Hatchimals HatchiBabies, out Friday, come with a special surprise: the ability to find out if your critter is a boy or a girl

By Jen Juneau
October 05, 2018 10:20 AM
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Time to get crackin’ on the holiday shopping because there’s a new Hatchimals toy in town.

The wildly popular company just announced they are adding a new speckled egg to their lineup: Hatchimals HatchiBabies, which are available for purchase now.

The toys’ adorable new speciesPonette, Cheetree, Chipadee, Monkiwi (a Target exclusive) and Koalabee (a Walmart exclusive) — are made to resemble animals just as their names describe, and come with accessories like a brush, bottle and rattle.

HatchiBabies include one more special surprise: the ability to learn whether the new critter is a boy or a girl! Kids can play games with their HatchiBabies once hatched, teach them to talk and much more.

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In celebration of the cutest member to join the Hatchimals family yet, select Barnes & Noble stores will be holding a HatchiBabies event on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Kids can listen to the new story of how HatchiBabies came to be, enter giveaways, take part in interactive demonstrations, take photos at a special selfie station and more.

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In addition to the Barnes & Noble events, the company will be holding a special HatchiBabies launch celebration from Friday to Sunday at The Grove in Los Angeles, where attendees can participate in Hatchimals-themed activities and be among the first to get a glimpse at the cute critters in person.

Hatchimals HatchiBabies — out Friday, on Hatchimals Day — retail for $55 to $60 and are available for purchase now on amazon.com, walmart.com and target.com.