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PostSubject: Jaguar figurines   Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:41 pm

Hello everyone,

I would just like to start by saying that there are some very, very talented people on this forum! My hat goes off to all of you. I wish I had your skills.

I am new to this forum even though I have registered some time ago. What initially drew me to this forum was photos of a figures made by someone on this forum of jaguars. In particular one where a Pantanal Jaguar was battling a Caiman. Absolutely stunning!

http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p572/CJCJWIN1/P1130414_zps3jcvfblu.jpg

I am an avid collector of jaguar figurines, in particular the Pantanal Jaguar ( panthera onca palustris ). This sculpture depicts a famous jaguar by the name of "Mick" attacking a caiman. This original footage was very popular on YouTube. This jaguar was blind in his right eye due to a battle over territory with another resident male jaguar. Mick is an incredible jaguar that was very popular with tourists at that time.

Anyway, I have loved jaguars all my life and eventually was able to work with them at a local wildlife park in my area. I am in the midst of bringing a breeding pair of Pantanal jaguars from Brazil to this wildlife park. Its been a long road that has been ongoing for the past 7 years! The red tape is unbelievable, however, once completed it will be well worth it. My work is voluntary just because I love to work closely with these great cats.

My question to all of you is this. I have been trying to purchase some of the figurines displayed on this forum, but I have had no luck. I have tried contacting some of the creators of the jaguar figures privately, but unfortunately I never received an answer. I may have done something wrong and perhaps they never received my message. I do not know.

Can anyone help me? Is the creator of the jaguar vs caiman figure still on this forum and if so can you please let me know if I am able to purchase one of these figures? I would be most indebted because it would an incredible addition to my collection.

Of course any and all figures for sale of jaguars would be welcome. If I like them I would most definitely purchase them.

Thanks very much folks and hopefully someone can help. I look forward to corresponding with some of you on this forum to discuss wildlife (jaguars in particular!) and your designs.

All the best!
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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:02 pm

Hello and welcome here!

Very interesting to read your post. It sounds so wonderful, loving a species so much and than being able to work with them.. I think you're very lucky! And I really respect you for doing so much work for this species Smile

I can't help you with this stunning figurine. I do remember it, but I just can't remember who made it scratch I'll search the forum, but maybe some one else can help you out. Have you seen @Mgarat here? He makes such beautiful (felidae) figurines and is making replicas of some of them as well! You definitely should check out this topic.

Do you know the ToyAnimalWiki? It's a wiki page on which contributers (mostly from this community) are trying to gather as much animal figurines as possible. Here are some known jaguar figurines, but I'm sure there are others not listed yet! cheers

Good luck with your jaguar figurine hunt!

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:08 pm

Here's the topic you're looking for. The sculptor's named @LCY. His last visit on the forum was last December. People come and go here at the forum; some will be back after a time of inactivity, others we do not see in years..
Oh and here's the other jaguar you got in your Photobucket album. It's from the same guy Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:07 am

Hi Julie,

Thanks very much for your replies. It's much appreciated.

Yes, I noticed that some people may have moved on. What a shame! lol. I privately messages "Tiger Yang" back in December of 2015, but I received no answer. He appears to be the creator of the "Jaguar/Caiman" figure.

Thanks for the other links. I have all the Schleich, Papo and Safari ltd figures. But, I love the re-paint that he did on the Safari ltd one. Very nice.

For sure, please let me know every time across a jaguar figure. I'm very interested.

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:11 am

Oh, I looked at the Toyanimalwiki link you sent to me. I have almost all of them. Some are very poor quality and do not retain any of the real jaguar features, so I do not collect them. I like closer to life replicas and the one depicted on this forum are the BEST I have seen to date.

Again, thanks for that Julie!

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:13 am

Julie said all :) Welcome here :)

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:15 am

First I have to welcome you on forum and also to point the quality of Julie's reply.
Have you checked sculptress' twitter @TigerYang92?
None of these two Chinese members were very active here, maybe they only wanted only to present their works to our community. There are some great Chinese foruns about this thematic and they surely feel more confortable there. Nonetheless, they are very welcome here as everyone is.
It would be fantastic, if possible, to see your jaguar's collection even if some of the figures are really well known here. Your knowledge and experience to these wonderful animals could also be interesting in our discussions. A onça pintada is really an incredible creature, you're lucky of working with them. cat Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:14 am

Thank you Andreas and Roger. Much appreciated!

Thanks for the twitter link Roger. I am not on twitter, but I just may have to be in order to contact these fellows and try and purchase that sculpture. Wish me luck! lol

I have a wide collection of various jaguar "things", in particular....the Pantanal Jaguar. I started with books. I have probably every book written on jaguars.....at least I think I do?? It has taken me many years, but I have a large collection of books that I have collected from Canada, USA, Venezeula, Germany and Mexico. They are on Pantanal Jaguars, Venezeulan jaguars, Borderland and Mexican jaguars and Belize jaguars. The other books are on the subject of jaguars in general, but excellent nonetheless. Then I have the usual figures put out by schleich, safari ltd, papo and some other obscure manufacturers. I also have a large collection of photos that I have collected from notable animal photographers. One of them is "Mick" the one-eyed jaguar and another famous jaguar is "Ghost"or "Fantasma" who is/was a HUGE male from the Pantanal. This nice bruiser easily weighed in excess of 300 lbs! A feline colossus who was also popular with tourists/photographers.

I also spent some time with the wife and family of the famous Pantanal jaguar hunter Sasha Siemel. I am totally against trophy hunting of any kind, but this man amassed a huge amount of intel on the Pantanal jaguar. His daughter Dora was kind enough to provide me many nice photos of Pantanal jaguars. Very sad that he hunted them, but I learned a lot from his book and his family who resided with him in Brazil before they moved to the U.S.

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:19 am

Widukind (Andreas), wie gehts?? Alles gut in Deutschland?

Meine Mutti ist Deutsch aus Darmstadt und mein Vater hat ein bruder im Frankfurt.

Ich besuch Deutschland oft (alle zwei jahre ). Deutschland liegt schwer im meinem herz.....

Viele Grusse aus Kanada!!

Onil

P.S. Sorry folks, I don't mean to be rude. I was just greeting Andreas in German.
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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:08 am


Heres a unique figure for your collection, an anatomical study of a jaguar with interchangeable heads.

Purchase link here:
https://www.junsanatomy.com/products/jaguar-anatomy-model-v1-1?variant=10280032065

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:11 am

Beautiful!! VERY unique. I have never seen one like this before. I'll get right on this one.

Thanks!

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:52 am

I found these excellent repainted Schleich jaguars!

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http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p572/CJCJWIN1/P1120645_zpsa25e0530.jpg

Also, I have this one because it was sold as a Black Jaguar, but this artist repainted it. I would love to have this one too. But, the above two repainted jaguars would be first if I had my choice.

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:55 am

Good morning Onil...nice to have you here!!!!

I am really impressed about your love to jaguars and I wish you can get what you want.... to this regard I think you can reach the guy who made the jaguar hunting the caiman through his facebook. Hisñ name is Jenny Ren and he Works in Pekin. As far as I know he made this figure as a resin kit to be mounted and painted....goog luck!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:34 pm

WOW !!! They are BEAUTYFUL cheers

Congratulations with these wonderful finds Applause

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:33 pm

Good morning Mgarat and Susanne,

Very much appreciated Mgarat. I'm not on Facebook, but I'll try to find someone who is and they can try to contact him for me. I was given a lead on his Twitter account and so I contacted him yesterday. Of course I had to sign up on Twitter first! You should have seen me trying to fumble around signing up and trying to send him a message. I have no idea how that all works. lol But, I think it went through, so lets see if he responds. I'll try the Facebook route to with a friend. Can all of you tell how much I want that piece???? LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:54 pm

Palustirs wrote:
Meine Mutti ist Deutsch aus Darmstadt und mein Vater hat ein bruder im Frankfurt.

Ich besuch Deutschland oft (alle zwei jahre ). Deutschland liegt schwer im meinem herz.....

Viele Grusse aus Kanada!!

Wow, ich komme ebenfalls aus Darmstadt! Auch habe ich einen Bruder, der heute in Darmstadt lebt!

I am also from Darmstadt and one of my brothers is living also in Frankfurt today! Will send you PM.

How small the STS-World is! Now I know, your family lived only two blocks away from my familys house and you have visited the same "ice cream shop" . We have nearly the same age. And now, many years later, we meet us in a forum with the same hobby. sunny cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:27 pm

@Palustris wrote:
... I'm not on Facebook, but I'll try to find someone who is and they can try to contact him for me. .....

Laughing Laughing it also took me several years before I reluctantly joined Facebook.
It is a very un-user-friendly site, - so I almost never write anything, but it is nice to be able to see it, if friends or relatives send me a link Very Happy

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Palustirs wrote:
Meine Mutti ist Deutsch aus Darmstadt und mein Vater hat ein bruder im Frankfurt.

Ich besuch Deutschland oft (alle zwei jahre ). Deutschland liegt schwer im meinem herz.....

Viele Grusse aus Kanada!!

Wow, ich komme ebenfalls aus Darmstadt! Auch habe ich einen Bruder, der heute in Darmstadt lebt!

I am also from Darmstadt and one of my brothers is living also in Frankfurt today! Will send you PM.

How small the STS-World is! Now I know, your family lived only two blocks away from my familys house and you have visited the same "ice cream shop" . We have nearly the same age. And now, many years later, we meet us in a forum with the same hobby. sunny cheers

This is amazing !!! Yes ! Small world indeed affraid cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:39 pm

I know, pretty amazing isn't it?!

Such nice people on this forum. I'm glad to be aboard and discuss with like minded people. I look forward to all the exchanges of information and hopefully.....I can add to my nice jaguar collection!

Thanks for the post Susanne. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:04 pm

I just bought this fantastic Sabretooth Tiger off of E-bay. It's too bad he's all grey, but this is the best Sabretooth Tiger replica I have ever come across.

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:07 pm

WOW !!! 3D print, isn't it ? cheers

He is gorgeous !!!! Look at all the details, - and perfect proportions acoording to my taste ! Applause How big is he ?

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:32 pm

My thoughts exactly. I love the proportions and beautiful, detailed features. I've never seen one like it. I have a couple of Sabre Tooth Tigers in my collection, but none as this one. Painted it would be even nicer.

Here is the size comparison:

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:51 pm

This is a figure that was posted here back in 2011 it seems. I apologize for posting it again, but I love this figure. It represents and depicts all the characteristics that a true Pantanal Jaguar or Panthera onca palustris has.

Just in case some here are aware, there are 8 subspecies of jaguars. Panthera onca palustris are jaguars that are from the Pantanal regions of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, along the Paraguay River into Paraguay and northeastern Argentina. They are also the largest of the subspecies and third largest members of the cat family after the lion and tiger and in my opinion the most beautiful of all the jaguars.

A classic Pantanal jaguar is represented by a massive head/jaws which is the evolutionary result of dining on "reptiles" such as iguanas, turtles ( even sea turtles ), snakes, crocodiles, caiman. Their powerful head.jaws allows them to pierce the shells of turtles and hides crocodilians with relative ease. They are also capable of pulverizing and consuming the bones, hooves and skulls of their prey. If you look at the teeth of the jaguar you will see a much more robust set of canines and molars much like a hyena. In fact, because of this adaptation, they kill most of their prey by biting directly through the top of their skull or at the base of the neck/skull. Most all other cats including lions and tigers bite in the throat area and kills by suffocation. Then the Pantanal jaguar has a big, barrel shaped body supported by thick set, short powerful limbs with huge paws. Their tail is the shortest of all the big cats, usually no more than 24" long compared to lions, tigers, leopards, pumas and cheetahs having tails of 36"or more. ( puma and cheetahs are not classified as big cats, however, this is only due to the fact they cannot roar. I think they are big cats ). However, many Pantanal jaguars have tails shorter than 24" and some have no tail. This is due to the fact that the Pantanal Jaguar survives in flooded swampy areas which makes them the aquatic of all the big cats and as such their tails are often attacked by piranhas when they swim. In fact, jaguars spend so much time in the water they have very "oily" fur that helps insulate them and repel the water much like Labrador retrievers. They are built for power and stamina and because they are at the top of their food chain and such an abundance of food in the Pantanal they have grown into the largest of all the jaguars. One male on YouTube was tagged and weighed in at 315 lbs. But later, Dr. Sandra Cavalcanti told me that she made a mistake because the jaguars head rested on the ground as it was weighted, so with the head she said this male weighted 325 lbs. Larger specimens were hunted  throughout the ages tipping the scale at 350 lbs and some....even more. However, these poor jaguars were killed by hunters, unlike the male tagged for research purposes by Dr, Cavalcanti. I prefer live jaguars to dead jaguars. They are an absolutely incredible, beautiful and amazing animals!

Anyway, here is the figure posted before that I believe captures the essence of the Pantanal Jaguar. If ANYONE and I mean ANYONE has one of these that I could buy then I would be most indebted to you.

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:55 pm

Here is the "Vanishing Wildlife Series" jaguar repainted.

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:09 pm

Wow, what a wonderful cat!! Shocked Applause
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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:16 am

Hello Onil, welcome here! Very Happy
First of all I wanted to say a big THANK YOU for this amazing introduction of this wonderful cat that I would call our National animal. Till yesterday I tought that the South American Jaguar is a monotypic species but as I see, I think that I (and Wikipedia) were wrong, there are too many diferences and adaptations that wouldn't make it a own subspecies.
I really hope you will get this figurine. :)

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:59 am

Obrigado Bryan! I appreciate the warm welcome. Everyone on this forum have been sincerely nice and friendly.

I see you are from Brazil. Very nice! It is a dream of mine to go to the Brazilian Pantanal some day and see my "brothers". I have been fascinated with jaguars since I was about 5 years old. I just fell in love with them, particularly the Pantanal Jaguar.

I have friends from Brazil. I have trained with Renzo, Royce, Rickson and Royler Gracie and also Jean-Jacques Machado. Great guys originally from Rio, but now live in the States. I also know Tony de Almieda's son Sergio. Tony was actually a big hunter of Pantanal Jaguars back in the 70's. Although I am against hunting jaguars I learned a lot from them with regards to this big cats habits, size, etc.... They no longer hunt because it is illegal in Brazil, however, we all now it still goes on.

I have done an African Safari back in 1993, but one day I hope to do a safari in the Pantanal.

Yes, I to hope to be able to get a copy of the "jaguar vs caiman" and the one you are refering to. Both are incredible. That is my goal! It looks like I have my work cut out for me. lol  A couple of people have given me leads to the artist who apparently is in China, but so far I have had no luck. My Tweet has gone unanswered. I will have to try Facebook. I'm always hoping someone on E-Bay will sell one. I have hundreds of purchases off of E-Bay and so I check everyday since last year for that one.
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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:30 am

Another jaguar figure from a Chinese sculptor.  I'm not sure if the pricing is correct because there is also a huge mammoth model for USD $105 but the small jaguar is $1500.  A number of figures are this same high price which makes me think that it might be an error.  Best to contact the seller for clarification if interested.

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Facebook page-probably easier to contact the sculptor through here:

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:38 pm

Thanks e/m, much appreciated. I like that model. I went to the site and the price for that one is..$1966.91! Wow! lol A beautiful piece though.

That site as amazing resin models! Look at these:

Great model of a Bengal Tiger battling a Gaur.
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A leaping Bengal Tiger fashioned after the largest Bengal tiger shot in Uttar Pradesh in 1967 that weighted 857 lbs
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A beautiful Caspian Tiger!
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A prehistoric Elk! Love it!
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I would buy all of these if I could, but the prices are steep. They all average $1900.00 CAN and some more.

I see now why that jaguar vs caiman piece was made in China. They make remarkable animal replicas.
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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:40 pm

Welcome to STS forum, Palustris! Nice to meet you and nice to read about your great love for jaguars Very Happy

I think this is a very interesting topic! Incredible models indeed, all those tigers, the jaguar on the tree and the jaguar fighting caiman, incredible, amazing Applause Applause Applause

I hope you will find really great jaguar models to your collection Very Happy Will you share photos of what you already have? Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:34 pm

Cześć Ana,

Thanks for the warm welcome! I'm glad you like my love and enthusiasm for the jaguar.  Very Happy  

Everyone has been so friendly and helpful with many leads and suggestions. I'm able to expand on figures that I didn't know existed until some of you sent me the links. I thank all of you for that.

Yes, I am confident that eventually this forum will lead me to me ultimate goal......the jaguar vs caiman model! How can I miss with such a helpful group of friends?!

I will eventually post some of my collection. I have to first take the photos and post them. I'm very LOW tech, so please bare with me. But, my collection is NOTHING compared to some of yours. Yvette has a MASSIVE collection! Amazing! I'm sure a lot of you have the same. Mine is relatively small because I went after specific animals, most notably the jaguar.
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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:01 am

Onil, I am really enjoying a lot your posts about the mighty Pantanal jaguar! Very Happy
Your passion and tenacity will surely guide you to the wanted fighting piece as long as it is still available.
Our community is composed of people with several kinds of collections around the animal tehmatic. Some have huge collections, like Yvette, Susanne, Fernando, etc. Some others have smaller collections. Nobody is categorized according with the size of the collection so, every collector should feel confortable here even if his collection is composed of a small number of pieces. I am sure your collection is very interesting once it is about several collectibles around the same subject. Coins, stamps, postcards, are other common objects featuring jaguars, for instance. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:13 am

Thanks for that kind post Roger.

I hope that I do not go on too much about the characteristics of big cats, especially the jaguar. I know this is not a "big cat" forum and that it is dedicated to animal figures and replicas. I just thought it was significant to point out that one of the important factors in a good figure or replica is trying to capture the essence of that animal. By that I mean special characteristics that makes that particular animal so special and is the reason we are so fond of them. If an artist can capture that then they truly are an ARTIST! However, I also understand that many years ago we did not have the technical knowhow to produce such well detailed replicas/figures, so some of the old animal figures/toys are still very important and valuable, if only by sentimentality. I am many old animal figures that are not very accurate representations of the real animal, but I love them nonetheless because of the sentiment and the reminder of my childhood and how much joy they gave to me.

I will try to stick to talking about replicas and figures and less about "lessons in big cat biology and anatomy". lol

Yes, I didn't mean to insinuate that people such as myself with small collections are less valuable. I am a low tech person, so I just have to take some nice close photos and transfer them to my computer and ultimately this forum. I will do it because i would like to post some of my favourites for all to see.

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:27 am

Onil, I know there wasn't any kind of insinuation in your comment, I only wanted to make you feel confortable on forum. Very Happy However, I think that there is no problem that you give your knowledgeable considerations about big cats, it is a very popular thematic in this forum. These judgements are often very valuable on walk around topics where we discuss the quality of the rendition of a certain model. You can find topics about jaguar in this link. I doesn't matter how old is the topic, it is always open for a good discussion or observation. Feel free to give your imput about the most popular jaguar toys or to check the repainting works of the great Artists of our forum.
Tech questions, you can always contact me or any other moderator and we will help you with whatever you need. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:08 pm

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Cześć Ana,

Thanks for the warm welcome! I'm glad you like my love and enthusiasm for the jaguar.  Very Happy  

Everyone has been so friendly and helpful with many leads and suggestions. I'm able to expand on figures that I didn't know existed until some of you sent me the links. I thank all of you for that.

Yes, I am confident that eventually this forum will lead me to me ultimate goal......the jaguar vs caiman model! How can I miss with such a helpful group of friends?!

I will eventually post some of my collection. I have to first take the photos and post them. I'm very LOW tech, so please bare with me. But, my collection is NOTHING compared to some of yours. Yvette has a MASSIVE collection! Amazing! I'm sure a lot of you have the same. Mine is relatively small because I went after specific animals, most notably the jaguar.

Cześć, haha sunny  I'm glad to read you are enjoying our community. Very Happy

Actually, we will be happy to read also more info about jaguars if you like to share. Very Happy The anatomy and biology of jaguars is surely interesting subject to read about, for many of us. And perhaps, for those of us who create models of animals, it can be helpful in case of sculpting model of a jaguar in future.

About collections, every collection is different and it's so nice to see! And it is not important is it big or small. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:59 pm

Hi Roger and Anna,

Thanks for that reply Roger. I knew you were being kind when you said that. I thank you for that. I didn't think otherwise. Very Happy

I'll keep the discussions about the anatomy of the animals relative to the replica/figures. I think that would be fun and also adds value to the the artists work. Anna is right, perhaps this will also help people when they are creating new replicas.

I remember even as a small child when my mother bought me a new big cat figure. I was always very excited and happy...but, I remember thinking, "that doesn't look like a jaguar" or "that doesn't look like a tiger". I took only 40 years for very detailed, beautiful replicas by Schleich, Papo, CollectA, Mojo, Safari Ltd, etc.. to make its appearance!! lol Now as an adult I find just as much joy in such fine replicas that I HAVE to buy them and I keep thinking to myself....."Man I would have freaked out if they had these when I was a child!"

I will definitely post my entire collection on this forum. Let me photograph them and I'll post them. I will show both old (from childhood) and new. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:14 pm

I have a question for all of you. The photo I chose for this forum is a photo of "Mick Jaguar". He is the famous one-eyed jaguar that the tourists loved to photograph. As a matter of fact, a woman by the name of Leigh Lofgren. She is a photographer and she took beautiful photos of Mick when she toured the Pantanal. She actually created a photo book which I bought online from her. Since then we have become good friends and discuss often. Anyway, he is an amazing speciman of a Pantanal Jaguar so I used the photo on this forum. It's a great close up of Mick! And my name "Palustris"come from panthera onca palustris the scientific name for the Pantanal Jaguar......as you probably all already guessed.

I see some interesting photos on this forum. Some are real animals and some are animal figures. Are these favourite animals and animal figures of you all?? For instance, Anna is that your favourite animal figure - Palomino Horse?

I'm just curious as to everyone's choice of photos.
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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:55 am

@Palustris wrote:
I have a question for all of you. The photo I chose for this forum is a photo of "Mick Jaguar". He is the famous one-eyed jaguar that the tourists loved to photograph. As a matter of fact, a woman by the name of Leigh Lofgren. She is a photographer and she took beautiful photos of Mick when she toured the Pantanal. She actually created a photo book which I bought online from her. Since then we have become good friends and discuss often. Anyway, he is an amazing speciman of a Pantanal Jaguar so I used the photo on this forum. It's a great close up of Mick! And my name "Palustris"come from panthera onca palustris the scientific name for the Pantanal Jaguar......as you probably all already guessed.

I see some interesting photos on this forum. Some are real animals and some are animal figures. Are these favourite animals and animal figures of you all?? For instance, Anna is that your favourite animal figure - Palomino Horse?

I'm just curious as to everyone's choice of photos.

There is a topic where each member explains the reason of the avatar choice. Some members already changed their avatar and it may be outdated but that is again an open topic and discussion can be reactivated at any time.
Take a look here! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:18 am

Nice! I never saw that. I guess I should navigate around this forum and acquaint myself more with the various topics. lol

Some nice stories and some funny stories. A couple of comments made me laugh!
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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:34 am

We are a 5 years old forum with thousands of topics. I believe you'll find lots of interesting topics on forum. Just drink it as much as you can and please share your taste with us and turn in a part of STS adventure. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:50 am

Hey Roger, I just checked out your fox collection. Very impressive! I think they are beautiful animals too. Why did you choose to collect foxes and what is your connection with them?
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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:13 pm

Fabulous models!!! Love those tigers, but the others are awesome as well!
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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:56 pm

Hallo Shanti! Ja, das denk ich auch. lol

(Hello Shanti! Yes, that's what I think too.)

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:52 am

@Palustris wrote:
Hey Roger, I just checked out your fox collection. Very impressive! I think they are beautiful animals too. Why did you choose to collect foxes and what is your connection with them?

Thanks for watching it and for your words. Actually I don't have a special connection with foxes, I love them very much but just as much as many other creatures in this Planet. It was just what I think to be a sensate collecting decision. I am a big cats man, lions, tigers, jaguars, cheetahs, were the animal figures that brought me to this hobby. My favorite animals, however, are formicivores like giant anteaters, pangolins, etc. Being a curious about toy animal companies I decided to collect a reasonably common animal that could allow me to experience in my hands figures from different materials, sizes, designs, companies, etc. Lion toys are incredibly common and often not pleasant looking, too many to collect. Foxes are less common but enough to have a representative across the majority of the companies. They're not very large figures and foxes look always great even when terribly replicated. Laughing I am seriously considering to collect also formicivores, I never could guess they were so many when I started with foxes. Honestly I already have a good number of them but I wish to expand it, actually. As you see, my collection is not as sentimentally linked to the real animal as yours but it is a huge tribute that STS community is paying to me once most are gifts from several members around the world. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:07 am

That's very interesting Roger. Looks like you put a lot of thought into your hobby...or should I say passion.

I'm very much like yourself. I truly love all wildlife, but I have to admit I do have my favourites. As you already know, Jaguars are my passion, but tigers (actually all the big cats), wolverines, anacondas, polar bears, orcas are a very close second. I actually have a wide range of animal replicas/figures. My favourite are Papo, CollectA and Safari Ltd. at the moment. I love the detail, especially the faces and eyes. I really like the bovines such as the Gaur, Water buffalo, Bison, African Buffalo, Yak, Auroch and Wissent. I also love the Apes and so I just started to collect them. My first is a Bili Ape, but I have a Gorilla and Orang picked out. I have all the wolverines on the market....I think... and hope that they come up with more. Many tigers and big cats because they too are my favourites since I was a small child. I'm really into the angulates too, like the Water Buck, Nilgai, Oryx, Sable antelope, Red deer, etc...I would like to start to collect them also.

So, as you can see, my list goes much further than jaguars, but...they are my number one. So far my favourite is the new Schleich jaguar, but I'm still waiting for one of the companies out there to make the ultimate jaguar. That is why I actually got onto this forum. I saw that jaguar vs caiman replica and just had to have one. I'm having trouble tracking the designer down in China, but I'm going to keep trying. I'm also hoping some day someone on E-Bay might post one for sale. I make a lot of purchases off of E-Bay.

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:14 am

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That's very interesting Roger. Looks like you put a lot of thought into your hobby...or should I say passion.

I'm very much like yourself. I truly love all wildlife, but I have to admit I do have my favourites. As you already know, Jaguars are my passion, but tigers (actually all the big cats), wolverines, anacondas, polar bears, orcas are a very close second. I actually have a wide range of animal replicas/figures. My favourite are Papo, CollectA and Safari Ltd. at the moment. I love the detail, especially the faces and eyes. I really like the bovines such as the Gaur, Water buffalo, Bison, African Buffalo, Yak, Auroch and Wissent. I also love the Apes and so I just started to collect them. My first is a Bili Ape, but I have a Gorilla and Orang picked out. I have all the wolverines on the market....I think... and hope that they come up with more. Many tigers and big cats because they too are my favourites since I was a small child. I'm really into the angulates too, like the Water Buck, Nilgai, Oryx, Sable antelope, Red deer, etc...I would like to start to collect them also.

So, as you can see, my list goes much further than jaguars, but...they are my number one. So far my favourite is the new Schleich jaguar, but I'm still waiting for one of the companies out there to make the ultimate jaguar. That is why I actually got onto this forum. I saw that jaguar vs caiman replica and just had to have one. I'm having trouble tracking the designer down in China, but I'm going to keep trying. I'm also hoping some day someone on E-Bay might post one for sale. I make a lot of purchases off of E-Bay.


Vey interesting, you have a huge world of figures to explore and it is good that your interests are expanding. Very Happy
It is curious that your favorite jaguar is the newer Schleich, I use it in my collection, although everyone is praising the new Safari that seems to be a really good figure too! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:42 pm

The new Safari Ltd. jaguar is nice. I have both the black and common jaguar in that make. But, the problem with the Safari jaguar is that it is too "narrow" for a jaguar. It's body is too narrow and thin to be a jaguar. As I described before, the jaguar is a stocky, powerful cat with a barrel-like body, thick short limbs with large paws and a wide, big head. As much as I see some small flaws with the new Schleich jaguar, this jaguar captures more of those features. Put them side by side and you''ll see the difference.

I still think the Safari jaguar is nice, but it just lacks too many of the jaguars physical features that makes me love this great cat.

I know I posted this photo before, but this re-paint of the new scheich jaguar is fantastic! I would LOVE these two. Perfect jaguars!

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So, until a better jaguar comes on the market, my favourite is the new Scheich jaguar. I was hoping CollectA would step up with a real nice one, but I'm still waiting...... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:03 am

Very interesting comment! There is also the Papo jaguar that we think looks more like a leopard. The figure is wonderful as all Papo big cats but I believe you also agree it is not morphologically correct for a jaguar. Very Happy
CollectA will soon or later itnroduce a jaguar in their range. The company is very strong releasing unusual species often with a high level of quality although they're not yet excellent with feline figures.

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:18 am

Funny you should say that Roger. I thought the exact same thing. At present, CollectA is my favourite make for replica animals. The Angulates and Bovines are fantastic! The detail of the eyes and face are extraordinary. However, like you just said, the felines are not very good...in my opinion. I much prefer Schleich in the felines.

Yes, I agree, the Papo jaguar has more leopard-like features. It is too lithe, the head too small and the tail too long. All traits of a leopard and not of the jaguar.

But, I'm optimistic and like you I think CollectA will produce nice felines in the near future. If they start producing felines in the same quality as their Angulates and Bovines.......WOW!! I'll be standing in line at the stores. Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:20 pm

Wow, Applause Applause

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PostSubject: Re: Jaguar figurines   Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:10 am

Thanks for sharing so much about jaguars and jaguar models with us. Also, thanks for posting those pictures of really exceptional big cat sculptures. Glad to have you with us!
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