Posted 26 May 2011 - 02:37 PM
I'm interested in hearing what others think of these things.
Here's my opinion. A neat concept and at first glance they seem fairly sturdy, but their shell is made of a fairly thin plastic that can't stand up to much pressure. If you step on one it's a goner. I know this from experience.
This is one of those rare cases when the imitation is better made than the original. Hasbro's FurReal Friends Furry Frenzies are sturdier and nicer looking. They actually have feet! I'd really reccomend them over the Zhu Zhus.
I do have a few of the Zhu Zhu Puppies, but with many of them if you put any kind of pressure on them they make creaking sounds as if the plastic wants to give way. You don't even have to hold them all that tightly. It's too bad because otherwise they're nice looking little mechanical dogs. I do prefer these to the hamsters. I'm kind of wondering if there will be Zhu Zhu kitties next.
Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:12 PM
I want a Furry Frenzy eventually... I like the rockstar ones we have currently out in stores.
I'm pretty sure they will bring out the kitties.... Companies always do. The IDog thing... they were dogs forever then released other animals like crazy. (This I'm sure you are aware of since its a RoBo Dog.)
Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:27 PM
Yeah, I'm aware of idog. I don't own any because they came out during the period when I wasn't collecting virtual pets. I regret missing out on them.
Posted 26 May 2011 - 04:55 PM
You might be able to find it in a Big Lots, TJ Maxx or somewhere like that.... I'm not directly sure if you have thouse stores or not... But every once in a blue moon, I will find an IDog in a Walmart.... The box will be open though. (Which I hate buying open things unless it is an acutal tama. (Used or new doesn't matter for a tama)
Oh, the Littlest Pet Shop one is still out there... Its pink though.
Edited by SailorRosette, 26 May 2011 - 04:56 PM.
Posted 26 May 2011 - 05:18 PM
If I see the Littlest Pet Shop one I'll get it. I'm not picky about colors where robot dogs are concerned.
Posted 29 May 2011 - 10:44 AM
Edited by SailorRosette, 29 May 2011 - 10:44 AM.
Posted 01 June 2011 - 05:48 AM
Anyway I don't have any of the Littlest Pet Shop virtual pets. I didn't even know they existed until now. I'll have to keep an eye out for them. I don't care if they're girly. I collect dog VPets and they'd go nicely with the collection.
Posted 01 June 2011 - 08:50 AM
The planner is the best virtual pet dog I ever got. (Purple came with a case and stickers, the others do not) It has a bunch of mini games on it and you can use a stylus on it. (carefully...) I covered mine with a bit of plastic to keep it from getting scratched with the stylus. Has a backlight on it. I think it requires you to feed it every few games and get cleaned too. But its sorta funny what you can give it for food.
They have a few other ones out. I have the Husky one. You don't really care for it. It has dangle things on it. Has some games in it but you need to explore to get to the games. The games are pretty standard... Sound can't be turned off. Only taped over......
I think there is a Poodle pen pet too. I have a monkey one but I'm sure its pretty much the same. You feed it atleast once a day... Maybe play with it. Play some of the games on it, get a highscore and unlock more stuff. If you keep it on (feeding and cleaning...etc) for 7 days it unlocks stuff... Pretty simple. And its a pen...
Funny how we got onto LPS and not ZhuZhus. hehehe.
Posted 01 June 2011 - 10:14 AM
Ebay's not an option for me. I don't have a paypal account and never will. It's too bad too because aside from the LPS pets there's several FurReal Friends, Poo-Chis, IDogs and Giga Pets I'd like to add to the dog VPet collection, but it's just not possible. I hate how you have to have Paypal for almost everything now ( except big retail online stores like Wal mart, Toys R Us and Amazon who'll take debit cards ). I remember when a money order would do. I gathered a bunch of 1980s toys that way before I lost interest in such things. But now no Paypal no sale. It's sad too because I've missed so much and short of stumbling across it at a yard sale I'll never get to own it.
Getting back on the VPe/ Zhu Zhu Pet topic. I also noticed they have some Zhu Zhu Pet keychain type pets. I'm not interested in them for the same reason I'm not interested in the regular Zhu Zhus. I'm not interested in raising a hamster. I'm hoping they'll have Zhu Zhu Puppies keychain pets at some point though. I'd gladly snatch one of those up.
Posted 01 June 2011 - 11:27 AM
I know a while ago... I was able to use the "buy it now" feature... in some slightly moved area. (I have no clue where anymore, I know helpful...) I could use a GiftCard or Prepaid credit card.... I doubt its there anymore. I would find SO many good deals on that area.
Posted 01 June 2011 - 11:47 AM
The Zhu Zhu line is going down the crapper as far as I can tell. They seem to be focusing more on the Zhu Zhu Babies line more than anything else and the babies are just lifeless chunks of plastic. They aren't VPets of any kind. It seems to me they're trying to compete with those godawful Squinkies in the small plastic collectibles market rather than concentrate on what made Zhu Zhus popular in the first place.
What's annoying is that I read that new breeds of Zhu Zhu Puppies were due to ship in the spring. Here it is in the summer and no new breeds. I've pretty much given up on the Zhu Zhu puppies. The company seems to be ignoring the line in favor of the Zhu Zhu Babies and Zhu Zhu Princess garbage. I don't plan to buy any new ones now even if the new breeds do come out. If I get the urge to buy a pocket size robot dog I'll buy more Furry Frenzies dogs. They're better made anyway.
Posted 01 June 2011 - 02:48 PM
I bought a quarter Squinkee imposter... I was like. People are paying X for this? The parrot imposter was cute... I'll give it that. It goes on a pencil unlike what the Squinkees say they can... They have a small hole on the bottom. I think not. Given... I have a neice that has some. Lost the entertainment factor fairly quickly.
But I agree with the Zhu babies... They have a marble at the bottom of them... Atleast they look cuter then when they first came out.
Posted 03 June 2011 - 08:37 AM
You're right about the original Zhu babies. They were kind of wierd looking. The new ones are better, but the fact that they aren't really electronic pets kills any interest I might have had in them otherwise.
Posted 21 June 2011 - 06:33 PM
heres what some of the warnings where on the box
"do not come into contact with fummy dirt, or it will get stuck the wheels
:super mary wheel is accesory, not sold with project.
Posted 21 June 2011 - 06:44 PM
You could probably get a real ZhuZhu if you wanted one. They are better then what the were when they first came out and then got recalled for Lead Paint or something. I still have my Recalled ZhuZhu, I don't care... Not like I'm putting it in my mouth anytime soon. I have Pipsqueek I think. One with a Star on the back.
The babies right now here are $5.00 They are a fuzzy toy with a marble. I think it interacts with the battery operation in the "land" toys.... Um the playsets. I call them the Landing gear since they tend to stay in there... They could try to branch out and try to do something like the Micropets did... Sure they need to watch the copyrights, but still, it'd be much better then what they are now.
Posted 23 June 2011 - 09:57 AM