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Calico Critters 2013 Range

2013 March 11

Calico Critters 2013Over on their Facebook Page, International Playthings have shared a photos from this year’s New York Toy Fair, revealing a number of their Calico Critters 2013 range.

The 2013 Calico Critters families are:

  • Chihuahua Dog Family
  • Outback Koala Family
  • Border Collie Family
  • Hopper Kangaroo Family

Vehicles and Playsets include:

  • Adventure Treehouse
  • Lakeside Lodge Cabin
  • Burger Cafe

Outback Koala Family Calico Critters

Outback Koala Family

Product #CC1455

USD$ 22.95 (Available At Amazon)

Mother, Sheila owns her own eco-friendly shop. Father, Bruce is the leader of the Cloverleaf Corners Environmental Awareness Society. Sister, Adelaide wants to start her own eco-fashion company when she grows up.

Baby Brother, Joey is very attached to his Mother and loves playing outside.


Chihuahua Dog Family Calico CrittersChihuahua Dog Family

Product #CC1449

USD$ 22.95 (Available At Amazon)

Mother, Carmen is Cloverleaf Corners’ top wedding planner.

Father, Cesar is the best wedding photographer in town. Sister, Eva loves to read and is incredibly smart! Brother, Pablo loves playing sports, especially football.


Chihuahua Dog Twins

Product #CC1450

USD$10.95 (Available At Amazon)

Pedro spends the day playing with his toy blocks and trains. Lola loves to color with crayons and decorate her pictures with stickers and glitter.

Chihuahua Dog Twins Calico Critters

Chocolate Labrador Triplets

Product #CC1452

USD$ 12.95 (Available At Amazon)

Dylan is energetic and loves to jump around all day. Helena loves to sing! Her family wakes up to her singing a new song each morning. Piper Jane is always smiling and happy. She is very fun to be around and she always tries to make you laugh.

Chocolate Labrador Triplets Calico Critters

Oinks Pig Triplets

Product #CC1453

USD$ 12.95 (Available At Amazon)

Marcus is very active and loves to run around and play outside all day. Rosie loves to help her mother bake yummy treats. Lisa loves playing with jigsaw puzzles!

Oinks Pig Triplets Calico Critters


Melissa & Melody’s Baby Bath Time Calico Critters

Melissa & Melody’s Baby Bath Time

Product #CC1448

USD$ 21.95 (Available At Amazon)

Bath time is always super fun!

Includes Sunshine Bears Melissa & Melody, bath tub, changing table, laundry basket, pajamas with matching head wrap, rinse cup, rubber ducky, bear bottle of body wash, bear bottle of shampoo, bottle of Lotion, container of powder, wash cloth with hand strap, sponge, towel, and bath rug.

Ice Cream Truck Calico CrittersIce Cream Truck

Product #CC1447

USD$ 34.95 (Available At Amazon)

Calico Critter families love when the Ice Cream Truck rolls into town!

Includes soft serve ice cream machine, 2 ice cream cone holders, 3 scoops of ice cream (strawberry, vanilla, chocolate), 3 waffle cups, 2 waffle bowls, 3 servings of soft ice cream (strawberry, vanilla, vanilla/chocolate mix), 3 waffle cones with 1 scoop of ice cream (strawberry, vanilla, chocolate), 1 waffle cone with 2 scoops of ice cream (chocolate & vanilla), ice cream scooper, 2 spoons, ice cream menu, and decorative stickers.

Truck measures 5.5″ x 10.5″ x 5.5″.

Burger Café Calico CrittersBurger Café

Product #CC2680

USD$ 59.95 (Available At Amazon)

Best place to enjoy a delicious meal with the family and catch up with friends! Includes kitchen counter with skillet, counter with fries tray, ordering counter, 2 tables, 6 chairs, 6 trays, cash register, fountain drink dispenser, 4 cups, 4 cup tops, 5 burgers, 4 packs of fries, 4 cartons for fries, fries scooper, lettuce/tomato, burger patty, 2 burger buns, burger stick, salt shaker, spatula, bag of food, step stool for drive-thru window, visor, 6 napkins, menu, café awning, café sign, engraved welcome sign, easel back sign, and decorative stickers.

Burger Cafe measures 11″ x 8.5″ x 6″.

Adventure Tree House Calico CrittersAdventure Tree House

Product #CC1444

USD$ 69.95 (Available At Amazon)

Critters have tons of fun playing in the tree house! Features cabin, slide, sundeck, swing, and pulley!

Also includes tree trunk & grass base, 2 tree branches, tree stem for pulley, 2 railings, and 2 ladders.

Adventure Tree House measures 13″ x 11.5″ x 15″.


Lakeside Lodge

Lakeside Lodge Calico CrittersProduct #CC1456

USD$ 59.95 (Available At Amazon)

Critter Families love to relax and unwind at the beautiful Lakeside Lodge. With so many entertaining and exciting features, the fun never ends!

Includes sun deck & hot tub, hot tub cover with shower head & knobs, 2 hammocks, ladder, 3 hot tub railings, and 5 balcony railings.

Lodge measures 14″ x 7.5″ x 11″.

Sylvanian Families Collector’s Club | Calico Critters

2013 March 6

Sylvanian-Families-Collectors-Club-Magazine-The Sylvanian Families Collector’s Club is based in the UK and is an essential resource for fans of Sylvanian Families and Calico Critters.

Membership is affordable, even for members who live outside of Europe and includes a Certificate of Membership, a Diecast Club Badge, a Sylvanian Shop Woodland Catalogue and 4 full colour Magazines a year for the full year of membership.

In addition each year members receive a free and exclusive pair of figures.

This year members who joined or renewed their membership could choose between the Dante Cat Wedding Couple or the School Sports Day Cheerleaders.

Collector’s Club – Our Perspective

We joined the Sylvanian Families Collector’s club in 2011, as part of my daughter’s eighth birthday present. While I live in Australia (which is probably as far away from London as you could be) the year’s subscription cost £20.00. This cost is the same for anyone outside of Europe.

Sylvanian Families Collector's Club

I was fairly dubious as to the delivery time for the magazine as £20 doesn’t get you far these days, no matter which currency you are using!

But only one week later I received our welcome pack!


Needless to say I was very impressed. It takes Australia Post longer to deliver something from across the country let alone half way around the world. Inside were my daughter’s certificate (complete with membership number), badge, figures and the first of her  magazine issues.

Also included was a welcome letter from Belinda and a beautiful Birthday card that my daughter still has proudly stuck on her wall.


The magazine we receive every few months is worth the price of subscription 10 times over.

Inside are stories, activities, crafts to make, photos of other club members as they travel around the world with their Critters and exclusive competitions just for members.

The stories are beautiful and just as warm as you would expect Sylvanian Families stories to be. The accompanying photos are inspiring and show the figures in natural settings and custom made environments.

We have been informed that the next issue for 2013 will share tips on how the magazine’s art department make their environments so life-like and authentic.

Each issue comes with a craft activity – a crafty mother’s dream. These are not just simple cut and paste routine tasks but genuine skill-building exercises.

Sylvanian-Families-Collectors-Club-Magazine-2Kids are encouraged to make clothes for their figures and (with parental supervision) can fashion dresses, hats and accessories from the included patterns and step-by-step instructions.

Through the club we also have access to unique Sylvanian Families and Calico Critter items, such as those only normally available in Japan.

Highly Recommended

If your family loves Sylvanian Families and Calico Critters then I can’t recommend the Sylvanian Families Collector’s club highly enough.

We have recently renewed for another year and within a week our latest magazine, complete with two more free figures, arrived in our post box.

It’s a great service and will enhance your child’s interactions with their favorite flocked friends.