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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:16 pm

I think the Coyote looks pretty good in these photos already.
It is nice to know it looks even better in hand.

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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:25 pm

Sphryna18,when are going to be available the new dinosaurs (the Carnegie Velociraptor + the Wild Safaris? I plan on getting the CC Velociraptor and the WS Yutyrannus for Christamas,so I'd like to see who getbthem first.Thank you.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:16 pm

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Thanks for the photos! I think they're both nice. Th bears better than Mojös! cheers cheers
I'm agree. But this bear make me think about is it really good in reality or not. Well, I think it's not bad, but not the best. I don't know how to say my feeling exactly XD
But I really don't like this one from Möjo.
And now I want get this coyote as soon as it's possible Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:59 pm

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And now I want get this coyote as soon as it's possible Laughing

Don't forget the Coyote is a Wildlife Wonders figure and will be quite BIG!
6.5 " = close to 17 cm.

so....BIG! afro

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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:09 pm

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Anasta SchwarzeWölfin wrote:

And now I want get this coyote as soon as it's possible Laughing

Don't forget the Coyote is a Wildlife Wonders figure and will be quite BIG!
6.5 " = close to 17 cm.

so....BIG! afro

Yes, I know Very Happy I prefer standard scale, but I don't mind if this coyote is big, I have all Safari Vanishing wolves, all Safari Wild Life Wonders wolves and three AAA's wolves, so it isn't problem.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:07 am

Thanks Anasta, let us know if you find more pictures like these. Very Happy
Curiously, I find the coyote very good in these pictures. The bear is also promising but I watch it and it looks very good and strange at the same time. We'll need a good walk around of it in our forum. bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:23 am

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Thanks Anasta, let us know if you find more pictures like these. Very Happy
Curiously, I find the coyote very good in these pictures. The bear is also promising but I watch it and it looks very good and strange at the same time. We'll need a good walk around of it in our forum. bounce

Bear looks in hand pretty much like it does in the pictures. A little darker, perhaps. Otherwise, pretty much what you see is what you get. And, again, Coyote is a masterpiece.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:57 am

Thank you very much for these pictures. Very Happy
I really do like the coyote, too bad that this isn't my scale.
I'm agree with the bear, something on it looks strange, for me a little too cartoonish but I'm not sure which I should prefer the Mojo or the Safari brown bear.

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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:03 am

Will look forward to seeing the Jaguar walk arounds! FYI Walk Arounds quite helpful! WW Puma is just repainted melanistic Jag...
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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:10 am

Just wanted to ad I do like the prominent jaw and large heads of the jaguars!
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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:02 pm

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Thanks Anasta, let us know if you find more pictures like these. Very Happy
Curiously, I find the coyote very good in these pictures. The bear is also promising but I watch it and it looks very good and strange at the same time. We'll need a good walk around of it in our forum. bounce

You're welcome! Very Happy
I have just such feelings, I'll watch them on eBay, so I think I am able to share some new photos and do detailed walkaround in future.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:07 pm

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Thank you very much for these pictures. Very Happy
I really do like the coyote, too bad that this isn't my scale.
I'm agree with the bear, something on it looks strange, for me a little too cartoonish but I'm not sure which I should prefer the Mojo or the Safari brown bear.

I don't like such scale too, but the coyote is too nice to left him in the shop XD
I'm agree to you, but if too choose between Safari and Möjo, I'll choose only Safari.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:18 pm

Hi there! Very Happy
I have some news for you: on eBay are available some other animals for 2015.

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I think bear cub looks very well. Moose cub is not bad, but it isn't moose's proportions (Papo has such problem with wolf cub: he looks awesome, but he isn't wolf), I like black version of Pegasus, and Pink Unicorn looks... not natural.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:51 pm

Thanks Anasta for extra pictures. Very Happy I am eager to watch pictures of the adult moose. I suspect I'll like it. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:49 pm

I'd really like to get the pegasus!
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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:13 pm

Pegasus for me Very Happy Also the baby moose doesn't look bad either Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:34 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:01 pm

cheers That was great!
It was nice to see some of the figures from other angles.

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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:06 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:51 pm

Beautiful close ups! Thanks a lot Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:27 am

Carnegie Velociraptor

(I did tweak the feet so that it stands without the support of the tail. The trunk and the head are not quite as upright as they were when it was leaning back on its tail, but I'm okay with that cost in favor of having the model stand on its feet alone.)
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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:00 am

It's wonderful!Thank you so much for the pics,I'm getting this guy for Christmas Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:25 am

Looking good!
Glad to see it is possible to make it stand on its own two feet.
I'm very pleased with the paintjob too. Nice colours. The tail feathers are my favourite part.
Congrats.

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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:35 am

Does Safari have any new horses this year ?

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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:38 am

Congrats, Scot!
Looks very well, especialy for Safari's dinosaurs.

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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:41 am

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Does Safari have any new horses this year ?

I think no. We just have only scans of new catalogue and some detailed photos, but there is no any horse — only Unicorn and two Pegasuses.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:16 am

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The tail feathers are my favourite part.

My thought exactly Simone.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:22 pm

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Does Safari have any new horses this year ?

I think no. We just have only scans of new catalogue

where are the catalogue scans

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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:13 am

Hmm,...did the black Jaguar turn into a Cougar? i really hope the real Jaguar is at least looking close to what the promo pic suggests, regularly, there is a big difference talking about the paintjob, which looks alittle too impossible to be industrially produced...... don't likte the bears, but Coyote looks nice, nurse and tiger shar are amazing, i like the young Thommy and the walking Koala.and for some reasons..... The burning horse Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:23 pm

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Hmm,...did the black Jaguar turn into a Cougar? i really hope the real Jaguar is at least looking close to what the promo pic suggests, regularly, there is a big difference talking about the paintjob, which looks alittle too impossible to be industrially produced...... don't likte the bears, but Coyote looks nice, nurse and tiger shar are amazing, i like the young Thommy and the walking Koala.and for some reasons..... The burning horse Very Happy

Yes, unfortunately the Wildlife Wonders Black Jaguar is now a Puma. Not sure why they felt that was a more appropriate change than, say, a normally colored Jaguar, but oh well.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:31 am

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i really hope the real Jaguar is at least looking close to what the promo pic suggests, regularly, there is a big difference talking about the paintjob, which looks alittle too impossible to be industrially produced

Yes it probably won't be as good a paint job on the real product but even so it's the most jaguar-like jaguar from a major brand so far (that I'm aware of). It will be very interesting to see it for real.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:50 am

I think there's another page of dragons missing on the first page
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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:51 pm

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Good to see all the new figures. I always like additions to the WS Wildlife line. A bit disappointed with the puma, though, as it looks like a retooled or repainted black jaguar/leopard




I agree with you on the Puma...How in the world could a figure that was initially sculpted as a Jaguar just be repainted and then call it a Puma? The Jaguar & Puma are not anything alike in body type at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:00 pm

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Carnegie Velociraptor

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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:04 pm

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Hmm,...did the black Jaguar turn into a Cougar? i really hope the real Jaguar is at least looking close to what the promo pic suggests, regularly, there is a big difference talking about the paintjob, which looks alittle too impossible to be industrially produced...... don't likte the bears, but Coyote looks nice, nurse and tiger shar are amazing, i like the young Thommy and the walking Koala.and for some reasons..... The burning horse Very Happy

Yes, unfortunately the Wildlife Wonders Black Jaguar is now a Puma.  Not sure why they felt that was a more appropriate change than, say, a normally colored Jaguar, but oh well.  

I find it more of a ridiculous change, taking a Jaguar sculpting, and then just changing the color scheme and calling it a Puma... they are totally opposite cats in morphology. As you said, they could have just used that Black Jaguar sculpting and did a spotted Jaguar version with it.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:21 pm

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Hmm,...did the black Jaguar turn into a Cougar? i really hope the real Jaguar is at least looking close to what the promo pic suggests, regularly, there is a big difference talking about the paintjob, which looks alittle too impossible to be industrially produced...... don't likte the bears, but Coyote looks nice, nurse and tiger shar are amazing, i like the young Thommy and the walking Koala.and for some reasons..... The burning horse Very Happy

Yes, unfortunately the Wildlife Wonders Black Jaguar is now a Puma.  Not sure why they felt that was a more appropriate change than, say, a normally colored Jaguar, but oh well.  

I find it more of a ridiculous change,  taking a Jaguar sculpting, and then just changing the color scheme  and calling it a Puma... they are totally opposite cats in morphology.  As you said, they could have just used that Black Jaguar sculpting and did a spotted Jaguar version with it.

I would assume that Safari got a specific request for a Wildlife Wonders Puma and they either weren't willing to or didn't have time to commission a new sculpt. A lot of their releases, if not most, are done as requests from zoos or institutions; I would assume that's the case here, and it was a last minute addition.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:30 pm

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Hmm,...did the black Jaguar turn into a Cougar? i really hope the real Jaguar is at least looking close to what the promo pic suggests, regularly, there is a big difference talking about the paintjob, which looks alittle too impossible to be industrially produced...... don't likte the bears, but Coyote looks nice, nurse and tiger shar are amazing, i like the young Thommy and the walking Koala.and for some reasons..... The burning horse Very Happy

Yes, unfortunately the Wildlife Wonders Black Jaguar is now a Puma.  Not sure why they felt that was a more appropriate change than, say, a normally colored Jaguar, but oh well.  

I find it more of a ridiculous change,  taking a Jaguar sculpting, and then just changing the color scheme  and calling it a Puma... they are totally opposite cats in morphology.  As you said, they could have just used that Black Jaguar sculpting and did a spotted Jaguar version with it.

I would assume that Safari got a specific request for a Wildlife Wonders Puma and they either weren't willing to or didn't have time to commission a new sculpt. A lot of their releases, if not most, are done as requests from zoos or institutions; I would assume that's the case here, and it was a last minute addition.

Well that all is above my understanding of how they come up with the decisions to do a new figure. What I do know is that a Puma is a far cry from a Jaguar, so its to bad that they did this for those that want a accurate figurine of a Cougar.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:05 pm

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I have to say, I didn't know about the Wildlife Wonders "Puma" - No, Safari.  No No No No No.  As Abe Lincoln said, "If you call a dog's tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have? A dog has 4 legs; calling the tail a leg does not make it a leg."  Safari, pay attention.  Painting a jaguar to look like a Puma and calling it a Puma does NOT make it a Puma.  It is still a Jaguar.  Sad.

But the Wildlife Wonders Coyote is a bright spot.  Safari tends to excel at making wild dogs - even though their Fennec Fox more accurately depicts a Blanford's Fox, it does so very well (again, calling it a Fennec doesn't make it so).  It's nice to see Coyotes getting some attention, especially in the Wildlife Wonders.  It gives me hope that we may someday see some lesser kittehs in the line, too.

The new Wild Safari Wildlife Jaguar and Black Jaguar....  Applause  Applause  Applause .  Beautiful.  I'm seriously geeking out over how good they look.

The Aardvark reissue was inevitable, sorry Lance.  I had heard they got a lot of requests to re-release it.  People didn't want a new figure; they were actually requesting the retired one.  Safari is aware of secondary market values of some of their figures; whether they knew the Aardvark was valuable or not, I don't know, but I do know that if they see enough interest in a retired figure, and the mold is still in good condition, they are going to re-release that figure.  That's just good business.

To that end, though, someone needs to slap them.  Slap someone.  The Mudpuppy.  For the love of all things holy, why?!? Glow in the dark?!?!  C'mon, Man!

Finally Safari seems to have realized that their current Grizzly Bear sucks.  Thankfully, they are remedying that with what appears to be an excellent new WS NAW figure.  Nice to see the intro of a female Moose and calf.  The Male appears to be an improvement, as well.

Sadly, the "frog" is... well, sad.  I've always found it ridiculous that the Life Cycle figures weren't available outside those sets; but the Frog?  Not their strongest figure.  BUT - Safari does have a tendency to retire/resculpt poorly executed figures within their Wild Safari line.... maybe that will happen quickly for this poor chap as well.

Nice to see Hidden Kingdom get mentioned - even if those are just singles from the Life Cycles.  Hidden Kingdom just kind of languishes with no real attention year to year; it's about time Safari starts getting buggy again.

The Nurse Shark.  Finally revealed.  This was the sea creature I had previously hinted as being commonly kept in public aquaria but not having been made by any major company other than one Japanese company (Neko Works had a Nurse Shark).  The Tiger Shark was the species hinted at as being uncommon in public aquaria, but having numerous figures.  The catalog picture of the Nurse Shark doesn't look quite as nice as the other picture I was of it a while ago, but it still looks pretty fantastic.

I'm actually a little bummed about there not being any new animal TOOBs.

As per usual, the Wild Safari Dinos look pretty awesome.  It's also good to see some worthwhile Dragons - this year's were dreadful, and at least in my store, they haven't sold very well at all.  That Cave Dragon and the Desert Dragon look spectacular!

Incredible Creatures have an aquatic bent this year.  Although I'm pleased to see that, I think it's really strange to see two species of fish; neither particularly colorful.  I would have thought that Safari would get ahead of the game by releasing something like a Palette Surgeon ahead of Disney's much anticipated "Finding Dory," which is set to release next year.  But they dropped the ball on that.  

All in all, a petty solid lineup coming in 2015.  If nothing else, the Wild Safari Jaguars, Grizzly Bear, Nurse & Tiger Sharks, the Cave and Desert Dragons, all the Dinos, and the Wildlife Wonders Coyote all look like winners to me.

I completely agree with your quote here: "Painting a jaguar to look like a Puma and calling it a Puma does NOT make it a Puma. It is still a Jaguar. Sad."

My thoughts exactly.

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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:27 pm

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I have to say, I didn't know about the Wildlife Wonders "Puma" - No, Safari.  No No No No No.  As Abe Lincoln said, "If you call a dog's tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have? A dog has 4 legs; calling the tail a leg does not make it a leg."  Safari, pay attention.  Painting a jaguar to look like a Puma and calling it a Puma does NOT make it a Puma.  It is still a Jaguar.  Sad.

But the Wildlife Wonders Coyote is a bright spot.  Safari tends to excel at making wild dogs - even though their Fennec Fox more accurately depicts a Blanford's Fox, it does so very well (again, calling it a Fennec doesn't make it so).  It's nice to see Coyotes getting some attention, especially in the Wildlife Wonders.  It gives me hope that we may someday see some lesser kittehs in the line, too.

The new Wild Safari Wildlife Jaguar and Black Jaguar....  Applause  Applause  Applause .  Beautiful.  I'm seriously geeking out over how good they look.

The Aardvark reissue was inevitable, sorry Lance.  I had heard they got a lot of requests to re-release it.  People didn't want a new figure; they were actually requesting the retired one.  Safari is aware of secondary market values of some of their figures; whether they knew the Aardvark was valuable or not, I don't know, but I do know that if they see enough interest in a retired figure, and the mold is still in good condition, they are going to re-release that figure.  That's just good business.

To that end, though, someone needs to slap them.  Slap someone.  The Mudpuppy.  For the love of all things holy, why?!? Glow in the dark?!?!  C'mon, Man!

Finally Safari seems to have realized that their current Grizzly Bear sucks.  Thankfully, they are remedying that with what appears to be an excellent new WS NAW figure.  Nice to see the intro of a female Moose and calf.  The Male appears to be an improvement, as well.

Sadly, the "frog" is... well, sad.  I've always found it ridiculous that the Life Cycle figures weren't available outside those sets; but the Frog?  Not their strongest figure.  BUT - Safari does have a tendency to retire/resculpt poorly executed figures within their Wild Safari line.... maybe that will happen quickly for this poor chap as well.

Nice to see Hidden Kingdom get mentioned - even if those are just singles from the Life Cycles.  Hidden Kingdom just kind of languishes with no real attention year to year; it's about time Safari starts getting buggy again.

The Nurse Shark.  Finally revealed.  This was the sea creature I had previously hinted as being commonly kept in public aquaria but not having been made by any major company other than one Japanese company (Neko Works had a Nurse Shark).  The Tiger Shark was the species hinted at as being uncommon in public aquaria, but having numerous figures.  The catalog picture of the Nurse Shark doesn't look quite as nice as the other picture I was of it a while ago, but it still looks pretty fantastic.

I'm actually a little bummed about there not being any new animal TOOBs.

As per usual, the Wild Safari Dinos look pretty awesome.  It's also good to see some worthwhile Dragons - this year's were dreadful, and at least in my store, they haven't sold very well at all.  That Cave Dragon and the Desert Dragon look spectacular!

Incredible Creatures have an aquatic bent this year.  Although I'm pleased to see that, I think it's really strange to see two species of fish; neither particularly colorful.  I would have thought that Safari would get ahead of the game by releasing something like a Palette Surgeon ahead of Disney's much anticipated "Finding Dory," which is set to release next year.  But they dropped the ball on that.  

All in all, a petty solid lineup coming in 2015.  If nothing else, the Wild Safari Jaguars, Grizzly Bear, Nurse & Tiger Sharks, the Cave and Desert Dragons, all the Dinos, and the Wildlife Wonders Coyote all look like winners to me.

I completely agree with your quote here:      "Painting a jaguar to look like a Puma and calling it a Puma does NOT make it a Puma.  It is still a Jaguar.  Sad."

My thoughts exactly.


Yeah, in my opinion, it's a poor decision for a company that otherwise seems to strive for accuracy; particularly in a line like the Wildlife Wonders, which feature an overall exemplary level of detail and attention to realism. Perhaps Safari will remedy this with a new, proper sculpt for 2016, but I'm not holding my breath.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:55 pm

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I have to say, I didn't know about the Wildlife Wonders "Puma" - No, Safari.  No No No No No.  As Abe Lincoln said, "If you call a dog's tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have? A dog has 4 legs; calling the tail a leg does not make it a leg."  Safari, pay attention.  Painting a jaguar to look like a Puma and calling it a Puma does NOT make it a Puma.  It is still a Jaguar.  Sad.

But the Wildlife Wonders Coyote is a bright spot.  Safari tends to excel at making wild dogs - even though their Fennec Fox more accurately depicts a Blanford's Fox, it does so very well (again, calling it a Fennec doesn't make it so).  It's nice to see Coyotes getting some attention, especially in the Wildlife Wonders.  It gives me hope that we may someday see some lesser kittehs in the line, too.

The new Wild Safari Wildlife Jaguar and Black Jaguar....  Applause  Applause  Applause .  Beautiful.  I'm seriously geeking out over how good they look.

The Aardvark reissue was inevitable, sorry Lance.  I had heard they got a lot of requests to re-release it.  People didn't want a new figure; they were actually requesting the retired one.  Safari is aware of secondary market values of some of their figures; whether they knew the Aardvark was valuable or not, I don't know, but I do know that if they see enough interest in a retired figure, and the mold is still in good condition, they are going to re-release that figure.  That's just good business.

To that end, though, someone needs to slap them.  Slap someone.  The Mudpuppy.  For the love of all things holy, why?!? Glow in the dark?!?!  C'mon, Man!

Finally Safari seems to have realized that their current Grizzly Bear sucks.  Thankfully, they are remedying that with what appears to be an excellent new WS NAW figure.  Nice to see the intro of a female Moose and calf.  The Male appears to be an improvement, as well.

Sadly, the "frog" is... well, sad.  I've always found it ridiculous that the Life Cycle figures weren't available outside those sets; but the Frog?  Not their strongest figure.  BUT - Safari does have a tendency to retire/resculpt poorly executed figures within their Wild Safari line.... maybe that will happen quickly for this poor chap as well.

Nice to see Hidden Kingdom get mentioned - even if those are just singles from the Life Cycles.  Hidden Kingdom just kind of languishes with no real attention year to year; it's about time Safari starts getting buggy again.

The Nurse Shark.  Finally revealed.  This was the sea creature I had previously hinted as being commonly kept in public aquaria but not having been made by any major company other than one Japanese company (Neko Works had a Nurse Shark).  The Tiger Shark was the species hinted at as being uncommon in public aquaria, but having numerous figures.  The catalog picture of the Nurse Shark doesn't look quite as nice as the other picture I was of it a while ago, but it still looks pretty fantastic.

I'm actually a little bummed about there not being any new animal TOOBs.

As per usual, the Wild Safari Dinos look pretty awesome.  It's also good to see some worthwhile Dragons - this year's were dreadful, and at least in my store, they haven't sold very well at all.  That Cave Dragon and the Desert Dragon look spectacular!

Incredible Creatures have an aquatic bent this year.  Although I'm pleased to see that, I think it's really strange to see two species of fish; neither particularly colorful.  I would have thought that Safari would get ahead of the game by releasing something like a Palette Surgeon ahead of Disney's much anticipated "Finding Dory," which is set to release next year.  But they dropped the ball on that.  

All in all, a petty solid lineup coming in 2015.  If nothing else, the Wild Safari Jaguars, Grizzly Bear, Nurse & Tiger Sharks, the Cave and Desert Dragons, all the Dinos, and the Wildlife Wonders Coyote all look like winners to me.

I completely agree with your quote here:      "Painting a jaguar to look like a Puma and calling it a Puma does NOT make it a Puma.  It is still a Jaguar.  Sad."

My thoughts exactly.


Yeah, in my opinion, it's a poor decision for a company that otherwise seems to strive for accuracy; particularly in a line like the Wildlife Wonders, which feature an overall exemplary level of detail and attention to realism.  Perhaps Safari will remedy this with a new, proper sculpt for 2016, but I'm not holding my breath.  


This is true.  In this particular case, Safari could not be further from accuracy if they tried by using a Jaguar sculpting for a Cougar. Wow. When I saw this, it was almost disturbing to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:20 pm

I think Safari Ltd decided to take a nap this year. I am so disappointed for this approaching year... I had to take a break from fish collecting because they were out of my reach.... And I was hoping for something good this year but I guess not.... Sleep

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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:38 pm

Just a quick comparison of Safari's Angus cow - something I've noticed just now:

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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:40 pm

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Just a quick comparison of Safari's Angus cow - something I've noticed just now:

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A remold/reissue? Again? Gosh... I'm weeping now... Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:47 am

BAD Safari !!! This is surely NOT a way to copy the bad habit of Schleich Mad Mad

Great comparison to the modern type Angus !
When I was young, Angus cattle were small, compact, and very, very ( !!! ) agile creatures, - nothing like the heavy present day ones Suspect

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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:03 am

I don't mind issuing a new mould of the same breed/species. But sculpture-wise the new one looks bad :/

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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:38 pm

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Great comparison to the modern type Angus !
When I was young, Angus cattle were small, compact, and very, very ( !!! ) agile creatures, - nothing like the heavy present day ones Suspect

I remember once, where one of my dan's heifers had jumped the fence, - I ran after her for most of an afternoon before she ran back home. I was so exhausted, I almost threw up, but she just had fun Laughing Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:16 am

Does any one knows if the cattle angus out yet???
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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:49 am

Yuppy, I just found ones in this web site the new farm animals!
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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:36 am

MARTINLATIN wrote:
Yuppy, I just found ones in this web site the new farm animals!

Which web Jes?
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PostSubject: Re: Safari 2015 catalog pics   Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:58 am

Just got the new 2015 cattle from safari ltd they are great better than it looks in the pics!!!
The goats moose calf and even the wild boar too!!!
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