This just in: Some jumbo mysterious turquoise and purple eggs have appeared on Earth originating from the far away land of Hatchtopia. Scientists are currently investigating the egg form—it looks to be a Hatchimal, one of the top-selling toys in 2016. But wait, it seems to be a bit bigger and heavier than the average Hatchimal egg. Could there be more than one lurking inside?

Woah… it’s shaking! The glowing egg shell is slowly cracking and lighting up as scientists cuddle it and rub its base. They see a head—it’s purple and furry. The specimen is making gibberish noises. Wait… huh, is it singing… “Hatchy Birthday?” Scientists remove the giddy Hatchimal from the egg to discover there is another identical one nestled up in the egg.  Woah there, these two are twins! And they have wings!

Spin Master (or as I like to call them, Momma Hatchimal) has struck again with Hatchimals Surprise! This egg hatching experience will let kids hatch two interactive magical creatures, Twins A and B, and raise them through five stages. Kids can either hatch the Giravens or Peacats species. 

Just like the original Hatchimals, kids get to hatch these cuties, which on average takes about a half hour. Kids will love nurturing their egg and waiting for the big hatch (we suggest recording this—it’s a pretty unique experience that only happens once!).  There’s a cheat sheet included that will give kids all tips and tricks they need to have a successful hatch. Kids should be sure to remove both Hatchimals from the egg after the hatch, as they cannot crawl out themselves. Also, be aware of any broken egg pieces.

Once both Hatchimals are out, they’ll be in baby form, which is their third stage (Stage 1 was the egg, Stage 2 was the hatching). Hatchimal Twins A and B will need kids to help nurture them. But before doing anything, kids should look at the base of each Hatchimal to figure out who is who, as they are labeled A and B. This is important because each twin has a different personality. Twin A is able to move, while Twin B is likes to record what others are saying. 

Then, depending on the Hatchimals’ eye color and and sounds, kids will be able to reference the cheat sheet to see what the Hatchimal needs (TBH they’re very needy at this age). Both Hatchimals have LED powered eyes that display different colors. It’s best to face the Hatchimals towards each other, as they interact best when they’re #twinning.

Eventually, the twins will grow from Babies to Toddlers to Kids. As they advance stages, Hatchimals are still able to perform the functions of previous stages—functions are never lost, only gained. In the Toddler stage, that’s when kids will really notice the differences between the twins. By the time they get to the Kid Stage, the Hatchimals will be old enough to play games both individually and/or together.

There’s a whole life to Twins A and B after the hatch. Cherish every moment with them—they hatch/grow up so fast *wipes away tears*. Overall, Hatchimals Surprise delivers double the fun!

**Hatchimals Surprise will be available at retail on October 6!

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Kelly Corbett

Kelly Corbett

Kelly is an editorial assistant at Adventure Publishing Group. When she's not writing/playing/thinking about toys, she's probably spilling coffee on herself, laughing at her own jokes, or doing something awkward somewhere. As a quirky redhead, she one time tricked her friends into thinking she was the new face of Wendy's fast-food franchise as a prank. She's not, but a chili lover can dream right? You can follow her on Twitter @kcorbzz.