Every generation is defined by different toys… growing up in the 80s, my favourites were Strawberry Shortcake dolls and Cabbage Patch Kids. These days, my kids love collecting cute miniatures called Shopkins.
If you’ve got school aged kids, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Shopkins – they’re everywhere! We were first introduced to them last year when my daughter got some as a gift. I wasn’t quite sure what to make of the little squishy mini figures at first, but now I’m a fan.
When we received Shopkins toys to review, my kids were beyond excited. My daughter – a mini fashionista in her own right – was over the moon to get the Fashion Spree set. And my son loved the 5-pack that included Terri Taco, Pee Wee Kiwi and more. Needless to say, our house has been swap central these past few weeks as my son and daughter negotiate who gets what. Surprisingly, there has also been a lot of creative play!
The Shoppin’ Cart is perfect for transporting Shopkins to and from their destinations, one of which may be…
…the Scoops Ice Cream Truck! This beauty has a flip-top lid so everyone can get sun, even…
Shady Ombrelle (below left) and Kylie Cone!
Who knew that something so little could be so much fun?
Part of the allure is the collectible nature of Shopkins. The tag line is “Once you shop, you can’t stop!” and now I can see why. With over 140 to collect each season, there’s a good chance you’ll always be searching for a few that have eluded you. Which brings me to the topic of classifications. Shopkins can be common, rare, ultra rare, exclusive or limited-edition. Fans are always on the lookout for ultra-rare and limited edition figures, like Marsha Mellow, Cupcake Queen and Roxy Ring, which can fetch $1000!
Want to know which ones are rare and ultra rare? Check out the Shopkins posters on the Shopkins Canada website (click on “Prints” from the top menu).
Are you a big Shopkins fan? If so, what’s your favourite one?
Want to win some Shopkins of your own? I’ve got a fabulous prize pack (see below; items may not be exactly as shown) to give away to one lucky FFM reader!
Enter via the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway is open to residents of Canada only, aged 18+. See terms and conditions stated at bottom of entry form for further details. Good luck!