Sunday, March 13, 2011

Schleich Wildlife Animal Figurines Review & Giveaway

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Schleich was founded in 1935 in Germany, with their now famous figurines starting production in 1950. With 75 years under their belt they have perfected their art and expanded to reach the hands & minds of children and adults alike.

Each figurine is developed to be as realistic & naturalistic as possible and they design with the assistance of parents & teachers to ensure their products are safe for little hands & educational. They choose which comic characters they portray based on the educational & moral values the characters portray. Each figurine is designed to promote imaginative play in a child. 

Schleich currently has 3 main categories of play--with subcategories in that. They include:
  1. World of Nature: a) Wild Life  b) Farm Life
  2. World of History:  a)Prehistoric Animals  b) The World of Knights  c) New Heroes
  3. World of Fantasy:  a) Bayala  b) The Smurfs


They have produced other sets that are no longer in productions, but have become collectors items. 
In celebration of their 75th Anniversary, they have released a book called Anywhere's a Playground that chronicles their first 75 years--I was given a copy & it was quite interesting. The book is pictured above. They made the book round, with zebra print so it brings attention to it. It is amazing how far they have come.You can find this book on Amazon for $15.56.
I have been familiar with Schleich products for many years--the Rural King store near us carries them and my child is very attracted to them every time we are in there. We have purchased a few of the pieces in the past (all from the World of Nature category), so I can attest that they stand up to toddler/preschooler play. I was given some of the January 2011 releases for the World of Nature: Wild Life set to check out--I think the artic fox (pictured above) & kit are my favorite (they are so darn cute), while my child chose the African buffalo to make "talk."  I have always been impressed with how realistic their figurines are. I love that my child can see & learn from a small piece of play art. I love how these little figurines bring out the best in my child's imagination! Plus--their individual animals are priced so you can get them as a special treat for being good in the store. They would also make great birthday gifts or would be perfect hopping into an Easter basket. 

 Thanks to Schleich, one lucky My Springfield Mommy reader will win a set of 6 figurines from the Wildlife Grouping including:
Water Buffalo Calf
Water Buffalo
Kudu Antelope
Kudu Calf
Artic Fox
Artic Fox Kit
 PLUS the book about the history of Schleich titled Anywhere’s a Playground: Schleich 75th Anniversary, by Paul Kraut.
Giveaway ends Sunday, April 3rd
Winner chosen by Random.org
Winners responsible for supplying shipping info.
U.S. entries only

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Thanks to Schleich for my samples and the giveaway winner's prize and to Michelle for her honest opinions. 

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I love their black and brown rabbit
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ooooh I LOVE Schleich!! we have several horses - I love all of their animals, but wouldn't mind adding the Knabstupper stallion to our play collection. my daughter needs an appaloosa horse. :)
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I actually paint model horses and have painted Schleichs before. there is a Shetland pony that I painted that is one of my favorites that I still get a lot of compliments on! they are fun toys to work with.
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I like the rabbit grooming from the new in January product line
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Regina D said...

Ilove them all...my kids love toys like this the giant turtle and baby tortoise are cute

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I don't have any memories but I would love to make some. Figurines like this ar a huge hit and travel well in my house

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Julie said...

I am interested in the water buffalo. I think my son would really like it.

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My son wants to buy these everytime we go to Target, but I haven't seen these there recently.

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Teresa said...

I like the Schleich Bald Eagle

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scottsgal said...

I like the german shepherd dog figurine since we had one
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I still have a box of these figurines from when I was a girl - I kept them on a shelf - now my son has them
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kayshem said...

I started collecting these w/ my daughter. They have such a wide variety of animals. I prefer just the World of Nature set.

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We have a little guinea pig that I really like.

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rhonda said...

I liked the Kittens playing on the log.

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I don't have any stories but I'm sure my grandchildren can supply some if I won.

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I like the new red deer.
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My memory of them was getting to pick one out when we went to the store by our cabin.
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I really love their bayala fairies but picking animals, I like the penguin with chick Tiffypoot @ (aol.com)

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Michelle Smith said...

I like the bald eagle!

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Cristy said...

My favorite is the archer,kneeling. My son loves that sort of toy, and would enjoy any of the brave knight series, but I think his favorite would be the archer kneeling.

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Janet W. said...

Most interested in the Holstein Bull.
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Never owned them before, but I hope to make new memories!
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Heather said...

I would love the rabbits the most.

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Heather said...

My personal memories, well, I keep a few of their little puppies in the diaper bag for those occasions when nothing else will make my son sit and relax. He loves them! It's nice to see him play with something so gently and cute.

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Jennifer said...

Most interested in the Sow Standing figurine
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My siblings used to collect these and I always thought they were neat. Would love for my son to have some.
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Kristen said...

My favorite is the Western Riding Set.

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Favorite one is Velociraptor.

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Never owned them before - no memories yet.

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kellyr78 said...

I am most interested in the Percheron mare- my daughter loves horses.
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I know we used to have a small collection of those Smurf figured in the 80's... not sure if they were Schleich, I'll have to find them and look.
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Emillie Rose said...

I love the white tailed buck!!
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I don't have any memories with the Schleich figurines, but I would if I win!
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i like the bear
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I like the Emperior Penguin!

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I like the rabbits
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I like the artic fox
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Laura said...

I like the water buffalo calf-
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I dont have any personal memories but would love to get this to make some memories.
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jaguar cub is super cute

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i like the bison calf
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my best memory is my grandkids choosing special animals and learning about them

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I like all the horses
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lilyk said...

I love the Arabian mare figurine!

QueenB said...

My daughter was super brave during her last VCUG test (she was 4) and we let her pick any animal she wanted. She chose a black horse from Schleich and declared HER to be Sparkles. She was not a happy camper when Sparkles went into the tub with her that night and she realized he was a boy horse.
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