Friday, September 24, 2010

Schleich Animal Figures - A Review

Product: Schleich Animal Figures

Price: Prices Vary depending on figurine

Age Range: Ages 3 and up

Other Products Available: Over 500 action figures and accessories are available

Company: Schleich GmbH

Where to Purchase: Store locator

Brief Description:
Schleich figures are "precision engineered by a German master craftsman who works on the finest details for up to six weeks . . . the figurines are all painted by hand - meaning each toy is absolutely unique . . . they are durable and safe while exceeding global safety standards," Mary Ludovico, Marketing Director.

In-Depth Look:
I have always admired the Schleich figures. The quality, the detail, the colors . . .so life-like and accurate. Something about them just makes me want to hold them and admire them. The craftmanship, I guess.

So, how cool is it that Schleich sent me 7 figures for a review? Super cool! These are the ones that I received. Click on each picture for more information.


Przewalski's Horse

Dartmoor Pony

Swabian-Hall Piglet

Indian Elephant Calf

Gnu (Wildebeest)

Gnu Calf

I was pleased with the quality of these animal figurines. They feel sturdy and durable, like they are meant to last a long time. The detail is impressive, very life-like and accurate.

My 8yo and 11yo daughters thought they were adorable. And being big animal lovers, they wanted to claim them as their own to keep on their dressers. My 22 month old daughter also immediately wanted to claim them as her own. She loved carrying them around in her little purse. Pulling them out to show everyone and then putting them back into her purse to carry around some more. She had great fun with them.

I did some looking around on the Schleich website. I liked a lot of what they had to say. Their high opinion of the importance of play. Their commitment to safety. Schleich seems like a high-quality company. I was, however, disappointed to see that the toys we received were stamped "Made in China".

I am a big fan of the Schleich toys. They make wonderful gifts. They are fun to collect and to play with.

Disclaimer: I received these animal figures free of charge to review, as part of the TOS Homeschool Crew. The above is just my opinion. Please remember that opinions may, and do, vary.

To read other crew members' reviews, click here.

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