We have been big fans of Forest Melody for a while now and were so excited when we found out Odin Parker was going to start carrying them. The Koala is actually larger than I expected, which makes it perfect for little hands. The wood grains show through the paint slightly and looks absolutely gorgeous. The painted lines are clean and sharp. These are such high quality toys and a great alternative to plastic! By far our favorite wood toy brand. (We ended up getting a Flamingo, Koala and Penguin to represent the characters in T.O.T.S).