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PostSubject: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:54 pm

Mojo is releasing yet another fantastic figure, a beautiful Snowy Owl.  This figure will be released in January!
James has also provided some non studio photos of the owl, so you can see all the nice details.
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:58 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:01 pm

A wonderful figure from a beautiful animal!

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:09 pm

Ooooh, it's beautiful, I love it... I have Bullyland, Safari and Schleich bird but this one I have to have cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:30 pm

I really like it! Simple but beautiful or simply beautiful Very Happy Of course I will want to add it to my collection too! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:34 pm

AT LAST a snowy owl, where the head has the right size cheers 

The pose is great , she is stretching her neck to see something, - a mouse, a photographer or a ...scratch ... but probably not broccoli, Croger alien Wink Very Happy 
So much nice detail !!!!!
One thing, : Perhaps her eyes should be a shade more dark orange ?

It is a beautyful, wonderful model !
I look so much forward to January Applause

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:06 pm

Look at those claws! He's prepared for winter! The 2nd most wanted Mojö for me for next year after SunBear (he's also #1 among all brands)! Applause 
He's beautiful and I'm really happy Mojö didn't forget birds for next year!!

Are there more birds to come? Also, I'd like to know, who sculpts (Anna - amazing horses!) Mojö figurines?

edit: had to edit she into he :)

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:16 pm

Also a lovely owl cheers cheers cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:21 pm

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She's beautiful and I'm really happy Mojö didn't forget birds for next year!!

Me too !!!!
Mojo ( I think it is James ?) makes fantastic birds !
They also made the best swan, the best emu, outstanding vulture and a fabulous eagle Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:30 pm

And at the moment (I don't know if they exist before) the only male snowy owl from a major brand, Schleich and Safari ones are females

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:58 pm

Must have for me!

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:01 pm

This is an excellent Snowy owl Applause Applause Applause 

What is its size ?

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And at the moment (I don't know if they exist before) the only male snowy owl from a major brand, Schleich and Safari ones are females
Maybe it's time to breed ? Laughing  Wink 

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:20 pm

Beautiful Snowy Owl! Well done Mojo cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:20 pm

This owl looks absolutely wonderful Applause Applause 

Thanks again, Mojo cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:24 pm

it's a beautifl male owl !!

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:42 pm

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Ooooh, it's beautiful, I love it... I have Bullyland, Safari and Schleich bird but this one I have to have cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:44 pm

Me too:!: exclamation exclamation I,ll buy it immediately:!:  Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause Laughing Laughing Wink 

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:09 pm

Thanks harriet for posting! flower
I love proportions, details and everything, and it is a great bird as all other Mojo birds. Very Happy
I am convinced it is a male owl but not an old specimen or it needed to be completely white. Mature but not old.
In all sources I find their eyes described as yellow and not dark yellow or orange although in pictures it changes according with the lightening of pictures. Rolling Eyes
Interesting that this figure will be small size, for example, gentoo penguin is medium. It probably means that this figure is smaller than those from other brands what is good for a male because females are larger. study

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:29 am

Another good snowy owl on the market?! I think the current two figures of Snowy owl from Safari Ltd and Schleich are not bad too, Bullyland one is significantly less realistic but both the flying ones from Kaiyodo (Horico Zoorasia and Hokkaido Airport set) are unbeatable in terms of details and realistic look...

Summary: Nice one but why not e.g. Northern Hawk owl???
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:19 am

I love her feet! Wonderful job Mojo!

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:12 am

jarda wrote:
Another good snowy owl on the market?! I think the current two figures of Snowy owl from Safari Ltd and Schleich are not bad too, Bullyland one is significantly less realistic but both the flying ones from Kaiyodo (Horico Zoorasia and Hokkaido Airport set) are unbeatable in terms of details and realistic look...

Summary: Nice one but why not e.g. Northern Hawk owl???
Schleich and Safari Ltd made two nice females and Mojö is making a very good male.

The Kaiyodo ones are not from the same realm Jarda, we can discuss the quality of course but they are already unusual for collectors without speaking of children Wink 

A Northen hawk owl model would be a very good idea. Indeed even an Eurasian Eagle owl is a rare model now Laughing 

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:17 am

jarda wrote:
Another good snowy owl on the market?! I think the current two figures of Snowy owl from Safari Ltd and Schleich are not bad too, Bullyland one is significantly less realistic but both the flying ones from Kaiyodo (Horico Zoorasia and Hokkaido Airport set) are unbeatable in terms of details and realistic look...

Summary: Nice one but why not e.g. Northern Hawk owl???
I agree with you that a different species would be better, maybe not for Mojo but surely for us, collectors! Laughing
But now I ask, with so many snowy owls on market why Kaiyodo made two of them and never made an emu, an Iberian lynx? etc... ? It is a pitty that we don't have the chance of asking them directly. Very Happy
Another interesting point is that in 2011, there was some disappointment around Mojo once the quality seemed leveled to Schleich and CollectA. In 2013 we were already discussing and comparing with the masterpieces of Papo. Now, we are already comparing with Japanese figures that are not even suitable to European and American markets. This is really an interesting subject. Very Happy
Though, regarding Japanese figures, I must say I was never lucky with Kaiyodo, the few I have are poor figures and fragile puzles. I feel as having a beautiful girl friend but I cannot touch her. geek
Isn't Mojo clouded leopard superior to Kaiyodo's, do Japanese lions are better than newer from Mojo? I only see some superior quality in birds, mainly in species with delicate parts or in unusual poses. :)
Colorata is a different story, the few I have are really competent sculptings and nice figures to hold in our hands.

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:05 am

Nice owl! I like this one and Schleich's, the facial features on Safari Ltd.'s snowy owl doesn't look right to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:00 am

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I agree with you that a different species would be better, maybe not for Mojo but surely for us, collectors! Laughing
But now I ask, with so many snowy owls on market why Kaiyodo made two of them and never made an emu, an Iberian lynx? etc... ? It is a pitty that we don't have the chance of asking them directly. Very Happy
Another interesting point is that in 2011, there was some disappointment around Mojo once the quality seemed leveled to Schleich and CollectA. In 2013 we were already discussing and comparing with the masterpieces of Papo. Now, we are already comparing with Japanese figures that are not even suitable to European and American markets. This is really an interesting subject. Very Happy
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Though, regarding Japanese figures, I must say I was never lucky with Kaiyodo, the few I have are poor figures and fragile puzles. I feel as having a beautiful girl friend but I cannot touch her. geek
Isn't Mojo clouded leopard superior to Kaiyodo's, do Japanese lions are better than newer from Mojo? I only see some superior quality in birds, mainly in species with delicate parts or in unusual poses. :)
Colorata is a different story, the few I have are really competent sculptings and nice figures to hold in our hands.
Kaiyodos are indeed more fragile than Western toys, they are cheap Collector items just like kinders and they are far superior to any kinder like I know. The first models ( in the late 1990's and aerly 2000's) were sometimes less accurate than today's models but a lot of them are still good lessons for occidental companies. Of course, it is not fair to compare a "Collector item" to a "toy", not fair for both. But IMHO, Japanese companies can help Western companies to improve. Kaiyodo is able to produce species and even subspecies models, they are able to make amazingly painted cheap models. Western and Japanese animals are made in China so there is no reason to desperate, if Kaiyodo is able to do it there is no reason that Mojo, CollectA or Papo can't. Comparisons can be helpful.
Now I have to say something more about this. The Kaiyodo and Kitan models improved a lot IMHO in 2013; the plastic is different, it is softer, and the animals are less fragile ans still very accurate. Maybe Japanese brands learn something from Western companies Wink  Laughing 

So what about Clouded leopards ? I only have the Kaiyodo and I can't wait to have the Mojo. I don't know if it is useful to compare apples and tomatoes but I could do a comparison topic then. Nevertheless I can tell one thing when I look at the pics: The painting of the Kaiyodo is superior to Mojo's painting. It is not a fantastic painting but it is still better. I'm sure some pics could help James to improve his model. And I know that Mojo is a brand who improved very fast cheers 

And about Japanese lions ? Again I have some in hands and I still don't have the new Mojo. The only KAIYODO lion is the lying one with buffalo skull. For the pose, it is still a must have and for the details, it is a very good lion. What else ? The Kitan club lion, it is an awesome lion, far smaller but far superior in accuracy and painting to any western companies lions. I have no doubt but it is an Egg collector's item.
What about the new Mojo lion ? I see some pics, I don't want to tell it is the best lion ever because I still don't have it in hands... But I'm waiting for it like I can wait for a great bottle of wine cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:46 pm

Roger wrote:
jarda wrote:
Another good snowy owl on the market?! I think the current two figures of Snowy owl from Safari Ltd and Schleich are not bad too, Bullyland one is significantly less realistic but both the flying ones from Kaiyodo (Horico Zoorasia and Hokkaido Airport set) are unbeatable in terms of details and realistic look...

Summary: Nice one but why not e.g. Northern Hawk owl???
I agree with you that a different species would be better, maybe not for Mojo but surely for us, collectors! Laughing
But now I ask, with so many snowy owls on market why Kaiyodo made two of them and never made an emu, an Iberian lynx? etc... ? It is a pitty that we don't have the chance of asking them directly. Very Happy
Another interesting point is that in 2011, there was some disappointment around Mojo once the quality seemed leveled to Schleich and CollectA. In 2013 we were already discussing and comparing with the masterpieces of Papo. Now, we are already comparing with Japanese figures that are not even suitable to European and American markets. This is really an interesting subject. Very Happy
Though, regarding Japanese figures, I must say I was never lucky with Kaiyodo, the few I have are poor figures and fragile puzles. I feel as having a beautiful girl friend but I cannot touch her. geek
Isn't Mojo clouded leopard superior to Kaiyodo's, do Japanese lions are better than newer from Mojo? I only see some superior quality in birds, mainly in species with delicate parts or in unusual poses. :)
Colorata is a different story, the few I have are really competent sculptings and nice figures to hold in our hands.
Although I am not Kaiyodo speaker, I try to answer some of your points... Kaiyodo figures come in thematic sets. These sets are mostly focused to some region in Japan or Japanese aquapark/ZOO inhabitants. Previous sets of Kaiyodo ChocoQ figures introduced animals living in Japan to the children or collectors in Japan. From this point of view is easy to understand the species selection (no emus, Iberian lynxes etc.).

Mojo is relatively new company. The progress from 2011 is visible but as I have relatively good knowledge of most Kaiyodo figures, there is still no place for comparison. As in soccer, nobody can compare the rookie with the leader. The most visible problems for the end customers are delays in distribution, outdated website and catalogs (on web and in the stores) and -of course- the figures... When I visited (November 2013) the Mojo local distributor, only one new (2013) figure was offered (the vulture) among some odd old ones (leopard with psychedelic paint, extremely unstable dromedary etc.).

Back to Kaiyodo: The puzzles are good for me, when I got the package from Japan, I got small packet with many disassembled carefully packed figures (eggs etc.). The lines between the parts are very fair today. When I got package with one-part rubber animals, I got big package with few figures often with malformed horns, legs etc. Which strategy is better? Not easy to say. Yes, the Kaiyodos are more fragile but we are collectors (not little children) and these models are not designed for daily playing with...
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:30 am

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Roger wrote:
jarda wrote:
Another good snowy owl on the market?! I think the current two figures of Snowy owl from Safari Ltd and Schleich are not bad too, Bullyland one is significantly less realistic but both the flying ones from Kaiyodo (Horico Zoorasia and Hokkaido Airport set) are unbeatable in terms of details and realistic look...

Summary: Nice one but why not e.g. Northern Hawk owl???
I agree with you that a different species would be better, maybe not for Mojo but surely for us, collectors! Laughing
But now I ask, with so many snowy owls on market why Kaiyodo made two of them and never made an emu, an Iberian lynx? etc... ? It is a pitty that we don't have the chance of asking them directly. Very Happy
Another interesting point is that in 2011, there was some disappointment around Mojo once the quality seemed leveled to Schleich and CollectA. In 2013 we were already discussing and comparing with the masterpieces of Papo. Now, we are already comparing with Japanese figures that are not even suitable to European and American markets. This is really an interesting subject. Very Happy
Though, regarding Japanese figures, I must say I was never lucky with Kaiyodo, the few I have are poor figures and fragile puzles. I feel as having a beautiful girl friend but I cannot touch her. geek
Isn't Mojo clouded leopard superior to Kaiyodo's, do Japanese lions are better than newer from Mojo? I only see some superior quality in birds, mainly in species with delicate parts or in unusual poses. :)
Colorata is a different story, the few I have are really competent sculptings and nice figures to hold in our hands.
Although I am not Kaiyodo speaker, I try to answer some of your points... Kaiyodo figures come in thematic sets. These sets are mostly focused to some region in Japan or Japanese aquapark/ZOO inhabitants. Previous sets of Kaiyodo ChocoQ figures introduced animals living in Japan to the children or collectors in Japan. From this point of view is easy to understand the species selection (no emus, Iberian lynxes etc.).

Mojo is relatively new company. The progress from 2011 is visible but as I have relatively good knowledge of most Kaiyodo figures, there is still no place for comparison. As in soccer, nobody can compare the rookie with the leader. The most visible problems for the end customers are delays in distribution, outdated website and catalogs (on web and in the stores) and -of course- the figures... When I visited (November 2013) the Mojo local distributor, only one new (2013) figure was offered (the vulture) among some odd old ones (leopard with psychedelic paint, extremely unstable dromedary etc.).

Back to Kaiyodo: The puzzles are good for me, when I got the package from Japan, I got small packet with many disassembled carefully packed figures (eggs etc.). The lines between the parts are very fair today. When I got package with one-part rubber animals, I got big package with few figures often with malformed horns, legs etc. Which strategy is better? Not easy to say. Yes, the Kaiyodos are more fragile but we are collectors (not little children) and these models are not designed for daily playing with...
Jarda, unfortunately you haven't understood a single word from my comment. Sad
I was trying to say that there is no reason to be partial to a particular brand whichever it is and your reaction is clearly to lessen Mojo when actually I am showing a individual collector perspective. Of course, contrarily to you, I don't think that all figures from one of the brands are better than other.
You're even agreeing with me, and I can reply to you and Kiki, when Christophe talks about subspecies level of course it is due to the kind of series Kaiyodo developes focusing mainly in Japanese fauna.
Curiously, although Mojo releases generic fauna, it is the only brand that is representing really a giant sable antelope that is actually a subspecies among some others. It doesn't give a special importance to the company. Kaiyodo clouded leopard is ambiguous, shows a lot of painting detail mixing the charateristics of continental species with insular species. Maybe it was made before December 2006 when both species were proposed. On the other hand, we can identify clearly that Mojo clouded leopard is the continental species. Also, it has a much more sumptuous pose that is also always very valued for Kaiyodo collectors.
One of my Kaiyodos is inferior to its CollectA respective and other is not much better than its Bullyland counterpart.
About availability, I don't know why it entered in that conversation, I can find more than 60 different Mojo locally and not a single Kaiyodo and we know why... is it important?
As a last point, I never waste the educative purpose of a toy to interact with young children not even the chance to use them as a tool to increase the interest of new generations to this world of wonderful and endangered creatures. I value more the act of playing with a children than the matterialistic effect of treasuring a collectable. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:12 am

Rogério, I don't know if your answer is for Jarda or also to me. Wink 

I have to leave for the week-end and it will be my last post until I come back.

As I already said, comparing two brands like Möjo and Kaiyodo is like comparing apples and tomatoes, they are not the same thing. But comparing two models of an animal can be very helpful, especially when one of the makers is listening to us.

I have no doubt about Möjo is making progress at vertiginous speed. I have no doubt, James can be proud of the range and qualities of his models. I have no doubt that "accuracy" is very important for Möjo (and for you Rogério Wink )

I have also no doubt that Kaiyodo (and other Japanese makers) is a venerable brand which is improving too, which take care of accuracy and have a wide range of models even if it is very different from a Western company range.

I think Kaiyodo doesn't need to be Möjo and Möjo doesn't need to be Kaiyodo.

I think I can be helpful to Möjo and for Kaiyodo it is a different story Laughing 

I know Mojo made a sable subspecies, I think it is the most accurate of all the Sable antelopes EVER and I put several times my two cents on this model. I understand some of us prefer the CollectA pair, the Safari Ltd or the Lineol of course and I also think they are beautiful models.

I still don't have the Möjo clouded leopard but I defend this model HERE.

I still don't have the Möjo lion and I will wait because "the truth is in the bottle: In vino veritas". I have a fantastic hope on this one but I know the Kitan club lion is a fantastic model, I am looking at him just right now.

I love a lot of Möjo models and I think it is the most helpful position for me and for Möjo. In my mind it is more helpful to love a lot than to love everything. Worshipping is not useful that's why I don't like that. Of course I don't mean you worship Möjo Rogério, I know it's not true, you like to be fair .

When I am comparing Möjo and Kaiyodo clouded leopard paintings, I was not only talking about accuracy, I was talking of quality. I think Kaiyodo, Yujin or Kitan painting are often more subtle than Western companies paintings. Indeed Kaiyodo clouded leopard was made before 2006 and indeed Möjo can improve his paintings and I'm sure James will take no offence on that.

I'm sorry, I write very slowly and I have to leave you until Sunday evening. monkey 

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:13 pm

Roger, I am sorry if You understand my post this way. My intention was not to lessen Mojo in any way. We are off-topic in this thread and therefore this is my last post on this theme. All I like to say is: We can not compare company on the startline (Mojo, 2011) with company with such long history (Kaiyodo, 1964) - the product range, experience and distribution is on another level (moreover, Kaiyodo is strongly focused to Japanese market while Mojo has global ambitions).

Kaiyodo is my favourite brand and I was very surprised when You find Kaiyodos as "poor figures". Do You see in real life for example "Natural Monuments of Japan" figures made by Kaiyodo (Matsumura Shinobu) for Shogakukan more than 10 years ago? Are these poor too?! The set contains not the birds only but terrestrial and marine mammals and insects too. But I never wrote that "all figures from one of the brands are better than other".

If You don´t like Kaiyodo, please replace "Kaiyodo" with "Schleich" (another company with long history, experience and perfect logistic). Although from my point of view some particular new Schleich figures are not better than their ancestors (Arabian mare, brown bear, lioness etc.), the company presentation and logistic can be still very good inspiration (not only for Mojo) - announced figures are available (just) worldwide to the release date, website is up-to-date, printed catalogs are in every store...  When You like some figure from the catalog, You can see/touch the figure before You buy it in just every toyshop :)
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:03 pm

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Roger, I am sorry if You understand my post this way. My intention was not to lessen Mojo in any way. We are off-topic in this thread and therefore this is my last post on this theme. All I like to say is: We can not compare company on the startline (Mojo, 2011) with company with such long history (Kaiyodo, 1964) - the product range, experience and distribution is on another level (moreover, Kaiyodo is strongly focused to Japanese market while Mojo has global ambitions).

Kaiyodo is my favourite brand and I was very surprised when You find Kaiyodos as "poor figures". Do You see in real life for example "Natural Monuments of Japan" figures made by Kaiyodo (Matsumura Shinobu) for Shogakukan more than 10 years ago? Are these poor too?! The set contains not the birds only but terrestrial and marine mammals and insects too. But I never wrote that "all figures from one of the brands are better than other".

If You don´t like Kaiyodo, please replace "Kaiyodo" with "Schleich" (another company with long history, experience and perfect logistic). Although from my point of view some particular new Schleich figures are not better than their ancestors (Arabian mare, brown bear, lioness etc.), the company presentation and logistic can be still very good inspiration (not only for Mojo) - announced figures are available (just) worldwide to the release date, website is up-to-date, printed catalogs are in every store...  When You like some figure from the catalog, You can see/touch the figure before You buy it in just every toyshop :)
Jarda, again your comment is not related with anything I am talking about.
I am just talking about impartiality, something hard to get to someone that is formated to have a favorite brand. I don't need it, I never judge a figure or a company according with its experience, longevity or success on market.
Your comment is a scary compendium of discriminatory principles. You feel the needing of chosing a company based on how stablished it is or judging its status. I really hope this way of thinking is only confined to your collection hobby.
I am surprised that you haven't suggested Playmobil instead of Schleich once Playmobil is even more successful on market. Laughing
I am only saying that I was not lucky with the few Kaiyodo figures I have and you are reading that I am saying that all Kaiyodo figures are poor. Traditional interpretation from a "branded" collector.
I don't have any of these Natural Monuments of Japan and it won't be hard for me to say that they are masterpieces even if they belonged to a starting company. To build that opinion I'd never use their brand name but my judgement from watching them.
Maybe this comment will help you to understand a little thing, even Schleich and Kaiyodo were at a certain point, starting and unexperient companies, how could they ever be big companies if everyone thought like you do? cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:29 pm

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Rogério, I don't know if your answer is for Jarda or also to me. Wink
Christophe, you know I generally agree with you and that your opinions are himune to company status.
The only part of my reply that is also for you is when I reiterate my conjectures about why Ii think Mojo clouded is more recognizable as a species and also when I use sable as an example of subspecies in Mojo range.
I remember you defending the clouded leopard, actually when replying to a comment where we cannot find a single objective objection. Laughing geek
The rest of my comment are not tomatoes or apples... just aubergines. Very Happy Have a nice week end! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo 2014 Snowy Owl   Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:16 pm

A very nice snowy Owl! Usually when Mojo announce in Dec 2013, am I expecting to see it online or on the shelf in 2015?
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