We recently participated in the Hatchimals Week of WOW – and what a fun week it was!
Getting to try out and review one of the hottest toy sensations around was bound to be fun – But being able to giveaway the products to our loyal followers made it all the sweeter.
We kicked off our weekly reviews with the Hatchtopia Life Plushies. They come in large, beautiful eggs, and once hatched they reveal an adorable plush toy. We managed to hatch one of the 6 Rainbow Rare plushies and the girls were thrilled!
We also reviewed the Hatchimals CollEGGtibles 12 pack egg carton. This was from the season 5 mermal magic collection so they’re super on-trend at the moment.
There is so much fun in cracking these pretty eggs to see what mermal is hiding inside. The best part is they change color in warm water so the girls now insist on taking them into the bath each time.
https://twincessdiaries.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/editvideo2.movThere’s also a 4-pack (+bonus) of these mermal eggs that are more cost effective, yet still gives the same thrill and anticipation that comes with each “hatch”.
The Hatchimals Pixies might be my favorite. Not only are the eggs colorful, large and beautifully decorated but inside lies a sassy Pixie complete with sparkly wings and hair, and a fabulous outfit. There are 8 pixies in this collection and each come with 3 unique accessories.
But the product the girls enjoyed the most is definitely the Mermal Magic Coral Castle. It encourages role play – which the girls are very much into at the moment, and it folds away tidily after they’re done, so mom is happy to. The castle also comes with two exclusive Hatchimals characters so it can be enjoyed on its own without having to purchase other items from the range.
Having had a chance to dive into the range this past week, I can certainly see where the appeal of Hatchimals lies. The range meets 3 of the top characteristics of successful toys these days:
1. Unboxing: the effect of cracking and slowly peeling open the egg
2. Surprise: the anticipation! Not knowing what you’re going to get
3. Collectible: the need to complete a collection
These 3 characteristics can be seen in most of the top toy ranges currently, and Hatchimals do it with fun and flair.
The eggs would make ideal stocking fillers this holiday, while the larger purchases such as the Coral Castle can make a beautiful stand alone Christmas present. Happy Holidays!
– With Just Fun Toys