Congratulations on your first Plaho's Susanne!
Don't be so sad or cruel about them, they have some value, when not even much...
The Hyena, Gorilla and Squirrels are copies of the original Lineol models!
I just bought the original Lineol model of the hyena a short time ago, and its on his way to me already!
Here is my VEB Plaho model:[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
And i think, that the black panthers are very nice figurines too![You must be registered and logged in to see this link.][You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
The official name of the company is VEB(Volkseigener Betrieb) Plaho, which means, that it is a company of the people, which was not the case of course in the former DDR.
They have a big line of production, with many models, which are not all in scale with eachother.
A lot of the models are direct copies of the older Lineol models, because they bought the moulds of those figurines, which makes them even more better!
They have many colour-variations, as the company was often short of materials, and used the stuff they had before the DDR gor free again...
Next to that, it is special to have figurines from a country that doesn't exist anymore.
You can get them out of the bags, as it is simple to put them back in.
Besides to that, they are still very available, besides from some rare figurines.
I bought a few last week again too.
I have most of them, besides from a few, and some colour-variations.
I do have a catalogue too, made by a collector, which has all of the models.
The hunter with dog is one of the rarer items, i do have the dog only.
You should never pay more then 2 euro a piece for them, besides from the rare items.
When you hunt for their dino's, you have to pay 15 euro's or even up to 40 euro's a piece for them!
By the way, i have about 20 doubles for you, if you like them, maybe we can trade something...