In 2009, Zhu Zhu Pets were the hottest toy on the market for little girls. Fast forward to 2010 and Cepia has introduced a new version of Zhu Zhu Pets called Kung Zhu Battle Hamsters. Made exclusively for boys, Kung Zhu Battle Hamsters are going to be just as big this holiday season and it’s easy to see why. Unlike the cute and cuddly Zhu Zhu Hamsters, Kung Zhu hamsters are fierce fighting machines. These hamsters have an edgier appearance along with battle gear and combat armor. There are two different kinds of Kung Zhu Battle Hamsters, the Special Forces group and the Ninja Warrior group. Only one group will be victorious as they fight to the bitter end.
The elite team of battle hamsters known as the Special Forces is equipped with high tech weapons and is ready for battle. Lead by a headstrong leader known as Stonewall, they are a feisty group of hamsters whose only goal is to defeat the evil Ninja Warriors. The Special Forces team is made up of Rock-O, Sergeant Serge and Duke.
Skilled in the ancient art of martial arts, the Ninja Warriors are a fierce group of fighting machines. Lead by the powerful Drayko, this team is a force like no other. Other Ninja Warrior team members are Azer, Thorn, and Yama. Together, they make a powerful team in search of the ultimate victory over the Special Forces team.
The Kung Zhu Battle Arena is where these warriors will fight to the end. Each group of hamsters can be outfitted with custom battle armor to protect themselves during battle. Other add-on features include battle gears, training camps and warrior bases. Just like the original Zhu Zhu Pets, Kung Zhu has add-on toys that connect together to form a battle hamster city all your own. Each hamster is battery operated and comes with its own battery. Cleaning and care of the hamsters is simple with just a damp cloth.
Over all this is a great toy for boys ages 4 and up. There are some small pieces in this set and you will want to make sure that you keep it out of the reach of children 3 and under. Supplies of the original Zhu Zhu Pet toys were very low during the 2009 holiday season and many retailers were completely out of stock. As with most popular holiday toys it is always a good idea to purchase in advance of the holiday rush to avoid disappointment.
In the end, Boys will love the fact that they can connect and build different layouts with the add-on toys and unleash their creative spirit. The hamster battle armor is interchangeable with the other battle hamster characters and will provide hours of fun for your little warrior.