All Three Lil' Gleemerz
If you grew up playing with (and relentlessly collecting) Furbys and trolls, you're going to be completely on board with the newest interactive toy from Mattel, which is shaping up to be one of the hottest new toys of the year. Adorable and colorful Lil' Gleemerz, with their fluffy light-up tails and glowing eyes, interact with your child based on touchpoints and will likely become one of their favorite playthings (not to mention, they just might be able to ward off the "Can I have a pet?" asks for a bit).
To wake up your Lil' Gleemerz, press its nose and engage in one of its three modes of play: hangout mode, light-party mode, or game mode. "In hangout mode, pet and pinch the Lil' Gleemerz for purrs, growls, jokes, funny phrases, and more," a Mattel spokesperson told POPSUGAR. "In light-party mode, clap or play music and the Lil' Gleemerz will flash their eyes and tails to the beat for a dazzling light show. In game mode, play three different games (Catch the Kiss, Tail Tennis, and Stop on the Spot) with the traveling lights in the glowing tails!"
Available now for $20 each, Lil' Gleemerz have over 100 reactions for your child to discover: they purr, laugh, flash their lights, say funny phrases, and, because potty humor is everything, they even fart. In case that all gets to be a bit too much, there's a handy on-off switch on its back that you can flip for your child's Lil' Gleemerz to bid them a "Goodnight, friend." Even when turned off, their little paws allow them to (literally) hang out with your child in a noninteractive way, as they can hang off things like laptop screens.
If you're not already sold, their cute little faces might do the trick — check out the three Lil' Gleemerz available for your child to add to their wish list below.