Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Can you spot a Schleich action figure?

Can you "spot" a Schleich when you see one?  Check out these spotted cats ... the cheetahs ... to try it.  I bet you can.  The Schleich is the very detailed, realistic one.

Did you figure it out?  Of course you did.  The Schleich female cheetah is the one on the left, the one with the most detailed painting, and the more finely carved features. 

Schleich makes high quality action figures of wildlife, farm animals, knights, dinosaurs, elves, and the American frontier.  You can see their wide line of products HERE.

You've probably seen Schleich action figures already:  in museum gift shops, your local farm and home store, Toys R Us, or on Amazon.com.   We had admired the animals in our farm and home store before, but didn't realize what a treasure they actually were until we got these in the mail and compared them with other toy animals we owned.

Every Schleich action figure is modeled to be as realistic as possible, and is hand-painted.  They're more than just toys; they're truly collectables.  I fell in love with the hedgehog when I read Jennifer's review, and I was hoping we'd receive one.  Unfortunately, we didn't get a cute little hedgehog for me to add to my knick-knack shelf; but, we did get six wonderful animals.

Female Cheetah and Jaguar

Charolais Cow, Falabella pony, and a Gnu

If you're counting, you'll notice that's only 5 animals.  Well, that's because the goose waddled away for awhile.  But she eventually waddled back, reminding me greatly of Jemima Puddleduck, and I snapped her picture, as well. 

The goose that waddled off, and back again!

I've said it before, and it's still true.  I love toys that allow my children to play creatively, using their imagination to develop stories and act them out.  I appreciate toys that can be used creatively with other toys.  For instance, my children can build a homestead out of blocks and then bring their Schleich action figures in to act out a story.  And that's exactly what happens with the Schleich action figures!

You can visit the Schleich website to view their products. Prices vary according to the size of the action figure. The cute baby chimpanzee and my darling hedgehog are only $2.69 each, and the 5 piece farm babies set retails for $11.49. A cowboy with lasso on a horse retails for $14.99.  Reasonable prices for exquisite products!

I know I'm going to begin buying historical and wildlife action figures for Christmas instead of super hero action figures.  And that cute little hedgehog is going on my personal wish list!

Click the banner at the top to read more reviews on this product by other Homeschool Crew members.

Trusting in Him,

1 comment:

  1. Cindy @ Fenced in FamilyMarch 22, 2009 at 10:16 AM

    I love these Schleich animals. We've seem them in stores for years but have only bought a couple. It was exciting to receive so many at once. I like the pictures you took of them. They look great against that red background.

    This is my first time to your blog, and I really like the flowery background you have. Have a great week!


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