While collectables might be something you associate more with pensioners collecting coins or young boys back in the day collecting football cards, that doesn’t mean that kids today don’t still love to collect their own little toys and ornaments from a wide range of brands and collections.
Kids having something to collect can be a really good thing and can teach them a lot about growing up in the real world. Having to wait to earn money or another piece to their collection can teach them valuable life skills and may even encourage them to do some extra household chores or homework activities for a bit of pocket money! The nice thing about kids having a genuine interest in a collection is that they can display them in their room, take pride in them, look after them, play with them and maybe even one day in years to come be able to sell them for a massive profit!
If your child is looking to start a collection or just wants a new brand of toy to get involved in, we have lots that might spark their interest. While your child may have heard of Shopkins or Num Noms but not have heard of Glimmies or Cupcake Surprise, there’s a whole world of collectables out their for them to explore. We’ve got a run down of what collectables we have on offer here at Smyth’s so you can help your child make the right decision for them. And if they can’t decide, why not just collect them all?
It’s likely your child will have heard of Shopkins whether they already collect them or not, because they’re one of the biggest child’s collectable toys on the market today and are looking like a trend that isn’t going to be dying down any time soon! There are over 100 (per series) different Shopkins to collect that are brought to life in different characters, but they also come with playsets and other equipment that we absolutely love.
If you thought Shopkins were cute, wait until you see the absolutely adorable Num Noms! These cute little critters come in all sorts of little sets, with each character. You’ll be hard pressed to collect them all! If you’re looking to get started, this Num Noms Series 3 Donut Starter Pack is totally adorable and is the perfect starter kit for a new Num Noms fan. Not only do the Nums smell incredible, but they’re also stamps! Make sure you keep an eye out for any super rare Num Noms to add to your collection.
These cute little collectable dolls are all the rage and each one comes in it’s own little egg, complete with a secret message sticker, a collectible sticker sheet, a water bottle charm, a pair of shoes, an outfit, an accessory and a L.O.L. Surprise! doll with water surprise. Feed your doll with the water bottle to find out if she cries, spits, tinkles. Or bathe her in cold water to see if colour changes! There are 45 different dolls to collect and you won’t know which one you’ve got until you open up the egg, so keep searching!
These little dolls all have their own interesting look, style and personality, and they’d make a great collection for anyone who is just starting out. At first, these dolls look just like a beautifully decorated cupcake until you style them up and turn them into a magical princess. Each Cupcake Surprise doll comes with her own hairbrush so you can change up her look and keep her looking fabulous.
If you’re looking for a collection that is going to last you a lifetime, Genie Girls is the way to go! In collection one alone there are 100 dolls for you to collect, swap and cherish for years to come. This Genie Girls 10 Figure Pack Collection 1 is a great way to get your collection started. Each Genie comes with secret colour change. Simply hold your Genie, make a wish and give them a rub to see the magical transformation! Genie Girls also have lots of added extras to help you build their world and give the girls lots of things to see and do on all the magical adventures you will have with them.
If you love Genie Girls, you will also love the super cute Glimmies! Glimmies come in lots of different packs to get you started and you definitely won’t regret starting a collection as cute as this one. Not only do these gorgeous Glimmies look great in the daylight, but they also let out a magical glow in the dark, making them the perfect alternative to a nightlight, like little night time guardians. There are 23 different Glimmies to collect across the range so this a great collection to have if you don’t want to have too many little figurines to look after and want to spend more time playing rather than actually collecting. Individual Glimmies are £3.99 so are a perfect little end of the week pocket money treat, or as a reward for good work.
Whether your child is looking to build up a collection that will last a lifetime or simply looking for some new little figurine friends to play with, we’re sure they will love at least one of these collections, if not more. Whether your child is interested in Shopkins or is looking to have a go at collecting Glimmies, we’ve got something for everyone no matter what they’re interested in.
For more information on any of these collections, don’t forget to pop online, choose your favourites and get started on a soon to be loved collection!
For kids who are looking to collect something cute and cuddly, take a look at Bush Babies! Covered in soft, strokeable fur, their cheeky faces are brimming with personality. Battery operated, their eyes and ears both wiggle and waggle, adding to their mischievous appeal.