As a family who adores nature, it is refreshing to see animal figurines so beautifully and realistically captured that they could sit on a mantle as a decoration, but also sturdy and fun to play with and learn with. Just look at the hand-painted features of the polar bear in the photograph above.
Schleich has over 500 items available, including Farm Life, Wild Life, Forest Life, Plants and Trees, Pets, Dinosaurs, The World of Knights, The World of Elves, and The World of the American Frontier collections. At the Schleich website, you can view the first chapter of a story involving their elf figurines, which is also available for purchase.
In Nova Scotia, you can find these figures at Toys R Us, Chapters, and many specialty toy shops, including…
Uncommon Kids Gear Inc, Halifax
Cole Harbour Farm Museum, Dartmouth
The Ridge Shop, Stewiacke note: this store has the ENTIRE line – I just visited and I was in love with the horses, and my son with the knights 🙂 The museum-quality scale models are out of this world as well!
Hay Hospitality, Truro
To give you an idea of price, Chapters online sells the figures starting at $5.95 and up, with playsets available at $12.25 and up.
Schleich is currently running a Hobby Farm Home Contest. Now until March 31, 2009, send in a photo of your family’s farm diorama using Schleich animals and accessories, and you could win a Schleich Red Barn valued at $159.99!
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