“ Brand: Squinkies / Type: Dolls „
My 8 year old Daughter spotted these in our local Home Bargains and went absolutely crazy for them.
They are basically small, rubbery toys, in various forms so the barbie ones you get little miniature barbie dolls, shoes, lipsticks etc and they come enclosed in a small plastic ball. There are lots of varieties available hello kitty, disney princess, babies, cars, Spider-Man, there are hundreds and hundreds to collect. They do not do an awful lot on their own apart from roll around on the floor and get trodden on. My Daughter does put them on the end of her pencils for school.
You can get play sets which make them a little more entertaining, a gumball machine, a princess carriage, a cupcake although I would see these more as storage for the Squinkies.
They don't really get played with as such, I think my Daughter just likes collecting them. I definitely wouldn't pay the RRP £10 for a packet, we pick them up from Home Bargains for £1.99 for a pack of 16.
Not a toy I would choose but children seem to like them.