This is a Shopkins Season 2 blind baskets video where I open 35 Shopkins blind baskets. These things are soooo cute! At first, I didn’t really understand why kids were collecting these Shopkins toys. I mean, they’re basically figurines of random things like toilet paper, shoes, blenders, and food. However, after opening them and seeing the cute expressions and intricate detailing, I understood why they’re so popular.
How popular are they? According to this article on Daily Mail, this Australian toy company beat out highly popular toys like Barbie, Lego, and Disney Princess to win the 2015 Girl Toy of the Year Award.
The stores I went to were Target, Walmart, and Toys R Us. The problem was that most of the time, everything from the season 2 Shopkins 12 pack to the 5 pack to the 2 pack to the mega packs (20 pack) were all sold out. When I asked several employees at the different stores whether they had them in stock, I was told they sell out really fast.
When I first started hunting for them, I physically went to the stores myself which isn’t a good use of time. The best thing to do is to call the stores in advance and ask them if they have any Shopkins blind bags in stock and if they do, ask them to hold some for you. Just make sure they’re looking at the right toy. I had one person at a particular Target store tell me they had several left but when I got there, it turned out they were looking at the wrong toys 🙁
I eventually found and bought the baskets I open up in the Shopkins video from Target. It was one of the few that even had any in stock in my area. From what I was told, they usually have new toys come in on Thursdays so try to call on that day to see if they have any in stock in your area.
I had no luck with Walmart at all. Now you would think buying them online would be easier and it would be if they actually have them in stock. You have to constantly monitor the supply on Target’s or Walmart’s website to see when they have more in stock but even then, if you’re not quick enough, someone else will grab it. I had one in my online basket for no more than 5 minutes and by the time I got to the checkout section, it was sold out!
Those stores aren’t the only places that sell Shopkins. You can also buy them on sites like Amazon and Ebay where you won’t run into a problem of these being out of stock. The only problem is the prices are higher.
If you’re going to buy on Ebay, then it’s cheaper to get the ones that are already out of the blind baskets. Since they’re already open, they go for less, around $2 each or depending on the seller and the character. Now if you’re talking about limited edition Shopkins, then be prepared to pay up. Shopkins limited edition ones are pretty hard to find and because of that, they go for a lot of money compared to the regular ones.
The categories, or teams, of the toys are split up as follows:
Fruit & Veg
Cleaning and Laundry
Shopkins Season 2 List
Each of these have two different colors:
Cleaning & Laundry
Ga Ga Gourmet
Dum Mee Mee
Carrie Carrot Cake
Fifi Fruit Tart
Fruit and Veg
Chris P Crackers
Angie Ankle Boot
Bun Bun Slipper
*Strawberries and Cream
Obviously, this is season two which means season 3 Shopkins is just around the corner!
I’ll be putting up more Shopkins videos on Youtube so if you haven’t already, please be sure to subscribe to my channel. It’ll mean a lot to me. Thanks in advance!