Squinkies are the hot item for the 2010 Christmas season. If you have not been able to find a Squinkie Bubble Pack in stock, do not give up hope! There may be a way to nab one before the holidays.
So, what are Squinkies you might ask? A Squinkie is a tiny toy made by Blip Toys. Squinkies are designed to look like a person or an animal. They come housed in their own little bubble. Squinkies can be worn on bracelets or used as a pencil topper. There are also larger, deluxe play sets designed to accommodate your Squinkies, such as the Gumball Surprise Playhouse. The Squinkie Bubble Packs and the accessories sell out as quickly as they hit the shelves, but that does not mean that you should give up. There are ways to be first to the gate when the shelves have been restocked with Squinkie items!
The retail price for a Squinkie Bubble Pack is approximately $10.00. If you want to pay as close to this price as possible, then you must wait for it to come back in stock at one of the major retailers. Toys R Us, Amazon.com and Walmart routinely restock their Squinkie selection, but at this price, they don’t last long.
One of the most effective methods for tracking down your Squinkie without paying a premium price is to sign up for a tracker. One example is Nowinstock.net. Simply enter your email information and select which Squinkies and accessories you are seeking, then select the retailers that you are interested in, and voila! If any of these items comes into stock, you will be notified via email so that you can race to the online retailer and get the item into your cart.
It is also free of charge, albeit time consuming, to call your local retailers and ask when stock is expected. If you are really desperate to get your Squinkies under the tree, you can scan ebay or amazon.com for Squinkie toys. However, you should be prepared for a premium price tag if you choose one of those options. Good luck!