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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:19 am

person: schleich
elves: schleich
knights: schleich
cattle:schleich
cats: schleich
horses:schleich
fantasy;: schleich
dragons: schleich
wild west: schleich
gladiators:schleich
egypcian: schleich
wild animals schleich
schleich have the best models.
papo have good models, but are very rare and some of them are not realistic.
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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:39 pm

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person: schleich
elves: schleich
knights: schleich
cattle:schleich
cats: schleich
horses:schleich
fantasy;: schleich
dragons: schleich
wild west: schleich
gladiators:schleich
egypcian: schleich
wild animals schleich
schleich have the best models.
papo have good models, but are very rare and some of them are not realistic.
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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:00 pm

I will not make a list, Roger made an interesting one IMHO, even if I don't agree with everything...

What is the best ?

SCHLEICH is the best for one thing... It is the Best seller Sad(o)): And that's the only point where SCHLEICH is the best. Laughing Laughing Laughing

PAPO is a brand with great hits and great flops. fantastic lions and tigers, great hippo, major croc. They are on the podium and IMHO have the gold or silver medal with those ones, not only in competition with SCHLEICH but in competition to the "bIG 6".
But PAPO has got also really really poor models, like zebras, dromedary or koala. What a Face

SCHLEICH has a decent line without too big flops but without hits. No It is uneasy to find a SCHLEICH model I could say it is the best among the "Big 6" brands. The SCHLEICH are well made but they are often not realistic. They are the champions of chubby models with too big heads. The zebras and pelican are maybe the only one which could reach the podium and have a medal. The last kudu, the Cape buffalo are the most realistic of the brand IMHO but they are not the best, not better than PAPO.
Both dinos from PAPO or SCHLEICH are not accurate, but at least PAPO are far more impressive than SCHLEICH.

I will not speak about elves, dragons and other things I don't collect.

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:32 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:09 pm

It also came to mind that some collectors may like the somewhat more traditional toy approach that Schleich takes perhaps for nostalgic reasons. I must understand this because that is the way I am when it comes to certain other things such as video games, music, and movies - I like a lot of 'outdated' things. And of course brands like Papo have a much more modern approach (with more of a focus on detail).

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:56 pm

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I will not make a list, Roger made an interesting one IMHO, even if I don't agree with everything...

What is the best ?

SCHLEICH is the best for one thing... It is the Best seller Sad(o)): And that's the only point where SCHLEICH is the best. Laughing Laughing Laughing

PAPO is a brand with great hits and great flops. fantastic lions and tigers, great hippo, major croc. They are on the podium and IMHO have the gold or silver medal with those ones, not only in competition with SCHLEICH but in competition to the "bIG 6".
But PAPO has got also really really poor models, like zebras, dromedary or koala. What a Face

SCHLEICH has a decent line without too big flops but without hits. No It is uneasy to find a SCHLEICH model I could say it is the best among the "Big 6" brands. The SCHLEICH are well made but they are often not realistic. They are the champions of chubby models with too big heads. The zebras and pelican are maybe the only one which could reach the podium and have a medal. The last kudu, the Cape buffalo are the most realistic of the brand IMHO but they are not the best, not better than PAPO.
Both dinos from PAPO or SCHLEICH are not accurate, but at least PAPO are far more impressive than SCHLEICH.

I will not speak about elves, dragons and other things I don't collect.

...I, m absolutely agree with Christophe! Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:26 pm

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Laughing Laughing Laughing It's ok Sad(o)): Sad(o)):

Alvara, SCHLEICH is also a big brand, I understand you love it. When I go in a shop and see the SCHLEICH display, I know it is impressive and very homogene Wink

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It also came to mind that some collectors may like the somewhat more traditional toy approach that Schleich takes perhaps for nostalgic reasons. I must understand this because that is the way I am when it comes to certain other things such as video games, music, and movies - I like a lot of 'outdated' things. And of course brands like Papo have a much more modern approach (with more of a focus on detail).

You are right Very Happy Collecting is a love affair and lovers have always the best reasons to love. I oove a lot of models because they are toys and because they are good vintage toys Laughing But I will never say they are the most realistic !

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:53 am

Ich bin ja nun eingefleischter SCHLEICH Fan,aber ich gebe Roger recht mit dem was er sagt.Die alten Serien von Schleich finde ich realistischer wie die heutigen.

I am now a confirmed SCHLEICH fan, but I'm quite satisfied with what he Roger sagt.Die old series of surreptitious I find realistic as today.

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:46 pm

exclamation scratch I remembered there was already a big topic about SCHLEICH and PAPO !

I will merge the two topics Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:20 pm

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Papo or Schleich?
Both:)
I like the way Papo make their wildlife and dinos, and the horses poses -they are very realistic. As for Schleich- older molds were marvellous, the latest ones are quite plain, but still they are rather good in painting:)

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:09 pm

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OK, here goes my contribution, only wild life and species available in 2012.
Tomorrow I can change my choices! Laughing

Red deers, none

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I think I like old red deer by Scheich and also current red deer by Papo What a Face What is wrong with them? Shocked Suspect Wink


Ana, I lost your comment! Sleep
I thought a little before making the list, not because I had a lot of doubts about the choices, but because it is not always confortable to make it on a forum. We can find many collectors posting here but I was the only who did it. :)
All deers with not palmated antlers are very uninteresting among modern brands. Mainly stags, see how thick are antlers of the retired Schleich red deer, white tails from Schleich and Mojo, etc, etc. rendeer
The Papo is better on this little point, the figure is very proud looking, but when I see it in pictures it doesn't look real, maybe painting, legs, I can't explain, I also don't know it personally and my comments couldn't be fair.
I also forget that when comparing brands the only points of interest are not the accuracy of the figures. Diversity of species, manufacturing of the figures, are also 2 very important points, among others. study
Papo is not very good in both aspects, Schleich is also not rich in diversity but more interesting in manufacturing quality. I hope the last year disaster was a mistake and that Schleich returns to good manofacturing of previous years. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:06 pm

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....... ..... I hope the last year disaster was a mistake and that Schleich returns to good manofacturing of previous years. Very Happy

I surely hope so, too Sad(o)):

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:52 am

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Ana, I lost your comment! Sleep
I thought a little before making the list, not because I had a lot of doubts about the choices, but because it is not always confortable to make it on a forum. We can find many collectors posting here but I was the only who did it. :)
All deers with not palmated antlers are very uninteresting among modern brands. Mainly stags, see how thick are antlers of the retired Schleich red deer, white tails from Schleich and Mojo, etc, etc. rendeer
The Papo is better on this little point, the figure is very proud looking, but when I see it in pictures it doesn't look real, maybe painting, legs, I can't explain, I also don't know it personally and my comments couldn't be fair.
I also forget that when comparing brands the only points of interest are not the accuracy of the figures. Diversity of species, manufacturing of the figures, are also 2 very important points, among others. study
Papo is not very good in both aspects, Schleich is also not rich in diversity but more interesting in manufacturing quality. I hope the last year disaster was a mistake and that Schleich returns to good manufacturing of previous years. Very Happy

It is indeed difficult to make a list... Especially after yours Laughing
As I said, I didn't make one because it would look like the same list with some changes and I'm not sure it is very interesting to know what choices we have together and what choices are different.
It's true in a Brand versus another brand discussion, there is a lot of points we could discuss. Accuracy, personality, finition, quality and style of painting, range and prices Wink
I guess a difference is also a matter of age. SCHLEICH was a very innovative brand in the last 1990's and the early 2000's with models not or rarely seen before, for example on their dinos and prehistoric lines, with their birds of prey...
PAPO was a very innovative brand a few years later, bringing the quality standart higher with their dinos, big cats, reptiles... It was a great change then in the Animal figurines world. I remember the first time I saw PAPO and SCHLEICH display in a shop at Lille drunken Just had a look at the hippos or crocs and you knew that something had changed cheers
Now, SCHLEICH and PAPO have also common points, for example they were in the Sleepy brands camp in 2012 Sleep Sleep while COLLECTA and MOJO was working hard about new species and new standarts of quality.
Next thing... I need both PAPO and SCHLEICH, I hope they will wake up in 2013 Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:08 am

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Ana, I lost your comment! Sleep
I thought a little before making the list, not because I had a lot of doubts about the choices, but because it is not always confortable to make it on a forum. We can find many collectors posting here but I was the only who did it. :)
All deers with not palmated antlers are very uninteresting among modern brands. Mainly stags, see how thick are antlers of the retired Schleich red deer, white tails from Schleich and Mojo, etc, etc. rendeer
The Papo is better on this little point, the figure is very proud looking, but when I see it in pictures it doesn't look real, maybe painting, legs, I can't explain, I also don't know it personally and my comments couldn't be fair.
I also forget that when comparing brands the only points of interest are not the accuracy of the figures. Diversity of species, manufacturing of the figures, are also 2 very important points, among others. study
Papo is not very good in both aspects, Schleich is also not rich in diversity but more interesting in manufacturing quality. I hope the last year disaster was a mistake and that Schleich returns to good manofacturing of previous years. Very Happy

Roger, I cannot imagine you have had, or will have, any problems with other collectors if you stick to criticizing the figurines or the brand itself. It is when you use the brand to criticize the people who collect it that I get annoyed.

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:16 pm

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Ana, I lost your comment! Sleep
I thought a little before making the list, not because I had a lot of doubts about the choices, but because it is not always confortable to make it on a forum. We can find many collectors posting here but I was the only who did it. :)
All deers with not palmated antlers are very uninteresting among modern brands. Mainly stags, see how thick are antlers of the retired Schleich red deer, white tails from Schleich and Mojo, etc, etc. rendeer
The Papo is better on this little point, the figure is very proud looking, but when I see it in pictures it doesn't look real, maybe painting, legs, I can't explain, I also don't know it personally and my comments couldn't be fair.
I also forget that when comparing brands the only points of interest are not the accuracy of the figures. Diversity of species, manufacturing of the figures, are also 2 very important points, among others. study
Papo is not very good in both aspects, Schleich is also not rich in diversity but more interesting in manufacturing quality. I hope the last year disaster was a mistake and that Schleich returns to good manofacturing of previous years. Very Happy

Roger, I cannot imagine you have had, or will have, any problems with other collectors if you stick to criticizing the figurines or the brand itself. It is when you use the brand to criticize the people who collect it that I get annoyed.


Phil, after reading your kind pm, what is really annoying and disappointing is to see your insistence with this kind of comments. I haven't criticized any collector. That's a sterile conversation and not opportune at all. Please, when you think I'm doing it, send me a pm, I'm a open minded person and I can recognize easily my faults. :)
Take this example, after reading your comment, it looks, on my comment you're quoting, that I'm criticizing all collectors. When actually I'm criticizing myself. I know you also want the best for the forum, what eventually explains your superprotector behaviour, so don't make a storm in a glass of water. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:53 pm

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OK, here goes my contribution, only wild life and species available in 2012.
Tomorrow I can change my choices! Laughing

Red deers, none

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I think I like old red deer by Scheich and also current red deer by Papo What a Face What is wrong with them? Shocked Suspect Wink


Ana, I lost your comment! Sleep
I thought a little before making the list, not because I had a lot of doubts about the choices, but because it is not always confortable to make it on a forum. We can find many collectors posting here but I was the only who did it. :)
All deers with not palmated antlers are very uninteresting among modern brands. Mainly stags, see how thick are antlers of the retired Schleich red deer, white tails from Schleich and Mojo, etc, etc. rendeer
The Papo is better on this little point, the figure is very proud looking, but when I see it in pictures it doesn't look real, maybe painting, legs, I can't explain, I also don't know it personally and my comments couldn't be fair.


Oh I see, thank You for coming back to my comment. I like Your list, it's interesting to read and also I agree in many things Very Happy

For me too thick antlers not really destroying all the look of figure. They disturb but only a little bit, not very much. I like very much the head of older red deer by Schleich, it is very well sculpted. Papo one is on my wishlist also. I guess thinner antlers would be just very difficult in producing in plastic. In case of Papo, he has something special in him, maybe not 100% realism but lot of charm and character. rendeer

I'm not a fan of newer Schleich stag though, it looks very plain and texture is giving him quite plushy look. It's surprising they did such a deer after excellent roe deer family I love you

I would love to see white tailed deer family by Schleich in the same quality level as their roe deer. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:39 pm

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Ana, I lost your comment! Sleep
I thought a little before making the list, not because I had a lot of doubts about the choices, but because it is not always confortable to make it on a forum. We can find many collectors posting here but I was the only who did it. :)
All deers with not palmated antlers are very uninteresting among modern brands. Mainly stags, see how thick are antlers of the retired Schleich red deer, white tails from Schleich and Mojo, etc, etc. rendeer
The Papo is better on this little point, the figure is very proud looking, but when I see it in pictures it doesn't look real, maybe painting, legs, I can't explain, I also don't know it personally and my comments couldn't be fair.
I also forget that when comparing brands the only points of interest are not the accuracy of the figures. Diversity of species, manufacturing of the figures, are also 2 very important points, among others. study
Papo is not very good in both aspects, Schleich is also not rich in diversity but more interesting in manufacturing quality. I hope the last year disaster was a mistake and that Schleich returns to good manofacturing of previous years. Very Happy

Roger, I cannot imagine you have had, or will have, any problems with other collectors if you stick to criticizing the figurines or the brand itself. It is when you use the brand to criticize the people who collect it that I get annoyed.


Phil, after reading your kind pm, what is really annoying and disappointing is to see your insistence with this kind of comments. I haven't criticized any collector. That's a sterile conversation and not opportune at all. Please, when you think I'm doing it, send me a pm, I'm a open minded person and I can recognize easily my faults. :)
Take this example, after reading your comment, it looks, on my comment you're quoting, that I'm criticizing all collectors. When actually I'm criticizing myself. I know you also want the best for the forum, what eventually explains your superprotector behaviour, so don't make a storm in a glass of water. Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:56 pm

I don't know why I'm getting involved--I know I'll regret it.

Phil, I say this kindly, but for the life of me, I honestly could not work out where Roger was supposedly criticizing forum members for liking a brand. I think it's possible you misunderstood. (But I accept that it may be I who is misunderstanding.)

More importantly, however, I do wish members would handle this level of criticism privately. Disagreement in the public forum is of course fine--even fun sometimes. But when it becomes slightly mean-spirited, it feels very much out of place in a forum that is most noteworthy, to my mind, for its warmth and kindness. I like coming here in part because I don't have to worry about getting flamed.

Both of you are great contributors to this forum. I hope we can aim for kinder and more charitable comments.

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:31 am

Papo for me. I didn't grow up with Schleich so I don't have any nostalgia for them. Schleich dinosaurs don't really do anything for me, but they have made a couple of hits here and there (their Parasaurolophus and Quetzalcoatlus were good figures) Schleich dinosaurs generally have very good details but their sculpting and anatomy often puts me off...and many of them tend to look deformed and not like a living animal at all.

On the other hand, I have nearly every single Papo dino they've released. I like their detail and how life-like they are. Yes, they do have scientific errors, but they are still believable as living animals.
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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:30 pm

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I don't know why I'm getting involved--I know I'll regret it.

Phil, I say this kindly, but for the life of me, I honestly could not work out where Roger was supposedly criticizing forum members for liking a brand. I think it's possible you misunderstood. (But I accept that it may be I who is misunderstanding.)

More importantly, however, I do wish members would handle this level of criticism privately. Disagreement in the public forum is of course fine--even fun sometimes. But when it becomes slightly mean-spirited, it feels very much out of place in a forum that is most noteworthy, to my mind, for its warmth and kindness. I like coming here in part because I don't have to worry about getting flamed.

Both of you are great contributors to this forum. I hope we can aim for kinder and more charitable comments.


Scott, I welcome your involvement, but the "situation" I was referring to happened recently in another section. When faced with my response to his statement, Roger never responded directly, but was making an oblique reference to that discussion here.

If you don't know what a specific discussion is referencing, maybe you should make an effort to discover that before you offer up your own criticisms of the actor(s) involved.

I simply resent Roger's comments over time belittling not Schleich, but those who have chosen to collect that brand. If someone else does this, then I will respond in kind, in public, just as the original posted did. If you have a problem with that, too bad... exclamation

By the way, in case you haven't realized it yet, I responded to Roger's last comment here with humor, and he very politely declined to make any further comment. By now bringing this up again, you have almost guaranteed that there will be further exchanges referencing this discussion, although I'm sure that they will be within the bounds of what is reasonable. Congratulations, you've managed to breathe life back into this dispute, so if it should continue, please don't come back again and pontificate any further, because now YOUR fingerprints are also on it... cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:38 pm

I guess it would be better for everybody to come back to the topic debate : PAPO vs SCHLEICH Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:51 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:20 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:51 am

Its tough to choose because both are so different. Schleich has a simplistic and charming look (I do not know to explain it but the figures just seem so cute but in a good way! Very Happy ). Papo has more of a realistic/lively sculpt(s), even though the dinosaurs are inaccurate, just looking at them it seems like they're alive (look at the allosaurus for example Shocked ). But if I had to choose one, it would have to be Schleich because of its charm. Although I do have to note, that Schleich hasn't been impressing me lately (maybe because lack of sea life) but hopefully my faith will be restored in 2013!
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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:12 am

Phil, my apologies. It sounds like I did misunderstand the context of the remarks I read. My comments were out of place. It was certainly not my intention to stir things up and I very much hope that we can all put it to the side and move forward in a friendly way. I am very sorry for mischaracterizing the situation.

Putting that aside and turning back to the main topic of the thread, I really agree with Kevin (K907): It is very tough to choose between Papo and Schleich for the reasons he mentioned. I think that describing Schleich's look as simplistic and charming is apt. Their best figures are stylizing, but so elegant. (I'm thinking of the Wisent, the Oryx, and the Hyena, for example.) Another good example is the African Cape Buffalo. I remember hearing many criticize this figure. And as much as I like the Papo Cape Buffalo and I think it is likely more realistic, the Schleich is such a lovely, elegant figure. It just catches my eye.

Very hard choice.

That said, the Papo Tigers are just awesome and put the Schleich tigers to shame. Differences like that are too obvious to ignore.



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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:30 am

I like very much the SCHLEICH kudu and Cape buffalo, I made walkaround about them for this reason. I'm not very addicted to SCHLEICH but those models are IMHO some of their best, at last SCHLEICH made not chubby, not too big head models and I appreciate a lot Sad(o)): It is the same for the new gorilla family Wink
Nevertheless, PAPO kudu (despite the twin horns), PAPO Cape buffalo(despite odd teeth), PAPO gorilla have a lot of personality and it is the PAPO strength.
On the other hand, SCHLEICH new elephants have a lot of details, an excellent finish and more personnality than average SCHLEICH but they have chubby heads and are too odd for me. PAPO elephants are more accurate, especially the body proportions, but are less detailed and have weaker personalities.
Indeed it is good to have different brands, especially since so many different collectors are existing Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:52 am

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Phil, my apologies. It sounds like I did misunderstand the context of the remarks I read. My comments were out of place. It was certainly not my intention to stir things up and I very much hope that we can all put it to the side and move forward in a friendly way. I am very sorry for mischaracterizing the situation.

Scott, absolutely no need to offer any apology. You're a good egg. My apologies if anyone was annoyed by any of this.
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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:23 pm

I only collect horses, and in my opinion, Schleich is better. I completely agree with Susanne Papo horses have more personality, but I like to collect realistic horses. Papo is getting better and better each year but... those muzzles are... ugly. Sorry, Susanne, but the muzzles of Papo horses are the most reason why I don´t like them xD

However, Schleich is becoming a cute-horse maker, so I don´t know if I will continue thinking the same in a while.

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:14 am

Sylvia, -yes, it would be horrible if all people liked the same Laughing

We would have no art or litterature or or arkitecture or music or...what a gastly thought Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:55 am

I really love the older generations of Schleich horses. My favorite generation is the set that includes the Thoroughbred (13273), the retired Arabian Stallion (13248), the retired Quarter Horse, and the Chestnut Mare (13253). But I also really liked the newer Quarter Horse (13650) and the Andalusian Stallion (13607), which I think of as part of the same generation. The recent Schleich horses have, for me as well, been really disappointing. I've collected none of them except the Haflinger Foal.

I have to admit though, I really like how different the various brands of horses are. Horse figures are often very stylized and different companies seem to develop (whether intentionally or not) different styles. It's interesting.

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:42 am

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I have to admit though, I really like how different the various brands of horses are. Horse figures are often very stylized and different companies seem to develop (whether intentionally or not) different styles. It's interesting.


VERY well said Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)):

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:26 pm

big cats-papo
hippo-mojo fun and papo
black rhino-schleich
white rhino-mojo fun
lynx-collectA
antelopes-collectA
african elephants-schleich
asian elephant-collectA
zebras-schleich
polar bear-papo and mojo fun
chimpanzee-collectA
gorilla-papo
crocodile-papo
jaguar-schleich
giraffe-schleich
orangutan-none
african cape buffalo-papo and schleich
kudu-papo and schleich
puma-mojo fun
white tailed deer-mojo fun
red deer-schleich
moose-mojo fun
horses-schleich
cows-schleich
cats-schleich
dogs-schleich
wolf-papo,schleich and mojo fun
penguin-schleich
waterfowl-schleich
birds of prey-schleich
ostrich-collectA
monkey-none
sea life-safari ltd

so there any agrees on all the brands against eachother in my opinion i cant believe no bullyland votes
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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:35 pm

Schleich for me!!!
Have a lot of beautiful figures and realistic ones Cool Papo have models with a lot of details too but I prefer schleich.

For me the papo animal are amazing but schleich too.
The fantasy figures and knights schleich.
Humans schleich

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:14 pm

Of course Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:08 am

T4, your list is very interesting, it doesn't matter if I agree or not, what is interesting is your effort to make choices in an unpartial way. I am sure that every single collector of this forum would make a different list as long as the choices were the best figures and not just the favorite brands. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:16 am

Schleich wins hands down.
But that is just my personal view.
Papo lovers please don't kill me Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:45 am

@ High Tyto Mira: Killing someone, even a Schleich addict , is not really a PAPO lover tradition. Laughing
And I can't remember any PAPO lover here Suspect I know several Animal toy collectors and some "SCHLEICH only" collectors... Wink

@ Everyone else: Ladies and gentlemen, this topic is a debate... It began nearly two years ago and it would be good to read it before posting. A debate means posting arguments, ideas and explanations. It is not a battlefield and you don't need to choose a side but only to debate !

@ Alvaro: So you think SCHLEICH are realistic. All the SCHLEICH ? Or which ones ? Could you explain why you think so ?

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:13 am

It was Papo that drew me into collecting 'new' animal figures. When I first saw their lioness with cub I was immediately hooked! Very Happy

At the same time as buying this figure I bought Papo's male white tiger, puma and leopard. An instant collection! Laughing

Recently added two of Papo's meerkat poses. Must get the third one!

I really like Schleich's female husky but find most of Schleich's offerings too toy like with cute and cuddly features. But I understand that collectors like the "Schleich" look.

One last thing in Papo's favour is their poses. In some ways they are as good as the classic poses from Elastolin and Lineol but MUCH cheaper. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:32 pm

I'm a big fan of both Papo and Schleich.

Sure, I do have a lot more Schleich figures in my collection than Papo ones - but that's easily explained because I've been collecting figures for over two decades, well before Papo figures were available. And another reason is that in its infancy, Papo didn't make very nice figures, plus Papo figures are not easy to find in my area. That explains why I have a lot more Schleichs than Papos.

But now that the quality of Papo figures has improved, I've been collecting their new figures more regularly.

Basically, my personal collector's creed is that as long as a figure is realistic and that I like it, and that it is of compatible size with the others I already have, I'll buy it, no matter the brand.

I also love Safari figures, for instance, but I have only a few because, again, they're impossible to find here and shipping costs/customs taxes if ordering them from abroad are a pain in the neck.

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:00 am

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as long as a figure is realistic and that I like it, and that it is of compatible size with the others I already have, I'll buy it, no matter the brand.

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:40 am

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as long as a figure is realistic and that I like it, and that it is of compatible size with the others I already have, I'll buy it, no matter the brand.

Amen!

I agree Cool

But talking about Papo towards Schleich... According to my impression so far, Papo really have some strong points, where they beat Schleich, like their big cats with wonderful sculpts and realistic looks, where others of their animals can seem to mix in sculpting quality.
Schleich have like a very consistent quality. You kind of know what you get, and you can count on Schleich.... Well, maybe until now 2013 with some quality reduction of the Chinese models pale
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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:04 am

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@ High Tyto Mira: Killing someone, even a Schleich addict , is not really a PAPO lover tradition. Laughing
And I can't remember any PAPO lover here Suspect I know several Animal toy collectors and some "SCHLEICH only" collectors... Wink

@ Everyone else: Ladies and gentlemen, this topic is a debate... It began nearly two years ago and it would be good to read it before posting. A debate means posting arguments, ideas and explanations. It is not a battlefield and you don't need to choose a side but only to debate !

@ Alvaro: So you think SCHLEICH are realistic. All the SCHLEICH ? Or which ones ? Could you explain why you think so ?

So, someone who collects Schleich is an "addict" but someone who collects another brand is a "lover"...? Excuse me, Ma'am, but your slip is showing... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:16 am

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@ High Tyto Mira: Killing someone, even a Schleich addict , is not really a PAPO lover tradition. Laughing
And I can't remember any PAPO lover here Suspect I know several Animal toy collectors and some "SCHLEICH only" collectors... Wink

@ Everyone else: Ladies and gentlemen, this topic is a debate... It began nearly two years ago and it would be good to read it before posting. A debate means posting arguments, ideas and explanations. It is not a battlefield and you don't need to choose a side but only to debate !

@ Alvaro: So you think SCHLEICH are realistic. All the SCHLEICH ? Or which ones ? Could you explain why you think so ?

So, someone who collects Schleich is an "addict" but someone who collects another brand is a "lover"...? Excuse me, Ma'am, but your slip is showing... Very Happy

I'm afraid... Yes What a Face tongue SCHLEICH is the only brand with supporters, or addicted, who write SCHLEICH is better and more realistic because SCHLEICH is better an more realistic. Maybe I'm wrong but I can't find such a worship for the other brands. I guess I have no slip problems since I don't support any of these brands. And I still think a cat is cat and a dog is a dog, even if a dog is not superior to a cat Laughing
Now, there is not "only" SCHLEICH addicts, there is also SCHLEICH collectors Wink and I can see the difference, at least I hope Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:06 pm

Well I am a schleich collecter and think it is supreme to all others, I once bought the papo lion but returned it and switched it with an schleich elephant the old asian male. I have to admit the fantasie creatures of papo are awesome made up but the quality of papo isn't that great in my eyes and schleich is
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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:24 pm

I love Papo, but Schleich have lot of very nice figurines Wink 
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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:29 pm

Well , Schleich is one of the bigs but that's why i can't understand things like this  .. .

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:44 pm

In some cases Schleich seems like cartoons , specially in big cats collection


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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:54 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:32 am

I like both brands, I couldn't really pick one. I like CollectA and Safari LTD too,some are better than others with all four brands.

Mojo i'm kinda ehhh about. I used to think Schleich was the best brand but now a days Papo and CollectA surpass them with some animals/details. It really depends on what model/animal it is.

I like the current style of Schleich's Wildcats because they are somewhat realistic,but also cutesy.

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:22 am

I prefer Papo, the most figures looks alive, the only thing that I don't like is the paintjob, it looks everytime too different of the catalogue pictures (negative).
Schleich looks not really realistic and I don't like the most of the new figures...
Papo win this battle, for me

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