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So you found WowWee Fingerlings under or on your Christmas tree? Congratulations! You own now the hottest Holiday 2017 toy. The buzz around the collectible interactive baby monkeys is incredible. Will the Fingerlings hype live on? Kids across the Nation will decide that today. Will Fingerlings spend most of their lifetime in a drawer or do the little electronic creatures become a favorite toy.
WowWee Fingerlings 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.
Fingerlings giggle and make random noises when you pet their head or hang it upside down. You can blow on its face and it might make a kissing sound. A neat trick is to make WowWee Fingerlings sing. Clap your hands twice and the Original 6 Fingerlings will all start to sing - Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-do.
To make a Fingerling 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.
The WowWee Fingerlings became 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.
Initially, when Fingerlings launched back in August there were only six Fingerlings. Now there are much more and not just baby monkeys, but there are also sloths and unicorns. 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 and the Fingerlings Two Tone.
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. If the packaging on your Fingerlings says Happy Monkeys, you received a fake Fingerling from Santa. If you got a squirrel, or your Fingerlings does not make the tricks explained above, you got duped.
Fake Holiday toys is a huge problem this year. Affected toys also including Hatchimals Colleggtibles and L.O.L. Surprise! dolls.
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.
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