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PostSubject: Riesen Zoo Bison and other BRITAINS ltd copies   Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:48 pm

Last weekend i had this well known bison model coming in.
The original was made by Britains in the 1:32 scale, which i have in 4 different variations, same for the different deetail model.
But in the 1970's, and even in the 1980's, this model was often copied by Hong Kong, Singapore, and later China manufacturers.
Riesen Zoo, often marked under the belly as ZZ, made high quality copies of several brands like Britains and Hausser Elastolin.
This is the bison, but much smaller then the original.
To make this not a one pic tread, i made some pics of all the copies i have, together with the original(one of them). Laughing

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Riesen Zoo Bison.

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Britains and RiesenZoo Bisons.

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Britains model with all of the copies, second is the Riesen Zoo model, third is the Prior version, rest is Hong Kong to.

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PostSubject: Re: Riesen Zoo Bison and other BRITAINS ltd copies   Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:35 pm

The BRITAINS bison is certainly one of the most copied model in the toy history Laughing

Impressive collection Wink

Here is the old BLANCHERIE FRERES bison, I still don't know for sure who copied who...

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PostSubject: Re: Riesen Zoo Bison and other BRITAINS ltd copies   Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:05 am

Wow, how interesting!!! That's really informative! Thank You for sharing that macaques cheers Wink monkey monkey monkey

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PostSubject: Re: Riesen Zoo Bison and other BRITAINS ltd copies   Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:13 am

Hurrayyyyy cheers

Now we have TWO macaques again monkey monkey

Thankyou Willy, for this interesting subject and great pictures. sunny
I LOVE bisons..and like you I LOVE variations and copies Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Riesen Zoo Bison and other BRITAINS ltd copies   Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:17 am

Well, that's an old topic, I'm glad Christophe brought it back once I don't remember watching it before. Very interesting indeed. I've always asked myself why vintage bisons and foxes are so similar? scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Riesen Zoo Bison and other BRITAINS ltd copies   Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:18 am

Thank you Anna, it is good to make some house keeping, I found this old topic and I agree it is very interesting.

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PostSubject: Re: Riesen Zoo Bison and other BRITAINS ltd copies   Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:00 am

Very good models- all sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny

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PostSubject: Re: Riesen Zoo Bison and other BRITAINS ltd copies   Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:52 am

Hi there is a set of riesen animals new in packet on ebay uk if anyone is interested
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PostSubject: Re: Riesen Zoo Bison and other BRITAINS ltd copies   Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:36 pm

Hello! Well, talking about the Britains bison, I was watching a video on youtube, and also everyone of you can view it. It's a review of the cast lead version (the first version) of the Britains Ltd. Bison. I was viewing it, and the narrator said that the most popular material version of that bison model is the plastic one. The lead one is very rare (sorry, lead is dangerous). Well, everyone can find the video on youtube. Hope everyone like it!

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PostSubject: Re: Riesen Zoo Bison and other BRITAINS ltd copies   Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:04 am

Thankyou, TASG Very Happy

Is it this one ?


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PostSubject: Re: Riesen Zoo Bison and other BRITAINS ltd copies   Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:50 am

Yep, it is the right video Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Riesen Zoo Bison and other BRITAINS ltd copies   Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:21 pm

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Hello! Well, talking about the Britains bison, I was watching a video on youtube, and also everyone of you can view it. It's a review of the cast lead version (the first version) of the Britains Ltd. Bison. I was viewing it, and the narrator said that the most popular material version of that bison model is the plastic one. The lead one is very rare (sorry, lead is dangerous). Well, everyone can find the video on youtube. Hope everyone like it!

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TheAnimalStudyGuy

Hi TheAnimalStudyGuy

Personally, I wouldn't call the hollow-cast (lead) version rare. There are plenty about especially in the UK and I would suspect major markets for Britains exported their products to e.g. the USA. Agree it would be hard to find one in mint condition. I saw two complete but not mint in an antiques market last Monday.

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