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Remember holiday’s past when a ticklish red monster was all the rage? This year it is a a fake hamster. The are officially known as Zhu Zhu Pets, and these elecro mechanical rodents have some advantages over a real hamster. First of all they do not stink, chew up cardboard, or keep you awake at night when they run around their cages making noise. In fact, I don’t think they make a Zhu Zhu pet cage.
Kids really get excited when the Zhu Zhu pet hamsters start coo and scoot about unpredictably. Their parents are happy since the do not to have to clean up after the hamsters. If you are lucky enough to find Zhu Zhu Pet hamsters in the store they start at $8.98 each, so it sort of makets the hamsters are recession-friendly toy. However they are in short supply, the Zhu Zhu Pets are so popular that most stores cannot keep them in stock. The cute little pets are almost always sold out at the likes of Toys “R” Us, Wal-Mart and Target, though we are told that more will be on the shelves the day after Thanksgiving, when black friday shoppers wake up early to shop for Zhu Zhu Pets.
As part of our Zhu Zhu Pet tracker stories we are being told that Toys “R” Us will tens of thousands of Zhu Zhu Pets in stock on the Friday after Thanksgiving. But you will have to get up really early, Toys “R” Us stores will open on Thanksgiving at midnight, and the first 100 customers in line will receive a ticket for a Zhu Zhu Pet, with a limit of one for each household.
We are even hearing that Zhu Zhu Pets are being air shipped in to deal with the shortages. The Cepia company has increased production and is taking phone calls from parents desperately seeking Zhu Zhu Pets, as well as their slightly pricier accessories, like a ramp with slide and a garage with car. There is even a hamster surfboard.
By they way did you know that Zhu Zhu hamsters get their name from Chinese which means “little pig”, which the folks at Cepia thought was appropriate, given that hamsters are known for making messes.