Much like the Cabbage Patch Kids, Tickle Me Elmos and Furbies before them, this year’s hot Christmas toy is Fingerlings. And of course, like any hot toy, they’re sold out everywhere. Of course you can buy them on eBay for thousands of dollars, but really? Who can afford that? Your kid may have been begging for one of these tiny interactive robotic toys for months, and it’s just not going to happen. If you’re looking for a similar robotic and interactive toys you can actually find and purchase for a reasonable price, here are seven alternatives to Fingerlings for you to browse through.
Fingerlings are quite mesmerizing. In case you don’t have kids old enough yet, or you’ve been hiding out from toy commercials this year, Fingerlings are tiny monkeys, unicorns, and sloths that cling to your child’s finger and interact with your child’s voice and movements. They will blow kisses back to your child, and if they’re rocked, the fingerling will fall asleep. And the best part, they even fart and burp, because of course they do. Unfortunately, these toys are selling out like you wouldn't believe, not because parents are lining up to get them for their kids, but because jerks scalp them by using special software to get them before anyone else, and then sell them for a ton of money.
So, thanks greedy jerks, but at least we have some alternatives to the real thing, right? Plus, isn’t it such a blessing to be able to buy any toys for our kids at all? That's the holiday spirit.