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Toys R Us to get new shipment of Hatchimals, NES Nintendo Classic


The year’s two most sought after toys, Hatchimals and the NES Nintendo Classic, will be hitting shelves at Toys R Us stores on Sunday, the company said.

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Remember Cabbage Patch Kids or Tickle Me Elmo? Parents should brace themselves for the latest toy craze has hatched. Hatchimals are large speckled eggs with furry, magical creatures inside that eventually crack out of the egg but only if given enough human attention. (Learning Resources)

Toys R Us said stores across the nation will be getting a new shipment this Sunday, Dec. 4  of both Hatchimals and the NES gaming system.

“All stores nationwide will have a new shipment of Hatchimals and the NES Nintendo Classic edition in stores this Sunday, December 4,” a company representative said in an email to The Palm Beach Post.

The two toys are virtually impossible to find in stores, and resellers looking to cash in on their popularity have marked them up dramatically on sites like eBay.

It is unclear how many of each toy will be available as part of the shipment.

The announcement from Toys R Us is welcomed news for parents who don’t want to pay hundreds of dollars to score one of the items online. 

As of Thursday, Hatchimals, which retail for $59.99, were selling for as much as $200 on eBay.

The Nintendo system,  which includes 30 classic NES games such as "Super Mario Bros.," "Metroid," "Donkey Kong," "The Legend of Zelda," "Kirby’s Adventure" and "PAC-MAN,"  was selling for $200 to $300 on eBay. The console retails for $59.99

Parents who aren’t lucky enough to get one of these items at Toys R Us shouldn’t give up their search, said Brent Shelton, a deal expert with FatWallet.com and the Black Friday website BfAds.net.

“A few things interested shoppers can do to stay on the insider news for these super hot toys that are sold out in stores and avoid the exorbitant re-seller prices is to follow inventory tracking sites, like Zoolert and Stock Informer,” Shelton said.

Deal hunting forums on FatWallet.com and BfAds.net also allow shoppers to “keep their ear to the ground” for new shipments, he said.

“I advise to set topic alerts with any of these so you get quick notification on any news,” Shelton said. “They can also follow Facebook groups like the Hatchimals BST (Buy Sell Trade) or Nintendo Classic Mini NES, and Reddit is a great candidate if you have the time to scour their hundreds of subtopics.”

Shoppers can also expect to see Black Friday-like prices on Dec. 12, one of the largest online shopping days of the year. Parents may not be able to find Hatchimals or Nintendo systems, but there will likely be big discounts on other toy items, Shelton said.


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