When I found out I was chosen to be on the Homeschool Crew, I was very excited! I couldn't wait to see what kind of fun products we would get to try out. The children never thought we would get to review toys!
Description:Schleich Action Figures was founded in 1935, and their now popular figurines have been around since the 1950's and are now distributed in over 50 countries. They started out making popular comic figures such as the Smurfs, Snoopy, and the Muppets. Since he 1980's they expanded into the animal kingdom, dinosaurs, knights, pioneers, Indians, and the magical world of Bayala. In addition to the animals and people, they also have many buildings and accessories to go along with them. They design their products to make them as natural and realistic as possible. Since each one is hand painted they are all unique. They go above and beyond Global Safety Standards to ensure that their products will be safe for the children playing with them. There are 500 different figures available and the prices can range from around $2.29- $180.00 depending on what you buy.
Gnu Calf (14387)
Asian Elephant Calf (14343)
Swabian-Hall piglet, eating (13635)
Przewalski's Horse (13620)
Dartmoor Pony (13651)
How We Used the Products: After all of the children tore open the box, checked out each figure, and poured over the catalog, we decided to do some research. Some of the animals we were unfamiliar with, and I wanted to see how the figures compared to the real animals. So we googled each animal and the pictures of each animal. I was amazed at how much each of the figures looked like the real thing! When the research was completed, the children were set free to play with them. Some of the figures were taken to various beds their first night here (a sign of a much loved toy.) In addition to playing with them at home, we also have taken them to the dentist, in restaurants, in the van, and to a church meeting where the children had to sit quietly.
What We Liked: I love the detail in these figures! They look just like the real thing. They are sturdy enough to have endured 4 rambunctious boys for the last 4 weeks and look just like they did when we took them out of the box. They are simple, beautiful toys with nothing to put together or batteries required. The children's imaginations can take over and they can just enjoy playing with them. Even the catalog was thoroughly enjoyed by my family and has been looked through over and over again.
Some things to consider: Once your children get a hold of these toys they are going to want more!
My Recommendation: Good, quality, realistic toys that will last for a long time. After the children poured over the catalog for days, I finally got a hold of it and am keeping several things in mind for Christmas this year.
I received these products complimentary from Schleich in order to write a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation.