Retailers are having a hard time keeping up with the demand for toys even though it’s still early in the holiday shopping season, The New York Post reports.
“The disappearance of Toys ‘R’ Us has left a big, empty hole in the US toy industry — and retailers are already falling behind in a scramble to fill it,” The Post reports. “Toy supplies at Walmart, Target and Amazon are looking spotty six months after the nation’s biggest toy chain closed its doors for good — and just days into the kickoff of the crucial holiday shopping season, sources told The Post.”
Among the toys that are already disappearing from shelves are “basic staples” such as Mattel’s Hot Wheels cars and Jurassic World action figures, the report notes.
“Likewise, according to manufacturer MGA Entertainment, at least two of this year’s top-selling toys have already sold out at most outlets before December despite their healthy price tags: the $49 Poopsie Unicorn, which expels glittery slime ‘poop,’ and the $300 Viro Vega electric scooter,” The Post adds.