The world has certainly gone crazy for Hatchimals, although many of you are coming to the realisation that you might not be able to get one for your child. We have been keeping a close eye on this with our Hatchimals stock checker page, although things have been the same for months now, and that’s stock coming in, but selling out within minutes.
Hatchimals alternative – Try not to worry too much though because believe it or not, these toys are more hype than anything and are not actually that great according to those parents that already own one. Some say that they fail to hatch, while others say their children grow tired of them only after a few days – although that could be due to the fact children have access to so many other distractions. Thankfully though, there are other toys that you can order right now, and some people believe are actually better than these eggs from Spin Master.
The good thing is, most of these alternative toys to Hatchimals have a guaranteed shipping date for the UK given to you today, and so you know your child will not be left disappointed – well, if they do not care too much if they do not get a Hatchimal for Christmas.
Furby Connect is the first toy that you might consider, and while it is now an older toy, this is pretty much what Hatchimals are based on. We can see that these are still proving popular on Amazon UK with some of them selling for silly money. However, Argos is also selling them at a more reasonable price. The good thing is, you can pre-order now and reserve for store pickup today.
We had to mention the Vidatoy Large-sized Cute Magic Hatching Growing Pet Dinosaur Eggs For Kids, which is an egg toy and also has something waiting for you inside. These are also on Amazon and ships from the United States. These will usually be dispatched within 6 to 10 days, and you will be able to receive them as early as 13 – 19 December, although you will need to choose Express Delivery at checkout.
Fur Real is also a decent alternative with there being several choices to go for, such as Fur Real Friends JJ My Jumping Pug, Fur Real Bootsie Cat, Fur Real Friends Torch My Blazin’ Dragon, Fur Real Friends The Luvimals – Fancy LeBon and many more. The price of these do vary and can be bought from Toys R US UK right now. That’s not all, as you can buy one and get the second half price. Entertainer is also selling these toys as well, as are Argos.
Do you think your child will like one of these alternatives if you are unable to get them one of the Hatchimals?