It's already nearly the end of July, so you know what that means: it's time to buy whatever the hottest toy will be this holiday season! Because, as we all learned from the Fingerlings debacle of 2017 and the Hatchimal insanity of 2016, if you don't buy it now, your kid is guaranteed to want it, and you are guaranteed to be scrambling around trying to get one that isn't marked up 200% over retail. Of course, if you do buy one now, your kid will not even ask for one, in which case you can make someone else's holiday dreams come true and sell it to them! Either way, now is the time (gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "Christmas in July", right?).
If you're hoping Hatchimals or Fingerlings are going to make a big come back this year, I have some bad news: there's a new toy in town, and it's somehow cuter and more bizarre than either one of its predecessors!
Everyone, meet Lil' Gleemerz, the long-tailed lemurs that light up, purr, and talk to your kids. Gleemerz is short for gleaming lemurs (no, I am not making this up). And boy do these things gleam! You can actually push their nose to start a light party, so it's like your kid's own mini rave!
The lemurs are about six inches long, although their tale stretches out for almost a foot. They come in three models: Amiglow (blue), Loomur (purple), and Adorbrite (pink). In addition to putting on your own personal light show, these little lemurs are so interactive. There are quite a few interaction touch spots, each of which have a different action. They also have three modes: Hangout, Game, and Light Party. The hangout mode sounds really cool, the Lil' Gleemerz talk and tell jokes!
Lil Gleemerz!!! I got an epic surprise box from Mattel yesterday (that’s where the bouncy balls came from). Inside is this new toy that glows and has a fun tail. You can actually play light games with the tail. Never seen that before! I’ll try to post the video on our Sandaroo Family vlog this week. #gleemerz #lilgleemerz #lil #rainbow #lights #newtoys #mattel #glow #lightuptail #rainbow
So, you're obviously going to need one, right? We suggest acting fast; so far, Amazon and Target have Amiglow for $19.99, which looks to be regular retail price. But you know that won't last long! Pretty soon, we'll be writing about the Lil' Gleemerz back market. We will admit, that lemur IS pretty cute! We'd hate to miss out on snagging one for our kids (or ourselves!).