2011-02-20

Calico Critters


Mood: Flustered
Working on: School stuff
Drinking: Water
Homework always leaves me dehydrated ...


I guess you're never too old for toys















I got this Calico Critters playhouse and the critters inhabiting it
as a Valentines gift from Tommy. We go to Toysrus almost once a week
just to check out what's new (he goes for Transformers and I go to see
if there's any new Sanrio stuff). We're pretty much into Toys,
or at least he is more than myself. I would usually go and just walk
through the Barbie aisle or through the Fake food/fake kitchen
aisle just to basically marvel at all the complex fake kitchens that
I wish I could own now as an adult. I mean, I would if I had more
space. xD Then again ... Would I actually play with it?
Without feeling odd?

Not too long ago did I discover these Calico Critters.
I thought they were absolutely adorable and I loved how much
variety in species they had when it came to the family sets. ;__;
They had cow families, cats, dogs, monkeys, rabbits, bears, porcupines ...
So much variety, and the play houses for these animals are amazing.
They're very detailed yet really pricey. :\
Calico Critters is the U.S. name for Sylvanian Families.
Sylvanian Families originated from Japan and then became a big hit
in other countries. I can tell (from ebay listings, and from searching
up online shops) that Sylvanian Families seem to be popular in the UK. o:

Once I opened up the packaging for the Calico Critters play house immediately
I set up all the furniture to where it needs to be and put all the little animals
to their places. Mom's cooking up a storm in the kitchen, Dad's just sitting
there and the kids are up stairs playing with their toys. (As you can see I
added some stuff that I could find around my from, including the Re-ment food :D)

Once I had set everything up I cleared out an area where there was a tea
set displayed and now its replaced with this playhouse. Tommy was pretty
happy with the fact that I was 100% content with the playhouse.
Everything's just so cute. T___T (To me at least)

I feel nostalgic whenever I look over at the play house. There is temptation
to just sit in front it and play with the animal dolls yet ... I've already
tried that and thoughts about things that I should be doing rather
than playing fill up my mind.
So of course it ends up feeling unnecessary to play.
It won't stop me from admiring the darn thing.
At times I glance over at the house and creep up a smile.

While growing up can you remember which
type of toy was your favorite? Plush dolls? Baby dolls?
Barbies? Pretend Play like fake food or a fake doctor equipment?

While growing up I was really HUGE on Barbie dolls.
Can't say that I still am, I don't find them appealing anymore
and I remember how I felt so relieved when it came to getting rid
of them. (I did feel somewhat sad at the time when giving them away. D: )

16 comments:

Ice Pandora said...

Omg! I remember thoseeee
They were a big hit really o:
Alltho I never bought anything from it..
I have when I was little and still have: Hello Kitty play house, Sailormoon Venus play house and Hamtaro playhouse haha :P
I think I'm going to take photo's of them soon.
(thanks for the sweet comment dear x)

xxx~

♥mynameisnur♥ said...

That's so old school. Yes they were a huge hit.
I used to play with barbies/ kens and playdough. Fun times~! aargh I miss being young :P

Tam said...

Omg that used to be my childhood dream toy! Haha. I think i used to like pretend play and plush the most. Barbie freaks me out :S

BuNnYLuverz said...

aww this is soo cute! i use to always go to toys r us and walk around too. but they closed all the toysrus around my area =(

fleurcoco said...

omg! so cutee >w<
i miss my polly pocket now XD

Hello Naka said...

awh this is so cute! i was really tempted to buy a hello kitty mini doll house XD and i think i used to have stufffed toys and i used to hate hello kitty but now i love it XD

Donkuri said...

wow this is kawaii *_*

Melody said...

WAHHH THIS IS SO CUTE ! AND NOW I WANT IT NOWWW ;____;

Hmmm, when I was a kid. I had a lot of barbie dolls and mini cute dolls and digimons and my brother's action figures xD and fluffy bears and ...I DONT KNOW, random cute things xD? I think it was mainly dolls lool

Audrey (hkittygirl) said...

Those are so cute! When I was little, I collected Hello Kitty everythings and then I was really into frogs...I always loved stuffed animals. I mean really, they're just so huggable! ^w^

!♥ m i m i said...

Oh that's so cute! Love.

Sakie and Thomas Gantz said...

I like those close-up photos. You actually feel like you're standing inside the doll house :-)

Inger said...

Wow so cute and great photos as well-its turue you feel like they are life size and you are right in the house with them.
Having kids is a great way to feel ok about playing with toys and not feeling like you should be doing anything else-after all you are bonding right? But in the mean time it makes a beautiful diorama.
Cheers
Inger
Calico Critters

gingerSnaps said...

It reminds me of my childhood.I collected too many tiny things. We had a lot of fun playing it.
And missing that...
luv the fotos!

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Hello Naka said...

i missed u :( I hope u do start blogging again. I enjoyed ur outfit potss. maybe u could strat a new hobby that might kick start ur ethusiasm?

i hope ur okay. stay in touch!

Hello Naka said...

np :)

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