most unique and colorful dolls ever made. When I do go out to the stores, I find that section of the toy aisle still difficult to leave. I was a doll kid, both my girls were not. My youngest loved “Lucy”
And I bought her an “I Love Lucy” doll just for kicks when she was older. She still has it, box unopened. She watched the reruns starting when she was about 4 years old. Her laughter was so fun to listen to, the I Love Lucy laugh. This went on for years. One day she asked me what Lucy was doing now. She didn’t realize she was watching re-runs of past shows. Oh, I hated to tell her that Lucy had passed. It was like telling her a close friend had gone. She continued to watch the show for a couple more years but her laughter was not as contagious.
This year Barbie Fast Cast Clinic Playset is hot in the UK, and probably will catch on in the US, we do usually follow each other eventually.
Barbie Alive Shimmer’ n Splash Mermaid Baby Doll is making a splash in the market with the kids. This looks like a winner this year 2021.
Rainbow High Color Charge Car convertible.. really wicked cool.
L.O. L. Surprise! It’s still selling big time. It must be the anticipation of not knowing what’s inside that promotes it. I believe that’s what sold the Cabbage Patch Kids. But this is totally different.
They were not all alike, some boys, some girls, and each had their own papers inside the box. Adoption papers with details of their birth. It was the adoption papers that sold that doll, the anticipation.
Also, high up there on the list of popular toys for Christmas 2021 is the Disney Princess Ultimate Celebration Castle. Hey folks, make it a little larger and I would live in it! Beautiful. Great gift for the girls, but you really can’t always judge. My older girl wouldn’t be interested in that at all. Give her a Big Wheel, the black-colored one that spun around and beat feet. The boys in the neighborhood were jealous. And she had no mercy! Still doesn’t! Just ask her brother.
My son wanted a tarantula in a glass cage at the pet store, or maybe an extra large snake for Christmas. I drew the line at that. He didn’t keep track of his things, left them around, room a mess. If I ever found a spider cage unlocked and empty, I would have to sell the house. Especially one that had housed a tarantula.
Although not to get off track here I met a lady at the airport a few years ago from Arizona who told me she had a pet spider, a tarantula that lived under her refrigerator and greeted her every morning expecting breakfast. Really, I’m not kidding. To each their own.
I’m not choosing one super-popular toy yet but I will guess that it will be a Moose Toy. Moose has made award- winning-toys so good and is being called out as the most creative company in the industry. They have put the WOW and OMG back into the toy. And we all love to hear that Christmas morning.
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