It was extremely difficult not to give in, since Pot's birthday was coming up. She's been begging us to get her Shopkins (blame it on those Toy Review Channels in YouTube). At first, I was against it because they are small but pricey little toys. Alas, I couldn't anymore.
Pots and I traveled from Alabang to Quezon City on Saturday morning. Since, my 5-year old was sleeping over my sister's house, we decided to just use public transportation. Saturday traffic is always a pain.
So after more than an hour of traveling, Pots was shrieking at the lobby of the building all excited. At first I told her that I was just visiting a friend... no toy store! She didn't really say anything but you can see her eyes droop. Imagine my delight when the elevator opened to a floor full of toys!
The reaction was priceless. She was running around like a silly little hen! We got what we came here for:
Shopkins was the biggest hit of 2014. It was sold out on the first day but I called Richwell and used my charm (more like beg!). One kind man reserved the last two packs for me - one 5-pack Season 1 and one 12-pack Season 2. I love that smile!
I know you are all waiting to see what was there. Here are some good deals.
Monster High and Ollie Flip-Flops for 50 pesos!
Doll shoes and Ollie School Shoes from 200 to 400 pesos!
Barbie stroller bags
The smaller ones are Php1000. The big wide ones for Php1700.
Cute baby shoes with 20%-50% discount.
Toys for the young boys and young boys-at-heart
I cannot believe how big the discounts are for all the high chairs, car seats and strollers.
Toys for your cute babies
Fisher-Price Potty Trainers at 1/3 of the price
I forgot how big the discounts are but I remember regretting that we bought bikes last Christmas.
I didn't get to take a picture of our great buys when we got home because the girls were unstoppable. Just to give you an idea, here is my list.
- Shopkins (the 2 sets had a 20% discount sticker)
- Barbie Mermaid's Tale 2 doll for Php500, originally priced at Php1000
- A shiny Barbie shoes for Php200
- Die cast cars for my nephew for Php100 (Pasalubong!)
- Big & Small clothes ranging from Php150 to Php250
- A whole lot of hard-bound recipe and children's books from Php90
And wouldn't you know it? Now Nemo is going crazy for Shopkins, too! Why oh why is it always collectibles? :) Oh wait, I used to be a kid. It's because they're an absolute blast to count, play with, and count again.
Cheers to all, and do count on more articles from Grown-Ups soon.