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PostSubject: Mojo beaver: the best beaver figurine at the market?   Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:25 pm

James Connolly was very kind to send me three Mojo figures I like the most. Here are they:


You may say I’m repeating myself, but once again I dare to say that Mojo beaver is the best beaver figurine available at the market today.
Here is it in my European display (this pic looks like the photographer was sitting in ambush in shrubbery near water and snapshot the beaver coming out of a pond):


To back my conclusion with arguments I’ll try to make a concise review of beaver figurines by major brands. Sergey has already started such a comparison here, and I’d like to systematize the topic a bit.
I must admit that I’ve been judging by photos and feedback from our forum members, ‘cause the only beavers I held in my hands are the retired Schleich model and my Mojo newcomer. So I’ll be glad if those who have got other beavers complement (or discard) the summaries that I’ve formulated.

Mojo Fun 2011 beaver
Pros:
+ Good scale
+ Good paintwork
+ Body proportions
+ Pose
+ Matt finish
Contras:
- Painting of the teeth

Scale is a real advantage of Mojo beaver in my eyes – other beaver figures are too large for my display :) Look at him next to Schleich lynx, for example:


Papo 2010 beaver

Pros:
+ Unusual pose
Cons:
- Mediocre paintwork
- Large size

CollectA 2010 beaver

Pros:
+ Size
Cons:
- Strange-looking pose
- Strange-looking paws :)

Wild Safari Forest Beaver

Pros:
+ That twig in the mouth adds “zest” to this figure
Cons:
- Size (it’s not as large as Papo, but still I’d prefer a smaller figure)
- Glossy finish?

Schleich beaver (retired, but present in many collections)

Pros:
+ Good old Schleich style (not everyone will take it as advantage, but there are quite many collectors who will)
Cons:
- Large size
- Glossy finish

Do you agree, friends?

P.S.: I’d like to finalize the comparison with this excellent photo by Sergey:



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PostSubject: Re: Mojo beaver: the best beaver figurine at the market?   Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:29 pm

...On my opinion Mojo Beaver the best! cheers

1. Mojo beaver
2. retired Schleich...
3. Papo..
4. Collecta...

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo beaver: the best beaver figurine at the market?   Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:26 am

I think is the best too!
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo beaver: the best beaver figurine at the market?   Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:28 am

@Sergey wrote:
...On my opinion Mojo Beaver the best! cheers

1. Mojo beaver
2. retired Schleich...
3. Papo..
4. Collecta...
I don't have any of the beavers but I agree with Sergey's list here.

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo beaver: the best beaver figurine at the market?   Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:31 am

I will not talk about Mojo beaver because I don't have it (Mojo are really uneasy for me to catch now). So I will not answer the topic question... Laughing

Among modern brands I only own the PAPO and the SCHLEICH.

I can't agree about the PAPO painting, I think it is at least better than the SCHLEICH in the same way a PAPO dino is better painted than a SCHLEICH.

Scale ? Laughing Laughing Laughing Large or good as you noticed means peanuts since all Beavers, and also SCHLEICH lynx, are also too big for SCHLEICH wisent or any deer family on the market.

About SAFARI Ltd, I guess it is bigger than the PAPO... scratch Could somebody help ?

I will buy the MOJO beaver, when it will be possible to find it, because he can join my small beaver clan without being too small or too big Wink


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PostSubject: Re: Mojo beaver: the best beaver figurine at the market?   Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:37 am

I love them all, beavers are wonderful cheers
Perhaps I like the one from Safari the best. Also because mine was a gift from Kristie Very Happy
The CollectA one looks strange when seing it so close, but look at Sergey`s collection, it has some action that most others lack.

But I agree, the Mojo beaver is very nice Very Happy

About the Schleich, - it was made years before the others, and the accuracy of animal models has increased a lot the later years.

I know this is about "on the market", but retired models can still be bought on flea markets and auctions.
So here some more old ones drunken

Bullyland


Starlux and Hartung


yes, they really have changed over the years Laughing Laughing Laughing



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PostSubject: Re: Mojo beaver: the best beaver figurine at the market?   Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:30 am

About oldies Susanne, ther is also the LINEOL Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: Mojo beaver: the best beaver figurine at the market?   Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:44 am

Oh, this Lineol beaver is just I love you I love you I love you
About all these beavers I can only say from the photos because I don't have any. I also prefer smaller sizes than Papo beaver. CollectA indeed looks not very accurate. And indeed, watching all photos I like Mojo beaver most (except old Lineol which is real personality and must be number 1 king Very Happy ).
Hooray for Mojo!! I will try to get Mojo beaver to have first beaver in my collection cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo beaver: the best beaver figurine at the market?   Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:09 pm

Ohhh, I LOVE that beaver from Lineol cheers I love you I love you flower

He looks like he has a great sence of humour, - and he looks ALIVE cheers
Please tell me if ever you get tired of him Christophe, please, please! As if you ever do Rolling Eyes Laughing Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo beaver: the best beaver figurine at the market?   Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:26 pm

My personal favourites here are the Schleich retired model and also Christophes Lineol.
They show that its not always necessary to be 100% accurate, both these chappies have character and presence, wonderful models and thank you for the pictures.
If i had to choose from the old models, then it would have to be the Lineol, wow that guy has personality! Now there is a Beaver looking for a tree to gnaw on! Very Happy pirat
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo beaver: the best beaver figurine at the market?   Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:50 am

Well, the Lineol beaver don't surprise me since I check very often Kiki's website! :)
I only have the Mojo European beaver and the Papo which I think it is an American beaver as it is the Safari! :)
Schleich and CollectA looks enough interesting to collect as others here presented but not the best unless seeing from pictures. The Lineol looks really great!
I like the style of Papo painting in some figures and I don't like in other figures as it happens with other brands! The Papo beaver is a nice with a very "human" sculpting while the Mojo beaver has a terribly accurate sculpting! I like both styles, both beavers! But if I had to choose only one it would be Mojo's!
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo beaver: the best beaver figurine at the market?   Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:12 am

...Uh Christophe! The excelent Lineol model (as usualy)! I did,nt know about it! And now I,don,t know about the model #1!      scratch  scratch  scratch  Laughing  Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo beaver: the best beaver figurine at the market?   Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:47 pm

@SUSANNE wrote:
that beaver from Lineol ...He looks like he has a great sence of humour,
I disagree about the sense of humor. I think he is saying,
"****! there's that ******* crazy macaque with his camera again!"

he is the best! he does look alive.

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo beaver: the best beaver figurine at the market?   Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:51 pm

I Love Lineol drunken drunken

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo beaver: the best beaver figurine at the market?   Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:06 am

@HKHollinstone wrote:
I Love Lineol drunken drunken

Me too! bounce Lineol is my Platonic love! Crying or Very sad Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo beaver: the best beaver figurine at the market?   Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:09 am

@Mastiffcat wrote:


I think he is saying,
"****! there's that ******* crazy macaque with his camera again!"

cheers Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Mojo beaver: the best beaver figurine at the market?   Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:49 pm

It is absolutly a nice beaver!!! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Mojo beaver: the best beaver figurine at the market?   Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:18 pm

I think it is not the best but I love its pose as that is different and unique among the other companies and their beaver figures. He is very cute and love his little teeth! Razz
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