Retiring Zhu Zhu Pets™?

Hurray for Friday!

One thing that has been circulating in the Zhu Zhu Pets™ rumor-mill recently is "retirement"... will the original 4 (or 5, counting Patches) be retired from production once the newest ZZP hamsters and merchandise starts hitting the shelves?

Although the WHEN is being kept secret, I did receive confirmation from Cepia that "all ZZP characters will have a retirement at some point or another."

Don't panic just yet, though! I know many of us might be scared as a result of the Beanie Baby days. Occasionally a new character would be released, just to be retired by Ty within a few days. The eBayers had a fabulous time with that! But this is just my opinion: I do not think Cepia will retire products until there has been ample time for consumers to purchase what they want. Of course, we will just have to wait and see what the future holds!

There is some interesting information that was posted on the Yahoo Finance page today re: Zhu Zhu Pets™ and the supply of them at TRU:

"Zhu Zhu Pets ALERT! Toys"R"Us Stocks Stores for Black Friday

Determined to make one of the biggest shopping days of the year enjoyable for customers, Toys"R"Us has big plans for Black Friday shoppers seeking a Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster, one of the hottest toys of 2009. The first 100 customers in line at their local Toys"R"Us store on Black Friday will each be given a ticket for the opportunity to purchase a Zhu Zhu Pet (with a limit of one per household).* With thousands of additional Zhu Zhu Pets being made available in Toys"R"Us stores throughout the day on Friday, and thousands more of the highly coveted Zhu Zhu Pets arriving regularly throughout December, gift-givers will have the best chance of finding the precocious little hamsters at Toys"R"Us."

I know that Walmart has been super-dry in terms of ZZP stock lately. Sounds like your best bet is TRU, though you will have to collect them one at a time :P
Have a great weekend everyone!


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