Okay so wikipedia says:
A trend is something that somehow becomes popular within mainstream society over a long period of time.
A fad is something that is very popular with a small group of people for a short period of time.
A craze is a product, idea, cultural movement, or model that gains popularity among a small section of the populace then quickly migrates to the mainstream.
Result: one confused mother
Hugh: Mum all the boys have bakuguns?
Helen: Really "wow" (what the!!!)
Hugh: balls that open when you drop them.
Helen: much clearer now
Yesterday when Hugh and I were out getting his hair cut he wanted to show me. Bakugun (even Den knew what they were!) Battle Brawlers are action-figure warriors, that are tucked into spheres that pop open when they're rolled onto a game card, where they gather points.
Okay ... birthday soon you can have one. $5 later for one teeny tiny ball. A ball that I will quickly add broke before we were even home! EEEKKK! (I said much worse in the car - poor Hugh). Hugh is very gentle so not like he was rough with it.
Back we go.
Exchange the Baku-bloody-gun!
Now he is too afraid to use it!
So ... I return to my question ... what makes a craze?
And can someone tell me how long this one will last please. I am still recovering from YuGiOh cards!
Give me Barbies any day!