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Welcome to YoYo Nation

Updated: August 13, 2009, 5:52 PM ET
By Matthew Iles | Special to Page 2

Children have such an insatiable thirst for toys, it can sometimes be downright frightening.

My childhood swirled around the rise of Beanie Babies, Pogs and Pokemon, all of which can be found in the dictionary appropriately next to the word "fad." Once the cause of many tears -- "Mom, you bent the tag? Now Patti Platypus isn't mint condition anymore!" -- Beanie Babies have since been relegated to relative stuffed-animal obscurity. Pogs were really just plastic chips, definitely not ...

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