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The “micro collectible” trend continues to grow of late with numerous new entries into a realm dominated by Shopkins. One of the latest entrants is Splashlings “An Ocean Full of Friends” – a new line from Australian toymaker TPF Toys, available in the U.S. as a Toys “R” Us Exclusive. With over 100 seas-dwelling friends to collect, the folks at TPF sent one of their starter packs, along with five blind bags here to Rock Father HQ for review, and The Rock Daughters™ and I took to Facebook Live for a “Live Unboxing” (in this case, an unbagging). Now, despite the fact that our kids – and many friends and readers of this site – love the blind bags, capsules and boxes… I’m “Old Crankypants” since we tend to get so many duplicates. How did this assortment work out? Check out the video below!

In this house, you pretty much can’t go wrong with anything Mermaid-related, and Splashlings certainly fit the bill. While we now have a small army of “Shrimp” (or “Fetal Seahorses,” as I called them), the girls really love these, and they’ve already been assimilated into their larger collection of action figures and playsets, and that’s always very telling. 

Available at Toys “R” Us.

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