This Christmas, don’t be surprised if you get some low-tech, classic toys under your tree.
It could be due in part to nostalgia, or to the economic downturn, but this holiday’s hot new trend is actually old. “Erector sets, Legos, Lincoln Logs and board games, card games, games that kids can play with their friends, their siblings, their moms and dads and grandpas and grandmas.” Doug Johnson is a retail analyst. He says, “Those toys have become very popular this holiday shopping season.”
Remember the Slinky, Shrinky Dinks, Tinker Toys? They’re back, too. Old or new, Johnson says kids just love toys. “Kids are kids and toys are toys.”
Retro toys encourage family participation and, Johnson says, parents can’t afford to spend a lot of money on something that will just be tossed into the closet.