How To Find Hatchimals In December

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How to Find Hatchimals in Stock in December
 

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The Holidays come closer quickly and time is running out to find Hatchimals in time to put under the Christmas tree. Updated.

ToysRUs is next again with a big Hatchimals sale. The toy retailer will sell Hatchimals on Sunday Dec. 18 in stores for $79.99. Despite the new higher prices, lines are expected to start on Saturday and customers spend the night to be first in line for Hatchimals at 6am when the ToysRUs stores open on Sunday.

Updates:

Dec. 20: Amazon has sold Hatchimals again on Monday for $59.99. Amazon did not sell Hatchimals in a very long time. Walmart also sold Hatchimals Monday online.

Dec. 18: ToysRUs will sell Hatchimals in Stores Sunday at 6am. Also Walmart has sold Hatchimals online on the last two days. Zoolert has a new text message notification feature that is faster using Google Groups. If you can't spend all day on your computer waiting for the browser audio alert, you can try using the Google Groups method. Join the group here. Make sure you follow the instructions on creating the correct Google account.

Dec. 16: The prices of Hatchimals on eBay are in free fall. Buy Now offers are as low as $110.

Dec. 15: Big Hatchimals news. Spin Master will sell 1,000 Hatchimals online at 1pm ET on Thursday. ToysRUs is also preparing a big Hatchimals sale. The toy retailer will sell Hatchimals on Sunday in stores for $79.99.

Dec. 11: Shopko sells Hatchimals online for only $47.99 at 10:30am ET. Watch this store today as there could be more Hatchimals. at the lowest price we have seen.

Dec. 10: Hatchimals are on sale now on Shopko.com as of 2:35am ET. The trackers zoolert and NowInStock do not show that inventory and we just confirmed that the Pink Hatchimals is still in stock. Zoolert commenter Amy Norman posted a special Shopko link to use.

Dec. 9: Best Buy started to sell Hatchimals for $59.99. It appears Hatchimals stock arrives in time for the weekend.

Dec. 8: Walmart announced on Facebook that new shipments arrived at 1,700 Walmart stores starting today. Check your local Walmart store for inventory. Brick Seek is working as well as it does for Target. Several local TV news station report that Walmart stores received Hatchimals inventory. Many shoppers will be heading out this morning to Walmart, better be early. Find your local Walmart stores.

Shopko also just sold Hatchimals online at 7:11am ET and at 9:47am ET. Spin Master launched a Hatchimals Giveaway. Each day the toy maker is distributing a Hatchimal to a lucky winner. The Hatchimals a day giveaway runs until December 18. On the last day Spin Master gives away 12 Hatchimals.

Dec. 7: Walmart.com sold all types of Hatchimals online at 14:30 ET. Inventory as always was gone in a minute. Walmart was brazen enough to feature Hatchimals in an email newsletter to its newsletter subscriber just before the Hatchimals went on sale online. Walmart clearly does not need to advertise Hatchimals in any way if they do not have at least 50,000 at hand.

Target.com has also sold Hatchimals this morning. This is despite Target's big Hatchimals sale on Sunday. Keep your zoolert or nowinstock trackers on alert. Read below how to use these stock trackers in the best way.

This also means that the Target stores will not likely sell any Hatchimals in the next days leading up to Sunday. The stores will sit on the Hatchimals stock.

Given what happened last Sunday, customers need to be prepared to start lining up Saturday afternoon and spend the night at a Target store. Customers need to pay attention to the ticket practice at their local Target store. Some stores are reportedly handing out tickets very early, allowing customers to go home and come back at 8am when the stores open.

The Hatchimals sale at ToysRUs stores on Sunday Dec.4 was the biggest in the long time. ToysRUs stores had up to 64 Hatchimals in stock. The lines have been accordingly. Many customers spent the night in the cold to be under the first dozens of people in line to purchase one Hatchimals egg. The luckiest got their hands on the rare ToysRUs exclusive Owlicorn.

ToysRUs confirmed to get new Hatchimals throughout the Holidays. There will be likely no new announcements when Hatchimals are in stock at TRU stores. Shoppers need to check stores. BrickSeek does not have a ToysRUs inventory checker.

Based on our estimates, ToysRUs sold through 45,000 Hatchimals on Sunday, Dec. 4. This shipment of Hatchimals by far not enough to satisfy the demand. Spin Master published a banner on their site that say that More Hatchimals are coming soon. The toy maker says this since November 29. The big new shipment of Hatchimals will miss the Holidays. Spin Master has said this weeks ago. How many more Hatchimals will arrive in the next weeks is not known. The company has now launched Hatchimals North Pole to help parents manage the expectations of their kids.

Currently there are no new announements from retailers about restocking Hatchimals. The stores carrying Hatchimals keep on getting small batches in stores and also online. Target sold Draggle Hatchimals Monday morning at 7am ET and Kmart sold Hatchimals for $64.99 at around 10:40am ET.

As usual the lots were gone in less than a minute. Find below the stores that offer Hatchimals and how to use Zoolert and Brickseek to spot Hatchimals in stock online and in stores.

This report will be updated throughout December with information on Hatchimals sales.

How to Find Hatchimals

To find Hatchimals inventory online automatically, customers can use the Zoolert or NowInStock trackers. As the demand incredible only browser based notifications work fast enough. Users of the inventory trackers need to keep a browser tab open and enable the audio alert.

The Brick Seek service is a popular tool to find Hatchimals in stock at Target and Walmart. This service delivers estimates of Hatchimals inventories at local stores. While not always accurate, lots of shoppers have had success with Brick Seek over the past weeks.

To search for Hatchimals inventory at Target stores with BrickSeek, the DCPI numbers of the Hatchimals are required. Find below the list of DPCI for each kind of Hatchimal.

Target DPCI for Hatchimals

086-08-0899 - Bearakeet

086-08-0898 - Blue/green

086-08-0897 - Pink/red

086-08-0396 - Blue/purple

086-08-0395 - Pink/teal

The Walmart inventory search on Brick Seek requires SKU numbers.

Walmart SKU Numbers for Hatchimals

50676584 - Burtle

54735610 - Burtle

50676589 - Pink/teal

50676591 - Green/blue

50676611 - Blue/purple

50676599 - Pink

See the list of stores that carry 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

Hatchimals are available on eBay on the Amazon Marketplace for $200 and more.

About Hatchimals

Spin Master basically took a Furby (for those who can remember what that is) 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. Videos of Hatchimals hatching have gone viral on Youtube. Kids want Hatchimals because the saw commercials and the Hatchimals videos of the Youtube toy review kids.

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. More details about Hatchimals.

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