Tuesday 20 November 2012

Schleich dinosaur figures review

Are you ready for today's #12days post ? I hope you're finding all these gift and stocking filler ideas useful ... and if you aren't, well, fear not, there are still plenty more to come !

On the first day of Christmas, the Madhouse reviewed for thee ...
Ravensburger 3D Big Ben puzzle ! (click through for a giveaway)

On the second day of Christmas, the Madhouse reviewed for thee ...

On the third day of Christmas, the Madhouse reviewed for thee ...
a My Style Design & Make Deluxe Charm Bracelets kit !

On the fourth day of Christmas, the Madhouse reviewed for thee ...
a Schleich dinosaur figure !

Now I have to admit, I wasn't sure how warm a reception this one would get. Kids these days are introduced to all-singing all-dancing electronic toys and gadgets right from the day they are born so how impressed would they actually be with a plastic dinosaur ? 

Well, 3-year-old Pierre was instantly intrigued by the hinged mouth which opens and closes and liked looking inside his mouth (because it looks quite realistic). He then started walking it up and down my arm and leg making roaring noises !

Juliette pointed out that Pierre should put it in his bucket, then he could be like his Harry And His Bucket Full Of Dinosaurs DVD ! The toy stands up really easily and doesn't keep falling over which is good, but I would have liked it to have jointed legs and arms (do dinosaurs have arms ? or they all legs ?) to enable more creative play.

I was impressed with the attention to detail - even more so when I learned that each figure is anatomically correct and hand painted. Pierre was too young to appreciate this though. He was just happy enough walking it around his bedroom making roaring noises !

So, plastic dinosaurs are still timeless classics, it would appear ! This would make a great stocking filler for any little boy (or any dinosaur-mad little girls, come to that !).

star rating : 4/5

RRP : £4.99

Disclosure : I received an Allosaurus (but I keep annoying the Madhouse Mini-testers by saying it's a D'youthinkhesaurus !) in order to write an honest review.

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  1. These look great, I remember having some as a child. I was dinosaur mad and my sister was.

  2. My son would love this he is dinosaur mad!

  3. Schleich is a brilliant brand, excellent quality figures


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