Many of us know the old, nice Safari "Toobs" with the turnable globe on top as lid, and a yellow piece of rope to hang it in..
Untill a couple of years ago the globe-lid was fastened on with sticky tape, and when you removed the tape, the whole thing came off.
But this globe-lid could not be used as a lid again, - unless you used sticky tape, it would not stay on the toob.
So Safari changed the design, so the globe-lid was clicked on, and could be snapped closed .
Now, this might been a good idea, but a new problem arose, - the larger models could not come out of the toob
The few millimeters that the hole was smaller, and knots on the string made the model's wings, antlers etc stick .
... I began to open them in the bottom instead [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Now, perhaps Safari were aware of this, because here in 2016 the desigh of the d**** lid was changed again, - this time more radically.
Most obviously, it has become orange, - and the globe is gone
The smart thing is, that this gives room for a new kind of handle. It can be pushed inside the toob, or pulled out for carrying [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
So now the models do not stick in the knots
BUT, alas ! It is just a patching up of the problem. The larger models still can't come out unless you use force
As you may see in the picture below, the lit still takes a couple of mm space, - they are sort of clicked with flaps on in the inside of the sides, and perhaps glued, - they are impossible to get off [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
So now we lost the lovely globe, - and I still have to open the toobs in the bottom
Well, good that Safari does some product development on the toobs. The sad thing is that perhaps they should have spent the money on what is INSIDE them
I was naive enough to think they had made a lot of new mini- animals, but, alas, most of them ar re-use, and sevral are in both of the new ones this year