There are already five different Hatchnimals: The Pengualas, Draggles, Owlicorns, Burtles and Bearakeets. They are making their way around the world and selling out.
The first reports of the sell out came from the UK. Now the US Magazine notes, the same is happening in the US and even in many other countries and online stores.
This has created a so-called black market for Hatchnimals. People are selling their Hatchnimal toys online for hundreds or even thousands of dollars. The original retail price of the stuffed toy is $59.99.
According to KDKA-TV, the furry toys are flying off shelves at stores including Toys R Us and Walmart. “As soon as people knew it was here, the moment we started putting it on the shelf, people started taking it off the shelf,” David Raposa, co-manager at Walmart in Robinson, Pennsylvania, told the news outlet.
The under-supply of Hatchnimals will continue until early 2017. Yes, there’s THAT much of interest for the interactive stuffed animals. Find out more about the Hatchnimals here.