Slyvanians are bloody expensive

(23 Posts)
cocodidit1 Wed 19-Oct-16 15:28:03

as the title suggests, I am on the hunt for slyvanian families.
They are pricey little buggers, so my question is: are they worth it? and is there anywhere they can be picked up cheaper?

Lancelottie Wed 19-Oct-16 15:29:33

Ebay!
Or come to my house and sneakily kidnap a couple of hundred of the little buggers. DD will never notice and I wont let on.

cocodidit1 Wed 19-Oct-16 15:30:17

I will be over under the cover of darkness.....

PutDownThatLaptop Wed 19-Oct-16 15:30:21

I bought loads of them. My daughter barely played with them as they are quite stiff and don't sit properly in their furniture. We sold them on a local Facebook selling page and I am told that their new owner adores them.
(I think I bought them for myself in the first place really as they looked so sweet.)

Shemozzle Wed 19-Oct-16 15:30:28

Ali express do knock off ones, but I haven't seen them in the flesh.

PutDownThatLaptop Wed 19-Oct-16 15:32:11

If you do decide to buy them, Amazon is your friend.

Ginmakesitallok Wed 19-Oct-16 15:33:12

Over the years we've accumulated loads of sylvanian family stuff- great when it's first opened, then it all gets chucked in a box. It has been played with loads though.

Tomorrowillbeachicken Wed 19-Oct-16 15:33:23

I only buy them when on offer. Usually Amazon do that for Black Friday weeks

1stTimeMama Wed 19-Oct-16 16:32:01

Our B&M have one of the lodges reduced from £40, to £19.99.

anonymice Wed 19-Oct-16 16:35:09

I bought furniture from eBay. All the old green stuff. It looks like WW2 utility furniture....

thenewaveragebear1983 Wed 19-Oct-16 16:43:30

I just sold all my dad's Sylvanian stuff, boxes of it, on gumtree. We made £100 , so if you do buy it, keep it and the boxes because it's resale value is good.

thenewaveragebear1983 Wed 19-Oct-16 16:44:29

Dd's not dad's!

LittleReindeerwithcloggson Wed 19-Oct-16 16:45:09

We've also got hundreds of the little horrors. Think I may have persuaded DD to sell them as they are just gathering dust now.
Amazon is the best place for new, eBay for second hand

SalemSaberhagen Wed 19-Oct-16 17:31:32

thenew I have a mental image of grown man sitting cross legged, feeding tea to a hedgehog out of a teeny tiny mug grin

Viiolettheorgangrinder Wed 19-Oct-16 18:23:44

I've just ordered the cosy cottage for 15.99 on Amazon.

Wayfarersonbaby Wed 19-Oct-16 22:15:30

Oh bums, that cosy cottage was £18.95 in Tesco and I bought it at that price thinking it wouldn't go any cheaper! angry

bummyknocker Wed 19-Oct-16 23:08:58

Is it the animal families they want or the tiny things they come with? (My DD loves setting tiny table with tiny cutlery and crockery) You can buy some quite reasonable tiny things from Dolls House Sellers or Amazon.

Otherwise, Ebay!

ChristmasEvePJs Thu 20-Oct-16 09:47:36

Argos will do another 3for2. The cosy cottage and nursery come to £40 with another set upto £20 free would be a good starter kit.

idontlikealdi Thu 20-Oct-16 09:54:11

They've just got some good deals on Amazon - Christmas set, bakery and supermarket for £60ish and a second hand regency hotel in mint condition for £30 from a local selling site.

Now I need to get the bloody families to go in them!

OutDamnedWind Thu 20-Oct-16 09:56:50

Keep an eye on Home Bargains too

FiddleFigs Thu 20-Oct-16 13:24:58

20% off Sylvanian Families at John Lewis (online) at themoment.

I can't decide whether to go down the SF route, or a more traditional wooden dolls house though.

Artandco Thu 20-Oct-16 13:27:48

Mine have them. But then have a traditional wooden dolls house to play with the figures and accessories. I found the sylvanian buildings bad quality plastic, and would have up too much space with several.

Teasgonecoldagain Thu 20-Oct-16 16:15:44

We bought DD some last Xmas, they were a waste for us, she just took all their clothes off and then the dog ended up chewing most of them sad

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