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A US$60 plastic egg has cracked the holiday toy market

The Hatchimal is so popular that resellers are  hawking it  for double its retail value

With Hatchimals vanishing from shelves and available only on the resale market, Spin Master is flying in more from its factories in Asia.

New York

WHEEZING, the furry purple creature rolls past my keyboard, away from the mess of plastic eggshell it just pecked its way out of. I press its tummy, and it pivots, squawking and flapping its green plastic wings. Suddenly, there's baby talk. It burps and chortles before settling...

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