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 Chick Yuet - Prehistoric Mammals

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PostSubject: Chick Yuet - Prehistoric Mammals   Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:29 pm

As you can see, I've had a bit of time on my hands!

Chick Yuet is a mysterious Chinese company. Little, well nothing, seems to be known about them and they do not appear to be in business any longer. Around 2001 they produced what would have been deemed a 'chinasaur' type set of Prehistoric mammal figures which had limited distribution in the West but were sold in bagged sets of 6 figures. These figures seem to have been in part inspired by the BBC Series Walking With Beasts. The set would probably have gone unnoticed had it not been for the inclusion of Synthetoceras. Now this set and, in particular that figure, are highly sought after by collectors. Most collectors aware of these figures believe that the set consists of 6 figures however it's now thought that there are actually 7 figures associated with this set. The basic bagged sets usually consisted of the following figures:

Number 1 - Synthetoceras
Number 2 - Woolly Rhinoceros
Number 3 - Sabre Toothed Tiger
Number 4 - Entelodont
Number 5 - Woolly Mammoth
Number 6 - Hyaenodon


The twist in the tale is this. Every now and then one of those bagged sets would include only five of the above figures and have a different figure in it. The missing figure was usually Number 2, the woolly Rhino. Instead, the set would include a figure labelled as Number 2 but which appears to be a Musk Ox.

This kind of ties in with my experience of these figures. I was able to buy these in bulk a while back and have handled quite a few whilst supplying collectors around the globe. The Woolly Rhino figure was very prone to molding faults, I reckon that 5 in every 10 would have molding faults so bad that they were unsaleable. My thinking is that the Musk Ox figure replaced this at some point during the production run. That said, although all of the figures are rare and the Wooly Rhino is the toughest to actually find, the Sabre Tooth is equally as difficult to find. Ironically, the Synthetoceras is the commonest of these rare figures.

The Entelodont and Hyaenodon appear to be direct copies (not exact) of AAA figures. At least, that's the usual assumption. The others look like more or less unique sculpts. What do you think?

Here are the images. The AAA battery is included for size comparison (sorry, no Lego).

Number 1 - Synthetoceras

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Number 2 - Woolly Rhinoceros

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Number 3 - Sabre Toothed Tiger

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Number 4 - Entelodont

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Number 5 - Woolly Mammoth

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Number 6 - Hyaenodon

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Substitute Number 2 - Musk Ox

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PostSubject: Re: Chick Yuet - Prehistoric Mammals   Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:36 pm

Very interesting, have a Nayab style cheers cheers cheers cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Chick Yuet - Prehistoric Mammals   Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:29 pm

That's an excelent topic and it would be great both text and pictures to be used on Toy Animal Wiki once we have no information yet about that misterious brand. Very Happy
The AAA battery is more than perfect to show size. Very Happy I enjoy specially the enthelodont! Very Happy
Thanks for using some of your free time to give some excelent contributions to our forum. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Chick Yuet - Prehistoric Mammals   Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:16 pm

A nice little series. Thanks for sharing them.

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PostSubject: Re: Chick Yuet - Prehistoric Mammals   Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:10 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Chick Yuet - Prehistoric Mammals   Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:13 pm

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That's an excelent topic and it would be great both text and pictures to be used on Toy Animal Wiki once we have no information yet about that misterious brand. Very Happy
The AAA battery is more than perfect to show size. Very Happy I enjoy specially the enthelodont! Very Happy
Thanks for using some of your free time to give some excelent contributions to our forum. cheers

Roger - Anything that I post here on STS Forum you have permission to use on the Animal Toy Wiki if you so wish. If I have any objections to anything being shared or used elsewhere then I will make it clear in the post and mark photographs accordingly.
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PostSubject: Re: Chick Yuet - Prehistoric Mammals   Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:20 pm

They are wonderful  cheers 

No 2, 3, 4 and 5 look like small copies of AAAs, - not the batteries  Embarassed Laughing 

Thankyou very much for shareing, - and for making the photos available for TAI  Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Chick Yuet - Prehistoric Mammals   Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:40 pm

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They are wonderful  cheers 

No 2, 3, 4 and 5 look like small copies of AAAs, - not the batteries  Embarassed Laughing 

Thankyou very much for shareing, - and for making the photos available for TAI  Applause 

Susanne - Lol, you're the only person so far to pick up on the reason I used an 'AAA' battery for scale!  Applause
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PostSubject: Re: Chick Yuet - Prehistoric Mammals   Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:57 am

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That's an excelent topic and it would be great both text and pictures to be used on Toy Animal Wiki once we have no information yet about that misterious brand. Very Happy
The AAA battery is more than perfect to show size. Very Happy I enjoy specially the enthelodont! Very Happy
Thanks for using some of your free time to give some excelent contributions to our forum. cheers

Roger - Anything that I post here on STS Forum you have permission to use on the Animal Toy Wiki if you so wish. If I have any objections to anything being shared or used elsewhere then I will make it clear in the post and mark photographs accordingly.

Sorry for late reply, fortunately our queen already said thanks to you! Very Happy However, I want to thank you too! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Chick Yuet - Prehistoric Mammals   Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:02 pm

Love the musk ox! Nice things Wink cheers 

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