As soon as I opened the box, Mr. B was all over them. He kind of got mad at me too when I had to take them back to see exactly what we had! After I got to assess everything, I was more than happy to give it back.
This Schleich collection is inspired from wildlife families including Water Buffalo and Kudo to more familiar farm life families such as Texas Longhorn Cattle and Pinto Horses. I was taken aback by the quality of these figurines. Each Schleich figurine is painstakingly designed in Germany, hand-painted, stunningly realistic and designed to stand the test of time. Which is a good thing because Mr. B is quite hard on toys.
Slideshow: Wildlife Animal Families – Slideshow
Every day when I get home from work, I always hear something going on with these animals in Mr B’s room. While I’m sure these were designed to be “pretties”… you know the toys you look at but don’t touch…I assure you that these would hold up to the harshest kids.
Which one is Mr B’s favorite? Oh, that would be the water buffalo. Why the water buffalo? I guess it goes back to the time we took him to one of those drive through safari places. We rented one of their junk cars, drove through, and well I guess you can tell from the photos he just thinks they’re funny.
Water Buffalo Calf – $4.99
Water Buffalo – $7.49
Kudu Antelope – $7.49
Kudu Calf – $2.99
Artic Fox – $2.99
Artic Fox Kit – $2.99
Schleich has also been kind enough to offer one of my lucky readers this Animal Families set along with a lovely coffee-table book about the history of Schleich titled Anywhere’s a Playground: Schleich 75th Anniversary, by Paul Kraut.
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I received Schleich Animal Families and book for review purposes
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