We all know there is that one toy that sells out at every toy store and parents are scrambling to find it online. In 2017 that toy is called, Fingerlings! What it is Fingerling and what does it do?
According to the Fingerlings website, there are a number of ways to get your Fingerling to respond. Tapping the sensors on its head will trigger "a variety of different reactions," and petting your Fingerling on the head will cause it to coo and giggle. Blow it a kiss, and it'll blow you one right back. Cup it on the head? Uh, then it will either fart or burp (but what kid doesn't love a toy with noisy bodily functions?). All in all, Fingerlings are programmed with more than 40 different sounds and movements, which young kids are probably going to find downright delightful.
Because of their small size and breakable parts though, Fingerlings are designed for kids ages 5 and up, according to WowWee, which might be a bit of a bummer for preschoolers with their hearts set on a tiny monkey friend. In addition, the WowWee help page recommends that parents remind their kids to play gently with their Fingerling, so that the moving head, neck and tail don't get broken accidentally.