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PostSubject: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:52 am

Friends, we are not so far from knowing the list of Schleich figures to be discontinued in 2012 – a vital info for us, collectors. Last two years this info was [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], and in 2008 we had the list in October.
But now, as we are waiting, let’s share our forecasts! As always, I mean specifically forecasts, not guesses – we have seen the company’s decisions previous years and can judge more or less logically.
So, what do you think Schleich will discontinue next year?
And please, give reasons for your predictions.

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:48 pm

For European animals there isn't much to retire, there's the red squirrels which have been around for a while, but I see no point in retiring them, they're nice, unless they want to update the models.
American Wildlife,we lost the black bears (so maybe they're going to make an updated version?). I think the white-tailed deer will go, they're not up to the same quality of the new red deer and I think they could make better ones now, but whether they'll do that or not.
Bison? I wondered why they retired the calf - mind you they've already updated the adult bison, so maybe they're going to release a new female and calf?
Africa, they have to retire that hippo!

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:12 pm

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For European animals there isn't much to retire, there's the red squirrels which have been around for a while, but I see no point in retiring them, they're nice, unless they want to update the models.
American Wildlife,we lost the black bears (so maybe they're going to make an updated version?). I think the white-tailed deer will go, they're not up to the same quality of the new red deer and I think they could make better ones now, but whether they'll do that or not.
Bison? I wondered why they retired the calf - mind you they've already updated the adult bison, so maybe they're going to release a new female and calf?
Africa, they have to retire that hippo!
I think the same, except the squirrels.

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PostSubject: My guesswork   Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:12 pm

Here is my forecast:
- Bison male: they have discontinued the calf in 2010, and I thought they'd retire his father as well. To my surprise it didn't happen this year, but I still think chances are high that it will go.
- The older Ostrich: for the second year in a row I'm asking myself: who needs two male ostriches, both in standing poses?
- Hippo became a byword when speking about Schleich figures to be retired. For the 4th year running many forum members predict that it will retire! Nevertheless, this 15-year old model has survived. But the figure’s quality is obviously out-of-date, so maybe it'll be out at last? And maybe we’ll finally see a new hippo figurine from Schleich in 2012???
- Grizzly Bear with its cub: these figures are not bad, but last year Schleich discontinued the black bears, and in 2010 - wild swine, which were of the same quality level and the same "good old Schleich feel". It would look logical to me.
- White-tailed deer family: deera are abundant in Schleich's line-up today, and the white-tailed ones are the oldest among them.
- Giraffe female walking: this 2004 figure lacks the realism of the newer Schleich giraffes, so its sales shouldn’t be satisfactory, I think. Although, this figurine was in my last year's forecast and I was wrong - it's still in the ranks.
- Black rhino female (2001): why there should be two black rhino figures in similar poses?
- Squirrel eating: this 2003 figure looks out-of-date near the newer Schleich squirrel.
- Sea lion: many of his 2007 coevals are gone already... but it's more an irrational guess.

I won't be surprised (but will be disappointed) if some of the Schleich trees are discontinued. First of all, mopane is under suspect.

P.S.: last year Schleich's retirement plans defied my guesswork - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] there were only 2 hits out of 11 guesses – fox & saguaro cactus. So I don't claim to have any deep insignt... Wink


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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:50 pm

My predictions for 2012, some are the same as yours:

Very likely:
-the ostrich male
-the hippo (a new family made)
-both pandas look pretty strange, I expect them to be out and replaced with updated models(the Grizzlys are fine,they will stay for sure)
-the rhino should also go out
-the blue shark is a good candidate for retirement
-the white-tailed deer are boring already
-the old farm cats are both ugly Twisted Evil
-the mopane

Unlikely, but possible:
-the pigs remaining Neutral
-the standing squirrel
-the horrible ''museum accurate'' kangaroo-rex!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Suspect

It is hard to say what Schleich will retire because in my opinion, their range is absoultely destroyed and very messy, their catalogs look horrible and I won't resist seeing this brand at the top much longer! Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:58 pm

Wildheart wrote:


..... their catalogs look horrible and I won't resist seeing this brand at the top much longer! Evil or Very Mad

Hear, hear cheers

I have two young nieces, and I remember when they had not yet started to read, - the oldest said " No, no, the elefant with big ears comes from Africa!" and then they would find their Schlich catalogues and begin repeating ( learning by heart) - the tiger is from Asia, and the ostrich lives in Africa, the wolves.....etc... that catalogue was a cherished BOOK for them bounce bounce Very Happy

Now a few weeks ago Maja wanted to show me a horse she had bought, - but we just could not find it even if we both knew it was there Evil or Very Mad

Where is what and how and when and why ????? It surely is a mess !!!

SO :
I hope they will retire that design of catalogue and make one that children and collectors can be happy with cheers


I know we are not supposed to "hope", - but isn`t that what we are doing after all Wink Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:13 pm

I will expect and hope that a lot of horses will retire. There are horses in the collection since 2004 and Schleich is making many new horses the last years. So it becomes a bit much for shops to have them all, it will help if some will retire.
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:19 pm

Wildheart wrote:
the horrible ''museum accurate'' kangaroo-rex!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Suspect
Which one?
IMO adults (especially female) are not THAT bad, not perfect, but also not tragic. Personally I don't like the model of joey.

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:38 pm

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-the horrible ''museum accurate'' kangaroo-rex!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Suspect

this one?
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i couldn't believe it when i saw it in the store. those legs. Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:47 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:06 pm

Wildheart wrote:
Very likely:
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-both pandas look pretty strange, I expect them to be out and replaced with updated models(the Grizzlys are fine,they will stay for sure)...
I agree that pandas look outdated as well, but my sixth sense tells me that they'll remain in the line-up... We'll see who is right soon. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:32 pm

Mastiffcat wrote:
Wildheart wrote:

-the horrible ''museum accurate'' kangaroo-rex!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Suspect

this one?
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i couldn't believe it when i saw it in the store. those legs. Shocked
I didn't even think about t-rex lol! Silly me Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:53 pm

Zwartvoet wrote:
I will expect and hope that a lot of horses will retire. There are horses in the collection since 2004 and Schleich is making many new horses the last years. So it becomes a bit much for shops to have them all, it will help if some will retire.

Quite agree with you! I think they would retire at last the Arabian foal, the Shetland pony mare, the Andalusian stallion maybe.And I hope they would replace the tinker mare- her painting's just horrible.
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:07 pm

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I didn't even think about t-rex lol! Silly me Razz

i only thought about the rex because i think it's so horrible it stuck in my mind!

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:24 pm

Kiryuha wrote:
Wildheart wrote:
Very likely:
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-both pandas look pretty strange, I expect them to be out and replaced with updated models(the Grizzlys are fine,they will stay for sure)...
I agree that pandas look outdated as well, but my sixth sense tells me that they'll remain in the line-up... We'll see who is right soon. Wink
The only panda I like is the Safari wildlife wonders one, if schleich could make one like that in the right scale it would be wonderful! All the Pandas, even Papo's, are too cute, they're not realistic at all.

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:06 am

To be brutally honest, I couldn't care less which figurines Schleich discontinues, but I am always very interested in what they may introduce.

I thought the mopane was already retired, so I bought one early this year... Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:34 am

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To be brutally honest, I couldn't care less which figurines Schleich discontinues, but I am always very interested in what they may introduce...
But don't you want to buy those figures you don't have before they disappear from shops? Or to buy doubles of those figures you like? Knowing what Schleich is goin' to retire is essential for me when I plan my "animal figures budget" for the Q4 every year Wink Very Happy

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The only panda I like is the Safari wildlife wonders one, if schleich could make one like that in the right scale it would be wonderful! All the Pandas, even Papo's, are too cute, they're not realistic at all.
Agree 100%!

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:59 am

HKHollinstone wrote:
The only panda I like is the Safari wildlife wonders one, if schleich could make one like that in the right scale it would be wonderful! All the Pandas, even Papo's, are too cute, they're not realistic at all.
Agree 100%![/quote]

Only Safari Wildlife Wonders panda appeal to me at least for now!

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:37 pm

I have no particular insight and usually refrain from predicting as I dont think I am any good. However I think the adult hippo will go for sure due to its age and I also agree about the white tailed deers.

A bit controversial but I think the Tapir or Yak might go. They are more specialised animal species and generally more obscure for children to easily recognise. Looking at past models such as Ant Eater, Musk Ox, Armadillo, Iguana, Oryx etc they have all had a relatively short lived life span whereas common animals have a longer life span. Anyway it is just a guess and I hope it doesn't come true as I love the Yak and Tapir!

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:10 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:30 pm

HKHollinstone wrote:

Africa, they have to retire that hippo!
Agreed, ASAP

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:49 pm

That's my list Wink it is not very long, but there are some items that need an important revision (specially that one that opens the mouth What a Face )

- chimpanzee family
- lion young
- the hippo (please)
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- grizzly bear

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:44 am

Kiryuha wrote:
schleich61 wrote:
To be brutally honest, I couldn't care less which figurines Schleich discontinues, but I am always very interested in what they may introduce...
But don't you want to buy those figures you don't have before they disappear from shops? Or to buy doubles of those figures you like? Knowing what Schleich is goin' to retire is essential for me when I plan my "animal figures budget" for the Q4 every year Wink Very Happy

Oh yes, Kir, of course I will buy them before they disappear, but that doesn't mean that I "care" which ones they select for retirement. I'll have them all, anyway, as that is my collecting mission. So yes, you're absolutely correct that I will want to know what is being retired, but the identities of the figurines being retired this year don't matter to me. Just like we humans (and all other beings), they have points of entry and departure, or as Bill Shakespeare once wrote, "All the world's a stage/And all the men and women merely players/They have their exits and their entrances/And one man in his time plays many parts/His acts being seven ages." Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:18 pm

I don't collect thinking how much money I will win with aretired figure but because I love these replicas.
Anyway here goes some suggestions, more than predictions:
Wild life:
Hippo: a very outdated figure, from 1996, too long in the market and a hard selling figure, Schleich need new hippos, I agree!;
Indian elephant male: really outdated compared with new CollectA and Papo, we need a new Schleich elephant in regular series;
Young lion and lying lioness: not expectable since they are figures from 2008 but both are really uninteresting, it was better open space to a lying male lion;
Ostrich 14325: I agree that doesn't makes sense to have two male ostriches in the same catalogue, maybe repainting it as a female or even replacing for a new mould, continuing with this mistake do not contributes to a serious image of the brand;
Bison: People here donnot agree with me but I think it is the worst bison of main brands and he feels surely alone in catalogue, so I think it will be also descontinued;
White tailed deer: I have some doubts, they retired 4 deers recently, the true Bambie (roeddeer) and they saved the fast food Bambie (White tailed deer), maybe not yet but very soon surely;
Tapir: I also think that the surprise retired figure will be the recently introduced tapir... or will they complete the family???
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:11 am

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Oh yes, Kir, of course I will buy them before they disappear, but that doesn't mean that I "care" which ones they select for retirement. I'll have them all, anyway, as that is my collecting mission. ...
Oh, I see what you mean now. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:18 am

Roger wrote:
I don't collect thinking how much money I will win with aretired figure but because I love these replicas.
Same here!
Roger wrote:
Anyway here goes some suggestions, more than predictions:
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Indian elephant male: really outdated compared with new CollectA and Papo, we need a new Schleich elephant in regular series; - AGREE, BUT I DOUBT THEY'LL DO IT NEXT YEAR
Young lion and lying lioness: not expectable since they are figures from 2008 but both are really uninteresting, it was better open space to a lying male lion;- DON'T THINK SO. SOMEHOW I DON'T THINK SCHLEICH WILL DISCONTINUE ITS LION PRIDE PIECE BY PIECE...
Ostrich 14325: I agree that doesn't makes sense to have two male ostriches in the same catalogue, maybe repainting it as a female or even replacing for a new mould, continuing with this mistake do not contributes to a serious image of the brand; 100%!!!
Bison: People here donnot agree with me but I think it is the worst bison of main brands and he feels surely alone in catalogue, so I think it will be also descontinued; AGREE!
White tailed deer: I have some doubts, they retired 4 deers recently, the true Bambie (roeddeer) and they saved the fast food Bambie (White tailed deer), maybe not yet but very soon surely; THAT'S RIGHT, BUT THE QUALITY OF WHITE-TAILED FIGURES IS VIVIDLY INFERIOR NEXT TO NEW RED DEERS AND MOOSE.
Tapir: I also think that the surprise retired figure will be the recently introduced tapir... or will they complete the family??? BOTH VARIANTS ARE POSSIBLE, strange as it may seem. BUT I THINK THERE'LL BE VARIANT 3 - NO CHANGES IN TAPIR REPRESENTATION :)

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:54 pm

I would love to "know" which horses could be retired, but I must confess I´m very bad at this, so no predictions from me Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:00 am

I wonder if they will also get rid of the Gazelle mother and baby.....we have yet to have a father two years running and I find that odd and I think they were made to test the waters as such and may probably go? Just a hunch, dont shoot me! I love them. We do need a dad though!
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:40 am

To be honest to...
It doesn't interest me to which figurines are dis-continued, as i always will find then for a reasonable price if i still don't have them...
I think you have about 2-3 years to still get these particular figurines for a good price, or even less then the current price... Rolling Eyes
Some internet dealers even bring the prices down, you just have to check them... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:49 am

If Schleich are made for children, i think they should make rarer animals, that the children can get to know more different animals. As i was a little child, i know what an ant eater or an armadillo was. This is general knowledge.

I think Schleich will discontinue:

Standing arabian foal - there exists two and the one is from 2004.
The hippo - 15 years are enough.
The older golden retriever - we have two male, and no female.
The sitting squirrel - it looks old ans it is old. ^^
Asian elephant bull - same like the hippo.
The remaining pigs - some are gone 2010, i think the rest will go too.
The white tail deers - they are old.
The sea lion - only one seal is not good.
The bactrian camel mare and foal - the dromedars are gone, i think they will follow them.
The chimps - they are from 2002 and the other apes are gone lomg ago.


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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:53 am

WILLYBACOMAN wrote:
To be honest to...
It doesn't interest me to which figurines are dis-continued, as i always will find then for a reasonable price if i still don't have them...
I think you have about 2-3 years to still get these particular figurines for a good price, or even less then the current price... Rolling Eyes
Some internet dealers even bring the prices down, you just have to check them... Wink

Willy is absolutely correct about all of this. In fact, sometimes one can find figures retired 2, 3, or 4 years ago for sale new with tag in a store.
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:15 pm

Paka wrote:
If Schleich are made for children, i think they should make rarer animals, that the children can get to know more different animals...
This is a good principle, but it seems that only Safari Ltd. follows it. Other manufacturers have been focusing on well-known and more or less "cute" animals in recent years Sad ...

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PostSubject: Schleich retire in 2012   Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:52 pm



I've been to my Toystore today, and what could I see there ? A poster on the wall with all Schleich Models, which be retire next year! Very Happy So the poster was called :Attention Collectors! Last chance to get them: So this figures will retire in 2012 :

African Elephant bull
African elephant cow
African elephant calf

( So I bet, there will be new african elphants in 2012 ! ) Very Happy

Young Lion 14374

gnu calf

giraffe cow drinking 14390

black rhino bull 14394

giant panda 14199

Asian elephant bull
Asian elephant cow
Asian elephant calf

(If there will be new Asian elephants also ? Or only new asians, but no new africans ? Or both lines come out in new models ? This would be great....) Very Happy

Polar bear
Polar bear cub

( So I bet,we will get new polar bears in 2012 )

Humpback whale 16 083

Grey Whale 16 082

Sperm Whale 16 084

White swan 13 614

Swabian Hall boar 13 643

( New Swabian pigs in 2012 ? Or they left only the Swabian piglet ? )

Simmenthal bull 13 640

Clydesdale mare 13 291

St. Bernhard Male 16 380

Apatosaur 16 462

Tyrannosuar Rex 16 448

Stegosaur 16 457

Triceratops 16 452

Parasaurolophus 16 455

Saichania 16 461

Bracuiosaur 16 458

Saichania 14 505

Apatosaur 14 501

Smilodon 16 520

Mammut calf 16 523

Mammut 16 517

( So prehistoric animals will be dissappear complete )

Some human figures will also retire next year.
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:16 pm

thanks for this update. I wish you had a camera with you to take a photo of the poster Very Happy

Interesting to know about the giraffe drinking - I always wondered how long that would last given its unusual pose and saleability along with the young lion.

Gnu calf? Wow, do we get another antelope in replacement? Perhaps a male Gazelle? here's to hoping!

Giraffe, Gnu and lion will all have had a relatively short lifespan thus increasing their collectability in the future.

With popular and obvious animals such as all the elephants, polar bears and panda going there could be replacements coming out which means less of a chance for new animal species...oh well. Fingers crossed!

So the time has finally come for the long running whale family coming to an end? Its seems like these set of animals are just going for good given many of them leaving us over the last few years.
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:32 pm

Oh no they're retiring the Clydesdale mare Sad they should retire the stallion instead!

Thanks for the list Charly!

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:42 pm

On MPV forums someone wrote an e-mail to Schleich with question which horses will they retire (that forum focuses on horse models). Schleich wrote back and gave numbers of Clydesdale mare and equestrian sets (those including horses):
show jumping set 42026
dressage set 42035
western set 42036
rodeo set 42046
eventing set 42047

Coming back to the list Bongo wrote - I'm surprised that hippo will still be produced Shocked
Luckily, I'm not interested in any of models on this list, my wallet is a bit safer for now Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:46 pm

Guess I better get the elephants pretty sharpish !
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:21 pm

@Mangalarga.

That's correct, the horse sets you named will be retired , too.
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:47 pm

Schleichzoo wrote:

Gnu calf? Wow, do we get another antelope in replacement? Perhaps a male Gazelle? here's to hoping!

Probably Kudu female Wink


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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:49 pm

I had expected more from the horses. Schleich puts more horses in collection every year and less horses retire each time.
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:50 pm

Bongo wrote:
Some human figures will also retire next year.
Do you remember which one?

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:05 pm

So we will have no whales next year (except the orca, I think)... What a pity, because I don't think they will remake it because they're expensive... Since now I'm beginning to look for them

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:14 pm


gnu calf

giraffe cow drinking 14390

black rhino bull 14394

very intresting....this figures are relativly new ...they have 2 years...
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:19 pm

@Skythelimit.

I'm Sorry, No. I don't collect humans, so I've marked only the animals in my "retire catalogue".

I don't belive in a female Kudu, there is no female ostrich or a male Gazelle, so why they should produce a female Kudu ?

For sure, they will have new elephants , a new Panda and probably new polar bears. They are a very popular species, so they would stupid, not to replace them by new models.

Its really sad, they stop produce the whales now. They were a big seller, nevertheless, they were not cheap. But who knows, maybe there wil be new whale species ? Or more pinnipeds ?
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:24 pm

Zwartvoet wrote:
I had expected more from the horses. Schleich puts more horses in collection every year and less horses retire each time.

I expected more from the horses too. Does this mean there are not alot new horses next year?
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:57 pm

Bongo wrote:


I've been to my Toystore today, and what could I see there ? A poster on the wall with all Schleich Models, which be retire next year! Very Happy So the poster was called :Attention Collectors! Last chance to get them: So this figures will retire in 2012 :

African Elephant bull
African elephant cow
African elephant calf

( So I bet, there will be new african elphants in 2012 ! ) Very Happy

Asian elephant bull
Asian elephant cow
Asian elephant calf

(If there will be new Asian elephants also ? Or only new asians, but no new africans ? Or both lines come out in new models ? This would be great....) Very Happy

And what about if that means that we will have a new elephant in a bigger scale as the New Heroes serie? affraid affraid affraid

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:22 pm

LittleLady wrote:
Zwartvoet wrote:
I had expected more from the horses. Schleich puts more horses in collection every year and less horses retire each time.

I expected more from the horses too. Does this mean there are not alot new horses next year?

I do not know, more horses came out than retired the last years. But that might have to stop too. Shops can not sell al the horses anymore because of the number of different horses.
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:47 pm

@Abu Rai.

Why Schleich should do that ? Don't Worry, they won't, I'm sure, the new elephants will have the same size as the present elephants.

About the Horses, it is very hard to say, what Schleich is doing. Most the of them are now not that old and looking phantastic, and I think, all of them are very popular and still big sellers, so there is no reason for Schleich, to retire them..

They retire only one horse, so this could mean, we will not get so much new horses next year, but nobody knows, so we still have to wait.... But I hope, we will get a few more new Wildlife Species than last year..
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:31 pm

Gnu calf and drinking giraffe? Why god damn it! Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad they are just 2009... what about tahat horrible hippo? Evil or Very Mad

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:58 pm

I guess, both were not good sold.....They are not the first Schleich Animals, which are being retired after two years...

I'm wondering, the gnu itselfs is still with us.... Very Happy
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