Hasbro Reveals FurReal Friends Cuddles, My Giggly Monkey as Tech Savvy Parents Exclusive Pre- Toy Fair
Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
As the toy industry prepares to assemble in New York City for Toy Fair to reveal new toys an event that is the largest in the Western Hemisphere, keen eyed buyers and members of the media are looking for the golden items that will be the year’s best sellers. These toys are the ones that will be in high demand well before the holidays and could be long gone from store shelves come December. What sorts of items are likely to make the list even though they might not be available for purchase for months?
Cuddles is a life size, lifelike baby monkey that is the most interactive pet in the FurReal Friends line thanks to technology that allows her to react differently to classic nurturing patterns. With over 100 realistic sounds and phrases, Cuddles, My Giggly Monkey responds to many play patterns like feeding, diaper changing, cuddling, tickling, swinging, and being rocked to sleep.
Nurturing boys and girls ages four and older will love watching this soft, animatronic plush open her eyes and make sweet noises as she wakes up. She recognizes when a child is near and leans in for more snuggles. Feed her from her banana-shaped bottle and Cuddles will happily make slurping noises, moving her lips in and out. After a delicious snack, it’s playtime for this baby monkey! Swing Cuddles and she knows she’s moving. She’ll respond with lifelike laughter and silly monkey sounds. Tickle her tummy and this loveable monkey bursts into a fit of giggles.
Just as play is hard work for any child, it is for Cuddles too. After a long day of play, children will enjoy putting Cuddles to sleep by rocking her gently. This motion tells this interactive toy that it’s time to sleep and she’ll slowly close her eyes.
Parents will appreciate that there are times that Cuddles behaves just like their preschooler or toddler. Just like a child vies for a parent’s attention when they’re not playing together, Cuddles acts the same way. She’ll move her head and make sounds to garner more attention perhaps teaching patience and empathy to your child through play with their new interactive plush toy.
Toy Fair begins on February 10 and will reveal new toys that will become available at retail outlets such as mass merchandisers, toy and hobby stores, drug stores, department stores, grocery chains, TV shopping networks, outdoor retailers, amusement parks, warehouse clubs, gift shops, museum stores, and more.
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