Toys that contain pictures Q. Many toys contain drawings of living creatures mostly for the purpose of education, such as those in learn to read and write books, so are they permissible? A. If they are for the amusement of small children, those who have permitted pictures for them permit pictures such as these. There are those who forbid such pictures despite the fact that they are not imitations of their counterparts from the creation of Allaah as is apparent from the one in front of me.1 This matter is simple. Sheikh Ibn Uthaimeen [Majmu’ Fataawa wa Rasaa’il AshSheikh: 3/154]
It is apparent from this Fatwa that the Sheikh has such a toy in front of him as an example which contained cartoon like characters, and Allaah knows best.