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Hi

My first post in comparing both Britains and Timpo Zoo/Wildlife animals

On the left hand side Britains and on the right Timpo

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Row 1: Britains v Timpo Hippopotamus

Row 2: Britains v Timpo Tiger mouldings

Row 3: Britains v Timpo Baby elephant

Row 4: Britains v Timpo Bison

Row 1:
Britains 1315 Hippopotamus, adult open mouth introduced 1978 and deleted 1998 sculptured by Ron Cameron - PVC plastic
Timpo 6002 Hippopotamus introduced post 1955 and deleted early 1970's? sculptured by Norman Tooth - polythene plastic

Row 2:
Britains 1345 Tiger, walking 2nd version introduced 1972 and deleted 1998 sculptured by Ron Cameron - PVC plastic
Timpo 6006 Black panther introduced post 1955 and deleted early 1970's? - polythene plastic. Derived from hollow-cast model issued in 1950 and deleted in 1955. The hollow-cast version was issued as both a tiger (with stripes) MZ4008 and as a lioness MZ4007. Sculptured possibly by Roy Selwyn-Smith who went onto to work for Herald and then Britains.

Row 3:
Britains 1313 Baby elephant introduced 1964 and deleted 1998 sculptured by George Ford - available in both polythene &  PVC plastic
Timpo 6001 Baby elephant introduced post 1955 and deleted early 1970's? - polythene plastic. Derived from hollow-cast model MZ4001 issued in 1950 and deleted in 1955. Sculptured possibly by Roy Selwyn-Smith who went onto to work for Herald and then Britains..

Row 4:
Britains 1354 Bison introduced 1961 and deleted 1980 sculptured by Unknown - available in both polythene &  PVC plastic. Derived from hollow-cast version first issued in 1931.
Timpo 6007 Bison introduced post 1955 and deleted early 1970's? sculptured by Norman Tooth - polythene plastic

Hopefully, this will be beneficial when deciding if a Timpo figure would be suitable scale wise if mixing with Britains figures.

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PostSubject: Re: Britains and Timpo Zoo Wildlife comparisons   Britains and Timpo Zoo Wildlife comparisons EmptyMon Aug 03, 2020 12:40 am

Interesting comparison, study

I like the Britains hipopotamus.


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Very useful topic comparing to british vintage companies! It has also great pictures and very complete information as usual. I suspect Roger will be very happy with this thread and I hope you present new chapters. Very Happy

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This is just wonderful cheers
So much information, it is priceless !!! Thankyou very much !!! Applause Applause

I have never seen theese Timbo models "real", but now I'll at least know what to look for Very Happy

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Great comparison photos,and I will need to look out for the Black panther!

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Yes, nice comparison. I suppose the young elephant may be 1:32, although he looks much older than the Britains baby elephant. Do you have the Timpo lions, Chris? I believe they may be 1:32 scale, but I am not sure. If you have any individual photos of the Timpo figures, then I'll put them on TAW, as there is very little information about Timpo there.
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If Chris doesn't have the lions I do and can do a comparison with Britains if you wish.

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If Chris doesn't have the lions I do and can do a comparison with Britains if you wish.

Yes, please, - if Chris doesn't have them, of course Very Happy

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The Timpo young elephant pose looks very much like one of the Elastolin  young elephant pose from the same era.

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Interesting comparison,  study

I like the Britains hipopotamus.


Hi Fernando - thanks and the Britains hippo is a fine model. BTW Timpo had an open mouth hippo in their older lead series.

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Very useful topic comparing to british vintage companies! It has also great pictures and very complete information as usual. I suspect Roger will be very happy with this thread and I hope you present new chapters. Very Happy

Rogério - there will be more chapter - this is just the beginning. Very Happy

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This is just wonderful cheers
So much information, it is priceless !!! Thankyou very much !!! Applause Applause

I have never seen theese Timbo models "real", but now I'll at least know what to look for Very Happy

You are welcome Susanne. Very Happy

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Great comparison photos,and I will need to look out for the Black panther!

Hi Taylor - hope you find one soon.

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Yes, nice comparison. I suppose the young elephant may be 1:32, although he looks much older than the Britains baby elephant. Do you have the Timpo lions, Chris? I believe they may be 1:32 scale, but I am not sure. If you have any individual photos of the Timpo figures, then I'll put them on TAW, as there is very little information about Timpo there.

Hi Roger I have the Timpo and Britains lions and I will do a comparison - the Timpo ones are very close in scale to the Britains lions.

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The Timpo young elephant pose looks very much like one of the Elastolin  young elephant pose from the same era.

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Hi Tim

Most of the Timpo hollow-cast zoo models issued in 1950 - 1955 were inspired by Elastolin. Some of these were chosen for the plastic series introduced post 1955.

Roy Selwyn-Smith may have designed this range and he draws inspiration for Elasolin's animated style when he went on to work for Herald then Britians for soldier figures.


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Comparison of the Timpo Impala with the Britains Sable,Wildebeeste,and Springbok
Comparison of the Timpo Red Deer with the older Britains Red Deer.
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Great comparisons, thanks. I had never seen the Timpo deer.
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Great comparisons, thanks. I had never seen the Timpo deer.

Agree with Roger - Nice one Taylor.

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Great comparisons, thanks. I had never seen the Timpo deer.

Agree with Roger - Nice one Taylor.

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Some close shots of the pairings from my first post:

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Britains Hippo in the background.

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Britains Tiger in the background.

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Britains Baby elephant on the left.

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Britains v Timpo Bison by Chris Sweetman, on Flickr

Britains Bison in the background.

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Fantastic, Chris! What a delightful feeling watching these photos! cheers

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Thanks!Great pics again!! Smile

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Really nice comparisons photos Chris Applause
Now I also like very much these Timpo models, even only watching them on photos :)
Thank you !

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Fantastic, Chris! What a delightful feeling watching these photos! cheers

Thank you Rogério and I have a few more to load soon.

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Thanks!Great pics again!! Smile

You are welcome Taylor

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Really nice comparisons photos Chris Applause
Now I also like very much these Timpo models, even only watching them on photos :)
Thank you !

Thanks Kosta - Timpo at one time was a major competitor to Britains. I will be posting more images soon.

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Face 2 Face

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Britains v Timpo Hippo 2 by Chris Sweetman, on Flickr

Britains on the left 1315 Hippopotamus, adult open mouth introduced 1978 and deleted 1998 sculptured by Ron Cameron - PVC plastic

Timpo 6002 Hippopotamus introduced post 1955 and deleted early 1970's? sculptured by Norman Tooth - polythene plastic.

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Britains v Timpo Tiger 2 by Chris Sweetman, on Flickr

Britains on the right 1345 Tiger, walking 2nd version introduced 1972 and deleted 1998 sculptured by Ron Cameron - PVC plastic

Timpo 6006 Black panther introduced post 1955 and deleted early 1970's? - polythene plastic.
Derived from hollow-cast model issued in 1950 and deleted in 1955.
The hollow-cast version was issued as both a tiger (with stripes) MZ4008 and as a lioness MZ4007.
Sculptured possibly by Roy Selwyn-Smith who went onto to work for Herald and then Britains.

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Britains v Timpo Baby elephant 2 by Chris Sweetman, on Flickr

Britains on the right 1313 Baby elephant introduced 1964 and deleted 1998 sculptured by George Ford - available in both polythene &  PVC plastic

Timpo 6001 Baby elephant introduced post 1955 and deleted early 1970's? - polythene plastic.
Derived from hollow-cast model MZ4001 issued in 1950 and deleted in 1955.
Sculptured possibly by Roy Selwyn-Smith who went onto to work for Herald and then Britains.

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Britains v Timpo Bison 2 by Chris Sweetman, on Flickr

Britains on the left 1354 Bison introduced 1961 and deleted 1980 sculptured by Unknown - available in both polythene &  PVC plastic
Derived from hollow-cast version first issued in 1931.

Timpo 6007 Bison introduced post 1955 and deleted early 1970's? sculptured by Norman Tooth - polythene plastic

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By special request the Britains v Timpo Lions and Lioness' comparison

On the left hand side Timpo and on the right Britains

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Row 1: Timpo v Britains Lion

Row 2: Timpo v Britains Lioness

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Timpo 6004 Lion introduced post 1955 and deleted early 1970's? sculptured by Norman Tooth - polythene plastic.
Britains 1341 Lion introduced circa 1968 and replaced 1972 sculptured by George Ford - PVC plastic.
Note: Britains Lion same as first design issued in 1960 in polythene plastic also sculptured by George Ford. This version is bigger and much heavier.  

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Timpo 6005 Lioness introduced post 1955 and deleted early 1970's? sculptured by Norman Tooth - polythene plastic.
Britains 1342 Lioness introduced circa 1968 and replaced 1973 sculptured by George Ford - PVC plastic.
Note: Britains Lioness same as first design issued in 1960 in polythene plastic which derived from the hollow-cast version first issued in 1929. This version is similar but face moulding is different, outstretched legs are shorter and it is heavier.

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Again wonderful photos
and very informative too :) Thank you Chris cheers

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I especially love the old antelopes , i remember me that these was my favourites in my childhood

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Thanks for the photos, especially the lions. I need to try and find them!
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