Get in, Shopkins, we’re going shopping.
Even the tiniest collectibles deserves a super-sized place to hang out, whether Regina George is taking us or not. As the largest Shopkins play set to date, the Shopkins Shoppies Super Mall, from Moose Toys, features three levels of play, with a lipstick-shaped elevator, boutiques, a food court, and even a movie theater that can hold a smartphone.
The bottom floor holds the food court, featuring two food stands, a table, and chairs for Shoppies and Shopkins alike to chow down. From there, everyone can hop aboard the lipstick elevator and ride up to the second floor, where a fashion boutique and a beauty parlor are ready to be indulged in. Once everyone is all gussied up, the mobile tube of lip color can transport the fashionistas up to the top floor, where they can jam to some tunes, and then head over to the cinema to recline and watch kids’ favorite videos off a smart phone.
Although the set doesn’t come with any Shoppies, it does come with four exclusive Shopkins and plenty of places to store and display them all. The Mall has a chute on the top level that can hold kids’ favorite Shopkins, which can be put in plastic gumballs to add to the surprise of what might be inside. When kids press the little lever, the Shopkins dispense out to play. It’s a clever way of storing a vast collection without losing them, and then accessing them in a fun way.
The top floor has the checkout counter and, of course, a check out chute. The back of the set has a slide that starts through a window on the top floor and slides down to a checkout basket next to the second floor. When kids swipe their Shoppies VIP card down the slot, the checkout bag dispenses into the shopping cart below.
The smartphone cinema is what sealed the deal of awesomeness for me. Often when I’m deep into the void of watching YouTube videos, I’m stuck on my laptop or at my desk, but now I can have Shoppies joining me instead of judging me. Binge watching got a little less lonelier. And in this cinema, I sneak in all the food I want without feeling guilty. I can’t text though. My phone is busy.
Because of the multiple tiers and different interactive features, the Shopkins Shoppies Super Mall has a ton of play value to it. It’s a perfect gift for kids who already have a huge Shopkins and Shoppies collection, or even for those wanted to start their collection off feeling like a super star.