So far, the hottest Christmas 2009 toy is the Zhu Zhu Pet Hamsters available at Walmart and Toys R Us.Â The furry little smart pets are already creating a stir. To avoid the rush, they can be ordered for roughly $25-$30 now at Amazon.
Description of the toy on the box: Zhu Zhu Pets are the worldâ€™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. Over a dozen add-ons can be purchased to build an ever-evolving hamsterworld for your hamsters to play in and explore. Zhu Zhu Pets are the newest craze among kids and expected to be the most popular toy of the year!
There are five different Zhu Zhu hamsters:
Patches â€“ the flower-loving hamster
Chunk â€“ the laid back surfer hamster
PipSqueak â€“ the petite powerhouse hamster
Mr. Squiggles – the hamster who loves to explore
Num Nums â€“ the hamster with an affinity for yummy food
A short list of accessories for Zhu Zhu pets:
Hamster wheel and tunnel
Hamster-mobile and garage
Spiral slide and ramp
Surfboard and sleep dome
Skateboard and U-turn
Pet bed and blanket
Pet carrier and blanket