Parents unable to get their hands on a Hatchimal this Christmas have come up with a creative way to let their children down.
Instead of dealing with the disappointed of a Hatchimal less Christmas, some parents are nipping it in the bud with a letter from Santa Claus explaining why he couldn’t deliver the toy.
“We are patiently waiting the egg arrival expcted in January, one letter says, adding, “Upon the egg being laid an eld will deliver the Hatchimal to your home.’
“Please be patient with the egg laying process, you will get your special Hatchimal as soon it has been laid.
Another letter circulating on line is taking a different approach, explaining the bird is an endangered species and will “no longer be giver out as presents.”
“We are forming a colony at the North Pole to protect them and their future decline and possible extinction."
The Hatchimal is current sold out in Australia. It is, however, selling for around $300 on eBay.
In an attempt to make parents feel better about not being able to find the 'hottest' toy this Christmas, one mum shared her honest review on Facebook.
“It grew up from a baby to fully grown in a few hours, it doesn't talk it just records the child's voice and plays it back, has a few games that are boring and once played they don't want to play again.
“All you can do is feed it by tilting it forward, stroke it when it gets cold and pat its head if it's scared.”
She finished saying the hatching process takes around 20 minutes to an hour, so make sure your “children are ready to sit with it and help it hatch.”
"Overall not worth the money."