Category: Schleich

African Leopard, 2007 (Wild Life by Schleich)

Review and images by spacelab; edited by bmathison1972 The Leopard. One of the most iconic wild-life animals and without a doubt one of the prettiest predators in the world. A wild cat with beautiful body structure, power and flexibility, that became a cult symbol, having also enormous presence in the pop/rock culture, especially in the …

Asian Elephant, cow 2012 (Wild Life by Schleich)

Review and images by Bryan Divers; edited by bmathison1972 This review makes a good companion to the first one I submitted, which is essentially a plush version of this plastic figure. An Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) female, with the classic smiling mouth, double-domed head, and convex curve to the back. I believe this is the …

Asian Elephant, cow and calf 2017 (Wild Life by Schleich)

Review and photographs by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 The magnificent Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) is the second biggest of the three extant species of pachyderm, the second biggest land animal in the world, and the biggest land animal in all of Asia. It can be distinguished from its two African cousins largely by its domed …

Australian Shepherd (Farm Life by Schleich)

Review and photos by pipsxlch; edited by bmathison1972 Today I’m reviewing the Schleich Australian Shepherd registered by Schleich in 2012 (retired in 2016). I believe this figure is meant to depict a female. The Australian Shepherd is, despite the name, a herding breed of US origins. It is a conglomeration of various herding breeds/types found …

Brown-Throated Sloth (Wild Life by Schleich)

In recent years, the brown-throated sloth (Bradypus variegatus) has seemingly exploded in popularity. It has become a mascot for people that admire or emulate its laid-back, solitary, inactive lifestyle. In addition to that, it’s also unquestionably adorable. This popularity, no doubt accelerated by the internet, movies, and TV shows, has generated a glut of sloth …

Galápagos Tortoise, 2020 (Wild Animals by Schleich)

Review and images by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 “I frequently got on their backs, and then giving a few raps on the hinder part of their shells, they would rise up and walk away;—but I found it very difficult to keep my balance.” – Charles Darwin Such was the experience of the legendary naturalist when …

Giant Panda, male 2017 (Wild Life by Schleich)

Review and images by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 A conservation icon, a beloved zoo attraction, and a star of a hit animated franchise, the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is quite possibly the most immediately recognizable animal on the planet. Naturally then, it has enjoyed countless toys over the decades, including this 2017 figure courtesy of …