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pipsxlch

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I have 2 dragons, a Safari one and a no name one.
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Please excuse the messy nightstand!


I do have two elves that were my daughter's, a mother one cradling a baby and one sitting in a water lily. I was planning on eBaying the mother one, but something chewed on the lily one. Shocked Maybe I will try and practice repairs on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Show us your Fantasy Figures   Show us your Fantasy Figures - Page 3 EmptyMon May 11, 2015 8:49 am

Great dragons, Pips cheers

Laughing Laughing It looks like the nightstand of a very active and inventive person , - GREAT Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Show us your Fantasy Figures   Show us your Fantasy Figures - Page 3 EmptyThu Feb 16, 2017 2:10 am

Bumping for the March '17 Show Us Yours, so a new one doesn't get started!

I have a couple new-since-last posted pieces I should add, and a few of my daughter's old ones I was trying to sell- I still own them, so they count right?

Safari unicorns- adult and foal
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Schleich fairies with Schleich Faraun dragon
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Safari Thunderchicken (sorry Thunderdragon) with Drake rider
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A weird dragon in a bin at Targets
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A Loch Ness monster I made out of a pumpkin stem, my only self made sculpt
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one of my Windstone dragons
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And a few more...
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And an Enesco figure.
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Thought I had pictures of my Schleich dragons, will have to take some new ones. Found the old ones... more photos in my thread in Collections if you want to see them.
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Do Star Wars fish count as fantasy?
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Nice pictures everyone ! i need to make so many pictures for the show us yours!
Like a hondred i have missed ... i like it so much its like looking at nice collections and
like getting to know poeple true that Very Happy

But i need to ask ... pipsxlch:
Windstone dragons OMG .. those are so really, really, really cool.
Where can u buy these? Do they came in Orange?!
(form the Netherlands maybe hard?)

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PostSubject: Re: Show us your Fantasy Figures   Show us your Fantasy Figures - Page 3 EmptyTue Feb 21, 2017 3:36 am

Hah, the corrupting begins... Wink Laughing

Dum_my, Windstone Editions is an American based/manufactured company. Here's a link to their website: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

They have a pretty active collector's forum; I know there are and have been several European collectors, but by far the majority of their sales and collectors are Americans and Canadians. I don't know if they have any retailers anywhere in Europe at this time; you can contact (or I will for you if you like) their office manager Susie; she is very sweet and great to work with. Actually everyone in the company comes off as really cool. They do sell online worldwide.

They are quite expensive- most are several hundred US dollars, though some smaller ones are less than $100, and a great big one is over $1,000. They are very fragile, heavy and expensive to ship-- they are made out of cast gypsum stone. They are known for fantasy creatures- mostly dragons and griffins- but have/do produce some real animals. They also have a line of various 'virgin' models for you to paint yourself, and these are cheaper.

I don't remember a true orange production paint scheme, but there have been several orangey test paint schemes (they often sell test paints on eBay or in their webstore to gauge interest). You could also get one of the paint-your-own blanks and paint it however you wish.

I've been collecting these since I first saw them- in 1986 with the pay from my first job; that's about when they began selling them too. I love how truly realistic they are (if you can say that about a fantasy animal)- they look like they will blink, stretch and take off as soon as you look away. I've had people walk into my room and jump back because they thought that figure on the table was a real living animal- "IS THAT A REAL LIVE DINOSAUR?!? WTF IS THAT!?!"

For all the time, my collection is very small compared to many's- I haven't been able to add much of anything for a few years now. If you go to the Collector's Forum on the website, you will see some amazing collections. (it's an open view forum)

I can add more photos of mine- I have about 20- but I don't know if that would be wanted here; they are sculptures not toy figures after all.
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Hah, the corrupting begins... Wink Laughing

Dum_my, Windstone Editions is an American based/manufactured company. Here's a link to their website: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

They have a pretty active collector's forum; I know there are and have been several European collectors, but by far the majority of their sales and collectors are Americans and Canadians. I don't know if they have any retailers anywhere in Europe at this time; you can contact (or I will for you if you like) their office manager Susie; she is very sweet and great to work with. Actually everyone in the company comes off as really cool. They do sell online worldwide.

They are quite expensive- most are several hundred US dollars, though some smaller ones are less than $100, and a great big one is over $1,000. They are very fragile, heavy and expensive to ship-- they are made out of cast gypsum stone. They are known for fantasy creatures- mostly dragons and griffins- but have/do produce some real animals. They also have a line of various 'virgin' models for you to paint yourself, and these are cheaper.

I don't remember a true orange production paint scheme, but there have been several orangey test paint schemes (they often sell test paints on eBay or in their webstore to gauge interest). You could also get one of the paint-your-own blanks and paint it however you wish.

I've been collecting these since I first saw them- in 1986 with the pay from my first job; that's about when they began selling them too. I love how truly realistic they are (if you can say that about a fantasy animal)- they look like they will blink, stretch and take off as soon as you look away. I've had people walk into my room and jump back because they thought that figure on the table was a real living animal- "IS THAT A REAL LIVE DINOSAUR?!? WTF IS THAT!?!"

For all the time, my collection is very small compared to many's- I haven't been able to add much of anything for a few years now. If you go to the Collector's Forum on the website, you will see some amazing collections. (it's an open view forum)

I can add more photos of mine- I have about 20- but I don't know if that would be wanted here; they are sculptures not toy figures after all.

Thank you so much!

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These are amazing fantasy figures!  You did a wonderful job on the Loch Ness Monster, and I love the Star Wars fish.

I don't have many in my collection at all, but this was one of my very first Schleich figures and is still a personal favorite.

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PostSubject: Re: Show us your Fantasy Figures   Show us your Fantasy Figures - Page 3 EmptyWed Mar 01, 2017 10:45 pm

That pegasus is just SO lovely !!!I love you
I have it also, and it is still my favorite too cheers

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Thank you, Barracudacat! I like that pegasus, it looks much better than most of their new horses to me. It has a really nice motion and flow to it. Better proportions than the new pieces too.

Dum-my, if you see this I added some more pictures of my Windstones to my 'other collections and hobbies' thread. Plus a really nice English make of fantasy figures.
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These two just HAD to come along last time I got some models Rolling Eyes Laughing

A WHITE phoenix from Papo, and the moon fox from Schleich Very Happy
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Actually the foxy creature was for Roger...but I think I have to get one more for him cheers

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OK, I will show you a few of what I have. I will start with this old unicorn I bought back in 1986 in a flea market. Someone told me it actually is a Knock-off from a Breyer horse. The second one is from the line "Dragons, Knights and Daggers" by Imperial, released in 1984. This line was meant to be played with "Masters Of The Universe" (Mattel) figures.


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I am continuing with two chinese dragons by Imperial. The first one is marked "1969", while the second one is marked "1978".


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WOW !! THREE Imperial models cheers

That unicorn is nice, - only the eyes are painted a bit spooky, aren't they Laughing

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Actually, I have more than three! Here are my Imperial Sabre-tooth Serpent (also from Dragons, Knights and Daggers), my Imperial Hydra (1983) and my Imperial European Dragon (1983).


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And here is my 1983 Imperial unicorn. Imperial released, in 1983, three different models of unicorns: a white-and-pink one running, a white-and-blue one rearing and a white-and-yellow one (the one above) trotting.


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Nice ones ! Very Happy

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Amazing, rare collection cheers

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Amazing, rare collection cheers
Thank you! But, you know, these pièces are not exactly rare. You can find them at relatively low prices on EBay.
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Here are four more that I have. They are mine since 1986. They are from a toyline called "Defenders of the Planets", a line inspired by Masters Of the Universe.


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cheers cheers

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They are wonderful. Strange , great poses, - real dream/fantasy critters Very Happy

What brand are they ? Does it say what animals they are ? bounce

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Papo makes a fantasy figure. It's their 2017 Smilodon
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They are wonderful. Strange , great poses, - real dream/fantasy critters Very Happy

What brand are they ? Does it say what animals they are ? bounce

They are from the 1980's line "Defenders Of the Planets" by Sparkles toys. Those animals also had large steed counterparts. The only large one I have is the Eagle Steed. I must have its picture somewhere, I will look for it.

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Here is a drawing of a unicorn found in an ancient edition of the Medieval Bestiaries. Doesn't it look delicate and sweet? Puere white, deer hooves, goat beard and a single horn growing on its forehead.
Many people in Europe and North America Believe the legend of unicorns come from deformed reports of rhinoceroses. Why? Because Pliny the Elder called the rhinoceros "unicornis". However, here is how he described his "unicornis":

"It is a large beast, grey in color. It has the body of a horse, the feet of an elephant, the tail of a boar. On the middle of its face, a long, curved, black horn points foreward. It is said that the unicornis is the fiercest animal on earth. It cannot be captured alive and charges all its ennemies with its black horn".

But look at the drawing above: it doesn't look anything like the animal Pliny the Elder described. It is not grey, its horn is not black and its feet are Nothing like an elephant's feet. Plus, looking at the plants drawn around it (strawberries, thistles, daisies), we see small plants drawn in a rather large size, which means the unicorn surrounded by them is not very big. This becomes even more obvious when the animal is drawn with humans:

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Am I the only one who sees the unicorn above is represented no bigger than a big dog?

But in the Medieval Bestiaries, is there a unicorn-like animal drawn Matching the description given by Pliny the Elder? Actually, there is: it is called the MONOCEROS. Here it is:
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Not convinced? Look at the ELEPHANT FEET, the BOAR TAIL and the GREY COLOR of the animal; plus, it is drawn looking like a horse, Pliny the Elder having compared the rhinoceros to a large horse, back in his time. So, to me, this drawing is clearly made by someone who never saw a rhinoceros, but was aware of the description Pliny the Elder gave it.

So, in the medieval times, people clearly made a difference between the large, grey, elephant-footed MONOCEROS and the small, white, goat-bearded and goat-footed UNICORN. So, if the rhinoceros is not behind the legend of the fluffy white unicorn, what animal is?
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To answer this question, we need to travel to TIBET. Here is a picture of the WHEEL OD DHARMA, surrounded by two little unicorns (each one of these animals has one horn). There, unicorns are called "SHERU".
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And here is a statue of Dorje-Legpa, a pre-buddhist spirit who protects people from falling into crime, having becomed a criminal himself in his terrestrial life.  He is Always shown riding a goat with horns joined to each other, torsading around each other or "welded" to one other.

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Why are those goats represented with two joined horns, or Simply one horn? Answer: BECAUSE OF AN OPERATION BÖNTO SHEPHERDS PERFORMED ON THEIR GOATS DURING CENTURIES. What was this operation, exactly? Well, first, we all know angora goats, a fluffy, white breed of goats, come from the Hymalayas. When a new kid was born, the shepherds would incise and sew the fleshy horn buds to each other; this was performed before the kid was a Week old. When the wound healed, there was only one horn bud on the head of the goats. And this single horn bud eventually took root in the head bones of the animal and… VOILÀ! A REAL LIVING UNICORN!

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It is one of those animals Gengis Khan saw on the top of a mountain while he was planning to invade Tibet. But the sight of this "celestial, pure unicorn" convinced him not to. Skeptical? Well, Gengis Khan was Indeed cruel, sadistic and merciless. But he was certainly not blind nor stupid. So, if he claimed he saw a unicorn, it is because he saw a unicorn. He saw a tibetan goat with one horn.

But why did Arabians see unicorns as well? Well, it is because Bönto people were not the only one who had the habit of joining the horns of their goats: Ethiopian shepherds did it as well.
But why?
It seems that, in the beginning, shepherds in Tibet and Ethiopia did it to make their goats more capable to defend themselves against predators. As a matter of fact, two horns welded in a single one transformed them into lethal daggers. And no ennemy could attack one of those animals without being seriously injured by such a stabbing.

OK, now, we know what people who claimed they saw unicorns actually saw. But one question still remains: why did they become a symbol of purity?
The answe to this question is simple: BECAUSE THEY COULD NOT REPRODUCE AS IS. Many chinese emperors bought unicorns from tibetan shepherds. But the chine court would Always Wonder why in the world unicrons only gave Birth to two-horned animals? Mystery. Absolute mystery! And this mystery made the unicorns seem magical, celestial, of spiritual essence. And that is the start of the legend of the "Virgin unicorn".
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Thankyou !!! Very interesting cheers Applause Very Happy

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Thank you but I'm not quite finished; the rest of unicorn history will be added soon.
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I only have 2 fantasy figures,both from ELC
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Very nice, congrats. cheers cheers

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THIS CENTAUR IS MAGNIFICIENT!!!
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So, the unicorns travellers saw were goats with their horns artificially joined together, just like these magnificient specimens.

But I know you'll ask me this question: why are unicorns represented like large horses today?

The answer to this comes from the narwhal tusks Vikings sold to celtic kings around the year 1000. Those tusks were sold to them at high prices as @unicorns horns@. So, when the kings and their court people saw those loooooonng tusks, they said to themselves: but if unicorn horns are so long, unicorns must be extremely large animals to grow them! And the representations of unicorns went from goat-sized to horse-sized. For many centuries, unicorns were represented as half-horse, half-goat animals with a narwhal tusk on their heads. We can see many of those superb unicorns everywhere in Scotland, while the unicorn is Scotland's Official Animal.

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While the unicorns were as large as horses, their features, in popular art, went less and less goat-like to become more and more horse-like animals. Today, the goat characteristics (beard, curved tail and cloven hooves) are forgotten and unicorns today are represented as white horses with a torsad horn. Not only that, but in the 20th century, we saw the emergence of unicorns with rainbow manes and tails, and even in coats of pastel colors.
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Very interesting as always, Valérie! I enjoy to know it all about unicorns although I Will keep the image of an elasmotherium as their representative. I know it is somewhat fantasious but I like it. Wink

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Very interesting as always, Valérie! I enjoy to know it all about unicorns although I Will keep the image of an elasmotherium as their representative. I know it is somewhat fantasious but I like it. Wink

As their representative… where?

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Well, you now know the Elasmotherium corresponds more to the MONOCEROS! Smile
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Very interesting as always, Valérie! I enjoy to know it all about unicorns although I Will keep the image of an elasmotherium as their representative. I know it is somewhat fantasious but I like it. Wink

As their representative… where?

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Well, you now know the Elasmotherium corresponds more to the MONOCEROS! Smile

Where? In my head! Wink However, it is not hard to find information about Russian people relating the unicorn with the elasmotherium. It may be the Monoceros instead. You are the real expert on it.

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Very interesting as always, Valérie! I enjoy to know it all about unicorns although I Will keep the image of an elasmotherium as their representative. I know it is somewhat fantasious but I like it. Wink

As their representative… where?

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Well, you now know the Elasmotherium corresponds more to the MONOCEROS! Smile

Where? In my head! Wink However, it is not hard to find information about Russian people relating the unicorn with the elasmotherium. It may be the Monoceros instead. You are the real expert on it.

It's OK for your head! Very Happy I often imagine my cinema idols as centaurs; fantasies are without limits! cheers

As for Russian people relating the Elasmotherium with unicorns, I'm not surprised: as I explained earlier, Pliny the Elder called the rhinoceros @Unicornis@, which lead to the lexical confusion we know.study  As I said earlier, the rhinoceros-unicorn relation is lexical, since most people totally forget about the ELEPHANT FEET Pliny the Elder gave to his description of the animal being totally different from the GOAT FEET drawn on the unicorn a millenium ago. And you are a boy, and boys do prefer bulky and muscular rhinoceroses to delicate and poetic unicorns!Laughing

 I am not surprised, though I'm always disappointed to see the lack of OBSERVATION most people show today. How come almost nobody notices the difference between the description from Pliny the Elder and the representation of unicorns in medieval paintings? Don't they see the ENORMOUS DIFFERENCE? Don't they see there is obviously a SECOND ANIMAL BEHIND THE LEGEND!!??? Do they think Medieval people were so stupid they couldn't even remember what they actually saw? Do they think Medieval people were constantly on LSD!!??? The fact the there were a lot less ways back then to know about exotic animals does not mean those people were stupid. In the Medieval times, people were just as smart and clever as we are today and were just as aware of what they encountered as we are today. The only thing is, the only way to know about the outside world was to TRAVEL or LISTEN TO THE TRAVELLERS' STORIES. And if that travellers saw little fluffy white animals with one horn, in the Hymalayas, they sure didn't invent it. Just like they didn't invent having seen dragon bones (dinosaur bones), dog-headed humanoids (lemurs) and blemmyes (african people wearing masks covering both the face and the chest).

As a matter of fact, it is a way too common opinion among people today that people of ancient times were stupid, totally unaware of their surroundings and full of superstitions. Let me tell you that if that opinion was right, WE WOULD NOT BE HERE TODAY. Why? BECAUSE PEOPLE BACK THEN SIMPLY WOULDN'T HAVE SURVIVED TO REPRODUCE. Did you know a computer was discovered in an ancient greek shipwreck? Yup! A complex mechanical object visually used to calculate the movements of the planets known back then. Not only that, but what seems to be the very first electric battery (a piece of copper surrounded by hardened clay) was discovered in the ruins of Babylon (or was it Ur?). Not convinced? Consider it: in South America, precolumbian statues were sculpted in a way that magnetic pieces in the carved stone fitted with the emplacement of the temples and the navel of the statue. How is it for a proof of intelligence, knowledge and awareness of those ancient people? See what I mean? farao Mesopotamians made experiences on electricity, Greeks were able to build planet-movement-calculating machines and Precolumbian tribes were aware of magnetic phenomenons. So, who can still claim those people were stupid?
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I surely don't claim them as stupid and I find their cultural legacy very interesting. Being a boy i surely find a elasmotherium an impressive animal but I also like delicate creatures. I even enjoy insects and other animals. I was not disputing the concepts of fantasy or legendary creatures. I find them very interesting but they are not defintely my collecting subject. You have surely contributed a lot to increase my little knowledge about it although I keep just confortably as an observer layperson.

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I surely don't claim them as stupid and I find their cultural legacy very interesting. Being a boy i surely find a elasmotherium an impressive animal but I also like delicate creatures. I even enjoy insects and other animals. I was not disputing the concepts of fantasy or legendary creatures. I find them very interesting but they are not defintely my collecting subject. You have surely contributed a lot to increase my little knowledge about it although I keep just confortably as an observer layperson.

I wasn't talking about you, of course! Smile I was talking about what I hear and see most of the time. Ancient people have a very bad reputation in many people's minds, convinced they were not smarter than a four-year-old. "They didn't have the capacity to make computers like today", I hear quite often. And this is claimed by people who can barely hold a hammer straight... They tend to forget that back then, most people had to build manually their own tools, ways of transport and clothes. Today, most people don't even know how to hold a needle, just going in the store for clothes... made by other people or even machines. At those times, without machines, they made buildings, clothes, artworks, without any machines. Today, we all use computers, but let's be honest here: who is truly able to actually build one? Not many. We simply use things other people, hard-working, smart people build for us. Most of the time, smarter and harder-working than most of us who use those products...
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