Anamalz Have a Bent for Creative Play

Move over tigers and bears and make room for the Anamalz, a wild and wonderful menagerie in the world of fun and fantasy play. In 2009, these bendable critter charmers won Australia’s prestigious Design Award for innovative use of materials and were also given three stars — the highest award — by The Canadian Toy Testing Council for excellence in function, design, durability and play value. A unique gift and story spinner, as well as a way for youngsters to meet many animal species, Anamalz come in a variety of figures finely crafted from sustainable maple with appealing fabric touches.

Farm Anamalz include the winsome llama, with neck and tail encased in soft material, as well as a pig, goat, horse and cow. Looking for something on the wild side? Offer customers Wild Anamalz like the moose that sports huge antlers, a shiny nose and a softly-covered, bendable neck, along with a ready-to-frolic baboon, buffalo, elephant, hippo and lion. There’s even a polar bear fully dressed for snow with a white neck collar.

Stimulate young imaginations with items from the exotic Australian Anamalz group that includes the emu, wombat and kangaroo. Or target the ongoing dinosaur trend with the new prehistoric group that includes a long-necked Brontosaurus, horned Tyrannosaurus Rex, and friendly, blue accented Stegosaurus with a single horn on his wooden head.

All thirty-five Anamalz figures can be fashioned into numerous playful poses. On a practical note, the collection’s Playmat provides a colorful surface where the creatures can roam, delightfully decorated with a river where three push-along fish swim and separate orange, apple and wild trees, each with brightly painted designs. When it’s time to pack up after play, the Playmat turns inside out to become a handy storage bag.

Proudly green, using anzo-dyed fabric and sustainable maple wood, each critter is hand-painted with child-friendly water-based paint and packaged largely with recycled materials. Nothing goes to waste as leftover wood scraps are used on a farm for growing mushrooms. As part of its commitment to the planet, the company has established a trust fund that contributes to wildlife and children’s organization around the globe.

Durable and the perfect size to fit small hands, Anamalz are winning the hearts of grownups and children alike with their beautiful craftsmanship and imaginative designs. Stock up on these artful play pals that provide hours of no-mess, no fuss diversion. Start the stampede at or email

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