Anyone think these will be a future collectible?
THE toy to have this Christmas is apparently the Zhu Zhu Hamster.
Zhu Zhu Hamsters...
Part of the Zhu Zhu Pets range, these battery-operated, artificial-intelligence-equipped hamsters can drive around in little cars, go up and down playset ramps and their "brains" can retain information that allows them to remember which room of their hamster habitat they are in (hamster habitat sold separately, of course!) When they are in the "bathroom", they make teeth-brushing or toilet-flushing sounds and snoring noises when they're in the bedroom...
The interactive toy rodents sell for around $10 each (which is cheaper than a real hamster), although the playsets cost more - they're apparently sold out everywhere already, making them this year's Tickle-Me Elmo.
Other popular toys this year include the Mattel Mindflex, which measures brain activity via a helmet and uses this to move a ball through a course and the Constructicon Devastator Transformer which combines six different transformers to create one giant robot that talks - given the collector status Transformers enjoy already, THAT one's sure to be a future collector's item!
Or perhaps you'd prefer the first-recorded Best Selling Christmas Toy, 1964's Corgi James Bond Aston Martin DB5!