Christmas and Millennium Overview

Christmas 1999 see a whole host of Christmas goodies available
for the collector – along with just as many (actually more)
Millennium collectibles. We featured a number of these collectibles
in previous issues of the WCN Magazine (check the back
issues
) and thisiscollecting.com
has a list of the majority of what is available on the collectables
front.

This feature looks at some of the toys that are available.

PokemonIf
you didn’t know the hot toy this Christmas is Pokemon. Previous
years have seen Furbys, Toy Story, Teletubbies, and Cabbage
Patch Dolls all take top spot.

So far no one Pokemon toy has caught the attention but the range
as a whole is selling well. Trading cards though are proving
popular.

Britney Spears Dolls
Britney Spears Dolls have also been tipped by a number of stores
to hit the Number One spot (pictured right).
Other dolls to look out for are Generation Girl Barbie
and the Millennium version called Princess Barbie in a navy
and silver ball gown.

Ty's The End BearOther
contenders for the Top Ten include: Star Wars, Flat Eric, Alien
Eggs, WWF Wrestling figures, Jellikins, Tech Deck, and Bounce
Around Tigger which was a hit last year and now has to contend
against Talking Pooh and Walking Baby Pluto!

And of course Beanie Babies with
Ty’s The End bear (pictured above left)
looking to be most sought after. Disney and Warner Bros
have also brought out beanies for Christmas and the Millennium
– many of these have already sold out. The Xmas sets also included
variations in different countries and country exclusives.

Warner BrosDisneyThe
Warner Bros Millennium set includes all the main characters
– Scooby Doo, Taz, Marvin, Tweety, Sylvester and of course Bugs
Bunny in party hats ready for New Years Eve (pictured
right).

The Disney 2000 beanies include Mickey, Donald and Goofy (pictured
left).

Action ManActually
most of the beanie ranges have specials of some sort or another!

Naturally the Millennium is
being used to great marketing advantage by manufacturers and
this year sees many traditional toys taking on a Millennium
mantle including: Millennium Scrabble, Millennium Trival Pursuits,
and Millennium Monopoly.

Hasbro has released a Millennium Action Man Astronaut equipped
with Millennium Countdown watch.

Merry Christmas and Enjoy the Toys!