Local Toys 'R' Us expects more Hatchimals before Christmas

Did you know there are cheaper alternatives?
Posted at 7:41 AM, Dec 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-14 07:41:44-05

Miss out on the Hatchimal? There’s at least one more opportunity for you to snag one at retail price.

Toys "R" Us in Brandon confirms they will be receiving at least one more shipment before Christmas. The store manager will not disclose the exact date, and instead suggests you call the store each day leading up to the 25th.

In the meantime, there are cheaper alternatives to Hatchimals that are very popular. The Brightling doll can memorize and repeat hundreds of phrases, it doesn’t hatch out of an egg, but it does retail at half the price of a Hatchimal at $29.99.

Also new this year, the Selfie Mic, a hand held karaoke machine for kids of all ages. It works with any phone and comes with a mic, selfie stick and earbud headphone. The Selfie Mic retails for $14.99.

Magic Tracks are becoming increasingly popular as the holiday shopping season comes to a close. The glow in the dark race track set can be taken apart and assembled easily and the car is included. Retail price for the Magic Tracks set is $24.99.

There’s a new spin on Monopoly. The popular board game now offers a cash-free version. Instead of paper money, players will be given a bank card that electronically tracks how much money they’ve earned.