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On the hunt for a Hatchimal? Toys R Us will have more this weekend

We tested if the Hatchimal is all it's cracked up to be
We tested if the Hatchimal is all it's cracked up to be

If your child has been throwing fits over how badly he or she needs a Hatchimal, you'll soon have another chance to snag one.

Toys R Us on Sunday will stock its shelves with the latest shipment of the red-hot toys, which will sell starting at 6 a.m. for $79.99. While that's $20 more expensive than the suggested retail price, it's lower than the going rate on eBay, where resellers are hawking the shelled creatures for more than $100.

Hatchimals previously sold at Toys R Us for $69.99.


If parents still come up empty-handed, members of Toys R Us' rewards program who shop in one of its stores through Dec. 22, will be entered for a chance to win a Hatchimal.

They can also try Target or Wal-Mart. Target, which sells the toy for $59.99, replenished its supply on Sunday. It will continue to receive shipments throughout the holiday season and into the new year, a spokesperson said. Target shoppers can also purchase a Hatchimal-themed gift card in any dollar amount. (These cards do not reserve a Hatchimal, the retailer notes).

Like Target, Wal-Mart recently restocked its shelves with Hatchimals. There, the toys sell for $48.88. Wal-Mart says it will be getting more Hatchimals throughout the month and into January.

Also Wednesday, Toys R Us said its stores will be open from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. local time each day from Dec. 17 through Dec. 22. Starting at 6 a.m. on Dec. 23, they will cater to last-minute shoppers by staying open for 39 straight hours, closing at 9 p.m. Christmas Eve.