How to Buy Fingerlings, the Hardest Toy of the Year

The young this year are Hatchimals. Or, if you have no idea what those words mean, Tickle Me Elmo this year. Teddy Ruxpin this year. Beanie Babies this year. In short, it is the hottest toy of 2017.

What are Fingerlings ? Created by toy robotics company WowWee, they feature baby monkeys, sloths and unicorns that grab onto your fingers and toes. They shake their heads, mutter, fart, blink, send kisses, and fall asleep. You can stroke their heads, turn them upside down, or pick them up. They are less annoying than Furby, but more than silence.

And in the days before Christmas, it becomes very difficult to find them in stores. A $ 15 finger-abduction would be at least double that of eBay , and there have been reports of third-party sellers on Amazon offering Fingerling fakes.

While Fingerlings doesn’t seem as impossible as last year’s Hatchimals, if you want to make sure you get an authentic product before Christmas, it’s time to do so this weekend. A Toys ‘R’ Us spokesperson told Romper that their stores will be restocking their exclusive Toys ‘R’ Us Gigi Unicorn Fingerling nationwide on Sunday, December 17th. Doors open at 6:00 am local time and stocks will be limited. , according to rep. So set your alarm.

If I can be a little smug here, I caught my Fingerlings back in August when a trend predictor friend posted about them on Facebook and I got curious. Since then, my four-year-old daughter has played with her little monkey named Zoe, and while she thought it was cute and laughed whenever she farts (who wouldn’t?), She loses interest pretty quickly. But your child might like it. That’s all until the next cool thing comes along.


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