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to have spent £35 on 6 dinosaurs for DS's birthday?

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choceyes Thu 07-Nov-13 10:23:46

DH seems to think so sad

I bought 6 Schleich dinosaurs (he loves them, always wants to play with them when we go to Waterstones), which I'm going to put in a bucket and present to him like Harry and the Dinosaurs. He will be 5.

I thought I got them for a good price off amazon, but DH is aghast I spent that much on some plastic dinosaurs. Now I feel bad. Are Schleich dinosaurs not worth the money? They look amazing though.

That's our only present to him. In-laws got him a box of Lego and my parents a Octonauts Gup as requested by DS. That is all, although we are paying out for a party for him for 15 children, which will be expensive.
We can afford it, that's not the problem. DH just thinks £35 for 6 dinosaurs is a rip off.
AIBU to think that DS will get hours of enjoyment out of this (and also his younger sister) and it will be worth it hmm...

mrsbabookaloo Thu 07-Nov-13 14:43:33

Haven't read whole thread but we love Schleich at our house. I obsessively keep the Schleich animals separate from the lower quality plastic animals (loser), and the children have observed that cheap ones float in the bath, but Schleich sinks! We have tons of the animals and both dds, 4 and 7, are now getting into the fantasy figures and the knights and dragons. I love that they are realistic and non-gender specific toys and dd2 will play with them for hours.

They are expensive though, and each time you think you'll get 2 or 3 and it turns into 4 and you've suddenly spent over £20!!

We now have the catalogue which they will sit together and discuss!

ShadeofViolet Thu 07-Nov-13 14:40:40


DS has quite a few. They are pricey but the detail on them is amazing.

FuckingFuck Thu 07-Nov-13 14:36:25

Yanbu £35 sounds totally reasonable for a birthday present for a 5 year old and they are good quality and will be much loved and appreciated by the sounds of things!

Ifcatshadthumbs Thu 07-Nov-13 14:36:11

This thread has made me want to expand our collection to dragons too! Hoorah for Christmas grin

Even my 8 year old can't resist playing with them in the bath.

choceyes Thu 07-Nov-13 14:23:20

Now you lot are making we want to buy even more of those dinosaurs, there seems to be so many different kinds!
I will resist however grin
Never thought of playing with them in the bath, great idea!

Ifcatshadthumbs Thu 07-Nov-13 13:52:12

I think it's fine. We have loads of Schliec animals and I have to say they are money well spent, they go in the bath, the garden, the sand pit, to the beach everywhere! We've had them nearly 8 years and they're still going strong they are the one thing I shall keep forever for future grandchildren!

BinksToEnlightenment Thu 07-Nov-13 13:48:44

It sounds like a lovely present at a fair price to me.

SugarHut Thu 07-Nov-13 13:16:15

Schleich cost a fortune because they are quality, highly detailed toys. DS has a tonne of them, the really large ones, and they are £26.99 each in our toy shop. The fact that you've got 6 for £35 means your DH should be skipping with joy!!! Actually, they're heavy old things, maybe put them in the bucket and swift clout to his head wink

choceyes Thu 07-Nov-13 13:05:00

CSIJanner - thanks! It does work out slightly cheaper at ELC with the 3 for 2 offer plus a 25% discount, but DS's birthday is tomorrow so it's too late now, but never mind, thanks anyway.

Canidae - thanks. I hope he likes them!

Canidae Thu 07-Nov-13 12:39:42

Just got to say that putting them in a bucket like 'Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs' is such a cute idea!

Scrounger Thu 07-Nov-13 12:30:57

YANBU they are beautiful and all my children (and DH and I) love them. They get played with a lot and I'm keeping them for any grandchildren.

clubnail Thu 07-Nov-13 12:26:43

Has anyone found anywhere better value than Amazon for Schleich dinosaurs? Or schleich in general? Thanks.

CSIJanner Thu 07-Nov-13 12:16:20

Choceyes - if you were heading online to elc and wanted to order, I have a 25% discount code you can have

choceyes Thu 07-Nov-13 11:46:48

needasilverlining - wow that sounds like a great deal. I didn't look on to look now hoping that I've not paid over the odds

squoosh Thu 07-Nov-13 11:39:44

I found it, it's an eye opener the amount of expensive gadgets some kids have!

Idespair Thu 07-Nov-13 11:37:39

Am interested in the iPad thread though !
Which topic is it in??
I didn't know iPads could cost £700.

needasilverlining Thu 07-Nov-13 11:37:20

Are you me? I did this last night. ELC were doing 3 for 2, plus 25 per cent discount and I was pretty pleased. They are wonderful toys.

choceyes Thu 07-Nov-13 11:37:09

I initially just wanted to get him about 3 of them, but I got overexcited and ordered double!
By comparison, you have totally got a grip and a sense of proportion - ahem...I won't be telling you how much I'm having to fork out for the party...definitely the LAST time I'm doing this kind of time it'll be take a few friends to the cinema and pizza type affair.

They do seem pretty indestructible and DD 3, is also going to love them and all you lot are saying they are fab, so I feel a bit better now. Thanks!

Idespair Thu 07-Nov-13 11:36:15

It's fine. You have the money, your ds will have a high quality toy and get loads of use out if it.

tedmundo Thu 07-Nov-13 11:32:16

Honestly, much better for them to have a few quality Dinos than 35 quids worth of tat.

You will make a small boy very happy.

The ipad thread was what sent me to bed last night. I could not read anymore!

kitnkaboodle Thu 07-Nov-13 11:31:08

check it out down below "aibu to deny my dd the only thing in the world she wants for xmas" or similar

squoosh Thu 07-Nov-13 11:26:23

£700 ipad for a 9 year old????

Bloody hell.

kitnkaboodle Thu 07-Nov-13 11:25:01

It's fine. Check out the thread elsewhere where someone is stressing over how to deny their 9-year-old a £700 ipad ...

By comparison, you have totally got a grip and a sense of proportion. Thank goodness there are still some people who think twice about the value of things. It sounds a lovely present.

squoosh Thu 07-Nov-13 11:23:38

Definitely worth it, such a good quality toy. They will last forever.

If you can afford it, and you say you can, I don't think £35 is too much to spend on a 5 year old's birthday present.

clubnail Thu 07-Nov-13 11:17:40

We have just bought three Schleich dinosaurs for our three year old for Christmas. They do make you gasp a bit at the price but they look really amazing.

One question, any Schleich or dinosaur experts: are they all to scale? As in, if we had a T Rex, is the Stegosaurus the right size alongside him? The problem I am having with buying a set of dinosaurs when you have to buy them individually is that some of them have different size options, and I would prefer to get only one of each, and for them all to be correctly relative in size to the other Schleich dinosaurs.

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