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*Splashlings* little ocean-themed toys - where are they?
« on: December 04, 2017, 08:13:13 AM »
I recently (2 months ago) discovered these for my daughter - she loves mermaids + shells + the little pets that come with them.

They are roughly Shopkins sized and they "play well together" with them (and with the baby seaponies, too!)

But - WHERE are they?  :wonder:

Most UK stores are out of stock; I managed to accidentally find 3 boxes of the 12-packs (including mermaids) and hurriedly bought them in time for Christmas, but I am especially after the little blue collector shell (approx £3).

Ebay/Amazon: some stuff there but no choice on what box you get; saw an Amazon scalper trying to sell the £3 blue shell at a crazy  £52!  :shocked: so sad.

These cute little shells have suddenly turned into grails! I managed to buy 3 pre-owned ones off ebay - much to my daughter's delight, but the whole point of being a collectable is... well... being able to buy more to collect!  :lol: I know they are selling the pink starfish versions in the USA too, but it is the blue shells we especially like.

Here is a picture of the blue shell with 2 pets (plus baby seaponies for an idea of scale)



So - anyone (in the UK) seen these around?

Stores I have tried: Argos, TrU, Tesco, Smyths, Entertainer, Home Bargains, B+M Family, Asda, Sainsburys, Fenwicks (!), Morrissons, Debenhams, plus a few indie toy shops - to no avail!

I guess we will be deluged with them in the next few months - but such a shame they are not around to be bought as Christmas treats...


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Re: *Splashlings* little ocean-themed toys - where are they?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 11:00:20 AM »
I'm in the US so I don't know if you're in the same boat as us. I've only seen them at TRU but Wave 1 clearanced out before they got any Wave 2 in. I've been waiting forever for them to stock Wave 2 and as of last week they've only just started very slowly trickling in. Like right now we literally have like one of two hooks of them only. So basically Wave 2 is taking it's sweet old time getting out.

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Re: *Splashlings* little ocean-themed toys - where are they?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 11:43:37 AM »
I'm also in the US but I've only seen Splashlings at TRU and a few Walmart stores. Walmart has them hidden among the cheap/bargain toys. I think they might have been Wave 3 (I saw an artic mermaid). 


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Re: *Splashlings* little ocean-themed toys - where are they?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 01:50:27 PM »
Thanks for your replies - hmm they do seem slow in re-stocking these...

Spent the morning in town again - no dice! Showed a picture of the shells to staff in The Entertainer - apparently they had them a few months ago and they "clearanced" them off??!!?? Whuuut?  :shocked:


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Re: *Splashlings* little ocean-themed toys - where are they?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 11:11:15 PM »
Hi! I haven't seen the shell but I say check TKMaxx :) I was in mine today and there were a few splashlings wave 1 packs :)
Good luck on finding them :)
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Re: *Splashlings* little ocean-themed toys - where are they?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 08:38:46 PM »
Ooh TKMaxx - argh I was in town earlier today and should have checked! Thanks for the tip!!  :ohyeah:


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Re: *Splashlings* little ocean-themed toys - where are they?
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2017, 09:23:02 AM »
Hi again! I was in TKMaxx again yesterday so I had a look for splashlings.
I found
Wave 1 6 Packs with teal, lilac, and hot pink shells, and the medical clinic.
Unfortunately no blue shells or 12 packs :( but they keep getting new stuff in so it's possible they could come in soon :)
I hope you can find them  ^.^
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Re: *Splashlings* little ocean-themed toys - where are they?
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2017, 06:30:54 PM »
Thank you, Mlp sunsparkle, I have looked *very carefully* in 2 TKM stores so far, but cannot find them there! Hopefully they will be distributed to my area soon  :lol: what area of the country are you looking in?

I drove to Brent Cross, London, the other day - as the TRU website said they had them in-store - nope! The web site was wrong! It wasn't a wasted trip as I bought some other stuff...

I already have the medical clinic and the coral playset thingo that I managed to get at clearance prices, plus 3x packs of 12 from TRU when I visited their Oxford store (buying their last packs). I also have 2x packs of 6 that I bought a while ago and have saved towards Christmas. I have a few second-hand collector shells off of ebay plus my friend in the US has bought a couple of the pink starfish collector shells for me.

I think I have enough now!  :lol: BUT, due to becoming obsessed with finding them, I am still seeking them out, hehe!


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Re: *Splashlings* little ocean-themed toys - where are they?
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2017, 10:36:51 AM »
Hiya! They were found in
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I hope they come to your area soon! There were also some older reboot ponies, and I picked up shinig armor and cadence for £8!   :lol:



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Re: *Splashlings* little ocean-themed toys - where are they?
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2017, 10:39:26 AM »
Ooh -

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Thanks for letting me know!  :biggrin:


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Re: *Splashlings* little ocean-themed toys - where are they?
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2017, 12:24:19 PM »
No problem  :biggrin: if you go, I hope you get them :D



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