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It retails for around £3, but at the time I purchased, there was a promotional offer of three for two so I was quite pleased with the price I paid, even at full RRP I would say this is quite reasonable.
The Schleich range is really extensive and seems to cover every breed of animal going. As well as the animals, there are also magical figurines, soldiers, cavalry and toys figures such as Smurfs. I have only ever brought the animals although I have recently been eyeing up the range of beautiful fairies they have.
The donkey stands about 7cm at his tallest part and 7cm long which I find is a really nice size for Lauren to hold when playing with.
All the Schleich animals are hand painted yet the attention to detail is amazing, even down to the detailing of the eyes, because this is the foal, his coat has lots of raised parts to give the effect his fur is slightly fluffy. We have had the donkey for a couple of years now and despite being hand painted, it has never chipped or started to peel away. The animal is very realistic and there is no doubt over that it is meant to be.
Lauren loves to get her farmyard out and place all her animals in there (we have quite an exotic farm which has lions and elephants in), she loves to incorporate her other toys into play, for example, the donkey was giving her Sylvanians rides just the other day.
Whenever we buy a new Schleich toy, I always like to go online with Lauren as the website gives lots of interesting facts about the animals. I feel it offers a new way for Lauren to learn and I am amazed that she remembers these when only discussing once (yet her spellings from school seem to take all week and before I know it, she has forgotten them).
I find all the Schleich toys have quite a nice weight to them which tells me that the quality of the product is good. This donkey weighs about 30g which might not seem like much, but when compared to a bag a animals I once brought from the Poundshop, it probably weighs more than they whole bag did. I don’t find that this is too heavy for Lauren to play with though.
Overall, I would recommend and give the donkey 5 out of 5 stars.
Theme: Farm Life / A very cute detailed figurine of a donkey foal. Serving humans for thousands of years, donkeys have fulfilled many tasks. In helping out on the farm, transporting goods, siring mules, keeping horses company, guarding sheep, and even being kept as pets, donkeys are very capable mammals. As beasts of burden, donkeys have adapted much and are valued for their ability to live in the desert. With their tough stomach and ability to efficiently retain water from food, donkeys surpass horses. Famous for aiding soldiers during times of war and for their overall dependability, the donkey population is increasing and is appreciated. Dimensions: H6.5cm