Saturday, May 2, 2009

Schleich figurines

The famous Schleich figurines that populate our family dollhouse first came to life in the 1950's. At that time the company was making comic figurines (The Smurfs, Snoopy, The Muppet Show characters, ...) then they added animal figurines to their range of products and consequently extended this area. I find their realistic design very educational and the animal's handpainting is beautifully done. The production itself takes place at the company's German headquarters but the figurines are unfortunately made in China.
You can find the Schleich figurines in almost every toy store in Carouge and Geneva: Chat Botté, Franz Carl Weber, King Jouet, ...
CHAT BOTTE - Rue Saint-Joseph, 2 - 1227 Carouge, Genève - map