MONTREAL, Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- WowWee, a leading manufacturer of hi-tech consumer robotic and entertainment products, is proud to announce that the newest addition to its robotic toy line, Fingerlings™ Baby Monkeys, has been named to Walmart's Top Rated by Kids List for the 2017 holiday season. Fingerlings are adorable, mini interactive pet robots that curl around your finger and come to life when you play, responding to sound, motion, and touch with over 40 animations.
"We are ecstatic to have received such a coveted award from one of the United States' largest retailers," said Sydney Wiseman, Brand Manager at WowWee. "The response since our launch on Fingerlings Friday in early August has been tremendous, and we're so happy to have the opportunity to bring an interactive friend to children's fingertips in time for the holidays at a price point we know parents will love."
To kick off the countdown to the holiday season, Walmart today unveiled the list of this year's hottest toys, as rated by a panel of esteemed experts: kids. In determining this year's winners, they once again enlisted the help of hundreds of kids, from 18 months to 12 years old, to play with hundreds of contenders and determine the hottest toys coming down the chimney.
"We are gearing up for the season by starting with what matters most to kids – toys," said Anne Marie Kehoe, vice president of toys at Walmart U.S. "We're really excited by our customers' response to the Fingerlings Baby Monkeys and that they made our top toy list this year."
Designed for children ages 5+, Fingerlings Baby Monkeys are available in six different colors, all with unique personalities. Each sweet and silly critter provides endless ways to play - you can swing them, pet them, blow them kisses, and even rock them to sleep! 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 - so make sure to get your holiday shopping done now, because this is the season's hottest toy!
For more information on how to play with your Fingerlings, watch a tutorial video here or visit www.WowWee.com. To purchase your own Fingerlings Baby Monkey, visit www.walmart.com. MSRP $14.84. Ages 5+.
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