Monday, 20 January 2020

Calico Critters School Bus Review

Hello everyone!
I hope you're having a wonderful month of January.

I apologise in advance, as this post is long overdue; you might remember that back in August of last year, I posted a story (Back to School) that was also an entry for a competition in the Sylvanian Families Collectors Community forum.

I am very happy and honoured to say that my little story won first place in the competition! I'm truly glad that so many people liked my entry. I love writing, but as I'm not a native English speaker, I always worry about my word choices not being ideal, about the ideas and feelings I want to convey not quite reaching. I feel truly honoured! Thank you once again to everyone who liked my story and voted for me!

I was able to choose a prize, and picked the Calico Critters School Bus. I was really excited, since this is a exclusive CC item, not available in Europe! I received it shortly after the competition (thank you, Terra!) and thought it'd be interesting to do a short review on it. Sorry that it took me so long!

I won't be writing much, since the pictures speak for themselves, but I hope that you enjoy this review and that it's useful!

Here are a couple of pictures of the front and the back of the box. So colourful! Love the little flavour text and the small pictures to the side. 


Here is what we see as we open the box. Some instructions for placing the seats and the stickers.


Here we have the seats and the little stop sign on the bus. As shown on the box, when you pull on the lever next to the driver's seat, the doors open and this little sign pops out. It's adorable!

A picture of the stickers, too!

The school bus in all its glory! It feels quite sturdy and it rolls flawlessly. :D I love it! I never thought I'd have something like this but it's really cool. I have also added a pic of the driver seat with the wheel and the lever I was talking about.

A final pic of the bus, and another one with a couple of figures inside so that you can see the space inside when the seats are removed. The seats can also be put sideways so that the passengers are looking at each other. 

And that's it for my review! Hope it was useful or that you enjoyed it at least. I know I love reading Sylvanian reviews, haha! With this final picture, I wanted to show you the family that will own the bus in Arcfield. They're the Butler/Bearbury bear family I recently bought (thank you once again Berna for the wonderful outfits for the mother and father!). I'm planning on changing their surname, not sure to what yet...

You might have also noticed that I haven't used all the stickers available for the school bus. That's because in my village it won't be just a school bus, but a normal bus that the villagers take to get in and out of the village. I also plan on having its owners live in it, tiny home style! I don't know if it's very realistic to have the family both drive the bus and live in it, but I kind of want to do that, haha... Maybe they can carry everything in the trunk and swap as needed? :)

Have a wonderful week, everyone!