If you have found yourself wondering the toy section of any retailer. Chances are that you probably have taken note to a little something known as Shopkins. But ‘small’ only might be in reference to the scale of the items themselves. The characters, their world and the love behind Shopkins is about as far from small as they come.
Since their arrival into retailers back in summer of 2014. Shopkins have found themselves both an instant hit to the point of flying off the shelves. With adorable character designs, and the always thrilling sensation of surprises. Shopkins has only gained more momentum.
With five seasons of figures, several play-sets. The new range Happy Places, addition of Shoppie dolls and assorted goods. There is a lot to be had for this cute shopping filled world. As they say, “once you shop, you can’t stop!” Just with a glance it is very easy to see just why the Shopkins and company have gained the expansive fanbase of kid and adult collectors alike. Everyone does shop. During trips to stores- or even visiting web-sites – we encounter items the Shopkins are based on. It is such a universal thing with a lot of possibilities for stories and play.
Like other brands. Shopkins has a series of webisodes on their YouTube account. Usually running around the three minute mark. Each tells a tale of the characters in the world of Shopville. With forty-one shorts already live there is a lot of content to be had.
As enjoyable as their episodes are sometimes it is nice to have a longer story. To see more of this unique world in action. Shopkins has a mind-blowing amount of characters. It would be fantastic to see even more utilized in the fiction. Luckily the wait for this is not long, oh no. The first Shopkins movie, “Shopkins Chef Club” is coming soon to DVD and digital. Here is the full summary:
Life’s never ordinary in Shopville, but things are about to get a little extraordinary with the arrival of the Chef Club, hosted by new-Shoppie-on-the-block Peppa Mint and her Shopkin pals. To be accepted, the Shoppies will have to sing, dance, boil and blanch their way to victory. But it’s not just the pots that simmer! When Bubbleisha feels she’s not getting the attention she’s owed, things turn from sweet to sour faster than a milkshake in the sun! Can the Shoppies band together to avert this recipe from disaster?
Fans will agree that this has been a long time coming. Even though we have seen quite a bit of character interaction in the webisodes. It seems like this will be a core of the movie. The fact that one of the key components is cooking is brilliant given the roots of Shopkins.
With any luck this could likely be the start of more movies or a full series. In an article published last year on Daily Mail Moose Toys Co-CEO commented:
…’We also signed a deal with a major entertainment company for a Shopkins cartoon series and is set to release in 2016 – it’s a huge achievement to be a part of.’
Fingers crossed that we do see this continue on. As exciting as finally having a movie is for Shopkins. They also have some other thrilling things as well. Currently for United States fans there is an on-going contest for a golden ticket. The grand prize being a trip to the home of Moose Toys- Australia. Jump over to their official web-site for full details.
“Shopkins Chef Club” is coming October 25th to DVD and digital!
Join the conversation: Shopkins fans, how excited are you for the first movie?