I have heard and seen Sylvanian Families toys a lot but I have not bought or owned one before. I always thought that perhaps my girls are too young for them as they come with a lot of little pieces so I thought to wait a little longer for when they are older. I personally think they are gorgeous toys, so I was looking forward to discovering them with my girls. My eldest daughter, Bella, who is now 7 asked for a Sylvanian Families toy recently so it was perfect timing when we got introduced to the brand with a couple of toys from their latest range.
ABOUT SYLVANIAN FAMILIES
For those of you that haven’t heard of Sylvanian Families before, it was first created in 1985. It is a unique and adorable range of distinctive animal characters that live, work and play in the idyllic land of Sylvania. It originated in Japan and made the journey to the UK in 1987. It became an iconic toy of the ‘80s and received the UK Toy of the Year award for three years running. Sold in over 50 countries, Sylvanian Families is a global brand, with themed restaurants and a dedicated theme park in Japan. To date, more than 100 million Sylvanian Families figures have been sold worldwide.
Sylvanian Families toys, aimed at children aged 4-10 years, have their own names, birthdays and even personalities. They live in stylish houses, surrounded by luscious greenery, woodland, a meadow and a river – making up the natural world of Sylvania. Many Sylvanian products also connect together so that you can grow your Sylvanian Village and create your own unique Sylvanian World as your collection expands.
Red Panda Family
This set comes with three pieces – a father, mother and daughter. They are really cute and there is so much attention to detail.
Their outfits are made of fabric clothing and are removable. Apparently, the dad called Geoff is a famous botanist and spends his days in the forest. He likes discovering new plants and flowers. He brings his wife home a bouquet of flowers every day. He is dressed in green trousers which are held up against elasticated braces. He has a lovely red checker-board shirt on.
Shirley, the mother, is an artist. She especially loves drawing the plants and flowers her husband brings her. She also likes baking and decorating her cakes with colourful sugar flowers. She is wearing a gorgeous flowery dress (predominately pink flowers on a white background) with a white apron. The apron has lacey embroidered holes in groups of 5. Each the groups form the shape of a 5 petaled flower to match with the flowery pattern on her dress
Katie, the daughter, is one of the gymnasts in Sylvanian village. She likes jumping around and staying active. She spends her days swinging on bars, balancing on beams and doing cartwheels. She is in her favourite red tartan dress with white lace collar.
Their hips, shoulders and neck can be moved which is great for playing. Since the moment Bella opened this box, she was so in love with these little red pandas. They are so cute! She really likes playing with them as they get her imagination rolling. It costs about £13.60 and you can get it from different retailers such as Amazon.
OMG, this toy is just too cute! It comes with so many little pieces to recreate the perfect candy wagon. It is so colourful and it has so much attention to detail.
It comes with all the necessary instructions for your little ones to set it up. I didn’t help Bella at all. She wanted to do it on her own and she did perfectly well. She enjoyed every single step of the process. It was easy for her to build. You can attach a movable shelf to the front or side and place boxes of candy on it, ready for customers to get their paws on.
It has 15 different lollies, deliciously wrapped in a decorative tie tag which they can be popped in one of the three candy boxes. It costs about £9.67 and you can get it from different retailers such as Amazon.
I am very impressed with these toys. They are well-made with fine attention to detail. These toys are great for stimulating imaginative role-play in children. My eldest daughter has played for hours with these toys. My youngest daughter has played only with the red panda set as I thought it is better for her as sh is only 3 years old. I thought the candy wagon toy was a little bit too advanced for her because it comes with lots of little cute pieces so I thought she might lose these, so she is only allowed to play with the red panda set. We really love these toys and we can highly recommend them to family and friends.
Have you heard of Sylvanian Families before? Do you own one? What do you think of the family set and the candy wagon?
*Disclosure: We received a family set of red pandas as well as a candy wagon for the purpose of this review. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. It contains affiliate links.
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