"... one of the best things to disappear up the hoover.…"
Yes, the girls loved them. Loads of imaginitive play. It used to be a day out for them, visiting the Sylvanian shop in London, listing the families they would eventually like to have. But now dds are 13 and 14 I can safely admit: Sylvanian families and their accompanying paraphenalia were the best things after Hama beads and dirt to disappear up the hoover.