Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Shoppies Dolls: Rainbow Kate


So yeah...I've jumped on the Shoppies train and I now find myself collecting these wide eyed, super colorful, crazy looking little Shoppies dolls!  I resisted for a while, but now I am hooked.

For anyone that prefers video reviews, here is one I made to go along with the review:



In today's review, I'll be sharing some photos of my favorite Shoppie's character, Rainbow Kate.
I currently have all 3 versions of her and this review will focus on the latest one that came out, which is from the Join the Party line.

She retails for $14.99 and I found mine at Walmart. She's also listed on Amazon here: Rainbow Kate


I really love the colors and cute artwork on the packaging of this doll.  Shoppies are made by Moose Toys who created the extremely successful Shopkins line geared towards little kids. These were some of the first "blind bag" toys that became really popular a few years ago

While I wasn't too interested in the Shopkins themselves, or even the Shoppies dolls at first, I was won over when they created a line called Shopkins Happy Places, which features dollhouse style Petkins, which are animal versions of household objects.
..... I know.
:)


Rainbow Kate is a super cheerful, colorful character and the back of her packaging tells me I'm invited to a Fancy Dress Party.  Yay!


June Balloon. :)


Everything is neatly organized in a clear blister pack and pops out pretty easily. 


All of the Shoppies dolls seem to come with these little cards and in her case, it's a VIP Party Pass. They're meant to resemble credit cards (to go with the shopping theme) and my daughters love to put them in their "wallets" and pretend they are real.
"Just charge it, Mom."  :)


She comes with this nice, sturdy, plastic purple stand, with spots to put her 2 Shopkins. 
She has articulation in the neck, shoulders and hips (back and forth hinge). 


Her bangs are very gelled and cut a bit unevenly. 
She has enormous purple eyes with pastel yellow eye shadow and an interesting eyelash design. 


Her top is molded on (it's actually a bathing suit underneath) and her skirt is removable, but designed in two layers with an elastic waist.
I forgot to take a detailed photo of her boots, but they are extremely easy to get on and off.


Her hair is tied back into two bubble pigtails. 


She also comes with detachable fairy wings. 


Here is everything she comes with, displayed on the stand. 
I love these stands!!


Here are her adorable Shopkins.  
We have Rainbow Wishes on the left and Wanda Wand on the right. 
So cute.  


The cake has fairy wings, too!


Cupcake brush. 


There are some slight differences in the face molds and detailing on the two big ones.  
Note the different mouths, freckle colors and eye shape.  
Look at that tiny Rainbow Kate. :)


Original Rainbow Kate retailed in stores for $14.99 as well and came with two Shopkins, a brush, a stand and a purse. Here are some of her details.




That's a thick head of hair.  
This is pretty much out straight out of the box, and I think it would be pretty easy to comb out and re-curl as nylon hair seems to hold a curl very well. 

Here are her two Shopkins, brush and purse. 


They have little feet! 




Lastly, we'll take a look at the Rainbow Kate mini-doll. She's part of the Happy Places line and comes with two tiny Petkins and a clear plastic stand.  These little packs are about $5.99 and can be found in Walmart, Target and Toys R' Us. They are also listed on Amazon, but tend to ride higher in price.


Mini Rainbow Kate (modeled after the first wave verison) stands about 3 inches tall.  The stand attaches to the bottom of her foot as shown above.

The detail is pretty nice for something that tiny, but someday, if I am motivated, I would like to paint that little piece of cake on the top of her headband. :)


Mini stand mixer and mixing bowl! 
Who can resist that little wink ;).


Overall, I love the pastel rainbow colors of this particular Shoppies character.  It's interesting that they used pastels instead of the brighter rainbow colors you'd see on a charactor such as Rainbow Brite.  
The Shoppies dolls definitely have a charm that grew on me and I'm glad to have these cute colorful dolls in our collection.  Because of all the different themes and creative design, they can become very collectible.
My daughters also really love them!

Which version is your favorite?  Too creepy?
I think I like the Join The Party Rainbow Kate the best.

Hope you enjoyed today's review have a great week!
xo Farrah

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4 comments:

  1. Hello Farrah,
    Those dolls are a lot of fun. I love the bright, beautiful colors. I must admit, my 6 year old niece loves shopkins, but I still can't figure out how to play with them or what the appeal is.
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Hi Giac,
      I know what you mean about the Shopkins. My daughters just like to "get them" and then they just sit in a little bin, while they play with other things!
      Thanks for your comment. :)
      Hugs back

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  2. Cute little dolls. When my girls were small, it was Polly Pockets that caught their attention (in addition to their Barbies, of course!). I wish we still had some of them! Gave most of them to my niece's daughter.

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    1. Hi Phyllis!
      Polly Pockets! I think there is such appeal to tiny toys. We had some hand-me-down Polly Pockets that we got from a friend's daughter and our girls loved them, too. :)

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