Courtesy of Mishal Ali Zafar

What Are The Special Holiday Fingerlings? Everyone's Losing It Over This New Toy

Ad failed to load

Santa has been getting quite a few requests for Fingerlings this year. They are on the wish lists for kids of all ages, and along with Santa, parents have been having a hard time finding them. But parents are nothing if not persistent when it comes to making their kids happy, especially when it comes to holiday gifts. With the holiday season right around the corner, if you’ve been trying to get your hands on a Fingerling, you may be curious about any special releases. So what are the special holiday Fingerlings, and where can you get them?

So far, the manufacturer WowWee, has only hinted about their special Walmart exclusive Fingerling, Kingsley the Sloth, which will be released in November, just in time for holiday shopping. Aside from Kingsley, WowWee has six Fingerling monkeys, including Bella (pink), Boris (blue), Finn (black), Mia (purple), Sophie (white), and Zoe (teal). They also released a Fingerling unicorn called Gigi through Toys "R" Us, but she has been sold out for quite a while.

If you aren’t familiar with Fingerlings, they are adorable interactive robotic monkeys that can respond to your motions and voice, while clinging onto your finger, or hanging on the side of your notebook. You can cling or hang them onto any surface they can fit on, and they will blink their eyes and turn their heads to react to you. They come with two sensors on their head that allow them to respond to you with 40 different sounds and animations, including farting and burping, blowing kisses back to you, and snoring and sleeping when you gently rock them to bed.

Ad failed to load
Courtesy of Mishal Ali Zafar

Click Here To Buy

Kingsley can do pretty much the same as the Fingerling monkeys. The sloth responds to sound, motion, and touch with his blinking eyes, head turns, and silly sloth sounds. You can hang him upside down by his tail, watch him coo and giggle, and even watch him get excited when you make a loud noise. The only difference is that because Kingsley is a sloth, and not a monkey, he moves 20 percent slower than the other Fingerlings, keeping true to his sloth nature.

Ad failed to load

Fingerlings are popular not only because they are adorable and fun to play with, but also because they are one of the few robotic toys that are affordable and easy to use. Most interactive or robotic toys require kids to learn complicated gestures to make them respond and can cost upwards of $100. Fingerlings, however, are very simple to use — no learning curve required. And unbelievably, they retail for just $15, which is a terrific price and definitely gives you a bang for your buck.

WowWee on YouTube

Click Here To Buy

Ad failed to load

It may be a bit of a quest trying to find them. You can head out to your local Walmart to find Kingsley, and also keep an eye out for Fingerling monkeys at your local Toys "R" Us stores. They usually don’t stay in stock for too long, but are occasionally restocked online and in stores. You can use websites like NowInStock and Zoolert to track stock and set up alerts on your phone or email, so you can see when they become available. If you are willing to spend some extra cash, you will easily find Fingerlings from Amazon and Ebay resellers at twice or three times the retail price.

So if you are hoping to pick up a Fingerling for your kids for the holidays, you might need to plan ahead and do a little hunting. Hopefully, WowWee will release more Fingerlings before Christmas so that parents can have the opportunity to get the smiles and hugs they are looking for this holiday season.

Check out Romper's new video series, Romper's Doula Diaries:

Ad failed to load

Watch full episodes of Romper's Doula Diaries on Facebook Watch.

Ad failed to load
Must Reads

15 Baby Names With Unique Nicknames, So Your Family Has Options

I love a good diminutive name, also known as a nickname. I believe I’m partial to them because of my own name, Abigale, but I go by Abi. And since they’re both uniquely spelled, everyone thinks my name is pronounced Ah-bee for some reason — but even …
By Abi Berwager Schreier

The Entire Family Can Enjoy These Movies & Shows Coming To Netflix In June

It's just one of those sad facts of life: every month, shows and movies vanish from Netflix, their varied excitements no longer at your fingertips. But luckily the streaming service is always prepared to fill that content void with lots of new things…
By Megan Walsh

The Reason Why Babies Smile At You Will Seriously Make You Smile

Whether you're currently the recipient of your own baby's sweet smiles or you just seem to be a magnet for baby grins in general, you might find yourself wondering why babies are always smiling at you. Sure, you could be a 'smile whisperer' but scien…
By Kate Miller

8 Ways Your Baby Is Trying To Say That, Yes, You Are Their Favorite

For a baby to show a preference for a specific person is not only normal, but an essential part of their development. Babies need to form strong attachments to their caregivers for their emotional, social, and physical wellbeing. Usually, but not alw…
By Kimmie Fink

10 Reasons Why I Won't Apologize For Giving My Toddler A Pacifier

My first child had no interest in a pacifier. I tried a couple times to get him to take one, but he always spat them out and gave me an incredulous, judgmental look. But my second? It was love at first suckle. And after a while, the incredulous, judg…
By Jamie Kenney

Being A Dog Parent Prepared Me For Having A Baby, Really

I’ve always wanted kids; I was never as sure about raising a puppy. Then I spent six months living with someone who brought home an eight-week-old golden retriever puppy, and I see no way to make it out of that experience claiming not to love dogs. I…
By Heather Caplan

20 Of The Most Popular Unisex Names Of All Time, That You'll Be Hearing More Of For Sure

You might think of unisex names as a fairly recent trend, but the truth is these versatile monikers have been commonly used throughout history (well, some more commonly than others). That's why the team over at recently compiled a list of t…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

How To Have A Date Night With No Babysitter, Because It's Easier Than You Think

After having children, many couples feel that their love lives immediately go out the window, but it's so important to make your romantic life a priority so both you and your partner can be the best versions of yourselves you can be. As we all know, …
By Abi Berwager Schreier

9 Ways Baby No. 3 Made My Family Feel Complete

My husband and I decided to have another baby right after we got married and, well, we had no idea what we were getting into. I got pregnant right away, endured a high-risk pregnancy, and, before I knew it, my third baby had arrived. Together, we emb…
By Steph Montgomery

8 Stereotypes About New Dads That Are *Totally* True

Much like new mothers, new fathers have a lot on their plate. Parenting can be scary and complex, especially at first and regardless of your gender. People want to do right by their kids, after all. And since all new parents are a hot mess, dads are …
By Priscilla Blossom

8 Differences Between Being Pregnant In Your 20s Vs 30s, According To Science

Whether you're planning a pregnancy, or just thinking about your future family, it's typical to think about things like child-spacing, how many kids you want, and when to start trying to conceive. When making your pro/con list, you might also conside…
By Steph Montgomery

16 Moms Share Remedies For Their Most Intense Chocolate Cravings During Pregnancy

For better or worse, pregnancy is usually synonymous with odd cravings. Sure, there are the stereotypical combos like pickles and ice cream that plague gestating women the world over, but there are other mind-boggling combinations, too, including but…
By Candace Ganger

Putting Sunscreen On Your Kid Doesn't Have To Be A Fight — Here's How To Do It

I am almost translucent, so me and sunscreen are basically besties at this point. Even though my children are beautifully deep brown thanks to my husband's genetics, I still slather them like biscuits being buttered because I refuse to take risks wit…
By Cat Bowen

19 Moms Share The Way They Cured Their Pregnancy Comfort Food Cravings

I was obnoxiously sick during the first trimester with, "lucky" for me, both of my pregnancies. For the first three months I lived on saltines, lemonade, and fresh bread. Once I was able to eat, however, all I wanted was savory and sweet comfort food…
By Dina Leygerman

I Used To Judge Formula-Feeding Moms — Until I Became One

The other patrons in the hip Brooklyn restaurant probably couldn’t care less what I was feeding my baby, but I’ll always remember the shame I felt as I quickly mixed up his bottle of formula in front of them. I admitted to my childless friend that I …
By Katherine Martinelli

7 White Lies It’s Necessary To Tell To Keep Your Relationship Healthy

Telling lots of lies typically isn't associated with a healthy, strong, lasting relationship, and that's still certainly true, but not all lies are exactly the same. Though you've probably heard from someone at least once or twice that the lie they t…
By Lauren Schumacker

The Skinny Jeans That Saved Me Postpartum

Accepting my post-pregnancy body is hands-down one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. It’s something that I still work on every single day. During my first pregnancy, I was 20 years old, so I managed to bounce back quickly. In fact, I dropp…
By Allison Cooper

7 Ways Your Baby Is Trying To Say They Feel Safe

In those first weeks of new motherhood, it can feel like you need an interpreter for your newborn. With their limited means of communication, figuring out what message your baby is trying to get across to you can be a challenge. With time, however, y…
By Kimmie Fink

Here's Why Dogs Are Obsessed With Babies' Poop, According To Science

Most family dogs seem to understand babies, and they're more than happy to make friends with the newest member of the pack. It's adorable... for the most part and until you go to change your little one's diaper. Suddenly, you're wondering why dogs ar…
By Lindsay E. Mack

6 Signs You're Meant To Have A Big Age Gap Between Kids

There's a five year age difference between my two children, to the day. Their age gap wasn't planned but, for a variety of reasons, works well for our family. And since I was so focused on having a second baby, I totally overlooked the signs that wou…
By Candace Ganger

My Dog Knew I Was Pregnant Before My Family Did

Growing up, I was 100 percent sure I'd be a mom one day. To a dog, that is. My baby plans came later. And once my husband and I were sure we wanted both a dog and a baby, we'd add to our joint dog-and-baby name list over Sunday brunch or on date nigh…
By Melissa Mills