We were sent this product for the purpose of writing this post.
Hatchimals have long been a favourite of Moose. He loves the blind bag element and collecting the cute little characters. We were really pleased when we were recently asked to take a look at the Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Secret Surprise and be a part of Spin Master toy’s WEEK OF WOW!
What is it?
The Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Secret Surprise is presented as an egg, approximately 12cm tall. It has the hearts to rub (as with all of the Hatchimal range) to reveal your first surprise but this one has 3 hearts. 3 hearts means 3 characters. Moose was very pleased with this fact.
Releasing our characters from their eggy confines revealed that we had been sent the Rhythm Rainbow set. There are 6 to hatch and collect!
Mason was quite pleased with his little characters and I thought they were cute too. He was happy enough to play with just them. I will admit that I did think that you didn’t get much considering the size of the egg but Moose was happy so..
Then my sister (Jo from The Knight Tribe – yes, she blogs too) happened to visit.
She asked why we hadn’t finished unpacking the contents of the Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Secret Surprise. I had no idea what she meant. It turned out that actually what I thought was a very short 3 step instruction sheet was in fact folded and there was more to the Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Secret Surprise. Oops. Face palm moment or what!
Moose excitedly got to work to find the rest of the surprises and was overjoyed to see that as well as his little characters the Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Secret Surprise also had 3 more compartments with accessories as well as a a scene to build! Once built the Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Secret Surprise can be kept as a keepsake by popping the clear plastic dome on top.
What did we think?
Moose really loved this set and thought it was very exciting to put together. He has already said that it is a toy that he would consider spending his birthday money on. Strong praise indeed considering that he has had said birthday money for 3 months now.
The main beef I have with most blind bags is that they end up lost. They are usually tiny items inside so its hard to keep collections together. The Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Secret Surprise is good because of the display element. It is pricier than other collectables but the quality is good and I really like that (if you follow the instructions properly) it’s easy to pop together and there is an element of creativity to it. Moose had great fun using the stickers (included) to decorate it. I wish there was a little less waste plastic but that’s something that maybe could be improved on in the future.
All in all Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Secret Surprise is one which will definitely make our Christmas list this year. Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Secret Surprise are priced at around £13. They are available from all good toy shops and of course, Amazon.