Did you know that Sylvanian Families was first created in 1985?
2020 is the 35th anniversary of Sylvanian Families. This year there'll be some fabulous limited edition sets coming out to celebrate their 35th anniversary. Coming to our store soon. Keep tuned on this one....!
Sylvanian Families originated in Japan and made the journey to the UK in 1987. It became an iconic toy of the ‘80s and received the UK Toy of the Year award for three years running. Sold in over 50 countries, Sylvanian Families is a global brand, with themed restaurants and a dedicated theme park in Japan. To date, more than 100 million Sylvanian Families figures have been sold worldwide.
Let's have a look at some of the 1985 favourites
This was the first Sylvanian Famiiles home. You could say it was the fore-runner of the Sylvanian Families Cosy Cottage of today - the Starter cottage.
It's quaint, was made of both plastic and wood, the furniture was all green and some of the items were made of porcelain, such as crockery, the bath-tub and toilet. Also note that there was no front door on the early buildings, only a side entrance door.
And the Sylvanian Families Deluxe cottage - 1985
And some of the favourite families.
Did you have any of these figures back in the day? Which was your favourite character?
If you'd like to visit a timeline of the history of Sylvanian Families buildings, you might like to visit the offical gallery here
Let us know your memories of the 1985 homes and characters in the comments below
Visit our store's Treasure Trove of Vintage Sylvanian Families items here
Sylvanian Families Blind Bags in store:
The Baby Band Series
The Baby Shopping Series
The Baby Party Series
And coming soon .. The Camping Series Blind Bags
See more of our Store News and Articles about Sylvanian Families here