Blame Youtube For Hatchimals Nightmare

Posted: Nov 17 2016, 1:49am CST | by , Updated: Nov 18 2016, 10:51pm CST, in News | Holiday Gift Guide

 

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Blame Youtube for Hatchimals Nightmare
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Parents are scrambling to find Hatchimals in stock for Christmas. Youtube is to blame that your kids want a Hatchimals Egg for Christmas.

My boys get iPhone time on the weekend to play games and watch videos on Youtube. One of their favorite things to watch are toy review videos. They watch how teenager Evan tests yet another new Lego set in his crazy popular EvanTubeHD channel (3.5m subscribers, 2.5 billion views). My kids are up to date on all new toys either through these toy review videos or through ads. 

You can guess which toy is currently raking in the most views on Youtube. Hatchimals videos are swamping Youtube. Evan's 8-year-old sister Jillian has the most popular Hatchimals review video with 5.6 million views. Her video is only topped by the weird Frozen Elsa Hatchimals video by Webs & Tiaras. 

Hatchimals are cute and when kids see other kids in Youtube playing with them, the of course want one too. Just don't let a hammer lying around.

On of our reporters visited a Target Store yesterday to talk about the Hatchimals stock situation and to find out how parents can get their hands on a Hatchimals egg at Target. The Target employee gave some solid tips on how to score a Hatchimals at the regular sales price. Most Hatchimals deals on the Amazon Market Place are not gravitating towards the $200.

Read our in-depth Hatchimals shopping guide for details on how to score Hatchimals before Christmas. Walmart has advertised $48.88 Hatchimals for Black Friday. The retailer has not revealed how many Hatchimal eggs there  will be per store on Thanksgiving.

Our research shows that Hatchimals have been in stock online on Wednesday at Walmart and ToysRUs several times during the day. Penguala Hatchimals were in solid supply at ToysRUs, staying in stock for 9 minutes. Walmart's deals sold out every time in under a minute. It is possible that the Tai Ding Bot is also cleaning out Hatchimals at the Walmart Online store, as it does with the NES Classic.

There are also a lot of cute accessories for Hatchimals including the Hatching chair. Once you bought a Hatchimals, make sure you watch this video about how to unpack Hatchimals, to not make Christmas a disaster.

Hatchimals are magical creatures that live inside of eggs. Each egg contains one of two interactive Hatchimals. Kids need to care for the toy while it is still inside the egg and its eyes will light up as it makes cute sounds, telling you how it’s feeling.

Once your children have played with it enough, you’ll see rainbow eyes. That means its time to hatch. Hatchimals can’t hatch on their own. Kid's touch encourages them to peck their way out of the egg.

Now you get to raise your furry Hatchimal through 3 stages, from baby to toddler, to kid. Your Hatchimal sings “Hatchy Birthday” each time it enters a new stage. Teach yours to walk, dance, play games and more.

It will even repeat what you say in its own voice. Hatchimals run on two AA LR6 batteries that are included. The video below released by Spin Master explains in the detail how Hatchimals work and how to play with them.

Spin Master has underestimated the demand for Hatchimals in the United States. The clever designed Hatchimals push all the right buttons to become a viral hot Holiday toy. The company has warned consumers that the supply of Hatchimals is extremely constraint and the situation will not ease until early 2017. Many kids have to be prepared to not get a Hatchimals this year. Read our Hatchimals Buyer's Guide to help you get a Hatchimals in time for Christmas.

The hardest to find Holiday 2016 gifts include Hatchimals, Nintendo NES Classic, Pokemon Go Plus and the $99 Nintendo 3DS. Use our shopping guide to hunt these hot holiday gifts. Read also everything we know about the Amazon Black Friday 2016 sale, which we predict will be largest Black Friday sale in history. Black Friday 2016 is on November 25. Read the latest Black Friday 2016 news.

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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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