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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:10 pm

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hi i heard from a reliable source that there will be 40 new items next year but not what any of them were unfortunetly Sad
40 new items by Schleich alltogether or 40 animals only ?
It seems that 40 is not so many. Have anyone counted how many new animals were introduced in 2010?
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:48 am

wow! That picture Willy posted was amazing!! Where did you get that picture? It definitly looks Schleich-related. but why is it being put into a clear tube? Thanks for your welcome all of you! I hope to meet new people here and learn some new stuff about the world of the plastic animal! Willy if you happen to have any more pictures of the 2011 Schleich I would love to see them! (Oh and on my above list of predictions and wishes, some are wishes, and some are predictions I have heard many times. I would love for there to be a Piebald Family. Laughing Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:00 am

To Roger: the great Pyreenes Family I posted in my list is a breed of dog. They are big furry dogs with all white fur and pig paws.
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:41 am

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To Roger: the great Pyreenes Family I posted in my list is a breed of dog. They are big furry dogs with all white fur and pig paws.
Not form me but Kirua!!!
Your list is truely possible
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:50 am

oopsie! sorry about that!! I am not too good at this yet! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:52 am

Hi Kyrill, i know i know, some things are possible indeed, but it is to early for me to have some serious thought about the 2011 Schleichs, when i didn't even completed the 2010 line for myself, haha.

This picture came from the book that was mentioned in another tread in the Schleich part...
In there, there are many pictures of the production process, and by accident, i saw that this little pony was not any known model, so that is why i think, that it will be a new model for next year... Cool Wink Rolling Eyes

The tube is to see if the models can go into the throat of a child, so a safety/test more or less...

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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:01 am

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oopsie! sorry about that!! I am not too good at this yet! Laughing

No problem,me too!!!
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:15 am

Willy, that shetland foal is so small. It's way smaller then the foal that's out now.
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:14 am

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To Roger: the great Pyreenes Family I posted in my list is a breed of dog. They are big furry dogs with all white fur and pig paws.
You know they could make the family of Great Pyrenees ~ which are only white ~ and if they also made them black they would be the Newfoundland dog breed. Truly they look the same just a different color! My neighbor down the street has about four of these monsters. They are gentle giants - ALOT of fur, they are bigger than the Great Pyrenees though, males being 130 - 150lbs (60-70kg) and females 110-120 lbs (45-55kg). Well, I have seen Great Pyrenees with alot of fur just like the Newfoundland dog.


The American Kennel Club (AKC) standard colors of the Newfoundland dogs are black, brown, gray, and landseer (black or brown head and white and black body); The Kennel Club (KC) permits only black, brown, and landseer; the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) permanents are only black and landseer. The Landseer is named after the artist Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, who featured them in many of his paintings. AKC, CKC, and KC all treat Landseer as part of the breed. Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) consider the Landseer to be a separate breed; others consider it only a Newfoundland color variation.

So Schleich could make different colors and markings on the Newfoundland dogs too. ~S
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:45 am

BONGOBONGOBONGO!!!!!! A few years ago, i sent a list to Schleich of animals that i would love to see made into figures, and they replied that usually the line-up of figures to be produced is set three years ahead, so the production process can begin. Last year, the yak was released, and coincidentally it was on the list i sent in. maybe they will take some more suggestions from collectors/customers this year??? I'd love to see a sumatran rhino too, but i don't think it'll happen. I hope that Schleich FINALLY listens to us and bring a bongo into the family, seeing as it has been pretty high on the wish lists for many years now... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:13 am

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OK, let's think about this "never dying" question Laughing I would like to see from Schleich next year:
An interesting list, Ania! I'd like to comment some of your preducrions:
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another zebra, maybe different pose like lying or playing
- Very reasonable, but I doubt about the lying pose - it's not very playable for kids.
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-new African elephant family
- I doubt that. I think current elephants are gaining enough sales for Schleich to stay in the range unchanged.
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-new hippo!
- I support!
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-red river hog family
- That'd be great but I'm sure we won't see them. Moreover, there's a family of African Suidae already.
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new red deer male or another specie of deer-follow deer
- Maybe!
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maybe one of duikers species:my vote is yellow backed duiker
- No way, I think.
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mouflon family
- That'd be really cool, but I doubt.
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aardvark
- it is not improbable, but the animal itself is not "cute" enough to make decent sales, I think...
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oryx antelope
- A remake of the oryx? I doubt that. When it comes to Africa, Schleich has been introducing only savanna dwellers recently, so the oryx won't fit the "ecosystem".


Hi Kiryuha, thank You for comment my choices Very Happy I know duikers and red river hogs are almost impossible to choose by schleich this year, but they are nice animals so I wrote them. About oryx, maybe You are right, anyway schleich antelopes aren't so good because of their too fat legs, they better do some hippos Razz Wink But about new hippo I wrote it on my wish list from 2006 and they still didn't change this model, so maybe they will keep him forever Shocked Laughing
I just kidding of course, I like Schleich company very much and have respect for them too. But as always I have no clue what will be in catalogs next year scratch I think it's very good that they have secrets so we can have some surprises every year cheers
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:59 am

I'd dearly love to see a Gelderlander. And also a Polo Pony in tack with a rider like the Racing, Dressage, Jumping and Reining set.
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:19 pm

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I think it's very good that they have secrets so we can have some surprises every year cheers
Yes, I think so too Ana! sunny
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:56 pm


So Schleich could make different colors and markings on the Newfoundland dogs too. ~S
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Nice explanation!
I know that will not be possible but cause I'm portuguese I'd like to see a Estrela Mountain Dog...
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:20 pm

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Willy, that shetland foal is so small. It's way smaller then the foal that's out now.
I saw that too Harriet, but would you know any other serie where this foal would fit into? question

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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:13 pm

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Willy, that shetland foal is so small. It's way smaller then the foal that's out now.
I saw that too Harriet, but would you know any other serie where this foal would fit into? question
No, but maybe they are making a new series! exclamation Idea
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:11 pm

To Suebeedo: that would be a great idea with the Newfoundland and Great Pyreenes!! because you are right, they do look pretty much the same except for color and a bit of the height, but they did the same with the tigers! ( a family of orange tigers, and a family of white tigers in the same pose.) But if they did make a Newfie and Pyr I think the Pyr should be standing, possibly with his/her head turned slightly to the left. And the puppy would be standing too maybe panting? And the female maybe might be running or just relaxing. Hmmm I dont know because I like it better when Schleich comes out with animals that are standing or sitting more than eating or laying down. So Willy you don't have a clue if thta Shetland Foal is Schleich or not?? I think it is Papo since Papo has been copying Schleich on many of their models, and plus Papo makes their foals look kind of the same way, outstreched feet, head turned, etc. Just a guess!!!
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:26 pm

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So Willy you don't have a clue if thta Shetland Foal is Schleich or not?? I think it is Papo since Papo has been copying Schleich on many of their models, and plus Papo makes their foals look kind of the same way, outstreched feet, head turned, etc. Just a guess!!!
It is Schleich, because it's in the Schleich 75th anniversary book. Wink


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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:26 pm

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...anyway schleich antelopes aren't so good because of their too fat legs, they better do some hippos Razz Wink But about new hippo I wrote it on my wish list from 2006 and they still didn't change this model, so maybe they will keep him forever Shocked Laughing...
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:43 pm

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And also a Polo Pony in tack with a rider like the Racing, Dressage, Jumping and Reining set.
Yes, Polo Pony would be great indeed!!! Or better:all team albino
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:17 pm

Well, this "barebone" thread began to work for the forum: when googling for "Schleich 2011" this page appears in the Top-6 of [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. (The 1st place is traditionally occupied by Laughing Giraffe).
So, I'm sure this thread will attract more new users to the forum as it did for LG.
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:19 pm

Schleich has already made a vaulting set with one vaulter, but they could make a whole team of them, each in different positions Very Happy I do equestrian vaulting myself...
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:03 pm

I forgot to mention that I would also like to see them design a building that could be set up ~ as if a family went to the "County Fair" where 4-H children set up the animals they are raising and they have competitions in show ring. Dogs going through obedience trials, pigs being shown in a ring, horses being ridden etcetera. Cages and pens are set up in each barn for individual breeds of animals so families (that live in the city)can walk around and see the animals and maybe even a petting zoo for the children of baby farm animals...If they really wanted to go overboard they could design the rides you could take at the Fair too! So like a zoo, you could have stalls for the different breeds of horses and cows and pigs and chickens! ~S
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:07 am

To HKHollinstone: hmmm, I am not sure because that shetland foal i have never seen before! But the one I was talking about was the new pic he posted of the little foal being put into a tube.
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:55 am

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To HKHollinstone: hmmm, I am not sure because that shetland foal i have never seen before! But the one I was talking about was the new pic he posted of the little foal being put into a tube.
Yes, that's the one I was talking about too, in the Schleich 75th anniversary book. I've never seen the foal (none of us know the breed for sure) before either, but it has to be from Schleich because it's in the book. bounce
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:20 am

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...anyway schleich antelopes aren't so good because of their too fat legs

There are mainly 2 pretty simple reasons for that :
1st one is safety, so the legs don't break (it's the same with all horses legs for example)
2nd is so the legs don't bend from the weight of the body and the figures stand properly

It's a huge difference to make highly detailed Resin Figures for adult collectors, or PVC
Toys for kids wich have to fullfill a huge list of regulations from material to safety to size
and so on and so on - a lot more stuff than most people would ever even think about.

Each *childrens toy figure* in the end is always just a compromise due to all those rules
and regulations. They could be detailed and sharp to almost lifelike looks, but then a toy
company couldn't sell them to kids, but had to put an *18+ adult collectors* sticker on
them and they would cost a lot more than they do now.

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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:56 am

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...anyway schleich antelopes aren't so good because of their too fat legs

There are mainly 2 pretty simple reasons for that :
1st one is safety, so the legs don't break (it's the same with all horses legs for example)
2nd is so the legs don't bend from the weight of the body and the figures stand properly

It's a huge difference to make highly detailed Resin Figures for adult collectors, or PVC
Toys for kids wich have to fullfill a huge list of regulations from material to safety to size
and so on and so on - a lot more stuff than most people would ever even think about.

Each *childrens toy figure* in the end is always just a compromise due to all those rules
and regulations. They could be detailed and sharp to almost lifelike looks, but then a toy
company couldn't sell them to kids, but had to put an *18+ adult collectors* sticker on
them and they would cost a lot more than they do now.

cheers, Barricade


Dear B,

I know all these reasons and as I said I have respect for this company. I said it kidding, we talked about it many times. This is why I let myself for words like this. This is old topic really, and I suppose people will talk about on collectors forums also many years in future too. I know that sculptors which work for this company are able to make more realistic antelopes-I have no doubts.

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PostSubject: What would you like to see in 2011   Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:32 am

My daughter read a thread about dreams of 2011 and asked me so I wrote about her wishes for the new year 2011. Ztego what he would like the Schleich had to make a new catalog of dreams. After long deliberation was limited to 10 mammals some of which she saw at the zoo and the rest of the films and of our forum (made by our artists Ania and Yurumi). Here is a list of dreams
1 - Bongo! Bongo! Bongo!
2- Gerenuk
3- Aardvark
4 - Suhak
5 - Gaur
6 - Pangolin
7 - Wild Ass in Asia
8 -Tamandua
9 - Black Howler
10 - Takin


It;s only 10 wild mammals and where horses, birds, which do we like to watch and listen as the Schleich which is so low. As I have mentioned their wishes to have the new cataloque.

My daughter still tells of these 10 families of mammals with the most


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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:00 pm

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My daughter read a thread about dreams of 2011 and asked me so I wrote about her wishes for the new year 2011. ... Here is a list of dreams
Very reasonable list, I must admit!
Only who is the Suhak?
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My daughter read a thread about dreams of 2011 and asked me so I wrote about her wishes for the new year 2011. ... Here is a list of dreams
Very reasonable list, I must admit!
Only who is the Suhak?

I think it must be Saiga antelope this is Polish name of this specie cat
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:35 pm

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Very reasonable list, I must admit!
Only who is the Suhak?

I think it must be Saiga antelope this is Polish name of this specie cat [/quote]
Aha, I see. In Russian and Ukrainian it is called almost similarly - "saihak"
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PostSubject: What would you like to see in 2011   Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:48 pm

Ania is right. Latin name of Saiga tatarica. In former times there between Turkestan to the Carpathians. It has a very interesting construction of the snout.
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:46 pm

I know the biggest group in Schleich-collectors are the horse-girls... Laughing
But i hope they will make some other stuff too... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:29 am

Of course this pic was from the latest Schleich anniversary-book! Rolling Eyes

It is about time this forum will be the first to reveal the news for Schleich 2011, as we have so many insiders here!

But i must really say, that i am dis-appointed in some members, that they are really so much present on the "other" forum, but it is their own choice of course... Laughing
It is not a forum for animal-collectors anyway, as it showed in the past shortly ago... farao

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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:53 am

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Of course this pic was from the latest Schleich anniversary-book! Rolling Eyes

It is about time this forum will be the first to reveal the news for Schleich 2011, as we have so many insiders here!

But i must really say, that i am dis-appointed in some members, that they are really so much present on the "other" forum, but it is their own choice of course... Laughing
It is not a forum for animal-collectors anyway, as it showed in the past shortly ago... farao
I'm still on the other forum for a couple of reasons, one is because they're still friends there, and 2 because any info they get on 2011 stuff I can transfer to this forum. Wink so don't be disappointed in me for that please Very Happy Besides that if I hadn't been on the other one, I'd never have had the commission from Shawn.
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:51 pm

Hi Harriet. I still get on the other forum from time to time too, but mainly because the bulk of my collection is shown on there. I haven't been able to put the older pictures on this forum yet, but most of my new items are on this forum and not on the other. It is easier to post them in only one forum.
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PostSubject: More speculations on Schleich-2011   Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:52 pm

Hello, my friends!
While we are waiting for some info leakage on Schleich-2011, I’d like to share opinions with you on the rumor about a range of animals from S-E Asia that Schleich could possibly introduce (gaur, tapir, Indian rhinos, black leopards, python, muntjak…).
Like many of us may remember, Daniel [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] at the end of 2008.
The info wasn’t confirmed neither in 2009, nor in 2010. We could consider it as a total misinformation, BUT after all, two animals from that list appeared on the market: Malayan tapir and Black leopard (the latter however only in the Bayala series).
Taking into account [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Schleich is planning production of new models for three years ahead, I may assume that this rumor could have concerned not 2009 or 2010, but further Schleich’s plans. So, we could see the confirmation in 2011 or 2012, at most.
What do you think about it, fellows?
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:10 pm

Maybe,but I am 70% sure it was an erronated info or Schleich changed their thoughts!On the other hand,the info with creating models 3 years ahead is correct,so we have to wait.
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:52 pm

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Well, this "barebone" thread began to work for the forum: when googling for "Schleich 2011" this page appears in the Top-6 of [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. (The 1st place is traditionally occupied by Laughing Giraffe).
So, I'm sure this thread will attract more new users to the forum as it did for LG.

Alas, on Google France, we are only at the n°10 place Sad

But we are a young forum so... time is on our side Wink
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:16 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
Hello, my friends!
While we are waiting for some info leakage on Schleich-2011, I’d like to share opinions with you on the rumor about a range of animals from S-E Asia that Schleich could possibly introduce (gaur, tapir, Indian rhinos, black leopards, python, muntjak…).
Like many of us may remember, Daniel [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] at the end of 2008.
The info wasn’t confirmed neither in 2009, nor in 2010. We could consider it as a total misinformation, BUT after all, two animals from that list appeared on the market: Malayan tapir and Black leopard (the latter however only in the Bayala series).
Taking into account [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Schleich is planning production of new models for three years ahead, I may assume that this rumor could have concerned not 2009 or 2010, but further Schleich’s plans. So, we could see the confirmation in 2011 or 2012, at most.
What do you think about it, fellows?

In 2010, Schleich also made a yak which is an asiatic citizen. I don't know what to think, or even if there is something to think about this, but this year Safari and Papo produced orang-utan and The Schleich is an old model now... The same for the indian rhino.

I just hope Schleich, and Papo, will surprise us soon like the 2011 Safari's products did a few days ago Wink In such a case, 2011 could be a very good millesime cheers
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:42 pm

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I'm still on the other forum for a couple of reasons, one is because they're still friends there, and 2 because any info they get on 2011 stuff I can transfer to this forum. Wink so don't be disappointed in me for that please Very Happy Besides that if I hadn't been on the other one, I'd never have had the commission from Shawn.

You are a free woman Harriet and this world is yours... So there is no reason to leave LG if you like the place. Very Happy

And of course there is no reason to avoid transfering good news Wink

I chose to leave LG because I have not enough time to be in two forums, and after reading some silly things from Playmobillist when Willy left. I decided I will use my "forum" time to make this one alive and I think it was the good choice.
Real truth, I don't think, I know it was the good choice Very Happy . Torben gave us a wonderful opportunity and we made this place a very fine and peaceful place. We can talk about our passion and feel like in a big family here. The respect of each other, the open mind and good spirit are IMHO the reason why new "very welcome" members are staying with us.
Ok, the next time i will say a silly joke, as usual geek
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:18 am

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I'm still on the other forum for a couple of reasons, one is because they're still friends there, and 2 because any info they get on 2011 stuff I can transfer to this forum. Wink so don't be disappointed in me for that please Very Happy Besides that if I hadn't been on the other one, I'd never have had the commission from Shawn.

You are a free woman Harriet and this world is yours... So there is no reason to leave LG if you like the place. Very Happy

And of course there is no reason to avoid transfering good news Wink

I chose to leave LG because I have not enough time to be in two forums, and after reading some silly things from Playmobillist when Willy left. I decided I will use my "forum" time to make this one alive and I think it was the good choice.
Real truth, I don't think, I know it was the good choice Very Happy . Torben gave us a wonderful opportunity and we made this place a very fine and peaceful place. We can talk about our passion and feel like in a big family here. The respect of each other, the open mind and good spirit are IMHO the reason why new "very welcome" members are staying with us.
Ok, the next time i will say a silly joke, as usual geek
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:37 am

I've been registered in LG for at least a year but for some reason I've never been allowed to post a reply into any thread there. Well I don't give a damn now that I'm here Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:05 pm

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In 2010, Schleich also made a yak which is an asiatic citizen. I don't know what to think, or even if there is something to think about ...:

Well, the yak is giving birth to even more far-reaching thoughts in me. I've already have a hypothesis in my mind, soon I'll outline it in words and put into discussion here.
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:18 am

I think that Schleich is really building slowly a Asian group. Maybe we will have a gibbon and a gaur like many people wants!!!
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:28 am

Harriet, of course you are free to go where you want... Laughing
I am just to enthousiasthic about this forum, and we are collectors of animal-figurines here only, and of stuff what belongs to them.
But any news from which side is very welcome of course! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:50 am

This is the best place for all the collectors like us, no doubt 'coz the people here are more friendly and their is always a one-family atmosphere here. cheers

And since there is always a French Crazy Macaque and a funny Orange Dutch here to play jokes, life here is not boring at all. Laughing

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But we must admit that LG has played a big part for all of us to know each other before and we should be thankful for that at least. But then, time has changed. After the departure of the Funny Orange Dutch there, that old Laughing Giraffe is slowly becoming a Boring Giraffe each day and sooner or later, it will become a Snoring Giraffe if the trend there continues. Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:32 pm

Every day I log into to check this thread and see if by some sort of miracle someone have received any news on the new 2011 releases. I know it is early but I can dream cant i? :-)
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PostSubject: My guesswork on Schleich’s production plans   Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:31 pm

Hi, everyone!
As I’ve already mentioned earlier, I’ve got a hypothesis about Schleich production plans that doesn’t come out of my mind. Of course, I may be totally wrong, but I’d like to discuss my guesswork with you. There’s pretty much of text, but the topic is very interesting. :)

In the past 2 years it was obvious that Schleich was actively developing the African wildlife theme:
- 2009: Schleich introduced 14 African figures, while the other continents where covered scarcely (2 figures for Europe, 1 for N.America, 1 for Asia, 1 for S.America & 1 for Australia).
- 2010: 6 African animals introduced, 7 European, 5 N.American, 2 Asian, 1 S.American, 2 Australian & 2 for Antarctica.

As it was mentioned once, Schleich is making production plans for 3 years ahead. So we could add 2008 to the list:
- 2008: 6 African animals introduced, 3 for Europe & 8 for Asia (but we can divide them in 2 because the white tigers don’t make any picture).

So, in total over the past three years Schleich introduced:
- 26 African animals
- 12 European
- 7 Asian (11 if we count white tigers)
- 6 N. American
- 3 Australian
- 2 Antarctic
- 1 S. American

Based on this statistics I may assume that the 3-year plan of fulfilling a wide African wildlife range has almost come to an end. Currently Schleich is offering 41 African figurine!!! And virtually all the popular and well-known species are present (except gorillas).
That’s why in 2011 I expect to see no new African species, but maybe some extensions to the current line-up (for example, Zebra or Gazelle in a new pose, or a new Hippo) and probably some African landscape items ([You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]).

But what will be the keynote of the next 3-year plan? I suppose it to be Asian wildlife. There are two reasons: the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and two new Asian species introduced in 2010: Tapir and Yak. I think Schleich has already started the three-year “Asian wave” in 2010 by introducing these two critters.

So, based on my hypothesis and those notorious rumors, here are my 4 logical predictions about the new Schleich figures in 2011 (and maybe even 2012):
- In the new line-up we’ll see more Asian than African animals;
- Tapir calf will be introduced – it’s both logical and conforming with the rumors;
- Black leopard with black cub will appear in the Wildlife series: they’ve already made the panther for Bayala, so it won’t cost much;
- Indian rhino with a calf will be introduced. Schleich has always been good in making rhinos, it’s their strong point, so this species is the #1 candidate among the Asian wildlife. Moreover, we already know that Safari Ltd. will offer an Indian rhino in 2011, and we all remember that strange simultaneous arrival of three Malayan tapirs this year…

This is what is boiling in my head. Needless to say that my thoughts might be misguided, but I find my guesses quite rational :) Nevertheless, only a few months or even weeks are left until we know the truth.
I’d appreciate your opinions about my hypothesis, friends.
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 ? ~ Schleich Company ~ Masters of Suspense ~   Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:08 pm

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Hi, everyone!

This is what is boiling in my head. Needless to say that my thoughts might be misguided, but I find my guesses quite rational :) Nevertheless, only a few months or even weeks are left until we know the truth.
I’d appreciate your opinions about my hypothesis, friends.

Thanks for your message, it is well written and clear and logical to understand. I totally agree with you. In regards to the Safari Indian Rhino for 2011 where did you hear this? I would like to see what they bring about?

Perhaps Schleich is going to move towards more Asian and Australasian/South American animals and Papo and Safari will continue with their African ranges?
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