The Sylvanian Families & Calico Critters Ezine is a free non-commercial and non-profit website, with the aim of providing collectors with news, information and resources, as well as fun and games, about Sylvanian Families and Calico Critters.

This site was first opened on February 9th 2002. It has previously existed under various different names. Here are the previous names with the most recent to the oldest:

  • The Sylvanian Families & Calico Critters Ezine (July 2004 -)
  • The Sylvanian Families Ezine (May 2003 – July 2004)
  • Benjamin’s Place for Sylvanianholics (October 2002 – May 2003)
  • Sylvanianholics (September 2002 – October 2002)
  • Benjamin’s Sylvanian Families Site (May 2002 – August 2002)
  • Sylvanian-mad Benjamin’s Sylvanian Site (March 2002 – May 2002)
  • The Sylvanians of Sylvania (February 2002 – March 2002)

In other words, if you remember one of those names, then this is the same site that you visited at that time.

This site started of as just one page with the history of Sylvanian Families. Since then, it has gradually grown into what this site is today. I hope to continue with this site for many more years to come.

Here are some of the lovely awards that I have been given for this website. Thanks everyone! The reason as to why I have two from Olivia is because I won her Star Site Award twice.


About Me

My name is Benjamin and I live in the West Midlands, in England. I am currently in Year 11 at a fairly large secondary school in Birmingham, and I will be taking my GCSEs this year. Most of all, I enjoy learning languages, and I hope to study French and Spanish at university, so that I can eventually become a teacher.

Although I’d loved Sylvanians for much longer, I didn’t actually start collecting them until 1998. Compared to the owners of other similar-ranking Sylvanian websites, my collection is surprisingly small, with just over 250 figures. This is mainly because I have been collecting for less time. Although I am aspiring to collect as many figures as possible, I realise that that would be a very difficult goal to achieve!

I first started this website at the beginning of 2002, as a one-page job that included mainly information about Sylvanians in the UK, the US and Japan. Since then, this site has very gradually become what it is today. I have to say, I don’t think that I ever intended my site to turn out like this, since it wasn’t planned at all. But I’m certainly pleased about how it has turned out and I hope to continue with it for many more years to come.

As well learn languages, I also enjoy playing the clarinet, which I play in the Birmingham Schools’ Concert Band.