It's time for the third and final installment of the Shopkins Happy Places sets. :) (Click HERE for Part One and HERE for Part Two.)
Like all of the Shopkins, the Happy Places lines comes with a set of blind bags, called "Surprise Delivery." They retail for $2.99 each. I love that the boxes they come in look like shipping boxes. ;)
They open with a tab on the top...
...and include two room tiles...
...and three surprise Petkins.
They also come with a brochure.
My box was from the Kitty Kitchen, and included Detergent...
...a Washing Brush, and a Washing Tub (the picture of the tub was blurry).
Here are all three of the items that came together.
So, the great thing about the way the blind bags are packaged is that they always come in a set. (At least, all of the ones we've gotten so far have been that way.) ;) All three Petkins come from the same room, and often go together, like the ones pictured above.
My mom has purchased several of the blind bags, so I thought I'd share pics of some of the different ones we've ended up with.
Here are all the blind bag items we've gotten from the Kitty Kitchen (including the detergent, washing tub, and washing brush pictured earlier).
And here they are in the groups they came in:
Teapot, Kettle, and Teacup
Bread Bin, Loaf of Bread, and Scales
Here are all of the Puppy Parlor blind bag Petkins we've collected.
Stereo, Music Player, and Speaker
Magazine Rack, Magazine, and Cactus Pot Plant
Side Table, Phone, and Book
Here are the Sleepy Bear bedroom Petkins.
Make Up Box, Camera, and Lamp
Photo, Photo Frame, and Camera
Hat, Hair Brush, and Diary
Jewelry Box, Ring, and Hat
The itty bitty ring Petkin is another example of some of the extremely tiny Petkins in these sets.
And finally, the Bathing Bunny bathroom Petkins.
Tissue Box, Tissue, and...I'm not sure. It almost looks like the pot for the Violet Pot Plant, but if so, I'm not sure what happened to the violet. :} Or it might be the mini bin, which is listed but not pictured in the brochure.
Toothbrush, Toothbrush Holder, and Glass
The toothbrush holder has spots for four different toothbrushes, and there appear to be four different colors of toothbrush Petkins.
Sponge, Soap Dish, and Soap
Mouth Wash, Moisturizer, and Sponge
Hand Soap, Toothbrush, and Glass
Bubble Bath, Soap Dish, and Soap
Just like the regular Shopkins line, the Happy Places Petkins appear to have two color variations for each Petkin. Some Petkins, like the toothbrushes, have four. Using the brochure to identify them can be a little tricky. Only one color of each Petkin is pictured, and the color variants have different identifying numbers. However, the variants are not listed next to each other on the list. Even though there are colored boxes next to each numbered Petkin on the list to help you identify its color, it's still a bit confusing and time-consuming to find everything. It would be nice if they had all of the same items of different colors listed next to each other on the list for ease of identification.
We've had a lot of fun opening these blind bags and have enjoyed the cute and incredible detail on each of the Petkins. :)
Last of all, we have the Happy Places "Happy Home" playset. This set includes a mini Shoppie-sized dollhouse, a set of Puppy Parlor furniture, and an exclusive Popette mini Shoppie. It retails for $29.99.
Box details, front and back:
The picture above gives another great visual guide to the differences between the sets offered in the line.
Here is the Happy Home and everything it includes. As you can see, you get fewer Petkins in the Puppy Parlor than you do in the Welcome Packs (since this time you get a house, too).
Here is adorable Popette. This is Little Gal's favorite mini Shoppie. Too bad she's only available with the $30 house set. ;)
The Happy Home from the front...
...and the back.
Here it is from the two sides:
Each of the four rooms in the house correspond with the four different room themes we've seen in the other playsets.
We have the bedroom for the "Dreamy Bear" Petkins...
...the bathroom for the "Bathing Bunny" Petkins...
...the living room for the "Puppy Parlor" Petkins...
...and the kitchen for the "Kitty Kitchen" Petkins.
The living room includes a fish tank...
...that can slide in and out.
There are four different types of room tiles that come with each of the other playsets. As you can probably guess, each of these correspond with one of the four rooms of the house.
The pink tiles have the same floor pattern as the bedroom.
The purple tiles have the same floor pattern as the kitchen.
The green tiles match the bathroom...
...and the yellow tiles match the living room.
Whichever tile you get in your blind bag set determines which type of Petkins you're going to get.
The house has pegs on one side...
...and slits on the other which attach to the extra floor tiles.
So you can extend the floors, like this. The only problem is, you can't make the tiles completely meet in the front. Unless I'm totally missing something. And they can't attach vertically because the little knobs interfere with the flat front of the house flooring.
So you could also do it like this and just extend the sides of the house.
I also noticed in one of the Happy Places commercials that they just attached four tiles together and made them little separate rooms, so that could work, too.
And extra space will definitely be needed, because the Happy Home is pretty full with just the Welcome Packs, one Decorator's Pack, and some of the blind bag Petkins we got.
A closer look at each of the rooms:
Everything looks super cute set up in the different rooms. I like that there are shelves in each of the rooms to give more display space for the Petkins. But the space is still limited. I don't think you could fit everything from all three Welcome Packs, the Puppy Parlor, and all four Decorator's Packs easily.
The Shoppies had a few visitors in their home. As you can see, it's compatible with other small doll lines, too. :)
"Love your room, Jessicake!"
"Sorry to interrupt your bath, Bubbleisha..."
"What's cookin', Coco?"
"Milli, please don't jump on the couch!"
I think the Happy Home is super cute. I don't know that I would buy it myself. Popette is adorable, but I like some of the other mini Shoppies better. And while $30 isn't a terrible price for what you get in this set, I'd rather spend the money on more accessories and just use one of the dollhouses I have already. The girls had a lot of fun playing with the Happy Home, but then had just as much fun filling up their Loving Family dollhouse with Petkins furniture. ;)
But that's what I love about this new line. It's compatible with many of the other small doll and toy lines we have around the house, so it's not necessary to get every single thing. You can pick and choose your own favorites and make them work with other dolls and toys you have already. :)
As promised, I'd like to finish with some thoughts from the girls. :) And this time, the reviews were even typed by them (except for Middle Gal, who was too close to bedtime to type it for herself. Her review was typed by me exactly as she dictated). ;)
Oldest Gal (age 12):
These dolls are darling, and the same goes for the furniture. The amount of detail on many of the accessories, such as the cookies fitting in the cookie jar, the oven mitt fitting on the Shoppie's hand, and the spaghetti spoon fitting in Spaghetti Sue's pot, is amazing. The posability is a little lacking; they could have done better. They could have made them bend at the elbows, pivot their head at different angles, and move their arms out to the sides and not just up and down. If their knees were able to bend, they wouldn't have been able to stand, so I won't whine about that. But that is pretty much my only complaint. I know these dolls will find their way onto a lot of shelves.
Middle Gal (age 10):
Applause, applause, Moose Toys! Good job. I really like how cute they are and I like how they're little and they cost less so you can buy them easier. And I like their clothing and all the detail and thought that went into this line. However, I don't think they needed to make a ring. It's just really small and I think it would probably get lost really soon. It's so small and I can't even get it on the Shoppies' fingers. But that being said, all of the tiny Petkins are very detailed. They are really very clever. I bought Melodine, and she's super cute. I like her keyboard and her music book and her dress and her hairstyle and her headband and her face and her shoes and her legs and her arms and her. :D Applause for Moose Toys!!
Little Gal (age 8):
I think this new Shoppies line is awesome!!!But, the Happy Home is REAL small without any tiles.and you can't add any on the top! And Popette ONLY comes with the Happy Home!G!!!! ARRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But they're awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love, love, love, love, love them!!!!!!!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by, everyone! I hope you enjoyed taking a look at this fun new line.
For more info on the Shopkins Happy Places, you can check out their official Facebook Page, Instagram, and YouTube Channel. They can be purchased in stores or at the Target, ToysRUs, and Walmart websites.
For those of you who have left comments over the past week, I apologize for not responding yet. I hope to get to that later this week. The girls start school tomorrow, so I should have a little more free time. ;)
I have one more blog post planned before my hiatus, so stay tuned. :)
I am not affiliated with Moose Toys and did not receive anything for this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.