Wildlife & The City, a Safari Review & Giveaway!

I’m a sucker for awesome toys – especially when they double as great decorating tchotchke’s! Safari was cool enough to send me the Eastern Screech Owl replica that I fell in love with at Toy Fair, and I still can’t get over the amazing detail and life-like appearance! Actually, when I went to take photos of it at my local park an older gentleman who was walking his dog thought my sister and I were taking pictures of an actual living owl – how crazy is that

Safari Eastern Screech Owl
I’ve loved owls since I was little when my mom used to call me her “night owl”, I’ve seen a few in person, and even named The NYC Talon based off of an owl’s talon – and I own a fair amount of owl-motif items, and I’m so excited to add this one to my collection! Right now it’s residing as a decorative end to my bookshelf, although an errant ring will occasionally find itself hanging off one of it’s prominent ear tufts – I really love it!

Safari also sent me the coolest TOOB ever! The NYC TOOB! You guys know how much I love my city – after all this is The NYC Talon! I was going to keep them on my shelf, but now I think I might also use them as photo prop pieces for my blog store when I re-brand and revamp it.

They really are all so amazingly detailed, I was turning them over in my hand and was shocked with how beautifully made they were – and every piece was a fitting tribute to the big apple!

Safari has been around for over 30 years now, and are dedicated to sharing the unique beauty of wildlife with children through their professionally sculpted and hand painted (and often to scale) replicas of wildlife! But they also have the most awesome historical themed replicas as well as humans, fantasy themed pieces, and more!

Safari would love to share this mission with you and are offering one super lucky NYC Talon reader a replica OR a TOOB of your choice – and will include an extra surprise for the winner if he/she is following them on all their social media accounts! Pretty awesome, huh?

To Enter – One Comment Per Entry


Visit Safari and let me know what replica or TOOB you’d choose if you won!


1. All of Safari’s Facebook followers get and extra entry! If you don’t follow Safari, then you can do so here!

2. Follow Safari on Twitter

3. Follow Safari on Google+

4. Follow Safari on Pinterest

5. Subscribe to The NYC Talon via email – just enter your email address in the sidebar!

6. Follow The NYC Talon on Twitter

*Safari provided me with product samples in order to facilitate a review. However, all opinions expressed here are my own. Giveaway open to 18+, US only. Starts 3/16 and closes on 3/23 at midnight EST.


  1. I like the Wildlife Wonders™ Cheetah

  2. I would love to have the Plains Zebra. So COOL!!!!!!

  3. Safari Twitter follower as @PBnWhine

  4. Safari follower on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/ConnieGruning/

  5. Email follower at CGruning at aol(dot)com

  6. Follow The NYC Talon on Twitter as @PBnWhine

  7. Kristen M says:

    I would love the backyard birds toob! I should probably say that it would be for a child in my life, but actually I think they would really brighten up my workspace.
    blue65829 at aol dot com

  8. Ann Fantom says:

    I would get my daughter the Mythical Realms® TOOBS®

  9. Ann Fantom says:

    I liked Safari Ltd. on FB: Ann Fantom

  10. Ann Fantom says:

    I follow Safari via Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/abfantom/

  11. Ann Fantom says:

    I’m an email subscriber

  12. My daughter would love the pet Toob.

  13. Jane morales says:

    I follow on twitter as @ janeeric03

  14. Jane morales says:

    I follow safari on FB as. EJ Morales

  15. Jane morales says:

    My LO would love the new New York City Toob

  16. Jane morales says:

    I follow the NYC talon on twitter @ janeeric03

  17. I would pick oceans


  18. pintrest follower of safari: nikki burke


  19. safari facebook fan lataevea burke


  20. Google plus nickie burke

  21. I would get the Farm Toob for my little grandson.

  22. I ‘like’ Safari Ltd. on facebook.

  23. I’m a follower of Safari Ltd via Google+.

  24. diane Baum says:

    Love the tiger

  25. I follow Safari on Twitter @shanifer3

  26. Robert Pyszk says:

    I would love the Ancient Egypt toob

  27. Robert Pyszk says:

    2. Follow Safari on Twitter

    done @happyskunky happyskunky at yahoo dot com

  28. Robert Pyszk says:

    3. Follow Safari on Google+ done Robert Pyszk happyskunky at yahoo dot com

  29. Robert Pyszk says:

    4. Follow Safari on Pinterest done http://pinterest.com/happyskunky/ happyskunky at yahoo dot com

  30. Incredible Creatures
    Bald Eagle

  31. I follow you on Twitter @razzmyberry

  32. Follow NYC Talon on Twitter @shanifer3

  33. I would pick the Ancient Egyptian Toob.

  34. I follow Safari on Facebook

  35. I follow Safari on Twitter @marillionflower

  36. I follow Safari on Google + Sharon Schoepe

  37. I follow Safari on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/marillionflower/

  38. I’m a subscriber

  39. I follow The NYC Talon on Twitter @marillionflower

  40. Glow in the dark snow dragon


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