We have slowly been accumalating Schleich figures. I love them because they are good quality and lifelike, and while they are a little pricy, I think they are well worth the price. This was one my son picked out as an award. The colors were vibrant and it was easy for him to grip and play with it. It's also great for when we study mythology and mythological creatures as something he can reference.
Great Quality, affordable as a birthday gift!