I saw these cute little eggs on eBay, and it caught my eye. What ARE these things? I will be throughly researching this toy and writing down my findings in this Hatchimals Toy review.
They are really something I haven’t seen before, so I’d be happy to write my own personal opinion on them and let you know whether they will be worth getting or not.
Product Name: Hatchimals Toy
Cheapest Place To Buy: Amazon.com
Weight: 1 pound
Manufacturers Recommended Age: 5-7 years
Product Dimensions: 8 x 10 x 5.8 inches
Guarantee: 30 day return policy
In essence, Hatchimals toys are magical creatures that live inside eggs. But the catch is, you don’t know what toy is inside, so it’s a surprise.
There are 2 interactive Hatchimals, and 1 egg contains one of these interactive cuddly creatures 🙂
If you love and care for the creature inside the egg, it will make cute sounds, while the eyes will light up and tell you how it feels!
The more you care and play with the Hatchimal while it’s inside the egg, the faster it will hatch. You will know this – because the eyes will light up like a rainbow.
Your touch and love is the secret to making your Hatchimal come out of the egg, by pecking its way out of it.
The manufacturers are claiming this to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Especially because you get to raise the Hatchimal once it is hatched. There are 3 stages of life for this toy. These are: baby, toddler, and kid, and will sing “Happy Birthday” every time it enters one of these stages.
You can teach it to walk, dance, play games, and more.
It can also repeat what you say, but in its own voice of course. I find this to be a great feature that all kids tend to love.
What Ultimate Benefits Do Hatchimals Provide?
The amount of fun and experience your kid can get out of this toy will be a huge benefit to you and your child.
One of the best benefits? This toy will keep them entertained for days! And possibly even more when it has hatched.
And since your kid is very young, they actually think it’s a real animal inside of it. And because of this, they tend to take extra care of the egg 😛
The Price & Where to Buy Hatchimals
This Hatchimals toy is on Amazon.com. The pricing does change often though, and mostly between $140-$200.
This will include a 30 day return policy, so you can send it back for a full refund, or a repair/new one if you get one with a fault or defect.
Who This Toy Is For
The manufacturers are describing this toy to be good for ages of 5-7 and is best recommended for that, so if your child is between that age (or roughly around it), it would make a perfect choice.
I find these to be good for a kids birthday present.
And yes, it is recommended for both boys and girls.
Pros and Cons
- Very adorable creatures, and will be a huge experience for you and your child
- A great toy to help with you and your child to bond more. Money well spent 🙂
- A toy that will give your child high anticipation, happiness and endless hours of fun
- The manufacturers have spent a little longer on the attention-to-detail, as you will find out that every sound, action, and visual effects are better than expected
- Very pricey
- The hatching time can be unpredictable, which is anything from a couple of hours to a few days
- A minor chance of getting a bad one, meaning it won’t hatch at all
Do I Recommend This Product?
There’s a lot of people complaining about it taking too long to hatch – good things take time. And I have found out that this is where a lot of the negative feedback have come from, impatient people!
If you realize that it will not hatch in the first hour and you’re not an impatient person, then it is highly recommended for you.
Even though it is on the pricier side, that is what you should expect for a high quality product that’s going to give you and your child hours of fun and happiness a day.
With 3 stages of life that the Hatchimal goes through, I find that this builds up even more anticipation for your kid as he/she tries to care for the toy as much as possible.
A great product, high quality, and it’s especially a good choice if you’re wanting to something to help bond with your child. Highly recommended.
My Final Opinion
If you really don’t care about the price (if it isn’t an issue with you), and you only want your kids to be happy, I would hands down suggest that you get one of these.
They are a little pricey, however there’s only a very slight chance of getting one that won’t hatch due to a defect or fault.
In this case, the manufacturers recommend you giving them a call and they can actually aid the toy in the process of hatching.
Because most of the time it isn’t a fault, but rather not enough nurturing.
The amount of fun and happiness your child will get from it is more important than any con I have mentioned above.
For all reasons I have outlined in this review, and because there are thousands of parents mentioning that this ‘hatching process’ has been a great bonding experience for them and their child, I have no hesitations in recommending this product.
It works as advertised, the manufacturers really stand by their product, AND the customer service is outstanding.
I have no doubts that you and your child will find this toy to be highly fun and a great bonding experience.
Great product and highly recommended.