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Hottest holiday gift selling out all over town

Posted at 11:23 PM, Dec 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-02 02:23:13-05

They're electronic, colorful, cute, and if you're trying to buy one in time for Christmas: good luck. 

Fingerlings are the hot toy this holiday season. The small, interactive animal toys are sold out at Toys 'R' Us stores, Targets, and Wal-marts across Las Vegas. 

"They're hard to come by," said Sasha Ball who found one of the last fingerlings at a Toys 'R' Us in North Las Vegas Friday. 

The shortage has caused spiked prices online. The toy, which sells for about $16 in store, is being resold for as much as $80 on websites like Amazon and Facebook Marketplace. 

Amy Markle bought multiple fingerlings in time for the holiday season with plans to resell them online. However, she had a change of heart. 

"I decided to give it away to people that really need it because my kids loved it," Markle said. 

Markle frequently buys and sells items through Amazon and said people can still find the real deal on the website. She advises people to check the website frequently every day. 

"They sell out within 2-3 minutes," she said. 

She also warns that fake fingerlings are easy to come across online. 

"They even come in the fake packages and everything. Unless it comes from the actual Amazon company, don't buy it from a third seller," she said.