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Two brothers spotted a toy hamster in China and figured out how to make it a viral hit in the US, sparking over $1 million in sales. Here's the inside story of how it happened

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement On Christmas Day in 2018, Jessie Carbone unwrapped something far more interesting than a sweater: a talking toy hamster .
"My mom thought they'd make a hilarious stocking stuffer," she told Business Insider.
The 6-inch tall plush hamster is able to "listen" to what you say, and repeat it back in a high-pitched hamster voice. "We actually use it all the time to prank my dad," she joked.
Carbone likely wasn't the only one to open a talking toy hamster that Christmas either. The item is now considered a viral product. Enter "talking toy hamster" into the search bar on...
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