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PostSubject: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:39 pm

I was looking over my flock thinking about the "your favorite Schliech" question, and why I like some better than others and why I hate some sheep figures outright and won't own them, and I realized a lot of my reaction to a sheep figure depends on the nostrils.

I realized it really, really bugs me when sheep are portrayed with round nostrils. I don't care how great the rest of the piece is, if they mess up the nostrils, I'm not going to like it. So as well sculpted as the CollectA lambs are in general, I don't like them nearly as well as cheap Hong Kong figures with correct nostrils. I own them, but I don't love them.
But I hate H.A.T.E. sheep figures made with a button nose like a dog. I don't have a single piece in my collection with a button nose. I've seen sheep that are otherwise fantastic, but it has a button nose and I refuse to buy it. And then there are the hordes of awful, vomitously "cute" button-nosed things made for baby's nurseries in the 50s and 60s. affraid I want to smash them on sight.


Then i started wondering, does everyone else zero in on one part of their fav animal?

So question : Is there an anatomical detail of your favorite animal that is critical to how well you like a piece, so that even if the figure is otherwise perfect, if that detail is wrong, you won't like the piece as well?
Or am i just a freak, obsessed with sheep nostrils? tongue

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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:40 pm

I like very detailed animals, and so i dont like non realistic animals.

I also dont like the Kaiyodo puzzles ( i think at a butcher) but i very like the Kaiyodo animals, they dont are puzzles. I know, the puzzles looks also good, but i dont like it. Not only Kaiyodo, all famous asian brands make puzzles and good animals.


I also dont like the big version of animals. I have a Aye-Aye (looks not good), thats bigger than a whale.
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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:03 pm

I don't mind when body proportions are a tiny bit off (as long as it's not much visible at first glance), I can accept it. But I won't buy a model which has messed up head anatomy. That's why I've decided recently not too collect Schleich horses anymore, I've seen many of them live recently and I was discouraged to vast majority of them just because I've noticed many not-so-minor flaws in their head anatomy. No The same with Schleich tigers - what the hell is that supposed to be? Their heads are just awful. Evil or Very Mad

I'm also extremely choosy as far as unicorns are concerned. I know they are fantasy creatures (they are my favourite mythical/fantasy creatures, in fact), not real ones, but I can't stand a unicorn which looks like a horse with a horn on its forehead. And, what's even worse, sparkling and pink-coloured! Shocked My favourite image of unicorn is very close to heraldic one - looking rather fragile, somewhere between a horse and a deer, white, with a lion-like tail, cloven hooves and a goat-beard, not to forget a horn.

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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:51 pm

@widukind wrote:
I like very detailed animals, and so i dont like non realistic animals.

I also dont like the Kaiyodo puzzles ( i think at a butcher) but i very like the Kaiyodo animals, they dont are puzzles. I know, the puzzles looks also good, but i dont like it. Not only Kaiyodo, all famous asian brands make puzzles and good animals.


I also dont like the big version of animals. I have a Aye-Aye (looks not good), thats bigger than a whale.
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Please, Andreas, can You explain what You mean as Kaiyodo "non-puzzle" animals? AFAIK almost all Kaiyodo plastic animals are some kind of "puzzles" :)
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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:06 pm

Mangalarga wrote:
And, what's even worse, sparkling and pink-coloured!

lol! I totally agree!

my favorite unicorn picture, ever:

by L. Leslie Brooke

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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:29 pm


Please, Andreas, can You explain what You mean as Kaiyodo "non-puzzle" animals? AFAIK almost all Kaiyodo plastic animals are some kind of "puzzles" :)[/quote]


I mean the series Aquatales, Zoorasia and Birdtales. The animals are very small (but this it what i like) and in one piece (mostly). I think also the museum bongo is not a puzzle. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:55 pm

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I mean the series Aquatales, Zoorasia and Birdtales. The animals are very small (but this it what i like) and in one piece (mostly). I think also the museum bongo is not a puzzle. Very Happy

I have some figures from Zoorasia and Birdtales series and none from these are one piece figure (but some are really masterpieces). Not sure with Kaiyodo Horico Penguin's Lunch... Museum bongo is very nice one but probably *resin* figure (not sure here as I saw this one only on photos).
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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:03 pm

Nekkid broken-wristed Velociraptors with heads the wrong shape... Rolling Eyes Some, like the brown Wild Safari one, are at least well sculpted. Most, however, are not.
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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:05 pm

I have some figures from Zoorasia and Birdtales series and none from these are one piece figure (but some are really masterpieces). Not sure with Kaiyodo Horico Penguin's Lunch... Museum bongo is very nice one but probably *resin* figure (not sure here as I saw this one only on photos).[/quote]


I mean the animals self, not with the rest. And all my (only) animals are not a puzzle. But i have not all.
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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:33 pm

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I mean the animals self, not with the rest. And all my (only) animals are not a puzzle. But i have not all.

I was curious because I have no catalogue from Kaiyodo (my most figures from Kaiyodo are Chocoegg or Shogakukan figures, "puzzles" with no exception). I like realistic figures and most of Kaiyodo "puzzles" are acceptable for me from this point of view. Especially Kaiyodo birds are nice - very small but good shaped and detailed, see for example Kaiyodo European kestrels or Shogakukan ptarmigan...





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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:48 am

I don`t so much look at details in a figuere ( the reason perhaps that I grew up with Reisler scratch ).

I like a figuere to have ballance and a position that is natural for it. A figuere that seems to be "alive" is my favourite.
Ohh, it is hard to explain, it has to have "it" Laughing

Sumos "not" is a good example, - it looks as if it is going to drop dead any moment, it is really a good example of a "not" Laughing

Some very good examples of very un-realistic figueres that have what I like, are many of the old Classics from Schleich. AND the bendies, of course Rolling Eyes

Here is one of my favourites that has "it, but is really, really not-realistic Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:25 am


Some very good examples of very un-realistic figueres that have what I like, are many of the old Classics from Schleich. AND the bendies, of course Rolling Eyes

That is what i dont like and mean with non realistic animals. Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:04 am

Laughing Some like Rembrandt, some like Picasso. Some like Andrew Warhol, - and some like what their grandchildren made Laughing alien
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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:10 am


Jarda, i know, they are really realistic and nice. But nothing for me. The Shogakukan ptarmigan is a puzzle? I have also not a catalogue, but any pics of the series.
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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:52 am

I hate when brands create animals that supposedly stand on 2 legs, but always fall after a while! My Schleich T-Rex never stands on his own! Same for my CollectA Neovenator! It is disturbing!
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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:11 pm

@Wildheart wrote:
I hate when brands create animals that supposedly stand on 2 legs, but always fall after a while! My Schleich T-Rex never stands on his own! Same for my CollectA Neovenator! It is disturbing!

Yes, that is SO irritating ! The T-Rex from Bullyland does the same Mad

Here are some that irritate me, the Papo cremelloes.
I don`t say I hate them, but those eyes are HUMAN eyes What a Face


Also theese have grey hooves. Cremellos have yellow-ish hooves !
They shouldn´t have eyeliner either Laughing
If they make cremelloes, it means that they specificly want to make THAT colour, and then it should be rigth Wink
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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:05 pm

@widukind wrote:

Jarda, i know, they are really realistic and nice. But nothing for me. The Shogakukan ptarmigan is a puzzle? I have also not a catalogue, but any pics of the series.

Yes, Andreas, ptarmigan is "puzzle" as well as other Shogakukan figures from this set. It was my first "puzzle"... :)




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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:20 pm

Oooooh, it is a wonderful birdie I love you I love you cheers
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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:40 pm

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Oooooh, it is a wonderful birdie I love you I love you cheers
Thanks for the pictures flower

Still available on E-Bay (for nice price but high postage):
http://cgi.ebay.com/Japan-Kaiyodo-Detailed-Mini-Figurine-Ptarmigan-/190555117893
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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:02 pm

Aaaarhw, bom the shipping costs Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:24 pm

[quote="jarda"][quote="widukind"]
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Yes, Andreas, ptarmigan is "puzzle" as well as other Shogakukan figures from this set. It was my first "puzzle"... :)

A nice animal!! Really. My error, i think i have the same. But today i see, i have this:

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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:04 am

Making JP clones of every dino.

Using texure stamps for skin textures (example being the Safari Ltd Acrocanthosaurus and Ceratosaurus figures. I won't be buying any more theropods from Safari if they continue to use this amateurish sculptor Evil or Very Mad)

Oversized feet so that the figures stands up (maybe it solves the balance problem but it looks ugly in the end, I'd just prefer the dino to be tripod)
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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:10 am

What really irks me is when texture is wrong, or where it should be symmetrical it isn't. An example of this for me is the new Schleich longhorn bull. As a whole, the figure is pretty good, but the detail is kind of sketchy. The horns bother me because of the texture. They are grooved and streaked like wood. I have been around cows all of my life, and all cattle horns I have seen are very smooth. The nose on the longhorn bull is not very symmetrical either. The nostrils are not even. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:01 am

@widukind wrote:

Jarda, i know, they are really realistic and nice. But nothing for me. The Shogakukan ptarmigan is a puzzle? I have also not a catalogue, but any pics of the series.

Oh, i see i change my mind here Wink

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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:27 pm

I agree with you Andreas. I prefer one piece animal figures or at least if they contain more than one part they are assembled at the factory. As was the case with some Britains animal figures e.g elephants.

Even when a "puzzle" is assembled correctly one can still see the lines where parts meet.

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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:10 pm

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What really irks me is when texture is wrong***. An example of this for me is the new Schleich longhorn bull. As a whole, the figure is pretty good, but the detail is kind of sketchy. The horns bother me because of the texture. They are grooved and streaked like wood. I have been around cows all of my life, and all cattle horns I have seen are very smooth.

TOTALLY agree! If i collected cattle and rhinos, "wooden" horns would be a deal breaker for me. i cannot stand them. I hate the Papo Wooly Rhino for that reason. An otherwise wonderful model ruined by a bizarre error.

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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:50 pm

Why fox is made by 4 pieces? D:
Not the best i've seen...

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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:40 am

@AlopexLagopus wrote:
Why fox is made by 4 pieces? D:
Not the best i've seen...

Because it is the ChocoQ figure and dimensions are limited to fit the Choco capsule Wink But we are little off-topic here...
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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:10 pm

Sorry Laughing
I hope she is not claustrophobic

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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:56 am

I'm also like that Laughing
but it is with horse models... I absolutely Hate when schleich mess up their formation e.g tough, thick head. etc.
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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:18 am

Im not sure if this would count as "They Ruining my favorite figure" but this is a personal problem I have.

one of the things that irk me about figures are paint rubs on select figures. I have been trying to make a clean collection of Safari Dinosaurs, yet, sometimes they arrive in the package with white spots on them(AKA the main plastic color).

I later find myself buying another one just to replace it, because I cant afford the shipping to send it back.

I have been getting mental help for this silly peeve
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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:03 pm

I know this is an old topic, but I find it interesting and hope you don't mind my bringing it back.

My breed/species of choice is Dobermans and I will collect them in almost any size, shape or form. Generally speaking, if you make a realistic or accurate model of this breed, I will love it. However, as I'm sure you may know, this breed has been badly stereotyped in media. The things that ruin Doberman figures for me are listed below.

1. Inaccurate personalities such as Alpha from Up that are reflected in a figure. I never in my life have met an emotionless dobie or one with angry eyes all the time. The real ones have bright, round eyes.

2. Overly muscled much like a Clydesdale horse. The real ones are strong, but also slender and graceful.

3. I don't mind the occasional natural-looking snarling ones, but too much of this isn't good. They can be happy as well.

I realize that most of these problems exist in cartoons rather than in figures, but since it seems like the cartoonish-looking style is becoming more popular amongst toys and I'm concerned that these stereotypes will sneak in. I will say that I do like accurately portrayed cartoon dobies, but these are very rare.

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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:47 pm

Hi everyone, I'm new here.

I love all animals and have a collection of animal figures which has a lot of horses and dogs as they are probably my favourite domestic animals.

It upsets me when they are sculpted so crudely and their legs are in totally unrealistic poses.

CollectA has some lovely horses at the moment though that I would love to own! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:11 am

Welcome here Chappie! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:45 am

Thankyou LeeAnn! Very Happy I love this forum.

The other bugbear of mine, is that horses eyes are not realistic enough.

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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:40 am

Hello and welcome Chappie !!!

I agree, - it is amazing how well painted eyes makes a model much more attrctive Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:52 pm

You think you have to deal with bad mistakes when manufacturers make your favorite animals? Here are the mistakes I HAVE to cope with when it comes to whales figures/pictures

1- Sperm Whales with wrinkles on the throat. Just like Baleanopterids... Shocked
2- Narwhals with a beak. Just like dolphins. Can you imagine? silent
3- Blue whales with a pointy snout. Now THAT is a common one! Even though we know blue whales have a flat, roundish snout... Suspect
4- Blue whales without a flipper on the back. I don't know if blue whales and right whales mate in the wild... scratch
5- Bowhead whales with a flat head. Now where did bowhead whales get their name? study
6- Grey whales with the upper lip smaller than the down lip. Now, what is the main feature of the grey whale's head, again?silent
7- Baleen whales with only one blowhole (nostril). Just like toothed whales. cyclops
8- Black Right whale identified as "Baleana mysticetus". No

See what I mean? Here is what I have to get through when I look for whale figures. But since whale figures are rare themselves, I often have to accept those mistakes...


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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:05 pm

WOW ! You know a lot about whales Shocked cheers


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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:22 pm

@Bowhead Whale wrote:
You think you have to deal with bad mistakes when manufacturers make your favorite animals? Here are the mistakes I HAVE to cope with when it comes to whales figures/pictures

1- Sperm Whales with wrinkles on the throat. Just like Baleanopterids... Shocked
2- Narwhals with a beak. Just like dolphins. Can you imagine? silent
3- Blue whales with a pointy snout. Now THAT is a common one! Even though we know blue whales have a flat, roundish snout... Suspect
4- Blue whales without a flipper on the back. I don't know if blue whales and right whales mate in the wild... scratch
5- Bowhead whales with a flat head. Now where did bowhead whales get their name? study
6- Grey whales with the upper lip bigger than the down lip. Now, what is the main feature of the grey whale's head, again?silent
7- Baleen whales with only one blowhole (nostril). Just like toothed whales. cyclops
8- Black Right whale identified as "Baleana mysticetus". No

See what I mean? Here is what I have to get through when I look for whale figures. But since whale figures are rare themselves, I often have to accept those mistakes...

Hehehe, have seen some terrible whales/dolphins in my life... XD

The one about the Beluga is defiantly a mistake we see very often.
Therefor I only have a few that I really like (the new Papo one for example)
The beak/snout thing is also very notable with orca figures sometimes o.0

At number 4, you mean the little dorsal fin?

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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:09 pm

@NightLioness wrote:
@Bowhead Whale wrote:
You think you have to deal with bad mistakes when manufacturers make your favorite animals? Here are the mistakes I HAVE to cope with when it comes to whales figures/pictures

1- Sperm Whales with wrinkles on the throat. Just like Baleanopterids... Shocked
2- Narwhals with a beak. Just like dolphins. Can you imagine? silent
3- Blue whales with a pointy snout. Now THAT is a common one! Even though we know blue whales have a flat, roundish snout... Suspect
4- Blue whales without a flipper on the back. I don't know if blue whales and right whales mate in the wild... scratch
5- Bowhead whales with a flat head. Now where did bowhead whales get their name? study
6- Grey whales with the upper lip bigger than the down lip. Now, what is the main feature of the grey whale's head, again?silent
7- Baleen whales with only one blowhole (nostril). Just like toothed whales. cyclops
8- Black Right whale identified as "Baleana mysticetus". No

See what I mean? Here is what I have to get through when I look for whale figures. But since whale figures are rare themselves, I often have to accept those mistakes...

Hehehe, have seen some terrible whales/dolphins in my life... XD

The one about the Beluga is defiantly a mistake we see very often.
Therefor I only have a few that I really like (the new Papo one for example)
The beak/snout thing is also very notable with orca figures sometimes o.0

At number 4, you mean the little dorsal fin?

Exactly. Have you ever seen a baleanopterid without a dorsal fin in nature? They are however rather common in whale art...
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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:27 pm

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I don't mind when body proportions are a tiny bit off (as long as it's not much visible at first glance), I can accept it. But I won't buy a model which has messed up head anatomy. That's why I've decided recently not too collect Schleich horses anymore, I've seen many of them live recently and I was discouraged to vast majority of them just because I've noticed many not-so-minor flaws in their head anatomy. No The same with Schleich tigers - what the hell is that supposed to be? Their heads are just awful. Evil or Very Mad

I'm also extremely choosy as far as unicorns are concerned. I know they are fantasy creatures (they are my favourite mythical/fantasy creatures, in fact), not real ones, but I can't stand a unicorn which looks like a horse with a horn on its forehead. And, what's even worse, sparkling and pink-coloured! Shocked My favourite image of unicorn is very close to heraldic one - looking rather fragile, somewhere between a horse and a deer, white, with a lion-like tail, cloven hooves and a goat-beard, not to forget a horn.

I hear you there. When I was a teenager, I used to draw a lot of unicorns and collect unicorns as well. Here are the mistakes I have seen the most often:

1- Unicorns without a femur. In other words, represented with only one articulation on the back legs, just like if this particular articulation was a knee bending backwards (when it actually really is an ankle)...

2- Unicorns without a pastern. In other words, with the hooves directly attached to the carps or the tarses...

3- Unicorns represented lying down, but with the tail attached way above the ground. Now, that is a common one! In nature, when a hoofed animal lies down, the tip of the buttocks usually touches the ground, because they bend their knees; as a result, the tail almost touches the ground as well, the anus being located right Underneath it. But many unicorns (like many horses or deers) are represented, lying down, with the buttocks' tips way above the ground, just like if the fémurs wre attached to the sacrum instead of on the hips, or if the animal didn't have knees at all...

4- Unicorns with ears attached in the temples. In other words, with the ears attached just where the jaws attach as well. In nature, all mammals have their ears attached right behind the zygomatic arches, humans included!

As you can see, you're not the only one who noticed bad mistakes in unicorn art...
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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:00 pm

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You think you have to deal with bad mistakes when manufacturers make your favorite animals? Here are the mistakes I HAVE to cope with when it comes to whales figures/pictures

1- Sperm Whales with wrinkles on the throat. Just like Baleanopterids...

I know exactly what you mean about the Sperm whale/Mysticeti hybrids and this bothers me as well.  They seem to spring up everywhere just like the stereotypical dobies.

I tend to give unicorns and other fantasy creatures some leeway here because they can technically look like anything, but I definitely agree that they should try to stick to real animal anatomy.  The old Papo unicorn is one that comes to mind as being similar to your descriptions (although it does have pasterns and knees).  It's still interesting as a cartoon, but there's no real thought to anatomy at all.
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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:12 pm

@barracudacat wrote:
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You think you have to deal with bad mistakes when manufacturers make your favorite animals? Here are the mistakes I HAVE to cope with when it comes to whales figures/pictures

1- Sperm Whales with wrinkles on the throat. Just like Baleanopterids...

I know exactly what you mean about the Sperm whale/Mysticeti hybrids and this bothers me as well.  They seem to spring up everywhere just like the stereotypical dobies.

I tend to give unicorns and other fantasy creatures some leeway here because they can technically look like anything, but I definitely agree that they should try to stick to real animal anatomy.  The old Papo unicorn is one that comes to mind as being similar to your descriptions (although it does have pasterns and knees).  It's still interesting as a cartoon, but there's no real thought to anatomy at all.

Exactly. Did you see my home-made mythological creatures toys? I try to be faithful to the folkloric description as well as being respectful to anatomical rules, as much as I can. It's only when the description of the creature defies the laws of biology that I don't respect basic anatomy. But aside of that, I always care about anatomic rules. If unicorns lived in the actual world, they would have knees and pasterns. And they would have their ears attached behind their zygomatic arches just like any other mammal in the world.
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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:16 pm

The new Schleich "lioness". Ugh...

I don't know why they change it into... this.
The muzzle and the face does not look like a lioness, moreover they spooted in black the pores of the front muzzle. Horrible if you seen it in live.
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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:24 am

I dislike this odd lioness too, everything could be fine but the head What a Face

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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:00 am

Schleich is soon almost as variable in their design as Bullyland : Some models are excellent, others are really off Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:02 am

That lioness is a paradox in Schleich tradition. For a long time, Schleich figures were designed with completely wrong proportions but their faces were usually convicent and appealing. This lioness has good proportions, an excellent body and a disastrous face. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:46 pm

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That lioness is a paradox in Schleich tradition. For a long time, Schleich figures were designed with completely wrong proportions but their faces were usually convicent and appealing. This lioness has good proportions, an excellent body and a disastrous face. Laughing

Actually, this lioness is way from being the worst feline face I have seen in toy history. I have seen, through my 40 years of existence, waaayyy worse designs than that!
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PostSubject: Re: How do they ruin your favorite animal?   Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:38 am

@Bowhead Whale wrote:
@Roger wrote:
That lioness is a paradox in Schleich tradition. For a long time, Schleich figures were designed with completely wrong proportions but their faces were usually convicent and appealing. This lioness has good proportions, an excellent body and a disastrous face. Laughing

Actually, this lioness is way from being the worst feline face I have seen in toy history. I have seen, through my 40 years of existence, waaayyy worse designs than that!

Yes, you are right, she's not among the worst toy lionesses!
But Schleich is aiming for high quality, and relatively expensive toys, not the cheapest possible animals in sets for less than 1 dollar. Compared to many Schleich lionesses, and, especially to lionesses from other toy companies with models in the same price range, this one has very poorly sculpted (and painted) head, in my opinion. It's much worse than the model released by Schleich a few years earlier and I think it is not what collectors were hoping for?

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