Archive for 'Educational Toys' Category
Look up look up!!
You can hear the dramatic music start to play in your head, you can feel what is about to happen, please Zebra stop drinking, you are in danger!
At least this is the story we heard from our grandchildren as they produced a watering hole made from the lid of an empty ice-cream tub in the over grown grass. These Schleich figurines are brilliant educational toys, hand painted, so each one is distinctive and unique, and are so strong they can outlast any scene your children’s imagination demands they play a part in. Where will your wild animals wonder?
Blue Parrots? or Blue Macaw Puppets in the “Rio” film?
No matter how many times we tell our grandson it’s a Macaw, he insists it’s a parrot……. do you have this conversation with your little ones?
So there we were watching the film “Rio” (which is a lovely story about Blu, yes a male blue macaw who was taken to Rio de Janeiro to mate with a female called Jewel, who turned out to be a very free-spirited bird), when our grandson decided that we needed to get our very own puppet macaw out of the cupboard and recreate some of the scenes.
We ended up playing parrots and macaws for most of the rest of the afternoon . . . . . .
We managed to see the long awaited Smurfs sequel over the summer holidays and were pleased to see the introduction of a couple of mischievous Smurf-like characters called the Naughties.
The evil wizard Gargamel continues to try and find the all-powerful magical Smurf-essence and kidnaps Smurfette to Paris.
There, many a chase scene happens and our particular favourite is the one in the sweets store, priceless!
Do you have a favourite?
We can help you and your children re-create some of these scenes and adventures with all the characters (and a few old favourites) which we just have to bring to you at a Special Price.
This years range of Schleich Knights has to be seen to be believed – a magical combination – historic knights and fantasy figures combined.
We have here the good guys and the not so good guys – the rich blue and gold contrasted with the black and deep red – the Griffin with the Dragon.
On each side we have two knights on horseback along with foot soldiers with swords, crossbows, axes and of course the knights mounted on dragons and griffins!
Here we are showing the Blue & Yellow Macaw from the wild animals, all are pretty impressive but some of the immediately most impressive and popular are the revamped Hippopotamus with huge wide jaws, the aggressive Grizzly, and the sleek Black Panther. With the horses Schleich are adding plaited manes to a few more models, see the fell pony and shire but the ones that take the biscuit are the appaloosas – to the uninitiated it looks like icing sugar on the hind quarters – to the initiated a fanatsic model horse.