By Julie Terrone
Does your child love to go on adventures or travel back in time and meet interesting animals, characters and creatures? Safari Ltd will reinforce these adventures and allow children of all ages to “Discover the frontiers of your imagination” with their detailed, hand painted collections of animals and historical figures collections.
These toy collections are so life-like and durable. Replicas come is many different varieties, categories and sizes (from under 1″ to up to 13″). Some collections are Dinosaurs, Fantasy Figures, Human Figures, Wildlife, Horses and Farm, Ocean, Science and Miniature TOOB collections. There are many new products for 2013 available in each category. USE OF PRODUCTS: Children have used these products for school projects to bring their subject matter to life as well as during imagination play at home. Whether it be a fifth grade student creating a Civil War battle scene between the Union and Confederate soldiers, a second grade student using the Knights and Dragons figures from the hand painted miniatures TOOB collections to complete a book report project on that subject, playing jungle safari in the grass of your own backyard with larger replicas, swimming with the sea life creatures during bath time or creating a spooky scene of glow-in-the-dark creatures at bedtime, these replicas help create a spark in the creative minds of children to make their imaginations come alive through tactile play. Think of the thought-processes that children use to place these figures and tell the story that they see in their mind. Children come up with strategies for their figures as they maneuver them in the scene. It is amazing what children can dream up and how they use these figures to make their story happen.
ABOUT THE PRODUCT: American Sculptors study and research the anatomy and characteristics of each animal or human prior to sculpting the model to ensure authenticity and accuracy. Then each model is hand painted with sometimes up to 20 different steps. Figures are positioned in life-like poses. All toys are tested and must pass safety test requirements. One test examines the products for unsafe substances per U.S. standards which includes lead in the paint. All products are phthalate free (the softening agents added to PVC) and lead free, to ensure the safety of our children. Products are recommended for children 3 years and older. Prices vary with each figure and collection (from under $4.99-to under $24.99).
WHERE CAN YOU GET THE PRODUCT?
Shopping on the Safari Ltd website will certainly meet all your shopping needs. A link on the website also allows you to search for a store near you. Catalogs and collections guides are available. The local craft stores such as Michaels and A.C. Moore may carry them too.
ABOUT THE COMPANY:
Safari Ltd® supports ecologically sound practices. They support global efforts in the fields of conservation and animal protection. They are celebrating 30 years in the business with 3 generations of family sharing the unique vision of wildlife with children. The Safari Ltd warehouse and distribution center is located in Miami, Florida.
My children have enjoyed these products for years, way before I received anything of the following for this post : a 2013 catalog, calender and collection guide, a Black Panther replica, a venom creatures TOOB, a dinosaur replica, a Poseidon replica and a tote bag. I think these are great educational toys and will continue to use them even as my children get older and need to use them for school projects and play.