Hot toys on layaway leads to shortage

Some of the holiday season's hottest toys are already flying off shelves, since retailers like Wal-Mart, Kmart and Toys R Us pushed up their layaway plans earlier this year.

Furby

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  • Maker: Hasbro
  • Price: $54-$59
  • Age: For ages 6 and up

The funky-colored creatures are back again for children to chat with, play with, and take care of. One tip for the kids: how they treat their furry friend will determine how it treats them back.

Some stores are already running low on the toy, which comes with a free app for Apple (AAPL) devices to help feed it and translate Furbish, each Furby's first language.

- Last updated October 18 2012 04:18 PM ET

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