What do Cabbage Patch Kids, Tickle-Me Elmo and the Furby all have in common?
--At one point or another, they were all must-have holiday gifts . . . and it was almost impossible to get your hands on them.
--Well, this year's must-have holiday toy seems to be something called Zhu Zhu Pets. Basically, they're little, motorized hamsters that zoom around a hamster "funhouse," complete with slides, ramps and tunnels. (???)
(--If you need a visual demonstration, check out an ad for Zhu Zhu Pets here . . .)
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--Anyway, Zhu Zhu Pets were first released last month and they've been flying off the shelves. It's gotten to the point that the Zhu Zhu Pets, which sell for $8 at Wal-Mart, are fetching as much as $30 when resold on Amazon.com.