Are You Standing in Line to Buy a Hatchimal?
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Do you know someone who is looking for a Hatchimal?
If you do not, you probably will soon.
Hatchimals are popular gifts for children this holiday season. A Hatchimal is a small, soft toy that comes inside a plastic egg.
The owner is supposed to care for the egg, holding it in their hands and keeping it warm. After a while, the toy will break open holes in the surface.
Hatchimals are able to move and light up. They can also play simple games and repeat sounds made by the owner.
Hatchimals arrived in stores across the United States in October. Since then, Americans have been buying them as holiday gifts for children. Each one sells for about $60.
But some people predicted the plaything would be a trendy gift this year. Those wise investors purchased several Hatchimals. They are now re-selling them at three or four times the price.
A lot of parents who hope to buy the playthings as gifts are not happy about that.
There are stories of parents sleeping outside of stores that claim to have Hatchimals for sale, only to find out that very few are actually available.
A news reporter collected stories from over the weekend. One New York woman reportedly waited outside a store from 11:30 at night until 8 the next morning. She was the seventh person in line. The store let the people in front of her buy two toys each. The store only had 12 for sale, so she missed out.
The woman said her 8-year-old child will not be happy this Christmas.
Many people are reacting to reports that writer Sara Gruen bought $23,000 worth of the toys. Gruen wrote the popular novel "Water for Elephants." She bought 156 Hatchimals. She is selling them to raise money for the lawyers representing a man she said is in jail for a crime he did not commit.
Some people are reacting on social media to the stories. One woman in Manchester, England posted on Facebook in November.
She said the toy was not worth the money, and once her children played with her gift for a few hours, they did not want to play with it again.
Her post was forwarded almost 80,000 times and attracted over 40,000 responses.
Another mother left a comment saying her son was bored with the toy after a while. She said she plans to make him remember Hatchimals the next time he says "Mom, I need that toy."
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1.looking for 寻找
I happened on just the thing I'd been looking for.
2.for sale 出售；待售
They will put all these second-hand goods up for sale.
3.raise money 筹集资金
From what I could gather, he was trying to raise money by organising festivals.
4.light up 照亮；点亮
He held a match while she lit up.
1.After a while, the toy will break open holes in the surface.
After a while 不久；过一会
After a while, the sickness gradually passed and she struggled to the mirror.
I turned back after a while, but he kept walking.
2.The store only had 12 for sale, so she missed out.
missed out 错过；遗漏
I missed out on his offer of a free holiday in Spain.
He missed out on a chance to go to college because of his ill health.
神秘蛋是这个假期最受儿童欢迎的礼物 。神秘蛋是一种由塑料蛋包裹的小型毛绒玩具 。
神秘蛋的主人需要将其捧在手心，保持温度，细心呵护 。不久，神秘蛋就会被孵化 。
神秘蛋可以移动，还会发光 。它们可能够玩简单的游戏并重复主人的声音 。
10月份，神秘蛋开始全美各大商店销售 。此后，美国的父母开始把神秘蛋作为假期礼物送给孩子 。神秘蛋的单价约60美元 。
有人说，神秘蛋将成为2016年最受欢迎的礼物 。一些有远见的投资人士提前囤积了一些神秘蛋 。他们现将价格增加三、四倍再次抛售 。
周末，一名记者搜集了与此有关的报道 。据悉，纽约一位妇女从晚上11:30开始在店外等候直到次日的早晨8点钟 。她排在第7位 。商店允许前面的6位顾客每人限购2只 。但是一共只销售12个，她没有买到 。
网友们对作家萨拉·古伦（Sara Gruen）花费23000美元购买了一批神秘蛋的事情议论纷纷 。古伦曾出版了著名小说《大象的眼泪》 。此番，她购置了156只神秘蛋 。她要将其出售，意欲为一名从未犯罪却锒铛入狱的男代理律师筹款 。
一些网友在社交媒体上发表关于神秘蛋新闻的看法 。英国曼彻斯特一名女性11月在Facebook上发布贴文 。