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#364289 - 9th Nov 2009 10:57am Battery-powered Hamsters are 'must-have' this Xmas
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Battery-powered hamsters which cost around £10 each have become the must-have toy for Christmas 2009.




Parents have been snapping up the Go Go Pets, known as Zhu Zhu pets outside the UK, as soon as they hit the shelves.
Jerry Storch, chief executive of Toys R Us, says they are a phenomenon on a par with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the smash hit of Christmas 1987.
There are five of the interactive pet hamsters, Mr Squiggles, Patches, Chunk, Pipsqueak and Num Nums.
Each responds to touch with squeaks and noise and can run about when set to "explore mode" or "choo and chirp" calmly when held.
They also react to accessories sold especially for them, including a toy house, bed and car.
Mr Storch said initial demand for the toys was so strong that Toys R Us did not list them in its Christmas toy catalogue to avoid disappointing customers.
“Word of mouth alone stimulated demand to the point that if we advertised it would only be bad for business,” he told the Financial Times.
The range was launched in the summer by Cepia, a small company based in St Louis, Missouri, in the US that was founded in 2004 by Russell Hornsby.
And Mr Hornsby intends to capitalise on the success of his toys, with plans to bring out a range of other animals.
“It’s not just hamsters,” Mr Hornsby said. “We are bringing out the clans: chipmunks, squirrels, hedgehogs, rabbits. We have all sorts of cute things coming.”

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#364993 - 12th Nov 2009 10:49am Re: Battery-powered Hamsters are 'must-have' this Xmas [Re: MissGuided]
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I bet they've got all sorts of cute things coming up. Somebody is on a nice little earner, what a crowd of mugs.
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#365006 - 12th Nov 2009 11:23am Re: Battery-powered Hamsters are 'must-have' this Xmas [Re: BandyCoot]
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At least the kids wont kill these by squeezing them until their eyes pop out of the heads think
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#365019 - 12th Nov 2009 11:47am Re: Battery-powered Hamsters are 'must-have' this Xmas [Re: StuyMac]
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Yeah, but where's the fun in that? I wonder if they'll do battery operated rabbits, I think it's already been done.


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#365141 - 12th Nov 2009 5:27pm Re: Battery-powered Hamsters are 'must-have' this Xmas [Re: BandyCoot]
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Yeah, but where's the fun in that? I wonder if they'll do battery operated rabbits, I think it's already been done.


Probably wake up the next morning with over a hundred ever ready battery rabbits!!

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#365153 - 12th Nov 2009 6:45pm Re: Battery-powered Hamsters are 'must-have' this Xmas [Re: ]
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Batteries, rabbits, currents... there's a connection there somewhere... laffin

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#365244 - 13th Nov 2009 10:55am Re: Battery-powered Hamsters are 'must-have' this Xmas [Re: bri445]
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Batteries, rabbits, currents... there's a connection there somewhere... laffin


Don't put rabbit currents (currants) on top of your curry, they don't taste the same.

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