Kung Zhu Pets Special Forces vs Ninja with Arena Review

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At Christmas, all kids wanted Zhu Zhu cute and cuddly pets. Kung Zhu Pets are still adorable but only until they get into the arena when they turn into armored fighting machines! Mom Select and Zhu Zhu Pets gave us the chance to test these interactive toys and put their amazing smart chip technology to the test. Let me tell you now, we are now huge Kung Zhu fans!

Kung Zhu Warriors in Action in the Giant Battle Arena

Our whole family have had fun since the Kung Zhu Pets came to live with us! It is actually a toy that we can all play with and just have plain silly fun! My husband had fun shooting this video of the kids. Check out the video below to watch the Kung Zhu Special Forces battle it out against the Kung Zhu Ninja Warriors!

What is Kung Zhu?

These are not the original cute and sweet Zhu Zhu Pets. Kung Zhu pets are fighting, battling warriors. They actually start out making cute hamster sounding grunts and noises, then the smart chip technology kicks in once they hit the Battle Arena. Their battling and ninja sounds come out! There are 8 different Kung Zhu pets to choose from from 2 teams, Special Forces and Ninja Warriors.

We have the Kung Zhu Special Forces Rivet in the Kung Zhu Special Forces Armor Ambushbattle gear. This little guy was my daughter’s favorite. She liked him with his guns that pop off from the sides.  Elijah took ownership of the Kung Zhu Ninja Warrior Yama in the Kung Zhu Ninja Warriors Drayko Shadow battle gear. This one has a sword and side spears to fight opponents.

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Kids love Kung Zhu

Kung Zhu Giant Battle Arena

The Kung Zhu Battle Arenais where all the action takes place. It includes a 2-piece battle arena that is easily assembled, 2 entrance tunnels, 8 flags, and 2 U connectors.  The U connectors are the best when it comes to adding the training grounds that lead up to the arena so you don’t have very long tunnels covering your entire living room! It’s just like an arena with the inverted dome shape for the hamsters to battle around in. Without their gear, they can easily fall over, it’s so funny to hear them make their little battling sounds, especially when they do fall over. Battle gear is essential for any Kung Zhu.

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Kung Zho Pet Giant Battle Arena

Kung Zhu Special Forces Training Ground

There is so much action going on as the hamsters go through their training grounds, breaking through walls, flipping over rotating doors, through tunnels, and around obstacles. They are so funny, sometimes they stop and reverse for a second like they are getting their courage up to go to the next training ground, plus they make hilarious noises the whole time.

In the arena, Kung Zhu Special Forces hamsters have a secret weapon called the Kung Zhu Missile Attack Tower. When a Ninja Warrior bumps up against the level in the arena, they are attacked by 2 missiles! You can also activate it yourself which is what my kids like to do! The poor Zhu Zhu pets have no chance with my kids shooting the missiles!

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Kung Zhu Missile Attack Tower

Before the Kung Zhu pets enter the arena, they need to be well trained and prepared by going through the training grounds. The Special Forces Training Ground Bravo sends the hamsters out to storm the beach around the guard and then smash through a giant bunker wall! Crash! Very cool. You do have to set up the bunker wall after he crashes through each time. My 5 year old had to show me how to piece the simple 4 pieces together the very first time. Amazing how kids can do that to parents! ha ha

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Kung Zhu Training Ground Bravo

After Bravo, we have the Kung Zhu Special Forces Training Ground Alpha to get our hamsters ready. Here they have to make it through the bayonet maze, giant wall climb, and barbed wire battle tunnel. The barbed wire is fake of course, however it looks so realistic.

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Kung Zhu Training Ground Alpha

Kung Zhu Ninja Training Ground

The Ninjas need their own training ground too to test their skills and train to become the ultimate warrior.

While in the arena, the Ninjas have a tool to smash the competition! The Kung Zhu Dragon Hammer will stop the special forces hamsters in their tracks with the bump sensor!  BONK! My kids love it when the hamsters get bonked by the hammer! Boy do the hamsters complain with their smart chip technology!

The Kung Zhu Ninja Warrior Training Ground Fire Pit Agility Course trains the hamsters how to cross a log bridge, leap across stepping stones, avoid the blazing Katanas of fire, and run through the gauntlet or attack dummies. Seems like the ninja warriors are a lot tougher than the special forces hamsters in their training methods!

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Kung Zho Training Ground Fire Pit

Next, the Ninja Warriors go on through the intense Kung Zhu Ninja Warrior Training Ground Boulder Push and Draw Bridge Agility Course. They’ve gotta “jump” through the leap of faith danger curve and push through the boulder-push draw bridge. Ours is so funny, each time, our Yama hamster backs up for the leap of faith a bit uncertain, but then plows right through the boulder! My kids think it’s the best and I agree because it gives me lots of giggles to hear from my kiddos.

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Kung Zho Training Ground Boulder Push

Buy Kung Zhu

Kung Zhu products can be found at many retailers including Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, Meijers, select Hallmark Gold Crown Stores, Shopko, Duck Wall, and Fred Meyer. They can also be found online at Toys R Us, Target, Walmart, and Amazon. By clicking on any item link throughout the article, you can purchase directly from Amazon without the search.

Win Kung Zhu Prize Pack (Closed)

Updated: 7/15/10 Winner  Announced: Congratulations, Amanda D! Thank you to all who entered to win.

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Kung Zhu Prize Pack

Mom Select and Zhu Zhu Pets are generously offering one AkronOhioMoms fan an incredible Kung Zhu Prize worth $115. The prize includes the Kung Zhu Battle Arena($29.99), Kung Zhu Missile Attack Tower ($18.99), Kung Zhu Dragon Hammer ($17.99), Kung Zhu Pet Battle Hamster Toy Stone Wall Special Forces ($14.59), Kung Zhu Battle Armor Rock’o/ Dune Tracker ($9.50), Kung Zhu Pet Battle Hamster Toy Thorn Ninja Warrior ($8.00), and Kung Zhu Pets Ninja Warriors Armor Azer Dark Jonin ($16.00).

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419 thoughts on “Kung Zhu Pets Special Forces vs Ninja with Arena Review

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  2. Rose Habart says:

    Wow! lol. I don’t know if my girls are old enough for this yet. Just watched the “which kung zhu are you” commercial. Train, tranform, battle! lol. Crazy little hamsters.

  3. Jessica H. says:

    If I were a Kung Zhu, I would choose to be Stonewall, because I like the colors and he gets to have the buzzsaw vehicle!

    girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

  4. Jessica H. says:

    I “joined” Mom Select on FB. Screen name: Jessica Hendrickson

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  5. Jessica H. says:

    I am a FB fan of Zhu. Screen aname: Jessica Hendrickson

    girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

  6. Jessica H. says:

    I “liked” you on FB. Screen name: Jessica Hendrickson

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  7. Jessica H. says:

    I rated your site on Top 100 Mommy Blogs with the name girlygirlugh

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  8. Carol G says:

    I like Sergeant Serge, and although this would be a gift for my grandson, he would probably have to move his uncles out of the way to get at them!

  9. Danetta says:

    I think I am most like Rock-o. Like Rock-o, I am pretty geeky with tech (zhu-ogle…LOL) and I also like video games and potato chips!

  10. Crystal Bellman says:

    Oh My, I had heard of these, but never actually seen them. They are so funny, and silly ! BUT something my 9 year old son would just LOVE !! I would like to think of myself as special forces Kung Zhu Pets , Stonewall !!

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  14. Kim says:

    My son just started asking me for these today! He loves the Stone Wall Kung Zhu Pet! I would love to win!

  15. Felicia E says:

    Entered the Taylor Biggest Loser Digital Kitchen Scale giveaway.
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  16. Sherri says:

    I believe that I am Rivet. I am a working mother of two very crazy boys. When I get home we start things off with a bang!

  17. Jill Myrick says:

    My children say that I am Sgt. Serge.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  18. Paul A says:

    Kung Zhu are manly man version of the zhu zhu pets. I think this would be the perfect gift for my nephew. He loves toys and has hamsters, but none colorful or tough looking as the Kung Zhu toys. Great contest and I REALLY hope I win.

  19. Pauline M says:

    I had a hard time deciding which one to go with but a 2nd opinion from my son told me I reminded him of Stonewall… very stubborn, insistent on doing the work before having the fun and an overall mom!

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  21. Stephanie Bruce says:

    I think we would be stonewall. I have to say these are hysterical. Our kids put costumes on their stuffed animals now. This is right up their alley

  22. Stephanie Hrouda says:

    Those look really cool and my 19 year old brother would love them for is birthday which is July 30th. Thanks for the chance to save money on my brothers gift

  23. tina says:

    I know my son is really wanting the one names thorn thanks for the chance my daughter loves the orignial ones I am glad they made this series for the boys.

  24. Trina C says:

    My son received several of the original Zhu Zhu pets for his birthday, but I know he would love these. And especially Thorn.

  25. Susan Marina Brown Lane says:

    I think my sons would say I’m most like Sgt. Serge! Their dad retired as a Sgt. in the National Guard, and they sometimes say “Yes sir, Sgt Sir!” to both of us lol. [email protected]

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