These Christmas Toys Can Be Incredibly Hard to Find in Illinois
When I was in third grade, the Cabbage Patch doll was the hottest Christmas gift that was impossible to find, and for those who had to have one under their tree, paying over 10 times the retail price was normal.
Then I remember that scary Furby toy causing riots in toy stores or trying to find the latest video game console within two months of Christmas. Better chance of seeing a unicorn.
Which toys will be the most wanted for Christmas 2022?
It’s debatable what the hottest toy of Christmas 2022 will be, but there are a few early pioneers who already have parents scrambling to get their hands on one.
Magic Mixies crystal ball
Target in Rockford still had one for $84.99, and there are already several on Ebay for $143.
The Toniebox is going to be a hot gift request from younger people and is likely to be one of the hardest to find in stores. The popular Disney Frozen Toniebox is currently out of stock at Rockford Walmart, but there were other Tonieboxes available at Best Buy in Janesville.
It’s nearly impossible to find one on store shelves unless you know when a new shipment is coming or you have a friend at the store who can buy one as an “employee.” If and when you find one, you’ll likely pay upwards of $600.
Pop It Pro
If Pop-Its are addictive, wait until you see the Pop-It Pro which has lights and play similar to the Simon interactive light show from the 80s.
Kinetic Sand Swirl N’ Surprise
It’s like a 3D version of the Spirograph with the use of kinetic sand you can create like never before. And you can even let the kids play with it when you’re done.
Nintendo Switch OLED
Take your games on the go with a gorgeous 7-inch OLED display and connect to a large TV with a built-in wired LAN port. There were a few left to pick up the next day for $349 at Target and Game Stop locations in Rockford at the time of this article’s publication.
Super Mario Kart 24-V Drifting Ride On Racer
My 8 year old self would like THIS for Christmas. In fact, my 48 year old self wants this for Christmas. With a top speed of 8 mph, the Super Mario Kart retails for $398 and is currently out of stock at Target and Walmart in Rockford. If you order today (October 19) from Walmart, it will arrive before the end of October, according to their website.