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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Wish List for 2014- What do you want to see???   Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:36 pm

Loving all the suggestions folks.  Everyone is selecting super exotic species that I don't even see on wishlists for other brands such as Bullyland or Safari!   Such high expectations.  I hope CollectA doesn't disappoint you this year.  Some models are still in the last minute stages of finalisation.  This year has been so busy and unfortunately some animals did not make it and will be put back another year.......announcements are still a while off yet but hold tight and I am sure many of you will be pleasantly surprised.  I will give you all one clue - only one bird species made it through this year and no other brand has made it yet (the main current brands that is)........hopefully more birds next year! Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Wish List for 2014- What do you want to see???   Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:51 pm

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only one bird species made it through this year and no other brand has made it yet (the main current brands that is)........hopefully more birds  next year! Very Happy Very Happy
Any bird of CollectA is a good news...

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Wish List for 2014- What do you want to see???   Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:56 pm

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only one bird species made it through this year and no other brand has made it yet (the main current brands that is)........hopefully more birds  next year! Very Happy Very Happy
Any bird of CollectA is a good news...
oh please I hope it's cassowary, it's too beautiful species to be all the time absent in major brands range.

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Wish List for 2014- What do you want to see???   Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:09 pm

Any clues about equines? Pretty please! What a Face bounce 

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Wish List for 2014- What do you want to see???   Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:42 am

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Loving all the suggestions folks.  Everyone is selecting super exotic species that I don't even see on wishlists for other brands such as Bullyland or Safari!   Such high expectations.  I hope CollectA doesn't disappoint you this year.  Some models are still in the last minute stages of finalisation.  This year has been so busy and unfortunately some animals did not make it and will be put back another year.......announcements are still a while off yet but hold tight and I am sure many of you will be pleasantly surprised.  I will give you all one clue - only one bird species made it through this year and no other brand has made it yet (the main current brands that is)........hopefully more birds  next year! Very Happy Very Happy
Fantastic! Among all fantastic releases of this year, my only "complaint", was that it was missing a bird. I really love all CollectA birds, even chickens I find nice. Very Happy
I believe Ana guessed it although a secretary would fit better your style, I guess! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Wish List for 2014- What do you want to see???   Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:18 am

Ok another clue. This bird has two legs.....
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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Wish List for 2014- What do you want to see???   Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:21 am

Dont all birds have two legs?
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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Wish List for 2014- What do you want to see???   Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:05 am

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Ok another clue. This bird has two legs.....
That fact makes it a lot easier Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Wish List for 2014- What do you want to see???   Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:09 am

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Ok another clue. This bird has two legs.....
That fact makes it a lot easier Very Happy
Hehe I am just teasing, I honestly cannot reveal anything at this stage until CollectA are ready but I promise you it will be worth the wait. Given that the most surprising Safari Ltd item for me is the 2014 Anhinga bird then you will be equally overjoyed at the CollectA one.

Will reveal all as soon as I can. Very Happy Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Wish List for 2014- What do you want to see???   Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:38 am

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only one bird species made it through this year and no other brand has made it yet (the main current brands that is)........hopefully more birds  next year! Very Happy Very Happy
Any bird of CollectA is a good news...
oh please I hope it's cassowary, it's too beautiful species to be all the time absent in major brands range.
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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Wish List for 2014- What do you want to see???   Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:43 am

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Ok another clue. This bird has two legs.....
That fact makes it a lot easier Very Happy
Hehe I am just teasing, I honestly cannot reveal anything at this stage until CollectA are ready but I promise you it will be worth the wait.  Given that the most surprising Safari Ltd item for me is the 2014 Anhinga bird then you will be equally overjoyed at the CollectA one.  

Will reveal all as soon as I can. Very Happy Very Happy 
My friend, at this point Collecta has become my favorite brand. So, I'm sure the wait is worthy!

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Wish List for 2014- What do you want to see???   Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:38 pm

Better one bird than none. My guess is the SHOEBILL!

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Wish List for 2014- What do you want to see???   Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:47 pm

Hi Numaan, can you tell us at least the approximate number of 2014's new figures and some irrelevant clues as "Is an animal that you love so much" or "There's a gray animal and a purple one"? The wait is overwhelming.
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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Wish List for 2014- What do you want to see???   Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:08 am

Here are some facts and clues:

1. A very rare wild cat species was being finalised but due to time it has now been put on hold and will be released in 2015

2. CollectA may be heading towards an interest in botany......

3. We have a high interest in Hoofed Mammals.....Very Happy Very Happy  A few are coming out that have NEVER been created by any of the major brands before (I cannot speak for older brands such as Lineol, starlux as I dont know much about them) but there is a BIG highlight in the wildlife range which will definitely please many fans.....all I can say is big body, big horns..... Very Happy 

On enough clues for now! You will all get me into trouble!!!! But your excitement, anticipation and hopes will somewhat be satisfied with this year's line up although not as big as last year's unfortunately due to time pressures....

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Wish List for 2014- What do you want to see???   Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:34 am

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Here are some facts and clues:  

1. A very rare wild cat species was being finalised but due to time it has now been put on hold and will be released in 2015

2. CollectA may be heading towards an interest in botany......

3. We have a high interest in Hoofed Mammals.....Very Happy Very Happy   A few are coming out that have NEVER been created by any of the major brands before (I cannot speak for older brands such as Lineol, starlux as I dont know much about them) but there is a BIG highlight in the wildlife range which will definitely please many fans.....all I can say is big body, big horns.....  Very Happy 

On enough clues for now! You will all get me into trouble!!!!  But your excitement, anticipation and hopes will somewhat be satisfied with this year's line up although not as big as last year's unfortunately due to time pressures....

1. I hope it's a marbled cat.
2. Perhaps some flowers, or some fruits?
3. I hope there would be a greater kudu and an Asian water buffalo, but my guess is a bongo.

Not as big as last year? How unfortunate. Doe sit mean less than 50 items?


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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Wish List for 2014- What do you want to see???   Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:50 pm

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3. We have a high interest in Hoofed Mammals.....Very Happy Very Happy   A few are coming out that have NEVER been created by any of the major brands before (I cannot speak for older brands such as Lineol, starlux as I dont know much about them) but there is a BIG highlight in the wildlife range which will definitely please many fans.....all I can say is big body, big horns.....  Very Happy 

On enough clues for now! You will all get me into trouble!!!!  But your excitement, anticipation and hopes will somewhat be satisfied with this year's line up although not as big as last year's unfortunately due to time pressures....

OK, Numaan, about the hoofed animal you don't need to tell more, it is evident that it is a water buffalo what makes me really ahppy. Maybe the most waited animal these days! bounce bounce bounce
Incredible, reading these new comments, my conviction about the bird now is going towards a frigatbird or a cormorant. But my guesses for a bird will stop although I am very glad CollectA decided to make a specimen with two legs. tongue

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Wish List for 2014- What do you want to see???   Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:06 pm

Can't wait to see what they'll release! Hopefully that's soon.

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Wish List for 2014- What do you want to see???   Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:28 pm

Hopefully there's more sealife than just the bowhead whale and pygmy sperm whale.
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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Wish List for 2014- What do you want to see???   Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:24 pm

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but there is a BIG highlight in the wildlife range which will definitely please many fans.....all I can say is big body, big horns.....  Very Happy 


OK, Numaan, about the hoofed animal you don't need to tell more, it is evident that it is a water buffalo what makes me really happy.
Hi Roger

Who said anything about a Buffalo? there are many other species that fit my vague description :-)
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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Wish List for 2014- What do you want to see???   Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:54 pm

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but there is a BIG highlight in the wildlife range which will definitely please many fans.....all I can say is big body, big horns..... Very Happy


OK, Numaan, about the hoofed animal you don't need to tell more, it is evident that it is a water buffalo what makes me really happy.
Hi Roger

Who said anything about a Buffalo? there are many other species that fit my vague description :-)
OK, Numaan, I know something with large horns and body is a very vague thing. I know also that you cannot share yet exactly what it is with us. Though, you must know that I have a special ability to guess! :study:Want proof? So get this one... this bull has 4 legs!!! bom Contradict me now if you can! Laughing Wink Very Happy Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Wish List for 2014- What do you want to see???   Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:42 am

Second thought, I think Roger is right, it's an Asian water buffalo. I was distracted by Numaan's statement about "never been created by any of the major brands".
But I still hope for a greater kudu.


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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Wish List for 2014- What do you want to see???   Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:08 am

Hey Numaan, I was hoping you could clear something up for me. I asked Collecta a question on their facebook page which I will quote to give you context for the answer that they gave. I said, " I was curious if you could reveal the number of wildlife models you'll be releasing for 2014, or if that will also have to wait for November? I had heard that you had originally planned to release around 27 in 2013, but had to cut that number in half for economic reasons. Will 2014 be back in the range of 27 models, or will it contain around the same number as this years line? Thanks for all your great work!"

They replied, "We dont cut anything! You will be amazed with all the new items! Anyway, we will release in Nov, as usual. Thanks for your support."

Their answer to my question regarding the number of models that will be released this year suggested to me that they would be releasing more models in 2014 then they did in 2013. However, you seemed to indicate in a previous post that there would be fewer models released in 2014 then there were this year. I was just hoping you could help to clear up the apparent discrepancy between your statement and their answer to my question. Thanks!

And for any collectors who don't visit the Collecta facebook page, they specifically mentioned, in response to a fellow posting a picture of his North American Collecta models, that there are " [m]ore North Americans to come" in 2014. Just another bit of info as to what Collecta has planned for 2014.
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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Wish List for 2014- What do you want to see???   Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:40 pm

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know also that you cannot share yet exactly what it is with us. Though, you must know that I have a special ability to guess! :study:Want proof? So get this one... this bull has 4 legs!!!  bom Contradict me now if you can! LaughingWinkVery Happy:D
ha! you are a cheeky chappy, I love it! And yes I do think in general you have a very good ability to guess because you manage to stay on top of the general trend, much more than I can ever hope to attempt. Very Happy  I promise to let you all know as soon as I can.
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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Wish List for 2014- What do you want to see???   Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:04 pm

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Hey Numaan, I was hoping you could clear something up for me. I asked Collecta a question on their facebook page which I will quote to give you context for the answer that they gave. I said, " I was curious if you could reveal the number of wildlife models you'll be releasing for 2014, or if that will also have to wait for November? I had heard that you had originally planned to release around 27 in 2013, but had to cut that number in half for economic reasons. Will 2014 be back in the range of 27 models, or will it contain around the same number as this years line? Thanks for all your great work!"

They replied, "We dont cut anything! You will be amazed with all the new items! Anyway, we will release in Nov, as usual. Thanks for your support."

Their answer to my question regarding the number of models that will be released this year suggested to me that they would be releasing more models in 2014 then they did in 2013. However, you seemed to indicate in a previous post that there would be fewer models released in 2014 then there were this year. I was just hoping you could help to clear up the apparent discrepancy between your statement and their answer to my question. Thanks!

And for any collectors who don't visit the Collecta facebook page, they specifically mentioned, in response to a fellow posting a picture of his North American Collecta models, that there are " [m]ore North Americans to come" in 2014. Just another bit of info as to what Collecta has planned for 2014.
Hi there

No one really knows how many models overall will be released across the entire CollectA range if this question is asked earlier in the year. It is only really known right at the end - the reason is simple - an ambitious list is drawn up towards the end of 2012 and work is then started on each model a few at a time. There sculpting team is not huge and there only so many models that a sculptor can work on at the same time. Slowly as the year progresses models are signed off one by one but then there are some that just dont make it in time and then these are rolled over to the next year. Different teams in CollectA are responsible for different ranges and so to give an overall estimation is very difficult. Personally I know about the wildlife range and some of the sea life. I dont have an interest in any of the other ranges and am not involved in their design and so I dont ask and find out the same time as everyone else. SO back to the wildlife range - a large list was drawn up but unfortunately some have been put on hold for the next year. The last few models are now almost complete so no one can be 100% certain that the original intended number of models will make it through.

So if CollectA have said that more models will be released in 2014 across the entire range then they are correct but I would not be aware of this because I have no idea about what other models are being made - I express no interest in this so please accept my apologies if I could not answer your question. For the wildlife I hoped we could release around 26 different species but unfortunately due to time pressures this is looking likely to be between 15-20 potential new models and approx 10 I know are brand new species never created by a major brand (by major I mean Papo, Schleich, Bullyland, Mojo and Safari).

I hope this helps. I may have waffled on and forgot to answer your original question, sorry!

All I can reiterate is that our forum is important to CollectA and I am grateful that they read our comments and listen to us and take the creation of new species very seriously in comparison to other Major brands that I have come across. The more successful the wildlife models become the more CollectA is willing to create unusual species.



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PostSubject: Re: CollectA Wish List for 2014- What do you want to see???   Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:08 pm

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Here are some facts and clues:  

1. A very rare wild cat species was being finalised but due to time it has now been put on hold and will be released in 2015

2. CollectA may be heading towards an interest in botany......

3. We have a high interest in Hoofed Mammals.....Very Happy Very Happy   A few are coming out that have NEVER been created by any of the major brands before (I cannot speak for older brands such as Lineol, starlux as I dont know much about them) but there is a BIG highlight in the wildlife range which will definitely please many fans.....all I can say is big body, big horns.....  Very Happy 

On enough clues for now! You will all get me into trouble!!!!  But your excitement, anticipation and hopes will somewhat be satisfied with this year's line up although not as big as last year's unfortunately due to time pressures....

Thank you Numaan for all this nice informations! cheers

1. It's maybe a pallas's cat or a asian gold cat? Very Happy

2. A corpse plant would be nice! Smile

3. That's a difficult maybe Bongo?

And the bird I hope for a Kagu, a cossowary or a Kakapo

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