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PostSubject: Animal Kingdom Hong Kong   Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:07 am

A Magician friend gave me his childhood animal toys. I have no idea, who the manufacturer is, but they are solid plastic and made in Hong Kong.

Sadly, the Zebra has a broken leg.

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BTW, not all the figures have "Made in Hong Kong" mark under their bellies or maybe they were worn out through the years.

Are these of any value nowadays?

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PostSubject: Re: Animal Kingdom Hong Kong   Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:27 am

I am sure they are of value, and they certainly are of a lot of interest  cheers 
There is a growing interest in those Hong Kong models.

We see these models here and there, but this box shows that they are a set !!!
What a wonderful friend ! Look how that box has been cherished and repaired !  Applause 

I just love that set !  drunken 

Thankyou very much for sharing  flower 

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PostSubject: Re: Animal Kingdom Hong Kong   Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:06 am

Thanks for your kind words, Susanne!  Very Happy 

BTW, according to my friend, it was a gift from his uncle brought from his Hong Kong travel.
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PostSubject: Re: Animal Kingdom Hong Kong   Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:48 am

Congratulations,  nice set!!

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PostSubject: Re: Animal Kingdom Hong Kong   Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:43 pm

Congratulations! cheers Great set, and in the box too! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Animal Kingdom Hong Kong   Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:03 am

It's a very nice set, they're not among the commoner HK animals either, that Gorilla with the spray-painted chest doesn't turn-up too often, and it's interesting to see the smaller yellow lion in a set with the bigger animals.

Several of them are quite original sculpts as well...what's the brown animal to the top right? A Bear?

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PostSubject: Re: Animal Kingdom Hong Kong   Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:17 am

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Several of them are quite original sculpts as well...what's the brown animal to the top right? A Bear?

I think it is a Bactrian camel copy of the Hausser 54mm.

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PostSubject: Re: Animal Kingdom Hong Kong   Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:16 am

It's a bear. The one on the top left is a camel.

The lion is not that pretty looking though.

Thank you for appreciating this set.
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PostSubject: Re: Animal Kingdom Hong Kong   Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:51 am

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It's a bear. The one on the top left is a camel.

The lion is not that pretty looking though.

Thank you for appreciating this set.

On the top right....  affraid  Silly macaque  Laughing Laughing Laughing 

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PostSubject: Re: Animal Kingdom Hong Kong   Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:42 am

I don't know that set but it seems very interesting. I see expert in Hong Kong figures are not recognizing it and as it was bought directly in Hong Kong, maybe you have a very rare and unknown set. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Animal Kingdom Hong Kong   Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:16 am

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I don't know that set but it seems very interesting. I see expert in Hong Kong figures are not recognizing it and as it was bought directly in Hong Kong, maybe you have a very rare and unknown set. Very Happy

The little pale yellow lion is quite common so he was probably included in other sets (with smaller animals? Or plastic circus toys/vehicles?), and the air-brushed Gorilla and Hippo were 'recognisable' so I must have seen them about and around, the little fat Tiger also I've seen somewhere and there are various versions of the Elephant, a Britains piracy, the Elk/Reindeer and hairy Camel are really unusual and I think I may have seen the Buffalo/Bison once...while I don't think I've ever seen the Bear or the Rhino.

But it's having the box that makes the ensemble so interesting!

(there are so many Zebras I can't comment! Very Happy )

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PostSubject: Re: Animal Kingdom Hong Kong   Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:53 am

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I don't know that set but it seems very interesting. I see expert in Hong Kong figures are not recognizing it and as it was bought directly in Hong Kong, maybe you have a very rare and unknown set. Very Happy

The little pale yellow lion is quite common so he was probably included in other sets (with smaller animals? Or plastic circus toys/vehicles?), and the air-brushed Gorilla and Hippo were 'recognisable' so I must have seen them about and around, the little fat Tiger also I've seen somewhere and there are various versions of the Elephant, a Britains piracy, the Elk/Reindeer and hairy Camel are really unusual and I think I may have seen the Buffalo/Bison once...while I don't think I've ever seen the Bear or the Rhino.

But it's having the box that makes the ensemble so interesting!

(there are so many Zebras I can't comment! Very Happy )

I've read your previous comment and I definitively misunderstood it! geek
It is impressive your knowledge about these litte figures and it is great that you share your knowledge with us. Very Happy
Yes, I also think that the boxed group turns it even more interesting. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Animal Kingdom Hong Kong   Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:33 am

I talked to the previous owner again, about its history and here's the right one.  It was sent to him by his aunt from Australia, in the early 80's as a Christmas present.  He was about 9 years old then.

He needed some space, so he decided to give the box set to me.  Very Happy 

Thanks a lot for all the knowledge you've imparted about this set.  I told the previous owner all you know and he was very happy that some people still appreciate his toys.
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PostSubject: Re: Animal Kingdom Hong Kong   Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:45 am

Took some more photos for future reference.

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Only these 4 have faint Made in Hong Kong markings on their bellies:
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PostSubject: Re: Animal Kingdom Hong Kong   Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:59 am

Lovely shots, which will help people sort them out....some of them look like they might be based on composition animals? The lion, bison and bear? Britians Elephant and hand-carved camel!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Animal Kingdom Hong Kong   Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:01 am

Yes, those are really great and informative pictures. Very Happy I like the American bison. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Animal Kingdom Hong Kong   Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:24 pm

I never owned this set, but I remember a friend of mine did when I was in primary school. They were noticeably bigger than your normal Hong Kong animals, and I remember coveting the bison, the moose and the camel with his floppy humps. I haven't seen these since then in the late '70s, and seeing them here now (I never saw the box they came in) is bringing back very particular memories!
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PostSubject: Re: Animal Kingdom Hong Kong   Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:33 pm

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I never owned this set, but I remember a friend of mine did when I was in primary school.  They were noticeably bigger than your normal Hong Kong animals, and I remember coveting the bison, the moose and the camel with his floppy humps.  I haven't seen these since then in the late '70s, and seeing them here now (I never saw the box they came in) is bringing back very particular memories!

That's very interesting and makes sense once you're from Australia and the set was also sent from Australia. :)
Welcome on forum and thanks for your imput! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Animal Kingdom Hong Kong   Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:01 am

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I never owned this set, but I remember a friend of mine did when I was in primary school.  They were noticeably bigger than your normal Hong Kong animals, and I remember coveting the bison, the moose and the camel with his floppy humps.  I haven't seen these since then in the late '70s, and seeing them here now (I never saw the box they came in) is bringing back very particular memories!

This is really an important piece of history that you've shared. Thanks for the info. Very much appreciated ... :)
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PostSubject: Re: Animal Kingdom Hong Kong   Mon May 25, 2015 7:09 pm

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TFL!  Very Happy 

Hi docronnie

All the above have been inspired by Elastolin. I have the lion figure in 40mm (1:43rd scale) and it goes well with similar sized Corgi Toys lions.

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PostSubject: Re: Animal Kingdom Hong Kong   Mon May 25, 2015 7:14 pm

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Took some more photos for future reference.

Only these 4 have faint Made in Hong Kong markings on their bellies:
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Hi again docronnie

Three inspired by Britains while the moose clearly uses an Elastolin idea. I have the moose but it isn’t as nice as your example.


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PostSubject: Re: Animal Kingdom Hong Kong   Tue May 26, 2015 5:15 am

Wow! Thanks for the valuable infos, Chris! :)
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