I Love Taiwan!!!!

I Love Taiwan!!!!

January 16, 2011

I wanted to have a collection of Sylvanian Families

Yesterday i went to KK Toys after my working.. For your info, i really long time did not step in to the shop.. 
KK Toys is the famous, populars and the heaven for the kids to buy their toys~~ (as for me as well) ^^v *PEACE*
anyway, yesterday once i step in the KK Toys shop, i keep find this "Rabbit Toys" (is it counted as Toys?) 
well, the name is Sylvanian Families.. 

Sylvanian Families (シルバニアファミリー Shirubania famirii) is the name of a line of video games and anthropomorphic collectible toy plushfigures, created by Japanese company Epoch in 1985 and distributed worldwide by a number of companies. The characters, grouped into families, feature woodland creatures such as beavers, hedgehogs, mice and bears, although in recent years, they have expanded to other animals such as cats, dogs, penguins, monkeys and meerkats. They remain a quintessential part of the 1990s boom in craze (or fad) toys. The word 'sylvan' means 'of the forest'.

At the beginning of production, in 1985, Sylvanian Families were released in both Japan and North America, albeit with different packaging and minor differences to the characters themselves. In 1987, the success in these markets led to expansion into Western Europe. By 1988, Sylvanian Families had become a major success around the world, spawning a animated series, and winning the British Association of Toy Retailers award for "Toy of the Year" three years consecutively, in 1987, 1988 and 1989. There was also an animated series shown in the 80s that was popular in Spain and the UK and was also shown in the early 1990s in the US on Nick Jr. In 1993, Tomy, who had been distributing the toys worldwide, lost the rights to the name "Sylvanian Families" in Canada and theUSA. Tomy reintroduced the line under the new name Calico CrittersThe Calico Critters line is currently distributed in the US and Canada by International Playthings, LLC.

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