Furbies are back in popular demand and parents who may have owned one in the past are likely to buy one for their little ones. My childhood wouldn’t have been the same without those fury freaky toys, and according to the Wall Street Journal, they will be in many homes come December. Hit the jump for more.
A mix of retro toys like the new, tech-focused Furby and newer brands including the Skylander videogame and the freaky guys and ghouls of Monster High are generating the greatest buzz in the children’s toy aisle this holiday season.
Already, Hasbro Inc.’s HAS +1.51% refreshed and tech-focused Furby, a doll many observers say has the best chance to be a breakout star this year, is selling out on several retail websites. Online, Wal-Mart has almost completely run out of stock, and several colors can’t be purchased on Target’s website. Toys “R” Us and Amazon.com Inc. AMZN +0.78% appear better stocked for now, though more-popular colors on Amazon are selling above the list price.