I wouldn't be a holiday season without some kind of a crazy toy trend now would it? For those of us that are old enough to remember things like the slinky and the cabbage pack dolls, you know what I mean. Even slightly younger readers can probably recall pogs or certain video games that were classified as "must haves" around this time of year. Well, for Christmas 2009, we have a very unique toy that's taking the world by storm.
I'm referring to, of course, the Zhu Zhu Pet Hamsters. These little guys offer a lot of the benefits that a regular hamster does, without the mess! They're basically little robot hamsters that run on batteries and behave in fairly realistic ways. They come from China and were created by the same company that came up with the Power Puff girls. One thing that should be noted is that the name of this toy is actually pronounced "Joo Joo". That said, if your kid keeps on talking about wanting to go to the "Zoo Zoo", chances are he just wants a robot hamster or two for Christmas.
Now, the toy itself is actually pretty cool. Like many toys today, the Zhu Zhu pets are actually quite smart. There are two different modes that offer the kid(or parent) quite a few hours of fun. The first mode is nurturing. This is great if you want your kid to settle down. The highlight of these toys, though, is the adventure mode. It's in this state, that the hamsters run around, interacting with their environment and even their robot hamster peers! The names of the hamsters are also adorable. We have Pipsqueak, Patches and Mr. Squiggles. All of them are slightly unique so it's worth getting your hands on more than one if you can!
Of course, the best part about these little guys is the fact that you can accessories them. There are playhouses and exercise wheels that help your new little pets keep busy. They also increase the shelf life of these toys. If you're a parent, chances are you've seen your children get sick of certain toys pretty quick. With an ever growing supply of zhu zhu pet hamster accessories, this will never happen.
Now, getting your hands on these little guys is getting harder all the time. You may want to consider checking out Amazon Zhu Zhu Pets for some last minute zhu zhu pets. Good luck!