Cara LOVES her Penguala. And you can win a Hatchimal!

Just Fun Kidz emailed me a couple of weeks ago and asked if Cara would like to review a Hatchimal. What kind of a question is that? YES! I don’t know any little kids who wouldn’t give their left pinky for one of these adorable furballs.

What is a Hatchimal you ask??

Hatchimal Packaging Egg

Hatchimals are magical creatures that live inside of eggs. Who’s inside? It’s a surprise! Each egg contains one of two interactive Hatchimals. Love and care for yours inside the egg and its eyes will light up as it makes cute sounds, telling you how it’s feeling! Once you’ve played with it enough, you’ll see rainbow eyes – that means its time to hatch! Hatchimals can’t hatch on their own. Your touch encourages them to peck their way out of the egg! It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Now you get to raise your furry Hatchimal through 3 stages, from baby to toddler, to kid. Your Hatchimal sings “Hatchy Birthday” each time it enters a new stage! Teach yours to walk, dance, play games and more! It will even repeat what you say in its own voice!

I know that Hatchimals were top of many kids’ Christmas wish lists last year, and I can’t see the hype about these little cuties dying down soon.

Cara received a Penguala Hatchimal. Pengualas are happy-go-lucky, quirky, naive, friendly, clumsy and kind.  They come in either a Pink or a Teal egg. They are super cute.

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The hatching process is amazing. Really! We had the whole family gathered round the table whilst Cara and her cousin were helping little Pengi hatch by stroking the egg and talking to her. It was so cute to see. And their faces! You should have seen their eyes light up when she started pecking at the egg and it cracked and you could see her beak. It was so exciting. While little Pengi was hatching, you could see her amazing eyes light up and she was making noises all the while. I feel a little embarrassed to say that I found it just as exciting. You forget for a moment that this isn’t a real little baby bird hatching.

Penguala Hatchimal

The hatching process is amazing and I was worried that Cara would lose interest very quickly after that. But no.

This furry animatronic creature is her favourite toy right now and Pengi goes everywhere. I’m pleasantly surprised that the batteries are still going. Pengi is still in her ‘baby stage’  as I haven’t heard her sing ‘Hatchy Birthday’ yet. Now she is cooing and saying hello. When she gets cold, you have to rub her head and tummy and when she has hiccups, you have to give her a fright. And the Penguala can get angry too. Her eyes light up in different colours to tell you how she’s feeling. Luckily she came with a handy guide. Pengi can also repeat what you say in her cute little voice, and this has led to loads of giggles.

Cara is taking such good care of her virtual pet that I don’t think it will be very long until she has a birthday. We can’t wait to see what the next stage will bring.

I’m sure you’ve been wondering if a Hatchimal is worth its hefty price tag? I think so. This toy is very interactive and Cara adores it. And she loses interest in toys quite quickly. Pengi is Cara’s alarm in the morning. I switch the Penguala on (yes moms! It has an off switch!) and put it on her pillow. Cara wakes up with a huge smile when she hears her baby say hello to her. Cara’s cousin also wants a Hatchimal, so we will all be clubbing in for her birthday. I think one Hatchimal will mean more to her than receiving a lot of gifts from friends and family. I think most little kids will feel the same judging by the reactions Cara gets when Pengi goes along to the shops. She goes everywhere!


HATCHIMALS are stocked at Hamleys, Lilliputs, Makro, Takealot,  Toy Adventures, Toy Kingdom, Toy Zone and Toys R Us.

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Now for some great news!!! I have a Hatchimal worth R1 199.99 to give away! Enter via the Rafflecopter below and keep your fingers crossed! Who will your little one hatch?

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130 Replies to “Cara LOVES her Penguala. And you can win a Hatchimal!”

  1. I so much want to win this for my God daughter, who is having her tonsils removed tomorrow! #scaredgodmotherrightaboutnow Please make her heal faster, by taking her mind of her eina to be tonsils!

  2. With love to win this for my daughter who wanted it since christmas but couldn’t get it.It’s so fab cause it interactive and she will love it.Yhxs for the chance

  3. My eldest song (8 years old) saw the videos on Youtube and he has been begging for one ever since. Was worried that the price tag was a bit high, but your review has helped make up my mind. Will need to start saving. :D

  4. Wow my son would absolutely LOVE a Hatchimal. Really love how you have to take care of the Hatchimal so a fun and interactive toy

  5. Love that HatchAnimals teach Children to be responsible,perfect before actually get a real pet for my little one.These HatchAnimals are so cute,and a perfect companion as well.Holding thumbs for this awesome Giveaway❤️
    Nancy Pretorius

  6. Oh boy this is a great give away. 🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼 Thank you for the opportunity 🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼 Pretty Please Charlie
    My little would really love this. And this mommy really think she deserve this. She did so great at school. Afr 7 Maths 7 And Eng 6 Lewens 7. 🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼Fingers crossed would be an awesome surprise for her.

  7. These are so adorable and provides great fun for kids and even parents. Will be great to win for our princess she will be delighted.

  8. My two boys will just love to watch the whole hatching procedure and see which adorable creature hatches. Ok mommy will enjoy it too :p so cute that it goes through all these phases ♡

    1. My Lil boy 3 and loves animals, he would be totally blown away watching this Lil fellow hatch.Amazing toy,appreciation to its creator ;)

  9. I can just imagine how many daughter would love this for her 3rd birthday! She is becoming a big sister for the first time and this would be the perfect gift to keep her occupied during this changing time in her life.

  10. My son would love this! Only child so he gets lonely n we dnt have pets as we dnt have d space for them so this would be awesome.

  11. This would be awesome. My little girl has been asking since last year. There is just no way that I can afford it. So fingers crossed for a dream come true.

  12. my son and daughter would love this …and they keep asking for a pet …but they are 3 & 6 …don’t want a “pet” that’s alive …i will have to take care of it…

  13. My daughter turns 4 in April so a hatchimal would be so perfect for her specially since she only started playing with toys a bout 3/4 months ago, which is a huge milestone thanks to her speech and occupational therapist

  14. These are just the cutest ever. My daughter has been wanting one ever since she has seen them. The saddest part is that it is not so affordable.

  15. WOW! I’ve heard about these things and I would really want one for myself! haha

    The price tag is quite….uhm….large…so winning this would be AMAZING!


  16. These are such a hit right now my little boy has been begging me for one he’s all for toys that cute he’s not into those scary looking toys. Fingers crossed.

  17. Absolutely amazing, im aglad single mum to twin boys and trust me having to buy these things for them is rather hefty on my pocket. Would really appreciate winning one and they can perfect their sharing skills too. I wouldn’t mind playing with these too 🙈.

  18. My little adventurer is turning 5 on 29 March. He is absolutely obsessed with animals – real and make-believe. Winning this competition will SO make his day… his week… his month… oh maybe even his year!! 😍🐣🎂

  19. Amazing – I habe only heard great reveiws about the Hatchimals and December I could not get my hands on one. And now it’s my youngest boy’s birthday April 13 and this would be perfect but on a Teacher Salary there is no way – so lets enter and hold thumbs!!

  20. Oh wow this would be such an incredible gift for my little girl. Every time it’s advertised on tv, she calls me to watch.

  21. My son would definitely love a Hatchimal, have being entering comps non stop. Hope to be lucky here……keeping fingers x

  22. Help me stop the begging lol my daughter has been begging me for Hatchimal ever since the launched! Would love to win this for her!

  23. I would love to win this for my nephew since his birthday is around the corner. He also tends to get bored with toys easily

  24. Been entering so many comps to win one of these. My daughter wants one so soo badly. Would love to see her little face light up. Fingers and toes crossed for this chance to win.

  25. I have been dying to get one for my son, he is 2 and I think it will be so adorable to watch him interact with the Hatchanimal 😊 Thank You 🌻

  26. Our princess will be delighted to have this ….her toothless smile and her squeals of laughter…certainly memorable. This is so cute and a adorable for kids

  27. These are such an amazing concept – I love the interaction idea & the fact that there is always excitement & anticipation. Thanks for this opportunity to win!

  28. A friend of my daughter received a Hatchimal for her birthday and showed Taylor hers. Taylor keeps asking me what if she could get one. Such an innovative and creative toy!

  29. My pet crazy children would adore this little cutie who seems to capture the imagination of children (and adults?)! :-)

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