Kids toys have always been best when inspired by LSD or scary animals or both.
Think about it – Voltron, Hungry,Hungry Hippos, Mouse Trap, The Game of Life (They were Catholics weren’t they, those reproducing pegs?)
And today I discovered what rodent-related joy the kids of today are being delivered.
It gave me one of those moments where I wished my nine-month-old was seven and I could get into kids toys all over again.
It’s some kind of bizarro Japanese-made pet that doesn’t need feeding but does attack at will. Looks like you put them in a ring – Imagine the ad voiceover: “Just like a cock-fight kids!” “Aww yeah dad, awesome!” – and you let them go each other, hamster on hamster, to the death. Am I missing anything? Is this not the coolest thing since Ulysses?
Check the video…
Note: These are not to be confused with the less violent and therefore less enjoyable range of Hamsters toys with the names;
- Zhu Zhu Chunk
- Zhu Zhu Pipsqueek
- Zhu Zhu Num Nums (see below)
I was glad to learn these kids can still be tricked out.
Just add Zhu Zhu Rockstar punk hair implants!