What are the hottest toys this season? Every year, toy trade magazines make lists in October. This year, the list has stuff like:
What do all of these toys have in common? You cannot buy them. At least not for their list prices. eBay has plenty with 100%+ markup, though.
It's hype, mainly. It keeps people excited about giving the coolest thing.
BTW, the big rumor for the next shipment of Wii's to re-stock Target, Best Buy, Walmart and Circuit City is December 3rd. That's this Sunday. So be awake out there if you want to pick one up.