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PostSubject: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Wed May 31, 2017 7:44 pm

Shire Horse gelding, really well made. Paintwork very good but damages quite easily. Even freeing him from his plastic bag left a bad rub on the hindleg. The legs are soft and rubbery as with all new Mojo horses and can be bent in all directions






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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Wed May 31, 2017 7:55 pm

Congratulations :)

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Wed May 31, 2017 9:06 pm

Florian already made a video on Facebook and informed Mojo Fun about it. It seems their new plastic is not working good. Such a shame as it is a beautiful horse!

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Wed May 31, 2017 9:22 pm

Holy Hamster !!! Are the legs hollow ? affraid

But a fantastic model ! Thankyou very much for sharing cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Wed May 31, 2017 9:27 pm

Hi, I got mine with exactly the same problem ! I contacted Mojo for this problem ! They replied me they would do something and they would resolve the problem. They also replied me I would get a replacement for my pieces ! I exactly had the same problem with the dinosaurs (T-Rex and Allosaurus). I think they understand it is a big problem because it shows a regression of the plastic's quality.
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:48 am

I got the impression it's not really plastic at all but rather some sort of rubber. They are so soft, I can even bend the horse's heads.
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:37 am

@sortepletter wrote:
I got the impression it's not really plastic at all but rather some sort of rubber. They are so soft, I can even bend the  horse's heads.

Yes me too, it is exactly the same !
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:22 pm

Congratulations of acquiring this beautiful figure!  It's such a shame about the plastic quality.  I can't imagine this would stand up to much rough housing or play.  However, if they are able to fix it, this piece looks like a must have.
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:59 pm

The sculpt is beautiful, paintjob is nice, but the jelly material is...dissapointing pale
Is there way to fix the bent legs? Mine is on a way, I hope he will be ok...

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:42 pm

Oh, I so hope they will fix the plastic issue, it does look way too soft! Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:22 pm

@Ana wrote:
Oh, I so hope they will fix the plastic issue, it does look way too soft! Shocked

My Friese horse is probably the same material, but I would say you need to use force to bend the legs that much scratch
On the other hand, it is amazing that the paint can endure that kind of treatment Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:57 pm

I had some fun with my Shire and taught him new tricks Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:54 pm

@sortepletter wrote:
I had some fun with my Shire and taught him new tricks Laughing

what a gymnast! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:08 pm

If the legs bend back to the same position after that kind of treatment, I don't really see an issue with the material used.
As long as things don't warp or get deformed and the paint doesn't suffer form it, does it really matter it's not solid plastic but instead this rubbery material?

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:43 pm

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If the legs bend back to the same position after that kind of treatment, I don't really see an issue with the material used.
As long as things don't warp or get deformed and the paint doesn't suffer form it, does it really matter it's not solid plastic but instead this rubbery material?

I think so too. And again, it is not easy to bend them so much ( If this one is like the Friesian). Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:59 pm

Mojo Stated that they are using a New Plastic Called TPR, instead of PVC
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:13 am

I got my Shire horse today and he is beautiful. I love you The new material seems not to be a problem, and you have to use much force to bend the legs as it is shown on the pictures. I was very pleased when I at last hold him in my hands, especially after seeing this terrible bended legs.
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:44 am

It is all very interesting but I am not sure Mojö made the best decision here. As Takama just informed through Mojö, it is a TPR and not a PVC. Checking how elastic it is, it is evident now that it couldn't be any kind of PVC. The use of TPR in toy animal figures is not new. It turns figures more resistant to stress, thus, much harder to break. I believe also this material is less shocking. It do really not deformes once it recovers easily the original shape. However, this material is not very appreciated among collectors and I know many customers also do not connect it with quality, contrarily with what happens with a dense pvc. Mojö keeps experiencing different materials to their figures, I believe it is not easy to find the best formula and who works directly with these materials, is much more experienced than we are. However, using this material in a mould like this one doesn't seem to be an adjusted idea. It is a draft horse, a very robuste figure without any delicate parts, a conventional pvc would not surely cause any incovenience to this figure. I know that when we watch our figures in a shelf, the result is the same if it is PVC or a kind of TPR. But we also love to touch our figures and our tactile experience is the first that give us a real impression of the quality of the figure. PVC is a material that mimics much better nobble materials than TPR does. It is a fantastic feeling when we touch a heavy figure with a sturdy pvc, instead of a rubberish figure. The horse here sculpted is of a sublime quality and it deserved a more consistent material. Even if we cannot tell that it is a problem once there is no defect, the best suggestion I can give to Mojö is that in the past, some brands dicreased their reputation when they started using more rubber like materials. It may look a paradox once figures tend to live for a longer time but we live in a society where things last short in our lifes and where we are very influenced for the first impression. Not that I agree with it but it is important to be aware of it once I wish a long life to this company. This magnificent Shire horse, should never be a rubbery toy.

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:38 pm

I really like the horses by Anna, but I won´t buy them unless they change the material. I can´t stand a plastic so soft.

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:47 am

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It is all very interesting but I am not sure Mojö made the best decision here. As Takama just informed through Mojö, it is a TPR and not a PVC. Checking how elastic it is, it is evident now that it couldn't be any kind of PVC. The use of TPR in toy animal figures is not new. It turns figures more resistant to stress, thus, much harder to break. I believe also this material is less shocking. It do really not deformes once it recovers easily the original shape. However, this material is not very appreciated among collectors and I know many customers also do not connect it with quality, contrarily with what happens with a dense pvc. Mojö keeps experiencing different materials to their figures, I believe it is not easy to find the best formula and who works directly with these materials, is much more experienced than we are. However, using this material in a mould like this one doesn't seem to be an adjusted idea. It is a draft horse, a very robuste figure without any delicate parts, a conventional pvc would not surely cause any incovenience to this figure. I know that when we watch our figures in a shelf, the result is the same if it is PVC or a kind of TPR. But we also love to touch our figures and our tactile experience is the first that give us a real impression of the quality of the figure. PVC is a material that mimics much better nobble materials than TPR does. It is a fantastic feeling when we touch a heavy figure with a sturdy pvc, instead of a rubberish figure. The horse here sculpted is of a sublime quality and it deserved a more consistent material. Even if we cannot tell that it is a problem once there is no defect, the best suggestion I can give to Mojö is that in the past, some brands dicreased their reputation when they started using more rubber like materials. It may look a paradox once figures tend to live for a longer time but we live in a society where things last short in our lifes and where we are very influenced for the first impression. Not that I agree with it but it is important to be aware of it once I wish a long life to this company. This magnificent Shire horse, should never be a rubbery toy.

Absolutely!
It's a shame, that they turned a sculpture (it really is a sculpture, a piece of art) to a rubber toy.

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:42 am

When V&D was still a store (it is bankrupt now), it sold Mojo Fun here in the Netherlands.
Sadly, most of the time, I saw broken parts laying between the animals they sold.
Broken tails and ears from horses, little horns from their giraffes.
Those animals with their broken parts are not sold and where laying there for weeks on end.
Kids grab toys as often as they can, it seems, with no parental sight.
Playing with them, breaking them and not buying them.
It is frustrating to see, and heartbreaking as well.
Maybe Mojo choose to change their material because of the easy breakable animals?

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:12 pm

@NightLioness wrote:
When V&D was still a store (it is bankrupt now), it sold Mojo Fun here in the Netherlands.
Sadly, most of the time, I saw broken parts laying between the animals they sold.
Broken tails and ears from horses, little horns from their giraffes.
Those animals with their broken parts are not sold and where laying there for weeks on end.
Kids grab toys as often as they can, it seems, with no parental sight.
Playing with them, breaking them and not buying them.
It is frustrating to see, and heartbreaking as well.
Maybe Mojo choose to change their material because of the easy breakable animals?

It is interesting what you say Karin, I often saw broken Mojo figures in the Vromen Dreesman in Maastricht but has closed now Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:07 pm

I got these Shire horse in a bad condition. Not because of the legs.
The legs are all right. So my horse is not as sporty as the horse from Simone. Nevertheless, I had to reclaim the horse.
The color peels off. Have a look at the pictures.










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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:21 pm

That's all so sad for me. Sad We've red here lot of people complaining of Mojö scratched and broken figures in local shops. Mainly those in USA. So Karin, maybe you are right and that was the main reason why Mojö changed dramatically their material. I was really convinced that their newer pvc formula was better and close in quality from those we see in other major brands. Apparently they gave up and now they're using that TPR. A new material, newer solutions to the painting need to be found once each material requires an adjusted paint and corresponding products to make it stick propperly. Why don't they use the Portuguese factory of Maia & Borges once they have a cooperation for sea life models? Idea

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:30 pm

Yes, this looks bad. Sad I have shown these photos to James today, Yvette. James said he will send you a replacement, and that those production mistakes happened in an early batch of Shire horse models and that later batches have updated paint and plastic. Please, contact James of Mojo fun with your address and he'll send you a new model.  Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:27 am

Many thanks Anna for your great heip! I will contact James. Smile
Meanwhile I also got back money from the seller for the Shire horse. That was no problem.


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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:38 am

I ordered all 3 horse models and am very disappointed with the material. The legs are incredibly soft and the smell is ...terrible! You cannot have them in the room anywhere close to you. My daughter gets sick because of the smell, she cannot even play with them...
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:00 pm

You must have gotten some really bad ones. When I got mine I checked them for bad odors, because I expected the rubber to smell. But there is no smell at all, so that's no problem with the wobblies I got.
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:45 pm

I recall a Issue with Mojos haveing a very bad smell from around i think 2013 or so. but now its back?

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:49 pm

Hi there, I got mine before weekend. He has an odour, but nothing terrible, you can smell it only if you get it close to your nose and sniff. His legs are straight, standing in correct position, but are easy to bend almost like @sortepletter show us. Painjob is nice, very similar to stock photo, but it seems to me that it tends to peel off very easy (he had tiny rubs here and there and just by rubbing the area with finger, not even with nail, but with soft belly of finger, you can peel the colour off and make the scratches bigger).
I'm excited about the sculpt, and basicly about his appereance in general,
but the quality of material and paint is at least questionable.

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:13 pm

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I ordered all 3 horse models and am very disappointed with the material. The legs are incredibly soft and the smell is ...terrible! You cannot have them in the room anywhere close to you. My daughter gets sick because of the smell, she cannot even play with them...
Same problem for any other buyers?

I think you should write to Mojo. I have heard they would replace a model that has serious quality issues, and what you describe sounds like a big problem with quality Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:40 am

I`m so sorry and I feel sad ...for Anna, because, she did such a great job with sculpting this model ...the others too. But this one look`s so good. Beautiful horse model ..... and these quality issues makes me sad Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:27 pm

Wow..a limited edition :)

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:38 am

Besides the smell, the paint on my Shire also began to rub off. If you only pass your finger...it simply fades away and shows some orange brown underneath..
I wrote to Mojo on their contact address some 2 weeks ago, but I got no answer whatsoever...
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:31 pm

Have these issues been solved yet by MOJO?
Is it save to buy the Shire horse and not get any paint rub issues or noodle legs?
I would really like to add this beauty to my collection, but I'm still hesitant. Neutral

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:28 am

I got mine yesterday, it seems fine, the legs are only slightly bendable in the lower part but nothing like on the photos from Simone. The paintwork isn't perfect (the tail and mane are not as black as I would wish, more of dark brown, etc) but paint doesn't rub off. I'll show the photos later today. It seems the quality of these copies produced now is better than of those produced earlier this year. I think they're still updating the production, it's probably safe to wait a bit yet until all are replaced with newer copies, also in online shops? Or try to find them in real toy stores, somehow? study

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo Fun Shire Horse   Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:02 pm

Thank you for your response Anna.
I will wait a little longer and buy the Shire next year.
I'll order it with all the wonderful new 2018 figures that will be coming out and hopefully I can get a "newer" model by then.

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