Monday, November 16, 2009
Flying off Target shelves...
You can file this post in the "I just don't get it!" department. Zhu Zhu Pets (shown) are proving to be one of the hottest toys this holiday season, so much so that Target and other big retailers can't keep them in stock. Target, in fact, is limiting them to four per customer, and some parents are resorting to Amazon.com, where the critters sell for at least twice the $8-to-$10 price.
Zhu Zhu Pets are dubbed "the world’s first innovative, realistic, interactive, plush, and artificially intelligent hamsters that talk and move around in their own playsets." Zhu Zhu Pets include two play modes: nurturing mode where the hamsters coo and purr, and adventure mode where the hamsters explore their habitat with intelligent audio and mechanical responses to various habitat stimuli. Of course, there's also over a dozen add-ons for sale to build an ever-evolving hamsterworld for your Zhu Zhu to explore.