Check River, Stream Levels Near You

Swearing Hatchimals? Parents Post Videos of Toys ‘Cussing’ in Their Sleep

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

SAN FRANCISCO — The hits keep coming for Hatchimals. Some parents are claiming the most-hyped toy of the season has a potty mouth.

In videos posted on YouTube, the bird-like toys appear to say “f— me” as they sleep.

The news follows numerous complaints that Hatchimals are failing to hatch. Hatchimals, which sold out in stores in the weeks leading up to Christmas, live in a plastic egg and “hatch” into interactive creatures that respond to touch. The toys make unintelligible noises and can repeat words or phrases that humans teach them.

As of now, there aren’t any restrictions as to what the Hatchimals can repeat.

But the series of videos popping up online are similar, and parents claim the “f— me” line — only uttered when the creature is sleeping — wasn’t taught by their children. Some commenters believe the Hatchimals are saying “hug me” instead.

Parent company Spin Master denies the toys are saying “hug me” or swearing on their own. It noted Hatchimals make unidentifiable noises while sleeping.

“Hatchimals communicate by speaking their own unique language, which is made of up of random sounds, and by making other noises, including shivering when they’re cold and snoring while they sleep,” a spokeswoman for Spin Master told CNNMoney in a statement. “We can assure consumers that Hatchimals do not curse, nor do they use foul language.”

In crisis mode since Christmas, Spin Master is still responding to waves of daily complaints on Facebook and Twitter. It had to increase the number of customer care representatives to respond to the onslaught of complaints, the company told CNNMoney.


  • Honk honk

    Oh how people only here what they want to! I clearly am trained in the art of cussing like last night when I stepped on my sons Lego in the middle of the night! This is clearly not the f bomb being said here by the crapible ! Enjoy your Chinese toy covered in lead based paint that they built for $.98 and sold to you for ……. ?

  • Dan Wesson

    Boy could I use 10 of these at work for my less than courteous customers. Provided it say’s the right things.

  • whatever831

    I think parents are making this (stupid) toy a much bigger deal then needed. It doesn’t not sound like it is cursing in ANY video, it sounds like it’s just breathing and cooing. If that were the case, why would you have your children in this video “waiting” for it to say profanities? The company didn’t make this the hottest toy of the year, everyone who ‘had’ to have one did! I don’t see the logic in any of this.

Comments are closed.