Most Popular Christmas Toy 2016: Parents Are Scrambling To Get Hatchimals! What Is It And Where Can One Buy?

By Amanda Moore, Parent Herald November 15, 04:00 am
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It's 2016's most popular Christmas toy! Kids cannot have enough of Hatchimals.
(Photo : Hatchimals/YouTube)

Parents on the lookout for the most popular Christmas toy in 2016 might just have to scramble to get Hatchimals. This unusual toy has been selling out fast. But what are Hatchimals and where can one buy or find this?

Hatchimals come in a shape on an egg that is speckled and colored. This egg slowly hatches to reveal different adorable animals that should be cared for by the children. According to Us Weekly, Hatchimals are a lot similar to the '90s Tamagotchi toys that should be fed, played with and nurtured. When fully grown, the animal inside the egg will be able to walk and talk as an animatronic toy.

The most popular Christmas toy of 2016 is made by Spin Masters. It comes in five different varieties: Pengualas and Draggles are the most common Hatchimals. Burtles, Owlicorns and Bearakeet are store exclusives to Walmart, Toys R Us and Target in the U.S. respectively.

Hatchimals retail for about $59.99. Since it has become the most popular Christmas toy for 2016, it's slowly disappearing from the shelves.

Some parents have been finding Hatchimals at online sites with their prices jacked up. New York Daily News reports that Hatchimals priced from $46 to $1000 are being sold on Facebook, Craigslist or E-bay.

Spin Masters acknowledged that there is a strong demand for Hatchimals as it is most popular Christmas toy for 2016. Batches that have been delivered to the stores have already sold out this November. "We have increased production and a whole new batch of Hatchimals will be ready to hatch in early 2017," the company stated, according to Huffington Post.

The company is also working out ways to keep other retailers from selling the most popular Christmas toy of 2016 at sky-rocketing prices as parents wait for Hatchimal's availability. Learn more about Hatchimals in this video below.

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