If one visits enough retail stores on Thanksgiving Thursday and Black Friday, certain trends just seem to emerge. What toys are consistently sold out? What is the hot apparel item? Why isn’t that so-called hot doorbuster item not sold out for the next two weeks? By piecing the trends together, an investor could gain great insight into potential investments. Following TheStreet’s 36-hour live coverage at the start of the holiday shopping season, Brian Sozzi details the top trends he saw in Walmart and Target stores. You may be surprised that one of the trends involves a popular 1980s action figure.