Hatchimals, the part-Furby/part-Tamagotchi toys that have sent parents into a frenzy this holiday season, are coming to Wal-Mart.
The world's largest retailer on Thursday night said it had started restocking the popular toy — an animal that the owner raises after it hatches from an egg — at about 1,700 of its stores.
Each of those stores was set to receive dozens of Hatchimals, a spokeswoman said. It sells for $48.88 at Wal-Mart, and there's no limit per shopper.
The in-demand toy has set parents across the country into a tizzy, with dozens lining up at stores like Toys R Us when a new shipment comes in. That specialty toy store over the weekend released a new batch, limiting shoppers to one per person.
Toys R Us sold through that shipment "very quickly," but will continue to receive regular shipments through Christmas, a spokeswoman said. Because Toys R Us deals with toy vendors year-round, it typically gets favorable inventory allocations.