Shopkins Topps Trading Cards

A couple of months ago I introduced Ben and his best mate Finley to the new Force Attax Extra Topps Trading Cards.   Although Finley was already a keen collector of Match Attax cards, Ben hadn’t collected anything like this before and we spent some time taking about how the collection would work and swapping duplicate cards.

Both boys were immediately excited by the special shiny cards or the ones which stand up – getting a special card in your pack is always a great moment!

The boys have worked hard over the last two months to earn extra packs and complete their collections and have both done really well.  What they do need to do however is spend a little time going through their duplicate cards and swapping them to fill the gaps – that said I think Ben quite likes having multiples of the same card, especially if’it’s a character he particularly likes!

Boys showing off Force Attax

f course with the boys building their Force Attax Extra collections, the girls want to get in on the game as well!  Conveniently Topps have a great range of Shopkins Trading Cards products which meant Chloe and Erin could also start to collect and swap cards together.

Now neither Erin or Chloe know a lot about Shopkins (and in fact neither do their mums!) but that doesn’t stop them being super excited about their collections, particularly the shiny, sparkly cards – who wouldn’t be excited by those!  The cards feature the adorable, collectable characters from Shopville and can be used to play a game with the mat included in the starter park.  At the moment, the girls aren’t bothered by playing the game and just want to collect and compare their cards!

Shopkins Trading Cards

At just £1 for a packet of cards (available in Martins, McColls, One Stop, Asda, WHSmith, Tesco and Sainsburys) they make for a great treat or incentive which won’t break the bank!  (They promise of more Force Attax Extra or Shopkins cards is certainly getting me lots of jobs done around the house)

*Disclaimer – We have been sent our Shopkins sets free of charge as part of our Topps Ambassador role.  All thoughts and opinions remain our own*



  1. Lisa Crowther
    August 28, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    My eight year old son loves Shopkins. The characters are all really colourful and imaginatively named and themed along the lines of things that you might find in a shop like bakery, hats or fruit, so the possibilities are endless. His favourite character is Jules, who is an ‘accessory from the Season 4 series’ (his words, not mine!).

  2. Natalie Crossan
    August 28, 2016 / 2:33 pm

    shopkins have many collectables!

  3. Jenny Rogers
    August 28, 2016 / 3:16 pm

    I have seen some of the little characters – they look cute.

  4. David Crabb
    August 28, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    I wish I could enlighten you but we have not heard of these 🙁 Great giveaway though 🙂

  5. Emma Hart
    August 28, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    I know you get a little “shopping list” with each series showing you all the ones you can collect and their names, my girls love them! Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. Angela McDonald
    August 28, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    All I know is that my niece adores them!

  7. ellie spider
    August 28, 2016 / 10:12 pm

    shopkins are little miniatures of things you would buy in the shop – they have lots of different collections and like pokemon you gotta get them all!

  8. September 4, 2016 / 11:42 pm

    These sound great! We have just introduced Monkey to sticker books, but he doesn’t was to swap his paw patrol duplicates either lol. Good idea for using them as incentives may have to try that! Thanks for hosting #TriedTested sorry my comments late just catching up after being away X

  9. Amanda Blackburn
    November 22, 2016 / 6:58 pm

    My now 20 year old son, used to collect Pokemon cards, he was obsessed. Word of advice, when your child stops playing with them or grows up, never throw them away, I was in big trouble as most of his cards I threw are now worth alot of money.
    Great review.

    • Colette
      November 22, 2016 / 8:08 pm

      I would have never though of that!

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