Product Review – Cuddles, My Giggly Monkey

The FurReal Friends line of toys by Hasbro is,                                           BeFunky_download (2).png
at heart, an interactive, animatronic toy series.
Each member, be they a puppy or pony, has a huge
variety of programmed behaviors that respond to
specific stimuli. The newest member of the series,
however, Cuddles, My Giggly Monkey, raises the bar
for animatronics and kids toys, in general

Let’s take a look at some of the features

When released in the fall of 2013, Cuddles will be one of the most technologically advanced toys available. She has been designed to be about the size of an actual baby monkey and has over 100 unique sounds and phrases that have been programmed to fit various stimuli. When a kid rocks Cuddles, she will eventually shut her eyes and fall to sleep (though, if they’ve been playing a bunch recently, it will take longer); when swung around, Cuddles will make excited monkey sounds; and when the included bottle is placed to her mouth, she will move her lips and make realistic slurping sounds. Her responses are nearly endless, and kids will find Cuddles to be a constant and lifelike companion!

How Much?

Cuddles is due to be released in the fall of 2013, and the expected suggested retail price is $79.99.

Things We Like About Cuddles, My Giggly Monkey

How lifelike and realistic she is! The learning potential for kids is nearly unlimited as Cuddles acts with them very similarly to how those same kids act with their own parents, needing attention, feeding, sleep and play time, and more. It’s highly likely children will learn valuable lessons in responsibility and nurturing without even realizing it.

Things We Did Not Like About Cuddles, My Giggly Monkey

The expected retail price of $79.99 may be a turn-off to some, more frugal parents. Additionally, Cuddles isn’t quiet, by any means, and parents may find the noise output potentially wearisome.

Who Would Buy Cuddles, My Giggly Monkey?

Animatronics fans and parents of kids over 4 years old who love monkeys will love Cuddles! Also, parents who wish to teach their kids responsibility and other values will find her a helpful tool to that end. With all the technological advances, expect to see this loveable monkey on the Most Wanted Toys lists of 2013.


Hasbro has a longstanding history of integrity and quality and will definitely include a thorough warranty when Cuddles is released to the public.

Is Cuddles, My Giggly Monkey Worth the Money?

While the initial price tag seems relatively high, consumers will be getting one of the most technologically advanced animatronic toys available. With that in mind, as well as the endless hours of entertainment Cuddle’s promises, the price tag seems fair.

Where Can I Buy Cuddles, My Giggly Monkey?

With the expected level of popularity, probably a better question to ask would be where won’t you be able to buy Cuddles? Anticipate seeing her in all major and local retailers, as well as in many online stores like Amazon, though expect stock to go quick!

More Customer Reviews for Cuddles, My Giggly Monkey

Both parents and technophiles are excited about the release of Cuddles, and consumers can expect her to be one of the hottest toy releases of the year!

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