Robotic hamsters are holidays' unlikely new craze
Published 11/26/2009, Associated Press
When Lori Fowlkes first saw robotic Zhu Zhu Pets toy hamsters in September, she remembers her kids started jumping up and down and saying “Please! Please! Can we buy them?” Seeing a fully stocked shelf, she decided to hold off until Christmas. That was “before I knew that the hamsters would soon be off the shelves and more scarce than an H1N1 vaccine,” said Fowlkes, 32.Word count: 936
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