Dear Mummy, you know how much I love playing with little figurines, so when a package came through the post addressed for me I was pleasantly surprised and eager to open it.
The delivery was from Schleich and contained two toy sets of their new Farm Yard Animals for me to review! We visited the Schleich stand at the London Toy Fair 2016 and were really impressed with the range of life-like miniature figures they created. From bright flamingos to menacing sharks, tall giraffes to little turtles Schleich really does have the whole animal kingdom covered! Schleich is a German toy figurine producer and their toys are modeled/inspired by nature and meticulously handpainted. They are beautiful, and lifelike, except for the size, of course.
We were really lucky to be given the opportunity to review some animals that I had seen in real life and I was overjoyed when I opened the packaging. On my travels I have come across a lot of farmyard animals, so I knew exactly what these figurines were. It was great to reinforce animals seen at the farm by identifying the animals at home.
The first set we opened was from the new Farm Life Collection (41424) – My First Farm Animals which included a Black-Pied cow, a lamb, a pig, a hen, one bunches of carrots, a hay bale and some green apples. The packaging was really easy and safe for me to open and the crafted animals just popped out of the protective plastic which housed them in the display box.
There were no ‘faffy’ bits to unwind and we didn’t have to use scissors to release the animals. The packaging was bright and colourful and the boxes even doubled up as a backdrop for my animal adventures. We had great fun taking photos of the animals and pretending they were in situ in a farm on Instagram.
My mummy loved their small size and I was looking for some toys to pack away in my rucksack to take to Ireland with me on my holidays. All the Schleich animal figures have a good weight to them and feel substantial in your hands – not cheap and ‘plastically’. The attention to detail is amazing too and up close you can see they are hand painted with life-like features like skin and fur textures.
They are all self-standing which makes them easy to play with to create a roll-playing scenes. I took them on my holiday to Ireland to see my Grandma. We knew she would appreciate these little toys as she lives out in the sticks and is a country girl (she grew up on a farm), so I wanted to show her my farm animals.
I played with them when we went out as they were easily transportable. When we waited for lunch I would lay them out and play with them quietly on the table. It was great activity to kill time before our food arrived, as I ended up feeding them first with the little crafted food that was provided in the Farm Life sets.
I always gave the hay to the cows and the pig and the sheep ended up with the carrots – much to the piggys dismay! The Black-Pied cow is the largest of the figures and always seem to be the most dominant of my farmyard animals. When I was acting out scenarios he was always the bossy boots demanding food.
The second set (41422) of the Farm Life Collection – Stable Cleaning, included a Fleckvieh calf, a Shropshire lamb, two bunches of carrots, a bucket and a broom.
It was a great toy set to pretend play with and I reenacted mucking out animal pens and clearing up all their poo! My Grandma says that stable management is important on a farm! I enjoyed feeding the animals and putting them to bed in their boxes too.
Schleich do a massive range of animals and I can’t wait to add to my collection. (Who knows in the future I may have my own Noah’s Ark full of animals!).
You can’t beat the quality and the attention to detail of these miniature hand painted figurines from Schleich and the prices range around £4.99 for individual figures to £16.99 for sets. They are available online and in the majority of toy shops across the UK and make great collectables!
Do you own any Schleich animals? What’s your favourites?
Love Bella x
Disclosure: We received the product in order to write an honest review.
34 thoughts on “My first Schleich animal toys”
These animals and sets are brilliant! My boys have a couple of figures and love them. #twinklytuesday xx
oh these do look really great and Sylvia borrowed some little farm animals from the toy library when she was small and it was really fun! Thanks for sharing. Angela x
We are big fans of Schleich – they are such good quality. We have quite a few of their dinosaurs.
My nephew would absolutely love these figurines, how lovely are these
I remember T when she was this age and she used to love these kind of toys too. In fact, we still have them somewhere in the attic. Looks really fab!
I keep meaning to get some of these but I am always put off by the price. They do seem to be high quality toys though. #twinklytuesday
I absolutely love Schleich toys. The detail is always fab and the quality is great. Eli has lots of them
We love these animals and have them for our farmyard. Have you seen the rabbits and ducks? To die for! #twinklytuesday
Love this make of animals was thinking of getting some for my girls
Proper toys! My husband had some of these when he was a kid. They are so nicely crafted. It looks like your daughter has had a great time playing with them. #twinklytuesday
ah, these are lovely. I am currently on the hunt for various animals to form part of our tuff spot play over the coming weeks as I am looking to teach the children more about where food comes from etc and these would be perfect for our farm section x
Sounds perfect for you! Meant to be… 😉
my little cousin has these animal toys they are so cute. x
I love Schleich figures, they’re so detailed. I have a couple of Schleich pugs in my doll house. 🙂
They look so well made. My little man would love these, especially now he’s learning how animal sounds! #bloggerclubuk
They are really well made! Even a toddler stomping and sitting on them hasn’t damaged them!
These are so cute and so life like too x
I used to have some little animals just like these when I was a kid! So much fun.
The attention to detail is amazing on these, they are so lifelike
I’ve never heard of this brand before. They look like lots of fun to play with x
Glad we had the opportunity to review these, I think we’ll be getting some more in the future…what to get next…now that’s a dilemma!! 😉 Thanks for popping over Jenni x
It’s amazing how much fun these type of figures can bring. My mum bought Little Button some of these for her birthday and they can so easily be played with on their own or added to other types of toy sets. Great fun and such good quality #bloggerclubuk
They are lovely quality, I’ve played with them with other toy sets too! Thanks for popping over Annette 🙂
We don’t have any of that brand but T does have lots of farm animal figures and he LOVES them. I love how much he likes animals in general X #twinklytuesday
That’s great that he loves animals 🙂
These are totally awesome! I love Schleich animals x
Thanks Sonia! They are rather awesome 🙂
We have seen these in our local farm shop – they look such great quality. I LOVE little animals 😉 Ickle Pickle x
N’s a big fan of Shleich farm animals. We’ve got a few and they always last.
These are brilliant, even in the pictures you can see they are not cheap or plastic looking. I love the baby animals one 🙂 I loved farm animal sets when I was a kid!
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My monsters love looking at the Schleich figures display in the local toy shop, We haven’t ever bought any, as the price kind of puts me off (i’m so tight!!!!) but after reading this they sound a good purchase.
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These are great! My Evelyn would love to have a set of these Schleich toys. She loves animals farm, though these would put me out of pocket for a while. Great review though. I love you how you photographed the toys. They look really cute! 🙂
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