A couple months ago when WowWee announced their Fingerlings, we mused that they might just have the toy of holiday season on their hands. That’s mostly proven true so far, with the cute finger-size robotic pals flying off shelves all across the nation. But, just in case there was any doubt about WowWee’s ability to lock this thing up early, make no mistake now — they’re launching a unicorn Fingerling next month!
Those following the Fingerling saga closely will already know the name Gigi. Gigi the Unicorn quietly came to Toys ‘R’ Us shelves earlier this month and almost immediately vanished (as unicorns are wont to do). We’d speculate that WowWee was doing a trial run to see if there was enough interest in Gigi to make more, but honestly? It’s a cute unicorn that hangs on your finger and responds when you pet it. I don’t think that much market research is necessary.
Whatever the reason for the limited release, don’t worry too much if you didn’t get Gigi the first time around — you don’t have to get gouged by eBay resellers. WowWee is planning a full launch of Gigi on October 13 at Toys ‘R’ Us. Granted, even with a full launch, we’re not saying this is going to be easy — if you’re a grizzled veteran of holiday shopping at Toys ‘R’ Us, I don’t need to tell you what to expect. I can only wish you the best of luck.