Hamsters are a popular pet for children, because they are small, cuddly, and require little space. All they need is a cage and a little wheel, and their mess all stays in one place. However, hamsters still have to be fed and cleaned, and the litter must be changed, making your cuddly companion a lot of work.
Zhu Zhu pets, sometimes called Go Go Hamsters, eliminated the problem. They’re robotic rodents that don’t need the toilet. Now, Kung Zhu hamsters have upped the game with their evolutionary karate.
Actually, the Kung Zhu are more into kung fu and military skills. The original Zhu Zhu pets were cute, cuddly and mostly targeted at girls. The King Zhu line focuses on boys aged 8 to 12, though sporty girls can enjoy them too. In rest mode, the Kung Zhu look like regular Zhu Zhu hamsters, except that their fur has lots of attitude.
Their backs bear emblems that designate their clan or rank, and their eyes have markings and a killer gleam that makes you think twice about cuddles. Other than that, they’re just regular pets. They make cute silly noises during ‘explore mode’, and they also have a ‘talk mode’ where they sound like living hamsters.
But once they get into ‘battle mode’, their hackles rise, literally. The hamster will dramatically transform into a warrior, complete with armor, weapons, and ninja sounds. The Kung Zhu have training arenas and battlegrounds where they can train, growing from harmless pets to lethal armored fighters. Each armor also comes with a Tablet of Zhu. Passing the hamster over the tablet will instantly activate battle mode.
Through training, the warriors can learn 8 different styles of fighting. Each time they learn a new style, the hamsters acquire new skills, weapons, and sounds. Passing a hamster over a Tablet of Zhu unlocks these special sounds. Each hamster has different sounds that can be activated by the tablet.
There are 8 Kung Zhu warriors. Drayko, his big brother Azer, a strange hamster called Thorn, and Drayko’s best friend Yama are Ninja Hamsters. The other four warriors are Special Forces hamsters. Their names are Sergeant Sgt, Rivet, Rock-o, and Stonewall. All the Kung Zhu hamsters have individual personalities, talents, and fighting skills, and together, they provide hours of fun.
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