What are Squinkies and What Do They Do? All You Need to Know About This Year's "It" Toy
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Have you heard about squinkies? Chances are if you’re reading this article a child in your life is begging you for this year’s “it” toy. Squinkies are thought to be the zhu zhu pet or tickle me elmo of the 2010 Christmas season. They frequently sell out in stores and online.
What are Squinkies?
Squinkies are plastic figurines shaped like an animal or a person. Many squinkies are babies, puppies or kittens. They are approximately an inch tall and are squishy in texture. Squinkies come with and fit inside tiny plastic bubbles that resemble the balls and toys dispensed from vending machines. Squinkies have small holes on their underside that enables them to stand on Squinkies accessories.
What do you do with Squinkies?
-Lots of kids collect Squinkies, they can even log onto the Squinkies website and track their collection online. There are two display sets currently available for sale the Palace Suprize stand has posts for individual Squinkies to stand on and be displayed from. The Squinkies Tote& Go! is a translucent carrying case for Squinkies inside their bubble balls.
-Squinkies can be worn. Squnkies come in a bracelet and ring form that can be worn. A bracelet allows for the wearing of multiple squinkies while the ring allows for the wearing of one Squinkie. Currently there are three bracelet sets; Birthday Suprize, Fantasy Suprize and Princess Suprize. The bracelet sets also include a ring.
-Squinkies can be used as pencil toppers.
-Squinkies can be played with. Squinkies come in a variety of play sets that include a gumball like machine which Squinkies can be placed inside of and then “purchased” with a Squinkies coin that comes in the play set, the toy then rolls out like a gumball in a gumball machine.
Where do you get Squinkies?
According to the Squinkies website http://www.squinkies.com/they are available at Target, Wal-Mart, Toys R’ Us, Shopko, Meijer and Amazon.com.
If you are having trouble locating Squinkies locally, check your store’s website or call the store to see if they have Squinkies before you waste the gas getting over there. Target.com for example allows you to see if your local Target has Squinkies in stock. Simply search the website for Squinkies and click on the button that says “Find it at a Target store”
How much do Squinkies cost?
Squinkies range in price from $5 to $30. Amazon.com tends to have the best and most complete selection of squinkies.