Fun Role-Playing With The SMOBY Supermarket Playset – Review

*Ad-gifted: We received the SMOBY Supermarket Playset – Review in exchange for this post.

If you have been following along with our toy reviews, you will know that L is a huge fan of role-play toys. She acts out the roles and tries to get her sister and sometimes me to join in! We were kindly sent the SMOBY Supermarket Playset to review but kept it a secret from her until we had built it. Her face was a picture when she saw it! It is the perfect playset for a child who loves to role-play.

Fun Role-Playing With The SMOBY Supermarket Playset - Review

Who are SMOBY?

SMOBY are toy designers and manufacturers that specialise in playground toys and role-play kitchens/supermarkets.

SMOBY encompasses everything that little ones love about play – whether that’s playing like mum and dad with cool kitchens and workbenches to playing outdoors in their various playhouses and slides – there is most definitely something for everyone!

Its innovative and feature-laden products have immense play appeal for children. Outdoor toys are easy to clean and slides can be packed away. The indoor role-play toys are continually updated with modern features for a truly realistic experience.

SMOBY Supermarket Playset Product Description

Fill up your weekly shop in the shopping trolley included. At the checkout counter is an electronic cash register, a real calculator with an LCD screen, and an electronic barcode scanner with lights and sound features and a mechanical scale. Customers can pay for their shopping using the credit card reader and a ticket dispenser will generate their receipt. The supermarket includes a fresh food and pastries area for you to shop in.

  • Size H86.5, W53.8, D45.8cm.
  • Self-assembly.
  • Batteries required: 1 x button cell (included) plus 1 x CR2032 (included).
  • For ages 3 years and over.
  • Manufacturer’s 1-year guarantee.

Special Features

  • Electronic cash register, with a real LCD calculator.
  • Electronic barcode scanner with lights and sounds.
  • Credit card machine with ticket dispenser.
  • Includes 41 accessories and 1 shopping trolley.

What We Think

It took us about 40 minutes to put the supermarket together. The instructions were very clear and also told us exactly where to put the stickers. Which in fact took up a big chunk of that time.

putting together the SMOBY Supermarket Playset

L absolutely loves it. She loves to stack the shelves, then goes around behind the counter to serve her little sister. She won’t let anyone else use the cash register! It’s fantastic to have a real working calculator on the cash register. It gives it a real authentic feel. We would have liked the register buttons to be real buttons and not just pictures though. The register drawer has a lock on it to keep the play money safe. There are coins, notes and a bank card included. You can slide the bank card into the card reader and get a receipt out. I’ve been using the play money to teach L about money and adding up what she is wanting to buy.

Card reader on the SMOBY Supermarket playset review

The hand barcode scanner works in two ways. To scan the shopping the customer has brought to the till, and as a scanner for the customer to use as they are walking around selecting the food items. L came up with this idea after seeing it done in a real supermarket.

The girls role playing with the SMOBY Supermarket

The selection of food and drink products is varied, and they all have a place on their shelf. You do have to make up a few of the items as they are boxes made from card.

As you can see from our pictures, we have been playing shops outside in the garden in the beautiful Cornish sun. We’ve found it fine for outdoor and indoor play. Weather depending of course! It’s light enough to carry it to where ever you want.

L playing shops with SMOBY Supermarket

Our overall thoughts are that it’s a bright, colourful and fun playset, that incorporates real-life situations perfectly for children. Ideal for a Christmas or birthday gift.

Where Can I Buy The SMOBY Supermarket Playset?

You can buy the SMOBY Supermarket Playset from Argos RRP: £50.00

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post.

rachel bustin
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3 thoughts on “Fun Role-Playing With The SMOBY Supermarket Playset – Review

  1. This is fantastic, my daughter is 6 now but still loves all the role play learning and playing shopkeepers etc. It can be educational and fun.

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