Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Squinkies 'do Drops - Squinkieville Airplane and Ice-cream Shop


Do you remember the cute collectibles Squinkies? Abby was a huge fan when she was little, and she would always use her pocket money to buy packets of the cute squishy Squinkies that comes in mini toy egg containers.

Squinkies have disappeared from the shops for a while, but I found them at the Toy Fair while visiting Re:creation's stand! It didn't occur to me that the new Squinkies 'do Drops were the same Squinkies though, because they don't come in mini toy egg containers anymore. The new series however, come with 'dos and cute houses! They even have really cute playsets too!

We were sent the following from series 1 for our review:

Squinkies do Drop, Squinkieville Airplane, Squinkieville Ice-cream Shop

And the kids couldn't wait to open everything so that they can play! The first series comes with around 157 Squinkies and 53 'dos to collect, and 3 playsets.


Squinkies do Drop, Squinkieville Airplane, Squinkieville Ice-cream Shop

Squinkies do Drop, Squinkieville Airplane, Squinkieville Ice-cream Shop

Squinkies do Drop, Squinkieville Airplane, Squinkieville Ice-cream Shop

The new Squinkies 'do Drops Mystery Villas (RRP £2.49 each, suitable for 4+) comes with a house, 2 Squinkies and a 'do. With the houses, collectors can start building their own Squinkville. 'Dos can be worn by the Squinkies.

We love the Squinkies as much as we loved them before! They are tiny, squishy and really cute! The 'dos are a fun idea to make the collection more interesting and you can create over 1000 of combos. I think that some Squinkies suit a 'do more than another, so it'll be great to collect a good number and then style them up with the perfect 'do.

We also love the mystery villas idea, and like it that they come in a variety of shapes and colours too, so that the our Squinkville look more colourful and fun!
 


With the original Squinkies, Abby used to love taking them out from the toy egg containers, then putting them back in. We have always thought of getting a gumball machine and put them in there, but it never happened!

The Squinkies 'do Drops come with a few playsets that'll make playing with the collectibles more fun! We were sent thew Airplane Vehicle and the Ice Cream Shop, which makes a brilliant addition to our Squinkville!


Squinkies do Drop, Squinkieville Airplane, Squinkieville Ice-cream Shop

Squinkies do Drop, Squinkieville Airplane, Squinkieville Ice-cream Shop
The Squinkies 'do Drops Airplane Vehicle Set (RRP £9.99 suitable for 4+) comes with a plane, 2 exclusive Squinkies, 1 exclusive 'do, and 3 accessories (luggage, tea set and a trolley). The plane roof opens up and the stairs can flip down for easy access to the cabin. There are 4 cute flower seats that the Squinkies can sit on too. The plane can be wheeled around to play.

Clay especially loves the plane! It's really cute and colourful, and having a plane in Squinkville is perfect as a way for the Squinkies to travel around. As the Squinkies are tiny, the plane is in a really cute size as well. It'll fit easily in little hands.


Squinkies do Drop, Squinkieville Airplane, Squinkieville Ice-cream Shop

Squinkies do Drop, Squinkieville Airplane, Squinkieville Ice-cream Shop
How cute is it to have an Ice Cream Shop playset for the adorable Squinkies?! The Squinkies 'do Drops Ice Cream Shop set (RRP £14.99, suitable for 4+)  comes with 1 Ice-cream shop, 2 exclusive Squinkies, 1 exclusive 'do, 9 accessories (2 chairs, a table, banana split, ice-cream trolley, cashier and table, 3 ice-creams/ sundae) and 1 bridge.

The ice-cream shop is really pretty with a light blue igloo and a dollop of glitter cream on the top! We love everything that comes with the set, maybe because we have a thing for something so tiny (sooo cuutttee!). I really like the addition of a bridge. Imagine the ice-cream shop sitting on top of a large floating iceberg and the bridge connect it to the mainland!

The ice-cream shop is fantastic as it allows children to play "shop" with the Squinkies! We imagine that Squinkies took the plane to the ice-cream shop for their famous ice-cream:
Squinkies do Drop, Squinkieville Airplane, Squinkieville Ice-cream Shop
Look at the customers queuing up for ice-creams!

Squinkies comes from 6 different places - the valley, arctic island, the sea, gardenia, jungle oasis or the forest. The ice-cream shop must be found in the arctic island, and Squinkies from other areas will have to fly in of course.

Can you imagine how Squinkville can look like? Perhaps it's so big that it contains 6 areas, with a Clubhouse Playout (RRP £19.99, suitable for 4+) located in the middle. It'll be brilliant if there is a playset for each area to add to Squinkville! And perhaps another 1 or 2 type of vehicle for the Squinkies to go around Squinkville would be fab too! There is so much potential for the Squinkies 'do Drops, and I'm sure children will love collecting them all to create their own Squinkville!

Look at how much fun our kids had with what we were sent:
Squinkies do Drop, Squinkieville Airplane, Squinkieville Ice-cream Shop
Squinkies was an award winning collection back in 2011, I'm sure it'll do brilliantly as well with this year's relaunch! You can buy Squinkies 'do Drops from all good toy stores now. We found that Smyths especially are great for buying collectibles.