The hell is the deal with these Zhu Zhu Pet things?

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  1. NGW

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    Toys R Us sent me an email about them. People calling up the Target I work at constantly asking for them/them almost always being out of stock/us having a sign up saying only 4 per customer, etc.

    Seriously the hell is the big deal with these things? I've seen 'em, I see what they do and all, but really...how did that become the big toy of the holiday season this year? Is it that kids get the "fun" of having a hamster without the biting and floor shitting?

    Really glad I grew up the decade I grew up in.
     
  2. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    itll die a horrible death just like the Furbies franchise
     
  3. Scythe

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    What are they?
     
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    If I had to guess

    Some kind of tamigachi-thingy.
     
  5. Mr. Sparklebot

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    I think they're animatronic little hamsters that run around and shit (not literally). They have like hamster balls and mazes and stuff for them.
     
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    Well you may as well just buy a real hamster then!
     
  7. Sol Fury

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    But then you'd have to feed them, and clean up after them and stuff! With an electronic pet there's none of the mess or fuss.


    And none of the satisfaction either.


    Because most of the fun owning a pet is when they do something extremely silly and funny, and the companionship, none of which you get from an electronic pet.

    I can understand it for families whose kids want pets but don't have the time to take care of them, but really, I think it's a bad thing. It's objectifying the idea that pets are for Christmas and not life.
     
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    I give it a couple of months tops before they end up under the bed, battery depleted and forgotten next to some bakugan figures.
     
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    Ohh, those things.
     
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    Well said!! bwa ha ha :lol 
     
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    I don't think so. My little cousin pulled one of those out the other day because it was time to feed it. She showed it to me, and I didn't think much about it. But now that I think back, she was really geeked out about that thing and really seemed to like it.
     
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    it is just further proof this generation is retarded.......
     
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    i can see it now in 25 yrs.... zhuzhuw2005.com
    hah i saw them in the store actually, was walking around at midnight and saw a few ppl walk out with the only 6 the stores had since they were advertised
     
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    Tell me about it. I have nephews ages 9 and 6. I can't buy them toy presents anymore because they just play video games and that's all. Depressing.
     
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    Those are lame :lol 
     
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    LOL! I laughed when I read the above post!

    That's scary! But I think most kids around that age will still play with toys. However I can understand the appeal of console games...the more I play with mine the less I think about toys! X)

    On a side note "zhu zhu" in one of the Chinese languages may mean "piggy". "zhu" by itself means "pig" but of course I'm going by the English version known as hanyu pinyin.

    In the end, the chinese characters may mean another thing. I find it ironic if the company's name is "piggy" and it doesn't produce toy pigs! X)
     
  18. Pimpimus Prime

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    These things are worse than Tickle Me Elmo. Scalpers are going nuts for these things because they can sell them for 5x what they're worth.
     

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