Hatchimal toys may be the hottest tech toy to hit the shelves this 2016. Toy company Spin Master launched Hatchimals globally last October 2016 and the toys became so popular it’s now hard to find Hatchimals in stock. Parents whose kids want Hatchimals for Christmas are already scrambling to get their hands on it. What makes these furry robot toys so adorable to kids?
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What Are Hatchimals?
Hatchimals are interactive toy pets by Spin Master that live inside an egg. Nestled inside a brightly speckled egg, the Hatchimal responds to human touch. The child has to care and nurture the Hatchimal egg and communicate through taps, pecks, lights and sound until it hatches to reveal which Hatchimal is inside. Hatchimals come in five different “species”: Pengualas, Draggles, Burtles, Owlicorns, and Bearakeet.
How to Hatch Hatchimals?
The interactive Hatchimal egg needs to be nurtured in order to hatch. The egg has eyes that light up and makes cute sounds telling you how it feels. The color of the eyes changes depending on its mood. Once you’ve cared for it long enough, which is about 30 minutes, you’ll see rainbow eyes which means the Hatchimal is ready to hatch. The Hatchimal inside will start to peck and push through the shell just like a real hatching animal. Every hatching is a surprise since you’re not sure which Hatchimal is in the egg. This is part of the excitement for the kids. However, every Hatchimal box has two creatures pictured on the front cover so its either one of them.
Will the Hatchimal hatch without its carer? Kids should not worry since Hatchimals will only hatch while they are being nurtured. However, once they hatched they can no longer be returned to their eggshell.
The hatching is just the beginning of the exciting journey of nurturing Hatchimal. You will continue to interact with the Hatchimals to raise it through 3 stages, from baby to toddler, to kid. Your Hatchimal is like a baby, you help it learn to walk, talk, dance, and play tag and other games.it will sing “Hatchy Birthday” each time it enters a new stage.
Watch this Hatchimal unboxing so you have an idea why kids want them.
How Much Are Hatchimals?
Hatchimals retail for $50 to $60 but they are getting hard to find. Some online re-sellers are selling Hatchimals at more than $200. So if you’re not willing to shell out that much money, you either give up or wait until the Hatchimals are in stock again.
Are Hatchimals Worth Buying?
Before buying Hatchimals, parents would surely want to know whether its worth their money. Hatchimal reviews are mixed so I guess it all boils down to personal preference. One mom’s experience may be different from another. Parents know their kid’s personality so knowing the characteristic of Hacthimal toys, they already have an idea whether their kids will enjoy it or not. You might want to check out the Hatchimal reviews at Amazon.
Where To Buy Hatchimals
Burtles, Owlicorns, and Bearakeet are exclusive to Wal-Mart, Toys R Us and Target, respectively while Pengualas and Draggles canbe bought at Amazon and other online stores. But with all the Hatchimal craze going on, it’s already hard to find a Hatchimal in stock. Re-sellers are already selling them at more than $200. Just try your luck at the above online stores or you may just opt for other tech toys for kids.