All the Schleich figures are lovingly hand-painted with detailed modeling and allow kids to learn while they play. Michelle has a new friend. She calls the little seahorse miniki. He appeared at the mermaid underwater flower garden a few weeks ago and hasn't left her side since. Miniki follows Michelle wherever she swims. At night, the adorable little creature sleeps on a leaf of michelle's flower house, and when the mermaid emerges into the garden miniki bobs around her with his tail wagging.