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Tiny Toys for Huge Imaginations

It's all the rage for grade-school girls, and if you have young kids you'll surely have heard of Shopkins by now. These collectible plastic figurines are the half the size of your thumb and can be put on the head of a pencil. They are shaped like household objects and have cute names to match, like "Sizzles" (a clothes iron), "Boohoo" (an onion), and "Brown Betty" (a high-top boot).

There are of course associated play-sets, magazines, and videos. One YouTube channel that our daughter is particularly fond of is by user CookieSwirlC who does product reviews and mini-episodes featuring the toys.

(In fact she likes it so much that now she wants to do her own YouTube video channel. Not that I want to stifle her creativity but such a venture would require equipment/software that we don't have right now.)

There are three "seasons" of Shopkins available and a fourth is in production. The motto is "Once you shop, you can't stop!"

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DWDavisRSL wrote on July 21, 2015, 8:48 AM

Someone has found a perfect way to ensure the continued growth of the economy by encouraging young girls to become lifelong consumers, lol. I wonder how many of these Shopkins will turn up in my classroom next school year?

Akshar wrote on July 21, 2015, 9:04 AM

Shopkins are one of the favorites for my daughter too..she likes to watch surprise eggs in youtube.. emoticon :smile:

AliCanary wrote on July 21, 2015, 12:52 PM

Oh no, I hope none of these girls has a baby sibling--sounds like a MAJOR choking hazard.

Ruby3881 wrote on July 22, 2015, 12:56 AM

I knew they were popular, but I think it's gone beyond that now! Three seasons of Shopkins already? Oh boy, are we ever in trouble now....