Country/State : The Netherlands Age : 21 Joined : 2012-12-19 Posts : 2648
Subject: 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 So I only bought the bear. Here are some photographs:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Ursus arctos horribilis WILH004 Prodotto in Cina da Hobby & Work Publishing S.r.l. Via XXV Aprile 39 - Bresso MI [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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.
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..
Country/State : Sweden Age : 22 Joined : 2012-10-29 Posts : 228
Subject: 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. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Country/State : USA Age : 20 Joined : 2012-06-16 Posts : 4106
Subject: 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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Country/State : USA Age : 24 Joined : 2012-07-12 Posts : 1546
Subject: Re: Hobby & Work Publishing Srl - Italy Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:20 am
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.