Ia href=”http://www.cnbc.com/id/33007930″ was reading at CNBC about/a the new must-have toy for Christmas which apparently is this a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002BHDXY0?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=B002BHDXY0″Zhu Zhu Pet Hamster./aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=B002BHDXY0″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / From the article:br /br /blockquoteMaybe it’s a sign of the times when one of the toys predicted to be among the top sellers this Christmas Holiday is a $10 Zhu Zhu pet hamster.br /br /Toys ‘R Us has issued its 2009 Holiday Hot Toy list. The list includes 36 total items, but the fuzzy hamster is one of the “Fabulous 15,” which is considered to be the best of the best on the retailer’s list.br /br /The retailer puts a lot of effort into selecting these toys, which will be featured promiently at its stores and promotions. This year, the company has put an extra focus on selecting toys that offer parents good value. /blockquotebr /br /I don’t care how much a darn toy costs, there is no way I would fight in a aisle over much of anything, much less a $10 hamster. If a kid on my shopping list really wants this, I’ll go to Amazon and a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002BHDXY0?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=B002BHDXY0″cough up the extra $16.50 (or so) to have it shipped to me./aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=B002BHDXY0″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / Or a better alternative might be to teach the kids that a ten buck hamster is not anything that great.