This section is meant to provide a
basic overview of the G1 Littlest Pet Shop sets, playsets, playcases, and
In order to make it easier to identify sets in your collection,
I've created several different menus that allow you to browse
the LPS collection sorted by Year,
Collection, Assortment, Set,
or Species - you can
also consult a Visual
The ID Reference additionally has an
Appendix that contains
links to pages at LPSC with supplemental information on prototypes, international releases
of LPS sets, and an index of printable paper accessories.
Descriptions of each ID Reference menu are listed below, in
a list of acknowledgments and information
on how to contribute your own photos.
The Littlest Pet Shop
collection ran from 1992-1996. When navigating using the
menu, all Assortment are listed alphabetically
according to the year in which they were released.
Littlest Pet Shop set was released as part of a larger grouping,
Pet Shop, Zoo, Country Fun Pets, etc. Collections consist
of smaller Assortment of
sets that share a common theme (for example, the Newborn
Families Assortment is part of the Country Fun Pets
Collection). The Collection that a set is in can
sometimes, but not always, be determined by an additional
logo attached to or near the LPS logo in the upper-left corner
of the set's packaging (otherwise, the Collection has been
determined by the consensus of online LPS collectors). When navigating the
Sort by Collection menu on
this site, all Assortments are listed alphabetically within their
respective Collection class.
Most Littlest Pet Shop sets were
released as part of a smaller group, or
Assortment, within a larger
Collection grouping (in
the Zoo Collection, for instance, there are Assortment such as the
Zoo Wilderness Pets, Zoo Nursery Pets, etc.) The
classification of a particular set is usually indicated by a
label in the lower-right corner of the set's packaging. When navigating the
Sort by Assortment menu on
this site, all Assortments are listed alphabetically without
respect to the Collections that they're in.
When navigating the Set
all individual LPS sets are listed alphabetically (with no
reference to Collection, Assortment, or Year).
In the Species menu,
all of the Littlest Pet Shop sets have been organized according
to the species of animals in each
purpose of the Visual ID
menu is to make it as easy as possible to identify a particular
set using loose pets or accessories - it's especially handy if
you've purchased a Littlest Pet Shop lot online and are trying
to sort out the various pieces.
If you have a particular pet
and aren't sure what year it was released, what Assortment it was
in, or what the name of its set was, this is a great way to
This guide is organized by species...if, for example, you
are trying to identify a cream-colored kitten, you can refer to
the "Cats" section and browse the photos until you
recognize the kitten you're looking for. There's also a
category for Playsets that don't include any pets.
Although the Littlest Pet Shop toy line was based in the United
States, it was also released in many countries outside the US,
where it was distributed by subsidiaries of Hasbro. Some
of the non-US sets were strikingly different from the original
US releases - others simply differed in packaging. This
page provides a summary of information on international LPS
& Limited Release
Littlest Pet Shop prototypes include: mock-ups of sets that were
advertised but never made it into general product circulation;
sets that never even moved beyond the initial pre-production
stages of design and development; sets that were released in
extremely small quantities; and sets that were used during
pre-production phases for testing and development purposes.
This page catalogues these rare and even unseen items.
ID Reference is always a work in progress, and any additional
images or information are greatly appreciated (contributions to
the section's content can be e-mailed
to me)! Due credit (and lots of gratefulness!) will be
provided for the use of your photos.
List of Littlest Pet Shop, which is no longer updated,
provided the skeleton for the identification reference guide at LPSC.
Any photos with the LPSC logo on
them were taken from my own Littlest Pet Shop collection. All scans of
cards, boxes, and promotional images, unless otherwise noted, were also scanned from my own collection.
The online Littlest Pet Shop community has so generously
provided a great deal of photos and information for use on
this site. LPSC has grown tremendously thanks to their
efforts and contributions. Many thanks to these
collectors who have contributed their photos, videos, and/or
also given to these contributors at the bottom of the respective set's
official Littlest Pet Shop products, images, text, etc. are the property of
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