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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
It's not often I encounter a toy that makes me wish that my body was as youthful as my mental age. In the case of the, quite superb, Sylvanian Families Fish and Chips Van though, that might just have provided some semblance of justification for the fact that I shoved the intended recipients of it clear into the sidings in my determination to experience a second childhood right then, and right there.

Those recipients were a 6 year old and her 9 year old sister, by the way. And it was the six year old's birthday as well. God, I feel so ashamed. Especially since I even went so far as to give it large with a few 'brrm, brrms' while helping Finley Osborne to manoeuvre his van out of my two young (former) friends' reach... .

This is simply brilliant for inspiring some really worthwhile creative play. And I am reliably informed that, after I was invited to leave the premises by their somewhat irate mother, my two little relatives were completely inspired by it too.

It is beautifully made and comes with everything but a jar of pickled eggs. The 8cm high Mr Osborne is very cute indeed and, what's more, he has a brilliant business brain. Not content with simply flogging his wares from his van and then hotfooting it to his next location, Mr Osborne comes fully equipped with a table and two chairs that can all be unfolded for the comfort and convenience of his customers, at the drop of a Sylvanian hat.

His van is reassuringly heavy (and 'Made in Japan', apparently). I'm not quite sure why one whole side of it is missing but, if I ran any kind of mobile chip shop, I would probably need to come up with a similar arrangement in order to get myself in and out of the thing. I'd probably need a few firemen and one of these winches that they use to move elephants around as well. Finley Osborne looks remarkably svelte actually, given the myriad temptations he is surrounded by. He obviously has a tremendous amount of chip-related willpower.

There are a fair few sticky labels that need to be applied to the van and its contents, but these are all number-coded, their destinies very clearly detailed in a series of diagrams on the lid of the box. Some of them are a bit fiddly, but you can always get someone with smaller fingers (oh, say... a six year old and a nine year old) to take care of all that for you while you get Finley Osborne to show you how he gets his chips so crispy.

No? Oh well, that must just be me then.

The food items and assorted accoutrements have been very well designed. Crinkle cut chips, trays, mushy peas, ketchup, vinegar... you can almost smell it all! The two bits of fish look suspiciously 'fish-shaped' to me though, suggesting that Finley Osborne, far from having a supplier snapping up the catch of the day at Billingsgate Market, may have been buying his stock in the kids' meal department at the Sylvanian Cash and Carry. Still, he has found a way to get around Health and Safety rules by wrapping his nosh up in newspaper, so fair play to him.

Speaking as an adult (well, in body at least), this is a fabulous toy in its own right - never mind what it brings to the community of Sylvania.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 31 January 2013
I am a ten year old girl who has received the Sylvanian fish and chips van! It was not what I expected but better!
It came with everything a fish and chip shop needs,very very good!!!
I would recommend this to everyone who loves Sylvanians.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 19 May 2013
I received this item in good time, and in good condition, not to mention that it was well packed and arrived in the time span allocated by Amazon. I found that the designated locker system to be a great way of getting my item and was well impressed when informed that the item was actually delivered to the locker and I was informed of this by EMail. All in all, I was not only impressed with the Sylvanian Chip Shop, but also with Amazon and it's delivery system. Thank you all for the communication and completion of this transaction. Yours sincerely Barry
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is a good toy! My four year old really likes it and has played with it a lot.

As with most Sylvanian Families toys, you don't get all the characters pictured on the box. You get one character with this toy - the owner of the fish and chip van!

The van comes with lots of pieces such as fish, chips, ketchup, chairs and much more (there is a full list above in the Amazon product description so I won't list it all here!...). Some of these pieces are REALLY small - so worth just being cautious if there are younger siblings around in terms of both swallowing bits and losing bits.

The van is well made and seems strong enough for lots of play. My daughter combines it with other Sylvanian Families sets and also with some of her Playmobil sets - so she spends hours using her imagination and setting up different scenarios.

Recommended!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 20 December 2013
Bought as a present for my Grand daughter (8) back in August she loves it and enjoys all the fiddly bits and detail to add to her collection. A smashing present for Sylvanian addicts. Price was reasonable and quick delivery.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 27 May 2013
Another fantastic Sylanian product. Very impressed with the value for money, with so many small accessories included, as well as the van itself. The possibilities for imagination / playing are endless!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 1 February 2014
Daughter loves this plays with it all the time doesn't use the sylvanian figures though but the playmobil people love the chips
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 18 March 2014
Again another excellent product from Flair, you do get the vendor with the vehicle also comes with the table and chairs and accessories like the food. Usually I find with Sylvanian families toys is that you get the basic toy and with some vehicles and buildings this is the case but not here to my daughters delight.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 20 December 2013
Cant review it completely because it was bought for my granddaughter for xmas but I was impressed with what I saw when I checked the contents. Also I found that the price was very good in comparison to elsewhere.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 December 2013
Yet another sylvanian toy to go with my granddaughters collection,once again great play value and well constructed.my wife loves these toys I think she,s envious of our grandaughter.
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