There is a new craze of collectibles enticing girls to spend their pocket money and it is one that seems to have limitless potential for development. The Shopkins are an interesting bunch of friends that can be found in various teams/shop departments, from anthropomorphized fruit and veg to beauty products, and once kids get started with their collections there is no stopping them. With three seasons and so many opportunities for new characters and themes, it is no surprise that there are lots of Shopkins toys and figures out there but which one should you buy for your daughter next? The following list will look at some of different sets out to there to expand your knowledge and help you make that choice.
Starter Sets for New Shopkins Fans
Shopkins Season 3 Mega Pack
For parents that are just beginning to get to grips with the wonderful world of the Shopkins and want something substantial to start your daughters collection, the Shopkins Season 3 Mega Pack is a fantastic place to start. Here kids can receive 20 different models of various characters, all carefully molded in bright colors to resemble the much-loved characters, and instantly have a small collection to show to their friends and build upon in the future.
On that note, it is no surprise to parents that the box comes with a “collectors guide” and an app that can be downloaded to enhance the fun but there is also the inclusion of the sparkly pink basket to carry them all around in and six bags.
Shopkins Season 3 Super Shopper Pack
20 Shopkins figures is a pretty good start but there are larger sets for parents that want to make sure that their kids really do have a large and varied collection to work with and buy accessories for. The Shopkins Season 3 Super Shopper Pack has 33 pieces which means 5 bags, 2 purple baskets and 26 Shopkin figures.
There is a gamble with these toys because the characters offered can vary from box to box (6 different boxes) and there 4 of the characters are exclusives hidden inside but it is worth it for the breadth of characters received across the teams. At the time of writing, this is the #1 new release for pre-kindergarten toys on Amazon so it clearly a hit for the brand.
Shopkins Toys with Fun Accessories
Shopkins Season 3 Scoops Ice Cream Truck
Sometimes it is less about the characters that come in the box and more about the accessories that can be played with to add to the games and imaginative play. The Shopkins Season 3 Scoops Ice Cream truck is a great example because despite only having two related Shopkins on-board, there is a cute pink ice cream truck for everyone to travel around in, two exclusive shopping bags to add to that separate collection and an umbrella that these new character can use to keep the sun off and presumably stop themselves from melting.
A lot of attention to detail has been put into the character holder beneath the shade and the sign on the truck that can be flipped up when the Shopkins go into business.
Shopkins Season 3 Food Fair Pack Cupcake Collection
The Shopkins Season 3 Food Fair Pack Cupcake Collection is a little more low key in terms of the pieces that are offered but it does allow for great role playing games around the theme of a food fair and baking and is just as engaging in its own way.
Once again it is about the attention to detail in the design and workings because the cake stand is “glass” fronted to display the cupcakes in all their glory and there is even a pair of tongs to remove the characters to promote food hygiene. What makes this set even more appealing to young girls that like their baking is that there are eight cupcake and tea-time themed characters included, more than with some other sets.
Shopkins Fashion Spree Ballet Collection Playset
As if to prove the point that there is nowhere that the Shopkins brand cannot go when creating new themes and sets with new product-based characters to play with, Season 3 also saw the creation on the Ballet Collection from the Fashion Spree Pack.
There are 8 different Shopkins figures to add to a collection here, such as the tutu, lipstick, crown, slippers and music box, and the main accessory to play with its the white, pink and gold piano, complete with sheet music, and matching piano stool. Even the piano is smiling in this scenario and one of the many Shopkins can play a song while these exclusive dancers perform epic recitals for the enjoyment of the rest of the Shopkins collection.
Display Pieces that Expand a Shopkins Collection
Shopkins Bakery Playset
If you are already at the stage where your daughter is a massive fan of these characters and wants to expand upon what she already owns, one of the best ways to do this is to buy a set that provides a display/storage and links up to other products.
The Shopkins Bakery Playset is designed to fit with the Fruit and Veg stand as a shop expansion and provides a stand for the 2 exclusive characters (plus anyone else that wants to join them) as well as the mixing bowl to play in. Kids can spin the mixing bowl around to give Hot Apple Pie and Rolly Roll a fun ride and there are other nice touches to hold their interest like the bread basket swing and detachable trays.
Shopkins So Cool Fridge Playset
The bakery is one obvious way to expand the available storage and play areas for your daughter’s food based adventures but there is another part of the shop that cannot be overlooked when extending the layout – the chilled section! The Shopkins So Cool Fridge Playset is a great place to house and play with a selection of suitable Shopkins figure because it provides its own activities and features for extra fun.
This large pink and white fridge has plenty of racks and storage compartments and a separate freezer for Shopkins that prefer colder temperatures. There is plenty for kids to explore, such as the moving egg rack and the “ride” for the ice cubes and also in the pack are 2 exclusive Shopkins, shopping bags and stickers.
Shopkins Compatible Carrying Case Organiser
The final product to consider here is the most boring for kids because there are no strange accessories and display areas to play with and no characters included with it; however, that doesn’t mean that it is not an essential part of a collection and will not be greatly appreciated by kids because it is so functional.
The Shopkins Compatible Carrying Case Organizer does exactly what the name suggests by providing an organized set of 16 compartments in a 13 x 10.5 x 2 inch case that are the ideal shape for a selection of characters, baskets and bags – everything that kids will need. The water resistant purple case is see-through and lockable which means that it is ideal for transporting Shopkins to a playdate or on holiday and also for displaying them.