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Old 05.01.2015, 23:57
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My children like collecting shopkins which are a blind bag don't-know-what-you're-getting toy that I would buy at argos and tesco in uk. I looked in migros today with no luck and have googled where I can find them here, but only Amazon comes up. Anyone have children that also collect things klike this and know where I can pick them up without having them posted to me?
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Old 06.01.2015, 00:11
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My children like collecting shopkins which are a blind bag don't-know-what-you're-getting toy that I would buy at argos and tesco in uk. I looked in migros today with no luck and have googled where I can find them here, but only Amazon comes up. Anyone have children that also collect things klike this and know where I can pick them up without having them posted to me?
They have something similar here at Kiosks called Wundertüte. They're basically overpriced, triangular looking bags filled with strange, stale candy and possibly some toys as well.
At Coop, they also sell "joux joux" potato chips with a small toy inside.
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Old 06.01.2015, 01:01
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Re: Shopkins

Yeah, no these ones don't have candy in them. And while they are indeed overpriced junk, my kids love them and no harm in getting kids what they love when you up sticks and move them away from their friends and familiar places. Feed the guilt.

ill look out for the ones you mention, thanks.
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Old 06.01.2015, 01:02
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Re: Shopkins

Piece of advice:

- you will find many differences between Blighty and here, and many things that you're used to that just don't exist here;

- don't try to recreate the same life, here, as you have there;

- you're going to find many familiar products missing in stores, but there will be alternatives.
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Old 06.01.2015, 02:13
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Re: Shopkins

A few times a year Migros holds promotions that are specifically geared toward the collection of items by the younger set. The promotions typically consist of packets of cards or stickers given with each purchase. Many times there is a "portfolio" that can be purchased in order to assemble the cards or stickers.

Here are a few threads where past promotions have been discussed; some people on this forum trade the packages in order to get complete collections for their kids:

Migros Captormania- here we go again

Coop/Migros freebie toys/cards?

The Twisties have landed

Perhaps you could take part in these sort of "collection" activities for your kids and leave the Shopkins as special occasion toys that you can purchase for them when you go back home for a visit or when you are able to have someone post them to you?
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Old 06.01.2015, 09:14
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They have shopkins in Migros, I bought some there for my kids who love them too. Not a very wide choice though.

And I'm pretty sure they have them in Toys 're us.
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Old 06.01.2015, 10:36
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How about buying them those chocolate surprise eggs from Ferrero?
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+ 1 for kinder surprise eggs! My boys used to get a treat too when we first landed in bleak Zurich 11 months ago!

And sometimes they'd get a magazine (which has a toy inside).

Good luck in settling in!
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Piece of advice:

- you will find many differences between Blighty and here, and many things that you're used to that just don't exist here;

- don't try to recreate the same life, here, as you have there;

- you're going to find many familiar products missing in stores, but there will be alternatives.
Lol really? 6 days we've been here! Lots of difference, you don't say! Tell me more. I've already moved from Australia to uk so I know all about not being able to get everything you're used to.
we plan on embracing lots of things and already have. This particular thing my kids like, it ain't a British thing. Honestly my kids are 3 and 6, what the heck is wrong with them continuing to enjoy something that they just started to be interested in, something that their mum enjoys doing with them? This site is full of the "embrace embrace the culture!". Dont worry, we will. But we will do it while collecting shopkins.
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Old 07.01.2015, 01:30
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Lol really? 6 days we've been here! Lots of difference, you don't say! Tell me more. I've already moved from Australia to uk so I know all about not being able to get everything you're used to.
we plan on embracing lots of things and already have. This particular thing my kids like, it ain't a British thing. Honestly my kids are 3 and 6, what the heck is wrong with them continuing to enjoy something that they just started to be interested in, something that their mum enjoys doing with them? This site is full of the "embrace embrace the culture!". Dont worry, we will. But we will do it while collecting shopkins.

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Re: Shopkins

Hi mine are 6 and 3 aswell!! They love shopkins too.
It's really difficult isn't it? Everything will feel strange , we've been here since July and still struggle with the changes. We embrace as much as we can but hey at the end of the day we are only human!!

We saw some in Manor a couple of weeks ago . This is a great shop to discover by the way they pretty much sell everything. Let me know if you find any somewhere else as I will inform you I'd I do
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