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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:05 am

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I wish we had a Walmart here bounce bounce silent

Trust me, be thankful you don't Wink

Heheheh XD Explain! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:33 pm

That's not a bad idea surely! Very Happy I am glad you're sharing all that info and it is great to see the name of my country there. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:04 am

@NightLioness wrote:
@Blublub wrote:
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I wish we had a Walmart here bounce bounce silent

Trust me, be thankful you don't Wink

Heheheh XD Explain! Laughing

Look up 'People of Walmart' lol. I've seen just as bad as most at my closest Walmart.

I broke down today and bought one, sadly I threw my money away it's one of the cartoon characters. Sad  I did take pictures, I will post them when I can get them loaded. I will give the Yowie to a kid at church I guess. I didn't bother trying the chocolate (I'm a mutant anyhow and don't really care for even good chocolate). It had the expiration date of Sept. '15.

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:03 am

@NightLioness wrote:
@Blublub wrote:
@NightLioness wrote:
I wish we had a Walmart here bounce bounce silent

Trust me, be thankful you don't Wink

Heheheh XD Explain! Laughing

They have the nasty habit of running little shops out of business, underpay their workers, the list goes on...

For those ending up with Yowies instead of animals, the cartoon characters are made of a different (softer) material that also seems quite a bit heavier. You could try doing a rough weight comparison on a few and going with the lighter ones - the odds should be greater you have an animal. They are also bigger, so maybe shaking a few and picking the ones that rattle more (more space = smaller animal)?
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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:12 am

Interesting to know. I just grabbed one; didn't compare it to any others. I was somewhat surprised by the weight of it; I expected it to be lighter. If I decide to attempt any more, I will take your advice.

I was in my other nearby (nicer) Walmart that sells gas, and they didn't have any Yowies at all.

Edit to add I'm at my brother in law's and his Walmart does have them, so I'd guess they're pretty widespread in distribution. This is about 35 miles from home for me, and the 1st Walmart past the 'nicer' one in this direction of travel.
I didn't buy any, but I picked up and shook a few and noticed that some are noticeably lighter, with a lot more rattle when shook. So thank you Blublub for the tip!
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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:54 pm

From the Yowie slips. Copyright Yowie Group Limited. Shown for informational purposes only.

The ones I forgot to put up earlier - my apologies. Still missing that evasive alpaca...

caracal


emperor penguin


tortoise


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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:32 pm

Many thanks Laura , these little leaflets help children learning more about the Wild Life and are not excessive in terms of information. They help turning these toys even more educative. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:56 pm

Not sure if this was already posted here, but it seams they put some sort of poster/checklist on the Yowies site:

http://www.yowiegroup.com/fileadmin/public/global/YOWIE_STUDENT_POSTER.pdf

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:58 am

Last animal from the Yowie slips. Copyright Yowie Group Limited. Shown for informational purposes only.



now to find another one...

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:58 pm

Tahnks to both of you! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:05 am

So for informational purposes I'm not sure there are substantial differences, but the Yowies are marked either "made in china 1" or "made in china 2"

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:02 am

I think these numbers stem from moulds made for more than one piece at a time for faster production.
It makes it easier to identify the place needing repair, if there is a problem with the mould. Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:36 am

I hope these turtles can return to their original position, I've read somewhere that it is not easy for them to do it on their own. affraid Wink
Seriously, I think it is always interesting to know, sometimes we neglet some markings and this hobby has teached us that sometimes they're more important then what we thought before. :)

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:47 am

Hey, back at the forum for the first time! Very Happy I'm loving these models. I'd really like the clownfish though. If anybody gets a spare clownfish, please let me know! Very Happy I would really like that for my reef.
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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:49 am

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I started looking for these this week. After buying about five boxes I have all the animals except for the fox and wombat.  I will post my extras later. I bought all that my Walmart had.

If you've got a spare clownfish, I would definitely like a trade. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:50 am

Welcome back Emma

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:58 am

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Welcome back Emma

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:33 am

Good to see you again, dear Emma cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:43 am

Don't some of these remind you of major brands? Retired schleich anteater, schleich desert tortoise, Safari ltd bison...

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:03 am

Hmm, I don't think so. scratch
The tortoise, for instance is a beautyful Galapagos tortoise , while the ones from Sahleich are non-specific ones.

Unfortunately I will be very busy this week end, but perhaps somebody else has the time to show comparisons ? Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:06 pm

I think it is probably inevitable that they will remind someone of major brands, since these seems slightly better sculpted than some of their Yowie predecessors.  I don't have those specific models you asked about. But I can show you the comparison pics I made previously with the ones I have...

Papo Anteater, Yowie Anteater, Safari Ltd Anteater (w/baby)



Schleich Bison, Yowie Bison


I admit that I didn't make comparison photos of ALL the yowies, but the ones I did are one pages 7& 8 of Exerpts from Wilorvise's collection.  I'm a bit busy for the next few days. Got behind on some stuff.

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:50 pm

They must not have then here at the Walmarts in the western states I can only find them at Its Sugar and they are like $3.49 each they did have buy one get one free for one day they also have them at World Market but again same price I will have to check Walmart again maybe i am just missing them somehow
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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:59 pm

Great comparisons, Laura cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:42 pm

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They must not have then here at the Walmarts in the western states I can only find them at Its Sugar and they are like $3.49 each   they did have buy one get one free for one day they also have them at World Market but again same price   I will have to check Walmart again maybe i am just missing them somehow

http://www.yowieworld.com/site/where-to-buy/ might tell you more. Sorry, I'm trying to catch up on other stuffs.

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:53 pm

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They must not have then here at the Walmarts in the western states I can only find them at Its Sugar and they are like $3.49 each   they did have buy one get one free for one day they also have them at World Market but again same price   I will have to check Walmart again maybe i am just missing them somehow

http://www.yowieworld.com/site/where-to-buy/  might tell you more. Sorry, I'm trying to catch up on other stuffs.

Thanks so much one of the places is about 45 minutes away and the other is where my sister lives I will have to send her on a mission :)
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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:17 pm

Maybe Eikoh is not a major brand but I can share a comparison picture with the Eikoh fennec and Yowies USA once they are in a similar pose. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:48 am

Woo hoo cheers my sister is sending me 12 of them cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:04 pm

Interesting

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:04 pm

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Maybe Eikoh is not a major brand but I can share a comparison picture with the Eikoh fennec and Yowies USA once they are in a similar pose. Laughing

Oh, these two look wonderful together! So cute! cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:05 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:18 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:32 pm

There are notable similarities, but I think at least part of that is they seem to have chosen "classic" poses.

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:12 am

I agree with Laura, we cannot talk about copies, just similar concepts. Very Happy
Thanks Ana for your comment too! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:48 am

Those are great comparison photos, BTW. And I think its great that you have such great attention to detail, Noah.

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:56 am

Miigwetch (thank you)


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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:58 am

@Roger wrote:
Maybe Eikoh is not a major brand but I can share a comparison picture with the Eikoh fennec and Yowies USA once they are in a similar pose. Laughing

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