I have only seen the black & white photos so they may look better in person.
You are right about the cartoon look and I am surprised at the lack of crystals as I thought she was famous for lots of crystals on everything.
I think folks will either love them or hate them.
As a “what this will go with” person , the Monkey (unlike last year monkey) has a hat and vest on and can go in the circus.
The Lion also has on a jacket/blanket and can go in the circus. Both are NOT out of Africa.
The rooster looks like a cartoon of 2001 rooster.
The cat & dog both have a ball/yarn and the chick on the nest looks from the pictures to be the biggest and has the most crystals.
I am hopeful they will look better when I see them.
Another problem is that the Jay Strongwater even in black & White drawings are
WONDERFUL so they make the Leiber ones kinda of pale.
Hopefully I will be totally wrong. <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />