Shopkins started out as toys, namely in Australia. The little supermarket items all have big eyes, a mouth, small hands and feet, and girls just can’t seem to get enough of the tiny cookies, milk cartons, lipsticks, apples, strawberries, etc. The collectibles have become so popular that they now even have their own episodes and music videos on YouTube. So to keep the passion for collecting alive, 140 new characters are launched onto the market every spring and autumn. Apple Blossom, Strawberry Kiss and Kooky Cookie are part of the original line-up and will also be available in stores from April as PEZ dispensers.