The latest fad in the realm of toys are Bakugans. They have probably been around for awhile but we aren't early adopters.
Bakugans are little 'balls' that are magnetic and when you roll them, they open up and become monsters such as dragons, snakes, etc. They are pretty cool actually.
From what I understand there is a TV show that they originated from and the toys are part of a board game that only boys under 12 understand. If you have estrogen coursing through your veins, don't even bother trying to figure it out.
On the last day of school, I told my boys who are 6 and 8 that we would go to Toys R Us and get some. And of course, we got there and there were NONE left.
There were tears.
There was a 20 minute tantrum in the parking lot.
And that was just me. (No it was my 6 year old but ya'll know I am prone to tantrums myself when I lose my great John Mayer concert seats).
Apparently adults are into Bakugans as well as they have become collector's items. People buy up all of them and resell them on EBay. So there aren't any left for the poor little kids who want them. Thanks, people. Next time you get to deal with the kicking an screaming!!!
We actually lucked out and found some at another Toys R Us a few days later. The cashier was amazed there were any left and one of his fellow workers overheard him and went and grabbed up all the rest. See what I mean?
Looks like we lucked out. Now if we can just keep the dog from eating them....
Bloggin off for now