How To Find Hatchimals

Posted: Nov 7 2016, 4:29am CST | by , Updated: Dec 1 2016, 10:26am CST, in News | Holiday Gift Guide

 

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The Hatchimals are the hottest Holiday toy of 2016. They are harder to find than the Furby back in the day. Manufacturer says Hatchimals are sold out until January 2017.

Breaking Update: ToysRUs stores will have Hatchimals in stock on Sunday Decemeber 4th. The Hatchimals are advertised in the weekly ad for next week and a local ToysRUs store in California announced the Hatchimals sale on Instagram.

Update: The Amazon Marketplace is full with Hatchimals deals. There is still a lot of supply, if you are willing to pay premium. The lowest prices are right now at $120 for a Hatchimals. See all current Hatchimals deals on Amazon.com.

The winners of the hardest to find holiday toy of 2016 are the Hatchimals. We have identified Hatchimals as a hot Holiday 2016 toy back in early October, when you still could buy it at the regular list price.

Now the situation has changed into a complete disaster for parents trying to buy Hatchimals for the Holidays. They are sold out everywhere and resellers charge $120 and more, depending on the kind of Hatchimals.

The demand of Hatchimals has caught toy manufacturer Spin Master by surprise. While there are still new Hatchimals stock reaching retailers in November, Spin Master prepares kids and parents to have to wait for their Hatchimals until January of 2017. The company released the following statement:

"The consumer response to Hatchimals has been extraordinary, exceeding all expectations. Some of our first shipments have already sold out. While additional product will hit retail shelves in November, we anticipate this inventory will also sell out quickly. We have increased production and a whole new batch of Hatchimals will be ready to hatch in early 2017. This is a special season and we don’t want anyone to be disappointed, nor do we support inflated prices from non-authorized resellers. We are working on creative solutions to help kids and their parents withstand the wait. In the interim, some retailers are developing pre-sale and/or rain-check programs for redemption in January. We will continue to update with program details as they become available."

An Hatchimal sells regular for $59.99. This is a steep price screaming for Black Friday deal. Walmart cut the price by $5 and sells the Hatchimals for $54.88 in case there is inventory. Target and ToysRUs offered Hatchimals on sale for $49.99.

To be able to get your hands on the limited inventory that is still supposed to come in November, you need to use deal alert services and check on top of that retailers on a regular basis that carry Hatchimals. As of November 7, there are more stores that carry the Hatchimals eggs.

Late November retailers started to sell Hatchimals above the regular price. ToysRUs sells Hatchimals for $69.99. New stores Jet.com, diapers.com and yoyo.com sell Hatchimals for $89.99, in case they have stock.

See the new stores marked in the list of places to buy Hatchimals below. Hatchimals are sold online and in stores at:

Amazon.com

Walmart.com

Target.com

Kmart.com

ToysRUs.com

BarnesandNoble.com

Shopko.com

Meijer.com

BJs Warehouse

Spinmaster.com

Jet.com

Yoyo.com

diapers.com

Many stores direct right now customers to try and find Hatchimals in stores. With prices still under $120. Prizes have sky rocket over $200. The option of getting a Hatchimal off eBay or on the Amazon Marketplace is still valid are not as not as great anymore.

You pay about a $60 to $140 premium $150 premium on a Hatchimal auction, but you save a lot of time and avoid stress. Prices will go up as we get closer to the Holidays and more parents realize that they can't find a Hatchimal for their kids for Christmas.

How to Find Hatchimals Online

Hatchimals are on sale on Amazon from 3rd party retailers in the Amazon Marketplace. The hot holiday toy is also offered through auctions or buy now offers on ebay.com. Hatchimals are now under the top 3 best-selling toys on Amazon. Besides the 3rd party offers, Amazon is getting some new Hatchimals inventory almost every day. The new regular priced stock sells out very quickly each time.

There is actually a deals war between ToysRUs and Walmart on Hatchimals. Walmart's Hatchimals deal is $48.88, while ToysRUs sales price is $49.99. It is weird that retailers offer sales prices on items that are barely in stock.

Walmart had Hatchimals in stock between 2am and 3am ET on November 15. This comes after Monday had no Hatchimals in stock at all online. The supply situation of Hatchimals appear to worsen ahead of Black Friday. Walmart is the only store that advertised Hatchimals for Black Friday. It is not clear yet if Walmart will offer Hatchimals also online on Black Friday.

Online stores that sell Hatchimals at regular prices in case they have stock include:

Amazon.com

Walmart.com

Target.com

Kmart.com

ToysRUs.com

To find Hatchimals inventory online automatically, use the Zoolert or NowInStock trackers. These services support mobile message notifications. At this point, chances of finding a Hatchimals egg for MSRP is in stores. See below.

How to Find Hatchimals in Stores

Despite the limited supply of Hatchimals, Spinmaster is adding new stores that shelf Hatchimals. The stores to find Hatchimals include Walmart, Target, ToysRUs, Kmart, Meijer, Shopko, BJs, Booksmillion and Barnes & Noble. BJs membership Warehouse is the latest retailer we have identified to carry Hatchimals Eggs in stores.

There is still a chance that these stores get fresh Hatchimals stock in November. Visit you local retailers that carry Hatchimals and visit them on the regular basis, for instance on the way to work or during lunch break. Make connections with the sales associates at these stores and ask them when new Hatchimals stock comes in.

The Walmart Black Friday 2016 Ad advertises Hatchimals for $48.88. This means there will be Hatchimals in stock at Walmart on Thanksgiving Day. The number of available Hatchimals per store will be limited. It will be a struggle to get your hands on them in the Walmart Black Friday madness.

Reseller and scalpers are already all over Hatchimals phenomenon. There is already now a lot of competition to score Hatchimals in stores at regular prices or even on the advertised sales prices.

A recent local TV report revealed that Walmart Stores receive new Hatchimals on a daily basis. The challenge is to be there right when the shelves get filled with the rare eggs. Prospectors might be at work at your local Walmart, snagging up Hatchimals as soon as they hit the shelves. Resellers can easily make a $100 and more in profit on online marketplaces selling Hatchimals.

More ways to get Hatchimals

The Hatchimals demand is dramatically higher in the United States than in other countries. The reseller prices in Germany and the UK are still way under $100. If you have friends in Europe, you can ask them to pick Hatchimals up for you and mail them to you. European toy stores expect new Hatchimals inventory still to arrive end of November. The Hatchimals are sold online for instance at Amazon Germany, myToys, German ToysRUs, Amazon UK and Amazon France.

Hatchimals Market Prices

The Hatchimals market prices are as of November 7 around $150 on reseller marketplaces on Amazon,com and ebay.com. Prices are are as high as $230. The lowest price for a Hatchimals egg we have seen sold on reseller markets was $108.

The market prices can still sink if new inventory is surfacing on store shelves. As Spinmaster has warned about very limited supply for 2016 and only is able to provide full stock in 2017 prices are predicted to go above $250, getting closer to the Holidays in December.

Hatchimals Accessories

Hatchimals Hatching Chair

The crafts community has discovered Hatchimals and the first accessories and clothes are on sale for Hatchimals. Hatchimals look cute in skirts and hats. The Hatchimals clothes are on sale on eBay for a couple of Dollars. There are also a whole line of Hatchimals nests on sale on eBay. The Hatchimals Hatching Chairs are stand out. The Hatching chairs sell for over $20 on eBay, but you can buy these doll chairs at walmart.com for $9.97.

About Hatchimals

Spin Master basically took a Furby and stuck it inside an egg. Hatchimals are "magical creatures" that already interact with your kids inside the egg. Each egg contains one of two interactive Hatchimals. Kids need to take care of the Hatchimal while its still inside until the rainbow eyes appear. That means its time to hatch. Hatchimals can't hatch on their own.

Touch is guiding them to peck their way out of the egg. Once outside the egg owners raise the furry Hatchimal through 3 stages, from baby to toddler, to kid. The Hatchimal sings "Hatchy Birthday" each time it enters a new stage. Hatchimals can learn to walk, dance, play games and more. Hatchimals also repeat what you say in its own voice.

There several different kinds of Hatchimals that differ in color and kind of the creatures inside. There are also exclusive editions for stores like Walmart. Available Hatchimals include Hatchimals Draggles Blue/Purple Egg, Hatchimals Draggles Blue/Green Egg, Hatchimals Pengualas Pink Egg, Hatchimals Pengualas Pink/Teal Egg, and Hatchimals Burtle Purple/Teal Egg.

Find more hot Holiday 2016 toys that are hard to find. The Hatchimals are not alone.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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