'Frozen' Fans Are Making Their Parents Broke


Let's say you are the parent of a kid who is obsessed with Frozen, the top-grossing animated film of all time. And, let's say as a parent, you promised to buy your little one all the wonderful Frozen swag that Disney has to offer. What do you do? If you're like many who are finding themselves in this situation, you go out and buy it, even if it means putting a major dent in your wallet. 

According to reports, Frozen merchandise has become so scarce lately that parents are shelling out thousands of dollars on eBay for dolls, dresses, and other swag. A maternity-wear designer recently told the New York Post that a friend paid $1,200 on the site for an Elsa doll after promising to get one for her daughter's Frozen-themed birthday party. “By this point, she didn’t care about the price,” she told the Post. “She didn’t want to disappoint her daughter.” 

Naturally, parents have also gotten into physical fights, tried to guilt store clerks into obtaining official merchandize, and created a frenzy that experts liken to the 1980s Cabbage Patch Kids craze. 

Parents, just a tip. Once the next big things come out, your kids won't care about Elsa, Anna, and the rest of the bunch. They will leave the dolls by the wayside and inevitably outgrow the dresses. So, let's all just chill and teach the future leaders of the world to have a little bit patience. And, hey, if you can't deliver something to them now, you can always wait until Frozen 2

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