Fingerlings – what in the world is a FINGERLING? Let us introduce you. Our friends at WowWee emailed us a few weeks back saying they had the hot new toy for 2017 and wanted to send us one to see what we thought of it. So, here is what we thought – more importantly we are given you the thoughts of kids because they are the ones who will be playing with these things.
What are Fingerlings?
So a Fingerling is a little robotic baby monkey. Think interactive pet. They come with a battery already installed, so all you have to do after unboxing is turn them on. There are 6 varieties of monkeys – you can order in white, black, pink, purple, blue and turquoise. Each monkey comes with a name.
What does a Fingerling do?
Here is what the Fingerlings do. These interactive pets love to hang onto your finger, blink their eyes, turn their heads, blow kisses, swing by their tails, and talk in monkey babble
Clap your hands twice and your Fingerlings will sing together. Fingerlings respond to sound, motion, and touch with blinking eyes, head turns, and silly monkey babble. Blow them kisses and they will kiss you back! Hang them upside-down by the tail and watch them monkey around! Pet them to sleep or make a loud noise and watch them get excited! They are VERY gassy.
What do Kids Think of Fingerlings?
The kids loved the Fingerlings. I would say they are good for ages 4-10, though our 12-year-old did fight over getting his turn to play with the monkey. The kids have had the monkey for the last 5 days and each day it’s a fight on who gets to play with the monkey when. They make great car toys as they are small, while they make noises – it isn’t obnoxiously loud and it’s nice that the kids aren’t on screens actually playing with a toy.
Paint Coming Off Fingerling Monkey
One thing to note, the paint did start to chip off of the Fingerling after the first day. I’m sure this is due to our kids scraping, playing or possibly chewing on the toys – but something to note.
Just announced, the Unicorn Fingerlings!
Price and Hot Christmas Toy
Fingerlings retail for $14.99. They are currently available at Amazon. If you are wanting to order a Fingerling, I would suggest you do so soon. Remember the craziness last holiday season and outrageous prices to get a Hatchimals? The 2016 hot toy was the Hatchima – I predict that the 2017 hot toy is the Fingerlings. I’m not the only one predicting this. They are slated to be one of the 2017 hot Christmas toys by many industry toy giants, so order now.