We have never been so excited, to open a box in our entire life. Ok I admit it, it was me!! I opened the box to have a sneak peak before showing it to the kids. Come on, if you were delivered a box with the biggest kept secret in toy history, would you not be curious? Who will we hatch?
Before it arrived I did some googling and I couldn’t find out a thing. All I new was it came in an egg. Then came hatching for our very special toy Hatchimals from Spinmaster Toys. We opened the Hatchimal packaging to find our egg. We had no idea what we were going to hatch, but we had a few guesses which you can see in our video below.
When you take the egg out of it’s box, the egg starts to make cute little noises and the lights start to change colour. There are different colours which determine what your egg needs and wants. Hatchimals is not just a toy, it’s a whole experience of care, love and fun.
The egg stage is a lot of fun and you have to look after, interact and nurture your egg to get it to hatch. You know it’s ready to hatch when the lights change to rainbow colour. Rubbing the bottom of the egg helps it along and it takes around 25 minutes from rainbow eyes to beginning to hatch. The instructions let you know what each different colour means, whether it’s cold, when it’s blue, it might feel a little sick and go green or needs a hug or windy and needs burped, etc. And the little cute noises, just like a wee Gizmo. Yes, the cute one. Thankfully, your new little Hatchimal will only hatch when he or she is in your hands. There is no need to worry if you are at school or it’s bedtime, your Hatchimal will not hatch without you.
All three of the children enjoyed playing with the egg, nurturing and following what the egg wanted them to do. It was adorable to watch. The egg will go to sleep if you leave it alone. Turn it upside down and back to nurturing and getting your little bundle to hatch. Then the exciting part when the egg starts to hatch. You get to see that cute little beak pecking through the egg. Keep interacting and your little newborn Hatchimal will be here in no time. Once the egg has been cracked right around you can peel off the rest of the shell on the top half. Your little Hatchimal peeks his head out and you are ready to meet your new buddy. He or she is absolutely adorable. Yes one of the cutest little creatures you will ever see and so soft and fuzzy.
Once the top of your egg is off, you need to pull your Hatchimal out. It makes a clicking noise as your remove. I’d say it’s best to have an adult to do this as it’s quite stiff. Once hatched it cannot go back, you then discard the egg. We hatched a super cute Penguala. Our little Penguala is soft, fluffy with green and yellow fur. A cute little yellow mohawk, pink, green and yellow wings and a lovely little pink beak. There are 8 different Hatchimals to collect. You can pick the species you’d like to hatch: Penguala or Draggle, and chose the colour of the egg, but who’s inside you don’t know until it hatches. Penguala eggs are pink and teal or pink, while Draggle eggs are either purple or green and blue. Which will you chose?
Your little Hatchimal comes with it’s very own birth certificate which you can fill in. Meet Bobby. Tyler named him and I think it suits him perfectly. The Hatchimal now moves to it’s baby stage and sings Happy Hatchimal Birthday, which might be the cutest thing I have ever seen. Thankfully I caught it on video, so please watch below.
The Hatchimal lets you know what he or she wants you to do by the colour of his eyes. He chatters away and sings too, but don’t worry there is an on/off switch underneath. No waking up in the middle of the night to a chattering and moving Hatchimal. The Hatchimal moves around and dances away, the kids adore it and it’s so cute and a lot of fun. And each time it moves through to a different stage it sings Happy Hatchimal Birthday.
Once it’s hatched, you’ll begin to raise your Hatchimal through three different phases, from baby to toddler to full-grown Hatchimal. This will teach it to walk, talk, play games and much more.
There are five different life stages:
- Stage 1 (EGG): Nurturing the egg until it is ready to hatch
- Stage 2 (HATCHING): Hold the egg to encourage it to hatch
- Stage 3 (BABY): Care for your Hatchimal by feeding, nurturing, cuddling and comforting
- Stage 4 (TODDLER): Teach your Hatchimal to walk, talk and play games
- Stage 5 (KID): Play with your Hatchimal to unlock new games
Your little Hatchimal will chat to you or you can interact by pressing its belly. You can check the eye colour to find out the stage he or she is in. The eye colour changes are as follows:-
- Yellow and you hear giggling, your Hatchimal is in Stage 3: Baby Stage
- Purple (dance mode), your Hatchimal is in Stage 4: Toddler Stage
- Red (tag game), your Hatchimal is in Stage 5: Kid Stage
The second eye colour will tell you her emotion or need. We have had a lot of fun with our Hatchimal and are really enjoying the toddler stage, teaching him to walk and talk. We haven’t quite made it to Kid Stage yet, but it’s the one the boys are looking forward to most. They can play 4 different games with your Hatchimal; tag, silly sounds, Hatchimal says and Psychic Hatchimal which I cannot wait to play myself. To play you press on his tummy and to exit you do the same. There are two interactive buttons one on his belly and one on the top of his head.
Do check out our little hatching Hatchimals video below:-
Hatchimals are unlike any other toy I’ve seen, you take your little Hatchimal from the beginning, nestled away in it’s little egg, through the hatching to baby, then toddler and to full grown Hatchimal. Your little one will enjoy caring, nurturing and having fun with their new furry friend. This is a fantastic toy that will appeal to everyone. At around £60 it is expensive, but I think it would make a great main gift and there is a lot to be done with this toy. It is different and fun. Children are curious and it teaches patience and nurturing. And look at how cute they are? I’m a child of the 80’s who always wanted their own Gizmo, I now have one.
I’d love to know what you think of the biggest kept secret in the world of toys; Hatchimals?
Disclosure:- I received the Hatchimal for the purposes of this review, however all thoughts and opinions are my own. We love these and it’s top of the boys list for another for Christmas.