Forum dedicated to collectors of animal toy replicas
 
Toy animal WikiToy animal Wiki  HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  Dictionary  Animal Toy forum  
Very Happy The STS 2017 Logo contest is already open HERE Very Happy

Share | 
 

 Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : 1, 2, 3  Next
AuthorMessage
SeanieP



Country/State : Woburn (Boston), MA US
Age : 50
Joined : 2011-01-30
Posts : 1047

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.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Here is the herd

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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.

_________________
Shawn
Back to top Go down
NandO



Country/State : indonesia
Age : 29
Joined : 2013-02-28
Posts : 1107

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...
___________________
here my hippos :
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

_________________
NandO
Back to top Go down
Elros Alvar



Country/State : Spain
Age : 17
Joined : 2012-02-06
Posts : 3290

PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:50 pm

Really good pics sunny cheers cheers cheers 

_________________
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Look my Photo-Gallery On Flickr: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
*Álvaro*
Back to top Go down
ken yeo



Country/State : Singapore
Age : 46
Joined : 2010-04-05
Posts : 5378

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

Very good photos!!

_________________
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
http://www.collectorsquest.com/collector/ken-yeo
somethin



Country/State : united states
Age : 18
Joined : 2012-07-26
Posts : 18

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
Back to top Go down
Sumo



Country/State : Norway
Age : 35
Joined : 2010-12-19
Posts : 1048

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

_________________
Stuff you should be reading:

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
http://yakinasack.blogspot.com/
widukind



Country/State : Germany
Age : 40
Joined : 2010-12-30
Posts : 23637

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

Many nice hippos:cheers: cheers cheers cheers 

_________________
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Andreas [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
Saarlooswolfhound



Country/State : USA
Age : 20
Joined : 2012-06-16
Posts : 4178

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.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
Sumo



Country/State : Norway
Age : 35
Joined : 2010-12-19
Posts : 1048

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.

_________________
Stuff you should be reading:

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
http://yakinasack.blogspot.com/
SeanieP



Country/State : Woburn (Boston), MA US
Age : 50
Joined : 2011-01-30
Posts : 1047

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

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
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.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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

_________________
Shawn
Back to top Go down
lucky luke



Country/State : FRANCE Saint-Louis
Age : 54
Joined : 2010-07-17
Posts : 3484

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

Beautiful collection of hippos:!(o)): Applause cheers 
Back to top Go down
Saarlooswolfhound



Country/State : USA
Age : 20
Joined : 2012-06-16
Posts : 4178

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 

_________________
-"I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven’t got the guts to bite people themselves."-August Strindberg (However, anyone who knows me knows I love dogs  [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] )
-“We can try to kill all that is native, string it up by its hind legs for all to see, but spirit howls and wildness endures.”-Anonymous
Back to top Go down
castlerigg



Country/State : UK
Age : 68
Joined : 2010-12-11
Posts : 358

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.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Lineol's oldest Hippo is textured so that its skin looks hairy. That lower jaw is obviously loose ...

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
... 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.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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).

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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!)

Sue & Lesley
castlerigg
Back to top Go down
widukind



Country/State : Germany
Age : 40
Joined : 2010-12-30
Posts : 23637

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 

_________________
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Andreas [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
75senta75
Moderator


Country/State : Germany
Age : 50
Joined : 2011-11-09
Posts : 1228

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 


_________________
Yvette
Back to top Go down
landrover



Country/State : colombia
Age : 59
Joined : 2010-11-04
Posts : 1985

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

_________________
FERNANDO
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
SUSANNE
Admin


Country/State : Denmark, the peninsula of Djursland.
Age : 64
Joined : 2010-09-30
Posts : 28278

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

_________________
SUSANNE  [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
http://dyr-og-dimser.dk
SUSANNE
Admin


Country/State : Denmark, the peninsula of Djursland.
Age : 64
Joined : 2010-09-30
Posts : 28278

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 :
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

My first Britains model Very Happy 
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

And Schleich :
Classics and minis :
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Schleich from 2013 :
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

TM , no-name, and Tops :
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Bullyland. the ones that I have :
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Safari :
The "normal" size :
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

All the ones I have , - old and newer Authentics, from Collector`s case ( smaller) and Good-luck-mini Very Happy 
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

I bought this hippo as VEB Plaho, but I think he is from Marolin Wink
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Fuzzy hippo from the old DDR brand Max Carl :
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

First and secomd ones from Papo
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Papo hippobabymos with the latest mom Wink 
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

_________________
SUSANNE  [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
http://dyr-og-dimser.dk
ken yeo



Country/State : Singapore
Age : 46
Joined : 2010-04-05
Posts : 5378

PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:29 pm

You have a wonderful hippo collections!!

_________________
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
http://www.collectorsquest.com/collector/ken-yeo
SUSANNE
Admin


Country/State : Denmark, the peninsula of Djursland.
Age : 64
Joined : 2010-09-30
Posts : 28278

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

Thankyou very much, Ken Very Happy 

_________________
SUSANNE  [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
http://dyr-og-dimser.dk
75senta75
Moderator


Country/State : Germany
Age : 50
Joined : 2011-11-09
Posts : 1228

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 

_________________
Yvette
Back to top Go down
Taos



Country/State : W.Sussex,United Kingdom
Age : 50
Joined : 2010-10-03
Posts : 1407

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

Nice collection of hippos!!Applause Applause 
Back to top Go down
Saarlooswolfhound



Country/State : USA
Age : 20
Joined : 2012-06-16
Posts : 4178

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.

_________________
-"I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven’t got the guts to bite people themselves."-August Strindberg (However, anyone who knows me knows I love dogs  [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] )
-“We can try to kill all that is native, string it up by its hind legs for all to see, but spirit howls and wildness endures.”-Anonymous
Back to top Go down
skysthelimit



Country/State : Serbia
Age : 39
Joined : 2010-12-01
Posts : 4070

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
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Lineol and Papo males, Knautschke and his younger rival...
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

_________________
Robert


Last edited by skysthelimit on Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:36 pm; edited 2 times in total
Back to top Go down
http://skysthelimitamstaff.com/
SUSANNE
Admin


Country/State : Denmark, the peninsula of Djursland.
Age : 64
Joined : 2010-09-30
Posts : 28278

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

_________________
SUSANNE  [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
http://dyr-og-dimser.dk
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013   Today at 11:43 am

Back to top Go down
 
Show us Yours...Hippos! July 2013
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 3Go to page : 1, 2, 3  Next
 Similar topics
-
» Christmas in July 2013
» Pavitra Rishta - Video Update - 5th July 2013 *UPDATED*
» Punar Vivah - Ek Nayee Umeed - Video Update - 1st July 2013 *UPDATED*
» Hitler Didi 1st July 2013 Written Episode
» Punar Vivah - Ek Nayee Umeed - Video Update - 2nd July 2013 *UPDATED*

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
STS Forum  :: Collections and collecting :: Show us yours :-
Jump to: