WowWee Takes Legal Measures Against Fake Fingerlings Monkeys

Posted: Nov 7 2017, 10:13am CST | by , in News | Holiday Gift Guide

 

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WowWee Takes Legal Measures Against Fake Fingerlings Monkeys
 

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The hottest holiday toy of 2017 is compromised by an avalanche of WowWee monkey knockoffs.

The $14.99 WowWee monkeys are out of stock online for quite some time now. This pushes consumers looking for the hottest collectible Holiday toy to purchase WowWee Fingerlings at double the price from resellers. Besides paying more than the $14.99 regular price, consumers risk purchasing a fake fingerling toy monkey.

We have never seen such massive presence of fakes a popular Holiday toy. Now WowWee has taken legal action to fight back. The company has filed a federal lawsuit (Civil Action no. 17-CV-7969) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against 165 sellers of counterfeit Fingerlings. Judge Robert W. Sweet, of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, has officially granted WowWee's request for a Temporary Restraining Order, ordering that the seller's assets and storefronts be frozen.

"WowWee operates under a Zero Tolerance Policy, and as such, is dedicated to protecting our customers and will continue to aggressively pursue counterfeiters manufacturing and selling unauthorized Fingerlings product," said Richard Yanofsky, WowWee CEO. "We are so proud of this new toy line, and want to ensure our customers can buy with confidence, without fear of purchasing harmful or illegitimate items."

Despite the legal measures, fake WowWee Fingerlings are still offered on amazon.com through marketplace sellers.

It's very difficult to judge from the listing if it's a counterfeit fingerling or an original WowWee's only advice is to buy Fingerlings from authorized retailers including Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop, Target and ToysRUs. In Amazon and Walmart's case, you need to make sure you buy directly from Amazon or Walmart and not from a 3rd party. You need to look for "Ships from and sold by Amazon.com" on the offer on amazon.com. Read our detailed guide on how to avoid buying fake Fingerlings.

We expect more WowWee Fingerlings stock to arrive soon. The free Tracker online inventory tracking app lists all WowWee Fingerlings in the toy category and you can get notifications when they are in stock online at the regular prices. The Tracker app is available for free on iOS and Android. You can find the app in the app store with searching for just for "i4u".Here are the most important steps to make sure you are not buying a fake WowWee fingerling.

The WowWee Fingerlings are an incredibly cute robot toy. WowWee packed a lot of interactive cuteness into a $14.99 toy. Fingerlings have what it takes to become as sensationally hot as the Hatchimals during the Holiday shopping season.

About WowWee Fingerlings

The little Fingerling baby monkeys cling to kids' fingers and go where they go. Fingerlings react to sound, motion and touch, make fun little monkey noises, and move in ways that will make kids squeal with delight.

Fingerlings baby monkeys come to life with endless ways of play and realistic sounds to let you know how they are feeling. Kids can swing them, pet them, kiss them, and even rock them to sleep.

The line-up of Fingerlings includes Zoe, Mia, Finn, Boris, Bella and Sophie. ToysRUs has the exclusive Gigi Baby Unicorn. It also looks like WowWee is still introducing new Fingerlings. Walmart lists a Fingerlings Baby Unicorn named Stella and there is also a Fingerlings baby sloth named Kingsley. Additional WowWee monkeys are available through WowWee Fingerlings Playsets.

WowWee also created special playsets for the Fingerlings including a see-saw (TeeterTotter), Monkey-Bars and Swing and a Jungle Gym Playset.

As mentioned above, the incredible aspect of the Fingerlings is their below $15 prices. WoWee has announced the Fingerlings a the Toy Fair 2017 in February.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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