ZhuZhu Babies Dance Recital Playset Review

My daughter has always wanted to have one of those ZhuZhu pets everyone is always talking about. For some reason though, we just never got around to getting her one. When I was contacted about doing a review for ZhuZhu Babies, I knew it would be a nice surprise for her since she’s always begging to have a ZhuZhu pet of her own.

When the package arrived, there was pure joy in my 10 year old’s eyes when she realized what it contained. As she dug through the treasures I asked myself why we had never bought her any of these cute little toys! After Pie proceeded to tear the living bejeezus out of every single package containing her new treasures, it looked like a ZhuZhu twister had went through the living room! I have to say that the packaging was pretty easy for her to rip through and I didn’t have to resort to trying to pry anything out of their boxes.

zhuzhu babies package

 Pie easily put together the ZhuZhu powered Dance Recital Playset that she found inside the box of goodies. This little play set is so sweet! The set comes with three little outfits to dress your ZhuZhu Babies up in. The stage has a reversible “curtain” that can slide up and down, behind it are a swan, frog and colorful fairy ballerinas that move in the background when powered by a “parent” ZhuZhu. At the front of the stage is a specially reserved section just for “Parent” hamsters to watch the babies perform. It also makes the perfect stroller parking spot :). The entire set is powered by one ZhuZhu Hamster that pulls up to the piano on the side, when you press the button on your hamster, it engages the gears on the floor and the little baby ZhuZhus dance and twirl on stage.

zhuzhu babies dance recital

Watch out little ZhuZhu baby frog!! That SnickleFritz is one crazy fast fuzzball! We had great fun torturing our poor dog with SnickleFritz, and even more fun Oohing and Aahing over how cute the little ZhuZhu Babies were. Just look at them! Look at that adorable this little caterpillar is… I love him… he is the sweetest, cutest little caterpillar ever!! Sorry, but I seriously just want to smoosh him ya know?

zhuzhu babies

We loved playing with the Dance Recital playset. I feel like we were playing with it wrong though, I don’t know. Everything worked well but I’m not sure if the babies are supposed to go backwards when the ZhuZhu hamster stops and grinds the gears or not? It is a bit loud when it does that and we tried several times to readjust SnickleFritz but nothing helped so maybe that’s the way it’s supposed to be? It doesn’t matter, it was so much fun, and we were so totally on a complete cuteness overload, that we didn’t mind the extra noise anyway!

Check out our long video of us reveling in the cuteness of ZhuZhu Babies {don’t mind the dirty floor, loud TV set or yard sale stuff in the background, it’s real life here people!}.

Now that I know my 10 year old {almost 11!} isn’t too old for ZhuZhu Pets, I absolutely will be adding a few to our list for her upcoming birthday and Christmas this year. Any little girl would love them!

Enter the giveaway!!

Thanks to ZhuZhu and MomSelect, One lucky reader will win a ZhuZhu baby of their own!

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Samples were provided by ZhuZhu and MomSelect for review purposes. No other compensation provided. All opinions are my own. Questions? Disclosure.
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  1. 2

    Not here to win, but I just had to let you know that I love how your post is setup! The pics are so eye catching :). Take care.

  2. 4

    Half Pint is my fave

  3. 5

    Shiloh is my favorite.
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

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    Mary Beth Elderton says

    I like the games and activities section of the Zhu Zhu site. I hung around long enough to find out that I am Kingston! LOL!

  5. 7
    Robert Gambrill says

    Stinker is my daughters favourite Zhu Zhu

  6. 8

    I adore Num nums and Mr. Squigles the best!

  7. 9

    I like Shiloh!


  8. 10

    I like Pookie

  9. 11

    We are fans of all of them. We like Pipsqueek, the babies and the kung zhu pets.

    frugalmommieof2 at gmail.com

  10. 12

    I didn’t know there was a movie, sounds like fun!

  11. 13
    kimberly velkovski says

    chunk is my favorite!

  12. 14
    kimberly velkovski says

    never mind im not in the usa :(

  13. 16

    I like pookie!

  14. 17

    I like Pookie

  15. 18
    kathryn tufts says

    Mr.Nookie! he is so cute and spotted! I made a ote of the movie name,these critters are adorable! nice change fo rchildren watching violence in movie theaters/home tv…

  16. 19
    Shelly Peterson says

    Pookie is my favorite. Glad there coming out with a movie.


  17. 20

    i like the miss priss dog

  18. 21
    petritia selvi says

    Merritt is my favorite

  19. 22
    Amanda Starr says

    I like all the games they offer

  20. 23

    I like Snickle Fritz

  21. 24

    Mr. Squigles!

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    Amanda Starr says
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    Of course when I try to go there they say the site is down because they are fixing the tubes. Lol. I went to the site the other day and naturally I can’t remember a thing about it. Lol. I think these toys are so super cute though. I like the little hamsters or whatever the pets are because we have a guinea pig. Thank you for the chance to win. I’d love to win for my niece, Tristan, who is going to be 9 Sunday.

  24. 27

    Toodles is my favorite
    mearley1979 at gmail dot com

  25. 28

    The games on the website are so cute!!!

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    I love pookie!


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