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Product: Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Season 2
Price: £2.99 for 1 pack, £4.99 for 2 pack, and £9.99 for 4 pack.
Age Range: 5 years+
Manufacturer’s Description: Meet all the new Season 2 Hatchimals CollEGGtibles! Start hatching by warming each egg until the purple heart turns pink! Press down to crack the shell and meet your tiny Hatchimal! With over 100 adorable creatures to collect, you may find Hatchimals from jungle, garden and more! You may even discover the Golden Hatchimal! Use the Collector Map to figure out where your Hatchimals come from! For a complete poster of Hatchtopia, find all 4 Collectore Maps (1 included). Who will you hatch?
Review: The girls were really excited about the Season 1 Hatchimals CollEGGtibles that they got for Christmas, and have been playing with them a lot, so I knew they would be really excited to find out about the new Season 2 range from Spinmaster.
We were sent three packs of Hatchimals CollEGGtibles from the new Season 2 range, including the 4-pack + bonus pack, the 2-pack + nest pack, and the 1-pack blind bag. Lydia and Georgie reacted like they had won the Hatchimals lottery!
In the Season 2 range there are over 100 new creatures to collect and love, each from different magical places in ‘Hatchtopia’ – with Limited Edition Hatchimals from Magical Meadow, and Special Editions from Snowflake Shire and Crystal Canyon.
There is even a super-rare Golden Lynx Hatchimal… there are only 55 of them available somewhere in the specially marked packages. The girls were super excited about the possibility of getting a golden Hatchimal! If you find one of the special Golden Lynx Hatchimals, you will win a special set of 6 golden Hatchimals CollEGGtibles in a glittering egg carton, and a goody bag!
And the eggs? This time around they are pink, not purple. Lydia spotted a photo of one of the packets on my desk and she was SO excited about the colour before she even saw any of the actual eggs! The pink eggs are a great simple way to tell the Season 2 CollEGGtibles apart from the Season 1 eggs too.
As with the Season 1 eggs, first you have to warm up the eggs by holding them, rubbing the heart to make it change colour from purple to pink, before pressing in to crack the egg and hatch your new character. The girls really enjoy this whole process and love the moment where they can catch a glimpse of their new Hatchimal CollEGGtible. They like to “hatch the egg down” to the zig zag shaped base for their Hatchimals to sit in, too.
With the larger packs, you get a collectors guide with all of the different characters listed, sorted by the area they are from. Georgie was super happy that the Season 2 guides have the character names on so she could tell what each one was called without looking it up on the website. The colour of each area corresponds to the speckles on their egg, which helps to narrow down the search to find your character on the sheet!
There are four different guides to collect with Season 2, as when you turn them over you find a quarter of the map of Hatchopia. You need all four sheets to uncover the full map! So far we have the bottom half of the map, and I’m sure the girls will be hoping to get the rest with their birthdays coming up in the next few months.
Georgie and Lydia were both delighted with their Hatchimals – they got two duplicates which was apparently something to be thrilled about rather than disappointed… they were twins! According to Lydia, she got the EXACT one she wanted from the Collectors Guide too. What are the chances?!
The girls definitely give these packs 5 stars. I think they are pretty good value myself, and I can tell from experience of the Season 1 packs we had that they will be making up stories with their new characters and playing all sorts of role play games.
Watch their unboxing video to see their reactions to their new Hatchimal CollEGGtibles!