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PostSubject: Britains Zoo Animals - Complete List   Britains Zoo Animals - Complete List EmptyTue Jul 30, 2019 10:39 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm on a mission to collect as many Britains zoo animals as possible, I used to have them as a kid and regret selling them. To make my task a little easier, does anyone know if there exists a list of all models I can use as a guide? I'm had a trawl through this forum and the internet with no luck so far. My ultimate goal is to build a model zoo for my daughter, and the Britains range were of the best scale for accomplishing this.
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PostSubject: Re: Britains Zoo Animals - Complete List   Britains Zoo Animals - Complete List EmptyTue Jul 30, 2019 11:04 pm

Actually, the best and most complete sources we used to find online are already gone.Sad
It reenforces the importance of a site as Toy Animal Wiki is, although the Britains section is sadly quite far from being complete.
You can find it [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
There are also some catalogue scans on forum that may be very useful to you and you can find it in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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PostSubject: Re: Britains Zoo Animals - Complete List   Britains Zoo Animals - Complete List EmptyWed Jul 31, 2019 10:05 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
Actually, the best and most complete sources we used to find online are already gone.Sad
It reenforces the importance of a site as Toy Animal Wiki is, although the Britains section is sadly quite far from being complete.
You can find it [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
There are also some catalogue scans on forum that may be very useful to you and you can find it in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Hi Roger, thank you very much for your kind information, these links are a very useful starting point!

I actually just found a vintage junk shop in Brighton with a few of the lead zoo figures but I'll probably focus on the later plastic ones.
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PostSubject: Re: Britains Zoo Animals - Complete List   Britains Zoo Animals - Complete List EmptyWed Jul 31, 2019 10:17 pm

Welcome here :)

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PostSubject: Re: Britains Zoo Animals - Complete List   Britains Zoo Animals - Complete List EmptyThu Aug 01, 2019 10:55 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
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Actually, the best and most complete sources we used to find online are already gone.Sad
It reenforces the importance of a site as Toy Animal Wiki is, although the Britains section is sadly quite far from being complete.
You can find it [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
There are also some catalogue scans on forum that may be very useful to you and you can find it in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Hi Roger, thank you very much for your kind information, these links are a very useful starting point!

I actually just found a vintage junk shop in Brighton with a few of the lead zoo figures but I'll probably focus on the later plastic ones.

You're welcome! If you can get these lead figures for an affordable price, I believe you won't be able of resist. I have a single lead Britains, it is a camel and I love it. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Britains Zoo Animals - Complete List   Britains Zoo Animals - Complete List EmptyFri Aug 02, 2019 1:59 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
Actually, the best and most complete sources we used to find online are already gone.Sad
It reenforces the importance of a site as Toy Animal Wiki is, although the Britains section is sadly quite far from being complete.
You can find it [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
There are also some catalogue scans on forum that may be very useful to you and you can find it in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Hi Roger, thank you very much for your kind information, these links are a very useful starting point!

I actually just found a vintage junk shop in Brighton with a few of the lead zoo figures but I'll probably focus on the later plastic ones.

You're welcome! If you can get these lead figures for an affordable price, I believe you won't be able of resist. I have a single lead Britains, it is a camel and I love it. Very Happy

You're right, I couldn't resist, I bought the following lead ones today:

Lion
Tiger
Sea lion
Penguin
Panda

There are also some flimsier plastic ones that seem like knock-off Britains that I bought - a panda, crocodile, x2 pelicans and x3 ostriches. I plan to buy some craft paints and restore them all.

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PostSubject: Re: Britains Zoo Animals - Complete List   Britains Zoo Animals - Complete List EmptyWed Aug 14, 2019 11:15 am

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Actually, the best and most complete sources we used to find online are already gone.Sad
It reenforces the importance of a site as Toy Animal Wiki is, although the Britains section is sadly quite far from being complete.
You can find it [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
There are also some catalogue scans on forum that may be very useful to you and you can find it in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Hi Roger, thank you very much for your kind information, these links are a very useful starting point!

I actually just found a vintage junk shop in Brighton with a few of the lead zoo figures but I'll probably focus on the later plastic ones.

You're welcome! If you can get these lead figures for an affordable price, I believe you won't be able of resist. I have a single lead Britains, it is a camel and I love it. Very Happy

You're right, I couldn't resist, I bought the following lead ones today:

Lion
Tiger
Sea lion
Penguin
Panda

There are also some flimsier plastic ones that seem like knock-off Britains that I bought - a panda, crocodile, x2 pelicans and x3 ostriches. I plan to buy some craft paints and restore them all.


I did kknow you couldn't resit. Wink
Yes, there are some famous knockoffs of Britains figures. They are usually made in Hong Kong and they were sold in boxed sets much cheaper than the original Britains figures. They are part of the Britains collecting hobby and there are a few from these sets that were not based in Britains figures. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Britains Zoo Animals - Complete List   Britains Zoo Animals - Complete List EmptyTue Aug 20, 2019 6:20 am

Hi,
All Britains animals, lead and plastic are listed in books like James Opie "The the great book of Britains".
(Very heavy and i guess really expensive now)
The plastic Zoo animals are listed in Britains Herald plastic models 1960-1971 with I think still is possible to buy on e-bay from seller Herald-toys-and-models.
After 1971 they released few (but very good) models.
In UK it would be really easy to find to whole range, otherwise they are all on e-bay.
/Lennart
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PostSubject: Re: Britains Zoo Animals - Complete List   Britains Zoo Animals - Complete List EmptySun Aug 25, 2019 11:39 pm

Hi

There is a complete list of Britains Zoo/Wildlife animals in Peter Cole's book this includes post 1971 production:

'Suspended Animation - An Unauthorised History of Herald and Britains Figures'

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Not sure it is still available but worth looking out for.

The Zoo book mentioned by Lennart which details production 1960 to 1971 written by Barney Brown is not presently available from his shop:

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BTW I have a complete list based on the above / Britains catalogues I have in my collection / Richard Lewis' website when it was available / my personal collection which is in an Apple Numbers format. Not sure if this can be linked here due to formatting issues.

A complete list is one thing but detailing all the variations during Britains Zoo/ wildlife production from 1960 to 1998 is another.

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PostSubject: Re: Britains Zoo Animals - Complete List   Britains Zoo Animals - Complete List EmptySun Oct 13, 2019 10:10 pm

Thanks very much for the information everyone! My collection is almost at an end. I've been favouring the newer versions over the vintage ones, except in cases where the sculpts are significantly different and/or they have a separate ref number. There are just a few gaps but they're unlikely to be filled for various reasons:

1323 - platypus. I'm not paying £36 for this tiny figure which has a high likelihood of being lost.
1347 - black panther. I do however have a leopard with an inferior paint job so I'll coat it in black.
1369 - wolf. hard to find, expensive, out of scale & bad sculpt/quality. I can see why they were discontinued.
1394 - assorted keepers. Not really sure what model this refers to, I have the broom, meat, and walker.

I think I'm ready to start building the zoo now! Still on the look out for more king penguins (mine are bad quality), guenon monkeys (I only have 2), more keepers, a better black rhino (one of mine has balance issues, the other has a broken ear), more tortoises, and I'd love a second gaur.

I'd like to give the okapi a mention. Did they always have such awful leg positioning? I have 3 of them now and none can stand properly.
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