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Sylvanian Family

Sylvanian Family were small flocked soft plastic animals with poseable limbs that inhabited their own old-fashioned English village. They were totally out of sync with their era, instead of neon colours and flashing lights they had pretty floral dresses for the girls and checkered trousers with braces for the boys.

To start with Sylvanian Family featured the standard British woodland creatures: mole, badger, grey rabbit, brown rabbit, mouse etc. However, after a while they got a little crazier: grey bear, duck, frog, and now they're making reindeer, panda and rhino Sylvanians!

Maple Town were a cheaper rip-off of Sylvanian Family.


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Sylvanian Family Last post by remember
03 July 2008

Do You Remember Sylvanian Family?

Do You Remember Sylvanian Family?

  • Anonymous user
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    I still have the country house, mansion house, treehouse, school, bakery, gypsy caravan- and probably more- tucked away in the loft for when it's actually worth something on ebay & i can sell them. But maybe i'll keep them cos they're so damn cute! I won a competition once (i think the prize was a duck family?) by creating a little village on the rockery in my garden! I say 'i' but my mum and brother contributed! It was awesome!! We put stones together to form little pathways!
  • Anonymous user
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    I bought the Sylvanian Family house,treehouse & some kind of cart with pots & pans on it.Also have 4 families.We played with it for years.She is now 28 & i told her i would save it for her when she has children.I recall boys also loved it!!!!
  • mummieto2
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    I had one bear and a baby rabbit I think, but I used to love more than anything going to my friends house as she had LOADS. It was great. I was careful never to take mine in case they got mixed up though. Cool toys that are still great now.
  • Anonymous user
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    I loved Sylvanian family, my sister and I literally had 100s of figures! Every time we went to the toy shop we would choose Sylvanaians over anything else. It would take a day to set up the whole collection over our bedroom so we could play with it all.
  • AnythingButOrdinary7
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    My grandma got me little syvanian fmaily teddy called Teddy No Nose when I was about three (I fell over when I was holding him and his nose fell off) and I still have it now! I love it.
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember that I got a Sylvanian family post office for christmas one year. One of my best toys ever!!!
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember getting a Sylvanian Family post office for christmas one year it was brilliant. One of the best toys I ever had.
  • thunercats_hooo
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    my sister had the wagon and loads of figures. she would load up thewagon and make them trek accross te living room and i would attack the wagon with my ming the merciless giant snake/dragon thing! mwahaha, victory was always mine!
  • Anonymous user
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    I was working as a nanny in the late 80s and the little girl I was taking care of got the rabbit family & house for her birthday one year. When the novelty started to wear off, I discovered that I could rekindle her interest by drawing a layout for a garden or park, etc, on a large sheet of paper. She would colour it in, and then play with the rabbits on the new layout. When one got worn out, I could just draw a different one for her. She loved her Sylvanian Family, and I have to admit I enjoyed playing with it with her.
  • Anonymous user
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    i still have a few of the creatures from the 80's