Kids stuck on Stikeez a headache for parents

01 September 2015 - 02:03 By Aarti J Narsee and Nashira Davids

They are cute, only a few centimetres tall and seem harmless. But they are driving some parents to distraction and have been banned from certain schools.Barely a month after Pick n Pay introduced them, Stikeez figurines have put children in a frenzy and parents out of pocket.Marketing analyst Chris Moerdyk said the phenomenon of "pester power" - whereby children nag their parents into buying items - is here to stay.

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