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It's a Calico Critters Sale!

Updated on April 3, 2013

Calico Critters Families On Sale

Some of the best toys for little girls are Calico Critters--and one of these Calico Critters Families is just not enough! These adorable, soft, fuzzy dolls are collectible, providing your little girl with hours of make-believe and dress-up play. You may remember these as the "Sylvanian Family" collection from the 1980s.

This is a great gift because you can add to her collection with each holiday or birthday--she'll love receiving these Calico Critters families for years to come!

What are Calico Critters?

They are your little girl's favorite new toy

If you're wondering "what are Calico Critters?" you're not alone! They are little fuzzy animal dolls (they used to be called Sylvanian Families, back in the 1980s) that comprise families in the fictional town of Cloverleaf Corners. Each family comes with names as well as a story. This is, by far, the best thing about Calico Critters. I absolutely LOVED these when I was a kid--I distinctly remember giving them a bath with water and a toothbrush (is that weird?)!

Each of the families has a purpose in the town: some are teachers, some work at the local newspaper, some run the neighborhood clothing store (you get the idea), but all of them are contributing members of society.

They are pose-able with removable clothing. They are fun to collect and play dress-up with--little girls can play for hours since there are so many families and Calico Critters houses to play with.

Calico Critters Dalmatian Dog Family
Calico Critters Dalmatian Dog Family

This is one of my favorite Calico Critters families since I'm such a dog lover. I especially love the patch some of this Calico Critters family has over their eyes! This adorably dressed canine crew comes with Father Daniel, Mother Dotty, Brother Spot and Sister Patty. They are a must-have for any collection.

 
Calico Critters Hopscotch Rabbit Family
Calico Critters Hopscotch Rabbit Family

Calico Critter families are SO cute! Meet the Hopscotch Rabbit Family. They enjoy a very active lifestyle. Mother Heidi is a gym teacher at the Cloverleaf Corners high school and Father Harlin is a sports reporter for the local paper. Brother Skip and Sister Belle play high school soccer and love to pursue outdoor hobbies such as hiking in the winter. Calico Critters each measure approximately 2" tall.

 
Calico Critters Caramel Cat Family
Calico Critters Caramel Cat Family

I love all the detailing, particularly the overalls on Father Cat Carter. Want to know more about this Calico Critters family? Father Carter runs the Cloverleaf Candy Shop with his wife. Mother Carla loves creating new candy flavors. Sister Camryn is on her school's gymnastic team and loves practicing her routines. Brother Chris can run really fast and is on his school's track team.

 
Calico Critters Cottontail Rabbit Family
Calico Critters Cottontail Rabbit Family

I love the bunny tails! The Cottontail Rabbit Family is down-to-earth and hardworking. They take great pride in family values, and admire the skilled work of Father Aaron's furniture making. This adorable set includes Father Aaron, Mother Sorrel, Brother Gromwell and Sister Willow.

 
Calico Critters Wilder Panda Bear Family
Calico Critters Wilder Panda Bear Family

Who can resist these Calico Critter Families? Mother Penelope is a nurse at the Calico Critters Children's Hospital tending to broken bones and nasty colds. Father Percival owns his own bamboo fence business. In his free time, he helps his kids Phillip and Priscilla with their next big performance.

 
Calico Critters Norwood Mouse Family
Calico Critters Norwood Mouse Family

This is one of the classic Calico Critters Families. Meet the adorably dressed Norwood Mouse Family. This set comes with Father Chester-Cheddar, Mother Brie, Brother Colby and Sister Nibbles.

 
Calico Critters Friesian Cow Family
Calico Critters Friesian Cow Family

Mother Daisy spends most of her day tending to her beautiful garden. Father Leo is a carpenter for Cloverleaf Corners. Brother Patch plays the drums in his school's marching band. Sister Betsy likes to spend time with her friends.

 
Calico Critters Furbanks Squirrel Family
Calico Critters Furbanks Squirrel Family

I love their extra bushy tails! The new Furbanks Squirrel Family loves acting and directing. Mother Emma is always rehearsing her lines, while Father Kenneth is known for directing with a big booming voice and dramatic gestures. Brother Douglas is in his own imaginary world of pirates, knights and dragons. His sister Greta is the exact opposite of him - she is quiet and a perfectionist, especially with her acting.

 

Calico Critters On Sale

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What do You Think of Calico Critters? - Aren't Calico Critters Families the Sweetest Toys?

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      Ian Casey 4 years ago from Florida

      I'd actually never heard of them before reading your lens, they're cute though!