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Published September 9th 2014
Showbag Warehouse For Cheap Bags You Have To Have
There are people who just love the Royal Melbourne Show, there's the idea of catching the packed train with the excited show going crowds, spending the whole day in the thick of it, endless queues for the favourite rides and going home exhausted after the fireworks. I am NOT one of those show lovers.
I understand this sounds like a party pooper and that this attitude potentially disadvantages my kids but really what's the big thrill? The only thing my kids really want is truckloads of hideously expensive show bags that have nasty sugar rebound effects that make me suffer for several days in a row.
Okay, I understand the appeal of show bags from a kid's point of view. So this year I'm cutting to the chase. I'm skipping the queues, crowds and frills and purchasing the show bags on-line. If you have developed an allergy to the show but just have to get some show bags I have a simple solution. Buy them on-line from Showbag Warehouse. You can select them in your own time without the pressure from the kids and they are sugar free!
The Showbag Warehouse is a family business that has been operating since 1977. They provide the latest licensed value packed showbags, filled with quality toys and merchandise to show in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
The ShowBag Warehouse has dozens of show bags that are listed in categories to assist you in your selection. For example: cartoon, movies, TV and action. Alternatively, you can search by gender. Some examples in the girl's section include Betty Boop, Littlest pet shop, Dorothy the dinosaur and Disney characters. For boys some examples include: How to train your dragon, Transformers, Ninja, Spiderman and Batman. They also sell bulk confectionery.
Here are some of my show bag picks:
The Avengers Show bag includes: Ironman backpack
Rocket Ball Tin Badge Set Velcro Target Game
Thor Inflatable Hammer
Value: $55.75 but sells for only $25
The Disney Princess Cinderella Show bag includes:
Disney Princess Cinderella Skirt
Disney Princess Make Your Own Crown
Disney Princess Light Up Wand
Disney Princess Shimmer Powder
Disney Princess Paint Set
Disney Princess Lip Gloss & Ring Set
Value: $59.70 but sells for only $25
The Transformers Show bag includes:
Transformers baseball cap
Transformers Tattoo Book
Transformers Glow in the Dark Wall Art with Markers
Value: $45.90 but sells for only $25
The Dorothy The Dinosaur Show bag includes:
Dorothy Handbag $12.95
Dorothy Umbrella $6.95
Dorothy Skipping Rope $1.95
Dorothy Headband $3.95
Dorothy 6" Fairy Plush $6.95
Dorothy Gym Ribbon $1.00
Total Retail Value $33.75, also only $25
Dorothy the dinosaur
Most show bags are under $25 and don't include lollies. I need to emphasise I am not a total killjoy. In fact my argument for avoiding the show is (apart from self preservation) entirely justifiable… according to me. I can still give my kids their favourite part of the show without the blisters, inevitable bickering over what to do and not to do and they can have the joy of receiving a good old fashioned surprise package in the mail. Everyone's a winner.
I get the sense that you have never invested in a Disneyland queue... or even a few Disney classic films... because that is a picture of Snow White, not Cinderalla; tee hee :) Great article though; hooked me from the newsletter.