Last year’s toy pet substitute was the Zhu zhu Pets hamster without the mess. This year sees the launch of new Teacup Piggy toys as substitutes for the controversial Teacup Pig pets. Teacup pigs, of course, are mini-bellied pigs raised for the purpose of serving as household pets. Despite their attractiveness and obvious popularity, real domestic pigs require more grooming than the average pet. However, this is good news for parents looking for toy substitutes this holiday season. The new toy teacup piglets may be the mess-free alternative you’ve been looking for.
Made by Toyeck, the teacup pig toys are articulated with movable head and feet. The teacup piggies also come with a vocabulary of 25 words, making them almost more interactive than real piggies. There are a total of fifteen pig toys to collect. Each pig, with its unique personality and matching accessories. The toys come in three litters, the first batch was born on Christmas Day, December 25, 2009. These include Snowflake, High Tips Locket, Goldie and Copper, and Princess.
The second litter of Teacup Piggies was born on New Years Day, January 1, 2010. This litter is made up of Carat, Jade, Glitter, Ivory, Denim, and Bling. The last litter is born on February 1, 2010 and consists of three little pigs Emmie, Oscar and Jade. Each pig has a matching mug and accessories. Children can also create play dress-up with their piglets from the range of outfits available. Games including a Teacup Piggies Showtime Limo electronic sound and light set, Lights & Sounds beauty spa game set, and a fashion runway set, all sure to entertain kids for hours.