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Absence of ‘must-have’ toys hitting stores hard

The Cabbage Patch Kids were the must-have toys of the early 1980s.

11th December, 2004

The Cabbage Patch Kids were the must-have toys of the early 1980s. Demand for the dolls was so high that harassed parents found themselves queuing on the streets in a desperate attempt to get hold of one. To the delight of retailers, demand out stripped supply and profits soared.

The toy industry has long been dominated by “must-have'‘ items; those sacred toys that children can't exist without. Among them were the Furby, the Teletubbies, Barney...

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