A figurine is a small statuette that represents a human, deity or animal. In this category we include vintage and antique glass, ceramic, metal, and plastic figurines of animals and people.
A notable class of common miniature figurines collected are those made by Wade Ceramics Ltd. The company manufactures porcelain and earthenware, including animal figures for their Collectors Club, whisky flagons, and a variety of industrial ceramics. In the 1950s, the Wade potteries created Whimsies, small solid porcelain animal figures first developed by Sir George Wade, which became popular and collectable in Britain and America, following their retail launch in 1954, and were widely available in shops throughout the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. The figurines have also been offered as premium inserts in Red Rose Tea since 1967. Their other brand names of inexpensive collectable porcelain include, TV Pets, Whoppas, and Minikins. Over the years, Wade has produced many licensed pieces based on popular TV shows, comic books, and Disney films.