“In a normal year, Basic Fun, based in Boca Raton, Florida, can export everything its customers order from its factories in China. ‘It’s automatic,’ Foreman said. The company can ‘set it and forget it.’ But not this year. Not in a year in which 20-foot and 40-foot shipping containers became scarce and more expensive to deliver goods from factories overseas to US ports and back. The spot rate of booking a 40-foot container from Shanghai to Los Angeles hit $10,229 the first week of August, up 238% from the same time a year prior.” Storage containers are scarce, so toymakers are focused on small, squishy toys for the holidays. (After the last couple years of craziness, I was planning to get my kids stress-toys anyway…)