Manufacturer: Cepia LLC
Ages: 4 and up
Price: $9.99 and up
A cousin to the ZhuZhu Pets that took the toy world by storm a few years ago, these furry, motorized figurines are decorated to look like zoo animals. Like other ZhuZhu Pets, Zhu-Fari toys can be played with on flat surfaces or run on a series of separately sold tracks.
Byrne says ZhuZhu Pets' appeal has endured because they can be purchased in affordable chunks.
With the Zhu-Fari pets retailing for less than $10 and their equipment often for less than $20, it allows different gift givers to contribute a few pieces each to create a play experience for children that's enriched by each addition to their collection.