10 Best Shopkins Toys in 2018

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If there is an inanimate object in view, there is more than likely a Shopkins character that resembles it.  Developed by Moose Toys in Melbourne, Australia, Shopkins is a line of small toys that are identifiable by a recognizable face, and quirky name and personality.  The line, called Shopkins World, includes hundreds of figures called characters as well as story books, trading cards and movies that highlight the adventures of its creations.

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  • Recommended for ages 5 - 15 years
  • Overall dimensions 14.2 x 6.7 x 5.9 inches
  • Includes Exclusive rated Cutie Car
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  • Recommended for ages 5-15 years
  • Includes exclusive Pinki Cola Shoppie figure
  • Overall dimensions 13.1 x 4.9 x 7.6 inches
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  • Recommended for ages 5-15 due to small parts choking hazard.
  • Secret code and map of Shopville included
  • Includes one exclusive Teeny Shoppie and one mystery tiny Shopkin.

Organized into departments like a grocery store, each Shopkins figure is approximately 1 inch in height and a half inch wide. Figures and accessories are sold in boxed sets. Packaging includes details about the names and stories of each figure. As collectibles, figures are rated as Common, Exclusive, Limited Edition, Special Edition and Ultra Rare. Shopkins has also expanded into a side line called Shoppies, small doll series that complements the Shopkins products.

Released in July 2014, Shopkins gained nearly immediate popularity. Today, the small figures are shipped to a global market. Here are a few of the selections currently available to consumers.

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1. Shopkins Cutie Cars Drive Thru Diner Playset

Shopkins Cutie Cars Drive Thru Diner Playset

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Drive this new exclusive Cutie Car and mini-figure up to the drive thru window for an after-school snack or ride up the elevator for a view from the sun deck. Regardless of the parking spot, this rotating Diner is the ideal place to join other cars and Shopkins characters for a good time.

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Why We Like It

  • Recommended for ages 5 - 15 years
  • Overall dimensions 14.2 x 6.7 x 5.9 inches
  • Includes Exclusive rated Cutie Car
  • Interactive rotating drive thru operation

Recommended Age
5 years and up
Dimensions
14.2 x 6.7 x 5.9 Inches
Our Verdict

This cute little drive-thru is a great option for pretending to take a spin on the highway then ducking into a local eatery for a quick bite. Rotating feature requires 3 AAA Batteries but can the setup can still be used for hours of play without the rotating feature. Imaginative play for any future driver.

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2. Shopkins Happy Places S5 Campervan

Shopkins Happy Places S5 Campervan

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A variation on the dollhouse, this Happy Places Campervan opens up to find all the comforts of home. Set includes Pinki Cola (a Shoppie). From the trademark faces on the furniture to the pets hiding inside, the adorable travel trailer makes camping seem a breeze.

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Why We Like It

  • Recommended for ages 5-15 years
  • Includes exclusive Pinki Cola Shoppie figure
  • Overall dimensions 13.1 x 4.9 x 7.6 inches
  • Quick close Campervan holds all items for easy clean-up and on-the-go travel

Recommended Age
5 years and up
Dimensions
13.1 x 4.9 x 7.6 Inches
Our Verdict

This set is a great choice for role playing a family vacation or trip. The built-in table flips down into a seat. The stove and refrigerator come with accessories to prepare a meal in this cute little camper. Compatible with the other Happy Places items such as the convertible which conveniently hooks to the camper for pulling. It is off to a dream destination with this functional campervan.

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3. Shopkins Lil’ Secrets Secret Lock

Shopkins Lil' Secrets Secret Lock

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Open the lock by cracking the code and see what waits inside. With six different choices, one never knows what it could be. Perhaps it is Peppa-Mint's So Sweet Candy Shop or Lippy Lulu's MakeUp Salon. Flower, cupcake, and donut shops are possibilities as is a Pet Salon. These small lock-shaped cases flip open when the secret code is used to reveal Teeny Shoppie Donatina and 1 mystery Tiny Shopkin. Two secret compartments are included for hiding trinkets and such.

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Why We Like It

  • Recommended for ages 5-15 due to small parts choking hazard.
  • Secret code and map of Shopville included
  • Includes one exclusive Teeny Shoppie and one mystery tiny Shopkin.
  • Package size 1.6 x 3.9 x 5.4 inches

Recommended Age
5 years and up
Dimensions
1.6 x 3.9 x 5.4 Inches
Our Verdict

This set that is barely the size of a wallet is the ultimate take-anywhere toy for travel. Want to go hands-free as well - just add a little ribbon and it becomes a unique pendant to hang around your neck. Collect all six and set them up according to the map to make a miniature shopping plaza. Easy clean up and storage as all figures and accessories fit neatly into the one case.

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4. Shopkins Happy Places Happyville High School Playset

Shopkins Happy Places Happyville High School Playset

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Not quite old enough for high school but want to pretend to be there? With this set you can have all the fun and none of the homework. Start the day in gym class then make your way to Science then finally end up in the cafeteria for lunch. Round up all the Shoppies and Shopkins for a day at school as there is plenty of room in one of the larger available layouts.

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Why We Like It

  • Recommended for ages 5-15 (small parts warning)
  • Comes with exclusive Rainbow Kate Cheerleader Lil' Shoppie and exclusive Petkins
  • Overall dimensions 18 x 3.8 x 11 inches
  • Large model with 2 levels and connecting stairs, chalkboards and shelving

Recommended Age
5 years and up
Dimensions
18 x 3.8 x 11 Inches
Our Verdict

This Happy Place building is designed for learning. Every Shopkin and Shoppie around will come to the opening day of school. An imaginative and welcoming version for older fans that may be dreading heading to a new school.

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5. Shopkins Shoppies Doll – Pirouetta

Shopkins Shoppies Doll - Pirouetta

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Every little ballerina will want Pirouetta for her very own. Ready to go on stage at a moments notice, this 6 inch Shoppie will delight from her pink curls down to her pink shoes. Not to be left out, she brings two exclusive Shopkins with her to keep her company. Too much play time before the performance? Just fix her hair with the Shopkins style brush that is for her use.

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Why We Like It

  • Recommended for ages 5 - 15 (small parts warning)
  • Package size 2 x 2 x 5.9 inches (Doll is 6.3 inches)
  • Includes brush and 2 exclusive Shopkins friends
  • Special VIP Card offer included

Recommended Age
5 years and up
Dimensions
2 x 2.6 x 5.9 Inches
Our Verdict

This set includes a total of three collectible figures and is a great start to the Shopkins World. Including one full sized Shoppie and two Shopkin figures, parents can sign up for additional deals and rewards using the VIP Card that is included. Download the free app and you become a welcome visitor to this tiny toy world.

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6. Shopkins Happy Places Happy Home

Shopkins Happy Places Happy Home

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The saying goes “There is no place like home” and exclusive Shoppie Pia Puzzle understands that all too well. With 45+ stickers, it is just a matter of time before this basic four-room setup is personalized to individual tastes. Shelves on the back of the stairs allow room to store your Petkins. With her bright red hair and mismatched shoes, Pia is certainly a puzzle waiting to be figured out.

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Why We Like It

  • Recommended for ages 5 - 15.
  • Includes one exclusive Shoppie and Petkin
  • Package dimensions 11.5 x 3.9 x 10.4 inches
  • Two level construction with stairs

Recommended Age
5 years and up
Dimensions
11.5 x 3.9 x 10.4 Inches
Our Verdict

Part of the Happy Places community, this setup connects with other sets in the series to have a whole town before you know it. This miniature doll house takes up little space but provides ample opportunity to role play every day life. A great place to combine all facets of the Shopkins experience.

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7. Shopkins Season 10 Mini Packs

Shopkins Season 10 Mini Packs

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It’s time for the unveiling and the new additions are here. The package includes 8 mini pack and 8 Shopkins straight from the Season 10 lineup. There will be no telling which of the 123 possible figures are included. AND, as a special treat figures from season 1 through 3 will reappear in their original colors for the first time since they were originally released. These Limited Edition favorites will easy to spot with their commemorative gold, silver or bronze emblem on them.

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Why We Like It

  • Recommended for ages 5-15
  • May include a Limited Edition mini-pack or Shopkin
  • Variety pack - no two are the same
  • First release of Season 10 figures

Recommended Age
5 years and up
Dimensions
0.9 x 1 x 1.1 Inches
Our Verdict

If collecting is the goal then here might be a great place to start. A total of 16 figures, 8 mini-pack and 8 Shopkins, ready for use or display. With no way of knowing which characters are inside, it will be a delight to open it the first. Is a Limited Edition re-release included? Check for the commemorative gold, silver or bronze stamp on each.

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8. Shopkins Season 10 Mini Pick N’ Pack Small Mart

Shopkins Season 10 Mini Pick N' Pack Small Mart

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Where do Shoppies and Shopkins go when they need to pick up a few things. Well, the Pick-N-Play Small Mart , where else. This convenience store setup has shelves with supplies, a check out counter, shopping cart, and spinning bag carousel. Sized for Shoppie and Shopkin characters, just load the cart and head to the checkout counter.

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Why We Like It

  • Recommended for ages 5 - 15
  • Package dimensions 3.3 x 0.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Mystery Shopkin included
  • Scaled to work with Shoppie and Shopkin figures

Recommended Age
5 years and up
Dimensions
3.3 x 0.9 x 0.8 Inches
Our Verdict

Swing by and pick up those things on the list at this miniature but real life imitation of the local convenience store. Everything that is needed to set up shop and welcome customers. Get all the local Shoppie and Shopkin figures to come by for this wonderful role-play experience.

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9. Shopkins Happy Places S5 Beach House

Shopkins Happy Places S5 Beach House

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Head for a vacation at the beach with this Happy Places Beach House from Season 5. The two-story miniature doll house is scaled for little Shoppies. Its large living room downstairs has all the room that is needed for a party and the bedroom and patio upstairs give a place to be alone if the noise gets too much. Five pieces of furniture including a jacuzzi for the patio make the house comfy and cozy. Side steps lead to the upstairs patio. Stand under the palm tree and watch the waves as if the beach were just over the horizon.

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Why We Like It

  • Recommended for ages 5 -15 (small part warning)
  • Package dimensions 12.8 x 9 x 10.6 inches
  • Scaled for Lil’ Shoppies (not included)
  • Compatible with Happy Places Campervan
  • Overall size 12.8 x 9 x 10.6 inches

Recommended Age
5 years and up
Dimensions
12.8 x 9 x 10.6 Inches
Our Verdict

It may be a dreary cold day at home but just get out the Happy Places Beach House and the sun will be shining over this tiny part of Shopkins World.

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10. Shopkins Happy Places S5 Rainbow Convertible

Shopkins Happy Places S5 Rainbow Convertible

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Put the top down and let your Lil’ Shoppie climb in the driver’s seat for a drive along the beach. This convertible is available in a basic model or upgrades for a premium finish that includes accessories for the road. The car can be used to tow the Happy Places Campervan to its next location.

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Why We Like It

  • Recommended for ages 5 - 15
  • Lil’ Shoppie Rainbow Kate included
  • Package Size 8.4 x 4.1 x 3.7 inches
  • Includes Picnic supplies as accessories

Recommended Age
5 years and up
Dimensions
8.4 x 4.1 x 3.7 Inches
Our Verdict

Set out for a wonderful afternoon with the Lil’ Shoppie of your choice as you head off to a picnic or drive down the beach. Spend a wonderful afternoon pretending the wind is blowing in your hair and snacking out of a picnic basket.

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Buyer’s Guide

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Age Appropriateness

According to company recommendations, these collectibles are considered appropriate for ages 5 – 15 years of age. While often purchased for children younger than five who like the small, chunky shape, caution should be taken as many sets come with accessories that might come off or be separate. Always check the manufacturer’s recommendations before buying. For more collectibles suitable, consider Funko POP! Vinyl Figures. Girls aged 12 will also like these gifts!

Gender and Diversity

Initially intended to fill a void in the toy market for young girls, Shopkins has gained a following across many demographics. While many of the names and personalities chose are based on female characteristics, there are gender-neutral figures (such as Rub-A-Glove) and male names were logical (such as Frank-Furter). As for diversity, the collection covers the spectrum of goods and services with items based in many industries. Interested in more diverse toys? Why not check out these PJ Mask toys suitable for kids.

Authenticity

Shortly after their appearance on the market, counterfeit Shopkins began appearing in stores and online. Characteristics of these fakes are product names that are slightly misspelled and paint and parts that peel or come off easily. Moose Toys has prosecuted manufacturers of these counterfeit products under the intellectual property copyright. Always check for a statement of authenticity if buying for the purpose of adding to a collection.

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Care and Use

With the largest figure in the Shopkins line being just 6 inches high and the smallest at 1 inch in height, extreme care needs to be taken to keep figures from being lost or swallowed by a young child. A few sets include ways to store smaller items inside larger ones (such as the Happy Place Campervan and Secret Lock). Anticipate the need for storage when purchasing sets.

Global Market

Moose Toys, maker of Shopkins, is located in Australia. As such, they are a global marketing company. In some cases, retailers such as Amazon are able to ship these toys to a number of countries. For more information refer to the international shipping rates and regulations when purchasing.

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Materials

Shopkin products are made from a number of different materials. Care should be taken if the user has allergies to read labels carefully before purchase.

Coloring Pages

To promote the Shopkin and Shoppies mystic, Moose Toys has developed a variety of free products to complement these figures. A number of coloring pages with Shopkin themes can be downloaded from the website by visiting this link (https://shopkinsworld.com/shopkins-coloring-pages/).

Videos

A series of short videos are downloadable from the Shopkins website. The videos can be accessed through this link (https://shopkinsworld.com/shopkins-videos/).

App and VIP program

Moose Toys has developed a free Shopkins app for fans. Available on Google Play, the app can be used to sign up for VIP rewards and benefits.

Buyer’s Guide Questions

What are Shopkins Toys?

Shopkins are small stylized figures of normal items (such as an apple or lipstick tube) that are turned into characters by the addition of cute facial features, a catchy name, and comedic personality. They are joined by a line of dolls called Shoppies who also have the trademark facial features, catchy name, and interesting personality.

How many Shopkins Seasons are There?

Since its beginning in 2014, Moose Toys has produced 10 seasons of figures. Fifty one (51) characters were introduced in the first season. Season 10 has 123 characters. The total number of collectibles is estimated at over 1000. Currently, the website lists 221 characters available in the line.

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When did Shopkins First Come Out?

Shopkins were first released in July of 2014. To raise the visibility of such tiny toys, the company release a series of videos and movies that highlighted some of the original characters. The movies are not a standard part of the toy’s development and are available on the website.

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Expert Tip

Shopkins were developed as much for their collectibility as for their play value. Currently, Moose Toys lists its figures by rarity in six categories – Common, Exclusive, Limited Edition, Rare, Special Edition, and Ultra Rare. A Collector’s Guide can be downloaded at https://shopkinsworld.com/shopkins-downloads/. Guides are available by season and type of product.

Did you know?

Shopkins runs a VIP program for its most loyal customers and fans. Signing up for the reward system can be done through the toys downloadable app.