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PostSubject: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:43 am

I have the honor of presenting the SUY July topic--Hippos!

The hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius), or hippo, from the ancient Greek for "river horse" (ἱπποπόταμος), is a large, mostly herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae (the other is the pygmy hippopotamus). After the elephant and rhinoceros, the hippopotamus is the third largest type of land mammal and the heaviest extant artiodactyl. Despite their physical resemblance to pigs and other terrestrial even-toed ungulates, their closest living relatives are cetaceans (whales, porpoises, etc.) from which they diverged about 55 million years ago. The common ancestor of whales and hippos split from other even-toed ungulates around 60 million years ago. The earliest known hippopotamus fossils, belonging to the genus Kenyapotamus in Africa, date to around 16 million years ago.

The hippopotamus is semi-aquatic, inhabiting rivers, lakes and mangrove swamps, where territorial bulls preside over a stretch of river and groups of 5 to 30 females and young. During the day, they remain cool by staying in the water or mud; reproduction and childbirth both occur in water. They emerge at dusk to graze on grass. While hippopotamuses rest near each other in the water, grazing is a solitary activity and hippos are not territorial on land. Hippos are recognizable by their barrel-shaped torso, enormous mouth and teeth, nearly hairless body, stubby legs and tremendous size. The hippopotamus is one of the largest quadrupeds and, despite its stocky shape and short legs, it can easily outrun a human. Hippos have been clocked at 30 km/h (19 mph) over short distances. The hippopotamus is one of the most aggressive creatures in the world and is regarded as one of the most dangerous animals in Africa. Nevertheless, they are still threatened by habitat loss and poaching for their meat and ivory canine teeth.

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I wish I had action shots but the weather has not cooperated!

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Left to right: Papo calf, unknown sleeping hippo, new and old Schleich males with new calf, and a Christmas ornament mother and calf hippo.

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Left to right: Mojo females, old Schleich females and calf, Safari LTD calf (I have mother too, not pictured) and no name shiny grey hippo.

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A perfect newborn for the Mojo cow: Elastolin/Preiser hippo calf from Yvette!

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An action photo from 2011 pre new Schleich and Mojo

I am not a fan of the grey coloring of the older models, but like the Mojo, Papo and new Schleich colors--more realistic to the species.

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:45 am

Shawn... finally Hippo cheers cheers ... your last pict just perfect... love it...
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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:50 pm

Really good pics sunny cheers cheers cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:02 pm

Very good photos!!

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:15 pm

i really like all the different brands brought together to make a herd it is very nice
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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:07 pm

WOOHOO!! cheers So many blorptastic potamuses! *Happy hippo dance*
Of course mine are all packed up at the moment (and for the next few weeks, by the look of things), but I'll share them eventually. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:08 pm

Many nice hippos:cheers: cheers cheers cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:44 pm

I don't have the Mojo hippo yet, so this is my favorite of my collection so far. All it says on the belly is Made in China and its hollow so I don't know what brand it is.
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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:10 pm

I have that one too! IIRC it's a Nayab model sold by K&M in one of their bagged sets.

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:11 pm

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I forgot to take his photo too..along with his/her calf. I also have the above. Embarassed 

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:46 pm

Beautiful collection of hippos:!(o)): Applause cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:24 am

Thank you Sumo for the info. this hippo now has a history.cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:33 pm

Here are our ancient Hippopotami, starting with composition and moving on to metal and plastic.

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The Hippo on the left is by Pfeiffer of Vienna. Typically, it was made in two halves, front and back. Hausser, as usual, made their Elastolin Hippo (on the right) a little bigger than Pfeiffer's.

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In the 1930's, before war closed the factories to toy production, Hausser and Pfeiffer shared a sculptor, who produced several baby animals. This is the Hippo baby, with a Hausser parent.

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Lineol's oldest Hippo is textured so that its skin looks hairy. That lower jaw is obviously loose ...

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... it was held in place by one very sharp nail and some glue!
The baby, released in the 1930's, has skin textured like a snake.

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Lineol's 1950's Hippo (with Schleich baby). His missing lower teeth have been replaced, otherwise he is in original condition. Like the earlier model, his lower jaw is a separate casting, fixed in place with glue.

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Britains' old metal Hippo and baby (left) were based on pictures by a London Zoo photographer. The same moulds were used to clone their plastic Hippos (right) released in 1961 (adult) and 1962 (baby).

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In 1978, Britains produced an open-mouthed plastic Hippo ... not one of their best models. (The older Hippo thinks that the new one is noisy and rude!)

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:56 pm

Wonderful oldies again Sue and Lesley cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:23 pm

Oh Sue and Lesley, I love your pictures, the arrangement of your animals
and your informations to the pictures. Many thanks for showing!Applause 


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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:03 am


That rare hippos...¡

is an honor to see its

Congratulations Sue and Lesley Castlerigg

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:39 pm

Beautyful ! Stunning ! Wonderful cheers 

Sue and Lesley, this forum wouldn`t be the same without you drunken

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:06 pm

My turn to show some hippos alien Very Happy 

First, of course, the Danish Reisler ones from the 50`s :
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My first Britains model Very Happy 
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All the ones I have , - old and newer Authentics, from Collector`s case ( smaller) and Good-luck-mini Very Happy 
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I bought this hippo as VEB Plaho, but I think he is from Marolin Wink
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Fuzzy hippo from the old DDR brand Max Carl :
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First and secomd ones from Papo
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Papo hippobabymos with the latest mom Wink 
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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:29 pm

You have a wonderful hippo collections!!

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:31 am

Thankyou very much, Ken Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:24 am

So much brands - from Reisler, to Schleich, Britains....a great meeting of great hippos! cheers cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:30 pm

Nice collection of hippos!!Applause Applause 
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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:49 pm

I just got the new Schleich hippos, and I like them a lot, I don't think its mouth is too big.

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:08 pm

From left to right - Mojo female, Papo baby, Britains female, Papo male, Schleich retired female
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Lineol and Papo males, Knautschke and his younger rival...
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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:26 am

Ohhh! I forgot my Mojo-hippo Crying or Very sad 

Lovely hippoes, Robert !cheers 
Please will you tell us the brands, - I don`t know them all...perhaps others share my ignorance Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:59 am

I love your oldies, Robert!

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:30 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:58 pm

my hippos

VEB Plaho,Heinerle, NewRay and chinese
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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:08 pm

Beautyful and rare hippos, Andreas Applause 

Please, what brands are the ones in the first photo ?

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:11 pm

Thankyou, Robert and Andreas, dear, wonderful friends cheers 

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Please will you tell us the brands, - I don`t know them all...perhaps others share my ignorance Shocked
Ah, sorry, I thought these are well known Embarassed 

I always remember when I was new here, and "the oldies" talked about E.L.C.
When I asked what ELC is, it seemed nobody understood my question, - it was like nobody in this world could possibly be so ignorant.What a Face  But as we only had Schleich here, I had no clue what it was about lol! lol!

Now, I am not scared of showing how stupid, I am, but others, - younger? - members may be more shy Wink 

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:14 pm

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Beautyful and rare hippos, Andreas Applause 

Please, what brands are the ones in the first photo ?

Thank you, that are VEB Plaho (sure), Heinerle and NewRay and China models☀ 

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:41 pm

My little collection of hippos.
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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:58 pm

A great hippo collection cheers cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:15 pm

LITTLE !!!! Shocked 

Many I don`t know, - for instance, what are the ones on the first picture ?
What brand are the second from the left and the ones to the right on the 2nd photo ?

Beautyful, large collection Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:44 am

Nice collection, Taylor!

What brand are the second from the left in first row?

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:01 pm

These are mine:

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:45 pm

Also nice hippos Fernando cheers cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:23 pm

Ohhh, Fernando, you did it again affraid 
Myriads of rare and unusual models in all colours and shapes, one can almost imagine cheers 
Even a green one, a red one, one with red eyes, and one that looks almost like a dachshound Laughing 

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:09 am

I still need to post my hippos but I appreciate the effort of everyone showing their figures. Very Happy
Though, contributions like those of Sue and Lesley are not only special because they show very rare and unknown vintage figures, but also because they let us learn more about the figures with their descriptions! cheers The focus of these treads is exactly to show the different brands, variations and all information related with a certain animal or group of them. Very Happy
How richer it was if all were identified! bounce I confess my ignorance, from these last posts I don't know many of them... anyway, thanks for sharing! Very Happy Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:26 am

Thanks Andreas,Susanne and Roger.sunny sunny sunny 

For many years I collect sympathetic colorfull animals,
they were the pioneers of this hobby.
Now we have animals very fine, of famous brands.


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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:51 pm


That tree-trunk hippo of the sixth picture is quite darling.

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:41 pm

Susanne-the 1st picture are a from a set made by a Danish company-the name escapes me at present-they came with an elephant and a white rhino

The other models going from left to right that you were interested in are a polybag hippo by Wild Republic,an ELC baby hippo and and the last one is by T.M.

Ken-the hippo is by Plaho/Marolin
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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:42 pm

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The focus of these treads is exactly to show the different brands, variations and all information related with a certain animal or group of them. Very Happy How richer it was if all were identified!
I agree. These threads could become a wealth of information. I'm hopping over to write the brands shown on all my SUY pictures thus far.

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:29 pm

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Susanne-the 1st picture are a from a set made by a Danish company-the name escapes me at present-they came with an elephant and a white rhino


Danish ???? scratch scratch 
It surely isn`t Reisler...or Lego...or KREA ...

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] is the authority of old, Danish toys, and I can see none that it could be.

It could be immensely great to know more bounce Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:41 pm

As some may have seen, I am now the happy owner of a LINEOL-hippo cheers 
A while ago I also got the beautyful, impressive ( but hollow Rolling Eyes ) hippo from Safari`s Wildlife Wonder-series alien 

Allow me to show some VERY not-realistic ones from Bully and Schleuch, too , - here they are all together Very Happy 
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Schleich, "Cute Creatures" hippoes geek 
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From Bully(land), a couple of sweethearts Laughing 
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And the fabulous LINEOL...we have seen it before here, but I just have to show him again drunken 
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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:47 pm

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......The focus of these treads is exactly to show the different brands, variations and all information related with a certain animal or group of them. Very Happy
How richer it was if all were identified! :bounce:I confess my ignorance, from these last posts I don't know many of them... anyway, thanks for sharing! Very Happy:D

I agree 110 %, - pleeeease,  it would be wonderful if we could see what brands all the wonderful hippoes come from.

Even if the main purpose is to see everybody`s collection, pictures etc. ( It is fine if we see the same model 1000 times here ), it is so much more fun to look through the pictures if they are informative !!! study drunken

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:36 pm

Beautiful Hippo collections everyone! cheers cheers cheers 

Here's mine from Bandai 2001:

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:41 pm

Great hippos, Doc !
Thanks for showing, I have never seen those before cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:07 pm

Nice hippos!  Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:15 pm

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Beautiful Hippo collections everyone! cheers cheers cheers 

Here's mine from Bandai 2001:

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Great small hippos  Very Happy 

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