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 Debate: Papo vs. Schleich

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PostSubject: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:39 pm

Papo or Schleich?
Which one is your brand of choice? I have recently been considering to concentrate my collection on only one brand - but found it extremely hard to do. In my opinion, Schleich has the "Class"; Papo has an artistic realism. Both brands have strengths and weaknesses - they complete each other when collected together by us, collectors; satisfy the different demands of our imagination...

What do you think? Who would you choose as the ultimate brand?

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:49 pm

For me, I don't like the thought of collecting solely Schleich or solely Papo, collecting a mixture makes it more exciting and interesting.

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:00 pm

My brand of choice is Schleich, for simple reason - Papo is unavailable in my country and buying abroad is too expensive for me at the moment.
Furthermore, I have seen many photos of Papo models, they are great but they don't appeal to me as much as Schleich Wink

EDIT: But I don't limit my collection to Schleich only Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:03 pm

What you really want to do Gab, complete a brand? Make a diorama of a specific fauna, have all animals in scale? buy the best of each species? Complete some series?
Tell me exactily want you want and I give you my opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:11 pm

Hi Gabriel,

Since I start collecting Animal Replica I only collect Schleich but lately I start collecting other brands even Made in China without brand. What I look when collecting animal replicas is to find the ones that really looks like the originals and I found this in Schleich and Safari (ones I have right now) and also on Papo that I will get my first one hopefully soon.

Also in may I will start buying some MOJO as they really look great and will complement my collection.

As Harriet mentioned, collecting all the brands let you choose the ones that you like most and have the best representatives for all the animals that you can get.

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:13 pm

Roger wrote:
What you really want to do Gab, complete a brand? Make a diorama of a specific fauna, have all animals in scale? buy the best of each species? Complete some series?
Tell me exactily want you want and I give you my opinion.

Good question(s), Roger my friend. And my answer to you would be: I want some of each. Hence I believe the best thing to do is to keep collecting them both - for they complete each other perfectly.

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:21 pm

Gabe wrote:
Roger wrote:
What you really want to do Gab, complete a brand? Make a diorama of a specific fauna, have all animals in scale? buy the best of each species? Complete some series?
Tell me exactily want you want and I give you my opinion.

Good question(s), Roger my friend. And my answer to you would be: I want some of each. Hence I believe the best thing to do is to keep collecting them both - for they complete each other perfectly.

So I have another question! OK, I agree, Papo and Schleich are very nice brands, but, for example, if you want a swan and you agree that the Collecta is the best why you have to buy the Papo or Schleich ionly because of the brand? Or, for example, my favourite hyena is the Mojo, why you have to select only from these 2 brands? Or if you want one of the many species only available in Safari range why you have to wait all your live for a Schleich or Papo without knowing if they will make it? :)
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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:08 pm

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For me, I don't like the thought of collecting solely Schleich or solely Papo, collecting a mixture makes it more exciting and interesting.

...I agree! I think we must collect ANIMAL NATURAL REPLICAS (MODELS) and not brands! What is animals figurines for us? It,s only statuettes on shelves (as tableware, trinkets, knick-knacks and other things)? No! First of all we altogether LOVE the ANIMALS! So we are collectors of animal models. What is brand? It,s only way to collect best or all models of world animals! Is it right, Gabe? Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


PS BTW I love more Papo than Schleich... Well, what of that?? Laughing Laughing Laughing Wink Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:31 pm

I agree with your way of thinking, Roger. I'm adding to my wishlist those models, which I really like, regardless of their brand. However, I also think if it's available for me. At the moment I buy only those which are available in my country. When I'll finally complete my studies and get a job, I'll start buying online other brands Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:33 pm

Roger: My answer this time will be: Don't want to have a massive collection in a short time. If I concentrate it will grow slowly...

Sergey: Wise philosophy! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:02 pm

[quote="Gabe"]Roger: My answer this time will be: Don't want to have a massive collection in a short time. If I concentrate it will grow slowly...


OK Gab, so tell me what of these collections is more massive, my 100 figures from 10 different brands or the 350 Schleich from a member of this forum?
My suggestion is, buy what pleases you without thinking in brands! 10 figures of 10 different brands are the same amount than 10 figures from the same brand, if you want diversisty, you could considere two different figures from the same species has uninteresting, so you can keep the one you like more and trade the other as or example, I loved more the Papo gorilla than the CollectA and bought the Papo and traded the CollectA that was already in my collection, of course I don't do it with every species, I have 5 hyenas from different brands and I don't want to trad any!...and 11 red foxes and some lions! But most part are one representing each species. Another strategy is to collect some families, for example, deers are very interesting in complete families because male, female and cubs are very different. You only should know what you want to collect! If you are able to do it it will be perfect... I was not able yet! Very Happy ...but I'm enjoying a lot!Very Happy
If the world only had Papo and Schleich I surely would collect both!
Schleich is a pleasure as collectibles, a very long history, many figures, rare figures and with a growing value, this is all a real collector love!
Papo has a short history, much smaller range and only some figures hard to find, but the more realistic works are from Papo, this is what a lover of animals figures loves even if he has not a collector spirit or many money!:)
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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:09 pm

sunny I'm glad I've opened this thread - learned a valuable lesson. Thank you all, especially you, Roger. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:14 pm

Good night to you too Gab! Glad to be helpful!:)
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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:44 pm

I think you migh see which of those brands produce the best animals that you´re looking for. I don´t know about other animals, but horses are far better by Schleich. Papo horses have poor detailed sculpting and painting, and the anatomy is not quite good. But Schleich are good figurines when talking about horses: great anatomy, great detailing and great painting.

But I´m sure Papo has some good animals, if not it wouldn´t be so popular. So my advice is that you have to see which brand produces better wolves, or elephants, or gazelles, or etc; and the choose.

Oh, I want to add that I not only have Schleich horses. I also buy Safari if I really like the horse, and even if I don´t like Papo I have some old horses by this brand. So I collect all the Schleich horses and I complete my collection with the models I like best from other brands.

I say this as an example of how you can collect :)

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:03 am

SyLoBe wrote:
I think you migh see which of those brands produce the best animals that you´re looking for. I don´t know about other animals, but horses are far better by Schleich. Papo horses have poor detailed sculpting and painting, and the anatomy is not quite good. But Schleich are good figurines when talking about horses: great anatomy, great detailing and great painting.

But I´m sure Papo has some good animals, if not it wouldn´t be so popular. So my advice is that you have to see which brand produces better wolves, or elephants, or gazelles, or etc; and the choose.


...I,m agree:
Horses are better by Schleich
Big wild cats .... by Papo
Dogs .... by Schleich
Elephants .... by Papo
Birds ... by Safari and Collecta
Hippos.... by Papo...........................and....and.....etc.......

Well, what of that? Wink Wink Laughing Laughing
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