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de Burg Penguin Family

Meet the de Burg Penguin family!

The de Burgs are very unique in the Sylvanian Families world.  The de Burgs have been controversial and not every collector is fond of them.  I find their uniqueness endearing and love the diversity they add to the village.  I’m also fascinated by both birds and arctic / antarctic exploration, so the penguins are a special family to me.   They are one of only three types of birds represented in Sylvania.

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There is only one version of the de Burgs.  They waddled onto the Flair UK line in 2007.

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Each penguin looks dignified, yet still adorable in their outfits.  The best detail is Thaw’s bowtie!  You can pose the wings and head of each family member, including the babies.

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Official UK Biography Information

Father Thaw de Burg runs a specialist catering company, providing every possible need, be it for a wedding party, an anniversary celebration or a large summer picnic for the whole of Sylvania. Always smartly dressed, very deferential and politely spoken, he makes every customer feel special.

Mother Perma de Burg is the maitre d’ in the family catering business, which is quite an unusual job for a lady, taking bookings and ensuring that all the customers enjoy their meals. She also writes out all the menus by hand in the most beautiful flowing script. She is the busiest person in Sylvania, running the business and the family home.

Brother Frost de Burg is the waiter in the family business, when he is not working hard at school or playing football with his friends. He is very good at waiting on tables and all the customers love him. He is very nippy around the tables with his arms full of plates, rushing back and forth.

Sister Storm de Burg is top of her class at mathematics, lucky, because she looks after the familiy’s business accounts in her spare time, after doing her school homework. All her column entries are in perfect straight lines, every column balancing to the penny, her accounts are a work of art.

The babies, Polar, Snow and Blue de Burg, love ice cream, but have yet to decide which are their favorite flavours. This gives them the perfect excuse to sample the hundreds of different flavours available again and again!


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The most cutest members of this family are, of course, the babies!

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The babies were sold separately from the older four family members.   They are covered in snuggly looking Penguin fuzz and each baby is wearing a scarf, like their older brother and sister.

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Thank you for visiting with the de Burgs!  If you’ve been unsure about the penguins,  there is a good chance you will come to love them.  The de Burgs are a sweet family and a fun addition to a Sylvanian village.  The penguins are retired, so the best way to find them is to watch for them on eBay.   Their Greenbearshire wiki entry can be found here.

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