“Smart Pets” Anticipated to be the Newest Craze Among Kids and the 2009 Toy of the Year!
ST. LOUIS–(Business Wire)– Zhu Zhu Pets hamsters have invaded the United States! From baseball stadiums to children`s hospitals, this new collection of adorable, furry, interactive pets is expected to overtake the nation, and catapult to the top of every child`s wish list. Riding on the heels of an extremely successful test market launch in Phoenix, and remarkable focus group findings, Zhu Zhu Pets are expected to be the newest craze among kids, and quite possibly the 2009 Toy of Year.
The best alternatives to real live hamsters, Zhu Zhu Pets hamsters don`t poop, die, or stink, but they are still a riot of motion and sound. They dart around in their hamster tubes and busily scurry from room to room. Simply pet the hamster`s back, set him down, and watch him Zhu Zhu Zhu-oom! Zhu Zhu Pets like to be picked up and snuggled too! Pet them gently on the nose, and they`ll squeak with contentment. These hamsters have over 40 different sound effects, depending on the unique environment they encounter.
“Zhu Zhu Pets hamsters are truly unlike anything on the market,” says Natalie Hornsby, brand development and marketing strategies, Cepia, LLC. “They`re completely interactive, as if they have a mind of their own.”
Zhu Zhu Pets drive around in little cars, zip up ramps and spin down slides, and run in their hamster wheels. Their artificial intelligence even allows them to know what room of their hamster habitat they are in. They make toilet-flushing or teeth-brushing sounds when they enter the bathroom, and sleeping noises and alarm-clock sounds when they go into their bedroom.
Zhu Zhu Pets are available as five different characters:
* Zhu Zhu Pets Patches – the flower-loving hamster
* Zhu Zhu Pets Chunk – the laid back surfer hamster
* Zhu Zhu Pets PipSqueak – the petite powerhouse hamster
* Zhu Zhu Pets Mr. Squiggles – the hamster who loves to explore
* Zhu Zhu Pets Num Nums – the hamster with an affinity for yummy food
Multiple Zhu Zhu Pets accessories are also available for purchase, allowing kids to collect and connect them all to create their own customized hamster habitats. Zhu Zhu Pets accessories include:
* Hamster funhouse
* Hamster wheel and tunnel
* Hamster-mobile and garage
* Spiral slide and ramp
* Adventure ball
* Surfboard and sleep dome
* Skateboard and U-turn
* Pet bed and blanket
* Pet carrier and blanket
Zhu Zhu Pets are available for sale at Walmart, Toys”R”Us, Target (beginning in October) and other select retailers. The national launch is already underwaywith a series of events in select cities across the country, including special promotions at major league baseball stadiums and deliveries to children`s hospitals by a professional athlete/celebrity.
Hamster parties will also be hosted around the nation by select moms for kids and their friends to experience Zhu Zhu Pets first-hand. The parties will include various hamster-related games and activities, while kids play with Zhu Zhu Pets and build their own hamster habitats. Zhu Zhu Pets will entertain children for hours on end, engage their imaginations in an entirely new interactive way, and provide a constant low-maintenance companion for kids desiring a pet of their very own.
What are Zhu Zhu Pets?
Zhu Zhu Pets are 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 hamster to play in and explore. Powered by 2 AAA batteries (included), Zhu Zhu Pets are suitable for ages 3 and up. For more information, please visit http://www.zhuzhupets.com.
Where to Buy Zhu Zhu Pet Hamster Toys?
Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster Pipsqueek – Yellow
Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster Mr. Squiggles – Light Brown
Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster Num Nums
Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster Chunk – White
Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster Funhouse (Hamsters Sold Separately)
Zhu Zhu Pets Adventure Ball
Zhu Zhu Pets Add On Garage
Zhu Zhu Pets Add On Hamster Wheel