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PostSubject: NEW COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Saiga Antelope (88808)   Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:45 pm

Hi everyone

I have pleasure in announcing a first timer to the modern brands scene...a Saiga!

This model was included by CollectA to my own surprise....given that it is (to be frank) the ugliest of all antelopes I never expected a brand to make it but CollectA were happy to push the boundaries further and venture into an area of creating something even more obscure and unusual...something that no doubt many childrens and adults in the general population would really be surprised to see......how many every day people excluding wildlife enthusiasts have ever seen or even heard of a Saiga?

So when it came to sculpting there was the choice between the Mongolian Saiga or the Russian Saiga.  Even more complex were the fact that each species has a winter and summer coat so which of the four potential options to choose??  I very much liked the whiter full winter Russian coat but in the end the summer coat was chosen.

It was really important to get the exact shape and curvature of the horns right and I saw many photos during the sculpting stage.  The picture here is that of the prototype sculpt so I hope that during production the subtle curve and shape of the horns translates well into plastic.....fingers crossed!

Nothing is ever perfect in life and no doubt some critiscism of the sculpting will follow but I hope you all agree with the species choice and welcome this unusual creature in your collections!  The potential problem now is, will a toy retailer place an order for Saiga models when they are selecting from the CollectA catalogue? That is the question and fellow collectors may need to specifically ask for it from their CollectA stockists!

I hope you like this!

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Here are two more photos of the prototype sitting with the antelopes in my collection - note that the final plastic version will shrink by 5%.

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PostSubject: Re: NEW COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Saiga Antelope (88808)   Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:55 pm

There's never enough Razz
But I'm really exhitec to see what they are, I'm still hoping for my biggest wish, the Sumatran Rhino.

I also wanted to say thank you for the great work you've done in the last few years, I have species in my collection that I may would have never noticed in real life. Hope to see more in the next years! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: NEW COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Saiga Antelope (88808)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:50 am

Saigaaaaaaaaaaaaaa cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers
Thank you CollectA I love you

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PostSubject: Re: NEW COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Saiga Antelope (88808)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:27 am

But in my opinion this model IS perfect! cheers And even being a collector that collects in scale, and not thinking that this one will be much bigger than 4cm at the shoulder, I'll get him when he looks like in the picture. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: NEW COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Saiga Antelope (88808)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:27 am

Yes!

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PostSubject: Re: NEW COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Saiga Antelope (88808)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:17 am

Wow! Thanks. Best of all new CollectA which are at least less brilliant than most of the last years releases ("high level disappointment " of course,..;-p)

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PostSubject: Re: NEW COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Saiga Antelope (88808)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:45 am

cheers

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PostSubject: Re: NEW COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Saiga Antelope (88808)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:58 am

A must have and i think the new model of the year :)

So was my intuition right yesterday. I had that feeling since last year because we talk about a Saiga a very long time and we have Numaan :)
And i know CollectA looks also to us :)

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PostSubject: Re: NEW COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Saiga Antelope (88808)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:25 am

the best for the last ?? Salude CollectA I love you last year it was the Hirola !! this year it is the Saiga Applause

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PostSubject: Re: NEW COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Saiga Antelope (88808)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:09 am

affraid cheers bounceI love you  bounce cheers Applause flower  cheers I love you drunken Applause bounce Applause cheers sunny  I love you flower cheers Applause
HURRAAAAY !!!
CollectA , you DID it cheers bounce Applause

A very, very long standing hopeless hope now comes true  cheers
Ohhh, and SO beautyful ! My heart is pounding ! It is total love at first sight I love you drunken I love you drunken

THANKYOU , THANKYOU , THANKYOU , THANKYOU , THANKYOU , THANKYOU , THANKYOU , THANKYOU , THANKYOU , THANKYOU  THANKYOU ,   , dear CollectA Applause Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: NEW COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Saiga Antelope (88808)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:26 am

Fantastic! I'm happy to see the model of Saiga Antelope! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: NEW COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Saiga Antelope (88808)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:39 am

Numaan is correct, it is more than venturous when a company decides to release an obscure creature like this that has no commercial appeal and surely will hardly sell enough to justify the investment. It is clearly a collector iten, not a random toy, it is our turn of showing how important is that companies like CollectA take in consideration market niches as we represent. Showing our interest with dealer, sellers, etc., is only a little help from our part. Other good contribution is that we keep a strong and influent community at STS, Numaan has surely all merits from such a long colaboration with the company that brings to light such unusual creatures, but that all started through our community and according with our members wishes. How stronger is STS, stronger will be Numaan and I hope this advent of unusual model figures continues. Investing our time in this forum, is a good investment to our collections and this hobby. Thanks Numaan and CollectA for introducing a saiga antelope in this hobby, a moment of big joy! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: NEW COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Saiga Antelope (88808)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:42 pm

I hope and think that the Saiga will be the bestseller of all bestsellers ever bounce

When I was a child, I would have sent 10 letters to Santa, wishing for it and the Bongo Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: NEW COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Saiga Antelope (88808)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:23 pm

A saiga! Finally! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: NEW COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Saiga Antelope (88808)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:14 pm

Thanks for the pictures of the prototype, and it IS amazing like in the picture! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: NEW COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Saiga Antelope (88808)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:21 pm

It is beautiful Numaan , the prototype pics gives us more angles !!!! and Bravo CollectA !! I will need a small herd of them !!!

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PostSubject: Re: NEW COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Saiga Antelope (88808)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:31 pm

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affraid cheers bounceI love you  bounce cheers Applause flower  cheers I love you drunken Applause bounce Applause cheers sunny  I love you flower cheers Applause
HURRAAAAY !!!
CollectA , you DID it cheers bounce Applause

A very, very long standing hopeless hope now comes true  cheers
Ohhh, and SO beautyful ! My heart is pounding ! It is total love at first sight I love you drunken I love you drunken

THANKYOU , THANKYOU , THANKYOU , THANKYOU , THANKYOU , THANKYOU , THANKYOU , THANKYOU , THANKYOU , THANKYOU  THANKYOU ,   , dear CollectA Applause Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

affraid cheers bounceI love you  bounce cheers Applause flower  cheers I love you drunken Applause bounce Applause cheers sunny  I love you flower cheers Applause


Wow! That's it, and it's Collecta who makes an ugly antelope that shakes your heart when you finally see a dream come true
Always great wish for a long time, Very Happy cheers Applause Applause drunken I love you
I even carved a couple myself; To say that it needed a SAÏGA in my collection.
Thank you, thank you very much! Happy it out for 2017
Thank you to all those fans of STS who were enthusiastic about this animal, misunderstood and favored in the balance to elaborate this antelope.
Thus give birth to the project, and that a great brand finally releases it.study
Encore Merci Numann for these images, I can not wait to have one at home. Cool sunny drunken


Susanne &Anna cheers study flower I love you
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PostSubject: Re: NEW COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Saiga Antelope (88808)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:09 pm



This antelope was on my wishlist

But I'm sad because this specie is now in critical danger of extinction

Humanity looks for life in the universe, and eradicate so many animal species on Earth!

So thank you Collecta for creating endangered species replicas

Don't forget them...even if it won't prevent their extinction

For example I think about people in the world who still believe in chinese pharmacopeia made with animal parts...WAKE UP! We are in 2016!

For sure next generations will be proud of us

I hope our wildlife's collections won't be in a few years collections of extinct species.


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PostSubject: Re: NEW COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Saiga Antelope (88808)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:23 pm

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This antelope was on my wishlist

But I'm sad because this specie is now in critical danger of extinction

Humanity looks for life in the universe, and eradicate so many animal species on Earth!

So thank you Collecta for creating endangered species replicas

Don't forget them...even if it won't prevent their extinction

For example I think about people in the world who still believe in chinese pharmacopeia made with animal parts...WAKE UP! We are in 2016!

For sure next generations will be proud of us  

I hope our wildlife's collections won't be in a few years  collections of extinct species.


Retoric

Applause Applause Applause Applause   well said !! Sad  sad for all these species .. these few figures makes our collections even mpre meaningful

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PostSubject: Re: NEW COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Saiga Antelope (88808)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:13 pm

Wonderful! A dream come true! I´m sure every member on STS will buy one, cause in the last years since I´m a member, a saiga was always on the top in whislists. So thankful, that collectA made this figurines<3
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PostSubject: Re: NEW COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Saiga Antelope (88808)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:08 pm

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This antelope was on my wishlist

But I'm sad because this specie is now in critical danger of extinction

Humanity looks for life in the universe, and eradicate so many animal species on Earth!

So thank you Collecta for creating endangered species replicas

Don't forget them...even if it won't prevent their extinction

For example I think about people in the world who still believe in chinese pharmacopeia made with animal parts...WAKE UP! We are in 2016!

For sure next generations will be proud of us  

I hope our wildlife's collections won't be in a few years  collections of extinct species.


Retoric

This is very well said!!! Applause Applause

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PostSubject: Re: NEW COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Saiga Antelope (88808)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:55 pm

I don't know if this Saiga will sale a lot, I hope it won't be a miss for the company. Nevertheless I think CollectA is building its own legend with so many incredible models. drunken

I remember CollectA's place on the podium when this forum was founded and this brand is no more an outsider in many collector's heart.

This Saiga is really excellent, beautiful and ... Better than that. Thank you so much CollectA and Numaan cheers

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This antelope was on my wishlist

But I'm sad because this specie is now in critical danger of extinction

Humanity looks for life in the universe, and eradicate so many animal species on Earth!

So thank you Collecta for creating endangered species replicas

Don't forget them...even if it won't prevent their extinction

For example I think about people in the world who still believe in chinese pharmacopeia made with animal parts...WAKE UP! We are in 2016!

For sure next generations will be proud of us  

I hope our wildlife's collections won't be in a few years  collections of extinct species.


Retoric

Indeed Crying or Very sad

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PostSubject: Re: NEW COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Saiga Antelope (88808)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:14 pm

I'm absolutly in love! I love you Applause Applause Applause

A must-have for me! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: NEW COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Saiga Antelope (88808)   Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:57 pm

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder... and this little dude is beautiful !!! Thank you Collecta :) :)
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PostSubject: Re: NEW COLLECTA 2017: WILDLIFE - Saiga Antelope (88808)   Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:53 am

I m seventh heaven!! What a magnificent model!! Thank you Collecta for your courage and determination in creating unusual species and in making us very happy bounce bounce I love you
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