Every year, there seems to be an “it” toy. Years ago, it was the Tickle Me Elmo, other years it has been gaming systems, and this year it is the Hatchimal. What is a Hatchimal? Good question. For those who are not familiar with the toy, it is a small, furry animal that “hatches” from an egg and learns skills as it ages. Kids this holiday season are going crazy over the Hatchimal, and San Antonio is feeling the effects of this craze.
Hatchimals run for $59.99, but because of their immense demand, they are being sold for almost four times that amount. Shoppers are gearing up as the Hatchimal trend is moving to San Antonio, and toy stores are bracing for the storm. Parents across the country have been lining up at stores the night before they open, scouring the internet, and doing just about anything they can to get their hands on a Hatchimal this holiday season.
While toy crazes are known to come and go, i.e. Tickle Me Elmo, demand for the Hatchimal has outpaced that of the Nintendo NES Classic Edition Console, another top toy of Christmas 2016.
As the Hatchimal is moving to San Antonio, retailers are getting ready for the frenzy and making sure that every top toy of Christmas 2016 is thoroughly stocked on their shelves as much as supply can meet the demand.
As the holidays are drawing nearer, if you are on the hunt for a Hatchimal, some are being sold on third party vendors websites, like Amazon, but their prices are almost four times the original price.