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Songs intended for kids have a way of getting stuck in adults’ heads. Such is the case with “Baby Shark” from Pinkfong. The wildly popular tune has more than 147 million views on YouTube and is a hit with little ones. The video depicts an adorable family of sharks singing the super-catchy song.
If that wasn’t enough, this holiday season, you can buy two official Baby Shark Toys by WowWee. First, there’s a cuddly doll shark. There’s also a sound cube. Both play the song when squeezed. Even though they were just made available for pre-sale as of Dec. 1, the toys are so popular that they are already sold out on Amazon (it took just two days!). More will be added, but the company is not sure when.
“We do not have a date yet, (we’re) hoping by the end of this month but probably not in time to ship for Christmas,” company spokesperson Dave Malacrida told All The Moms by email.
Originally priced at $17, the singing sharks are now being sold for way above retail price by third-party sellers. The baby shark is available for either $99.99 or $199.99. The same is true for the sound cube. The baby shark version of that toy was originally priced at $8, but is now going for $69.99 on Amazon.
If you’re absolutely desperate to get your hands on one these sharks for a lower price, you can get the Korean version for $44.90 on Amazon. the only catch? It only sings in Korean, not English.
Because these official toys are sold exclusively through Amazon, there’s really no other way to get them until they come back in stock. If you can wait until after the holiday, you’ll probably be able to snag them at a much more reasonable price.
If it’s just a shark toy, in general, you’re after, check out the three-foot-long plush shark from Ikea.
Are shark toys on your kids’ wish lists this year?