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PostSubject: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:55 am

Personally for wild animal figures, I would say Papo lions(King of Jungle, lioness, & lioness w/cub), tigers(tiger, white tiger, & tigress w/cub), leopards, cheetah, nile crocodile, hippo(adult), hippo calf, gorilla, giraffe(08'), giraffe calf(09'), black bear, komodo dragon, African buffalo, American buffalo, kudu, black rhino(*if only bigger would be perfect), wildebeest, ostrich, and moose compared to other companies(and the other companies version of those figures mentioned) are the best!
Just want to mention, Safari LTD's Wildlife Wonders Orang is an awesome figure(too bad Asian Elephant is not bigger, because it's a very nice figure as well!).
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PostSubject: Re: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:09 am

I agree with you on a lot of those. Only I've never really liked the Papo Giraffes. I think their legs are slightly odd looking, but I love the adult's face.
Papo black bear I've never seen in real life, but I love the Schleich black bear.
I think myself, that the retired Schleich Water Buffalo was the best out of those two.
But I agree with all the others. I too think the Wildlife Wonders Orangutan is amazing and I'm really looking forward to the 2011 Okapi Very Happy
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PostSubject: baltimore zoo   Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:51 am

Just wish Safari ltd would make more of the Wildlife Wonders series!
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PostSubject: Re: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:10 am

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Just wish Safari ltd would make more of the Wildlife Wonders series!
Last year they brought out, was it two new figurines? Orang-utan and Asian elephant. It must be expensive making them, so they only bring out a small number each year. Next year they have of course the Okapi.
I'd love to have the Asian elephant and I'll certainly get the Okapi!
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PostSubject: Re: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:23 pm

I'm agreeing too with Baltimore Zoo, in wild life Papo is the best in a lot of species but as Harriete said I have some doubt with the giraffes.
American buffalo it's the same of American bison and there's a very nice from CollectA, but the Schleich that Harriete is talking is another species, the Asian or water Buffalo and the Papo is an African or cape buffalo, we should compare the Papo with the CollectA.
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PostSubject: Re: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:30 pm

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I'm agreeing too with Baltimore Zoo, in wild life Papo is the best in a lot of species but as Harriete said I have some doubt with the giraffes.
American buffalo it's the same of American bison and there's a very nice from CollectA, but the Schleich that Harriete is talking is another species, the Asian or water Buffalo and the Papo is an African or cape buffalo, we should compare the Papo with the CollectA.
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I'm always getting them mixed up, the Schleich retired Buffalo, it is a Cape Buffalo isn't it. Laughing So compared with the Papo Cape Buffalo I prefer the Schleich.
We talked about the American Bisons in another thread, about which one is best, Papo, Schleich or CollectA.
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PostSubject: Re: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:27 pm

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I'm agreeing too with Baltimore Zoo, in wild life Papo is the best in a lot of species but as Harriete said I have some doubt with the giraffes.
American buffalo it's the same of American bison and there's a very nice from CollectA, but the Schleich that Harriete is talking is another species, the Asian or water Buffalo and the Papo is an African or cape buffalo, we should compare the Papo with the CollectA.
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I'm always getting them mixed up, the Schleich retired Buffalo, it is a Cape Buffalo isn't it. Laughing So compared with the Papo Cape Buffalo I prefer the Schleich.

Cape and water buffalos are very similar. According to Schleich the retired iten was a Cape Buffalo. I never saw it before in real so I have no oppinion about.

We talked about the American Bisons in another thread, about which one is best, Papo, Schleich or CollectA.

Do you remember each tread was it?
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PostSubject: Re: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:11 pm

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I'm agreeing too with Baltimore Zoo, in wild life Papo is the best in a lot of species but as Harriete said I have some doubt with the giraffes.
American buffalo it's the same of American bison and there's a very nice from CollectA, but the Schleich that Harriete is talking is another species, the Asian or water Buffalo and the Papo is an African or cape buffalo, we should compare the Papo with the CollectA.
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I'm always getting them mixed up, the Schleich retired Buffalo, it is a Cape Buffalo isn't it. Laughing So compared with the Papo Cape Buffalo I prefer the Schleich.

Cape and water buffalos are very similar. According to Schleich the retired iten was a Cape Buffalo. I never saw it before in real so I have no oppinion about.

We talked about the American Bisons in another thread, about which one is best, Papo, Schleich or CollectA.

Do you remember each tread was it?
umm, no Laughing I'll have a look...
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PostSubject: Re: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:14 pm

Here it is [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Didn't take long to find! Some of the pictures aren't showing, but I can't do anything about that myself.
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PostSubject: Re: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:46 pm

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Here it is [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Didn't take long to find! Some of the pictures aren't showing, but I can't do anything about that myself.

Thanks Harriet! I loved this tread!Very intersting!
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PostSubject: Re: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:25 am

I'm always getting them mixed up, the Schleich retired Buffalo, it is a Cape Buffalo isn't it. Laughing So compared with the Papo Cape Buffalo I prefer the Schleich.
We talked about the American Bisons in another thread, about which one is best, Papo, Schleich or CollectA. [/quote]

Oh! I saw some photos of Schleich buffalo and I think that it is a Cape buffalo!!! But is identified as water!!! Maybe a long time ago it was discussed or maybe I'm wrong???
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PostSubject: Re: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:35 am

HKHollinstone wrote:

I too think the Wildlife Wonders Orangutan is amazing and I'm really looking forward to the 2011 Okapi Very Happy

For me, despite I love very much the PAPO tigress with cub, I think the Safari WW Orangutan is my 2010 favourite I love you

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PostSubject: Re: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:44 am

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I think myself, that the retired Schleich Water Buffalo was the best out of those two.

No Schleich waterbuffalo Harriet, but a Cape buffalo. Very nice, chubby but for a Cape buffalo it's not a big problem... Wink

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Three collectors means at least three point of view, The SCHLEICH is the one I like the less in this batch Wink

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PostSubject: Re: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:01 am

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No Schleich waterbuffalo Harriet, but a Cape buffalo. Very nice, chubby but for a Cape buffalo it's not a big problem... Wink
Yes, Christophe, I realised it was not a water buffalo when Roger left his comment. Very Happy I'm always getting those two mixed up! I really like the Schleich one. I like almost everything about the Papo, but I don't like his open mouth. I like the Safari too, but not his legs. geek
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PostSubject: Re: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:12 pm

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No Schleich waterbuffalo Harriet, but a Cape buffalo. Very nice, chubby but for a Cape buffalo it's not a big problem... Wink
Yes, Christophe, I realised it was not a water buffalo when Roger left his comment. Very Happy I'm always getting those two mixed up! I really like the Schleich one. I like almost everything about the Papo, but I don't like his open mouth. I like the Safari too, but not his legs. geek

I still don't understand the problem with the SAFARI buffalo legs confused

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PostSubject: Re: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:17 pm

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No Schleich waterbuffalo Harriet, but a Cape buffalo. Very nice, chubby but for a Cape buffalo it's not a big problem... Wink
Yes, Christophe, I realised it was not a water buffalo when Roger left his comment. Very Happy I'm always getting those two mixed up! I really like the Schleich one. I like almost everything about the Papo, but I don't like his open mouth. I like the Safari too, but not his legs. geek

I still don't understand the problem with the SAFARI buffalo legs confused

I also wanted to know why? What a Face What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:56 pm

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Kikimalou wrote:
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No Schleich waterbuffalo Harriet, but a Cape buffalo. Very nice, chubby but for a Cape buffalo it's not a big problem... Wink
Yes, Christophe, I realised it was not a water buffalo when Roger left his comment. Very Happy I'm always getting those two mixed up! I really like the Schleich one. I like almost everything about the Papo, but I don't like his open mouth. I like the Safari too, but not his legs. geek

I still don't understand the problem with the SAFARI buffalo legs confused

I also wanted to know why? What a Face What a Face



...Yeh! The legs some crooked! Laughing Laughing Laughing The buffalo of Papo - it,s very nice! tongue
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PostSubject: Re: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:20 pm

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No Schleich waterbuffalo Harriet, but a Cape buffalo. Very nice, chubby but for a Cape buffalo it's not a big problem... Wink
Yes, Christophe, I realised it was not a water buffalo when Roger left his comment. Very Happy I'm always getting those two mixed up! I really like the Schleich one. I like almost everything about the Papo, but I don't like his open mouth. I like the Safari too, but not his legs. geek

I still don't understand the problem with the SAFARI buffalo legs confused

Christophe! My favorite is the photo with the 3 cape buffalos. To be perfect is only missing the CollectA! As I said in other tread, I don't know very well the work of Safari, I beleieve that is a very nice brand. Probably Harriete is talking about the balance, I have a Safari red Fox that it's impossible put in a standing pose. I'll try to use hot water to correct it.
Do you know why everywhere the Schleich buffalo is identified as a water when is clear that it is a cape?
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PostSubject: Re: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:13 pm

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I still don't understand the problem with the SAFARI buffalo legs confused
It's hooves stick out too far, making it look like his ankles might break if you see what I mean? They just look odd to me, but I like his face and colouring.
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The Schleich one does it a bit too, but look at the front legs in the real picture, they are straight, they don't curve outwards at all.
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PostSubject: Baltimore zoo   Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:04 pm

Of the 3 Cape buffalos, when seen together, the Papo's the most realistic and artistic.
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PostSubject: Baltimore zoo   Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:20 am

The Papo African Buffalo looks the most like the photo that HKHollinstone was so nice to post!
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PostSubject: Re: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:40 pm

I too like the Papo one best. It is the one with the birds on its back and the grass in the mouth right?

I am seeing more and more Papo that I really like as others have said the tigress with the cub in her mouth is so beautiful!

I will be looking for some Papo to add to my collection for sure!

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PostSubject: Re: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:01 pm

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I too like the Papo one best. It is the one with the birds on its back and the grass in the mouth right?

I am seeing more and more Papo that I really like as others have said the tigress with the cub in her mouth is so beautiful!

I will be looking for some Papo to add to my collection for sure!

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PostSubject: Re: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:38 pm

Thank you for the individual photos Torben. I got confused...I guess I like the Safari best...it has the little birds..but sometimes the legs don't look right on their animals........
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PostSubject: Baltimore zoo   Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:43 pm

For the time, the Lineol figures look amazing and still hold up well by today's figure standards!
I think back then as with a lot of things, more passion was put into the craftsmanship of the product, making it look better than some things produced today! Of course today with different technologies, things in general can be made better but because mass produced the passion's not there quite as much. I understand it's all about consumer demand and making money! But, personally, that's why I prefer Papo, because I feel their artists/sculptors maybe seem a little more passionate about their overall product(a throw back to the Lioneol and Britains)! I think Schleich is more about pumping out the product and less on quality.
Example, movies, I rather see an actor in the alien suit from Ridley Scott's Alien than any CGI(computer generated image) character in any of today's movies!
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PostSubject: Baltimore zoo   Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:45 pm

With the Safari ltd. African Buffalo, the legs are to thick, and the grass and birds aren't detail enough!
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PostSubject: Re: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:56 am

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With the Safari ltd. African Buffalo, the legs are to thick, and the grass and birds aren't detail enough!
Agree Laughing I do like it's face a lot though and the horns are good.
Papo is certainly the most realistic, however I really don't like it's open mouth.
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PostSubject: Baltimore zoo   Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:17 am

The open mouth is not that much of an "eyesore", because I see it as he's in the middle of chewing some cud.
Plus it's not that wide open so not that noticeable.
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PostSubject: Re: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:36 am

My favourite of the 3 is the Papo buffalo too, and the open mouth is often to be seen, not only chewing grass, but when they are concentrated on something too, or when they make a treathening pose against lions or so... Rolling Eyes
But here is a great buffalo too, although it is a gaur, made by Britains in the late 1970's and 1980's.

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PostSubject: Re: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:24 am

WILLYBACOMAN wrote:

But here is a great buffalo too, although it is a gaur, made by Britains in the late 1970's and 1980's.

The Britains gaur is indeed a great sculpt cheers ... With the badest colours ever affraid

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PostSubject: Re: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:25 am

WILLYBACOMAN wrote:
My favourite of the 3 is the Papo buffalo too, and the open mouth is often to be seen, not only chewing grass, but when they are concentrated on something too, or when they make a treathening pose against lions or so... Rolling Eyes

And sometimes because they want to chew some steel... Laughing

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PostSubject: Baltimore zoo   Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:00 am

I have the Britain's Gaur(can you believe that my hoof stock fans I have a bovine hoofed figure).
However, looks maybe a little more like a Banteng? Incidentally, I'm still blown away that there are
so many hoof stock fans out there, sorry( I say this respectfully), but they're just big cat, ursine, hyaenidae or wolf dinner to me...
Just don't see the attraction?
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PostSubject: Re: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:18 am

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I have the Britain's Gaur(can you believe that my hoof stock fans I have a bovine hoofed figure).
However, looks maybe a little more like a Banteng? Incidentally, I'm still blown away that there are
so many hoof stock fans out there, sorry( I say this respectfully), but they're just big cat, ursine, hyaenidae or wolf dinner to me...
Just don't see the attraction?


Poor gaur Crying or Very sad Alone with so many butchers around affraid lol!

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PostSubject: Re: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:17 am

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I have the Britain's Gaur(can you believe that my hoof stock fans I have a bovine hoofed figure).
However, looks maybe a little more like a Banteng? Incidentally, I'm still blown away that there are
so many hoof stock fans out there, sorry( I say this respectfully), but they're just big cat, ursine, hyaenidae or wolf dinner to me...
Just don't see the attraction?


Poor gaur Crying or Very sad Alone with so many butchers around affraid lol!
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Willy and baltimore zoo, I know buffalos open their mouths, of course Rolling Eyes buffalos are very closely related to cows and I live around cows so I know their habits. The Papo buffalo is a great figure, but I don't like it's teeth showing like that, it doesn't look good to me, in fact, he looks evil affraid if they'd done his mouth open, with maybe just his bottom teeth showing, then it wouldn't look so bad to me. Cows, for instance, their lips are very tough, thick flesh that protects their teeth. It's like a horse it's teeth are hidden by the upper lip, you hardly see the top teeth.
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PostSubject: Re: baltimore zoo thought about PAPO   Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:48 am

Yes Christophe, i can agree with that, specially when you know, that they used darker brown colours in plastic for some other models, so why not for the gaur??? Rolling Eyes

I do not specially love the bovinis or so Baltimore, but i love them too... Laughing
And the gaur is much much muscular then a Banteng, although they are muscular too, but not as heavy and big as the gaur, so the Britains culpt is not bad for me... :)

Well Harriet, you don't seem to see that the Papo buffalo is just smiling at you, as he wants to come to you too... Rolling Eyes cheers

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