What It Is
Last year ToyTeck introduced Teacup Piggies, a line of cute and interactive miniature toy pigs that came in teacups. This year the line expands to include other animals in a new extension of the Teacup Piggies line called Teacup Families. In each Teacup Family there is a mom and dad and two kids. The Teacup Family figures are between 1.5 and 2.5 inches tall. There are different mini families for kids to collect and different playsets for these small families, including the Teacup Family Van. This 34-piece playset comes with The Lion Family and an assortment of accessories: teacups, dishes, books, and more. The free-wheeling van has side panels that open up to create a table for The Lion Family and to allow kids more space to play inside the van.
Why It’s Fun
Teacup Families are cute and collectible figures that will inspire lots of nurturing and imaginative play. There are lots of adventures kids can create for the Teacup Families in the Teacup Family Van.
Who It’s For
The Teacup Family Van is for ages 3 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
Something interesting about the Teacup Family Van is that the steering wheel is on the right-hand side, which is the opposite of where the steering wheel is in American cars. The company says that no, Teacup Families aren't English, but rather that's the way it is in the fantasy Teacup World. Kids are pretty savvy about these things, so they may notice the different steering wheel placement and ask. Your call whether to say that it's a British (and other parts of the world) style or go with the Teacup fantasy story. (Our guess is that since this toy is sold internationally, they didn't want to make two different versions.) Either way, it's still a fun toy.