MONTREAL, Aug. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- WowWee, a leading manufacturer of hi-tech consumer robotic and entertainment products, today announced the U.S. debut of the newest addition to its robotic toy line, Fingerlings™ Baby Monkeys. Fingerlings are adorable, mini interactive pet robots that curl around your finger and come to life when you play with them, responding to sound, motion, and touch. Today, August 11 - aka #FingerlingsFriday - marks the launch of Fingerlings' nationwide U.S. availability wherever toys are sold, including Toys 'R Us, Walmart, Amazon and Target. Get your holiday shopping done now - this is the season's hottest toy!
Designed for children ages 5+, each sweet and silly Fingerlings critter is just 5.5" tall and features over 40 sounds and animations - including happy monkey sounds, adorable blinking eyes, heads that turn, curly hanging tails, and hands that grip. These perfect primate pets provide endless ways to play - you can swing them, pet them, blow them kisses, and even rock them to sleep!
Inspired by the rare finger monkey species that are placed at-risk when removed from their natural habitat, WowWee found a way to create a safe and playful way to provide every child with a fingertip friend. As part of its mission to bring these monkeys to life without endangerment, WowWee will be donating $1.00 for every Fingerlings sold in the first week of sales to WildAid, starting on #FingerlingsFriday. An animal conservation nonprofit, WildAid aims to protect wildlife and end illegal wildlife trade.
Fingerlings Baby Monkeys are available in six different colors, all with unique personalities. Kids will fall in love as they meet Bella (pink), Mia (purple), Sophie (white), Boris (blue), Zoe (turquoise), and Finn (black).The entire line is perfect to play with, share, and collect!
"We're always looking for fun and innovative ways to teach and amuse kids with our products," said Sydney Wiseman, Brand Manager at WowWee. "Fingerlings are like having an interactive friend at your fingertips - they're impossible not to love! We have been so excited by the positive response across the UK and Canada and we can't wait to see the reaction in the U.S. It's definitely a highly anticipated launch and we're happy to have the opportunity to support a great wildlife cause along the way."
Founded in 1988, WowWee is a leading designer, developer, marketer and distributor of innovative hi-tech consumer robotic and consumer entertainment products. The introduction of WowWee's Robosapien™ robot in 2004 revolutionized the way people interact with robotic companions. One of the most popular entertainment robots in the world with global sales of more than 6 million units, the Robosapien robot was the first commercially available biomorphic robot – a fusion of technology and personality. MiP™ continues to be one of the world's most popular consumer robots and the winner of more Than 10 major Tech and Toy awards, including the Toy Industry Association's TOTY award for Innovative Toy of the Year in 2015. With offices in Montreal, San Diego and Hong Kong, WowWee's focus on the development of breakthrough consumer technologies continues to forge new categories in personal robotics and entertainment with its imaginative, innovative, award-winning gadgets and toys. Please visit www.wowwee.com