Sunday, September 4, 2011

Zhu Zhu Puppies review and giveaway!

***And the winner is Jen S.!***

I guess its time for the big ticket items to start hitting the shelves for the holidays. I received our annual preview of the latest ZhuZhu craze the other day, thanks to MomSelect.

This year it is ZhuZhu Puppies! And ZhuZhu Babies and ZhuZhu Fashion, too, but we were sent the Puppies. We received one puppy, one outfit, and the Puppy Car and Meter to test out.

Kiel thought the puppy was so cute. Thor was thinking "puppy? who said puppy?".

The car was the most exciting part.

The outfit was cute, but Noah said it was too girly for him.
It didn't stop him from taking an opportunity to look cute for the camera though.

Here's a little video of the puppy in action, along with a little cat terrorizing action.

My thoughts:

This is definitely cute. Kiel was very excited when we opened it up. Like the other ZhuZhu toys you have to have a very smooth surface for them to run if they are not on a track. We had varied results using the car, especially when trying to get the puppy to go into it himself from the parking setup since it kept getting stuck.

The outfit we received was a little disappointing as it didn't fit very well. The Velcro in the front kept coming undone so then the outfit slid around or came off entirely when the puppy was moving. Kiel took it off because it was frustrating him.

It was definitely entertaining when we just let him run around, especially when the cat was watching.

Noah lost interest pretty quickly (he's 8 1/2). Kiel (3 1/2) played with it on and off most of the afternoon. He played with it in conjunction with his fire station and trucks.

I don't think this is the kind of toy that is going to be used every day. It could be frustrating for kids because it doesn't always work as it is supposed to. My past experience with the pets themselves is that if you push them while the wheels are running you will break the mechanism that turns the wheels. I doubt the puppies are any different.

I sense this is the kind of toy that will get a day or two's use and then will have broken or will lose its excitement. If Santa leaves this under the tree for your kids I imagine they will be pretty excited, but I'd be surprised if it is used much past New Years. Or maybe that is just my kids.

Overall: two MNT thumbs-up for cuteness, one for the fun factor, zero for the likelihood of getting your moneys worth.

That said, I would not pass this up if I received it for free, which I did!

And even better, one of my readers is going to win a Puppy and outfit!

To enter to win your own ZhuZhu Puppy and one outfit all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post!

Don't forget to include your email address in the comment. I know you have to include it to publish the comment, but unless it is actually within the body of the comment or you have email enabled on your Blogger profile I can't see it.

You have until midnight on Sunday, September 11, 2011 to enter. I'll announce the winner that week. Again, don't forget to leave your email address so I can contact you!

Full disclosure: MomSelect and Cepia, LLC provided me with our ZhuZhu Puppy and accesories . I am not receiving monetary compensation for hosting this giveaway. The opinions in my review are purely my own. 


Allen S. said...

Would love to win for my Granddaughter.
Thanks for the Chance!
ajsis at windstream dot net

slb3334 said...

How cute.

mouster said...

oh my girls are in love with zhu zhu's and would love for their mom to win this! Thanks for the chance
mouster71 at gmail dot com

Mysharona said...

my daughter would love it.

Stephanie said...

My little boy would squeal with delight
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Rebecca Graham said...

How Cute! I did not know Zhu Zhu had puppies. I thought it was just hamsters.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

My daughter would love this.

Brittney said...

Would love to win this for my daughter!
Thanks for the chance!
brittneydejajason at gmail dot com

abfantom said...

My daughter loves her Zhu Zhu Pets. She would love to have Zhu Zhu puppy

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taam216 said...

My daughter loves zhu zhu's. She can never have enough especially the little ones. That is what she told me.

mogrill said...

These are super cute! My daughter would love it.
Thanks for the chance.

Bebemiqui said...

my son loves puppies and Zhu Zhu pets...I didn't know they had dogs!

KPort207 said...

Would love to win for my daughter

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Nicole said...

My 6yo daughter loves dogs!

maria g said...

My little guy would love this! Thanks for the opportunity.

Ann Marie said...

Thanks for the giveaway and review. I think my kids would love.

Jenn S. said...

My daughter would love a ZhuZhu puppy. Thanks for the giveaway!

tia said...

My son would love this. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway.
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dddiva said...

Ian loves these for some reason and thinks he needs one. Thanks for the chance to win.
discriminating_diva at yahoo dot com

Lana Bradstream said...

My daughter would love this!

Pamcakes said...

These are so cute! My kiddo would love this :)
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Jennifer M said...

My daughter would adore a puppy.

Nicole C. said...

My daughter would love these.


Erica C. said...

How cute! My niece would love this!

Emily Reviews said...

i didnt know zhu zhu even had puppies! so cute

littleheathen9109 @ Yah00 d0t c0m

paula michele said...

My kids have liked their hamster. I hate how the hamsters get hair tangled around their wheels.


Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

how cute!! i hadn't seen the puppies before! Thank you!

inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

Molly K said...

My son would love this. I didn't realize that they had a puppy version. It is very cute.


Lynne said...

This is so cute and I'd love to win it for my niece.

jsc123 said...

I would love to win this for my sons birthday in October.


Stephanie said...

My kids LOVE Zhu Zhu's. I would love to win this for them!!!!!

tina reynolds said...

would love to win this for my daughter Carly thanks for the chance to win

Kellie Conklin said...

The puppy zhuzhu pets are very cute! I appreciate your honest gives me a better sense of whether they would be a good gift, thanks for the giveaway!

jakiesmom said...

thanks for the chance
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pmj said...

My cat would like it!!

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Electric Dog Fences said...

I am sure that this one is showing creativity at its best. They are simply looking great and awesome.