Hatchimals are described as “cuddly creatures that hatch from eggs and learn to walk and talk”… and they’re the hottest toy of the holidays. But good luck getting your hands on one.
So far 400,000 of them have been sold, outpacing the infamous Tickle Me Elmo.
It’s so in-demand that third-party sellers are asking six times the retail the price of $59.99—and getting it. Toys ‘R’ Us is chartering its own planes to fly it directly from the manufacturer in China for fear that pirates would target ships.
If you’ve never heard of Hatchimals, the big selling point for kids is the anticipation that builds during the 30 minutes or so it takes to hatch the creature.
Some stores are offering Hatchimals IOU’s that can be redeemed once new stock finally makes it’s way into stores.
It may or may not be a Hatchimal, but what gift are you desperate to get your hands on this year? — Chuck