Life's never ordinary in Shopville, but things are about to get a little extraordinary with the arrival of the Chef Club, hosted by new-Shoppie-on-the-block Peppa Mint and her Shopkin pals....
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Life's never ordinary in Shopville, but things are about to get a little extraordinary with the arrival of the Chef Club, hosted by new-Shoppie-on-the-block Peppa Mint and her Shopkin pals. To be accepted, the Shoppies will have to sing, dance, boil and blanch their way to victory. But it's not just the pots that simmer.Written by
Katrina L, Harrison
A disappointing Depiction of a beloved children's toy
Our children are really into Shopkins -- the toys and the Chef Club Game.
The children (as well as us as parents) were extremely disappointed in the plot and overall production of the Shopkins characters. The idea seemed promising -- a cooking competition (like other live reality cooking competitions) among the Shopkins characters, using the ingredients, which are the smaller characters themselves.
It just didn't meet their expectations in so many ways. We found the cross-dressing of the gum-gum tree disturbing (the characters dress a male tree as a woman -- with lipstick, eye-shadow, and nail-polish to get fruit from his tree) -- an unnecessary political plug targeting children.
"Bubble Shea" has some very disturbing insecurities -- self-centeredness, competitiveness, and even causes another character (the cookie) to do wrong. Although it resolves itself, it seems like an over-emphasis on her moral vices, rather than any redeeming qualities -- not something we care to put in front of younger children, since they learn through imitation, rather than the higher cognitive abilities and moral processing of older children.
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