Shopkins Happy Places Happy Home Review

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Reviewed by Brankica Ivanova
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We like

Great dollhouse with one complete décor for a room

Reinforces creativity and develops imagination

Part of collectible toys that fit in the house

The house can be connected to other playsets

Can serve as a tiny house where you can put all small figurines

We don’t like

You will need to purchase other playsets to furnish the home completely

Choking hazard due to small parts

How it works

Shopkins have been one of the best-selling collectible toys in the last few years with more than 600 million products sold worldwide. The kids have a blast with Shopkins while parents are not much of fans, mainly because of the size of these miniature plastic toys that are designed to look like everyday items created on the theme of Shopping and because parents usually found them scattered around the floor. Along with the “cuteness” of the tiny size, Shopkins playsets, figures, and Shoppies are adored by kids because of the collectible nature. There are around 1000 individual dolls that have been released on the market. They all have cute and interesting names appealing to kids. This time they come in a new playset – a brand new home –Happy Places Happy Home so kids can store the many Shopkins figures that they had already had. The Shoppies can move into their new home – two-story house with four rooms and one roommate ready to move in –Popette and all you need for her puppy parlor. The other roommates can move in later by purchasing additionally their playsets for the other three rooms in this Happy Home house.

To many parents, Shopkins may not seem as much of a toy that can hold the child’s attention and they do not understand the popularity of the tiny, miniature world of Shopkins, however, these collectible toys are very popular among kids and their popularity is even boosted by YouTube videos and Shopkins apps. If you are still not sure about Shopkins Happy Places Happy Home and whether it will be a nice gift for your child, take time and go through our review that lists the main features of this playset.

What is this product about

What is this product about

Kids will enjoy this set of the well-known and popular figures Shopkins because now they have a new home that kids will have to decorate and make a happy place for all Shopkins figures that kids can collect. It's time for Popette to move into a new home and kids who have already played with Shopkins know that Popette is a real trendsetter who loves decorating. So in one of the four rooms of the new home kids will move Popette with all her things and start decorating and designing that room into an inspiring lounge room called Puppy Parlor. This playset comes with only one of the Shopkins figures, that is Popette and cute little puppy parlor petkins.

There is a sofa, a coffee table, two pieces of firewood in a log stand and a fireplace, a cactus plant, a bowl of popcorn, and a salt shaker. The other three rooms in the Shopkins' Happy House can be decorated with playsets that are sold separately that include bathing bunny set for the bathroom, kitty kitchen set for the kitchen and dreamy bear playset for the bedroom. There are also other accessories that can help you design Shopkins new home into a Happy Place. All the accessories are also sold separately.

The little Shoppie Popette comes with an outfit that the kids can also play with because it is removable and comes from the mix and match playset. The Lil’ Shoppie Popette comes with a doll stand. Kids will enjoy placing the little cute furniture in the room that is to be arranged into a living room and get Popette ready for a movie night.
Sizing

Sizing

A happy home is a house with four different rooms to be decorated. The whole product dimension is 5.3x16.7x12.6 inches and it only weighs 2.6 pounds. The rooms are not equal in size but vary from 5-6 inches in width and 4 inches depth. It is a two-story house with a staircase that connects the first and the second floor. Popette, the little Shoppie figure is 4-inch doll as well as the other figures that are to be purchased separately with a word of warning that all shoppies have to be from the happy place line because the regular sized Shoppies do not fit in the house.

All the other mini-figures are 1-inch in size, so there is plenty of room for the mini-furniture and other figures to be placed in the room. This playset includes furniture for one room and all other furniture is sold according to room themes and a good thing is that this playset fits and can be connected to and used with all other Happy Place Shopkins products. The size of the dollhouse is suitable for small playrooms.
Age Range

Age Range

The Shopkins Happy Places Happy Home is recommended by Moose Toy, the Australian manufacturer for ages five years plus. Although the Shoppies and the petkins are really cute they are really tiny figures that represent choking hazard for younger kids. Great about this playset is that 5-year-olds can really build their creativity and kids at this age love pretend and imaginary play and this playset is great for this kind of play. Shopkins are mostly adored by kids between 6 and 8 years old.
Materials and Design

Materials and Design

The house is made of nice and sturdy plastic. You can even extend your Happy Home with the tiles that come separately as an accessory. The first and second floor are connected with a staircase that can be removed if you want. The house is two-sided and on the front, it features a nice pink door that unfortunately does not open or close and some pretend windows that add a nice touch to the house appearance and some real windows as well from both sides of the door.

There is even a plant as a decoration of the front part of the house. The colors are bright pink and violet and white. There are some sticker decorations on it and nice little shelves where you can display all other Shopkins. In the room where little Popette moves in with all the furniture and petkins, on one of the sides there is a fish tank that can be removed and then put back again. On all the room walls there are different wallpapers in bright and colorful patterns.

The Lil’ Shoppie Popette is made of rubber and the hair is made of rubber too together with all the rubbery clothes that can be removed and if removed Popette has a swimsuit underneath. She has a little popcorn in her hair as a decoration. Her legs can bend easily because they are rubbery and you can move the arms too. While you are moving the furniture you can put Popette on a stand that is part of this set. The petkins are also made of hard plastic but for example, the little sofa is also a little rubbery.
Versatility

Versatility

There are so many ways that kids can play with this Happy Home house and Shopkins. Kids can decorate the room in different ways depending on where they think each item should be placed. They can constantly change the look and decoration of the room by moving the furniture and changing its position inside the room. The little Shoppie can sit on the sofa, too. All the accessories that are part of this playset are for a room where Popette is enjoying in her relaxing lifestyle, so you can put the cactus plant on one of the shelves or maybe on the fireplace and the little popcorn bowl has a hole inside so you can put the salt shaker inside in the bowl and place the bowl on the sofa next to Popette or on the small coffee table.

You can make Popette go upstairs or downstairs in all the rooms since it is a rubbery doll that can sit on the sofa or maybe stand in one of the rooms or in front of the house. By collecting accessories that can be bought in blind bags toys you can also decorate the room with other small shopkins. They are all adorable small and tiny figures that have cute faces on them. Kids can play many pretend games and can take roles while playing with this imaginary dollhouse.
Social benefit

Social benefit

The Shopkins Happy Places Happy Home and the Shopkins collectible playsets that can be used for furnishing the complete home are toys that are gender-neutral and both boys and girls love and enjoy playing with them. The toys are with collectible nature and kids love this. They love the house and the doll and this playset encourage imagination and creative play with open-end. This playset also fits right in with the other Shopkins display collections that can be used for kids to build up the whole city of Shopville.

To create Shopville, you can invite your friends over with all their Shopkins friends and can make a great display and start socializing and inventing fun adventures for all and with all Shopkins. The house is open for play and there is only one wall so it gives plenty of space for two kids to play with the set and a great display for the collection. And kids love collecting because there is a process of sharing and trading, talking about their favorite toys and of course buying more and more toys to be part of the collection. This playset is intended for 5-year-olds plus which is actually the period of preschool and kids usually start collecting in preschool and at the start of the elementary school because in that period they like to talk about what toys do they own and compare them with their friends’ toys.
Price

Price

Shopkins are much loved by kids and very popular because of the affordable price so the Shopkins Happy Places Happy Home will make a perfect gift for your child. This creative playset is worth investing in because it gives plenty of opportunity for developing creative play and engaging kids' imagination. This playset can be purchased on Amazon and if you are a true collector check the other collections that can be used for furnishing Shopkins' New Happy Place Happy Home. Additional accessories can be bought in blind bags at varying but still affordable price.

The bottom line

After Shopkins went shopping finally they can go straight to their beautiful brand new house. The house does not need assembling and it is two-sided. On the front side, it features a nice pink door, two windows and the roof of the house is lined with little lanterns and banners. The house has two floors with four rooms and this playset comes with only one Lil’Shoppie (Popette) and furniture for Puppy Parlour room that is actually living room.

Popette is a little Shoppie that is a mini version from the regular Shopkins dolls and the other figures –petkins, are even smaller. The doll is easy to hold and she can sit or stand because she can move the arms and legs that are made of rubber. Kids can now put accessories in the room and if they want to furnish the complete house then they can purchase the playsets for other rooms that are sold separately. They all have cute names such as Dreamy Bear, Kitty Kitchen, Bathing Bunny, each featuring furniture and doll for bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom, respectively.

Kids will love putting the teenie tiny petkins and accessories in the rooms and definitely will hardly wait to buy more accessories for the house. This playset is perfect for all Shopkins fans who will enjoy moving Popette around and up and down the stairs or decorating her room with the couch, coffee table, fireplace, and the cute wood logs and wood holder with cute faces on all of these. No matter how you decide to play if you are in love with these tiny cute collectibles you will enjoy this playset because it can offer them a great home for all those Shopkins that belong to the same line Happy Places.
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