Forum dedicated to collectors of animal toy replicas
 
Toy animal WikiToy animal Wiki  HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  Dictionary  Animal Toy forum  
Very Happy The STS 2017 Logo contest is already open HERE Very Happy

Share | 
 

 FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : 1, 2  Next
AuthorMessage
Numaan
Moderator


Country/State : London, UK
Age : 36
Joined : 2010-06-18
Posts : 1292

PostSubject: FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)   Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:09 pm

It was a hard choice deciding between a Reindeer or the impressive Caribou.  In the end this species was chosen due to its large size and sometimes impressive antlers.  This is a male in all its glory with a large set of antlers.  The inspiration for this image came from a small pencil sketch.  I also attach that images for reference but please no direct comparisons as I know the images do not match exactly.  A number of images were used to create this model.

There is a small downside - the creation of the antlers took the longest and was an absolute nightmare for the sculptor - the intricacies, curves and non-symmetrical shapes were very difficult. The catalogue image below is based on the prototype, however during final production, recreating the antlers exactly has proved to be extremely challenging.  It is the first I ever heard from CollectA explaining to me the difficulties of making this and it shows that even with the best of intentions, recreating animals with intricate body parts can be a tricky problem during mass production.  The antlers will have been slightly modified and I hope that they are not drastically different.  Time will tell and I will share the images when I receive a copy of the first production plastic model.  another example is the antler plat directly above the face - it should be closer to the face but it would have been difficult to produce this in the final model.

There are some bulls that do have antlers that grow spectacularly in size and so this model is based on those unique specimens with over grown antlers and not just the common average antler type which can be smaller.

Anyway, enjoy!

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]


Image used for inspiration......

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]


Last edited by Numaan on Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:27 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
LeeAnn
Moderator


Country/State : United States
Joined : 2013-01-20
Posts : 9946

PostSubject: Re: FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)   Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:10 pm

Oh wow Shocked I don't buy many non-horse models anymore, but if the real model is anywhere close to the prototype I might have to get this one Very Happy

_________________
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]  LeeAnn  [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]  /  [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]  /  [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
http://mistystarstudios.blogspot.com
donny ong



Country/State : indonesia
Age : 44
Joined : 2012-10-10
Posts : 1928

PostSubject: Re: FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)   Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:11 pm

It's so gorgeous! I want it!


Back to top Go down
arafan



Country/State : Brazil
Age : 17
Joined : 2012-11-16
Posts : 1972

PostSubject: Re: FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)   Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:11 pm

I just can say WOW, thank you so much for this awesome figure! cheers 
But why again a male? Razz Laughing

_________________
Bryan [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
Ana



Country/State : come from Poland now live in The Netherlands
Age : 29
Joined : 2010-04-01
Posts : 9252

PostSubject: Re: FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)   Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:38 pm

LOVE this one! Really amazing!!!! cheers The pose is perfect, everything seems perfect! On my wish list that's sure! cheers

_________________
Anna
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
http://www.horseandbird.com
Duck-Anch-Amun



Country/State : Luxembourg
Age : 27
Joined : 2010-12-29
Posts : 278

PostSubject: Re: FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)   Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:40 pm

Never understood the difference between a caribou and a reindeer...I always thought that the reindeers living in Alaska are called Caribou...perhaps someone knows the difference? :)
Anyway impressive figure :)
Back to top Go down
arafan



Country/State : Brazil
Age : 17
Joined : 2012-11-16
Posts : 1972

PostSubject: Re: FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)   Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:46 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
Never understood the difference between a caribou and a reindeer...I always thought that the reindeers living in Alaska are called Caribou...perhaps someone knows the difference? :)
Anyway impressive figure :)
As I know the caribous live in north america, the normal reindeers live in Europe. Smile

_________________
Bryan [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
nyarlahotep



Country/State : kentucky
Age : 39
Joined : 2010-12-31
Posts : 71

PostSubject: Re: FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)   Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:55 pm

Wow. Stunning figure.
Back to top Go down
Saien



Country/State : Slovakia
Age : 40
Joined : 2013-11-23
Posts : 377

PostSubject: Re: FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)   Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:11 pm

simply AMAZING !! cheers cheers Applause

_________________
Andrea [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
SUSANNE
Admin


Country/State : Denmark, the peninsula of Djursland.
Age : 64
Joined : 2010-09-30
Posts : 28225

PostSubject: Re: FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)   Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:15 pm

WOW ! WOW ! WOW ! and more WOW !!! affraid

Awesome ! Beautyful !!! Applause Applause cheers


_________________
SUSANNE  [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
http://dyr-og-dimser.dk
Florian



Country/State : Belgium , Plateau de Herve
Age : 19
Joined : 2013-03-31
Posts : 1765

PostSubject: Re: FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)   Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:04 pm

Too amazing I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I don't know on how many hearts I clicked

_________________
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
My Facebook page : [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
http://atrlacollectiondeflorian.weebly.com/
Saarlooswolfhound



Country/State : USA
Age : 20
Joined : 2012-06-16
Posts : 4168

PostSubject: Re: FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)   Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:16 pm

I have to say, I absolutely love caribou and reindeer, and this is the best model this year yet for me! I also have to say, I love how CollectA isn't afraid to release rare species of similar look to them (fallow deer, reindeer, and all their antelope) because most companies think of competition amongst the figures and low sales when people don't recognize a species, but they are covering a vast array of animal groups with a wide variety of species within that group and I just find that amazing. Great job CollectA!

_________________
-"I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven’t got the guts to bite people themselves."-August Strindberg (However, anyone who knows me knows I love dogs  [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] )
-“We can try to kill all that is native, string it up by its hind legs for all to see, but spirit howls and wildness endures.”-Anonymous
Back to top Go down
widukind



Country/State : Germany
Age : 40
Joined : 2010-12-30
Posts : 23591

PostSubject: Re: FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)   Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:31 pm

I think i will add this figurine in my zoo:)

_________________
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Andreas [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
Taos



Country/State : W.Sussex,United Kingdom
Age : 50
Joined : 2010-10-03
Posts : 1407

PostSubject: Re: FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)   Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:31 pm

Wonderful model!!!!! Applause Applause Applause Applause

_________________
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
signatus



Country/State : Spain
Age : 52
Joined : 2011-01-31
Posts : 876

PostSubject: Re: FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)   Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:23 pm

I think an impressive figure with a walking posture very well made. Applause Applause cheers
Perfect to increase my herd of caribou !!

_________________
Miguel

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Likaon - Wildlife Models Shop [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
My homemade models : [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
http://signatustudio.com
lucky luke



Country/State : FRANCE Saint-Louis
Age : 54
Joined : 2010-07-17
Posts : 3478

PostSubject: Re: FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)   Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:16 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
LOVE this one! Really amazing!!!! cheers The pose is perfect, everything seems perfect! On my wish list that's sure! cheers

me too
it is wonderful cheers Applause Cool sunny bounce bounce drunken rendeer
Back to top Go down
JonasV



Country/State : Finland
Age : 20
Joined : 2012-07-23
Posts : 5614

PostSubject: Re: FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)   Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:28 pm

Gorgeous! Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

_________________
Jonas

I might be an awkward person but that's me and I'm not gonna change myself
Back to top Go down
Bloodrayne



Country/State : Netherlands
Age : 47
Joined : 2012-12-14
Posts : 1265

PostSubject: Re: FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)   Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:30 pm

Those are some impressive antlers.
I'm very curious to see how the final outcome will look.

_________________
Simone  [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
Tupolew Tu-154



Country/State : Airport
Age : 35
Joined : 2010-11-12
Posts : 680

PostSubject: Re: FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)   Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:17 am

Great animal cheers bounce
Back to top Go down
SpiralStrix



Country/State : United States
Age : 28
Joined : 2013-12-18
Posts : 167

PostSubject: Re: FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)   Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:41 am

Shocked drunken
So mesmerizing! There are some astounding antlers on that caribou. I hope the modified antlers will still impress.

_________________
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Kayla [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
http://www.collectorsquest.com/collector/27592/spiralstrix
scot(t)



Country/State : USA
Age : 48
Joined : 2012-03-03
Posts : 2996

PostSubject: Re: FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)   Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:19 am

This is a great figure! wow.

I've also always wondered about the difference between reindeer and caribou. A little reading online suggests that the difference isn't terribly sharp. They all belong to the same species and there are lots of different types of subspecies. There are apparently as many, or more, observable differences between members of the species that are all called 'caribou' as there are between some of the members called 'caribou' and the members called 'reindeer'. The words are regional. (In general: 'caribou' is used to refer to the subspecies in alaska, canada and greenland, 'reindeer' for the subspecies in northern europe and asia.) And although there is some debate about this, sometimes at least some of the differences have been attributed to the claim that Reindeer are "semi-domesticated" or have been domesticated in the past. (Again, it doesn't sound like there is a lot of agreement there however.)

Anyway, this is just the result of brief sleuthing. I'm not pretending to be an expert and others can weigh in. I did find it an interesting topic.

Regardless, though, CollectA seems to be releasing a particular sub-species: Rangifer tarandus caribou, which are called 'Caribou' and not 'Reindeer'.
Back to top Go down
Tupolew Tu-154



Country/State : Airport
Age : 35
Joined : 2010-11-12
Posts : 680

PostSubject: Re: FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)   Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:56 am

I hope the antlers will stay big. Razz

_________________
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
cattlecollector



Country/State : U.S.A
Age : 18
Joined : 2012-11-16
Posts : 1615

PostSubject: Re: FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)   Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:29 am

Great model!
That bull would definitely make the Boone and Crocket record books! Laughing
Back to top Go down
MartinH
Moderator


Country/State : Czech Republic
Age : 34
Joined : 2010-08-24
Posts : 2895

PostSubject: Re: FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)   Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:30 am

What a Face What a Face THIS ONE WILL BE IN MY COLLECTION ONE DAY... FOR SURE Applause Applause Applause Applause

_________________
my website [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
my outside photos [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
http://my photos http://dixieboy.rajce.idnes.cz/
shadoweon



Country/State : Virginia,United States
Age : 22
Joined : 2013-09-02
Posts : 193

PostSubject: Re: FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)   Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:57 pm

Wow,beautiful! I have the Safari LTD. Reindeer that I like alot but i'd love to have this one to go along side that one.

_________________
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)   Today at 6:43 am

Back to top Go down
 
FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Woodland Caribou (88709)
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 2Go to page : 1, 2  Next
 Similar topics
-
» FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: FOREST LIFE - Chiru Tibetan Antelope (88721)
» FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: PLANT LIFE - Madagascan (Giant) Baobab Tree (89795)
» FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: HORSES - Trakehner Stallion Grey (88733)
» FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: HORSES - Dartmoor Hill Foal Skewbald (88735)
» FINAL RELEASES - CollectA 2015: SEALIFE - Great White Shark Open Jaw (88729)

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
STS Forum  :: Animal toy figures reviews and discussions :: Major brands :: CollectA-
Jump to: