This is the time of year that kids everywhere spend hours peering through the giant Sears catalog dreaming of the toys and games they hope to get for Christmas. Notably absent this year are videogames of any sort. Since the collapse of the industry over the past year and a half, the toy section has been overrun with action figures, robots, and Cabbage Patch dolls.
It’s not a surprise that the NES isn’t featured, as it’s just now being test marketed in New York. If it’s a hit, I think we will see it in next year’s wish book. Until then, let’s take a look at some of the more popular toys that kids hope to receive this year.
See anything that you want? Transformers, Voltron, He-Man, and MASK are all items on my wish list. Hopefully you all get what you ask for.
Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He’s currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.