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PostSubject: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Secretary Bird (88796)   Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:08 am

So here is my exciting reveal of the week - the secretary bird!

CollectA have listened following many comments on the forum over the last few years where many have requested this bird.  It was planned for 2016 but did not make it in time.  It took time to sculpt to try and perfect as much as possible.  We had planned to have this bird standing on a small base but unfortunately it was not possible due to the very thin legs.  The choice was to either thicken the legs and have them on a stand which would have not been proportionally correct OR create accurately thin legs but have something between them.

I am never a fan of birds with grass between their legs or stuck to other objects but sometimes you cannot have everything and both quality, child safety and material restrictions have to be taken into consideration which is why this model have a small section of grass between it's legs. One other constraint issue was regarding the 'crest' of feathers on the head. I had hoped for these to be erect and surrounding the head like a crown but due to their delicate nature these had to be dropped down a little - it was a shame at the time but I have no issue with it now as I think it still looks great!

I think it is a handsome African bird of prey and I hope many of you will like it.

The only other one I have seen is the one from the Japanese company where it is sold as part of a box set (I cannot remember the brand name).


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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Secretary Bird (88796)   Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:19 am

Maravilloso!!!!!!, masterpiece!!!!! Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause
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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Secretary Bird (88796)   Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:42 am

Masterpiece !! Love collectA even more after this !!

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Secretary Bird (88796)   Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:48 am

HURRAAAAY cheers bounce cheers Applause

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Secretary Bird (88796)   Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:08 pm

excellent

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Secretary Bird (88796)   Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:14 pm

Fabulous! Magnificent! CollectA is getting better and better!


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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Secretary Bird (88796)   Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:24 pm

probably my favorite bird, and certainly a wonderful figure. That makes me so happy!!.

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Secretary Bird (88796)   Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:11 pm

I agree with everyone bounce bounce bounce It is wonderful, I love it  Applause  Applause  cheers  cheers l
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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Secretary Bird (88796)   Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:16 pm

No complain! thumbs up Applause

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Secretary Bird (88796)   Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:44 pm

First a Kiwi, then a Shoebill, now a secretary Bird-thank you,Collecta. So good to have a brand that knows, the birdworld has more to offer than ducks, pelicans, penguins and eagles....
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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Secretary Bird (88796)   Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:48 pm

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First  a Kiwi, then a Shoebill, now a secretary Bird-thank you,Collecta. So good to have a brand  that knows, the birdworld has more to offer than ducks, pelicans, penguins and eagles....

how right you are!!. i suscribe every word. you are gonna love the brand new woodpecker aswell

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Secretary Bird (88796)   Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:21 pm

Excellent species choice, very exciting to see it in person. I love all of these new large predatory birds we are seeing from all the brands.

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Secretary Bird (88796)   Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:10 pm

It's amazing to see that this species also has made it, finnaly we have an Secretary from a major brand. I love the sculpture bjt that grass on the legs just makes it look strange, maybe it would have been a better idea to put a log, grass or whatever behind it. But anyway great work, hope it has a good size. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Secretary Bird (88796)   Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:38 pm

Great bird Applause Santa CollectA strikes back every year cheers I'm also not a fan of the herbs between the legs but I prefer this to thick legs (like Papo flamingo).

CollectA sculpts are also better each year I think.

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The only other one I have seen is the one from the Japanese company where it is sold as part of a box set (I cannot remember the brand name).

Colorata Wink , there was also a few oldies made by Play visions, Starlux...

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Secretary Bird (88796)   Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:59 pm

Very nice secretary bird! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Secretary Bird (88796)   Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:21 pm

Beautieful bird, but i hoped for a new (in figurine) specie :)

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Secretary Bird (88796)   Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:35 pm

I always suspsected this bird was in Numaan cogitations and it is fantastic to see it made by a major company. Very Happy

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The only other one I have seen is the one from the Japanese company where it is sold as part of a box set (I cannot remember the brand name).

Colorata Wink , there was also a few oldies made by Play visions, Starlux...

... K&M, Fanta premium and even the dramatic figure from the Spanish vintage company Pech Hermanos that you can see below.

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Secretary Bird (88796)   Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:53 pm

Do we know the size/scale?

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Secretary Bird (88796)   Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:58 pm

Congratulations wonderful figure, no fan of herbs between the legs, I would have preferred as starlux and colorata with a snakes in the paws. Very Happy Cool sunny
To my wish list Very Happy Applause cheers bounce drunken
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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Secretary Bird (88796)   Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:43 pm

Oooh

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Secretary Bird (88796)   Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:29 am

Well..perfection can't go any further, bravo collecta!!! Exceptional choice ..thank you I love you I love you
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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Secretary Bird (88796)   Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:51 am

very nice, also not a fan of Collecta's habit of the grass/rock b/w legs for birds but I get why they do it.
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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Secretary Bird (88796)   Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:44 am

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Congratulations wonderful figure, no fan of herbs between the legs, I would have preferred as starlux and colorata with a snakes in the paws.  Very Happy  Cool  sunny
To my wish list Very Happy Applause cheers bounce drunken

Using a snake as a base instead of the grass triangle would have been perfect.
Now it's just almost perfect. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Secretary Bird (88796)   Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:56 am

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Using a snake as a base instead of the grass triangle would have been perfect.
Now it's just almost perfect. cheers

I am happy that there is not a snake Shocked Laughing Laughing

And I think it is great that the legs won't bend Very Happy

Also, as a toy, I think it is more fun with only one animal in a model. scratch

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Secretary Bird (88796)   Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:30 pm

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