THE TOP TEN Selling Toys At Christmas
Christmas time always leads to be people overspending and trying to find that one present that will make their kids Christmas. With promotions for every kind of present from computers and gadgets to toys and pushchairs Christmas leads to people buying strange things.
Christmas time always leads to be people overspending and trying to find that one present that will make their kids Christmas. With promotions for every kind... more
Zhu Zhu Pets - 2009
10 million sold. Russell Hornsby, the man who came up with the idea for these robotic hamsters, was inspired by the popularity of hamster footage on YouTube.
Playstation 3 - 2006
Over 81,000 PS3’s sold within the first 24 hours of the Japan release. In the U.S., PS3’s pre-sold for thousands of dollars online and, more than ever, people were camping outside stores.
Furby - 1998
1.8 million sold. Premature media coverage caught the attention of toy stores and Tiger had sold all of them before the factory had even started production. Parents were just as intrigued, because the toys sold out at the stores immediately. Over 14 million Furbies sold in 1999, but the Christmas of 1998 was the height of the Furby fervor because of its lack of availability. Furbies were re-selling for hundreds of dollars
Tickle Me Elmo - 1996
10 million and counting. In the run up to Christmas Tickle Me Elmo dolls were in such scarce supply that ads cropped up in newspapers asking for as much as $2000 per doll.
Cabbage Patch Dolls - 1983
almost 3 million sold. The dolls are the first instance of a fad toy causing the phenomena now known as Christmas Gift Buying Rage.
Atari - 1979
1 million sold. Pong was an adaptation of the company’s popular arcade game of the same name, and it became the most popular game of the 1975 holiday season, with sales of $40,000,000 for the year
Pong - 1975
150,000 sold. Adapted for the home from its original arcade home, pong was the introduction to home gaming.
Pet Rock - 1975
Over 5 million sold in six months. The fad peaked during the 1975 Christmas season and it is estimated that profits of over $15 million were made during the six months that Pet Rocks were popular.
Mr Potato Head - 1952
1 million sold. Mr. Potato Head was the very first toy advertisement on TV.
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