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Handcrafted Wooden Little Folk (Astro the Astronaut)

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Invite this intrepid interstellar explorer into your family, great for imaginative play and complementary to our space-themed collections.

Astro was originally created as a companion for a certain small someone who’s particularly close to Dr H.

You’ll notice that this cute little character is fond of photobombing our space-themed product shots to show off that pristine spacesuit and stylish helmet to full effect. Astro has been spotted floating in outer space, hanging out on the moon and being chased by comets. What will you get up to together?

Ideal for gifting, Astro comes with a luxury cotton storage bag.

Materials and usage

Each piece is handcrafted and finished using eco-friendly, vegan-friendly, sustainable and locally sourced materials. The surface is varnished to provide a hardwearing and wipeable finish that is VOC, solvent and BPA-free (gentle to the environment and little hands).

Independently CE tested and certified safe from birth.

We recommend these toys from when children can sit unaided.

Dimensions and features

Individual Astro the Astronaut little folk character
Piece size: 65mm tall, 35mm wide (approx)

Each piece has its own distinctive character that sets it apart from a mass-manufactured children’s toy. Unique characteristics such as differences in wood grain are a hallmark of our handcrafted and small batch production processes. Colour batches may also vary across time. To achieve colour matching between multiple sets we recommend that these are purchased concomitantly.

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Description

Handcrafted by Dr Hellion

All toys are designed and crafted by me, Dr Hellion. Join me on Instagram for a look behind the scenes at Hellion HQ in the Forest of Bowland where I bring our high quality, durable and eco-friendly collections to life. When I’m not cutting, engraving or sanding wood I’m busy hand-finishing each toy. I dye, paint and varnish my creations with great care to make sure they are ready to leave the workshop and begin their adventures in the world.

Uniquely yours

Part of what makes your Hellion collection so special is that no two toys are exactly alike – you are buying a one-off, handcrafted item. Unlike mass-manufactured toys, mine will have subtle variations from one piece to the next. The wood will have different grain, knots and natural markings. It will absorb paint, varnish and dyes differently as a result. You may also see brushstrokes, uneven lines and elements that add to the character of each piece.

Gentle to the environment

I aim to keep a low carbon footprint by sourcing materials locally from other independent businesses, typically within 20 miles of my workshop. I also avoid petroleum-derived paints, finishes and plastics of any kind. My collections are plastic-free, solvent-free, VOCs-free, BPA-free and vegan-friendly. I hope that you will cherish these toys and pass them down to be loved by the next generation. To protect each piece, a special eco finish is applied that will continue to harden naturally over several weeks.

Made in Britain

I take my role and responsibilities within the heritage craft of British toymaking seriously. I am a member of the Heritage Craft Association as well as the British Toymakers Guild who uphold the very highest standards of craftsmanship and design. My toys are independently lab safety tested and certified CE. Hellion Toys is a member of the trade organisation ACID (Anti Copying in Design) and our designs are supported by ACID through their IP Databank and Marketplace.

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2 reviews for Handcrafted Wooden Little Folk (Astro the Astronaut)

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Astro is a Dude! Astro is a favourite in our house! He’s always at the front of any mischief, and is a great little peg to fire my boy’s imaginations. Absolutely brilliant peg, get two! 😁👍🏼

  2. 5 out of 5

    Great for small world play! A brilliant astronaut peg for space small world play!! Astro is great for sparking imaginative play! Great to use with planets and moons! A perfect size for little hands! Highly recommend! (He gets so much use I have ordered 2 more!!)

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