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Old 11-18-2009, 12:50 AM
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First major Christmas toy fad that I can remember with enough lack of availability to cause normal human parents to turn into crazed monsters was the Cabbage Patch Kids, back in the early 80's.
I remember hearing about that in the news, and being truly shocked that people who were supposed to be adults acting like that. That was before I started in retail and found out just how horrible people can be.

Since then, it seems there's always some hot toy that people are willing to kill each other over. I remember back in the '90s it was those Tickle Me Elmo dolls. As Christmas got close, I saw people selling them in the paper for hundreds, even thousands of dollars. I had to laugh when Christmas was over and a lot of the ads were still there, apparently because they weren't able to sell them at those ridiculous prices.
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