For 2016, Schleich has gone back to the era when prehistoric creatures first walked our planet with the introduction of ‘The First Giants’. This cool collection includes five of the first giant prehistoric reptiles, each of which come complete with moving jaw and educational tag leaflet which contains facts about each dinosaur. The species includes the Dilophosaurus, Dimetrodon, Barapasaurus, Herrerasaurus and Dunkleosteus and the RRPs range from £7.99 to £14.99.
Freddy received a Dilophosaurus and a Dimetrodon model to play with. Both have the same high quality workmanship that you expect from Schleich, with great colours and excellent attention to detail. From the texture of the skin to the realistic mouth, with moving jaw, pointy teeth and life like tongue, they are excellent interpretations of the incredible dinosaurs that walked the planet around 250 million years ago.
The little leaflet, which is attached to the model's leg, gives you some facts about the dinosaur such as when it lived, its size, weight and what it would have eaten. There is also a mini, illustrated timeline, putting each dinosaur into the period in which it lived. This adds an element of education to the toys that budding paleontologists will love.
Schleich do a great range of dinosaur models that children can collect to make their own collection ready to play imaginary games of prehistoric life or to build their very own Jurassic World. Schleich toys last for years and are great value for money. My children have always loved their model animals, they are such wonderful toys for inspiring imaginative play and educational discovery.
Stockists include Amazon and many good toy and model shops. See the full range at www.schleich-s.com/en/GB/.