If you're trying to find this year's hottest toys in time for Christmas, good luck. You'll need it. The NES Classic Edition and Hatchimals are nearly impossible to find either in stores or online, but we've got a few links that should help your chances.

The sites below will help you track online inventory availability. You can set up both email and browser alerts, which can either shoot you a message or play an alert sound on your computer whenever stock becomes available. When you hear the sound, act fast. These things tend to sell out in minutes.

In addition to online availability, you might also want to try heading over to BrickSeek.com to check different retail outlets in the area for in-store availability. You'll need to put in the SKU or product number for what you're looking for, then the zip code for the area to search in.

The following links will take you straight to two different sites that track online availability in near real-time, which is probably going to be everyone's best shot.

Good luck out there, and may the odds be ever in your favor!

NES Classic Edition



We hope this helps a few of you track down that big ticket item on your kid's Christmas list. We're all in the same boat on this one, too. I've been trying to find an NES Classic for my son for what seems like forever, at this point.