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PostSubject: Hobby & Work Publishing Srl - Italy   Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:32 pm

In the Netherlands we have this shop called 'Kruidvat', which is a drugstore/pharmacy. They have a toy section as well, but most of the time this section isn't very interesting to me. Around the 15th of May this year I went to this store and found two incredible (big) animals from a brand which is unknown to me. They had a big grizzly bear and a lovely manta ray. I'm not really into sea life animal figurines, but I would have bought this figurine - if his tail hadn't broken off and was missing Sad So I only bought the bear. Here are some photographs:

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If I remember correctly, on the label of the bear was quite the same information as on the belly. The website doesn't work anymore, unfortunately, and I can't find anything about the brand/other animal figurines. When I google it, the first thing I get is [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. These animals are just really big; I'll try to make a photograph to compare sizes soon.

Does anyone know this brand?

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PostSubject: Re: Hobby & Work Publishing Srl - Italy   Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:36 pm

Aaaaah, I just found some more!! Watch this YouTube video from Hobby & Work Publishing:

Animal Selvaggi series


Dinosauri series


Looks like they sell some kind of magazine about an animal/dinosaur species, which includes one of these big models. Oooh I need that wolf and hyena from the Animal Selvaggi series <333

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PostSubject: Re: Hobby & Work Publishing Srl - Italy   Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:54 pm

They also seem to have a series of construction/escalation vehicle models and some Looney Toones? Or did in the past? If eBay's a good indicator...

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PostSubject: Re: Hobby & Work Publishing Srl - Italy   Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:57 pm

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They also seem to have a series of construction/escalation vehicle models and some Looney Toones? Or did in the past? If eBay's a good indicator...

Yes, I think they did. You can check their YouTube account [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. They made a lot of stuff, but very different things from animal figurines. But their last video is from 2 years ago. And their site isn't working anymore, so I'm not sure if they're still in business..

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PostSubject: Re: Hobby & Work Publishing Srl - Italy   Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:29 pm

Maybe when o have internet set up... I'm a bit data limited on my phone and videos are rather data intensive

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PostSubject: Re: Hobby & Work Publishing Srl - Italy   Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:57 pm

Thank you, that is very interesting Julie :)

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PostSubject: Re: Hobby & Work Publishing Srl - Italy   Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:48 pm

Interesting finds, congrats!

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PostSubject: Re: Hobby & Work Publishing Srl - Italy   Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:41 pm

I did not know they made toys. I have several horses from Hobby & Work Publishing. Here is one of them. More breakable than toyish tho.
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PostSubject: Re: Hobby & Work Publishing Srl - Italy   Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:13 am

The wolf is interesting to me, great find though!

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PostSubject: Re: Hobby & Work Publishing Srl - Italy   Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:20 am

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Aaaaah, I just found some more!! Watch this YouTube video from Hobby & Work Publishing:


Dinosauri series


Looks like they sell some kind of magazine about an animal/dinosaur species, which includes one of these big models. Oooh I need that wolf and hyena from the Animal Selvaggi series <333

Those are CollectA Dinosaurs in that Video

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PostSubject: Re: Hobby & Work Publishing Srl - Italy   Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:58 am

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Thank you, that is very interesting Julie :)

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Interesting finds, congrats!

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The wolf is interesting to me, great find though!

You're welcome and thanks  Smile I really hope to get the wolf (and the hyena) myself as well!

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I did not know they made toys. I have several horses from Hobby & Work Publishing. Here is one of them. More breakable than toyish tho.

I remember seeing those horses in your trades list! Funny, I didn't know they were published by Hobby & Work as well. Thanks for sharing!

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Dinosauri series

Those are CollectA Dinosaurs in that Video

Interesting! The animals in the Animali Selvaggi series doesn't seem to be copies, or does anyone recognize one of them?

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PostSubject: Re: Hobby & Work Publishing Srl - Italy   Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:25 pm

Now i want more informations but the website is offline. Can anybody find them outside of Italy?

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PostSubject: Re: Hobby & Work Publishing Srl - Italy   Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:31 pm

Lot of horses

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PostSubject: Re: Hobby & Work Publishing Srl - Italy   Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:52 am

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Now i want more informations but the website is offline. Can anybody find them outside of Italy?

Well I found them in a store here in the Netherlands, but they only sold them for a very brief time. Not anymore, now. I found one on a Dutch auction site, but I guess the seller bought it in that same store.

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PostSubject: Re: Hobby & Work Publishing Srl - Italy   Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:29 am

Very huge figurines are that

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PostSubject: Re: Hobby & Work Publishing Srl - Italy   Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:58 pm

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I did not know they made toys. I have several horses from Hobby & Work Publishing. Here is one of them. More breakable than toyish tho.

He's really nice! Wouldn't mind getting him in my hands Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Hobby & Work Publishing Srl - Italy   Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:33 pm

Here you cfind my one and only figurine of this brand

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PostSubject: Re: Hobby & Work Publishing Srl - Italy   Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:32 pm

WHYYYYYYY did i miss that bear Sad

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