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From Hatchimals to Fingerlings: A Comprehensive Guide to Popular Toy Franchises

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Even though we’d love to see ourselves as youthful, it’s easy to be mystified by all the popular toys for children on the market these days. There’s seemingly a big love for animatronic friends, who can honestly tell the difference between a Fingerling and a Shopkin (or a Hatchimal). Naturally when you get ahold of your grandchild’s Christmas list this season you’re bound to be confused by all the non-words that are populating your page. But don’t worry, we’re here to clear things up for you.

So because you want them to have a Christmas to remember (and you want to know what on Earth you’re buying) here’s a brief guide to some of the most popular toys that you may not be entirely familiar with.

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