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Wednesday, 28 August 2019 16:11

The History of Shopkins

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The History of Shopkins

When Shopkins hit the toy shelves in 2014, who could have predicted that they would be at the forefront of the collectibles craze and turn into one of the toy world’s biggest phenomena?

For those who are not in the know, Shopkins are a range of tiny, collectable toys, originally inspired by grocery store items. With each new wave a different theme has been explored, ensuring the toys are always fresh, relevant and exciting. Each plastic figure has its own recognisable face, characteristics and unique name. They also have special finishes such as translucent, glittery or squishy.

Each series has its own particular theme and the figures each have a degree of rarity, from common, rare and ultra-rare to special edition, limited edition, and exclusive collectible figures.

“Shopkins are one of those rare toy lines that just keep giving. Each new wave has fascinated collectors, children and parents. Each character captures the essence of what a collectible toy truly is – interesting, fun and a colourful part of a greater whole,” explains Megan van der Westhuizen, spokesperson for Prima Toys.

There are hundreds of Shopkins in the Shopkins World and series include Wild Style, Small Mart, World Vacation, Join the Party, Chef club and more.

Shopkins are ideal for girls aged five years and older. They are available from Toys R Us, ToyZone, Toy Kingdom, Checkers and Pick ‘n Pay.

A few of the favorites are featured below:

Shopkins Small Mart Playset
Welcome to the all-new Pick 'N' Pack Small Mart! Perfect for Shoppie Dolls, Shopkins and Mini Packs!

Each Mini Packs Variety 12 Pack comes with 2 Exclusive Collector's Edition Shopkins and 2 Mini Packs, carry basket converts to a shopping cart, bag and spin your Mini Packs!

Includes Loyalty card to swipe at the register!


  • 2 Shopkins
  • 2 Mini Packs
  • 1 Small Mart Playset
  • 1 Cart
  • 1 Display Shelf
  • 2 Shopping Bags
  • 1 Loyalty Card

Shopkins Shoppies Wild Style Doll

This season it’s time to discover your WILD STYLE!  Shoppies new pawtastic best friends! Join in the adventure as they all discover Shoppets’ world of Pawville, where life is pawsome! In Pawville, Shoppies are pampered to purr-fection as they embrace the wild stylings of their new friends. Collect the matching Shoppet and Shopkins to complete the tribe!

Jessicake is “bakin’ it happen” with her Wild Style! With a look that’s easy to spot she loves to gather her tribe of Colour Change Cuties for a cupcake picnic in Pawville’s Park! Jessicake comes with her two Shopkins - Cupcake Fashionista and Celine Cupcake Shoe. Join their tribe and show off your Wild Style by
wearing your tribes’ bracelet!

  • 1 x Doll
  • 2 x Exclusive Shopkins
  • 1 x Bracelet
  • 1 x Tribe Photo Strip
  • 1 x Doll Stand

Shopkins World Vacation 5 pack USA

The Americas are so amazing!

What a wonderful way to wind up our World Vacation! From Cool Canada to Brilliant Brazil, you’ll meet so many new American friends along the way! Stack and display the Shopkins little rooms

  • Each 5 pack comes with one twin room to connect together and build up a little city for you to display your Shopkins!
  • Look out for the Limited Edition Shimmering Snow Globes


For more information go to www.primatoys.co.za

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