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PostSubject: Britains Sea lion   Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:17 am

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The sea lion was introduced to the new plastic Zoo range as number 1329. The first issue, shown above, was released in 1963 and replaced in 1975. It was derived from the old Britains lead version’s mould which came out in 1933.

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The model shown above is the replacement model designed by Ron Cameron and introduced to the Zoo range in 1975 and it was deleted in 1985.

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Britains Sea lion 1963 and 1975


Now the image above shows both the 1963 and 1975 designs together. The newer version on the right is more animated and catches the characteristics of the animal far better and again shows the progress Britains made in this period.

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PostSubject: Re: Britains Sea lion   Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:32 pm

Nice figurines:) I never saw the bigger version before:)

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PostSubject: Re: Britains Sea lion   Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:38 pm

This i SO great cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Britains Sea lion   Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:59 pm

Very interesting! The newer version is really lovely replica Very Happy
And the photos quality in this topic, excellent!!! Applause

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PostSubject: Re: Britains Sea lion   Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:29 pm

Oh, let me destroy a little the photos quality of this topic! Laughing
Once again thanks to your informative comments, I know I have some more Britains to hunt. I have the older plastic version as can be seen below together with Dinamização sea lion. Very Happy  I like that newer version. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Britains Sea lion   Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:38 pm

Thanks Andreas, Susanne, Anna and Roger - sharing information is fun!  cheers

Roger, love the Dinamização sea lion - looks a perfect companion to both Britains versions. Added this to my ‘wants’ list!  Very Happy

The later Britains issue shouldn’t be to hard to find. So good luck and I hope you locate one soon. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Britains Sea lion   Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:53 pm

Great topic Chris, I didn't know there were two versions of the sea lion.  I have the first version, though I do prefer the sleek streamlined design it has, I think it is meant to represent the slimmer, smaller female of the species. The later version incorporates more anatomy especially in the shoulder region but I think the sculpting of the head is nicer in the 1st.
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PostSubject: Re: Britains Sea lion   Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:29 am

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Great topic Chris, I didn't know there were two versions of the sea lion.  I have the first version, though I do prefer the sleek streamlined design it has, I think it is meant to represent the slimmer, smaller female of the species. The later version incorporates more anatomy especially in the shoulder region but I think the sculpting of the head is nicer in the 1st.

I was thinking the same, regarding sexes and old (F) v new (M) models of both the sea lion and the walrus, and how they would look good together in the Britains or other makes pool enclosures.
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PostSubject: Re: Britains Sea lion   Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:27 am

Great topic cheers I am still mising the newest one but, you are right, catching one is only a matter of time. Very Happy

I aslo agree the Dinamização matches perfectly with them. And the smaller Prior copy should be a juvenile Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Britains Sea lion   Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:15 am

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Thanks Andreas, Susanne, Anna and Roger - sharing information is fun!  cheers

Roger, love the Dinamização sea lion - looks a perfect companion to both Britains versions. Added this to my ‘wants’ list!  Very Happy

The later Britains issue shouldn’t be to hard to find. So good luck and I hope you locate one soon. Wink

Thanks Chris, I'll let you know if I can find an extra Dinamização sea lion. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Britains Sea lion   Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:47 am

No thanks Rogério! You don't need to do so, a Portuguese croc friend of mine already sent one to me cheers Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Britains Sea lion   Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:55 pm

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No thanks Rogério!  You don't need to do so, a Portuguese croc friend of mine already sent one to me cheers  Wink

lol! Crazy macaque! monkey Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Britains Sea lion   Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:07 am

What is the real difference in the two models from the earlier and later areas Chris, i can't see the difference on the pics?

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PostSubject: Re: Britains Sea lion   Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:24 am

There is no differences Willy, only pic 1 and pic 2 of the same model Wink 2:07, it's time to go to bed, I will sing you a song geek

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PostSubject: Re: Britains Sea lion   Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:58 am

I thought there was said that there were two variations of both models...
At 2.07 i am just starting my friend, that is morning for me, haha(uuuhh sorry ahah).
I don't mind if you would sing me a song, i hope the wallpaper stays on the wall then... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Britains Sea lion   Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:12 am

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I thought there was said that there were two variations of both models...
At 2.07 i am just starting my friend, that is morning for me, haha(uuuhh sorry ahah).
I don't mind if you would sing me a song, i hope the wallpaper stays on the wall then... Wink

I haven't closely examined my examples of the 2nd sea lion, but have noticed there are two (maybe more) moulds of the 1st sea lion, very minor differences in the whiskers near its mouth. You'll need a magnifying glass to see. Obviously there were 2 (3? 4?) moulds on the sprue for faster production, as with many other figures in the plastic era.
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PostSubject: Re: Britains Sea lion   Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:49 am

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I thought there was said that there were two variations of both models...
At 2.07 i am just starting my friend, that is morning for me, haha(uuuhh sorry ahah).
I don't mind if you would sing me a song, i hope the wallpaper stays on the wall then... Wink

I haven't closely examined my examples of the 2nd sea lion, but have noticed there are two (maybe more) moulds of the 1st sea lion, very minor differences in the whiskers near its mouth. You'll need a magnifying glass to see. Obviously there were 2 (3? 4?) moulds on the sprue for faster production, as with many other figures in the plastic era.

I have two versions of the 1st type so it may be worth giving them both a good look just in case there are differences.

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