Every minute there are new characters invading the toy scene, and on top of the already present dolls and action figures, this influx results in a dizzying experience for those who keep up with children's trends. And if you do not sit and research what is hot in kiddie vogue, you may regret it at the next big birthday party. You don't want to be the one who presents the birthday boy (or girl!) with a refurbished Garbage Pail Kid . Do your research and avoid being that relative.