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Geospiza fortis



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PostSubject: Mojo History   Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:29 am

I was wondering if there is anywhere I can learn the History of the company, I know it split from CollectA, but my main interest is where the company is based. If I remember correctly, CollectA is British, but is Mojo as well? scratch 
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo History   Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:51 am

@Geospiza fortis wrote:
I was wondering if there is anywhere I can learn the History of the company, I know it split from CollectA, but my main interest is where the company is based. If I remember correctly, CollectA is British, but is Mojo as well? scratch 
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo History   Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:21 am

And ask Egbert Wink 

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo History   Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:00 am

@widukind wrote:
And ask Egbert:-)
IF you lear something new, please, will you tell us here ? bounce bounce 

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo History   Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:39 pm

Mojö Fun is officially based in Hong Kong exactly as it is CollectA. Though, the manager of the company, James Connolly (Egbert on STS) is an English person and surely the brand has an office in England. From 2013, we can see that figures continue being made in China but they are marked with "designed in England". In fact, I think at this moment, Mojö is more British than it is CollectA.
It is correct that part of Mojö Fun team worked previously at CollectA.
I'll try to tell the history of the brand in a forum perspective. Rolling Eyes

2010/2011
- With the motto "the fun starts here", Mojö started designing and manufacturing their line in 2010 and in 2011 their range and first catalogue were presented with about 100 different figures:
43 farm animals, 10 of them horses; 12 prehistoric figures, 15 woodland figures, 29 wildlife figures, 5 of them introduced later in sealife collection and 20 box gift sets.
- Still in 2011, Mojo started a close cooperation with STS-Forum offering the chance of the members of the forum choosing a figure to be released in 2012. The collectors choice was a giant sable antelope whose development were discussed with STS members.
- Anna Dobrowolska  (Ana on forum), a sculptress, collector and member of STS, started working to the brand sculpting 5 different horses to 2012 range in a total of 9 different products.

2012
- In 2012 the range is increased and a new collection introduced  - Sea Life - with 5 figures from Wildlife collection more 5 new releases.
- New releases show already a diversified group of animals with the brand focusing on giant sable antelope (STS choice) and Iberian lynx promoting their endangered condition and the effort of the Institutions to their conservation.
- Also a relevant spotlight in farm collection with the introduction of 9 new horses.
- Other highlights are the Deluxe T-rex in 1:40 scale that is introduced in Prehistoric collection as well the hippo female which quality was widely recognized.
- Harriet Knibbs (HKHollinstone on forum)  is invited to repaint a new coat to both giraffes of the range.
- For the first time, a brand catalogue makes mention to STS Forum and some of their members.
- The brand continues working together with collectors on STS-Forum and on their FaceBook page promoting again a list of choices to be released in 2013.

2013
- New 2013 releases show a spectacular reenforcement of the range with many unusual species being added as consequence of collectors requesting and boldness of the company.
- Prehistoric collection is enriched with new 4 museum quality prehistoric mammals.
- Anna Dobrowolska work is moved to Wild Life and Woodland collections, sculpting a total of 6 new figures.
- First figures are discontinued being their molds or painting updated .
- Cooperation with STS-Forum community keeps being reported on new catalogue.
- The company starts a cooperation with Animal Planet expanding the availability of Mojö Fun figures.
- The company moves to a new factory to increase production.
- Anna Dobrowolska sculpts figures for different collections.
- The company offer the chance of two STS members conceiving each one a new release to 2014 range.

2014
- The story is being told on STS-Forum and Mojö Facebook page. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo History   Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:45 pm

Very interesting Roger, thanks for all the details! sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo History   Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:49 pm

Wow Roger that's a nice story and wonderfully told my friend Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo History   Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:51 pm

@Egbert wrote:
Wow Roger that's a nice story and wonderfully told my friend Very Happy 
Thanks Egbert! Very Happy If you ever have a doubt about Mojo just ask me! Laughing Laughing Kidding! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo History   Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:56 pm

@Roger wrote:
- The company offer the chance of two STS members conceiving each one a new release to 2014 range.
Thank you, Roger. I knew everything except this! Can you tell us more about it, please?

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo History   Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:57 pm

I am waiting for someone to pick up on that last line Wink 

Then you will have trouble crocobert alien 

I may well expand on the story a little, i am still considering pirat 
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo History   Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:58 pm

Ha! Bojan beat you to it! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo History   Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:59 pm

Well, I closed facebook and opened STS. Perfect timing! :)

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo History   Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:04 pm

Thank you Roger!
I would also like to be interested in Bojan.

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo History   Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:28 pm

@bojan wrote:
@Roger wrote:
- The company offer the chance of two STS members conceiving each one a new release to 2014 range.
Thank you, Roger. I knew everything except this! Can you tell us more about it, please?
@Egbert wrote:
I am waiting for someone to pick up on that last line Wink 

Then you will have trouble crocobert alien 

I may well expand on the story a little, i am still considering pirat 
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Egbert, I hope you expand it once I want to update Toy Animal Wiki entry about Mojo. Very Happy
Bojan and Bryan, although not described in these lines, Mojo oftens offer the chance of some STS members participating in the discussion of some details of certain releases. Mojo values the imput of collectors. Usually, these figures are discussed by some teams of members like it happened with sable, lynx, etc. We were studying the continue the same process to 2014 but as working with a team takes more time and Mojo due to high demand is liimited in terms of time. James offered the chance of two members of the forum conceiving a 2014 release, from choosing the species to every details related to them. You will know more during next days and I hope you enjoy both choices.
My sincere thanks to James and Mojo for offereing all these exciting experiences to collectors and keeping a close connection to our community. cheers
Egbert, Bojan has a wonderful story of Mojo in his house composed of beautiful figures. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo History   Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:30 pm

I don't like the name: Mojo, I prefer M..animal: Manimal ltd Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo History   Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:33 pm

That's wonderful! Thank you for the informations! Very Happy
Thank you Roger and Egbert!

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo History   Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:55 pm

Roger, thanks for the interesting company history. I look forward to what you are going to write in 2020, the 10th Birthday of Mojö.flower 

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo History   Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:00 pm

Thank you, Roger! That was a bold move from James/Mojö! Already thinking about who are those 2 and what they conceived? bounce

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