I was checking out the toy aisle the other day, seeing if there was anything new, when I saw these…
These blind boxes are part of the “Shopkins Happy Places Disney Collection” (at least I think that’s what they’re called). I found them at Wal-Mart for about $3.97 per box.
I have been waiting FOREVER for our local Wal-Mart to stock these, mostly because I love, love blind boxes but also because these are Disney themed! It’s a match made in heaven! According to the description, there is one tile plus three surprises hidden inside.
On the back of the box is a picture of a few of the items. It looks like they are inspired by Cinderella, Belle, and Minnie Mouse.
Cinderella’s decor looks pretty neat—is that a knitting needle I see? Oooo, and a pair of scissors?
Oh, I hope we get Cinderella’s things! Let’s get it open and see what’s inside!
Darn it! Oh well, that’s the risk with blind boxes—getting what you want is never a guarantee.
Okay, so here are all the pieces out of the box:
First, let’s take a look at the collector’s guide. Here is the part of the catalog showing Belle’s Home Decor:
It looks like Belle’s decor has:
- A book
- A plate
- A fork and holder
- Toast on a plate
- A butter dish
- A fruit bowl
- A group of apples
- An apple
- A teapot
- A dish
- A teapot
- A candy jar
- A candy stand
- Rose candies
- A cheese board
- A cheese server
Cinderella’s Home Decor includes:
- A bag
- A purse
- A compact
- An alarm clock
- A cup
- A basket
- A ball of yarn (I want this!)
- A pair of scissors
- A book holder
- A notebook
- A Pen
- A mirror
- A hairdryer (Anastasia would love this!)
- A comb
- A pencil sharpener
- A Pencil holder
- A pencil
Minnie Mouse’s items are:
- A slice of pie
- A cake server
- Egg carton
- Egg holder
- A cake
- Cake stand
- A cake decorator (looks like a bag of icing)
- A loaf of bread
- A bread box
- A butter pan
- A teapot
- A teacup
- A teaspoon
- A toaster
- A plate
- A cookie jar
- A plate of cookies
- A lolly jar
- A lolly bowl
- Some lollies (I’m assuming these are lollipops?)
Then we have some special, limited edition home decor which are:
- A fruit basket
- A television that is playing Cinderella
- A smoothie
- An MP3 Dock
- A Throw Pillow
- A stack of books
- A jug with a gold rose on it
- A tiny shelf with books and a “Bippity Boppity” sign
The menu (it could also be a place card, I guess?) is pretty small.
It has a purplish background, is decorated with red roses in the corners, and has “Sweet Treats” written in the center.
I believe this little tile is to expand your Shopkin’s house:
Unfortunately, I don’t collect Shopkins, so I don’t really have a use for it.
Alright, enough delay! Let’s open up the bags and see what’s inside! The bag containing the mystery items is divided into three sections with each section holding an item:
Well, they may not be the pieces I was hoping for, but the candies are kind of cute.
Each candy is shaped like a blooming rose. They are molded together and painted pink all around.
I think I know which pieces are in this blind box:
So, let’s go ahead and open up the next bag and see if I’m right:
The candy stand is yellow and has three more rose candies molded onto it:
We’re down to the last bag (and I’m pretty sure I can guess what it is😉).
The candy jar is “glass” colored (translucent blue), has a purple ‘B’ stamped on the front, and is shaped like a teapot:
The lid is removable…
Even though this wasn’t the set I had originally hoped to get, for $4.00 these tiny trinkets are pretty cute!
The pieces are nicely detailed and the perfect size for mini and Barbie dolls. They will make excellent accent pieces in my Ever After High castle (which I’m still in the process of repainting).
Well, Tinkerbell and I hope you enjoyed opening this blind box with us…