Exploring the Enchanting World of Sylvanian Families: A Look at the History and Products at oshoppu
Sylvanian Families (also known as Calico Critters in the US) is a line of collectible animal-themed figurines and playsets that was first introduced in Japan in 1985 by the company Epoch. The brand quickly gained popularity and was eventually introduced to other countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States. The figurines and playsets feature detailed and cute designs of various animal characters such as bears, rabbits, and cats, living in a fictional village called Sylvania.
The history of Sylvanian Families begins with the first release of the original family in 1985. From there, the line expanded to include other animal families such as bears, rabbits, and dogs. In addition to the figurines, various playsets and accessories such as houses, shops, furniture, and vehicles were also released.
New and exclusive products are often unavailable outside of Japan and that's where we come in. We import Sylvanian Families from licensed Japanese wholesalers to our kawaii HQ in the UK. Worldwide shipping is available from us and UK customers can get their products quickly and without unexpected customs fees.
Additionally, you can often find Sylvanian Families toys amongst our gachapon (capsule toys) selection and we even have some miniature (yes, even smaller than usual!) playsets which are released in Japan as candy toys.
We also specialise in preorders, so if you spot an upcoming release from Sylvanian Families, be sure to check our latest availability!
You are also more than welcome to contact us with any special requests for items and we'll do our best to help.