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

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I don't collect thinking how much money I will win with aretired figure but because I love these replicas.
Same here!
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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Indian elephant male: really outdated compared with new CollectA and Papo, we need a new Schleich elephant in regular series; - AGREE, BUT I DOUBT THEY'LL DO IT NEXT YEAR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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:11 pm

So maybe a new St.Bernard male will be produced???That would be great!!! Very Happy I think no other new dogs will be produced. Crying or Very sad
I totally agree with you Martin,that horrible hippo should be retired!!! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

New Elephants,HURRAY!! cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:45 pm

Thank you so much for the info, Bongo! cheers

In which toystore did you see the poster?
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:12 pm

I'm so depressed to see the simmental bull is going he was only hear for 2 years Sad Mad
But maybe that means more cows for 2012 Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:27 pm

New Cows in 2012 sounds really good. cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:32 am

Poor hippo

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:58 am

New cows are not bad, but not only Fleckvieh or Holstein. And they should have horns.

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:38 am

Thanks for the information! Hopefully to see a new saint bernard next year! I am also think of selling my african elephant family next year!

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:57 am

More retired items:

- ALL Dinosaurs
- Antylar
- Ophira
- all knight buildings and accressories
- King
- Prince
- Knight with axe (red)
- Knight with axe (blue)
- knight with big sword (red)
- Archer (blue)
- "Bidenhänder" (blue)
- some smurfs
- feeding girl
- farmer
- farmer wife
- western ride set
- jump ride set
- dressage ride set

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:07 am

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! not the elephants they are one of my favs affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid
but hopefully we get some more dinos, Alaskan malamute family, red panda, and like a rare animals list like baiji, hispid hare, sumatran rhino, Red Wolf, Hairy-Nosed Wombat, Chinese Giant Salamander and FINALLY THE IBERIAN LYNX!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:55 am

Finally it looks if Schleich is going to make new elephants, maybe even in both series!
The big question is if they will make them in a good size??? question Rolling Eyes Shocked
I understand when they retire items that won't sell god, although the retirement of the gnucalf means that we won't have afamily of gnu's then, and they were on the track of making families the last years... Rolling Eyes
I hope we will see the news very soon! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:37 am

Schleich is being really strange once again. If they like families, then why are they retiring the Clyde mare and making that poor foal an orphan? That's cruel!
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:03 am

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I'm so depressed to see the simmental bull is going he was only hear for 2 years Sad Mad
But maybe that means more cows for 2012 Very Happy
It is a shame as he was really nice. But Papo's one is so much more realistic, maybe that's why they retired him.

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:58 am

The prehistoric mammals and dinosaurs were probably not selling well. They were big, ugly, expensive, and inacurrate.All the other companies offer some better/cheaper ones instead.
I guess the end of some lines is approaching. Neutral

I hope they will make new elephants, but why on Earth not new hippos or a female ostrich?????????????????? pale
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:25 am

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Hopefully to see a new saint bernard next year!

I totally agree with you!!! Very Happy That would be great!! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:28 am

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I love this photo Kristie!!! cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:10 pm

@Wildheart. In germany, the Schleich Dinosaurs are very big sellers ! That's why they were sold such a long time, and I'm sure, the line isn't ending, just a few models, and nobody knows, if these models will be replaced or not, but I think so...

Nobody knows at this time, if there will be an ostrich female and or new hippos. Because the old hippos model ins't retired yet, is dosen't mean, no hippos will be published in 2012...
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:07 pm

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@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.

And why not? Maybe you're right but they made it with the white new heroes elefant Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:03 pm

Well, Schleich seems to disprove [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] once again... Does it mean that the long ago outdated hippo, bison male, squirrel eating will remain at the market? And the older ostrich male? and rhino female? white-tailed deers?

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:09 pm

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However I think the adult hippo will go for sure due to its age ...
Maybe they think this hippo is still young in heart, Numaan? Wink
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Africa, they have to retire that hippo!
Africa seems not to have heard you, Harriet....

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:30 pm

maybe they have a big stock of this figures and they can't sell it...
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:31 pm

Schleich is weird... scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:20 pm

@Abu Rai. Yes, but the White Heroes elephant is a complete diffrent line....
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:20 pm

I think Martin is right, schleich is weird.
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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:50 pm

I think they are good at making money Laughing Laughing

At least here all the kids want "Schleich-animals", so that is what they buy and what they get for christmas.
These "bread"-customers do not care a thing if the model has been made for 25 years Rolling Eyes

As long as those sell well, why spend money on new tools, pictures, distribution etc...there is only a little, tiny flock of serious collectors who want a new one...and how many are we? Max 1 out of 1,000,000 people even in the rich countries ? Crying or Very sad

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PostSubject: Re: Schleich retired 2012 – what will they discontinue?   Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:35 pm

There is already two topics about Schleich 2012 retired... I will merge them, ladies and gentlemen Wink

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