Season 2 is here
There has been much Hatchimal CollEGGtible cuteness in the house this weekend. Season 2 has landed and as my daughter was busy hatching her new collection of CollEGGtibles, there was much cooing and aaahing as a new arrival hatched out from its colourful egg.
We did a review of the first season of Hatchimals CollEGGtibles from Spinmaster last year which you can read here. At the time, my daughter was desperate for a Hatchimal and was thrilled with her new collection of the mini CollEGGtibles. Fast forward ten months and not only does she still love her collection but she also had her very own Hatchimal for Christmas and she loves playing with them all. They are small and “adorable’ and perfectly portable so you can take them to play anywhere.
What are Hatchimals CollEGGtibles?
Hatchimal CollEGGtibles come from the magical land of Hatchtopia where families of them live together in different hangouts. When your Hatchimal CollEGGtible arrives, it is safely tucked inside a colourful speckled egg, similar to the larger Hatchimals. The coloured speckles tell you which family it comes from and with the Season 2 Hatchimal CollEGGtibles, there are up to 8 characters in each family.
How do they hatch?
The eggs need love and nurturing and by gently rubbing the heart on the front of the egg, when it changes colour, your new friend is ready to make its arrival. Gently push the heart to break open the shell and inside you will find the cutest little creatures ever (I quote my daughter there). You don’t even waste the shell, pull the top bits off down to a serrated line near the bottom of the egg and it leaves a little nest shape, perfect to sit your Hatchimal ColEGGtible inside.
They are cute, colourful and of course collectable. There are over 100 new toys to collect and what is perfect about them is that they are pocket money prices, so your little collectors can easily build up their collections without it costing a fortune. The blind bags are my daughter’s favourite and she loves ripping them open. A blind bag containing one egg costs £2.99. Hatchimal CollEGGtibles are also available in a pack of two eggs with a nest for £4.99 and pack of four eggs with a bonus character for £9.99. Also available is a pretty basket playset which would be a perfect Easter gift and coming next month is the exciting-sounding Secret Scene Playset.
Similarly to Season 1, some characters are common or rare with a few being ultra rare or even limited edition. This adds to the fun of collecting as it makes it really special when you hatch a rare character. The bigger sets also come with a collector’s chart to tick off your Hatchimals and there is a map of Hatchtopia although this time the map is split into 4 so you have to collect the pieces of the map too.
So what’s new about Season 2?
Apart from a wide range of super cute new characters, there are some really cool features for this new season. The eggs are now pink and they are made from the same materials as the original Hatchimal’s eggs. The Hatchimals all have tiny sparkly wings which my daughter evidently loved as she kept showing me each one exclaiming, “Look at its tiny sparkly wings!!” There are glittery characters too but also some that are soft and fuzzy. We didn’t have one of those in our first set of eggs, but I know that my daughter is VERY keen to get her hands on one.
The Golden Hatchimal
The most exciting addition to Season 2 is the search for the Golden Hatchimal. My little Hatchifan knew about that before me. In the UK, there are 55 Golden Hatchimals to be discovered. If you are lucky enough to hatch one of these exciting Golden Lynx Hatchimals, not only will you be able to add this never before seen Hatchimal to your collection, but you will also win a special set of 6 golden Hatchimals CollEGGtibles in a glittery egg carton plus a goody bag.
The Hatchimals CollEGGtibles App
Hatchifans can also download a new and free Hatchimals CollEGGtibles app. In this colourful and fun app, you can hatch, care for and play with even more Hatchimals as well as explore Hatchtopia and play mini-games. In addition to the app, there are new Hatchimal CollEGGtible webisodes, short animated adventures featuring favourite Hatchimal friends.
With so many new and exciting additions, Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Season 2 is certain to be a popular choice for children this year. It is a toy that is exciting to collect, encourages imaginative play and is perfect for collecting, playing and swapping. My daughter and I are certainly fans and our collection will be growing as we welcome more of these cute little characters into our Hatchifamily.
We were sent a range of Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Season 2 products in return for this review. All images and opinions are our own.