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. Kelly D
    March 16, 2013 / 11:12 pm

    I like the Wildlife Wonders™ Cheetah

  2. Kristen M
    March 20, 2013 / 9:36 pm

    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

  3. Ann Fantom
    March 20, 2013 / 11:06 pm

    I would get my daughter the Mythical Realms® TOOBS®

  4. Ann Fantom
    March 20, 2013 / 11:06 pm

    I liked Safari Ltd. on FB: Ann Fantom

  5. Ann Fantom
    March 20, 2013 / 11:08 pm

    I’m an email subscriber

  6. Shani
    March 21, 2013 / 10:22 am

    My daughter would love the pet Toob.

  7. Jane morales
    March 21, 2013 / 11:56 am

    I follow on twitter as @ janeeric03

  8. Jane morales
    March 21, 2013 / 11:56 am

    I follow safari on FB as. EJ Morales

  9. Jane morales
    March 21, 2013 / 11:57 am

    My LO would love the new New York City Toob

  10. Jane morales
    March 21, 2013 / 11:59 am

    I follow the NYC talon on twitter @ janeeric03

  11. nickie
    March 21, 2013 / 12:09 pm

    I would pick oceans


  12. nickie
    March 21, 2013 / 12:10 pm

    pintrest follower of safari: nikki burke


  13. nickie
    March 21, 2013 / 12:11 pm

    safari facebook fan lataevea burke


  14. nickie
    March 21, 2013 / 12:14 pm

    Google plus nickie burke

  15. McKim
    March 21, 2013 / 2:09 pm

    I would get the Farm Toob for my little grandson.

  16. McKim
    March 21, 2013 / 2:09 pm

    I ‘like’ Safari Ltd. on facebook.

  17. McKim
    March 21, 2013 / 2:10 pm

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

  18. diane Baum
    March 21, 2013 / 2:39 pm

    Love the tiger

  19. Shani
    March 22, 2013 / 2:57 pm

    I follow Safari on Twitter @shanifer3

  20. Robert Pyszk
    March 22, 2013 / 8:16 pm

    I would love the Ancient Egypt toob

  21. Robert Pyszk
    March 22, 2013 / 8:17 pm

    2. Follow Safari on Twitter

    done @happyskunky happyskunky at yahoo dot com

  22. Robert Pyszk
    March 22, 2013 / 8:18 pm

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

  23. Breanne
    March 23, 2013 / 12:50 am

    Incredible Creatures
    Bald Eagle

  24. Breanne
    March 23, 2013 / 12:50 am

    I follow you on Twitter @razzmyberry

  25. Shani
    March 23, 2013 / 7:23 am

    Follow NYC Talon on Twitter @shanifer3

  26. March 23, 2013 / 4:00 pm

    I follow The NYC Talon on Twitter @marillionflower

  27. March 28, 2013 / 12:56 am

    Glow in the dark snow dragon

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