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PostSubject: K&M Big Cats Tube and some more....   Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:57 pm

Several years ago I found some primitive, Made-in-China cats in a local auction.
I sort of liked them, and was thrilled when I saw in this forum, that the " K & M " that was moulded on them, is actually a BRAND  Shocked  cheers

The pictures I made for my site were lousy, so for a long time I have wnated to make new ones, but then I could not find the kitties  Crying or Very sad

Then, this morning I woke up and knew where they were : In the bottom of the box of Britains, of course  geek  Laughing  Laughing  Laughing

So here they are. The pictures are still not very good, but at least better than the old ones.
So please allow me to share my old cuties with you  Wink
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Westie shows the size together with the cheetah  Very Happy
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The lions  king  queen
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Jaguar and leopard  cat  cat
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The lynx and the puma...hmmm, yes, if you know it  Rolling Eyes  Wink
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The ozelot, cheetah and...YESS!!! A clouded leopard  Very Happy
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The tiger is very stocky, but the pose is nice  :)
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I LOVE the cloudy kitty  sunny
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The pose of the jaguar is very nice also  Very Happy
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There was an extra K&M-jaguar. Poor thing . Nobody seems to have been very careful, when he was made  Sad
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Does anybody know how old they may be ?
I would be happy to get sa much info about these, - and to learn anything about K & M at all  study

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PostSubject: Re: K&M Big Cats Tube and some more....   Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:54 pm

I have some of these too! From the wild cats tube/bag.

I have no idea how old they are I'm afaid. If you like I'll post some pictures of ones that aren't shown here? I know I have a snow leopard.

Also I can't tell you anything about K&M International Embarassed Laughing

I think Andreas may be able to help scratch

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PostSubject: Re: K&M Big Cats Tube and some more....   Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:13 pm

Those are really nice Susanne! I especially like the cheetah! :)

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PostSubject: Re: K&M Big Cats Tube and some more....   Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:31 pm

cute and interesting figures Susanne. are they considered vintage?
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PostSubject: Re: K&M Big Cats Tube and some more....   Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:48 pm

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....If you like I'll post some pictures of ones that aren't shown here? I know I have a snow leopard.

Yes! Yes, please bounce bounce cheers


Thankyou, Kristie, yes, I thik she is cute also Very Happy

Sauroid, I would like to know also scratch

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PostSubject: Re: K&M Big Cats Tube and some more....   Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:48 pm

Wild Republic give us many unusual species. That's the point I like more in this brand. I have myself some little figures from polybags. The quality is not the best but they are usually very cheap. Very Happy
In this set we can see an ocelot and a clouded leopard, 2 species not available in most popular brands. cat
I don't know when this polybag was launched but we can find some information about the brand in some online shops - that's a commercial description but helpful. Very Happy

Wild Republic / K&M International

"Fun comes naturally with Wild Republic toys. Children learn about the beauty and wonders of nature in entertaining and creative ways. With a wide range of interactive and innovative playthings, Wild Republic toys spark the imagination and make learning fun.

Most notably, Wild Republic nature toys inspire children to a respect and protect the natural world and care for its creatures. Wild Republic toys have earned praise and endorsement of some of the most prominent conservation organizations in the world - Audubon, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, National Geographic, The Natural History Museum, AZA and the Australia Zoo.

Wild Republic has been delighting and educating children with nature-related toys and gifts since 1979. Founded as K&M International as a family-owned and operated business, the Wild Republic brand has grown into an internationally recognized company distributing unique products throughout the world. Committed to nature and conservation, Wild Republic strives to be as environmentally friendly and ethically responsible as possible. "


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PostSubject: Re: K&M Big Cats Tube and some more....   Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:16 pm

That is fascinating ! Shocked Thankyou, Roger flower

Gosh! I thought they were more connected to PV than Wild Republic Laughing

Some of the K & M I have are really fine quality ...very much like PV Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: K&M Big Cats Tube and some more....   Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:07 pm

Congratulations Susanne!! I love this set!!

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PostSubject: Re: K&M Big Cats Tube and some more....   Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:52 pm

These are nice cats.
K&M is the brand belonging to Wild Republic. WR also uses other manufacturers sometimes, the Itty Bitty containers seem to be by Nayab. I wonder if Nayab may be the manufacturer for the K&M brand. It is not unusual for manufacturers to make special lines for certain clients with proprietary molds.

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PostSubject: Re: K&M Big Cats Tube and some more....   Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:19 pm

So perhaps K & M also had PV making models for then ? scratch

These look like PV, so I thought they were that brand. But they are marked K&M 98

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PostSubject: Re: K&M Big Cats Tube and some more....   Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:35 pm

Really interesting set Susanne! Like Kristie, I especially like the Cheetah. I also think the Ocelot is cool (just because it's an ocelot) and I like the Jaguar and the Leopard and how, from what little I know, the figures seem to reflect actual differences in the sizes and shapes of those two types of cats. Very nice! Thank you for sharing!

p.s. oh! and I like the elk, fox and grizzly too!
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PostSubject: Re: K&M Big Cats Tube and some more....   Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:40 pm

I am SO happy that y`all like them Very Happy

As mentioned, - when I got them I saw them as cheap Mad-in-China models ( which they are, of course), but they do have that something Wink
Yes, if nothing else, - then the choice of species Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: K&M Big Cats Tube and some more....   Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:20 pm

Oh they are lovely kitty cats, Susanne!! Thanks for sharing with us cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: K&M Big Cats Tube and some more....   Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:40 pm

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Oh they are lovely kitty cats, Susanne!! Thanks for sharing with us cheers cheers

cheers Thankyou, also from the kitties ! They are so happy I found them again Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Wink

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PostSubject: Re: K&M Big Cats Tube and some more....   Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:41 pm

Such various poses! Great!

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PostSubject: Re: K&M Big Cats Tube and some more....   Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:43 pm

Yes I have this set as well and got it quite a few years ago.Some of the models are a a bit primitive but I like them never the less.I actually still have the tube they came in as well!
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PostSubject: Re: K&M Big Cats Tube and some more....   Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:55 pm

Sorry for bringing back this old topic but maybe it is useful to anyone who visits it.
As you probably know now, Susanne, the jaguar that is together with the Big Cats tube jaguar is from the Endagered Animals Tube (1998).
elk and grizzly are much probably from [url=K&M North American Bulk ]53129 North America Bulk[/url] while fox is similar to that from the North American tube although I believe these figures can be from more than one set.
By the way, these bulk figures are my favorite of all small K&M. Mainly htose that are marked 1997 and 1998. Very Happy I hope to get that fox some day. bounce

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PostSubject: Re: K&M Big Cats Tube and some more....   Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:14 pm

The hear was a unknown model for me :)

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