Stegosaurus by Schleich

£15.00

Brand Schleich

Stegosaurus by Schleich.  Hand painted dinosaur figurine by Scheich.  Includes booklet.

Model 14568.

5.9" x 4.1" x 4.3".

The huge, heavy stegosaurus populated the earth more than 150 million years ago.  It had large bony plates on its back, and sharp spikes on its powerful tail.  Stegosaurus was about as big as a coach: up to nine metres long and four metres high.  For a long time it was regarded as the least intelligent dinosaur, because its brain was hardly bigger than a ping-pong ball.  It only weighed 80 grams with a body weight of 4.5 tonnes.  Today, it is believed that it had a kind of "second brain" in the base of its tail.  Although it was a herbivore and subsisted on low growing ferns, its teeth were far too pointed for chewing – they were similar to small saw blades. It swallowed stones in order to shred the plants in its stomach.

Fun fact: Stegosaurus weighed up to 4.5 tonnes, but its brain weighed just a mere 80 grams.

Schleich products are made of various plastics and dyes, which are carefully selected to meet the respective requirements.  Most typically plastics used are polyvinyl chloride (PVC), thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), in addition to other plastics typical for toys.  Even the material suppliers are subject to strict controls by our quality officers. The dyes used are optimally adapted to the different types of plastic and demonstrate top-rate mechanical and chemical resistance.  They ensure the high durability of Schleich products and make all Schleich pieces saliva and sweat proof as well as abrasion-resistant, and thus ensure that they are completely safe for playing with. Only once a product meets fully all international laws, standards and guidelines for toys is it released for production.  All Schleich articles and materials comply with the national and international toy requirements applicable worldwide, as well as the new European Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC and DIN EN 71. 

Recommended for 3+.

We love Schleich's dinosaur figures, a quality toy that stimulates the child's imagination and creativity.

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