New Zhu Zhu Pets Reveal Zhu Dreams

Michele Zipp

zhu zhu petsMy kids are still crawling so I haven't been exposed to them demanding the hot toys or items of the moment. Yet. You know the Silly Bandz, the Webkinz, the Zhu Zhu pets.

Silly Bandz ... well, are just silly. And when a friend's child recently told me she was naming her Webkinz after my daughter I was really confused. I didn't realize the online registration and thought that goes into officially naming a stuffed animal. I mean, I had Cabbage Patch Kids and they came with names and birth certificates ... and the Internet didn't exist back then.

So when another friend mentioned that the new Zhu Zhu pets were set to scurry their way into the hearts of little ones soon, I wondered ... what's Zhu-new?

The new characters in the Zhu-niverse include:

• Zhu Zhu Babies -- Touted as a cute baby hamster nurtured by mama, papa, and nanny hamsters.

• Zhu Zhu Princess -- Princess Snowcup hamster gets her fairytale and dances in majestic castles with Prince Dashington.

• Kung Zhu Battle Hamsters -- Battle hamsters ready to duke it out! Everybody is Kung-Zhu fighting.

I might have had a little too much fun thinking about that last one. But it got me thinking about the Zhu Zhu pets I'd really like to see.

  • Zhu Zhu Snooki -- the littlest hamster with a poof.
  • Zhu-Lohan -- orange hamster with inflated lips and tiny handcuffs on feet.
  • Lacta-Zhu -- the mother of all hamster mothers with lactating breasts.
  • Octo-Zhu -- a pregnant hamster outfitted with a zipper on the tummy; unzip and 8 babies come out.
  • Pillow Pet Zhu -- maybe we can merge the Zhu world with the Pillow Pet world and have a large hamster you can sleep on.
  • The Real Housewives of Zhu-niverse -- chatty, hair pulling, ritzy, too-much-makeup-wearing mix of hamsters that love/hate each other.
  • Zhu Plus Zhu -- a plus-sized hamster modeled after Crystal Renn.
  • Keeping Up With the Zhu-dashians -- fancy hamsters who are insanely gorgeous and love famous sports stars (even mom!) ... except for one daughter. 

Are your kids crazy about Zhu Zhu pets? What new Zhu Zhu pet would you like to see (to make it more fun for you)?


Image via Zhu Zhu Pets

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