Did you know that Sylvanian Families have also produced mini Sylvanian figures over the years? These are often known as Kabaya or Gashapon sets.
For example you one box may contain an upper part of Beechwood Hall with a bedroom, furniture and figure. The next box contain a lower part of Beechwood Hall with a kitchen, tiny accessories and a figure etc. If you collect all four boxes you can then put your 4 pieces together and make up the complete building, with all rooms furnished and inhabited by 4 little mini-figures.
The family sets generally consist of the two parents, a sister figure and a baby.
A new themed series each year
Every year the miniature kabaya sets are released with a new theme, often relating to the current Sylvanian Families full-sized homes, shops or sets that have recently been released on the market. For example, when the Watermill Bakery was released, a miniature Watermill bakery themed Pocket Collection was released too.
Similarly a Forest Nursery miniature set was released in 2011, complete with a tiny little yellow Nursery bus, a replica of the much-loved nursery bus that was on sale in stores at that time.
And a Courtyard Restaurant mini set of the Sylvanian Families Courtyard Restaurant in 2012
Rarity of sets
Fun things to do with your Sylvanian Families Minifigures
Being so tiny in size, it's easy to fit a few mini Sylvanians in your pocket for some fun jaunt out on the town! Here they are popping up at the local icecream parlour.
Here's just one fun way to use Sylvanian Families miniatures - create your own toy shop with a few mini figures on the shelves
You could even create your own miniature school (see below)
Miniature figures measure between 2 cm and 3.5cm high
In the near future there wil be an article published in our store blog, with photos submitted by Sylvanian collectors, showing how they place their Sylvanian mini-figures. If you have mini-figures and would like to submit your photos, please do contact us (either by our Facebook page or sending an email) and we would love to share your pictures in the article too.
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