Transcript tells us that themoon family was sent from heaven and came into being as described in a poem that appeared in August of 1933 in "Hans Kunterbunt", a supplement in the "Leipziger Neueste Nachrichten" newspaper. Tired of living in the sky the family wanted to experience other places. So they asked the toymaker to help them. "Let him carve us quickly out of good wood; we will then travel the world as wooden samples; and later we will decide whether we like it better here or there!" They liked it in Germany and they have also become sought-after collectibles all over the world. They were brought back into the collection in May of 2016 - with all the original cast, just as Olly Wendt designed them in 1925.