Did our holiday tech trends blog get you thinking ahead about the 2017 holiday season and what you’ll be stocking in your Amazon store? We hope it did! Though tech is a great area to focus your store’s inventory, we would be remiss if we neglected one of the other major shopping categories during the holidays... TOYS!!
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It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t remember the craze of the Tickle Me Elmo, the Furby, or more recently, Hatchimal. As a parent, this may send a shudder down your spine, but as an Amazon FBA seller this should make you feel a twinge of excitement!
With a lot of research, a bit of strategy, and a little luck your store could be stocked with items that not only sell themselves but you can also be on the winning side of the game of supply and demand. To help you learn how to be successful selling on Amazon during the holidays we've rounded up a list of 5 of the projected top toys for the 2017 holiday season.
Star Wars everything: Since it was first released in 1977, the Star Wars fandom has continuously been hungry for more. As new movies continue to be produced, Star Wars memorabilia has been popular in all areas from clothing, toys, housewares, and more! With the latest film, The Last Jedi to be released in theaters this December, Star Wars memorabilia will be on the top of many wish lists. This year’s 2017 Toy Fair in New York City announced that Hasbro has plans to release a 40th anniversary collection of action figures that will be reminiscent of the originals. The nostalgia is strong with this one.
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Blind Bag Collectibles: The concept of blind bag toys is not new. Spun from the same concept as baseball cards, Magic Cards, and Pokemon Cards, the thrill of not knowing what your pack will contain has intrigued kids for decades. This year’s popular blind bag collecible include the new Hatchimals Colleggtibles, the smaller, more affordable form of the latest toy craze. Retailing for around $3 each. There are over 70 to collect in this first season including a few ultra-rare varieties. Also popular are Shopkins, Disney Tsum Tsums, and Squinkies ‘Do Drops, among others. Despite the low ticket price, parents will likely be buying these in bulk so stock up!
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Super NES Classic: As if the reboot of the Star Wars action figures did have you pining for your childhood already, other manufacturers are also playing up the nostalgia factor big time this year. Riding the tails of the continued success of the rebooted Nintendo Classic, the company has just recently announced the release of an updated Super NES Classic just in time for the holiday season. The console will feature 21 classic game favorites like Super Mario Brothers as well as a previously unreleased Star Fox 2.
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The New Teddy Ruxpin: Are you noticing a pattern yet? 2017 is all about nostalgia and as ‘80s babies are now having babies they’re all about recreating their childhood memories for their own children. At first glance the 2017 version of Teddy Ruxpin doesn’t look all that different, aside from putting on a vest, but once you begin interacting with him you learn that he’s been updated to please the new tech-savvy generation. He still tells stories and sings songs but his LCD eyes can express emotion and you can fast forward or pause him with just the press of a paw. And what good is a toy in 2017 if it doesn’t connect to the internet? Teddy is Bluetooth compatible and will sync to a smartphone app that also lets you download additional music and stories.
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Hatchimals (again): If you’re a parent or even knew a parent of young children last year you’ve probably heard of the Hatchimals craze. The Furby-esque creature that only came out of its egg after a few hours of touching (or prying). Yes, the original Hatchimals from 2016 have been upgraded and offer new varieties and colors causing them to be slated to once again be sitting atop this year’s wishlists.
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