Friday, November 27, 2009

Mr Squiggles

In response to Tim's post about Black Friday, I thought I should make all of you aware of what this year's top toy is: Zhu Zhu Hamster. The one pictured below is "Mr. Squiggles." They also come in different colors with names like Pipsqueak, Num Nums, and Chunk. It's a toy only Courtney could dream up and the rest of us could make fun of. On Amazon, they are between $50 and $60 bucks and you can buy toy accessories (like a wheel, those plastic tubes, etc) for extra. All of the fun of a real hamster without all of the fuss of a real hamster. Wait, wait..... is a real hamster that fussy? I mean, sure you have to clean the cage and feed it, but why would you drop $60 on a toy that is sure to lose its luster the day after Christmas/ Hannakuh when you could spend $10 on the real thing and then when you get sick of taking care of it, just accidently let it free in the yard or secretly poison its water so it dies of "natural causes" in its cage. Too much? Did I cross a line?As the product description on Amazon says: "Each Zhu Zhu Hamter has its own unique personality & whimsical sounds. Loving Mode: Pet them, love them, hear them chatter. Explore Mode: Let them scoot, scamper, across the floor. Provide them with their Hamster Habitat. " Need I say more?

1 comment:

Tim said...

It looks like they put a slip cover on one of those old flipping pigs.

PS You did not cross a line about letting hamsters go or poisoning them. As we have found out, they will grow old to get cancer and suffer and die like all of us. So they should at least have an adventurous end to their lives.