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What are shopkins?

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ChipperNipper Tue 13-Oct-15 21:59:46

DD2 is four and really loved the Lidl stickerz. She loved collecting them, playing with them and carrying them around with her.

I am trying to find something else she can collect. It needs to be very reasonably priced. Ideally something I can buy from a local shop when I pop in. Like the Stickez from Lidl.

Does Shopkins fit the bill?

ijustwannadance Tue 13-Oct-15 22:06:22

My DD has some, tiny squishy characters. I think expensive for what they are. She wants supermarket for xmas. Went through a stage of collecting disney wikkeez for a while. Little blind bags with 2 characters in.
Don't know what lidl ones are.

squiggleirl1 Tue 13-Oct-15 23:30:50

DD is really into them. They seem to be the girlie equivalent of Match Attax.

I hate them. They are mindless tat meant to be things they could buy in a shop. To add to the hype there are rares and ultra-rares. That said, if I were small I'd probably love them too.

LucyBabs Tue 13-Oct-15 23:36:03

Shop kins SHOP KINS bloody shop KINS!!!

Waste of money and another fad that will die out like loom bands

Sorry *op"

Jbck Tue 13-Oct-15 23:46:10

They are the Squinkies poor relations, and we have 200 of them plus lots of playsets.
Now it's freakin Shopkins expensive, repetitive nonsense, steer her towards stamps grin

ChipperNipper Wed 14-Oct-15 09:38:11

I think I will avoid shopkins.

What else can she collect cheaply? Apart from stamps grin

newtonupontheheath Wed 14-Oct-15 12:38:48

My ds loves shopkins. He got his first pack last Christmas, and he still plays with them nearly every day. He's got the supermarket, too. I agree expensive for what they are but tbh I'd spend that money for Christmas/birthday and here small enough to pack away easily! DS and DD use them as food etc for other toys too, not just on their own.

WhatWouldTheDoctorDo Mon 19-Oct-15 21:49:17

DS loved moshi monsters. You can get single ones or bigger packs and the older ones are often on offer in supermarkets. They're brilliant for taking out and about. He's starting to grow out of them now, but he collected them for a few years.

NicoleWatterson Mon 19-Oct-15 22:02:19

My ds loves shopkins too, the play sets are expensive but the shopkins themselves I don't think are too bad. mine loves the supermarket. He's had them since they came out - last year??? They still get daily plays.

I've just ordered some more stikeez from aliexpress (after another mnetter spotted them). The lidl stikeez had it spot on with the price, they were great.

evelynj Mon 19-Oct-15 22:19:29

I bought a load of Stickeez from aliexpress-ds is super proud that he collected all the Lidl ones & got the submarine to put them in. He can either have them for Christmas or earn them by doing jobs!

I heard a rumour on here that they'll be doing a rocket one in 6 months.

Lovelydiscusfish Tue 20-Oct-15 06:16:43

Would suggest Moshi Monsters too. Very cute. Still not that cheap, though!

AnnaMarlowe Tue 20-Oct-15 06:39:50

Zelfs are nice (called trolls when I was a girl!)

My DD has been collecting those for about 3 years.

Buttercupsandaisies Tue 20-Oct-15 10:23:32

Shopkins vary in price from full sets to packs of two (£2.50) but luckily hold their current value on eBay etc

Nevergoingtolearn Tue 20-Oct-15 13:32:45

Dd2 loves shopkins and has asked for some of the new play sets for Christmas, the play sets she has are ok, better than the mosh I monster toys ( which she was obsessed with for a long time ).

CasualJersey Tue 20-Oct-15 20:43:07

Shopkins are ace!
DD loves them and collects them in a case.
She plays with them all lots and it sparks her imagination too!

ChipperNipper Tue 20-Oct-15 21:32:15

Where can you buy the packs of two from?

Kaekae Tue 20-Oct-15 22:08:36

My nearly 6 year old loves Shopkins. You can buy packs of two in Sainsburys. They remind me a bit of Monshi Monsters....I also got suckered into buying hundreds of those which my son doesn't play with anymore.

Kaekae Tue 20-Oct-15 22:08:50

My nearly 6 year DD old loves Shopkins. You can buy packs of two in Sainsburys. They remind me a bit of Monshi Monsters....I also got suckered into buying hundreds of those which my son doesn't play with anymore.

Moltenpink Tue 20-Oct-15 22:11:12

The £2.50 baskets of two are in the boots 3for2 offer. My DS loves them, he also watches YouTube videos about them!

IdaShaggim Wed 21-Oct-15 07:26:37

What is a good 'starter set' for Shopkins? DD has been after some for months but we live remotely so no chance of Sainsbury's etc.

WoodleyPixie Wed 21-Oct-15 11:50:31

dd is 9 and likes shopkins as well, a fairly new thing for us tbh. the 10/12 pack in the entertainer was quite good value for a starter as it includes a rare/ultra rare.

Sainsburys has them with 20% off at the moment unless someone has cleared the shelves!

WoodleyPixie Wed 21-Oct-15 11:51:47

also a potential starter gift/good present, was a tin, shaped like a vending machine, it was quite expensive about £15 but its good to store them all in once its opened. again you get a rare/ultra rare included with a couple of others ones.

WoodleyPixie Wed 21-Oct-15 11:52:40

cheaper than I thought

TheBitchOfDestiny Wed 21-Oct-15 11:53:10

ha ha dd is obsessed with these, her room is full of the fucking things

they do have really cute faces though

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