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PostSubject: Yowie - US relaunch   Yowie - US relaunch EmptySat Apr 18, 2015 11:42 pm

I just saw that Yowie is reborn and entering the US market this spring. Supposedly most Walmart stores will be carrying. I opened three and got one of the goofy Yowie creatures, then a European Rabbit then an African Grass Owl (a new species for me).

These two are very nice models. They are one-piece rather than the Aussie kits. It's a very heavy plastic that almost seems like resin (but pretty sure it isn't). Some photos:

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The Owl:

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The Rabbit:

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Unfortunately I'm finding hardly any other info online. The official site for the relaunch www.yowieworld.com has a bunch of online games and other flash stuff focusing on the special characters rather than the animals and no checklist or photos that I could see.

According to Wikipedia, here is the first series checklist:

African Grass Owl
Alpaca
American Bison
Brown Bear
Caracal
Common Clownfish
Emperor Penguin
European Rabbit
Fennec Fox
Galapagos Tortoise
Giant Anteater
Giant Panda
Gray Wolf
North American Beaver
Platypus
Polar Bear
Red Kangaroo
Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat

BTW, the chocolate is pretty awful with a definite "plasticy" after-taste (the same taste I imagine the plastic capsule must have).

The little insert booklet has info on the animal and (yet more) info on the goofy special Yowie creatures.

I'd love to try to piece together the set and will keep my eyes open for these in stores. If anyone does the same and wants to trade just let me know!
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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Yowie - US relaunch EmptySat Apr 18, 2015 11:51 pm

Can't they introduce Yowie to Europe as well? Yowie - US relaunch Noes I love these two figurines and I saw some (to me) interesting species in the checklist. I'd love to see some more of them, thanks for sharing!!

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Yowie - US relaunch EmptySun Apr 19, 2015 12:02 am

Thanks - hopefully they'll make it to Europe as well. Their current marketing here in the States does strike me as a little strange. They seem to be targeting the Saturday morning cartoon crowd with the focus on the goofball imaginary characters. Given the decent quality of the replicas, I'd think they would be better served targeting the "animal nerds." Hopefully they don't fail and think there isn't a market elsewhere!
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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Yowie - US relaunch EmptySun Apr 19, 2015 8:54 am

WOW ! Great news from USA cheers
I look very much forward to see what more you find Very Happy

Tarunyada wrote:
Can't they introduce Yowie to Europe as well? Yowie - US relaunch Noes I love these two figurines and I saw some (to me) interesting species in the checklist. I'd love to see some more of them, thanks for sharing!!

bounce bounce bounce

PS, - what is the price in the store ? Just in case some of them turn up on Ebay ? Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Yowie - US relaunch EmptySun Apr 19, 2015 8:57 am

How to buy????? I want this owl i want this owl i want this owl and the wombat!  :) Big congratulations that is very interesting for me! And phantastic figurines!

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Yowie - US relaunch EmptySun Apr 19, 2015 9:27 am

Wow Shocked Wonderful models!
It's so sad about taste of chocolate, but I hope you will be able to find such eggs.
I have to see more animals bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Yowie - US relaunch EmptySun Apr 19, 2015 9:57 am

Very nice rabbit and , as Andreas, I want this owl bounce I want this owl bounce I want this owl bounce I want this owl bounce

I remember Brett had big problems with the US yowies company scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Yowie - US relaunch EmptySun Apr 19, 2015 12:30 pm

Thanks everyone - I'll try to pick them up when I see them so should have a few extras. Sorry to hear of past problems with the company. Hopefully they get their act together and survive long enough to release some of the more obscure species of the old Yowies with the new quality.
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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Yowie - US relaunch EmptySun Apr 19, 2015 12:39 pm

Blublub wrote:
Thanks everyone - I'll try to pick them up when I see them so should have a few extras. Sorry to hear of past problems with the company. Hopefully they get their act together and survive long enough to release some of the more obscure species of the old Yowies with the new quality.
Yes, and new species like the owl :)

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Yowie - US relaunch EmptySun Apr 19, 2015 10:41 pm

That's very interesting and figures are lovely! Very Happy
I have two questions. Are these figures numbered as it happens with other Yowies series? The other question is... is the fennec the same that we can find in Yowies UK collection? Thanks! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Yowie - US relaunch EmptySun Apr 19, 2015 10:45 pm

I would love to get the penguin! Such a shame they're blind bags.

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Yowie - US relaunch EmptyMon Apr 20, 2015 2:43 am

Roger, I don't think they are numbered. I wondered the same about the UK release but unfortunately don't have unfortunately don't have any of those to compare. I'm hoping to pull a Caracal since there is a photo on the UK version on Wiki.

Agree LeeAnn, but hopefully they'll take off enough that people will have singles for sale affordably.

I did see an article that Cadbury plans to (re)expand to Europe and the Middle East next.
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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Yowie - US relaunch EmptyMon Apr 20, 2015 1:56 pm

Lets hope they release in Europe-sounds like the chocolate hasn't improved in the meantime!! Smile Smile Smile It was awful stuff!!

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Yowie - US relaunch EmptyMon Apr 20, 2015 4:17 pm

LeeAnn wrote:
I would love to get the penguin! Such a shame they're blind bags.

Keep buying them until you get the penguin, and sell/trade all the ones you don't want here on STS Very Happy

Blublub wrote:
I did see an article that Cadbury plans to (re)expand to Europe and the Middle East next.

affraid bounce cheers drunken sunny

I really hope they continue their plans!!

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Yowie - US relaunch EmptyTue Apr 21, 2015 5:04 am

ok so found them at Cost Plus World Market and couldn't resist getting a couple
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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Yowie - US relaunch EmptyTue Apr 21, 2015 7:13 am

They look really interesting bounce cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Yowie - US relaunch EmptyTue Apr 21, 2015 9:21 am

Also a nice bear!

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Yowie - US relaunch EmptyWed Apr 22, 2015 1:26 am

Blublub wrote:
Roger, I don't think they are numbered. I wondered the same about the UK release but unfortunately don't have unfortunately don't have any of those to compare. I'm hoping to pull a Caracal since there is a photo on the UK version on Wiki.


Thanks Lance and good luck finding them. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Yowie - US relaunch EmptyFri May 08, 2015 4:02 am

Okay, so i finished opening a box of 12 with the "Best by" date of May 2016. Here's the distribution:

European Rabbit: 3
African Grass Owl: 1
American Bison: 1
Emperor Penguin: 1
Giant Anteater: 1
Polar Bear: 1
Red Kangaroo: 1
Yowie - Crag: 1
Yowie - Boof: 1
Yowie - Squish: 1

Not too bad, hopefully they've improved over some of the earlier problems reported. That's still three "Yowies" more than I'd want and the three rabbits in a single box are a bit concerning. I'd love to hear others' results as they find them.
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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Yowie - US relaunch EmptyFri May 08, 2015 8:51 am

WOW ! Seven kinds of animals, - that is great ! cheers

Please will you show ( a) picture(s) when you have time ? bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Yowie - US relaunch EmptyMon May 11, 2015 5:34 pm

I'd love to see some pictures of these Yowies, especially from the giant anteater Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Yowie - US relaunch EmptyTue May 12, 2015 3:23 am

Sorry about that - I'm swamped at the moment but will try to get some photos up this weekend.
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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Yowie - US relaunch EmptyFri May 22, 2015 11:49 am

Can't wait to see the photos also Very Happy I have caught the Yowie bug I guess.



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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Yowie - US relaunch EmptySat May 23, 2015 10:30 am

bear bounce bear bounce bear bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Yowie - US relaunch   Yowie - US relaunch EmptySun May 24, 2015 12:47 am

Sorry I'm so late with these, but here are photos of the ones I've gotten in two boxes so far.

Group photo (sorry Mr. Panda):

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Panda:

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Polar Bear:

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African Grass Owl:

Yowie - US relaunch Img_6325

Brown Bear:

Yowie - US relaunch Img_6326

European Rabbit:

Yowie - US relaunch Img_6327

Red Kangaroo:

Yowie - US relaunch Img_6328

Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat:

Yowie - US relaunch Img_6329

North American Beaver:

Yowie - US relaunch Img_6330

Giant Anteater:

Yowie - US relaunch Img_6331

American Bison:

Yowie - US relaunch Img_6332

Emperor Penguin:

Yowie - US relaunch Img_6333

So I'm still missing:

Alpaca
Caracal
Common Clownfish
Fennec Fox
Galapagos Tortoise
Gray Wolf
Platypus

...and one of the silly Yowie guys.
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