The Best Tweets About Hatchimals As We Head Into A Frenzied Holiday Shopping Season
Thanksgiving is just a week away, folks, and you know what that means. Oh, you think I'm talking about food, family, and giving thanks for all you're grateful for as your loved ones around the dinner table flash heartwarming smiles your way? Nope. I'm referring to the unofficial start of the bustling holiday shopping season, otherwise known as Black Friday — and yes, it's just as terrifying as it sounds. But if you're buying for children between the ages of 5 and 7 this year, you might be out of luck waiting until the day after Thanksgiving to start crossing items off your list. What every kid wants is something called a Hatchimal, and if Twitter is any indication, there's not a single Hatchimal left on Earth. Below are the best Tweets about Hatchimals, guaranteed to make you laugh, cry, or just shrug your shoulders while you wonder what all the fuss is about.
In case you have no idea what a Hatchimal is, here’s what you need to know: It’s a stuffed interactive bird that hatches itself out of an egg. Apparently, there are five "species" of Hatchimals — Pengualas, Draggles, Owlicorns, Burtles, and Bearakeets — and the more you play with it, the faster it hatches (hey, get your mind out of the gutter!). The toy, one of this year’s best-selling items, is sort of like the Tamagotchi playthings from the days of yore (i.e. the ‘90s).
As Hatchimals fly off shelves at an alarming rate, parents everywhere are either freaking out about not finding one in time for Christmas or joyfully celebrating their success at beating everyone to the punch. See for yourselves:
Some People Are Mad
I hope those stores and eBay sellers that are charging 250% increase in price have to eat them! Boycott these price gougers #Hatchimals— Barry Brown (@bgbrown125) November 7, 2016
Barry Brown is right: According to Us Weekly, the regular price for a Hatchimal is $60, but some consumers are snatching 'em up and reselling them for hundreds (even thousands!) of dollars on sites like eBay and Amazon.
Hatchimals???? Where the fuck am I gonna find 2 of them?? #hatchimals— Mr Forest (@Mister_Forest) November 7, 2016
What I'm not thankful for this year is your language, Mr Forest.
In the past couple of days, I've spent more time online looking for bloody #hatchimals than I've had sleep.— Andrew Nicholson (@OlHungers) November 7, 2016
Oh, Andrew, get some rest! According to WebMD, sleep deprivation was a factor in some of history's biggest disasters.
Others Are Desperately Asking For Help
And here I thought your brain could only fry if it was on drugs.
Apparently I waited too long to look for Hatchimals for Christmas out of stock everywhere!!— Chelsea DeBoer (@ChelseaHouska) November 15, 2016
Never fear, my dear Chelsea, you likely have one chance left. According to a statement on the Hatchimals website, additional product will hit retail shelves this month. But you better act fast — those shipments are anticipated to sell out quickly.
Folks, need to get my hands on 2 #hatchimals for my daughters. Pink & purple. Sold out in the ROI at present. Please help!!! Thanks— ShaneRobinson (@migrainebhoy) November 17, 2016
Your daughters have good taste! Pink and purple are some of MY favorite colors, too.
Some Are Bragging About Their Success
The #Hatchimals I won arrived Saturday so they provided most of my entertainment for the weekend — Jenny (@lLoveThe80s) November 7, 2016
Wait, there's more than one Amazon? I thought the only one was in America? Thanks, Obama!
I myself am not a huge fan of stores like Walmart (the crowds!), but you do you, Nicole.
And Then These Tweets Are Just Plain Hilarious
#hatchimals are elusive creatures and I'm totally unprepared for competitive parenting to acquire one.— Lisa Cochran (@thecochrans) November 16, 2016
I thought competitive parenting was bad for you?
I'm convinced some alien race has convinced human children to look after their eggs in the form of #Hatchimals.— Samantha Hadley (@samanthashadley) November 6, 2016
Is it the same alien race that convinced nearly 62 million people to vote for Donald Trump last week?
The hunt for #Hatchimals is taking over my life. Worse than Pokemon Go.— Rebecca Rowlands (@cochyn) November 15, 2016