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Schleich Dinosaurs Review

Schleich Dinosaurs Review

We were given the opportunity to review some Schleich Dinosaurs. I often admire their figures when I'm out and about shopping. They are so realistic and are a fantastic resource for imaginative play and learning.

Neve has been dinosaur crazy for quite a while now. She has enjoyed dinosaur topics at school twice and her interest in them has never gone away. Dinosaurs have long fascinated and excited children as young minds imagine their colossal size, mighty roars and formidable power. I kept it a secret that we were having this wonderful opportunity as I wanted to suprize her. 

The dinosaurs landed. Neve was at school. She has a loft bedroom so I dotted them on the stairs for her to discover when she got back. She was overjoyed. Squeals at her discovery were heard and she took them up in her bedroom to go and play.

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The Dinosaurs are one of Schleichs most popular collections. These new additions have been released as part of the Spring relaunch. The spiny backed Animantarx and winged Dimorphodon will be unmissable for collectors and will join the relaunch with top selling classics such as the Giganotosaurus.

Schleich Dinosaurs Review

The Animantarx was around 3 metres in length. Only one skeleton has ever been found so it's not one we know much about. It lived in North America and was officially named in 1999 after becoming the first dinosaur to be discovered by technology alone.

This figure by Schleich is 13.5cm long and 8cm high. It is a sturdy creation, with detailed armour. It is a particularly good one to explore with the finger tips with all of its bumps and scales. Footings have been carefully designed to ensure this creatures stands up really well.

The prehistoric age had creatures that lived on land, the air and in the vast oceans too.

Schleich Dinosaurs Review

Winged Dimorphodon graced the collection we received too! Dimorphodons have been found in fossils across Europe. The skull measured 23cm in length and had an adult wing span of 1.4 metres!

The Schleich figure is very sturdy and stands no problem. The pattern detail is eye catching. Every millimetre has attention to detail. Even inside the mouth a tongue is raised from the bottom of the mouth giving a fierce impression, there are ridges on the roof of the mouth along with the uvula at the back of the throat.

Schleich Dinosaurs Review

With a large distinctive sail on its back, used to help regulate heat, the Dimetrodon is closely linked to mammals.

The figure has a movable jaw which is excellent for altering the expressions during play. Again it stands superbly which is an important feature while the children position and play with their toys.

Schleich Dinosaurs Review

The Spinosaurus lived in what is now North Africa. It is the largest of all meat eating dinsauras - even bigger than the T-Rex!

The figure is weighty and houses a sail on it's back. The jaw opens and closes and is very secure and would withstand young children's play. Scales cover the dinosaur, sharp nails sit on the end of the arms and feet and the long tail helps provides the perfect stability for this figure.

Schleich Dinosaurs Review

The Giganotosaurus was a huge dinosaur and is said to have reached up to 40ft! It lived in what is now Argentina around 98 million years ago. 

The figure is 25cm long from nose to tail. The relaunch sees the patterns brown and black. It's a heavy dinosaur, and just like the one above - the tail has been used to help provide stability. The mouth opens and closes to reveal sharp white teeth. 

Two creatures from the Cretaceous Period will make an appearance in July. First discovered in 2004 in South Dekota and with a cool name to match its cool Nature is the Dracorex. Its dragon like features include spinal ridges along its back and across the top of its skill.

The other addition will be the Diabloceratops. This four horned incredibly detailed quadruped was a herbevior that lived 80 million years ago in what is now Utah in the United States.

Schleich Dinosaurs Review

We have absolutely loved this opportunity. The Dinosaurs are for children between 5 and 12 years of age. I did let the boys have a look at them too. We took them out in the garden and they loved roaring fiercely. I watched them run their fingers over the surfaces of the figures and they seemed to take a moment to process how that felt as the went over ridges, scales, and prickles.

A fantastic set of figures that will not disappoint. They will be fantastic to aid imaginative and creative play and they would be an epic addition to small world play. They have fabulous true attention to detail, realistic markings and colours and stand up superbly.

We are very thankful to have been given the opportunity to share these dinosaurs with you. We were sent the collection above in order to do this review.

They are available at Smyths Toy Store and on Amazon - links have been added above.

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