Prediction

Dec 24, 2016
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict what will be the big must-have toy in the Christmas of 2017. But first, let me tell you all that support for NPR comes from NPR stations and Ballard Spahr, a national law firm providing services in litigation, compliance and transactions to clients across industries, assessing the impact of national events and legal developments to keep clients informed. Learn more at ballardspahr.com.

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BRIAN BABYLON: It's going to be the Fisher-Price artisanal opium den.

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SAGAL: Amy Dickinson.

AMY DICKINSON: Seeing the state of education in this country, Hasbro has come out with a new board game. It's called connect two.

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SAGAL: And Adam Felber.

ADAM FELBER: Well, given the way things are going, it'll be nuclear holocaust survivor Barbie. Mutant Ken and remnants of Barbie Dreamhouse not included.

BILL KURTIS: And if any of that happens, panel, we'll ask you about it on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

SAGAL: Thank you, Bill Kurtis. Thanks also to Brian Babylon, Amy Dickinson and Adam Felber. Thanks to all of you for listening. I am Peter Sagal.

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