It is the must-have Christmas toy this year – and consequently the one parents all over the country are trying their best to get their hands on.

We've got good news for those who still remain desperate to get one in time for the big day – some stores in Chester and Ellesmere Port will be restocking them, but you'll have to act fast.

While some stores don't give too much away when it comes to their restocks or what particular items will be included, due to the demand there are retailers who have revealed if and when they will be back on their shelves.

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Hatchimals, which retail at £59.99, are creatures which live inside eggs. Each egg contains a Hatchimal-Pengualas available in pink or teal or Draggles in green or purple.

It's not surprise the toy is proving popular due to its life-like features.

According to their descriptions, your little one will be able to love and care for theirs.

The Hatchimal's eyes also promise to light-up as they make cute sounds to let you know how they are feeling. Hatchimals will not hatch on their own, a touch encourages them to peck their way out.

So... where will be restocking Hatchimals?

Argos

Argos have announced three re-stock dates of the Hatchimals.

The first is on November 19 when the Pengualas Pink Egg version will be re-stocked, while another batch of the Hatchimals Pengualas Teal Egg is expected on December 4.

Unfortunately, the Hatchimals Draggles Purple Egg will not be back in stock until Feb 20, 2017.

Toys R Us

The toy store has confirmed they are expecting another delivery of Hatchimals before Christmas, however they are unable to confirm an exact date.

While they are hoping for it to be around the end of this month, the retailer has advised it would be impossible to put an exact date on it.

The Entertainer Toy Shop

No surprise they are currently sold-out of the must-have toy, however they have released a message on their website to advise that they are due a restock in mid Decemeber.

Although no pre-order is available, shoppers can register their email address to be the first to find out when the toy comes back in stock.

Smyths

The toy retailer is promising a limited restock between November 24 and December 1. Stock will be prioritised for customers who have pre-ordered.

Due to the demand on pre-orders Smyths has stopped taking them.

However it is not all bad news if you did not pre-order yours as any remaining Hatchimals will be available on a first come, first served basis.

The toy is limited to one per customer.

All restocks are expected to sell-out within minutes so it is worth making a note of these dates to ensure you bag yourself the toy of the year this Christmas.