If you’ve been anywhere near a toy store in the last couple of months, you will have encountered “Hatchimals”.
They are shaping up to be the hottest toy for Christmas 2016…and they are ABSOLUTELY TERRIFYING.
If you can’t watch the video, or are still a little fuzzy on what the idea is – this toy is basically like a more sentient Furby. You need to hold the egg, love the egg, and eventually it decides to hatch. That’s right, you don’t tell it to hatch, it decides on its own. Once hatched, you get a cute little owl…that moves, talks, and has glowing eyes.
They aren’t cheep (get it?) either. When I saw them last in the store, they were retailing for $89.99 CAD, and according to this article, they are already selling for thousands online.
I’m a 90s kid. I lived through the Furby phase. We all know how terrifying these new ones will be.