We reviewed a Hatchimal when they first came out and little Hatchie as he is affectionally called is still a very much loved toy. When our new Fabula Forest Hatchimal arrived Sydney and Hannah couldn’t wait to start the hatching process so Hatchie would have a new friend.
When we hatched our first Hatchimal I didn’t read the instructions properly and the girls opened him and started playing just before we were going out. I was so worried about it hatching while we were away that I left my camera filming the egg the whole time. If I had read the instructions I’d have known that Hatchimals don’t hatch without interaction, their new little owners are the key to the hatching process. If you need to stop the hatching process at any point you can even turn the egg off by tipping it upside down for about 8 seconds.
A Hatchimals eyes change colour to tell you what it needs. You rub, tap or tilt the egg to interact with the Hatchimal. As it starts to hatch you see peck marks in the egg and eventually the Hatchimal pecks it way around the whole egg ready for you to pull out.
Baby Hatchimals need lots of cuddles and feeding to stay happy. Our Puffatoo, named Warbie, sounds so sad when he’s sick or scared that both my girls felt very strongly that they needed to look after him and very much enjoyed nurturing him through the stages. Sydney was particularly thrilled when he could say her name!
We love our Puffatoo, but Tigrette with her stripy fur and shiny ears looks pretty cute too!
The music and games are different to those our first Hatchimal had and new games can be unlocked at each stage, although my 7 year old keeps resetting Warbie back to being a baby as she likes that stage the best.
Even though we had already hatched a Hatchimal the experience this time was just as special and thoroughly enjoyed by my girls. Since hatching our Puffatoo they have made him a cardboard home and he sleeps in a dolls bed next to theirs. I love seeing how well they look after their little friend.
Visit www.Hatchimals.com for more Hatcnhimal fun and games.
Hatchimals are available from good toy stores priced around £59.99
We were sent our super cute Puffatoo for this review.