Girl’s £2.50 Shopkins toy sells for £200 on eBay

Gracie, 5, found a limited edition Shopkins toy in her collection

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When Gracie Davis, 5, was a good girl at school, her mum Jessica bought her a pack of Shopkins to say well done.

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The £2.50 ‘blind bag’ contained a surprise selection of characters of shopping items and usually has 2 pieces – but Gracie’s pack had 3.

“When she saw the items, we realised that the Gemma Bottle perfume had a tag that said it was a limited edition,” Jessica said.

“Of course we didn’t think anything else of it and put in the box with all the other toys.” 

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It wasn’t until the family, from Bolton, were browsing eBay for more Shopkins toys when they realised the limited editions can sell for up to £350.

More research showed only 2,500 Gemma Bottles had been made – so they decided to see what they could get for it.

“When I told Gracie we could get some pennies for her piece, she was really keen to sell it,” Jessica said.

They were thrilled when the toy went for £201.67 to a buyer in Texas.

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Gracie has already spent half the money on more toys and saved half.

“We went round Toys R Us and had a big shop – she was in her element putting anything she wanted in the basket,” her mum said.

“Gracie loves the Shopkins – she’s only 5 so she’s quite creative and imaginative with them. 

“She sets them up and sometimes uses Lego to create a little town with all the pieces in and now she’s got lots more. 

“She’s really happy with the way everything turned out.” 

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