Nothing gets us in the holiday spirit like an angry mob of customers fighting over a children’s toy. With the advent of online shopping, crazy store riots may seem like things of the past. So let’s take a trip down memory lane to the late 80s and mid-90s, when such events did occur around the holiday season. Specifically when it came to loving parents wanting to get their children the hot new toy of the season. Enter the Cabbage Patch Kids and the Tickle Me Elmo dolls. In this week’s episode, Diane tells us what made these toys so popular, and what lengths parents would go to in order to secure one to place under the tree. Buckle up, cause it is a wild ride!
Run Time: 33 minutes, 46 seconds
- Cabbage Patch Mania
- The Wild True Story Behind the Cabbage Patch Kids Riots
- The most popular Christmas Toy The Year You Were Born (Happy 20th birthday “Tickle Me Elmo!”)
- Tickle Me Elmo Craze
- Remember the Tickle Me Elmo Craze?
- Nintendo’s Virtual Boy Console