I think the first time I received a Beanie Baby was from my late Uncle Reggie. He used to run a country store at Lake Malone but he would also go antiquing and look for new fads. I think every Christmas or special occasion, like when I graduated from college, when he was still active with the store, I got a Beanie Baby.
One of the hottest toys last Christmas was the Hatchimal. It's this fuzzy, bird-like creature that hatches, simple enough. However, several customers complained the Hatchimal didn't hatch which lead to a class action lawsuit that was filed in January. Thank goodness, the Hatchimal Zoey received for her birthday did hatch. Here's the beginning of the process.