9:26 am November 30, 2009, by Theresa Walsh Giarrusso
The must-have toy of this holiday season is a mechanical hamster that scurries about your home.
My husband is baffled by its popularity. When the Wii was the “It” toy he understood. Even the Tickle Me Elmo he got, but why the mechanical hamster?
I totally get why the Zhu Zhu hamster would be popular. They’re cute, they run, they DON’T poop or chew things. But most importantly, according to many articles, they’re cheap – only $7.99.
The only problem is stores can’t seem to keep the Zhu Zhu in stock. Luckily, my kids haven’t mentioned them so I don’t have to worry about chasing (hehehe) them down this season.
Here are a bunch of stories about the Zhu Zhu Pet craze:
So what do you think: Do your kids want a Zhu Zhu Pet this Christmas? Will you buy one? Have you already bought one? Did you have to fight off another lady? Do you understand why they are the hottest toy of the season? What other “It” toys have baffled you?
How do toys become the “It” toy?
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