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The prince comes in a little blue and yellow box which has three clear panels on which makes it really easy to see the product. His little pink button nose protrudes out of the end of the box so even before taking his out of the box, Lauren was able to press this to hear him speak. Lauren already had a princess hamster so I as immediately drawn to purchasing the prince, that along with the fact that he is a nice lilac colour. His fur also has a few white patches on his sides, nose and ears which contrasts really nice.
The main function of the hamster is that is runs around the floor all on its own; along his back are two buttons (which you cannot see due to his fur but you can feel them), the button closed to his head is talk mode, so when pressed, he will just chat along to himself, the other button is located right at the bottom of his back, this operates explore mode. This is the one that definitely provides the most fun, by pressing this when the prince is on the floor, he starts to run around the floor. Unlike a lot of toys, the button in his nose also acts as a sensor so if the Prince reaches an obstacle or dead end, he will simply reverse and run off in a different direction. Lauren loves to sit and make obstacle courses for her hamsters and will play with hours.
One of her favourite activities is playing with our new puppy and her hamsters, he doesn't quite know what to make of the hamsters and follows them around making silly noises at them, Lauren finds this hilarious and cant stop giggling which is lovely to hear (I must admit, I find it quite funny too).
As with most wheeled toys, the Prince definitely works better on hard flooring a he whizzes around our dining room, he still works ok on carpets, just a little slower.
Prince Dashington has a RRP of around £9.99, as I mentioned earlier, the range isn't as popular anymore so quite often, these are discounted. I purchased mine from The Entertainer where they were priced at £1.99 each. There are lots of different hamsters available all priced around the same, there are also lots of accessories too such as hamster balls, cars and houses.
I would definitely recommend Prince Dashington, he has proven very popular with Lauren and gets 5 out of 5 stars from us.
Who needs a Royal Wedding when you've got the cute Zhu Zhu Prince Dashington ? Soft, cuddly and certainly the most handsome hamster in the Zhuniverse, Dashington is a must-have for Zhu Zhu fans and looks great teamed with Princess Snowcup , sold separately. Zhu Zhu Prince Dashington requires two AA batteries and is suitable ages four and up. Fans of the Zhu Zhu Prince can also check out the Castle , Ballroom and Carriage playsets, sold separately.