When your Hatchimal is in its egg you can interact with it by tilting it, rubbing the bottom and tapping. It will showcase different light colours depending on what you do. It will also play music which is a lovely touch. When it's ready to hatch its eyes glow rainbow coloured and it plays'ready to hatch' music.
Once a Hatchimal is out of its egg it can walk, talk, dance, play games and grow. It needs your help to raise it from baby to toddler to kid. The kids love playing with it but it is high maintenance. It is expensive and there are a lot of little bits and pieces to keep track of. But it is a lot of fun and Jack loves his Hatchimal.
One big difference with this year's hatchimals is that they can be re-hatched. It is a really cool feature as it means that the toys can be played with for a long time and will not get boring. It also means that less plastic waste is created.
Some of the things you can do with your Hatchimal are record its voice (its eyes go a teal colour when recording), touch it's feet to play Peek-a-Boo, feed it fruit by touching its forehead or tummy and when it gets hiccups touch it's head to make it laugh. It will also display a smile, frown and sad face. And if it gets scared its eyes will flash blue and you can pat the back of it's head to calm it down.