Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Sylvanian Town building comparison to cosy cottage & room set up

In my last post I forgot to add the dimensions of the building. Well here they are!

It is 26cm long, 15cm high & 10cm deep.
not very big at all.

It is about half as high as the current cosy/starter cottage

but as you can see it is still the same width

& it looks about half the depth

Also I had some people ask about the furniture set up, which is quite tricky!
Here are some of my photos of different ways of setting it up
The first is my favourite.

As you can see the sofa is a bit big for this little room & you have to get creative otherwise it blocks the door. When it is used for a child that wouldn't be so much of a problem, but for us adult collectors who want realism it is a bit of a put off.

Edit: In late 2017 Epoch/Sylvanian Families JP made a cartoon TV miniseries of 12 episodes., including one based in the Designer Studio/Apartment. I love the way they have furnished this room & I wish the rest of the decor was available to buy!

Monday, 22 May 2017

Sylvanian Town items: Designer Studio, Poodle Older sister, Blue & Green dress set

Sylvanian Town Items parcel

The items I bought from the new Japanese Sylvanian "Town" line were:
  1. The Designer Studio
  2. The Poodle Big sister
  3. The Green & Blue dress set

The Designer Studio is like a very small apartment (or part of it at least)

The box shows ways it can be stacked & displayed with the other Town buildings

There is a list of contents (I love this about the newer boxes!)

Also there are instructions on the inside flaps of the box, which even though they are in Japanese are easy to understand (for those of us who don't read Japanese)

I love how ornate this building is! Very 1800s.

It isn't as wide as other Sylvanian buildings & that does take a bit of getting used to.

Every part of this building has ornate details, the floor, the walls, the doors... every single part!

Even underneath is ornate & styled so that when stacked it can easily be used as a ceiling.

It comes with 2 removable fence pieces
which can be placed in the 4 slots

2 slots shown here.
Here is some more pictures of the ornate moldings on the building...

This piece can be placed above the doors so the fa├žade has a slightly rounded top (found in many buildings built in the 1800s)
The Designer Studio also comes with this lovely looking couch\settee. Which although it is plastic, still looks quite nice (I think they were going for a faux leather look).
There is also a coffee table, cup & saucer, plate , fork & tart, but at the time of these photo I didn't have the chance to take them out of the box. (without small children wanting to touch them)
This set also comes with the chocolate rabbit older sister, who I am going to call Peppermint (as this is the name given to the older version of the sister)

Here are the Poodle sister & dress set

I bought this dress set as I loved how it looked on the poodle sister in the short movie Epoch did of the Town (on their YouTube channel: )
The dresses are all satin & a bit stiff, but soften up quickly with a bit of fiddling.

In all I like these sets, but some people might find the shallow buildings a bit off putting & I know the satin isn't for everyone. I can barely wait to get more buildings to try out the stacking options!

In my town the poodle older sister is called Vanessa Gateau.

Veronica & Melinda  are visiting Vanessa at her Town apartment which she shares with Peppermint Chocolate.

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