If you want to know what THE craze for little girls will be this Christmas I can tell you now. It’s Shopkins. If you haven’t heard of Shopkins yet and you have a child aged 5-9 then you will. Believe me they were a big hit in our house. Shopkins are a collectable series of mini toys which look like groceries.
Shopkins 5 pack
We were also sent a 5 pack of Shopkins. These will appeal to children who love collecting. They Shopkins all have cute faces and are really detailed for such little toys.
In the 5 pack you have one hidden figure which is great as a surprise. You also get some little shopping bags. There are over 100 different Shopkins in each series and there are even rare and ultra rare ones to find.
In each set you get a collectors guide. This has all the Shopkins listed as a till receipt. You can tick off the ones you have. The Shopkins are listed in different categories, like Fruit and Vegetables. The 5 pack costs £5.99 which seems reasonable but I like the fact that a 2 pack of Shopkins costs just under £3 so is good for a pocket money toy.
Shopkins Supermarket Playset
We were sent the Shopkins Supermarket Playset to try. This costs £24.99 and has everything you need to play with the shopkins. Theere is a supermarket which even has a cute slide for the Shopkins to whizz down on. Shelevs to display your shopkins and a trolley to put them in. There is a till with a working conveyer belt. You also get some bags and baskets and two Shopkins figures.
The girls loved the Supermarket. For such a compact playset there is so much to do and it is really great to see how they play together. They act out a shopping trip and love choosing the Shopkins. Whoever invented this toy was a genius because it kept them so happy for hours.
The thing I like the best is that Shopkins complement any other toy. You can use any small dolls and character figures with the set and get them to go shopping and push the trolley. All playsets have movable, interactive features and connect together to create one large supermarket.
The Supermarket is really detailed and seems very durable. The pieces are small but not so fiddly they will get lost easily.
This really is a fun little toy and will provide hours of fun. I cans ee these selling out really quickly so definitely worth looking out for them now before its too late.