Founded 75 years ago, Schleich is one of the largest toy manufacturer in Germany and a leading provider of originial play concepts internationally. They are now sold in over 50 countries and range from all sorts of animal collections, knights, heroes, fantasy figurines, and the Smurfs.
From wild life families including Water Buffalo and Kudo to more familiar farm life families such as Texas Longhorn Cattle and Pinto Horses, Schleich collections spark young imaginations as children identify with “animal babies” and play with the family groupings.
To kick off Spring weather, Schleich has come out with an all-new collection of Animal Family figurines! They are designed for ages 3 and up and perfect for inspiring imaginative play. Schleich’s figurines are hand-painted and realistic looking, as well as durable to stand the test of time.
Featured 2011 Schleich Animal Families Wild Life grouping:
- 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
To celebrate 75 years, Schleich has also realized a coffee table book called “Anywhere’s a Playground: Schleich 75th Anniversary” by Paul Kraut.
Published: September 2010
Hardcover: 176 pages
I don’t think I had ever heard of or seen Schleich figurines until now, but I am glad I have now! They are adorable hand-painted figurines that are tough and durable. They really would be perfect to collect and display or for kids to play with. I received a bunch of the new animals from the Wild Life collection and my boys love them. They are small and perfect for little hands. Like I said too they are tough, we have animals that are plastic and you can basically bend them or crack them in half, the Schleich animals definitely take playtime abuse!
Overall, I am impressed with Schleich and have no complaints. They can be somewhat expensive per animal, but when you think about how they will last especially through multiple kids. For collectors they would really nice on a shelf!
The book “Anywhere’s a Playground: Schleich 75th Anniversary” is a great book to look through or just leave as a conversation piece on your coffee table. It is full of great pictures and stories about Schleich’s history and so forth. It is also a great size and since it is a circle hardcover it makes it look unique. I really liked it since I was not familiar with Schleich.
BUY IT: Schleich products are available at Target, Toys R Us and independent toy stores across the country.
WIN IT: (1) US winner will receive the book “Anywhere’s a Playground: Schleich 75th Anniversary” by Paul Kraut and a set of the new Schleich Wildlife Animal Families!
TO ENTER: Leave a comment on your child’s favorite animal!
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