Monday, July 13, 2015

Shopkins Fashion Spree Ballet Collection

It's been a while since I've posted about Shopkins. In fact, as I was preparing for this post I realized that I never did my Shopkins Season 2 review. Whoops. Guess I'd better get to that. :}

Anyway, in Target last week I found some fun new Shopkins playsets, called "Fashion Spree". There were three different sets to choose from: the Ballet Collection, the Best Dressed Collection, and (I believe) the Casual Collection. At least, I think that was the name of the third. Each of the sets contained eight exclusive Shopkins, one large character, and two extra accessories. They were $12.99 each.

It was tough to pick out just one set, (I deliberated between the Ballet Collection and the Best Dressed Collection for a long time) but I finally settled for the Ballet Collection...basically because I loved the piano! ;)

Here it is in the package. As the title suggests, the whole set is ballet themed. The large character in this set is the "Playful Piano". :)

Package details: 

The back of the package has pictures of the characters and gives their names. This is a good thing, since there is not a shopping list brochure included like there is in the other packs. 

A closer look at the description.

A closer look at the characters.

The packaging is easy to open. Each of the Shopkins are nestled in the clear plastic with no twist ties holding them in place.

And here they are all free! The set includes a golden bench, Teeni 1 and Tiny 2 the ballet slippers, Lippo the lipstick, Music Box box, ;) a small, round stool for the piano, the Playful Piano, Duffa the duffel bag, Tutucute the Tutu, Tiara the tiara, and Piano Man the mini piano music box. 

The artwork on the front of Playful piano is actually a removable cardboard insert. 

When you lift the lid and take away the cardboard, you find this little storage area... 

...just perfect for storing a couple of the Shopkins. :) 

This set is super cute and a great gift idea for kids or Shopkins fans. :) If you're not into pink, the other sets have different color schemes. 

I'm going to make this a fairly short post since I have so many other longer, more detailed reviews to do in the coming weeks, so I won't be doing my rating system or getting the girls' thoughts. You can be sure this set gets their full stamp of approval, though...and mine too. ;) I'd snag the other sets as well if I hadn't already splurged a bit too much this month. :}

What do you think of these new sets?


DisneyWorksGirl said...

Like always they are so adorable! Great review as always. The piano is my favorite.

All4 Barbie said...

Hello from Spain: I like your shopkins. Nice piano. We keep in touch

Lydia said...

I so love Shopkins! I've been seeing some of those sets in my local stores, I can't wait to go get one :-)

Carrickters said...

These are very cute and totally new to me. I'll have to lookout for them.

with Mel said...

I have not heard of these toys before. It is really cute! Reminds me of the talking ornaments in Beauty and the Beast :)

Presto said...

I was surprised that these are such a big deal. I noticed that the Toys R Us stores in the closest town have signs up at the doors saying they will not sell more than three sets to any customer. I mean, they're cute but wow... are they actually getting scalped on ebay or something?

beastsbelle said...

Thanks, DisneyWorksGirl! :) It took me a while to decide which set to get, but I just couldn't pass up the adorable piano. ;)

Thanks, All4 Barbie! Have a nice day! :)

Me too, Lydia! :) My daughters and I all enjoy collecting them. :)

Hi Carrickters! We discovered Shopkins last summer when my mom found some at a Toys R Us. They're made by the same company as the Zelfs, Moose Toys. I still like Zelfs the best, but I find these little guys really fun to collect, too. And they don't take up much space at all, which is really nice. :)

Hi Mel! It's so fun that I'm helping you and others discover these for the first time. :D They're a big hit with my daughters AND me. ;)

I hadn't thought of it before, but yes, they do bring to mind the enchanted objects in Beauty and the Beast. Maybe that's why I like them so much! ;)

If either of you want to see my first Shopkins review post, which goes into a lot more detail, you can see it HERE. :)

Hi Presto! Yep, these are pretty huge, and they can be super hard to find. The stores just can't keep them in stock. Basically, if you see a set you like, you need to grab it the day you find it, because chances are it won't be there the next time you visit the store. I bought this set at my local Target, and within a few days, they were all out of stock.

I'm not sure about the scalper situation on eBay. We've pretty much been able to find enough of them that we haven't had to get them secondhand. They do have really ultra rare ones, though, that probably go for a pretty penny.

I wasn't as big of a fan of these when they first came out. I mean, I thought they were cute, but I liked the Zelfs a lot better. But now, while the Zelfs are still my favorites, these little collectibles have really grown on me, especially the glittery ones. ;) They're fun, inexpensive, and small, so they don't take up a lot of space. They look really cute with my Lalaloopsies. ;)