13 December 2016

Do You NEED a Hatchimal This Christmas?

I honest to gracious am not understanding this trend.  This is worse than the Tickle Me Elmo that was popular awhile back.  People pay well over $100 for a plastic egg with some sort of upcycled Furby inside - and they fight in stores for the privilege to do so! 

My children don't even know what this thing is and it's just as well.  No way I would spend that kind of money on some cheap plastic toy that will be ignored in a month. 

Are you unsure of what this Hatchimal thing is all about?  I was... so I found this video.  It confirmed all my biases.  Yep, it's just a plastic egg with a toy inside.  Someone is making a lot of money this Christmas season.

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  1. $205 on Amazon this morning. I guess they have a great marketing team but I am glad my kids don't even know what this is either. I think you're right that the initial enjoyment from this toy would drop off after a week. We don't have a lot of money to spend on toys so we try to get them gifts they really want and will enjoy for along time.

    Hope you all have a Merry Christmas.

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    1. $200 for a plastic toy??! I'm amazed.

      We're having a lovely season even amidst the banging on the house. You have a merry one also! :)

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  2. Never in all my years of raising children did I buy the "in" gift. I kind of got out of it because Santa Clause was never a thing in my home, and so when my kids did hear about the magical dude and asked me about it I was able to tell them the historical myth and leave it at that. No magical story to keep covering up... no expectations of a prize that is not available or ridiculously priced. Does this make me a cruel parent? My kids would say it makes me a trustworthy parent.

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    1. YEAH!!! *high five* Or a normal parent. That also works.

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  3. I don't know exactly what a Hatchimal is, I will after I watch your video, but I do know I don't need or want one. In fact I don't NEED anything. My want list is rather long, but I'll settle for Christmas lunch with family.

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    1. Yeah, isn't it the most useless thing? It isn't even something you learn from or make something with. It's a plastic doll really. Fine. But more than $10 and I'd say you got gypped.

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