What do you think about the cost of toys these days?

United States
December 20, 2006 9:08am CST
I went to Wal-Mart to get my son the new Flywheels XPV. He wanted it for Christmas. I get to the store to find that not only is the toy $50 but unlike the days when I was growing up RC cars no longer come with the battery pack and charger inside. These are sold seperate and cost an extra 30 dollars. I dont believe how much more expensive toys are now than 15 years ago. Do you have any thoughts about this?
6 responses
• United States
23 Dec 06
Yea I know...there are some things I wanna get Vannah but i aint got no money.
• United States
23 Dec 06
i know. Just wait it will all work out. Thank you for your response.
• India
23 Dec 06
ya really the cost of the cars are really becoming increased day by day.dont know why but really its difficult to buy so many toys.
• United States
23 Dec 06
I agree. Its especially difficult if you have more than one child. Thank you for your response.
• India
20 Dec 06
costly very costly
• United States
21 Dec 06
Yes they are . Thank you for your response.
@hmshema (685)
• India
20 Dec 06
Now a days the toys are very expensive. Infact the toys business is very much flourishing in the market. What not, almost all the things are costly in the market.
• United States
20 Dec 06
Thats very true. Thank you for your response.
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
20 Dec 06
I think the toys are more expensive this year than they were last year! I was out looking at the my little pony and polly pocket items and many of them were $50.00! What the heck is that all about?!? Even the Dora castles were $50.00! They are made of plastic for pete's sake. I could see it if they were indestructable but these are toys that will eventually have lost pieces or will break. It really makes it hard to buy something your child will be really excited about. My middle daughter wanted the Amazing Allysen doll this year. I found it on sale for $60.00 and still thought that was outrageous.
• United States
20 Dec 06
Yes i know. I remember when Tonka trucks came out. They WERE indestructable and they didnt cost anywhere near the price of toys these days. And the furreal pony is nearly $300.00. Thats just crazy. Thank you for your response.
• United States
20 Dec 06
I can't believe how much some of the toys cost either! Even the video games are about $50 for the newest ones and I've found it really hard to keep within a budget with toy buying this year.
• United States
20 Dec 06
I thought it was just me. I went way over my budget this year. Thank you for your input.