These figures were anything but "real life." They were very roughly designed and the painting was crude and not well done. I ended up giving the entire $180 "Real Life" set to the Idaho youth ranch to sell in their used merchandise story.
Extremely happy with this pretty set the face are so pretty, baby Jesus is a bit older than I had thought he would be not an infant's face but his face is still pretty. I love the complete set. Packaged very well, received in a few days and love the complete set.
We've always wanted a Nativity with more detail to it. But the other ones we found before had hair that was blond or the Angel was too feminine and girly... or both. This "Real Life Nativity" is exactly what we have been wanting! From the 3 richly colored Wise Men, the simpler colored shepherds and to the dazzling star, it's perfect. All we lack now is the Stable!
I bought the 14 inch set, but if these smaller ones are anything like the bigger one, than it's well worth the purchase.
Yes, the animals - especially the Camels and donkey are significantly smaller than the Human figures. But to remedy this, I recommend placing the animals off in the distance to the rest of the Nativity ... or "pretend" that they are the "babies" and the parents are off somewhere else ( lol ).