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Last year for Christmas my son got a castle from the ELC and I bought a lot of different knights and horses to go with the castle. One of these was this Papa dragon horse. The horse is made from Papo is that makes knights animals and fantasy figures. They are made from heavy duty plastic and we have found the horse to be very resilient to knocks and scrapes. This dragon horse is beautifully detailed and one that definitely appealed to my son when he saw it on Christmas day and has been played with lots since. The horse looks like it is running at a canter but also can if you wish be balanced on its rear legs and coat look like it is raised in a rampant position. My son likes the fact that the horse can be positioned in several ways and uses to maximum effect when lining his knights and horses up ready for war and when they are in battle. The face of the horse is very detailed with its mouth open and it almost looks ready to take a bite out of any opponents on the battle field. My son does like this life like look and it adds more to his battles than some of his cheaper horses. The horse is referred to as dragon for its battle dress of a dragon emblazed upon the horses outfit. These are heraldic dragons and make the whole horse look the part of a tournament and battle figure which my son loves. There is a lot of detail on this with it showing a fluidity of movement as if the horse is cantering. Again this makes it more realistic which my son loves. The horse is a great item for any castle and knight set and my son loves using his imagination with it to create his battles. The knight that goes alongside this sits wonderfully in the saddle as does most of the other knights by the same maker. It is a great action figure for stretching their imagination and one I would definitely recommend. The horse costs around £6.75 from Amazon and whilst more expensive than say some of the horse from ELC it is definitely more detailed and with more life like those and my son tends to pick either this horse one from the same brand when he is playing with his knights and horses so 4 stars from him and me only losing one for the price.
The Papo range comprises all kinds of People, Animals and Creatures, included in the Papo toy range are: Wild Animals, Farm Animals, Horses & Equestrian, Dinosaurs, Fantasy World, Knights, Historical Figures, Pirates, Fairytale Worlds and much more. This Great item is : Papo Knights - Blue Dragon King Horse 39389 Recommnded For Ages 3 Plus