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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

@bojan wrote:
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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 ?

@arafan wrote:
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

@skysthelimit wrote:
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

@Roger wrote:

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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@Roger wrote:

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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