Schleich: Animal Figurines {review & giveaway}

About Schleich…

Schleich, a company that has been around for 75 years offers wonderful figurines  in a wide variety of collections from World of Nature lines of Farm Animals and Wild Animals, to their World of History figures and their World of Fantasy items.

These wonderful figurines encourage open ended play and are great to use when educating your child in a number of way. It’s no surprise that Schleich products are loved by children as well as adults.

I personally enjoyed learning that each figurine is 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. Note that these figurines are recommend for children ages 3 and up.

My Thoughts…

I sent a set of animals to review from Schleich and I must say I am very impressed with the quality. My daughter loves animals and was over all thrilled with her new figurines to play with. She’s grown quite a bit attached to the dogs and know in the future there’s a good chance she’ll want to collect more. I don’t mind at all about collecting these figurines because they are extremely well made and very appealing to the eye. I love that they look so realistic!

If you check out the Schleich website and browse the figurines you’ll notice that each of them have a great description and that’s what makes these figurines more than just fun but educational too! For instance, I clicked on the Lusitano Horse and here is what I learned…

Holding to its roots in the Iberian Peninsula, the Lusitano is closely related to the Andalusian. Originally bred for the military, Lusitanos have found their place in dressage and bull fighting. Courageous and courteous, this breed boasts of disposition and design, being known for superior balance and gait. Prized for millennia, Lusitanos can be found in ancient cave paintings and modern horse fairs.

Fun Facts are mentioned such as, Lusitanos are even-tempered and tend to bond eagerly to humans.  You’ll also learn the Zoological Name, Conservation Status, and Global Home!

Buy it!

Prices for the figures vary.  You can see Schleich’s growing collection of figures and search for your nearest local retailer on the company’s web site here. I am glad I can easily find these locally and thrilled that they are carried at my favorite hobby store.  Though they also can be found at Toys R Us and Target.

Win it!

One winner will receive a random collection of Schleich figurines!

To Enter: Visit Schleich and let me know what your favorite figurine is and who you’d love to win this collection for!

Giveaway is open to USA and Canada.

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Giveaway running till 11/20/10 . Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant. USA & Canada only.

DISCLAIMER: My thoughts are mine  own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any compensation for hosting this giveaway or review other than the sample above mentioned.