If you had to pick what the most popular showbag might be for girls this year at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, you might be inclined to say the Barbie showbag or Hello Kitty.
However, the top showbag prediction for girls this year is in fact the Slime Super bag.
The gooey creation was named as one of this year’s hottest items by show officials in their annual showbag list. Quite simply slime is hot.
The slime craze began several years ago and now has more than 3 million posts tagged #slime on Instagram.
“There are endless YouTube tutorials teaching people how to make their own goo and lots of different variations now. There’s just something globally appealing about slime,” said Samantha Atkinson from Bensons, which produce the Slime Super bag. “Kids love the sensation of how it feels.”
One of the biggest developments in slime has been the creation of girl-specific slime. Slime has evolved from its mucous-y green “gross-out” factor to “pretty slime”.
“Girls have really responded to creating their own slime with cute colours and additions like glitter and crystals,” said Ms Atkinson. “So, we’re expecting the girl-themed slime show bag to fly off the stands.
Here are the most popular showbag predictions for 2021 at the show, on from 1 – 12 April at Sydney Olympic Park.
Top showbags for girls
The bag is a take on the hot slime for girls’ craze, with glitter putty, glitter squeeze ball, gold foil crystal putty and rainbow poop stress toy.
The cuties from LOL feature here with their own backpack, pencil case, skirt, socks, sticker set, trinket box and writing set.
The world’s most famous six-year-old Diana, star of the Love Diana YouTube show has her own bag this year with body glitter palette, crown headband, earring and ring set, face jewel set, hair extension and tote bag.
The super cute Hatchimals bag includes a backpack with wings, earring and ring set, hair extension, figure, socks and tote bag.
A favourite every year, Peppa’s bag contains backpack with removable cooler bag, bucket hat, drink bottle, headband, sunglasses and tote bag.
Top showbags for boys
Although loved by all kids, boys especially love mutt Bluey and pals Bingo, Bandit and Chilli. Included is a backpack, bath toy set, colour-in mask, colouring book, coloured pencils, drink bottle, headband, stamp and sticker set, sunglasses and tote bag.
The Beyblade craze continues to enthral boys with this bag containing a backpack, slingshot pack, cap, spinning tops, tech decals set and tote bag.
Pokemon Jnr fans will get a kick out of this bag which includes a flying disc, sun and moon set, projector torch, drink bottle, sticker book and tote bag
Always popular with boys, this comes with backpack, flying disc, two Hot Wheels cars, keyring, notepad, temporary tattoos, and tote bag.
Kids will have finding Wally with backpack, beanie, ducal set, dress up glasses, keyring, magnifying set, puzzle and tote bag.
What would be your kids favourite showbags? Tell us in the comments below.