Since the shooting started in Iraq, toy soldiers, war games and even some plush and patriotic rodents in military garb are getting called up from factories and warehouses for the front lines of American retailing.
It’s a clear victory for the nation’s battalion of toy producers.
The breakout winner is military hamsters from Gemmy Industries, of Irving, Texas. Gemmy, whose previous product lines included a hamster CEO being led away in handcuffs, has been shipping a line of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines for several months.
And for all of your singing and dancing hampster needs here you go.