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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu 11 Oct - 6:30

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 11 Oct - 8:52

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu 11 Oct - 20:23

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 12 Oct - 9:14

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 13 Oct - 2:55

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 13 Oct - 7:42

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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 20 Jan - 20:26

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 20 Jan - 20:35

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 20 Jan - 21:14

Of course Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Mon 21 Jan - 0:08

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 21 Jan - 6:16

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 21 Jan - 6:45

@ 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   Tue 5 Feb - 23:13

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 8 Feb - 22:32

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 9 Feb - 4:00

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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 10 Feb - 9:40

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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 11 Feb - 7:04

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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 11 Feb - 7:16

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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 23 Feb - 12:06

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 23 Feb - 12:24

I love Papo, but Schleich have lot of very nice figurines Wink 
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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sat 1 Mar - 20:29

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 1 Mar - 20:44

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


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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sat 1 Mar - 20:54

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Sun 9 Mar - 0:32

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 9 Mar - 9:22

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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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu 20 Mar - 23:03

Schleich has better horses and other farm animals. Papo has better big cats. They both have awesome dinosaurs. It's hard to pick.

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu 27 Mar - 21:58

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

Fully agree with your first two points. Realistic seems to be subjective. Personally, I don’t find many new products realistic. If you don’t like a figure why are you buying it? Maybe the reason is you want an example of everything a certain company makes?

As for compatibility Schleich and Papo unfortunately don’t make their products in one scale across their ranges. Scale is number one regarding compatibility for me. However, it doesn’t prevent me from buying a model if I like it!

Shame neither Papo nor Schleich have any of their animal figures in what is for me the traditional 1:32nd scale.

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Fri 18 Apr - 8:59

I started with Schleich..a few horses, i found them beautiful and i still believe they are the best on the market.Then i discovered Papo, as written before Papo big cats are really wonderful..now i discovered Collecta (am i off topic?)..and i love the choice of portraying unusual animals.I too find that Scleich is slowly improving but they are not very realistic.Their target are the babies with n o great anatomical knowledge of the beast portrayed.I come from the world of toy soldier collecting and there too are these distinctions..there is the mainstream brand producing toy like soldiers (by the way is a hobby a "little more" costly)..there's the in between brand and there's the brand producing little oeuvres' d'art..well i don't know if you are acquainted with Toy soldiers brands, but for me King & Country is Schleich, William Britain is Papo and First legion is Collecta (by the way i don't like their horses and cats..:)..
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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Fri 18 Apr - 13:52

As a specie collector i only can say that Schleich have more not common species for me as Papo but both brands have very nice figurines  sunny sunny sunny 

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Fri 18 Apr - 14:09

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As a specie collector i only can say that Schleich have more not common species for me as Papo but both brands have very nice figurines  sunny sunny sunny 
I'm Agree  What a Face   cheers cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Fri 18 Apr - 14:18

Schleich cute and cuddly:

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Fri 18 Apr - 14:42

Great pics! Love the second one cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Fri 18 Apr - 17:47

Awesome photos Chris! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Fri 18 Apr - 17:56

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Great pics! Love the second one cheers 

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Awesome photos Chris! Very Happy

Many thanks Jonas and 4U. Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Fri 24 Oct - 17:06

Schleich's Jaguar is vastly more realistic than Papo's Jaguar. Papo's Jaguar almost looks like a Leopard. It's tale is way to long and its jaw shape is incorrect. The Schleich Jaguar is perfect in these aeas.
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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu 19 May - 5:21

In my opinion, Papo is better than Schleich in sculpting quality but Schleich nailed it better in painting quality. So, if you want animal figurine in realistic way, go find Papo.
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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Thu 19 May - 6:16

My reactions to the news from this year may illustrate :
The surprise that the Papo badger was not very good, versus my surprise that the cheetas from Schleich were good lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Tue 24 May - 13:38

First, let me say that I KNOW that this is a forum for ANIMAL collectors.... but you all seem to be knowledgeable and I thought you might be able to help me out. While I do have some of the animals (mainly for my kids), I personally lean towards medieval figures (knights, not dragons and wizards). While I liked the old World of Knights figures, the new direction Schleich has taken doesn't do much for me. Yes, the Wyvern rider is cool, but he hardly fits in with a bunch of French Knights Razz I've seen Papo's knights and I've never really been impressed. The "mutant" line of warriors looked cool in the brochure but have failed to impress me in person. So, have any of you run across a line of KNIGHT figures that are as good (or preferably better) than the old Schleich line without breaking the bank? I've found a few cool looking knights but I just don't want to drop $50 per figure. (and an on topic quest... who has the best Moose and Sea Turtle? My wife is a fan of both of those). Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Tue 24 May - 14:45

Hi, Menicus, wellcome here Very Happy

I do not know the first thing about knoght models. But I have some of the Papo historical models, and they are fantastic .

Uhh, the best moose and sea turtles, - that is a question of taste.
Some of the Japanese brands make magnificent sea creatures, but many are extremely fragile, and they aren't cheap if you include shipping.

About moose, I love the one from Bullyland [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and the new, huge one from Safari is great, if you don't find it too big. If you look at out Toyanimal-wiki , you can see there are many, but a lot are long retired and hard to find [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] . If you point on a picture, a blue text appears, and if you click on it, you can read a little more about each model   rendeer  study

There are many kinds of sea tutles, - your wife can take a look on "TAI" [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] to see more about them too Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Wed 25 May - 1:25

Thanks... researching :) We keep travelling to "moose" country and she never sees one so I was going to get one as kind of a joke and then take pics of it with her camera when she's not paying attention :)
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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Wed 25 May - 1:27

Thanks... researching :)   We keep travelling to "moose" country and she never sees one so I was going to get one as kind of a joke and then take pics of it with her camera when she's not paying attention :)

*edit* just got done looking at that Bullyland young sea turtle and it is great. Never heard of them before but I'm checking their stuff out :)
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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Wed 25 May - 7:17

Moose are so impressive ! They are enormous Shocked
Perhaps you can trigger off the collector's gene in your wife ? Laughing

I hope you can find that sea turtle, it is ever so cute Very Happy
Bullyland is not easy to find outside Europe, I think, but perhaps in Canada ?

Please let us know what you find Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Tue 31 May - 19:24

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My other real problem(besides keeping them all on one scale) is that there IS SO MUCH COPYCATTING!
It's fine for each company to make the same animal, but make it in a TOTALLY different position! They're so transparent in their approach!

You can say that again! That is the main reason why I don't like Schleich and Papo that much: THEY TEND TOO MUCH TO COPY OTHER MANUFACTURERS. When do you see Schleich or Papo release a figure of a totally unknown species? HARDLY EVER. Consider the following:

- In 2008, Safari ltd released a Carnotaurus. A few years later, Schleich and Papo each released a Carnotaurus.
- In 2007 or so, Bullyland re-releassed its prehistoric animals for the joy of collectors, including their Archéoptéryx and Whooly Rhino. A few years later, Papo released an Archéoptéryx and a Whooly Rhino.
- In 2006 or so, Safari ltd released a Kentrosaurus. Last year, Schleich released a Kentrosaurus.
- A few years back, Safari ltd released a Tapejara. Guess what Papo released later: a Tapejara!

See what I mean? Schleich and Papo lets Safari ltd and Bullyland do the hard work of trying to sell new animals on the market. And when those animals meet success, Papo and Schleich copy them! Bleah...
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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Wed 1 Jun - 0:46

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My other real problem(besides keeping them all on one scale) is that there IS SO MUCH COPYCATTING!
It's fine for each company to make the same animal, but make it in a TOTALLY different position! They're so transparent in their approach!

You can say that again! That is the main reason why I don't like Schleich and Papo that much: THEY TEND TOO MUCH TO COPY OTHER MANUFACTURERS. When do you see Schleich or Papo release a figure of a totally unknown species? HARDLY EVER. Consider the following:

- In 2008, Safari ltd released a Carnotaurus. A few years later, Schleich and Papo each released a Carnotaurus.
- In 2007 or so, Bullyland re-releassed its prehistoric animals for the joy of collectors, including their Archéoptéryx and Whooly Rhino. A few years later, Papo released an Archéoptéryx and a Whooly Rhino.
- In 2006 or so, Safari ltd released a Kentrosaurus. Last year, Schleich released a Kentrosaurus.
- A few years back, Safari ltd released a Tapejara. Guess what Papo released later: a Tapejara!

See what I mean? Schleich and Papo lets Safari ltd and Bullyland do the hard work of trying to sell new animals on the market. And when those animals meet success, Papo and Schleich copy them! Bleah...

And why not ..?!?

I think it`s nothing wrong with that... It is normal and it is also the right way for a company, finding way to be a successfull.
To make and sell this what people like.
Otherwise, with your logic, we have to expect from Papo to make what... aliens ?!? Very Happy  (of course I`m just kidding in a friendly way Wink )

Papo is a younger company then Safari or Bullyland .
In the world, this is called : competition.
When the first smartphone was made from one company, after that many other companies also start to make smartphones.
Do we blame them ..? No :)

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Wed 1 Jun - 6:54

Yes ! Competition, and the main reason for development . Your example with the smartphone is very good, Kosta Very Happy

Still it is a very interesting list there, BW ! Thankyou Applause



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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Wed 1 Jun - 11:03

They all have their own style, so it is not completely copycatting in my opinion.
Of course they make the same animal, but if that animal is doing good on the market, it is not more than a logical step for others to follow. It is us, the customers/collectors to make the difference.
For instance, you decide which one you think is best and to buy that one. Or from a standard few, buy only Safari and Bullyland. Of course we want to see as much animals in model form as possible, so we tent to get a bit frustrated if an other brand does make the same animal a few years after.

To get back on the topic: Papo or Schleich. I go with Papo, but with the old Schleich Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Wed 1 Jun - 12:35

There are only so many animals to go around... and obviously it would be very hard for any company to do both an elephant and a mouse in scale to one another Razz That being said, I'm a fan of whoever can be the most realistic AND in "relative" scale. Looks like mix and match may be the best way to go :)
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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Wed 1 Jun - 13:04

My opinion is exactly in the middle of Kosta's and Valerie's opinions. Competeition is fulcral as well as good sales, if a company is not selling, there's no brand, there's no toys. So, much better two wooly rhinos than zero.
Though, I always believe that brands could be more immaginative without risking too much.
Bully released a wooly rhino, the most popular prehistoric rhino and the one that warrants bigger sales. Papo love the idea and introduces another prehistoric rhino in their range. Nothing wrong, but why another wooly rhino?
For example, Papo could release an elasmotherium instead, the common customer, would feel the same enthusiasm with an elasmotherium as with a wooly rhino. So, sales could result similar. OK, distributors don't like the elasmotherium idea once it is a strange thing. Easy, the same way as toy companies don't use the name coelodonta to wooly rhinos, they could also call the elasmotherium as a giant rhinoceros, a very appealing name that is often used to this creature. Here is an unusual species that in my opinion could easily be as successful as a wooly rhino.

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Wed 10 Aug - 15:23

Honestly... I like them both! Very Happy But I agree that sometimes they should expand their species range. That´s what I liked seeing about Schleich´s range this year: they gave us some obscure prehistoric species. I can only hope they keep it up instead of releasing species that are too well known. I mean, there´s nothing, and I mean NOTHING, wrong with the T-Rex, the Triceratops or the Velociraptor, but there were more dinosaurs besides those! lol! No need to only release them.

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PostSubject: Re: Debate: Papo vs. Schleich   Fri 26 Aug - 0:04

Both have good figures, some more, some less.

Horses: Schleich
Wild and forest animals: Schleich
Big cats: Papo
Dinosaurs: Both
Dogs: Schleich
Small cats: Both
Fantasy: Both
Knights: Both
Humans: Both

Let's see, which brand will bring an Uintatherium(or Eobasileus).

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