http://www.sina.com.cn 2009年11月26日 14:23
A Hamster Is the Season’s Hottest Toy
Who’s laughing now, Elmo?
The hottest toy this holiday season is not a ticklish red monster. It’s a fake hamster。
Known as Zhu Zhu Pets, the artificial rodents have some advantages over the real thing. They do not
stink, chew electric wires, or run around their cages making noise at night. In fact, they do not need cages。
Children are delighted at how they coo and scoot about unpredictably. Parents are delighted not to have to clean up after them. And at $7.99 each, the hamsters are recession-friendly。
The trouble is, Zhu Zhu Pets are so popular that stores cannot keep them in stock. The critters are routinely sold out at the likes of Toys “R” Us, Wal-Mart and Target, though more will hit the shelves the day after Thanksgiving, when deal-seekers wake up early to shop for bargains. In the meantime, the hamsters are being sold at a premium on the Internet。