The toys are interactive pets that hatch and can be raised "from baby to toddler to full-grown Hatchimal," learning to "walk, talk, play games and more," maker Spin Master Corp. said in a press release.
If you still can't find one of the toys in time, don't fret: Target plans to sell gift cards with Hatchimals designs. Parents also can download a free letter from Santa to let kids know that their Hatchimals "need a little more time before they are ready to be delivered."
"We have increased production and a whole new batch of Hatchimals will be ready to hatch in early 2017," reads a message posted on the Hatchimals website. "In the meantime, we have created an online resource center at Hatchimals.com/NorthPole to help kids and their parents during the wait. We are also partnering with some of our retailers to develop pre-sale and/or rain-check programs for redemption in January."