We received Bitsy and Harlow to add to our Zhu Zhu Pets collection, and the kids are simply thrilled. With their pastel colors and polka dot patterns, I think they look a bit like jelly beans themselves :)
It's quite fitting that the Zhuniverse is bursting with all kinds of new things in the springtime -- cute new pets and fun new playsets that keep kids engaged and entertained in this fun pretend world! Two of the latest are the Ice Cream Parlor Playset and the Ice Cream Truck, which we also received to review. Keep reading below to find out more about the playsets (and enter to win an Ice Cream Truck of your own!)
This is really an adorable little playset. It comes with little plastic ice cream cones and sundaes, as well as an ice-cream scoop and four tubs of ice cream that kids can flip over so they can choose from 8 flavors rather than just 4. I love the little picnic table with patio umbrella, but unfortunately, it's just a prop, because there's no way a Zhu Zhu pet could fit on the seat. That's the only thing I didn't like about this playset, and it's actually not a big deal, because The Pea was able to send her Polly Pockets to the Ice Cream Parlor and meet her Zhu Zhu Pets!
Here's what the Ice Cream parlor looks like from behind. The Ice Cream parlor connects to other Zhu Zhu Pet playsets via their standard snap-in tracks. Zhu Zhu pets can scuttle into the "employees" area of the parlor, where they can stay behind the counter and serve ice cream to their friend. The back section also has a little drive-through (or should I "scoot-through") with a sliding window where Zhu Zhus can place their orders (the track right below the window has a special "code" that triggers Zhu Zhus to make cute sounds, like they're saying what kind of ice-cream they want!
The Zhu Zhu Pets Ice Cream Truck is the perfect companion to this playset because with it kids can make their Zhu Zhu pets deliver ice cream all around the Zhuniverse! Like all Zhu Zhu vehicles, the Ice Cream Truck uses the power of the Zhu Zhu pet itself to propel forward. Just place your Zhu Zhu pet inside the truck, and he/she will push it forward.
When you press the little button in the front, the Ice Cream Truck plays the tinkling tones of a real ice cream truck, announcing to all the overheated little hamsters that the Ice Cream
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I'm so excited to be hosting my first ever Zhu Zhu Pets giveaway! One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will receive a Zhu Zhu Pets prize pack consisting of:
* 1 Zhu Zhu Pets Ice Cream Truck playset
* 2 Zhu Zhu Pet hamsters (assorted)
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Disclosure: I received a product sample to facilitate my review, but have not been paid to review the product or give my opinions. Product information is provided by the featured company/product and is indicated in italics. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.