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I was quite surprised and happy to discover that Marolin (formerly Veb Plaho) still sells some of their zoo animals:
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I bought all three sets. Set 1:
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Set 2:
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Set 3:
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Here are some of my favourites:
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It’s amazing that Marolin survived the deprivitisation during the DDR years and the subsequent reunification of Germany, whereas the Western contemporary companies like Hausser Elastolin and Starlux have ceased to exist and a company like Britains has been bought up by other brands. How wonderful it would be if we could still buy those vintage brands (we’d feel so much younger).
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PostSubject: Re: New Marolins still for sale   New Marolins still for sale EmptyWed Mar 04, 2020 9:50 pm

WOW  !!!! cheers cheers cheers cheers

We really, really need pictures of those for TAI [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] bounce Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

We have almost all the old VEB Plaho models, but the models made after Marolin got their name back, we only have very few bounce

If you are willing to take some picture, I would be ever so happy, - I have a very soft spot for Marolin Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: New Marolins still for sale   New Marolins still for sale EmptyWed Mar 04, 2020 10:38 pm

These are lovely models-I managed to get a lot of them in the mid 90s.I didn't realise they made a fur seal and he looks great so will have to add him to my wishlist.

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PostSubject: Re: New Marolins still for sale   New Marolins still for sale EmptyThu Mar 05, 2020 12:02 am

That's a very interesting information. So we can have a vintage touch in our collections buying brand new figures. Wink
I really am impressed with the work you are performing on TAW, namely trying to work some vintage sections that are really hard to get correctly once the usual collector of these figures have a distinct method of collecting from what we can see these days with major companies. Seeing your contributions to the wiki, is also a motivation for my editing work. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: New Marolins still for sale   New Marolins still for sale EmptyThu Mar 05, 2020 9:50 am

BTW : The turtle, I have been told, is very rare and much sought after by fans of these models cheers

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PostSubject: Re: New Marolins still for sale   New Marolins still for sale EmptyThu Mar 05, 2020 9:57 am

How great that you brought forward my old love : Marolin  cheers

The fur seal rang a bell, and , yes !!! Years ago I forgot to take pictures of my Marolin sea lion and fur seal  Embarassed
Here they are together - VEB Plaho left, Marolin right :
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As you can see, my Marolin fur seal is much played with, so a picture of yours would be a lot better sunny

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Thank you Susanne,definitely will add to my list. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: New Marolins still for sale   New Marolins still for sale EmptyThu Mar 05, 2020 7:41 pm

All the memories in my head :)

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PostSubject: Re: New Marolins still for sale   New Marolins still for sale EmptyThu Mar 05, 2020 10:40 pm

Great to see that people are still fond of Marolin. I am planning to add photos of all my animals that aren’t on TAW yet, Susanne, but it will take me some time. This collector’s hobby is beginning to overwhelm me. Cataloguing, taking photos, contributing to TAW and STS, measuring the figures, looking up size information on the web …

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BTW : The turtle, I have been told, is very rare and much sought after by fans of these models

Hmm, this is probably my least favourite. Far too large and the sculpt looks a bit primitive.

It’s useful to see the Veb Plaho and Marolin versions next to each other. Often hard to see the difference unless they are in the same photo due to differences in lighting and camera settings.

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So we can have a vintage touch in our collections buying brand new figures.

Exactly what I thought, it’s like buying history. If you are a Veb Plaho aficionado, you’d probably want the older models, but I prefer the newer ones, because they are often slightly better painted and it can be hard to find the older ones in a good condition. And thanks for praising my contributions to TAW, but they are very minor compared to the efforts that you, Susanne, Christophe and others have put into it over the years.

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All the memories in my head :)

Yes, I imagine you played a lot with them in your youth. It's good that the Marolin animals are still alive and well today!

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And it's OK if you don't agree with me Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New Marolins still for sale   New Marolins still for sale EmptyFri Mar 06, 2020 12:08 am

Very Happy Thanks a lot Roger for that wonderful new!! I already have most of them but I miss the elephant, the dromedary, the male baboon (or hamadryas?) this lion (mine is different) and the seal!..
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PostSubject: Re: New Marolins still for sale   New Marolins still for sale EmptyFri Mar 06, 2020 12:28 pm

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Very Happy....... I already have most of them but I miss this lion (mine is different) .......

Yes, there are three male lions : Standing, walking and lying down cat cat cat

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PostSubject: Re: New Marolins still for sale   New Marolins still for sale EmptyFri Mar 06, 2020 2:36 pm

OK thank you Susanne! :)
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PostSubject: Re: New Marolins still for sale   New Marolins still for sale EmptyFri Mar 06, 2020 6:47 pm

That's right, Susanne. I am hoping to find the lion that Caracal has, as it is no longer sold new.
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