This series was issued in 1998 by the current owner of Carlton Ware Francis Joseph. Each figurine is hand painted so that the colours do vary and each piece is unique. Production of the "KIDS" finished in 2003 so they are very collectable.
Carlton Ware is still producing pieces to this day. These are the collectables of today that can be enjoyed and then handed down to future generations. They are often quirky pieces and some are based on older patterns. Studio trials have taken place at Carlton Ware since 1997 when Francis Joseph took over the ailing business. A lot of the pieces are experimental / limited in numbers or some have been trial or sample pieces that were never put into full production due to being too costly to produce.These are highly collectable and extremely rare.