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The WowWee Fingerlings are the hottest Holiday 2017 toy. The buzz around the collectible interactive baby monkeys is incredible. WowWee has trouble to keep up with the demand for Fingerlings and they are sold out online and stores most of the time.
Tracker app users were able to buy Fingerlings with ease. To get notified when the WowWee Fingerlings are in stock online again download the free online inventory tracking app The Tracker. The app will notify you when any of the online available Fingerlings are in stock at Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target and other stores. Here is a brief video showing how the Tracker App works.
The Tracker app is available for free on iOS and Android. You can find the app in the app store with searching for just for "i4u". Alternatively, you can follow @TheTrackerApp Twitter account to receive the in-stock notification on all hard to find products of the season.
We have Fingerlings in the house already since September and my boys, very predictably so, love the monkeys most human noises the most. The Fingerlings can burp, fart and snore.
WowWee Fingerlings, priced at around $15, react with over 40 sound effects. Fingerlings react to taps on their head and through a microphone in their mouth. The effects change when the monkeys are upside down or cradled.
To make a Fingerling fart just cup its head. To make a Fingerling do a nasty fart toot, just cup its head when upside down. Lastly, to make it snore, cradle and rock it to sleep. My boys developed a fun game trying who can make his monkey snore first. To play it, you switch on both monkeys at the same time and start rocking. The first who makes his Fingerling snore wins. There is a randomness in the time involved, so it is not just skill.
Other good Fingerlings tricks include to hold both head sensors for 2 seconds and clap hands once or twice. The WowWee Fingerlings are the hottest toy of the Holiday 2017 season. How a toy becomes the most popular Holiday toy is a mystery. This year it is Fingerlings. The good news is that Fingerlings are cheap if you find them in stock. The retail price of a Fingerling is between $14.99 and $17.99, depending on the edition and store.
WowWee certainly pushes all the right buttons with the Fingerlings toy. The little robot pets are extremely cute and make adorable noises when playing with them. Fingerlings are very affordable. Sensor, motors and microprocessor technology got so cheap nowadays now that WowWee can make an interactive toy for just a couple Dollars. WowWee is positioning this electronic toy as a collectible. That is only possible because of the low price.
Initially, when Fingerlings launched back in August there were only six Fingerlings. Now there are much more and not just baby monkeys. There are store exclusive Fingerlings and special editions to collect. Each of the toys has a name, making them easy to identify. The most popular Fingerlings include Kiki, Ava, Gigi and Kingsley.
Some Fingerlings editions are coming bundled with an accessory including stands and blankies. WowWee also offers Fingerlings Playsets. Playsets include a toy for the Fingerlings and also include a Fingerling.
The Fingerlings Editions include the Glitter Monkeys, exclusive to Amazon launched on Black Friday. The just-launched Fingerlings Two Tone Fingerlings will be on sale at ToysRUs, Walmart and Target starting Friday, Dec. 1
Here is the complete list of all released WowWee Fingerlings. With the Tracker app you can find the Fingerlings and Playsets in stock that are sold online. The first Two Tone Fingerlings stock trackers are also available in the Tracker app now.
You can find WowWee Fingerlings on marketplaces like eBay and Amazon. When buying from a reseller, you need to pay extra attention to make sure you get authentic WowWee Fingerlings and not a fake. Look for US-based sellers with great customer feedback track record.
Counterfeit Fingerlings have been flooding marketplaces right from the start. There are still lots of fake Fingerlings offered. Make sure to follow precautions to avoid buying a fake Fingerling.
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