Shoppers Line Up Outside Stores Hoping to Snag This Year’s Hot Toys

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DICKSON CITY -- When it comes to toys this Christmas season, some shoppers aren't playing around.

This year, two coveted items at the top of many Christmas lists are Hatchimals and a real throwback, a Nintendo NES Classic.

Hatchimals, similar to a Furby from years ago, run on real human attention and hatch from their eggs.

The NES Classic is a game console packed with 30 classic Nintendo games like Super Mario Brothers, Donkey Kong, and Zelda.

These hot toys are virtually impossible to find in stores and some people are listing them on Ebay for over 200 percent of their retail value.

Across our area, some people are camping out outside stores hoping to land the toys.

Some lined up as early as 3:30 p.m. Saturday, hoping to get their hands on a possible shipment of the toys Sunday.

According to the manager at Toys R Us, the store in Dickson City received 66 Hatchimals and 35 NES Classics. Those in line received tickets, and they were gone in 15 minutes at the store in Lackawanna County.

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