For over 50 years of toy figure production, the humble farm animal has been bought by children to use and enjoy in all sorts of play environments. Using modern production moulding techniques and painting methods, these toy animals have become highly detailed and realistic copies of the real thing. Whether you are looking for a cow, bull, pig, horse, sheep, goat or even the farm cat and dog, you can find many different types in a vast number of different poses.
Papo and Schleich are the two best known suppliers of toy farmyard animals, and between them they make almost every breed of animal in several different styles. This attention to detail gives them great realism to satisfy the kids playing with them, as well as making them suitable for the growing collectors market. Britains make slightly smaller farmyard figures to match their huge range of toy tractors and buildings.
Most makers supply the farmyard animals in a constant scale so they will look accurate inside barns or out grazing in the fields. These models are not just limited to farm animals, as there are plenty of human figurines to complement them. If you want to buy the farmer and his wife, the shepherd or the tractor driver, they're all available from many different suppliers. Other toy manufacturers like Le Toy Van, Pintoy and even Playmobil supply the market with some great farms and separate buildings so that kids can create some impressive play scenes. With highly detailed printed floor mats also available, a farmyard can easily take over a bedroom!
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