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WILLYBACOMAN



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PostSubject: Re: All my Schleich additions for 2011   Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:44 am

Oh yes Arnaud, variations develope before you know!
When a new model comes out for example, and then to make the older model better to suit with the new model, like on this rhino, and the older walking giraffe and calf, or the walking lioness. Rolling Eyes


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PostSubject: Re: All my Schleich additions for 2011   Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:08 pm

félicitations Arnaud Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: All my Schleich additions for 2011   Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:22 am

Congratz! I love the swan! I am going to have to snag one of those for my swan collection. It might also help since I have its mate and she may be a bit lonely. Nice collection!
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PostSubject: Re: All my Schleich additions for 2011   Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:54 pm

Oh, Arnaud! A Schleich black rhino variation and not a Papo black rhino??? affraid OK, I already know, you don't like Papo! Wink
Congratulations for your figures, I know you enjoy collecting Schleich! As I told you before maybe I can help you finding some of the retired figures you are searching. I know a local shop here that accept bank transfer and don't mind to send it for France, I'm sure! :)
In oposition with your opinion, I think Schleich is better with farm animals than with wild life. But in fact I don't collect farm animals, I only have about 20 of them! geek
Vivien, it is not easy to understand some decisions from brands, mainly Schleich. But the most popular animals are retired and replaced very often. You can see it with lions, crocodiles, the most known breed dogs or horses, etc. :)
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PostSubject: Re: All my Schleich additions for 2011   Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:25 pm

Maybe some very popular animals are often retired because SCHLEICH hope the new one would be as popular and increase the sales confused monkey

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PostSubject: Re: All my Schleich additions for 2011   Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:33 am

Thank you everybody !

What does the Papo black rhino look like ?

This afternoon, I'm going to Joué Club (a toy shop) that sells Papo figurines. I promise I will spend some time to look at them !

I think you're right Kikimalou.
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PostSubject: Re: All my Schleich additions for 2011   Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:43 am

@Arnaud wrote:
Thank you everybody !

What does the Papo black rhino look like ?

This afternoon, I'm going to Joué Club (a toy shop) that sells Papo figurines. I promise I will spend some time to look at them !

I think you're right Kikimalou.

I hope not being late... affraid
A Papo black rhino looks like a black rhino indeed! Laughing
That's a picture from Christophe Kikimalou since my pictures are scary! affraid
Black rhinos are much more agressive than white rhinos and I like to see this spirit in the sculpting of this figure, you can see a heavy mass deeply balanced in a walking creature. It is easy to see that it is a black rhino.
But you are collecting Schleich and when people is very used with the German brand is hard to accept the completly different style of Papo figures. Also factory painting of the French brand sometimes do not help. Try to get the lioness that is fantastic or the new chamois, it is nice and not very Papo looking! :)

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PostSubject: Re: All my Schleich additions for 2011   Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:07 pm

More great additions, congratulations Arnaud! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: All my Schleich additions for 2011   Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:09 pm

Besides the painting on the snout, this rhino is much better then the Schleich model IMHO... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: All my Schleich additions for 2011   Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:38 am

Thank you Willy.
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PostSubject: Re: All my Schleich additions for 2011   Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:56 am

Yesterday, I looked carefully at Papo figurines. Conclusion : I don't like them for many reasons. I think they look less real than Schleich figurines because of the proportions and, above all, because of the paintwork (flashy, shiny colors). I love the realism of Schleich figurines : that's what attracted me 2 years ago. I also noticed that Papo figurines can be easily deformed (distorted legs, etc).

However, I agree with you, Roger, when you say that many Papo figurines have very good poses that Schleich ones do not have. They definitely have some "personality". But, that's not what I'm looking for. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: All my Schleich additions for 2011   Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:31 am

I also don't collect personality but realism and that's the reason I'm not a big fan of Schleich. Anyway all collectors have different tastes and we should know to live with different opinions. When I arrived this forum my knowledge about brands was very limited. Here almost every shop sells Schleich and I've got excited when I've found other brands like Papo, CollectA and Safari. I enjoyed a lot when some members started to give me some information about other brands and even about some figures that I never see before. As I told you, in another topic, you should collect what makes you happy. Only a little point, I don't choose a figure because of the brand name written there, all brands have nice and bad figures, Schleich included. I'm a collector of animal replicas and not of a brand. I agree about factory quality. Schleich is very good in this point. But in realism and proportions only 2 little examples, try to compare hippo and crocodiles from the 2 brands! :) I'm sure you will recognise that Papo are better as well as Schleich zebras are better than Papo.
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PostSubject: Re: All my Schleich additions for 2011   Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:04 am

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all collectors have different tastes
I totally agree. That's why we can't say that a figurine is ugly or wonderful. We can only say that we find it ugly or beautiful, which is very different. And I think that everbody may find some figurines ugly and wonderful in each brand. Wink

As I want to see what I buy, I only have the choice between Papo and Schleich. This is probably the resaon why I chose Schleich.

Like you before, I didn't know anything about the other brands and this forum helps me a lot. Maybe, if they had been sold in France, I would already have bought some !

I had not seen Papo hippos and crocodile yesterday (as always in France, very few models available in shops) : they look really nice, Roger ! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: All my Schleich additions for 2011   Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:07 am

You can always add some species that Schleich hasn't released before. For example, the CollectA barn owl, the Papo platypus, the Safari Arabian oryx, the Mojo Fun sable antelope (a request from this forum), the Bullyland lammergeyer, etc., etc., is not hard to ruin our money! Laughing
But, if you want to complete your Schleich collection you have still a long way to go since there are many Schleich figures to collect! But don't forget to show them here because we love to see all collections! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: All my Schleich additions for 2011   Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:31 am

Today, I went to King Jouet (in my opinion, the best shop for Schleich in France) and found several retired models (not only models retired last year) !!

I will show you some pics tomorrow !

This is for Christmas and my birthday (at the end of the month) !! sunny sunny

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Here they are :


Simmental bull (discontinuing this year)


Cat, walking (discontinued in 2010)


Percheron mare and her foal (discontinued in 2010)


Domestic boar (discontinued in 2010)


The pigs family (I still need the eating piglet)


Boer nanny and billy goats (discontinued in 2008, I need their kid!)


Giant Schnauzer (discontinued in 2007)


Little dog from the Pets series (discontinued in 2007)


Tiger cub, playing (discontinued in 2007)


Comparison with the new one


Lion cub, standing (discontinued in 2006)


Comparison with the new one


Leopard (discontinued in 2006)


Comparison with the new one


The whole lot !!

I was not planning to buy all these retired models but I couldn't resist when I saw them in such good condition. Does that mean I'm becoming a real Schleich collector !? geek geek

There were other retired models in that shop, but in bad condition... I think some are quite difficult to find (for example, the Angus calf ?)
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PostSubject: Re: All my Schleich additions for 2011   Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:05 pm

Sil vout plait! Cool
Get more, get more! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: All my Schleich additions for 2011   Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:10 pm

It is true that every brand has its good and bad models... Laughing
But when you only collect one brand, then that is the choice you make!

By the way Arnaud, if you have some money to spend, i have a load of old and retired Schleich farm-animals to sell, and some accesoires to... Rolling Eyes
You can pm me about them, if you are interested. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: All my Schleich additions for 2011   Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:49 pm

Thank you, Willy. First, I want to buy the current models that I don't have yet. Only then, I will start looking for retired models that are not available anymore in shops. I hope you will still have some figurines in a few months (or more) ! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: All my Schleich additions for 2011   Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:45 am

Great retired models,Arnaud! cheers santa That seems like a VERY nice shop with all those old figures,Lucky You!! Very Happy cheers
Ohhh,I want that Giant Schnauzer so badly!!! pale bounce bounce
But I weren't able to find it so far,only on Ebay... Crying or Very sad


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PostSubject: Re: All my Schleich additions for 2011   Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:23 am

@Arnaud wrote:
Quote :
all collectors have different tastes
I totally agree. That's why we can't say that a figurine is ugly or wonderful. We can only say that we find it ugly or beautiful, which is very different. And I think that everbody may find some figurines ugly and wonderful in each brand. Wink
very well said!

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WILLYBACOMAN



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PostSubject: Re: All my Schleich additions for 2011   Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:45 pm

@Arnaud wrote:
Thank you, Willy. First, I want to buy the current models that I don't have yet. Only then, I will start looking for retired models that are not available anymore in shops. I hope you will still have some figurines in a few months (or more) ! Wink

I hope for you, at the moment, 2 members here, are looking through my lists of models for sale.
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PostSubject: Re: All my Schleich additions for 2011   Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:59 am

Thank you Vivien and Mastiffcat ! Very Happy

We will see later Willy.

During my journey to my mum's, I visited different shops and found a few other retired models. And I couldn't resist buying some current figurines too. I really have to slow down ! Shocked santa

Pics later.
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PostSubject: Re: All my Schleich additions for 2011   Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:21 pm

Haha, we all have that problem Arnaud! Rolling Eyes cheers

Unfortunatly, i had to slow down the last months, because my income came down very much.
From 50-200 animals a month to 1-10 or so, maximum... Crying or Very sad


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PostSubject: Re: All my Schleich additions for 2011   Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:05 am

@WILLYBACOMAN wrote:
Haha, we all have that problem Arnaud! Rolling Eyes cheers

Unfortunatly, i had to slow down the last, because my income came down very much.
From 50-200 animals a month to 1-10 or so, maximum... Crying or Very sad
Ohhh,poor Willy!! Sad Sad
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PostSubject: Re: All my Schleich additions for 2011   Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:42 pm

Yes Vivien, i am a very poor guy indeed... Crying or Very sad pale silent
But better for my vitrines and cabinets, they still have some little space left... Laughing
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