10 Holiday Toys: From Yucky to Cuddly
The Ugglys: Toy Story Goes Flatulent
NEW YORK (MainStreet) An ugly dog that burps and farts is becoming one of the bestselling toys this holiday season. Adults might react with an "ewww," but this toy elicits "ooohs" and "aahs" from the little ones.
Aptly named The Ugglys, the new interactive electronic pet from Moose Toys makes farting and burping sounds, in addition to more than 30 other repulsive noises. Using a button on the pup's collar, kids can manipulate the pitch, making the sounds even more disgusting.
According to TimetoPlayMag.com, a Web site that reviews toys, video games and entertainment products, The Ugglys pug (approximate retail price: $29.99) is very popular, because many kids -- especially those between 5 and 8 years old -- appreciate a good fart joke. Blame it on the movie, "Despicable Me 2," released last summer, which featured a fart blaster.
Yucky or not, parents will buy the toy if they know it has a lot of play value, says Jim Silver, CEO of TimetoPlayMag.com. "They don't want to buy a toy that their child will play with for ten minutes and then just toss aside," he says. "They want toys that are engaging that the child would want to play with -- in different ways -- every day."
From yucky and messy to cute and cuddly, here are some more interactive toys that hit shelves just in time for the holidays.