My daughter's latest 'thing' is Sylvanian Families. Sylvanian Families are toys which have been going for years, I have fond memories of playing with them as a child in the late 1980's/early 1990's. The toys come in the form of little animal characters (that wear clothes) which are made from flocked plastic. The characters began as woodland creatures (foxes, rabbits, hedgehogs etc) but now include other animals such as cats, elephants, meerkats and penguins. Sylvanian houses, cars and furniture are also available. There is SO much Sylvanian Families merchandise to collect.
The latest additions to my daughters Sylvanian Families collection is a pair of persian cat twins.
The twins come packaged inside a cardboard box (with plastic over the top so you can see exactly what's inside). The twins are very small (no more than 2 inches), so therefore the age recommendation is 4+ years. The twins have names (Roma and Rona), although their names aren't stated on the box (I only know their names because my daughter had previously pointed out the persian twins on a list of Sylvanian Families characters). Therefore your child can make up their own names if they wish.
The whole persian cat family consists of a mother, father, older son, older daughter (sold as a set of 4) and 3 babies (2 twin girl babies sold together, the other baby boy sold separately).
The persian twins are very cute looking. They are an all white colour. Their bodies are smooth but their heads are fuzzy. This is a really sweet thing to have and is something which my daughter really likes. The difference between normal cats and persian cats is that the persian cats are fuzzy. The twins have little pink ears, small black ears and pink noses. They also have mouths which is a really good feature to have as it allows my daughter to wedge dummies and bottles in to their mouths (she already has these accessories from other Sylvanian Families sets). One of the babies is in a sitting position and the other baby is in a crawling position. One of the babies wears a material pink nappy/bib outfit and the other baby wears the same outfit but in yellow. My daughter loves undressing and dressing her Sylvanian Families characters, but the babies outfits are too fiddly for her to put back on (so I have to do it!). Unfortunately the persian babies are pretty basic, they don't have movable joints (only their heads move) or any special features. They don't come with any accessories or extras.
The cats are pretty solid and seem very durable. I still have some Sylvanian Families characters from when I was a child, so I'm quite sure they will stand the test of time!
We bought the Sylvanian Families Persian Cat Twins from The Entertainer for £8.00. Sylvanian Families sets are usually quite expensive and I accept that, however I think the persian twins are still overpriced. They're very cute, durable and my daughter enjoys playing with them. They're also good for imaginative play and fit in nicely with my daughters Sylvanian Families collection (particularly her persian cat family). However they are extremely small, basic and they don't come with any accessories. I have previously bought my daughter sets of 2 different Sylvanian babies for £8.00 and they came with lots of nice accessories...
A cute addition to your Sylvanian Family, these twin Persian cats are tiny and playful. Their bright blue beady eyes are almost hidden in their fluffy white fur. They have matching outfits