This has been one of the hardest toys to find as we get closer to Christmas, but let me tell you something....Wait on it, do not pay outrageous prices for it just because your child really wants one for Christmas. It is not worth it.
While the toy is super cute and the idea is awesome, it is essentially a cross between a Furby and a Tamagotchi....
My kids first learned about this toy on YouTube by some of their favorite YouTubers. When they appeared in the stores I knew they would want one. I waited for a month and when they still asked for one I allowed them to spend their own money on it. There was no way I was investing in another "robot" toy.
My kids hatched their Hatchimals within an hour or so and played with them until they leveled up to "teenagers". They have played with them ONCE since that time which was about a month ago.
They toy is good quality and definitely responds better than the Zoomer dogs that Santa brought last Christmas.
I definitely recommend them for younger children 3-6 years but beyond that i don't think they will get played with much after hatching.