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PostSubject: Breyer Horses Made in China/USA?   Sat May 10, 2014 11:31 pm

I hope some of you Breyer fans, might be able to tell me which models are made in USA and which are made in China?

I've tried to research the subject, but found nothing very enlightening.

I have only new Breyers, and they are all Made in China. It says on the box, but I wonder if one can also tell country 'made in' from the letters and numbers print on it.

Here is says VIN - and date of production. I read somewhere that the 'VIN' refers to the factory, (and it is US law to mark it, so that the model can be tracked to the factory if any issues occur).
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And here the Breyer stamp on the same model (Traditional Gypsy Vanner)
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And the Breyer stamp on Appaloosa Indian Pony (Traditional) He has also the 'VIN' + date under his hoof.
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I assume the stamp is one which follow the mould. And the Gypsy is a very new mould and the Appy is very old - therefore the different design.

And here is the letters under the hoof of the Classic Grullo Morgan. Rather new mold and model.
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PostSubject: Re: Breyer Horses Made in China/USA?   Sun May 11, 2014 12:22 am

Good question! Very Happy

It's not easy to tell exactly what country the model was made in, but you can go roughly by if it has the VIN on the hoof (or some Stablemates have an ugly silver/gold number on their belly No). All models with a VIN were painted in China. This transfer of production happened recently, and the models were not given VIN numbers immediately as they started being produced in China, so some models are made in China but don't have VIN numbers. However, as a general rule, if it has a VIN, it was made in China. No models painted in the US will have a VIN. Most of today's models are made in China - the only ones painted in the US today are a run less than 100. To add to the confusion, all models are made in China, most are painted in China, except for the runs under 100 are painted in the US. No models are produced in the United States anymore. Which is a real shame, especially since the headquarters just the next state over from me. Sad

I hope that cleared up the confusion! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Breyer Horses Made in China/USA?   Sun May 11, 2014 12:24 am

Oh, and all Breyers will have the circle stamp. This is just to show it's a genuine Breyer horse. Wink Those don't have a factor in whether the model was made in China or the US.

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PostSubject: Re: Breyer Horses Made in China/USA?   Sun May 11, 2014 1:48 am

Great to know ! Thanks !  Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Breyer Horses Made in China/USA?   Sun May 11, 2014 1:49 am

cheers cheers cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Breyer Horses Made in China/USA?   Sun May 11, 2014 8:21 am

Thank you very much LeeAnn for the great information  cheers  Too bad indeed they outsourced to China, now you live that close  Sad 

Do you know when Breyer stopped producing models in USA and moved all (except the special runs under 100) to China?
I mean, how old must a Breyer be, to have been manufactured in USA (both the plastic model and paintwork)?

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PostSubject: Re: Breyer Horses Made in China/USA?   Sun May 11, 2014 12:25 pm

I believe by around 2005 everything was moved over to China - in the late nineties they started doing the tack and other accessories in China, and then moved up the line of scales. So it wasn't too long ago that everything was transferred over to China.

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PostSubject: Re: Breyer Horses Made in China/USA?   Mon May 12, 2014 5:47 pm

Thank you again  Very Happy 

Very interesting information. It seems it is only Schleich who still produces some of their models in their home country.  bounce 

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PostSubject: Re: Breyer Horses Made in China/USA?   Tue May 13, 2014 1:00 am

But unfortunately most of even Schleich figures are made in China. Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Breyer Horses Made in China/USA?   Tue May 13, 2014 4:15 am

Yes. Although I think sometimes the Chinese version can be the nicest Surprised 

- and hey that is Princess for your signature  Razz I see a new trend around  Embarassed Laughing Laughing 

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PostSubject: Re: Breyer Horses Made in China/USA?   Tue May 13, 2014 4:24 am

That's a good point too, sometimes the Chinese variation is better than others. Very Happy

Laughing The gal you drew for me wanted to see the light Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Breyer Horses Made in China/USA?   Tue May 13, 2014 8:34 am

She always loves the spotlight  Cool 

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PostSubject: Re: Breyer Horses Made in China/USA?   Thu May 15, 2014 10:28 pm

AFAIK all vintage models were made in the US, esp those prodused in 70s-80s. They usually have the round sign with 'USA' label (the one you pictured here). Most of my vintage Classics do have this mark.
In fact, you can even feel the difference if you hold those figures in your hands (the way they are painted), and by touch they are sooooooo different!

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PostSubject: Re: Breyer Horses Made in China/USA?   Sat May 17, 2014 7:59 pm

Thank you Daria  Very Happy Very interesting. How are they different to touch?  Very Happy I think already the models I have are nice in quality, but I have never held a USA made on in my hands, so I can't tell the difference.

Strangely I also think a new Breyer smells good, like a faint scent of citrus candy  Razz 

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PostSubject: Re: Breyer Horses Made in China/USA?   Sun May 18, 2014 12:40 am

Laughing Especially glossies. It sounds weird but when you unwrap the bubblewrap for the first time, that glossy smell is great!

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PostSubject: Re: Breyer Horses Made in China/USA?   Sun May 18, 2014 1:08 am

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Thank you Daria  Very Happy Very interesting. How are they different to touch?  Very Happy I think already the models I have are nice in quality, but I have never held a USA made on in my hands, so I can't tell the difference.

Strangely I also think a new Breyer smells good, like a faint scent of citrus candy  Razz 
I don't know how to describe it. Neutral  I believe it's the deference in the paint used for coloring them. The surface differs a little. And they smell different, yes:)


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PostSubject: Re: Breyer Horses Made in China/USA?   Wed May 21, 2014 5:30 pm

Very interesting  Very Happy Maybe one day I'll experience a USA model. And maybe a Glossy model too  bounce 

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