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A.R.Garcia

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PostSubject: Dairy Queen National Wildlife Federation Koala- walkaround/comparison    Dairy Queen National Wildlife Federation Koala- walkaround/comparison   EmptyTue Aug 15, 2017 6:25 am

This is the National Wildlife Federation-branded koala that was released at Dairy Queen restaurants. It is part of a group of animals that attach to bases representing different continents: brown bear (North America), jaguar (South America), wolverine (Europe), African elephant (Africa), giant panda (Asia), koala (Australia), and emperor penguin (Antarctica). They are copyrighted 1996.

Please note two things:
- I received this figure secondhand so there is no base to go with it.
- I repainted the mouth and lower edge of the nose, so the mouth differs slightly from the original (not pictured) design.


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tongue He seems most content with extra food around:
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with the Mojo emu, Safari toob koalas, and Science and Nature echidna...
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...and the NWF bear and jaguar:
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...and that rounds out my trio of DQ NWF animals. Very Happy

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Thankyou for the great introductions to these wonderful oldies cheers

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A interesting figurine too! Congrats :)

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Cool to see some other figures. I came across the Wolverine at a garage sale once--I was pretty excited, since this was before Bully, Schleich or Safari made theirs!

And of course it's also missing its base.

Nice to know what the other members of the set are!

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PostSubject: Re: Dairy Queen National Wildlife Federation Koala- walkaround/comparison    Dairy Queen National Wildlife Federation Koala- walkaround/comparison   EmptyTue Aug 15, 2017 7:09 pm

Susanne, thanks for your comments. I'm happy I finally made some pictures of these to share.

Sean, that's the most exciting way to find an animal figure- always unexpected. If you have a chance someday it would be great to see a photo again. Based on the group pic from jarda [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], it looks like it has a nice paint job similar to the bear. The missing koala base doesn't bother me- the two Americas are more interesting simply because they can display as geographic neighbors.

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Susanne, thanks for your comments. I'm happy I finally made some pictures of these to share.

Sean, that's the most exciting way to find an animal figure- always unexpected. If you have a chance someday it would be great to see a photo again. Based on the group pic from jarda [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], it looks like it has a nice paint job similar to the bear. The missing koala base doesn't bother me- the two Americas are more interesting simply because they can display as geographic neighbors.

Agreed, at first I thought your bear was the wolverine!

It would be interesting to see all of the bases together!

And here is the photo:

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Thanks for the photo! It adds to the topic. Smile

It looks like the wolverine easily holds its own alongside the more recent interpretations.

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Thanks for the photo! It adds to the topic. Smile

It looks like the wolverine easily holds its own alongside the more recent interpretations.

It's very close in design and style to the Bully and Safari especially!

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Sean, thanks for recovering the wolverine picture. Very Happy I used the chance to relocate it back on SUy rarities. Very Happy
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] mentions that these figures were manufactured by Toy Major. I'd love to use your pictures at Toy Animal Wiki, if possible, but I don't know if they should have their own page or if they should be introduced together with other Toy Major series. scratch

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Roger, looking closer on the base for the bear, it does say copyright "1996 T.M. Am. D.Q. Corp., Mpls., MN". I had overlooked the T.M. assuming it was for "trademark" but that is usually abbreviated without periods. On the bear figure itself, however, NWF is the only entity mentioned. scratch

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4 years ago I asked NWF about these figurines origin. Here is the answer:

"The company that provided those plastic figurine went out of business in 2008, taking all of their stock and catalogs with them. The only figurines we have available now are made of resin."
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Sean, thanks for recovering the wolverine picture. Very Happy I used the chance to relocate it back on SUy rarities. Very Happy
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] mentions that these figures were manufactured by Toy Major. I'd love to use your pictures at Toy Animal Wiki, if possible, but I don't know if they should have their own page or if they should be introduced together with other Toy Major series. scratch

Hey Roger, sorry I missed your question--of course you can use the photo!

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