Hatchimals are one of the most sought after toys this holiday season.
The interactive creatures are virtually impossible to find in stores, and resellers looking to cash in on their popularity have marked them up dramatically on sites like eBay and Amazon.
If you haven’t been luckily enough to find one, you may want to consider these gift alternatives.
Toys”R”Us spokeswoman Adrienne O’Hara says they are not only popular, but kid approved:
Little Live Pets™ Snuggles My Dream Puppy from Moose Toys™
This snuggly puppy moves, feels and responds just like a real pup. Little animal lovers can feed this no-mess friend with his bottle and he’ll fall asleep in their arms. With a pat of the head or a rub of the tummy, Snuggles will close his big brown expressive eyes and make too-cute puppy sounds. Snuggles comes complete with an adoption certificate to officially make him part of the family. 4 “AAA” batteries required (included). Ages 2 to 4 years.
Power Wheels® Wild Thing™ from Power Wheels®
This ultimate performance vehicle brings a whole new level of control, excitement and thrills with the ability to shift into a 360 degree spinning action while driving in both forward and reverse. Equipped with large durable tires for multi-terrain driving and three different speed settings up to 5 mph, kids will love cruising and spinning in this impressive ride-on. Maximum weight limit is 100 lbs. 12-volt battery required (included). Ages 5 to 7 years.
NERF N-STRIKE ELITE TERRASCOUT RC DRONE Blaster from HASBRO™
With the N-STRIKE ELITE TERRASCOUT RC drone blaster, kids can use the live video feed featured on the controller’s LCD screen to scout the battlefield, locate targets and plan their strategy. They can even maneuver the angle of the drone’s blaster remotely, and fire a single-dart by pressing and releasing the trigger, or holding down for extreme battle. This RC drone can also record audio and video to an SD card (not included), allowing players to share epic battles and campaigns with family and friends. The controller slides onto the back of the drone’s blaster and snaps into place for storage. 4 “AA” batteries (not included) and one rechargeable NiMh battery (included) required. Ages 8 years and up.