Toys R Us to get a shipment of Hatchimals before Christmas

Hot Christmas item will arrive Sunday
Toys R Us to get a shipment of Hatchimals before Christmas
Posted at 5:08 PM, Dec 15, 2016

Are you looking for one last opportunity to pick up a coveted Hatchimals toy? On Sunday, Toys R Us will release a limited quantity of the hard-to-find toy for $79.99.

A Toys R Us spokesperson said that customers will be limited to one Hatchimals toy per person. Doors open at 6 a.m. local time Sunday. 

If recent events are any indicator, expect lines to be long. Last Sunday, Target had a small quantity of Hatchimals, which ran out in mere minutes. Some camped out for up to nine hours without landing the toy. 

On Dec. 4, Toys R Us also had a release of Hatchimals. Those quantities also went quickly. 

Toys R Us also announced a reward program, allowing shoppers one final chance to pick up the toy. 

"Toys R Us rewards members who shop in-store each day, now through Thursday, Dec. 22, will be automatically entered for a chance to win a $1,000 Toys R Us gift card plus a Hatchimal," a Toys R Us spokesperson said. "A new winner will be drawn every day through Dec. 22, and each day a customer makes a purchase with their Rewards R Us number, they’re given a new chance to win."

Because retailers have extremely limited quantities of the toys, eBay sellers are scooping up the toy and reselling  at 2 to 3 times the retail value. Auctions on eBay are going for more than $160.

The makers of Hatchimals said in a statement that it is expecting to increase supplies of the toy in January.

"This is a special season and we don’t want anyone to be disappointed, nor do we support inflated prices from non-authorized resellers," Hatchimals said in a statement. "While additional product will hit retail shelves in December, we anticipate this inventory will also sell out quickly. We have increased production and a whole new batch of Hatchimals will be ready to hatch in early 2017."