I bought 75 of these little guys as toppers for cupcakes...the shipping came in a week. There were about 3-4 diffrent types of Gnomes, very cute! I would reccomend for a Gnome Theme Event as cupcake toppers. The only negative, some of the Gnomes were chipped but not terribly noticeable. Oriental Trading alsways comes through with great products at a great price, thank you.
February 23, 2012
These gnomes were very cute and everyone loved them but some of them had minor messed up paint jobs. I had to add some eyeballs to some with a permanent marker.
May 26, 2011
Cute if not for smears
These would be very cute gnomes and a great price, except they have paint marks and smears over most of them that do not rub off (I would say 1/2 or more). I am giving these away as a prize for a Gnomadic Quest held at our city park, and I am embarrassed of their quality. Hopefully the kids will not mind. My daughter and son still think they are cute, but they keep trying to have dibs on the "good ones".
April 14, 2014
Gnomes were larger than I imaged thought they would have been smaller. Used them for a craft activity to create a gnome terrariums in conjunction with another item from this catalog.
Cuteness best describes them!
March 4, 2014
I collect gnomes and these were a real find. Great for kids and adults :)
December 12, 2012
An unexpected favorite!
I bought these gnomes as prizes for my elementary music students. When I showed them to my high school students, they all wanted one, too. Now, I've had to order more and figure out a special music performance challenge for earning one. It's always surprising what will motivate students!
November 18, 2012
Rolling with my Gnomies! Hoping For Lady Gnomes Too
Gnomes, gnomes, gnomes! I love gnomes. I got 7 packs of these and I'm happy with them because they are so cute! I don't know exactly what I'll do with them yet but I'm still ecstatic with them -- likely they will become cupcake toppers and accent additions to gift wrapping, bows, trinket bags, etc.
Some items (~25% in the packs I got) do have some small paint inconsistencies but I'm ok with it because it just seems to make the item that much more quirky and kitchy. I love them!
My new wish is that there will be lady gnomes to match soon :)
June 15, 2012
from an Oriental Trading Comp fan DO NOT BUY
I bought 20 different prize items for our community Carnival. All were great except these. Paint chipping off all of them, random paint splotches on all of them. Ignore all other reviews and do not buy these. They are neither cute nor good quality.
April 16, 2012
Cute little Guys
My grandsons' upcoming party will be Phineas and Ferb Themed and decorations, favors, games, activities, and prizes, will be based on episodes. Yes, there's an episode about Lawn Gnomes and I could not believe my eyes when I saw these at Oriental Express. Ages of children at the party will be from 1 through 12 years and these will be given to the younger as a prize at a Limbo Contest. I agree with the other reviewer that the paint jobs could be better- that's why I only gave the quality a 4-star rating. But I think kids will love them as much as I do. lol
April 4, 2012
My class loved these little guys!
March 18, 2012