New & Improved Zhu Zhu Babies??!! (Video Review)

Good Evening, Zhu Zhu Lovers!

A couple of nights ago, I noticed a peculiar new peg in the toy dept at our Walmart.  It was empty at the time, but when I grabbed my groceries yesterday I found what I had been searching for... the elusive new Zhu Zhu Babies! 

Though there has been some speculation that these little Babies might be kittens, following the trend of the just-released Zhu Zhu Puppies, these are definitely baby hamsters.  They are referred to as "hamster tots" on the packaging.  It appears that this line is a new generation, replacing the baby hamsters of last year. 

There were two different sets available.  This basic set includes 1 baby hamster, swaddling blanket, plastic bottle and 2 plastic toys.  These were only $3.88 each!  There are several colors, and some are standing while others are on all fours as though crawling.

This was tagged the "deluxe set" and cost $8 each.  It includes a baby, a hat, sleeping bag, baby carriage, and bottle/2 toys.

Above is a video review I did of these cuties!

Here is a scan of the back of the packaging... I know it is small but you get the idea :-)  These new Babies are definitely going to be a hand-full!


Zhu Zhu Pets™ Toys in Burger King Kids Meals NOW!!

Hello Zhu Zhu Hunters!

It has been a long time... TOO LONG... since I updated the blog.  For that I apologize.   We certainly have a lot of catching up to do!

I have been keeping an eye on the fast food sites, and I am very pleased to announce to you that starting this week, Burger King has Zhu Zhu Pet™ Kids Meal toys!!  I have been anxiously awaiting the day when a ZZP would show up in a happy meal ☺

There are 16 different toys, 4 each of 4 different types.  In honor of the event, my 4 year old and I had Kids Meals for lunch.  At our BK, there are currently these four available:

It appears that the car/skateboard/surfboard hamsters are interchangable on their various accessories.  (I have not opened Mr Squiggles or Pipsqueak.... those are going in stockings!).  You can remove the hamsters and play with them alone, as well.  They are actually quite large, approx half the size of a full-size ZZP!  

I purchased my daughter and myself the Kids Meals for lunch, and I was able to buy the 2 other toys for $1.80 each.  Inside the toy package, there is a $5 off coupon for the ZZP Wild Bunch or Kung Zhu Nintendo games for use at Toys R Us.

These are some really cute, fun toys.... collect all 16 if you can! 


Zhu Zhu Pets™ Easter Baskets, Series 3 Hamsters, and Twitter party TONIGHT!

Hello, Zhu Zhu Fans!

Thanks goes to Rebecca for giving me this heads-up: you can order Zhu Zhu Pets™ themed Easter baskets from Build-a-Bear's website!  These may also be available in stores...can anyone confirm or deny this?  There are 4 different versions to choose from, consisting of a hamster, outfit, automobile, $5 B-a-B giftcard, basket, and candy.  Prices are $30-35 each.

Series 3 hamsters have arrived!  They were available on TRU.com several days ago, but out of stock right now.  As you can already guess, tons have shown up on eBay.  If you have a TRU nearby, you may be able to grab Spottie, Rocky, Moo, or Tex for your Easter baskets.  TRU is running a "Buy 2 get 1 free" ZZP special online.... or a free ZZP with any accessory $12.99 and up....so this may also be available instores!

Last but not least:


There will be a St. Paddy's day ZZP Twitter Party tonight from 7-8pm EST.  Remember, there WILL be prizes!!  Last time I won a Winkie and red coupe!!

Are you ready for another fantastic Zhu Zhu Pets Twitter party with Mom Select? I love to party with hostess @MomTalkRadio and the ladies of Mom Select, but we're even more excited than usual because this party combines our favorite furry friends with the fun of St. Patrick's Day!

Instead of leprechauns and pots of gold, we'll be chasing those lovable hamsters as they Zhu-Zhu-Zhoom into the twitter-sphere. With new hamster friends coming out all the time, there's

more Zhu Zhu Pets than there are colors in the rainbow! Join the party for a chance to win great prizes and get a head start on your collection.

Zhu Zhu Pets(TM) St. Patrick's Day Twitter Party

Date: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. EST

Location: #LuckyZhuZhu

Host: @MomTalkRadio (Maria Bailey, Founder of MomSelect)

Grab the kids and settle in for a green-themed Zhu Zhu

extravaganza! Make sure you brush up on your Zhu Zhu knowledge by visiting the

hamster blog on http://www.zhuzhupets.com/. These critters may be small but they have huge personalities and lots of unique facts, including their own symbols, birthdays and collector numbers! Party attendees will even have the exclusive opportunity to share their thoughts on creating the NEWEST Zhu Zhu Pet. Now, that's luckier than a four-leaf clover!


Series 2 Zhu Zhu Pets... $5.99 this week at Aldi!

Hello, Zhu Zhu Maniacs!

Here is a huge heads-up... this week at Aldi stores, Zhu Zhu Pets™ are advertised for $5.99 each!  Special purchase items are generally available on Wednesdays, but our store often puts them out the afternoon/evening before.  Although I am not sure which ones will, in fact, be in stock, Series 2 hamsters are the ones pictured in the paper ad and on the website.  I plan on stopping by our Aldi store after school.  We are making a couple of Zhu Zhu Pets™ baskets for our school's big fundraiser, and I will give you a guess who is in charge of them!

You may have noticed that Walmart has RAISED the prices of the large hamsters to $9 each.  This is after they have been on rollback to $7.44 for at least a month.  If you have an Aldi store near you, Walmart will match the $5.99 price.  However, our Walmart has only had Series 1 hamsters in at this point.

A little birdie told me that some Series 3 hamsters are starting to show up!  More about that tomorrow....

Fluffy the bunny is HERE!

Good Morning, Zhu Zhu Fans!

The above photo was posted on my local Hallmark chain's Facebook page just a little bit ago!  Fluffy is finally here!

They have already shown up on eBay... of course!  It appears that the retail price is $12.95. 

Zhu Zhu Pets™ in Japan(ese)...and more Kung Zhu!

Good Morning, Zhu Zhu Addicts!

A few days ago, I noticed a link added to the very top of the Zhu Zhu Pets™ homepage that directs you to the ZZP section of the SegaToys site.  Looks very cool, huh?  My trusty page translator was very helpful on this website.  It appears the hamsters are going to retail for 1000 Yen (about $11 US dollars) with a release date of April 3!  Some of the names might be changing a bit... for instance, my translator is saying Mr. Squiggles name is "Mr. Sukuiguru".  I think I sort of like it ☺


I always enjoy the articles StLouisToday.com does regarding Cepia and Zhu Zhu Pets™.  Their newest one can be found HERE.  They talk about the sweeping wins at the TOYT awards, as well as some of the new product lines to be introduced.  (From what I have read, it sounds like the new products will start showing up around May/June). 

I really think the Kung Zhu is going to be huge.  Some of those Bakugan and Pokemon-loving boys who felt the original ZZPs were too girly or little-kidish will jump right on these!  They don't look so sweet, do they?  I am excited to see what happens when these are released!

My favorite quote from the article: "Parents can also expect Zhu Zhu Pets-licensed bedding, pajamas, crafts and backpacks to follow."  I can't wait to get my girls new backpacks for school!

Kung Zhu Hamsters Photo!

Good Morning, Zhu Zhu Fans!

I have been scouring the Internet since yesterday, trying to find some photos of the Kung Zhu™ line of hamsters that were unveiled at the Toy Fair 2010... and today I found some!  Though I don't have a boy (yet), I do have 5 nephews who are totally into Bakugan.  I can see how this hamster line will appeal to the boys who enjoy this sort of fighting toy!
"There's also a much-anticipated Kung Zhu line of battling hamsters geared primarily for boys aged 8 to 12.

Katz said the Kung Zhu line will have eight initial characters split into two battling groups called "Special Forces" and "Ninja Warriors."

"We're using a smart chip technology to create good and evil action figures that come to life," said Katz.

"As you put them through training, these characters will transform their personality," he said.

Katz said the Kung Zhu hamsters start off as "cute" and "mild-mannered." Then they become "fighting, battling warriors."

"You can actually hear that transformation take place," Katz said.

Kung Zhu hamsters feature snap-on armor, weapons, vehicles and a "battledome."

"It's all the things that boys really love," said Katz. "But the coolest thing is that you don't know who the winner or the loser is going to be."