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Anne from Norway

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PostSubject: My very first Britains!   My very first Britains! EmptyThu Jan 21, 2016 2:07 pm

I got my very first Britains today! I don't know anything about them, so any input would be appreciated!

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PostSubject: Re: My very first Britains!   My very first Britains! EmptyThu Jan 21, 2016 3:36 pm

That's fantastic! Sometimes, it is not easy for someone used with major brands to appreciate these Britains figures due to their small size. Though, you've got some of the largest and better ones. I love Britains and the sculpts of these two figures are better than the counterparts from major brands. Both you got are two gens from 1961, the Asian elephant [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and the Asian rhinoceros [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. Both already discontinued, of course. Very Happy There's something very special in Britains world that we don't see in major brands, figures are made in scale, so they give a good impression of the proportions between real animals. If you compare your elephant with your rhino, you'll have a good idea how they compare in real life. They are made to fit human figures of 54 mm representing an average sized person. We have a lot of work to do yet on Britains pages on Toy Animal Wiki, but you can [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] an overview of Britains Zoo collection. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My very first Britains!   My very first Britains! EmptyThu Jan 21, 2016 5:06 pm

Great catches :) Congrats

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PostSubject: Re: My very first Britains!   My very first Britains! EmptyThu Jan 21, 2016 6:45 pm

WOW ! You got two of the most impressive and beautyful Britains Applause Applause

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PostSubject: Re: My very first Britains!   My very first Britains! EmptyThu Jan 21, 2016 7:00 pm

Congrats!

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PostSubject: Re: My very first Britains!   My very first Britains! EmptyFri Jan 22, 2016 11:05 pm

Thank you!! And thanks for all the info, Roger!!
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PostSubject: Re: My very first Britains!   My very first Britains! EmptySat Jan 23, 2016 3:35 pm

Great models for your first Britians cheers Congrats!

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PostSubject: Re: My very first Britains!   My very first Britains! EmptyMon Jan 25, 2016 12:24 am

Congrats! although i have a very extended Britains collection, i still miss this old Asian elephant... pale

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PostSubject: Re: My very first Britains!   My very first Britains! EmptyMon Jan 25, 2016 3:33 am

Excellent start Anne Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My very first Britains!   My very first Britains! EmptyMon Feb 01, 2016 7:01 pm

Unfortunately, Anne there have not been any more Britains zoo/wildlife figures since they last appeared in a catalogue dated 1998.

However, they are widely available on the pre-owned market as loads were made between 1960 and 1998.

Maybe with the recent takeover by Tomy there will new additions.

Great finds BTW.

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