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PostSubject: Lioness Upgrade   Tue May 06, 2014 12:20 am

Hi All,

Is this figure an upgrade of the one that was last?
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Do you think it worth buying?

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for better proportion animal figures   Tue May 06, 2014 12:40 am

IMHO it's a poor figure, the body isn't too bad, but the face is sculpted to be cute so the little kids will want to buy it for a toy. The body appears to be sub-adult, but the head is like a cub.

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for better proportion animal figures   Tue May 06, 2014 12:54 am

I agree with 4U, it was a (failed) attempt IMHO at a cutesy female. She just looks odd to me. If you want a schleich lion I would go with the previous one.

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for better proportion animal figures   Tue May 06, 2014 8:43 pm

Thanks,
That was my thoughts as well - that is why I post my question.
I already have the previous figure and it look much much better then the one in the picture.

I was hopping to get a different answer since I thought figures should get better with time, no?
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for better proportion animal figures   Tue May 06, 2014 8:47 pm

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I thought figures should get better with time, no?


Unfortunately not with Schleich  lol! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for better proportion animal figures   Tue May 06, 2014 9:39 pm

Animal_Figures_4U wrote:
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I thought figures should get better with time, no?


Unfortunately not with Schleich  lol! Laughing

Yep... Very Happy Schleich is going down…
We should be happy CollectA make wonderful figurines nowadays! cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for better proportion animal figures   Tue May 06, 2014 9:47 pm

Maybe the new Mojo ones are something for you Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for better proportion animal figures   Tue May 06, 2014 9:48 pm

Papo makes the best big cats IMHO Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for better proportion animal figures   Tue May 06, 2014 10:24 pm

I agree, - that poor lioness looks like a cross between a lion cub and a teddy bear  What a Face Crying or Very sad 

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PostSubject: My 1 st Wish list - that I want to buy and need your help in chosing figures   Tue May 06, 2014 10:56 pm

Hi all,
The following is my 1st list of figures that I am willing to get and I would be happy if you could assist me with choosing the right ones to my collection.
I want to have a collection that will have figures scaled the same as they are in the wild. I base my collection on Schliech figures and I would be happy to know if the following are scaled correctly and also if they are worth buying - Good overall figure, yes or no.

Here is the list (Hope it is not long) 1st 10:
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1. CollectA Black-Backed Jackal

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2. AAA Female Wildebeest

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3. CollectA Tasmanian Devil

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4. CollectA King Cheetah

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5. CollectA Fennec Fox

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6. CollectA Baird's Tapir

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7. CollectA Maned Wolf

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8. Mojo Honey Badger Male

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9. Mojo Female Honey Badger with Cub

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10. Mojo Tamandua

I would appreciate if you could advise me on each and every one of the above first 10 runner up.
I want to buy them all and I don't want to have some that looks right in picture and figure out that they are not as good as they look and also I would be happy to have all my animals scaled up in the same proportion that way I will not end up with animals that I can't put in my collection since they are BIG - like the hyena and wildebeest I have sent post over and the white Lion that it is look way to big for a lion.

The Above are the 1st 10 that I would like to get and need you help on chosing the right one.
Thank You!!
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for better proportion animal figures   Tue May 06, 2014 11:43 pm

Thanks
I do think that the new Lion and Lioness from Mojo Look great!
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And regarding PAPO - I have one White Lion that is HUGE and I don't think I can get more from this size :) If they were creating them a bit small in size that would be my answer.

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for better proportion animal figures   Wed May 07, 2014 4:50 am

With the exception of the Wildebeest and female honey badger, I have all the figurines you listed above. None of them, in my opinion, is BIG. All the CollectA are as good as the picture, if not better. The Tamandua is quite good, but the painting is too matte for my taste. The painting of the Male Honey Badger is not quite good, I think.
About wildebeest, perhaps you can consider CollectA Black Wildebeest.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for better proportion animal figures   Wed May 07, 2014 6:31 am

Unfortunately I cannot assist on the scales.

But I thought it would maybe be a good idea to open a topic, which will focus on showing same specie in a photo - but different brand together, so that the scales get clear  Very Happy ?
Kind of a scale database, based on photos.

Maybe a topic like that already exist? I haven't seen it ever though  bounce 

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for better proportion animal figures   Wed May 07, 2014 6:58 am

Thanks for helping.
Donny - Why do you think that I need to replace AAA Wildebeest with the one from CollectA?
What is wrong with it?
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for better proportion animal figures   Wed May 07, 2014 7:02 am

Carola that would help everyone a lot - me in particular, and also collectors like me - that don't have stores in thier country to see them "IN REAL" before buying them.

I put my trust on pictures on the internet and on yours and all other members advise in this fantastic forum.
Thank You!
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for better proportion animal figures   Wed May 07, 2014 7:59 am

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Thanks for helping.
Donny - Why do you think that I need to replace AAA Wildebeest with the one from CollectA?
What is wrong with it?

Oh no. I referred to the Papo wildebeest that is quite big. I didn't suggest you to replace the AAA. In fact, you can have both of them. They are not the same species.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for better proportion animal figures   Wed May 07, 2014 10:10 am

Thanks Donny for clearing this for me :)
Do you have it? Can I see some picture?

Can you please tell me where I can find the CollectA Wildebeest?

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for better proportion animal figures   Wed May 07, 2014 10:19 am

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Thanks Donny for clearing this for me :)
Do you have it? Can I see some picture?

Can you please tell me where I can find the CollectA Wildebeest?

Thanks

I have it, but I can't take some pics at the moment. Can anybody help?
TGF toys has it.


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PostSubject: My 2 ndt Wish list - that I want to buy and need your help in chosing figures   Wed May 07, 2014 1:18 pm

Hi all,

I truly appreciate your help with my decision on getting New Animals figures to my collection.

The following is my 2nd list of figures that I am willing to get and I would be happy if you could assist me with choosing the right ones to my collection.
I want to have a collection that will have figures scaled the same as they are in the wild. I base my collection on Schliech figures and I would be happy to know if the following are scaled correctly and also if they are worth buying - Good overall figure, yes or no.

Here is the list (Hope it is not long) 2nd 10:

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1. Mojo Brazilian Tapir

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2 .Mojo Proboscis Monkey

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3. Mojo Mountain Lion - NSATO - Looks massively wide and outsize the Puma that I saw with "over bent legs" They look different as if they were two species of Pumas - I do want a puma and I didn't get the other when I had the chance because of iys head and legs that looks odd. Should I go with Mojo or the other one? or None?
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4. Mojo American Black Bear

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5 . Mojo Badger - NSATO

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6. Mojo Polar Bear - Is it with the right size of Sch. Polar Bear?

Looking for a Koala I thought this one is good and with the right size and scale - am I right? - Are these good figures?
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7. Science and Nature Small Australian Koala - NSATO

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8. Safari Ltd. Peccary Looks big! is it big or in the right proportions?

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9. Safari Ltd. Black Fox

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10. Safari Ltd. Baby Gorilla - Not sure about this one - I wanted a baby gorilla and it was the only one I could find - It looks OK is it Good?

This is my second 10 in the list that I want to get.
Please help me with them - So I could buy them with not hesitation and scale would be ok.

Thank You!
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for better proportion animal figures   Wed May 07, 2014 2:38 pm

I hope you'll forgive me for being critical, but having seen several of your similar posts, I'm really starting to wonder.....

OK, so I don't know anything about your personal circumstances, or how difficult it might be to buy stuff in Israel, but am assuming that as you're aged 23, you have a reasonable income (not like you're a 14 year old kid on limited 'pocket money'), and in this age of international eBay, and allowing for postage from anywhere in Europe to Israel not being too expensive, so why don't you just buy all of them?

Of course, your perception of collecting will probably be influenced by being a comparative beginner, but trust me on this, you'll probably soon have loads of figures, and will be collecting both for a diorama (all in scale), and collecting by brand (everything made by your preferred brands, whether you like them or not). As a comparative beginner, you are more likely than long time collectors to buy cheap mixed lots of figures, to build up your collection. Hey, I still buy them, sometimes buying a lot of 50+ figures even though I only really want a few (less than 10, sometimes only 2 or 3) of them.  

If you haven't seen any of my posts/figures on the forum yet, they're nearly all in the vintage Britains & other UK made section - & I've still only posted a fraction of my collection. Not really boasting, because after well over 50 years of collecting, anyone would end up with rather a lot - as will happen to you as well (with eBay today, probably a lot quicker than I managed).

PS to add: My collection includes loads of figures I don't like, or are way out of scale with the others, but I don't worry about it. They usually didn't cost enough to worry about, and are still valid items in my collection on the basis of collecting by brand.


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PostSubject: Re: Looking for better proportion animal figures   Wed May 07, 2014 3:16 pm

When I first found out about the STS forum, I spend hours and hours checking out the different "Show us Yours" threads, to see what animal I wanted for my collection.
It shows loads of pictures of certain species and at will give you a fairly good idea about size between different companies.

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for better proportion animal figures   Wed May 07, 2014 3:23 pm

Hello Arye, I see you are opening several topics with questions. All your doubts are normal once you only can find these figures online. Though, it turns our forum somewhat messy. Very Happy I'll merge your topics as soon as I can and you can use a single topic to all these questions. Idea
We are a very friendly community and we enjoy to help though, if you search our walk arounds and show us yours threads, you'll find a lot of answers to all your questions.
First, if you want your figures in scale, it is not possible based on Schleich and major brands once they are far from being realistically sized when compared. If you want them realistically sized you have to choose vintage brands, mainly those in 1:32 scale with a focus on Britains.
But, if you find the Schleich approach in terms of sizes, you'll find that the most part of other brand figures are usually compatible.
Papo mouflon is somewhat large for Schleich standards but Schleich never released it. Polar bear and yak are perfectly sized with Schleich and the polar bear is better than any Schleich version in my opinion. Yak is just as nice as Schleich one though this one is wild while Schleich version is a domesticated one. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for better proportion animal figures   Wed May 07, 2014 6:11 pm

Sorry Roger didn't mean to.
I understand DaveScriv - just so you'll know it is not simple to get figures that I am not sure about 100% - I have already put aside the Wildebeest and Hyena mentioned - I am not collecting by Brands.
I collect animals species that I would be happy to see next to each other with a reasonable proportion
Like in this picture:

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All animals looks with the right scale BUT the HUGE Sea Horse. That picture can help me with understanding the right size of each figure (if it was not touched up to scale figures in order to get the picture mentioned). And I would be happy if I could see the Animals up close before buying them - We don't have them in my country - And the only thing I can do is ask for help.

That way I'll be buying the right figures and also be happy with my collection. That is why I am looking to get the right figure and ask the expert for help.

I have also found out that there are more collectors that interested in the same as I do. It can help more then me if there was a section that will show comparison of figures in size.

Is there a way to add a sub folder under "Show us Yours" to include Show Proportions - by Animals Species?


Thanks and Sorry for messing up the Forum.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for better proportion animal figures   Wed May 07, 2014 6:49 pm

I agree with everyone, the new Schleich lioness isn't worth buying. Any of Papo's big cats and Mojo's lions definetly are from the pictures I've seen on the forum. If you can, try to find the old Schleich lioness:

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She shouldn't be too hard to find, as she was just retired this year.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for better proportion animal figures   Wed May 07, 2014 7:34 pm

You don't need to feel sorry, you can keep using this topic to ask for size comparisons. Very Happy
The most part of the figures you are searching are reasonably sized with Schleich except these ones:
Papo orangutan
Safari spider monkey
Mojo proboscis monkey
Mojo koala
Maybe you'll find Mojo black bear and puma also somewhat large.
About wildebeest you can be sure that CollectA white-tailed gnu is correctly sized and an excelent figure and if you want, I can find the Schleich blue wildebeest for you locally, just contact me, it is smaller than Papo's version and it is a good figure.
It is not easy to take comparison pictures of all of them that is why I suggested you to check if you can find them on other topics. :)
I understand your points and I hope you have fun collecting and sharing with our community. cheers
We don't have size comparison topics for wild figures because they vary a lot in size and they're many! Shocked We have several topics comparing horses once they follow a certain scale. Though, we have all months a new suggestion for a show us yours topic and you can suggest it. Very Happy

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