Computerized Hamster Is Hot Toy For Holidays The hot toy in the run-up to this year's holidays is apparently a $10 computerized hamster. The Financial Times reports that demand for the hamsters, which have names likes Mr. Squiggles, Chunk and Pipsqueak, is so high, Toys R Us did not even list them in its Christmas toy catalogue — word of mouth was enough. The furry playmates are embedded with a computer chip so they can squeak, chirp and respond to human touch.
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