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What are Hatchimals and Where Can You Get One?

What are Hatchimals and Where Can You Get One?

By Simon Hung

If you're still searching for this elusive toy, we're giving a Hatchimal away and it will be delivered before Christmas!

This article was originally published September 26, 2016 but has since been updated with stock information.

They’re expected to be one of the most popular toys this holiday season yet nobody has a clue what they look like. They’re called Hatchimals -- interactive eggs that require nurturing and patience before they “hatch” into a magical surprise creature. Once hatched, the walking, talking Hatchimal will continue to evolve and remain interactive with its owner.

This Hatchimals teaser doesn't reveal much about the mysterious toy.

Aimed at children age five and up, the toy was previewed earlier this year by Toronto-based company Spin Master to industry insiders and has since landed on must-have lists from both Toys R Us and Walmart. The toy has been shrouded in more secrecy than the contents of Area 51, but all will be revealed when Spin Master officially releases the toy on October 7, a day that they’ve dubbed Hatch Day.

The eggs "hatch" to reveal their unique design.

Only the speckled egg exterior has been shown thus far, while creature designs remain unknown. Children can choose a colour and one of four species when purchasing, but the Hatchimal inside is a mystery until it’s hatched. Those familiar with Pokémon GO can think of the toy like incubating eggs, as part of the thrill involves not knowing what’s inside until it’s hatched. Hatchimal designs will vary by species, so you’ve “gotta hatch ‘em all” to discover all of the unique designs.

If you’re wondering where you can get one, they’re currently available from Indigo, Mastermind Toys, Toys R Us and Walmart starting at $59.97. Right now they're sold out at all stores, but intermittent stock does pop up from time to time, so be sure to check back frequently if you're interested in getting one. We’ve listed the stores and prices below.

While you wait for Hatch Day, visit the Hatchimals website to interact with a virtual egg and be sure to visit on October 7 for the full reveal!

Fad or flop? How do you think these mysterious toys will fare during the holiday season? Do you plan on buying one (or several) for your child? Let us know what you think in the comments!

19 Comments

    • Real life pokemon?
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    • wow so sly... post starts off with an innocent question, then article and BAM affiliate links

      yay Yellow Pages
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    • The real question is are these worth hoarding now to sell (at a healthy markup) to idiots loving, but disorganized, parents.
      My gut reaction is that the guerilla marketing team is already working on generating the demand (ahem), and there's warehouses of this crap or containers on their way over the ocean. Hopefully not on Hanjin vessels, lol.
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    • marc_t wrote: wow so sly... post starts off with an innocent question, then article and BAM affiliate links

      yay Yellow Pages
      LOL I know. The only 'buzz' I've heard about them are from a friend who works for their company.
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    • Seems like a mega waste of money to me. I would rather spend $80 on a Lego set and allow my 6 year old to actually develop some additional fine motor skills, problem solve, read instructions and essentially develop useful skills. What is she supposed to do with this hatchy gadget? Encourage it to break open? I can get her plant seeds for $1 and let her water it, nurture it and watch it grow... she wants to talk to something she can talk to the plant. It will cost me a buck.
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    • Watched few youtubes.. Highlight is the breaking out of egg part. After that it's just another bird toy.
      I can see kid getting bored real fast.
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    • importpsycho wrote: Watched few youtubes.. Highlight is the breaking out of egg part. After that it's just another bird toy.
      I can see kid getting bored real fast.
      When marketing a toy its important to understand that the person buying the toys most often are a gift and the only info they are going on is the box and word of mouth. Thw "wow" is how they sell it and getting boring after a while is how they sell more toys!
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    • Of course I have 2 kids who want one. $80!!!!!! Does Spin Master hate Moms and love money so much ??? Once the thing is out of the egg it's just another boring Furbie. Come on Spin Master if you are going to make and gear these things toward this age group at least make it affordable
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    • Kari39 wrote: Of course I have 2 kids who want one. $80!!!!!! Does Spin Master hate Moms and love money so much ??? Once the thing is out of the egg it's just another boring Furbie. Come on Spin Master if you are going to make and gear these things toward this age group at least make it affordable
      If you loved your kids you'd get a second job.
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    • My son got one for his birthday. Was sold out at all walmarts and toys r us. Its pretty neat. It has games you can play with it and it ages as you play with it. You have to interact with it before it hatches from its egg for about 30 mins.
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    • I don't know what the fuss this is all about. Spotted several at. Mastermind toys up by McCowan and hwy 7 I markham for those interestedthis past Sunday.
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    • Toys R us online just posted some stock for $59
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    • gah-bage. the parents fist fighting each other nov/dec is much more entertaining. lol :)
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    • Jellyfish Emporium is raffling one off on wed Dec 21st at 8pm.
      1586 Dupont St, Toronto ON
      Proceeds will go to fund the purchase of toys to be donated to children's toy mountain toy drive. Free coffee and Snack that night too!
      Arrive by 7pm!
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    • Jellyfish Emporium is raffling one off on wed Dec 21st at 8pm.
      1586 Dupont St, Toronto ON
      Proceeds will go to fund the purchase of toys to be donated to children's toy mountain toy drive. Free coffee and Snack that night too!
      Arrive by 7pm!
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    • Toysrus at eglinton/hurontario in Misssissauga had them today
      Limit 1 per customer
      I got one at 7 pm tonight
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