Each wooden, Ostheimer figure is lovingly carved and painted by hand, a true labor of love, that we believe can be felt by the child. There is a difference in items made the old fashioned way. Founded by Walter and Adeline Ostheimer in the 1930s in Germany, the company remains the same nearly a century later! The child's imagination is always at the heart of everything they make. Collectible and destined to be treasured, these heirloom-quality toys deserve a place in every child’s playroom.