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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:57 am

best Schleich - Musk ox
best Papo - hippo
best Bullyland - karibu
best Safari Ltd = WW okapi
best CollectA - sable, male
best Mojö Fun - Hippo
best by asian brand - ?
best by other modern brands - big AAA giraffe

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:23 am

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This beayty also lives on the shelf by my bed. A trade from Anna in Sweeden. He has only three legs, but , well, nobody is perfect Laughing
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He is gorgeous Susanne!! cheers Is it Lineol?

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:28 am

Schleich: Wisent
Papo: Yak
Bullyland: Caribou
Safari Ltd: American Badger
CollectA: Mute Swan
Mojö Fun: (out of the one's I have in my collection)Lynx
asian brand: Kaiyodo ALL their birds Laughing no I think Hooded Crane by Kaiyodo
other modern brand: Anna's Gaur drunken
vintage brand: Lineol Caribou

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:38 am

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He is gorgeous Susanne!! cheers Is it Lineol?

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It looks almost like greek letters, doesn`t it ? Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:51 am

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It looks almost like greek letters, doesn`t it ? Laughing
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I think it says "GERMANY" I can make out "MANY" quite clearly in the second photo. I think it might be Lineol, my Black Rhino has the same mark on it.
And he looks very much like this one
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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:12 pm

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It looks almost like greek letters, doesn`t it ? Laughing
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I think it says "GERMANY" I can make out "MANY" quite clearly in the second photo. I think it might be Lineol, my Black Rhino has the same mark on it.
And he looks very much like this one
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Yes, it surely looks like the same model cheers

WOW! Have you seen all the lovely models he has for sale ? And the PRICES affraid

Thankyou for a great Hbay search again, Harriet flower

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:34 pm

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This would be a lot more interesting with pictures included. Many of those mentioned I've never seen scratch study

here is the pic of my favourites:

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:40 pm

Arrrrh, your lyre bird I love you drunken

I fully agree that those are all marvellous cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:53 pm

Arhh, your bullyland Heron!! drunken wow the lyre bird is beautiful Andreas! I'll have to get a photo of all my favourites bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:55 pm

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It looks almost like greek letters, doesn`t it ? Laughing
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I think it says "GERMANY" I can make out "MANY" quite clearly in the second photo. I think it might be Lineol, my Black Rhino has the same mark on it.
And he looks very much like this one
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Yes, it surely looks like the same model cheers

WOW! Have you seen all the lovely models he has for sale ? And the PRICES affraid

Thankyou for a great Hbay search again, Harriet flower
I want one too now, they're so lovely!
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Thankyou for a great Hbay search
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Oh my, yes the prices Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:02 pm

This is too hard. Every time I settle on one choice, I think of another. For the categories I collect in, I can barely narrow it down to three top choices. So, I'm just going to have to cheat. My apologies.

Top Schleich (I'm really cheating here, because my all-time top is going to be a Schleich.) But currently, I can't decide between the Jaguar, the Airedale, and the Wisent.
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Top Papo: I can't decide between about six figures. But currently, I'm especially smitten with the Boer Goat and the new Bull Terrier. (However, my all-time favorite has been the Thoroughbred! what to do, what to do...)
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Top Bullyland: I'm not a big fan of Bullyland, but I absolutely love the Caribou, which Harriet sent me in a trade. I also really like my little Bullyland Raccoon.
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Top Safari: Gah, there are just too many. Usually I would list the American Badger and the Indian Rhino. But right now, I really like Hippo and the Cougar.
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Top CollectA: Currently, I am really smitten with the new 2012 Giraffe. I have really mixed feeling about the new CollectA horses. I was a little disappointed with them when I saw them in person. But they photograph so beautifully. I have to admit, I'm still fascinated with them. Here is the Black Thoroughbred.
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Top Mojo: Again, my current favorites are the Wolverine and the Camel (and not merely despite the fact that it leans, but in part because it leans; I like it).
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Top Japanese Brand: I like Colorata and Yujin, but Kaiyodo is KING. And my favorites are the ChocoQ Copper Pheasant, and the National Science Museum Bongo. (And what the heck, I've cheated so much already, I'm going to include the lovely Peacock.)
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Top Other Brands: The best I could find here is the Roan Antelope by Noah's Pals. But I don't think these are as good as dozens of other models I could think of by the companies mentioned above.
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I'm not going to do the Vintage Brands category because I just don't know enough there. But I will say that I think the old LINEOL Oryx is beautiful, which [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].

My all-time favorite is the Schleich Hyena. I love it. I am still as completely fascinated by it as I was the day I got it and as much as any other figure. Probably, I'd take it with me if it was the only one I could save in a fire. Weird, I know.
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Way too long. I know. I'm sorry.

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:43 pm

Scott I really like your photos. They are stunning! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:44 pm

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I know it is difficult to find but what is the best animal figurine all times?

We can do also any sub-categories like our categories

and than the best all time.

What you think?

I think I'm already crazy but I will gonna be absolutely mad if I think too much about it What a Face

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Very Happy Interesting topic but choices-very hard Laughing

Awfully hard indeed affraid

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When I think about it longer, I think all of my animals are my favorites. I wish to be able to display them all together and see how they look when they are like this Very Happy drunken

I've got a big favorites collection too Wink

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Because I'm a pretty new collector, my answers will be relative.

Because I'm an older collector, my answers could only be relative Laughing

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That is an almost impossible job scratch
Well, here are the ones that first came to my mind, - perhaps in 2 hours time I will have changed my mind. Never mind ! Laughing

Sorry, I did not stick to the rules. I am not very good at rules, I hope you fogive me, because I mean it kindly Wink geek flower

Yes poor mind, mine is walking around Wink like a fish in a fishbowl... What are my favorites... My favorites what ?... Ah yes, my favorite...

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Brilliant Susanne! I'm really pleased you didn't stick to the rules!!

Yes Susanne, you don't need rules and you are showing us some excellent and unusual models. I like your taste Very Happy

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The bird next to the secretary bird...hmmm, I always just thought it was a Great Cormorant, but I am not 100 % sure. They do not have blue feet etc...
On the bottom it says "UHA" ( Kayodo 2002 072), but there is no bird called an UHA, is there ???? scratch

Perhaps somebody can help ? Shocked

The bird near the Secretary bird is not exactly a great cormorant Susanne Wink It is far older than a great cormorant What a Face

It is a Copepteryx which lived during the Oligocene era, 28 to 23 Million years ago. I found a pic on Kikimalou's website [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] geek

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This beayty also lives on the shelf by my bed. A trade from Anna in Sweeden. He has only three legs, but , well, nobody is perfect Laughing
He is gorgeous Susanne!! cheers Is it Lineol?

It is a LINEOL, here is mine, with smaller repaired legs Wink

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This is too hard. Every time I settle on one choice, I think of another. For the categories I collect in, I can barely narrow it down to three top choices. So, I'm just going to have to cheat. My apologies.
Way too long. I know. I'm sorry.

Collector's life is a terrible thing Scott, too much choices. Rolling Eyes But your's are excellent indeed and it is not too long but very generous, three for the price of one cheers Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:59 pm

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Scott I really like your photos. They are stunning! cheers

Thank you Martin! That is very kind of you to say. (Although much of the credit goes to the filter app I used to take them.)



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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:06 pm

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I don't know Christophe...I wouldn't trust that crazy Kiki guy.

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Collector's life is a terrible thing Scott, too much choices. Rolling Eyes

It is indeed a grievous burden!

seriously, though, thank you! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:19 am

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This is too hard. Every time I settle on one choice, I think of another. For the categories I collect in, I can barely narrow it down to three top choices. So, I'm just going to have to cheat. My apologies.
I'm the same! It's impossible to only have one top favourite. There are several Schleich I love, I love all my Kaiyodo drunken and so on Laughing
Nice choices Scott!

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:23 am

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It is a LINEOL, here is mine, with smaller repaired legs Wink
Your Yak is Identified Susanne cheers
Did you repair his legs Christophe?
He's a beautiful figure and very pleasing to look at, I'm going to keep my eye out for one drunken

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:57 pm

So many beautiful animals!! cheers cheers

I know, that is not easy. I love also all my Kaiyodo, Yujin... animals.

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:02 pm

Here's a photo of some of my favs
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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:28 pm

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Your Yak is Identified Susanne cheers
Did you repair his legs Christophe?

No I even didn't notice when I get this model a few years ago Cool I discovered the fact last year when Willy gets one with normal legs Laughing


By the way, great choice for your fabs Very Happy But I'm sure you can change all the models tomorrow and make another favorite pics Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:04 pm

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Your Yak is Identified Susanne cheers
Did you repair his legs Christophe?


By the way, great choice for your fabs Very Happy But I'm sure you can change all the models tomorrow and make another favorite pics Laughing

Not only Harriet lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:44 pm

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Your Yak is Identified Susanne cheers
Did you repair his legs Christophe?

No I even didn't notice when I get this model a few years ago Cool I discovered the fact last year when Willy gets one with normal legs Laughing


By the way, great choice for your fabs Very Happy But I'm sure you can change all the models tomorrow and make another favorite pics Laughing
Laughing Laughing

I'll just post a photo of my entire collection I think, it's easier Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:25 pm

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Beautiful photo Harriet! And beautiful figures! I absolutely love the Gaur Bull by Anna and the Lineol Caribou. The eyes just fall on them and don't want to move away. All those figures are gorgeous.

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:26 pm

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Your Yak is Identified Susanne cheers
Did you repair his legs Christophe?

No I even didn't notice when I get this model a few years ago Cool I discovered the fact last year when Willy gets one with normal legs Laughing


By the way, great choice for your fabs Very Happy But I'm sure you can change all the models tomorrow and make another favorite pics Laughing
Laughing Laughing

I'll just post a photo of my entire collection I think, it's easier Razz

cheers cheers cheers Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:24 am

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Beautiful photo Harriet! And beautiful figures! I absolutely love the Gaur Bull by Anna and the Lineol Caribou. The eyes just fall on them and don't want to move away. All those figures are gorgeous.

Thanks Scott! Yes Anna's Gaur is gorgeous, all her figurines are my favourites drunken I know, I could gaze at them for ages, they're so beautiful.

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Your Yak is Identified Susanne cheers
Did you repair his legs Christophe?

No I even didn't notice when I get this model a few years ago Cool I discovered the fact last year when Willy gets one with normal legs Laughing


By the way, great choice for your fabs Very Happy But I'm sure you can change all the models tomorrow and make another favorite pics Laughing
Laughing Laughing

I'll just post a photo of my entire collection I think, it's easier Razz

cheers cheers cheers Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:34 am

Why do I need to answer to this silly question ????? geek

Let's go back to this topic... What is my favorite ???? I love so much models for so much different reasons... I can't anwser No

BUT it is not the question Shocked

The question is : The Best ever ? Wink So maybe I can answer to this one monkey Or at least try to do it Laughing

Best ever SCHLEICH ? I choose the Shonisaurus (2005-2006) because it is a wonderful symbol of what SCHLEICH was in the past : A great and innovative company cheers But it was a long time ago now drunken

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Best PAPO ? The three musketeers cheers Again a symbol of what PAPO is able to do and how this company increased the level of the animal toys world a few years ago. I hope PAPO will wake up again in 2013 Rolling Eyes

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Best ever BULLYLAND ? Not the most sought after, not a reedited one and finally not a bird... The Edaphosaurus because BULLYLAND is also able to make accurate, beautiful and unusual models sunny

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BEST SAFARI Ltd ever ? Very very very hard question about the most prolific company with the widest range among Western companies. scratch scratch scratch So many way to answer the question drunken
Ok, I will not choose a Carnegie, a Monterrey Bay or a Tennessee aquarium. The postosuchus king because it can be a symbol of how a company can make a scientifically accurate and beautiful and detailed model. It is a lesson for a French company which is producing the most detailed dinosaurs but with the knowledge of an old 1970's book for child Wink It is also a BIG lesson for a well known German company which pretend to produce "Museum quality" dinosaurs and is actually selling false, expensive and inaccurate models tongue

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Best COLLECTA ever ? COLLECTA is walking on a very good path IMHO, this young company has got one of the widest range of animals and the quality which increased in the last years is exploding in 2012 cheers farao I choose the new giraffes because they are a BIG step forward. Among western brands, I didn't see giraffes of that quality since BRITAINS and LINEOL Cool

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Best MOJÖ FUN ever ? Ever ? Two years old and already so many good models to enjoy us. A very interesting way of involving the Collector's world in the project. My choice is the sable, no doubt Laughing Because it is a symbol of the great collaboration between the Brand and STS and, of course, because every collector who has one in hand knows how fantastic is this model Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:52 am

Best by Asian brands ? A few from a few brands. Asian companies are really interesting brands with a very different way of thinking the toys than Western companies. We have a lot of lessons and joy to catch from those venerable manufacturer sunny

First YUJIN ! Many many fantastic models of unusual species indeed. I choose the Jackson's chameleon female because only a Japanese brand is able now to produce such an unusual animal and because YUJIN succeed to make a tiny and delicate one, it looks like she is really slowly walking I love you Cool

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Then KAIYODO !I could choose so many KAIYODO models, it is a real jungle indeed. I choose the King cheetah because it is the only one on the market ( excepting collector's customs Wink ) and because it is a fabulous running cheetah!

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COLORATA ? The magic boxes Very Happy with so many unusual species Cool I choose the Boa constrictor. Scott already show us how this model looks real indeed.

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Best ever BANDAI ? Again some really unusual species with a great finish. I choose the red pandas, less than 2cm long Suspect cheers

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At last, the PHAT Company Very Happy A very few models but no doubt this shoebill is the best ever Laughing Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:24 am

Best among vintage brands ? The vintage world is wide and crowded with so many great things...

A few "Best ever" Wink

BLANCHERIE FRERES which make IMHO the most exquisite Hollowcast lead models and sadly disappeared in 1940 Sad .

I choose the Barbarian sheep cheers Still waiting for a real challenger for more than 70 years now Laughing

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BRITAINS This company produced some of the international standart models both in lead or plastic. The most copycated brand. I choose the odd colored Gaur, still on the throne now king

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STARLUX The widest range of the XXth century so far. I could choose a lot of symbol in the STARLUX catalogue. I choose the Nilgai because I still don't know if a modern company could be brave enough to produce one ? So, here is the Best and Only Nilgai Laughing

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HAUSSER-ELASTOLIN What to choose again ? Maybe the Sloth ? With a real sloth pose, discontinued since 1969 Sad

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At last LINEOL farao sable ? kudu ? zebra ? Black rhino ? ... ? ... ? I choose the African elephant which is an awesome sculpt, which is really 1/20 scale and which is still a lesson about body parts proportions for me Cool

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I forget Embarassed LISSANTO Very Happy The Black rhino cheers Why ? Because it is a great cup, full of beauty, poetry and childhood's feeling. The essence of a toy drunken

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:26 am

And now the best of the best ?

The PLAYVISIONS Crested macaque of course cheers But I don't remember why confused drunken geek Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:50 am

Gosh! How did I miss out on this subject for so long ??? affraid

Christophe, thankyou VERY much for identifying the Copepteryx cheers
It is almost impossible to google a species if you search for the completely wrong thing geek

Scott, your Best Animals are fabulous, - I also love that Schleich hyena for some strange reason, - WOW! And you have the Roan Anti,lopes from Noahs Pals Shocked

Harriet, I can´t stop looking at your reindeer...and the Gaur !!!!

Christophe, as expected, your Best Models are enormously inspiering !!!!
Wonderful models all of them, - that Shoebill affraid

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:08 am

Arrrh! And now , while I was writing, you show us GEMS beyond imagination cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:27 am

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ditto Shocked I have a load of new favourites now Laughing

The Lineol African elephant is magnificent, what a beautiful sculpture. I love all your choices Christophe and thanks for all the lovely photos and the reason why you picked them cheers
Goodness those Bandai red pandas are gorgeous! I must find the pair! bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:55 pm

Great voting Christophe!! So much phantastic figurines!! cheers cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:53 pm

Christophe,

WOW. seriously, just wow. amazing, fantastic set of posts. There is so much to digest here, I'll be coming back again and again. I agree with Harriet in thinking both that all your choices are excellent and that the Lineol Elephant is gorgeous. I love your commentary and the photos are, as usual, top notch. Thank you for this.

(Unfortunately, however, I'm now probably going to have to go to eBay and plop down a lot of money to finally acquire that Kaiyodo King Cheetah. I'm not going to find it cheap. I'll just have to suck it up and pay. Ughh.)
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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:05 pm

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(Unfortunately, however, I'm now probably going to have to go to eBay and plop down a lot of money to finally acquire that Kaiyodo King Cheetah. I'm not going to find it cheap. I'll just have to suck it up and pay. Ughh.)

I hope you get that fantastic, gorgeous model !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:06 pm

Big thank you for sharing Christophe, I really enjoyed looking through your great selection!

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:45 pm

Here are MY favs (hard choices, but what the heck):

Schleich: ADULT GREY WHALE (the best quality you can have in material!!!)
Papo: RISING SUN DRAGON
Bullyland: DEINOTHERIUM (the first company to make one since Starlux!!!!)
Safari ltd: HORSESHOE CRAB (not the only one to deserve to be put in this list, though...)
CollectA: PARACERATHERIUM
Möjö Fun: BEAVER
Kaiyodo: PLEUROCYSTITES (the only cystoid on the toy market!!!!)
AAA: JELLYFISH
Invicta: GLYPTODON
Royal Ontario Museum: LAMBEOSAURUS
Tootsie: UINTATHERIUM
National Geographics: BOWHEAD WHALE (no comment...)
Starlux: BRONTOTHERIUM
Yowies: FIDDLER CRAB

Best one of all: Safari ltd's PELICAN EEL. A fun toy to play with in the pool, and such a courageous move to represent such an unknown aimal!





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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:49 pm

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Here are MY favs (hard choices, but what the heck):

National Geographics: BOWHEAD WHALE (no comment...)






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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:06 pm

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Here are MY favs (hard choices, but what the heck):

National Geographics: BOWHEAD WHALE (no comment...)






Is this a real figurine? If yes, have you a pic please? Very Happy

It's the same as Playvision Bowhead Whale.
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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:07 pm

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Here are MY favs (hard choices, but what the heck):

National Geographics: BOWHEAD WHALE (no comment...)






Is this a real figurine? If yes, have you a pic please? Very Happy

It's the same as Playvision Bowhead Whale.

Ah, thank you. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:02 pm

Well my best ever model would be the Kaiyodo Tylosaurus proriger from 2002, heh no doubts on this fella actually hehe :)
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And now I have him displayed with a Safari Ltd. Tylosaurus proriger on the base of a McFairlane Clan 2 Water Dragon :)
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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:42 pm

My Favorite figure would be The Safari ltd. Vanishing Wild Adult Oryx- I Dont know Why I like it but I do! I wish I had it! Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:46 pm

All the suggestions are phantastic, i think we find never the one and only. lol! lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:52 pm

The Mustang mare from the brand collecta
The bear of Torak from Bayala, the yak and elephants, Schleich.
The pointer dog and the tigers from papo.
And a lot of models Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:35 am

Ummm here are the extant models (modern animals) I like XD
Papo- their tigers and lions
AAA- their lizards, particularly their komodo dragon
Safari- anything from their Incredible Creatures line, particularly the Bald Eagle
Schleich- not a huge fan of their line, but I do think their sharks are good. Their dragons are also pretty good (like the Faraun)
CollectA- their old stuff isn't all that good, but their 2012 sculpts are jaw dropping :O I like their tigers, grizzly bear and hyena.
Country Artists- not toys but I have some dogs by them and they are very beautiful :) And their birds are awesome. If I was to ever collect extant animals I would surely get something from them.
Leonardo- their dogs too.
Favorite- Great White shark

Here are my prehistoric ones (dinosaurs)
Papo- their Running Rex, Allosaurus, and Styracosaurus
Safari/Carnegie-Anniversary Rex, Carnotaurus, and their Giganotosaurus (I like theropods hehe)
CollectA- Jobaria, and Hatzegopteryx
Bullyland- Stegosaurus, and Plateosaurus
Schleich- uhhh pass silent
Favorite- Styracosaurus, Deinonychus and anything from the Oldies line :)
AAA- their Tyrannosaurus Rex, the old one that has its tail dragging on the ground.
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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:03 am

As dragons go my fav brand is definitely McFairlane Cool Nothing else touches these, thier Clan 2 Water Dragon is my fav one the made:
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It has that awesome mystical look too Cool

Kinto Favorite makes the best Dino Desktop Models for an affordable price, they still have the best Spinosaurus sculpts too, the one from Paleoartist Dr. Takashi Oda
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Here my model which I gave an Amber Gemstone to carry along Cool
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So yer I always avoid such brands :) Just lack of interest as JP goes, I prefer accuracy, Kinto Favorite is one of very few that knows that accuracy is Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:38 pm

i only say what the best animal figure ever is


i say the best figure is the papo tiger with cub in her mouth thatone is so cute and very awesome sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:54 pm

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Here are MY favs (hard choices, but what the heck):

Schleich: ADULT GREY WHALE (the best quality you can have in material!!!)
Papo: RISING SUN DRAGON
Bullyland: DEINOTHERIUM (the first company to make one since Starlux!!!!)
Safari ltd: HORSESHOE CRAB (not the only one to deserve to be put in this list, though...)
CollectA: PARACERATHERIUM
Möjö Fun: BEAVER
Kaiyodo: PLEUROCYSTITES (the only cystoid on the toy market!!!!)
AAA: JELLYFISH
Invicta: GLYPTODON
Royal Ontario Museum: LAMBEOSAURUS
Tootsie: UINTATHERIUM
National Geographics: BOWHEAD WHALE (no comment...)
Starlux: BRONTOTHERIUM
Yowies: FIDDLER CRAB

Best one of all: Safari ltd's PELICAN EEL. A fun toy to play with in the pool, and such a courageous move to represent such an unknown aimal!






Since I discovered the CollectA Paraceratherium has four toes per foot, it has lost its throne in the profit of TORTOISE SHELL BUTTERFLY as Best CollectA... Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:09 pm

Its hard to list just one for each...
Schleich: Zebra Family
Papo: Styracosaurus, Pachyrhinosaurus
Bullyland: Gastornis (Diatryma), Deinonychus
Safari LTD: Brachiosaurus, Spinosaurus, Carnotaurus, Miragaia, Field Museum Set
CollectA: Tsintaosaurus
Mojo: Mammoth, Sarchosuchus
I don't know of any Asian brand.
Vintage: Invicta Tyrannosaurus
Other:Battat Diplodocus

Best Figure of All Time: Battat Diplodocus


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PostSubject: Re: Best animal figures ?   Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:17 pm

Best figure of schleich.
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