Zhu Zhu Pets of Yesteryear: Must-Have Toys We’ve Overpaid for from Holiday Seasons Past

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Cabbage Patch Kids, Tickle Me Elmos, and Furbys, oh my.

It’s an annual holiday shopping season tradition, right up there with regifting: Some or another toy is extremely high in demand yet woefully low in supply, leading parents to bribe store clerks for insider toy shipment arrival info and consider spending $280 for a robot hamster package.

The Boston Globe takes a walk down Christmas craze memory lane with a fun photo roundup of must-have toys from holiday seasons past. I have no clue what a Tamagotchi is, but apparently you, me, and everybody else really wanted one bad in ’96.