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Faraun is one of the sweet and friendly looking dragons, certainly the most gentle looking (baby dragons aside) in my collection.
This particular dragon has more bird like than lizard like features as far as stature goes in my opinion but claws and head still are more on the lizard side. The skin is lizardy although not as much as with the other Schleichs dragon Antylar. This one looks more feminine which is a good thing considering it is supossed to be a female dragon. These feminine features are especially noticed on the dragon's head since the look in the eyes is made so soft, tender well almost mother like and the facial expression is so tenter also. The cream colour of this dragon also suggests a more friendly and warm hearted dragon.
As you probably noticed the dragon's name is Faraun, a bit odd for a female but then again who am I to judge dragon names... Though the name in my opinion (it sounding more male than female) captures some characteristics of this dragon quite good I think - at least for me the association I got when hearing the name Faraun was Pharaoh and when you look at this one you can certainly see some connections, especially with the colouring - the colour palette is from sandy (can't get more Egyptian than that), with gold details, especially the horns on the head which also remind me of Pharaohs. Well at least that's what I see and feel with this dragon and if it was intended that way then I have to say that they succeeded in their intent fully.
As one expects from Schleich figures this one is hand painted and to great detail, the blending of colours is perfect, shading amazing. The details on the head are great, I just love the eyes.
The figure feels really sturdy, the wings are rubbery and can be bended but I did not get the feel that they would break easily.
I love this dragon, it is not the fierce looking one but the figure still captures the majesty of dragons.
***So what did the kids think of it?***
Well I do not have kids however this dragon has been in coincidental contact with the kids next door while I was moving flats (I guess they were around 7,8 years old). The little girl thought that the dragon was really pretty while boys were a bit more restrained about it. I know this is not exactly helpful but I decided to include it in the review anyway since it happened. When it gets a better "contact" with my relatives I will be updating this.
Toy is suitable for years 3+.