Whatever Happened to Silent, Inanimate Toys?

Not sure what began the rage, but Zhu Zhu Pets are, hands down, the worst toys in the world.

My kiddo got one for Christmas, compliments of my sister Sarah.  She told me it was a cat, but for the life of me I can't tell this thing apart from a sock that got left out in the mud.  Or a mangy rodent.  And that's not the worst of it.

Check out the tag: Hair entanglement may result if child's hair comes in contact with moving parts of toy.  The manufacturer forgot to mention that this toy can also cause skin entanglement.  I had to take the rubber off the wheels so it wouldn't pinch my kid.

Wal-Mart describes it as an "artificially intelligent pet" that "makes over forty different sounds."  FORTY.  And let me tell you, none of them are even remotely similar to any sound any animal has ever made before.  Ever.  And what's worse, IT WON'T STOP!

Thank God for garbage day.  Goodbye, Zhu Zhu.  (I love you Sarah.)


  1. Aww christopher loves his hamster one! But it does make mostly non-hamster sounds lol

  2. *looks at pictures* Heh. Heheh. Heheheh. Hmm. Well, that is... special. :D

    And here I thought Furbies were the most annoying toy, but of course, they can't move or entangle one's hair or appendages.

    Bye, Zhu Zhu!

  3. I bought Caleb a remote control air plane for Christmas, because he is a child at heart. Anyways, he told me he was surprised I got him such a noisy present. I told him I was practicing for children :)

  4. Oh, in that case, I'll give the Zhu Zhu to you. I'm shipping it as we speak.

  5. Haha, this is hilarious. And something I'm not looking forward to when I have kids!

  6. anything that requires a battery for a child cant be good.
    Cant be good for us as parents, we go insane.

  7. Ha ha! That is so funny!

    I remember growing up there was this ball we had, and when you rolled it and it settled in one spot, it would make a sound that correlated to the photo that was on top. This would be a cow or whatever, but it would like wake up in the middle of the night and decide it had been rolled. Who knows if there were earthquakes, or the neighbors rolling over in bed, but that thing was a demon.

    Noisy toys= bad.

  8. Oh my!
    Yeah, I hate those kind of toys.....my kids someday are not going to have many of those at all.
    Teddy bears and those sorts --normal, SILENT ones, those will be allowed. Others: prohibited. :P LOL

    Safety and sanity first!! hahahah!


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