Today, August 11 – aka #FingerlingsFriday – marks the launch of Fingerlings’ nationwide U.S. availability wherever toys are sold, including Toys ‘R Us, Walmart, Amazon and Target. Additionally, in association with Wildaid, WowWee will be donating $1.00 for every Fingerlings sold in the first week.
Inspired by the rare finger monkey species that are placed at-risk once removed from their natural habitat, WowWee found a way to create a safe and playful way to provide every child with a fingertip friend. As part of its mission to bring these monkeys to life without endangerment, WowWee will be donating $1.00 for every Fingerlings sold in the first week of sales to WildAid, starting on #FingerlingsFriday. An animal conservation nonprofit, WildAid aims to protect wildlife and end illegal wildlife trade.
Designed for children ages 5+, each sweet and silly Fingerlings critter is just 5.5” tall and features over 40 sounds and animations – including happy monkey sounds, adorable blinking eyes, heads that turn, curly hanging tails, and hands that grip. These perfect primate pets provide endless ways to play – you can swing them, pet them, blow them kisses, and even rock them to sleep!
Fingerlings Baby Monkeys are available in six different colors, all with unique personalities. Kids will fall in love as they meet Bella (pink), Mia (purple), Sophie (white), Boris (blue), Zoe (turquoise), and Finn (black).The entire line is perfect to play with, share, and collect!
“We’re always looking for fun and innovative ways to teach and amuse kids with our products,” said Sydney Wiseman, Brand Manager at WowWee. “Fingerlings are like having an interactive friend at your fingertips – they’re impossible not to love! We have been so excited by the positive response across the UK and Canada and we can’t wait to see the reaction in the U.S. It’s definitely a highly anticipated launch and we’re happy to have the opportunity to support a great wildlife cause along the way.”