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PostSubject: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:19 am

Here is my latest addition which I searched (for a decent price) since a long time now.  Very Happy

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A few pics?   Wink


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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:43 pm

I'm glad you finally got him cheers Congrats, and beautiful photos!

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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:27 pm

Very nice model of a great serie:)

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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:54 pm

If my life changed radically in terms of money, my first collecting decision was surely to try to collect all these Starlux figures, not only WWF series but also others, mainly the prehistoric ones. This gorilla is quite nice and even when Starlux figures don't look nice at all, they bring always something special. Thanks for walk around! monkey cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:38 pm

I really don't know, why so many of you love this vintage stuff? scratch

Ok, the pose is nice, but there is actually no fur, not really a face and it have a really bad painting. Crying or Very sad

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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:45 pm

It's a matter of taste. That's okay if you don't like them. Wink Personally, I like models better without texture, I think the face on this model is excellent, and the paintwork is quite good, much better than even some modern figures. I like this one better than current Schleichs.

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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:00 pm

Modern stuff is an illusion Wink  It will stay modern a few years and soon become vintage Laughing

So why some people love old cars, old style houses or ancient cities as much or more than today's cars, houses or cities? Why the Lascaux cavern's paintings are still an impressive and moving sight ? Very Happy

I love as much hollowcast lead, composition, hard plastic or pvc toys. I love each style for different reasons. I think there are different ways for beauty and I'm happy I can really enjoy some of them.

This vintage gorilla was made when I was 18 years old, I feel very vintage myself and I wish the 2015 models a love story as looooooong as this oldies Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:29 pm

Wow, great model :)
Congrats Kiki :)
I realy like the position of walking. Very nice

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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:40 pm

Wow, I love this Christophe! So jealous... alien alien What a Face (seriously jealous). Wonderful photographs, as always.

The figure is gorgeous. Such great movement in the sculpt. And the proportions are just fantastic. This is a marvelous Starlux.

Amazing find. Congratulations!
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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:32 pm

Great addition to your collection, the gorilla is a great example of simplified design while retaining the essence of what a gorilla is.

Even though it is not the most detailed figure, with all the texture, the important anatomical and proportional basics have all been accurately reproduced. I much prefer a figure like this which has proper proportions and great movement over a highly detailed, badly sculpted model.
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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:09 am

I agree with you Andrew Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:02 am

Congratulations on such a fine figure. I think it is sad the original Starlux went out of business when they had really only just been reaching the peak of their skills.

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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:18 am

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I really don't know, why so many of you love this vintage stuff? scratch

Ok, the pose is nice, but there is actually no fur, not really a face and it have a really bad painting. Crying or Very sad

Because we're collecting antique toys for their charm and the interest of discovering who made what, as apart from the major brands many were unmarked and nobody knows who made some of them. You might get a better idea of what interests us by reading through the Phillip Segal thread in the vintage UK brands section - and Segal figures were downright cartoony - not realistic at all.

OK, so some of the vintage figures are dreadful, especially (as we're on the topic) vintage lead gorillas, where the pose and proportions are totally wrong, more like a man in a joke gorilla suit than a real gorilla. But for a vintage TOY collector that doesn't matter - we're not collecting accurate animal replica models. Some of the current brand figures are way too cutesy to be accurate anyway.
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PostSubject: A strange unpainted Starlux gorilla   Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:41 pm

This gorilla has been on sale at e.bay for some time.

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I wonder, is it a real Starlux?

Could it  be a 3D copy of an original?

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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:44 pm

It is a Starlux rholing, it seems some models escaped from the factory before painting Wink

I've got this gorilla rholing too.

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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:45 am

This beautiful, unpainted variation of the great Starlux gorilla model ...is in my hands now.. cheers
Love it !!!

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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:17 am

Lucky guy cheers Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:03 pm

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Lucky guy cheers  Laughing

cheers afro

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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:12 pm

...and Kosta was only 1 year old baby, when this model was born :)
So, I`m his older brother Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:26 pm

Oh, I just found this wonderful topic, sorry to come so late here! The gorilla is really beautiful piece, I like the pose, proportions and it's easy to imagine that he's just  walking like that in the jungle together with other gorillas from his family. Very Happy monkey I think it must be one of the most beautiful Starlux models Very Happy
Painting is also very nice. The only thing I dislike in painting is the way someone painted its hands, why are the fingers painted light grey? scratch

Thank you for walk around Kikimalou! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:00 pm

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... and it's easy to imagine that he's just walking like that in the jungle together with other gorillas from his family...

Exactly Anna, exactly Very Happy

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The only thing I dislike in painting is the way someone painted its hands, why are the fingers painted light grey?  scratch

Gorillas like a lot grey nail polish... I suggested Blue? But someone say NO Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:30 pm

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The only thing I dislike in painting is the way someone painted its hands, why are the fingers painted light grey?  scratch

Gorillas like a lot grey nail polish... I suggested Blue? But someone say NO Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:54 pm

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The only thing I dislike in painting is the way someone painted its hands, why are the fingers painted light grey?  scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:00 am

Shocked Crazy forum Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:33 pm

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Shocked  Crazy forum Wink

crazy = fun forum :)

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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:29 am

Congrats mon ami on purchasing this sought after model.
I could only find the rohling in the years before, but i wouldn't buy that one before i had the normal one. Alle of the WWF series from Starlux are great!

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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:22 am

Good luck Willy! I still have to put my hand on the pygmy hippo for a decent price Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:13 am

Merci mon ami! There are some more for me, but the tide is low at the moment, and i wait for a glorious moment! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:55 am

I think you are not alone those days Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:28 pm

I am pretty sure i am not... Mad scratch affraid

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PostSubject: Re: Starlux WWF Mountain gorilla: A walkaround by Kikimalou    Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:43 pm

Indeed... Wink

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