HOT TOY ALERT: Hatchimals will be back in stock at Toys”R”Us on Sunday

The hottest toy of the season will be back in stock at Toys”R” Us stores across the country this weekend.

Remember Cabbage Patch Kids or Tickle Me Elmo? Brace yourself, parents, the latest toy craze has hatched. Hatchimals are large speckled eggs with furry, magical creatures inside that eventually crack out of the egg but only if given enough human attention. As you rub the egg it lights up and makes sounds. Eventually, the baby animal inside begins to peck away and break free. Kids can watch it develop its own personality as it matures from a baby to adulthood, where it can repeat words and play games. Hatchimals landed in stores on Oct. 7 and are already hard to find. A Toys R Us spokesperson said they're currently limited to one per customer. I called several stores, and they were all sold out. They were also out of stock online. Sellers on Amazon are asking $190 for a toy that's listed for $50 at Target, Toys R Us and Wal-Mart, and that's if you can actually find it on the shelves. (Learning Resources)

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The national toy retailer says it is getting a new shipment of Hatchimals, and will be restocking store shelves on Sunday (Dec. 18). Stores open at 6 a.m.

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The interactive toys 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.

It is unclear how many of each toy will be available as part of the shipment.

But the price tag has gone up. According to Toys”R”Us, Hatchimals, which had retailed for $59.99, will cost $79.99 on Sunday.

If you miss out on Sunday’s shipment, Toys”R”Us said its stores will continue to receive Hatchimals over the coming days.

“Toys“R”Us trucks filled with in-demand products (yes, even Hatchimals) will be headed to stores throughout the coming week to replenish, giving parents the best chance at finding last-minute presents to pack under the tree,” the company said.

Toys”R”Us is also offering parents a chance to win one of the popular toys.

“Toys“R”Us rewards members who shop in-store each day, now through Thursday, December 22, will be automatically entered for a chance to win a $1,000 Toys“R”Us gift card PLUS a Hatchimal,” the company said. “A new winner will be drawn every day through 12/22, and each day a customer makes a purchase with their Rewards“R”Us number, they’re given a new chance to win.”



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