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PostSubject: Show Us Yours: Brown Bears (Ursus Arctos)   Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:23 pm

I am glad I can start a topic for one of the majestic living creatures that still lives in my country, although in a very limited areal.

Some basic introduction on the species
Brown bears (Ursus Arctos) are still considered to be the largest terrestrial carnivore, although they are actually omnivores. They are quite widespread - North America, Scandinavia, Russia, Japan, South and East Europe, Middle East, Himalayas, China and Mongolia. Main habitat are forests, subalpine and alpine tundra, but can be found in some deserts or semi-deserts.
Brown bears have indeed a massive build with head-body lenght from 1,5 to 2,8 m, shoulder height from 0,9 to 1,5 m and weight from 80-250kg for females to 135-700 kg for males. Actually, a case study on North American Bears revealed that those individuals who eat more meat (fish, small mammals, rodents or livestock) are significantly heavier than those who consume more plants and plants parts (fruits, roots, grasses, etc.) in their diet.
Interesting fact is that during winter sleep bears' heart and respiratory rate decline appreciably, but they lower their temperature only with a few degrees, which is not a typical energy-saving strategy. Unlike other hibernating animals, they do not wake up by themself to feed, drink and re-warm, so they may be considered as the only mammals able to survive without basic physiology activities for almost half an year.
Bears' strongest sense is smell, with sight and hearing less developed (quite small eyes and ears in comparison with the head/skull size).
Of course, Brown Bears are mostly brown in colour :), but they can also have blond, silverish and even black coats.
Lifespan of the Brown Bears in the wild is up to 25 years, and up to a decade more in captivity.
Main subspecies: North American (Grizzly) Bears, Kodiak Bears and Eurasian Brown Bears.

And now, to my models :)

Schleich, Brown bear and cubs
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Schleich, Grizzly bears family (*Grizzly Bears are named after their "grizzled" coat - hair is lighter at the tips than at the base)
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Schleich, Grizzly Bear with cubs
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Safari ltd, Grizzly bear with salmon (*Choosy folks: When there is an abundance of food, bears eat only the most energy-rich parts of the fish or go for the younger and more nutrient fish. Of course, when it is hard to find food, quantity prevails above quality)
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And, the last one from me, is the Majestic Bear from Schleich Bayala:
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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Brown Bears (Ursus Arctos)   Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:59 pm

Very nice bears, Maria! sunny Absolute favorite for me is the Bayala bear cheers

I've nothing to show but curious to see others collections Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Brown Bears (Ursus Arctos)   Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:52 am

A few of my favorites (that I own -- I love the Bayala bear above, but alas, do not have it).

The CollectA Brown Bear
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Schleich Grizzly from 2013. I couldn't purchase the standing bear -- it looked too much like a human in a suit.
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Kitan Club Grizzly -- one of the best ever
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The Papo Byrenees -- very lovely
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I know folks were disappointed in the painting on this one, but it's still one of my all time favorites.
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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Brown Bears (Ursus Arctos)   Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:55 am

Also, I have to say that while I love the sculpt of the Safari Grizzly, the paintwork lets it down and I can't, for the life of me, take a good picture of it.

Maria, your picture of the Safari Grizzly above is one of the best I've seen. It does the model justice!
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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Brown Bears (Ursus Arctos)   Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:23 am

WONDERFUL topic !!!

Thankyou Maria and Scott Applause

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Brown Bears (Ursus Arctos)   Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:05 pm

Ok Here we go....

Composite

Pfeiffer Tipple-Topple
Hausser Elastolin
Hausser Elastolin
Lineol series III (1931-1940)
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3x Lineol series IV (1940-1960)
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Modern brands - standing/sitting

Lineol series IV (1940-1960)
2x Schleich 14686
Bullyland 58352 cavebear
Papo 50153
Schleich 14129
Schleich 14121
Living Stone Inc.
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Modern brands - walking

Collecta 88561
AAA 96651
2x Bullyland 63529
Papo 50032
Safari 290.629
Schleich 14685
AAA #?
Safari 2819-29
Schleich 14323
Schleich 14021
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Modern brands - cubs

Papo keyring 02209
Schleich 14687, from 2013
Schleich 14324, from 2004
Schleich 14125, from 1994
Bullyland
Papo
Bullyland midi
Bullyland mini
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Big Boys

Hasbro 1999 Action Man - Mission Grizzly
Hasbro Transformers Chainclaw (Pretender Beast, 1988)
Chap Mei Mexican grizzly
Unknown brand
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Small stuff

Back: 2x VEB Plaho, ?, ?, ? Klima
Middle: 3x VEB Plaho
Front: Schleick mini, Troetel, Troetel skinned, Little Critterz, Safari 273.629 darkbrown
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Back: Bullyland 063388, Jean Höfler, ?
Front: Albert Heijn, Small World, ?, Wade 'Whimsy' kitten baby bear, ?
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Various

Berico mother and cub
Transformers Animorphs Deluxe Class: Jake/Grizzly Bear
Schleich 70440 Torak, the bear rider
Duplo 10576
Wagner
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Top 2x China copies, 2x Britains bear cub standing, 1964
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Marx Carl mother and two cubs
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Harper Co John, piggybank, cast iron
Thailand bear
Stone bear
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Ostheimer 22001, 22003, 22005, 22006
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F.Fischer colours
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Jean Höfler colours
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Souvenirs from Berlin
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Marterials

Top: 3x plastic, leather, 2x wood
Bottom: onyx, ?, ?, ?, jade, amber/barnsteen
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Silver, brass, metal
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Glass and crystal
Middle: Swarovski
Front: 2 Swarovski cubs
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Mosaic Barcino Gaudi bears
Wood, bought at Midieval Fair
Bronze, bought at antique fair in Berlin
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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Brown Bears (Ursus Arctos)   Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:11 pm

Wow, so many beautiful brown bears here! I will take pictures of mine too Very Happy bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Brown Bears (Ursus Arctos)   Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:48 pm

Scott, your bears are excellent as well! The Papo standing one specially.. Applause Very nice!

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Brown Bears (Ursus Arctos)   Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:58 pm

Wonderful bears!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Brown Bears (Ursus Arctos)   Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:23 pm

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Back: Bullyland 063388, Jean Höfler, ?
Front: Albert Heijn, Small World, ?, ?, ?
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I hate to be the one to tell you, but the little ceramic one is a Wade 'Whimsy' kitten! It does look like a baby bear!

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My contribution is a large (composition size) wooden 'erzgebirge' covered in a sand-textured paste and a little ivory bear

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Brown Bears (Ursus Arctos)   Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:36 pm

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Back: Bullyland 063388, Jean Höfler, ?
Front: Albert Heijn, Small World, ?, ?, ?

I hate to be the one to tell you, but the little ceramic one is a Wade 'Whimsy' kitten! It does look like a baby bear!

Indeed it is, i have known it for quite some time, but i think i ll let it pass.
The figure has only a small stomp for tail. Surely not a cat's tail.

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Brown Bears (Ursus Arctos)   Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:41 pm

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Indeed it is, i have known it for quite some time, but i think i ll let it pass.
The figure has only a small stomp for tail. Surely not a cat's tail.

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Brown Bears (Ursus Arctos)   Sun Nov 02, 2014 7:26 pm

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Indeed it is, i have known it for quite some time, but i think i ll let it pass.
The figure has only a small stomp for tail. Surely not a cat's tail.

It's a Japanese bobtail cat. study

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Brown Bears (Ursus Arctos)   Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:03 pm


WOW Dutch Bear.

You have excelent collection of bears.

I like the Hasbro 1999 Action Man - Mission Grizzly and and try to remove the gun.

Big congratulations.

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Brown Bears (Ursus Arctos)   Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:46 pm

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WOW Dutch Bear.

You have excelent collection of bears.
I like the Hasbro 1999 Action Man - Mission Grizzly and and try to remove the gun.
Big congratulations.

No i will leave the gun on, because it is attached to the driving mechanism.
And it is part of the harnass the bear is wearing.

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Brown Bears (Ursus Arctos)   Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:34 am

What a collection, Dutch Bear! Impressive  cheers  Applause
I like the wooden Ostheimer models a lot drunken - they are fantastic just as a home decoration too

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Brown Bears (Ursus Arctos)   Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:04 am

WHAT a collection of brown bears , Bear affraid cheers

I can't stop looking and smiling, - see something new all the time ! FABULOUS bounce Applause Applause Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Brown Bears (Ursus Arctos)   Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:01 pm

Thank you all for the compliments.
Can you imagine i am still jealous of that Kitan bear..... drunken

Remember .... this is only the brown ones.
You better all vote next month to see the polars, pandas or other species of bears.

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Brown Bears (Ursus Arctos)   Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:11 pm

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Thank you all for the compliments.
Can you imagine i am still jealous of that Kitan bear..... drunken

Remember .... this is only the brown ones.
You better all vote next month to see the polars, pandas or other species of bears.

Yes !!! Polar bears for christmas cheers albino santa Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Brown Bears (Ursus Arctos)   Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:57 am

I'll vote for Polar Bears, I'll even not suggest Terroises, Tortles and Turtapins again! but shouldn't they run against huskys and penguins? Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Brown Bears (Ursus Arctos)   Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:11 am

Polar bears EAT penguins
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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Brown Bears (Ursus Arctos)   Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:38 am

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Polar bears EAT penguins
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No way, unless maybe in the zoo affraid . They live on other sides of the planet after all  Laughing Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Brown Bears (Ursus Arctos)   Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:40 am

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No way, until maybe in the zoo affraid . They live on other sides of the planet after all  Laughing Wink

Polar bears WOULD EAT penguins

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Brown Bears (Ursus Arctos)   Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:41 am

OK Laughing Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Yours: Brown Bears (Ursus Arctos)   Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:55 am

I wonder does anyone have a copy of the Breyer bears and would like to share it with us sunny

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