Shopkins Fashion Boutique Playset Review

Mama Says Play September 13, 2016 @ 2:00AM
Shopkins Fashion Boutique Playset Review

Parents might be confused when their children ask for Shopkins, but kids know exactly what these toys are. They are tiny, adorable grocery store food themed figurines.

Food and grocery themed characters? Yes, you read that correctly.

Shopkins are sort of like a cross between Moshi Monsters (aka Moshlings), Polly Pockets, and Veggie Tales. Like Polly Pockets, Shopkins are aimed at girls, and Moose Toys, the manufacturer of Shopkins, has made a line of toys that kids can't get enough of! The Shopkins set is a highly sought-after toy.

Take the Shopkins up the elevator, change their outfits in the dressing room, and ride down the style slide to enjoy some tasty treats. Girls who love to shop or play with Shopkins toys are going to love this playset. There are plenty of things to do, and it is well-designed with features that work intuitively.

This Shopkins Fashion Boutique Playset review will discuss the features, pros and cons, and other aspects of this toy to help you make an informed buying decision.

Review of Shopkins Fashion Boutique Playset

Features

What's Included - The Fashion Spree Boutique Playset is jam packed with characters and accessories. Inside the box you will find four Shopkins characters that are exclusive to this set, two exclusive shopping handbags, a lipstick couch,  counter mirror, pick and mix candy drawer, and display stand.

Two Floors of Fun - The playset consists of two floors. Simply place the Shopkins inside the elevator to go up and down. The first floor is home to a lounge area in which the Shopkins can relax and enjoy some treats. On the second floor, you will find the change room.

Elevator and Slide - Shopkins can travel between the first and second floors by the elevator and slide.

Display Shelves - The first and second floors can be used as display shelves so children can showcase collection of Shopkins and accessories.


Who Is This Toy For?

The Shopkins Fashion Boutique Playset is ideal for children 5 years and older. The target audience are girls who are of preschool and elementary school age.

It is important to note that there are small items included in the package which could be a choking hazard for children under the age of 3. Be sure to keep an eye out on your children while they’re playing with the playset.

Why People Like This Toy

As I read through reviews of this toy I found that people who bought this for the kids in their lives loved it. Well, it was the kids who love the Shopkins Boutique Playset, not necessarily the adults. This toy encourages imaginative play, and kids are happy to play with it for an hour or more.

The toy is well-built, down to the smallest items. For instance, the handbags have very sturdy handles, which is surprising considering how thin the straps are.

Pros And Cons

Pros

Cons

  • Comes with many items that work in a cohesive fashion.
  • All the features are easy to use. The elevator, the change room and the style slide all function simply by pulling a small lever.
  • Exclusive Shopkins and handbags. Enjoy items that are unique to this playset.
  • The entire playset and all the items inside are durable, allowing it to stand up to lots of play time.
  • Small items represent a choking hazard for children under 3 years old. This isn't meant for babies and toddlers, so as long as your child is old enough for this toy, this won't be an issue.

Skills Taught By This Toy

Imaginative Play - This toy teaches imaginative play skills because children get to create adventures for their Shopkins to go on in the Boutique.

Motor Skills - This toy teaches motor skills as children move the Shopkins characters throughout the playset and put them in or on accessories.

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