I choose to give this product 5 out of 5 Gold Teacher’s Stars!!
From the Schleich website:
Schleich designs and produces the most realistic, natural, and accurate animal and historical figurines and fantasy play worlds that are entertaining, educational and fun.
The complete line of Schleich toys offers a selection of approximately 500 figurines and accessories that provide modular, open-ended and imaginative play options with unique and innovative representations of the world around us, historical periods, and the worlds of fantasy. It includes pets, sea animals, prehistoric mammals and dinosaurs, and corresponding play worlds that recreate farm life, wild life, and forest life. Historically accurate figurines and play worlds recreate the world of knights and the American frontier, and the detailed elves and corresponding play world create a world of fantasy and imagination. Schleich also manufacturers comic figurines, such as the Smurfs.
We received 6 of the animal figurines for review. It was a joyous occasion! We have seen these animals available for purchase at some local merchants, but we had never purchased any before. They were just a great diversion whenever we entered one of the farm stores. So it was with delight that we received a small sampling for review. We received an African Elephant, a Bald Eagle, a Haflinger Horse, a Swabian-Hall Boar, a duck, and a White Tiger Cub.
These have received hours and hours of play so far and have held up to the rough housing of a 12 year old boy. After really getting up close and personal with these figurines, we have each developed a wish list and plan to expand our collection. At the top of our list, we have placed a hippo, a rhinocerous, a giraffe, and a hedgehog. We love the durability of these toys and how life-like they actually are. The figurines are reasonably priced and can be purchased at local retailers or online at the Schleich website.