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Hatchimals Review – Check Out Before You Buy

 

Paid full retail price from a big name retailer. First, I got it for a granddaughter. With that said, read this review to find out more.

You will have to keep searching for these because chances are you might not find them, but don’t worry because eventually the supply will increase and you will be able to find them on Amazon again. Also, I highly recommend that you search on YouTube for these and watch Spin Master videos. Feel free to ask me for the link to the video, if you can’t find it.

A couple of days ago, I came across a Hatchimals egg. We talked about it for a while and this turned out to be the best surprise ever. It’s a toy that you don’t even know what it looks like. The best way to describe it is it’s like a doll that’s nesting.

The Hatchimals Egg comes with a birth certificate. It also comes with a color code guide. Furthermore, it comes with instructions.

Right now, this toy is the hottest toy out there. SpinMaster makes it. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because they are the ones behind Paw Patrol. It’s safe to say that they know quite a bit about making toys.

As of now, you have five species to choose from. One of those species is Burtle and another one is Owlicorn. The other species are Draggles, Bearakeet and Pengualas.

As of now, there are a few exclusives. This includes the Walmart exclusive (Burtle in purple or aqua), the Target exclusive (Bearakeet in pink or black) and the Toys R Us exclusive (Owlicorn in pink or blue). It’s worth pointing out that until the Hatchimal has hatched, you won’t know what color it actually is.

Once the toy has been removed from its packaging, you’ll start hearing noises from it. Ambient lights will flash, but they will be low, and it will look real. Once the pecking starts up, your child will become excited.

According to the instructions, it takes about 20-30 minutes for the hatch to start happening. Once again, watch Spin Maser YouTube videos. There are a few entertaining videos on there that shows people stroking the egg in an attempt to get it to hatch, but this doesn’t work, so don’t try to do that.

What you need to do is rub the bottom of the toy and move it around. This is because the toy has electronics to sense those things. Simply sitting it down and rubbing the top does nothing, except go into sleep mode. For the record, eventually it does go into sleep mode.

Some children may become impatient with the toy, and the video does mention that once the toy is a third of the way out, then you can help, but you shouldn’t. Part of the fun is waiting until the toy becomes grown enough. Until the toy grows up, the chances are a younger child around the age of six, will be disappointed because they will have to wait until it grows up. Sometimes it can take a few days for this to happen, but in some cases it may take a few weeks.

Once the egg starts to open, you need to rub the bottom of it. You’ll want to roll it in your hands too. Make sure to tell your kids to interact with it as much as possible because if they don’t, then it won’t hatch.

 

As for our Hatchimal, it took just over 60 minutes for it to hatch and throughout the entire process, our child was interested and excited.The egg flashed and made noises as our granddaughter watched it and at the end of the whole thing, it was worth all the frustration. It really is a great toy that can make any child’s Christmas that much better.

Finally, it was born and given a special name too. Our granddaughter treats the toy just like a kitten, but she doesn’t put it in the car seat, stroller, crib or anything like that. Also, it’s worth pointing out that you won’t have to use your smartphone or an app to use it because it’s a standalone toy.

Hatchimals start off as babies, just like us, and the more you take care of it, the sooner it will grow up, just like people. It goes from  baby to toddler to child and as time goes on, it unlocks more skills and games. Depending on the interaction it receives, you can expect it to grow within a few days or weeks.

It’s important that the person using the toy does have some basic understanding of words or has an adult around to help with it. This is because the toy does depend a lot on a person. If you have a young child and you give them this toy as a gift, then be prepared for them to pester you every so often.

Different colors mean different things, which is why I have provided a picture chart that will explain what each color means. Basically, it turns a certain color when it’s hungry or when it wants to play or when it will wet and things of that nature. Have a look at the chart and you can find out what color means what when it changes to it.

Here’s a helpful tip, do your best to remember the colors as soon as possible because your kids will learn them fast. They will probably start shouting out the colors faster than you can look them up. Trust me, it’s easier to remember them as quickly as possible.

If you want to get this toy for a child on Christmas, then make sure you let them open it last because it is worth the child’s undivided attention. If it doesn’t have their attention, then they’ll just throw the toy back into their pile and they won’t get to experience it the way they should. Plus, if you get stuck paying more than retail for the toy, then you’ll definitely want them to open it last.

Some toys are the kind of toys you let your child sleep with, and these toys may be a teddy bear or another type of stuffed animal, but this toy is not a toy like that. This is because the mechanism of the toy is hard. The bottom line is this is not the type of toy you put in your child’s bed and allow them to sleep with it.

This toy is just ok, in my opinion. However, my granddaughter thought this toy was perfect. This is why I give it four stars out of five stars. As previously mentioned, I paid full retail for it down at a big box retailer, but if you look around online and at as many stores as possible, you might be able to get it for a lower price.

Hopefully the above review has helped you out and now you can decide if you should buy this toy. The chances are you’ll love it. However, your child will love it even more. Just keep the above review in mind if you decide to get the toy because it may come in handy, but remember to go to YouTube and check out the videos, as they too may come in handy.

 
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