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PostSubject: Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021   Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021 EmptyFri May 03, 2013 4:25 pm

Here are my current T.M. medium-sized dogs - I haven't got the full set, but I thought I'd make them a thread so anyone with the rest of the dog figurines can add their own. Mine are stamped 1997. First up is the Dobermann:
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German Shepherd:
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Boxer:
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Collie:
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Dachshund:
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The impressively sulphurous/neon Poodle:
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English Cocker Spaniel:
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The inexplicably masked Golden Retriever:
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And, finally, the likewise masked Labrador Retriever:
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Not shown above are the American Cocker Spaniel, the Akita or the Dalmatian (or indeed any of the larger or smaller T.M. dogs).
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I didn't know these existed. They are FANTASTIC! I have a soft spot for dogs I guess.. Rolling Eyes Congrats on these great figures.

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PostSubject: Re: Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021   Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021 EmptyFri May 03, 2013 11:33 pm

I agree, these are great. Very lovely. I particularly like the Dachshund; just marvelous.
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021   Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021 EmptyFri May 03, 2013 11:41 pm

The sculpts are very, very nice cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021   Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021 EmptySat May 04, 2013 1:23 am

Lovely dogs cheers cheers cheers cheers Congrats Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)):

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PostSubject: Re: Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021   Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021 EmptySat May 04, 2013 3:01 am

Very interesting and nice dogs Very Happy Poodle may be the craziest dog figure I've seen Very Happy Laughing

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They are beautyful Very Happy

I only have the cocker spaniel drunken

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PostSubject: Re: Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021   Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021 EmptySat May 04, 2013 4:56 am

Good idea! Idea
The brand looks more competent with dogs than with wild animals. Unless from what I'm used to see. I like the boxer a lot! cat

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PostSubject: Re: Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021   Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021 EmptySun May 05, 2013 6:57 am

I, too, find the T.M. dog sculpts overall rather nice - some of them might constitute the best figurines of their breed that I've seen. The poodle is indeed quite ..eh, interesting, though - there is a black version of it as well, which is perhaps a little easier on the eye.

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PostSubject: Re: Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021   Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021 EmptySun May 05, 2013 9:25 am

I have the Doberman,Dachshund,ESS and also another an American Cocker Spaniel.I always thought they were just msde in china dogs so now will have to rename them for my catalogue!hHere he is with the ELC ESS and Rough Collie.
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021   Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021 EmptySun May 05, 2013 9:36 am

Aww, bless that mug. The American Cocker Spaniel's one I'm still missing. I don't like the breed, but the figurine's really nicely done and represents a dog slightly less grotesquely bred than the American Cockers of today.

Many of the molds used for the medium Toy Major dogs became later used in a line of polyresin statuettes called Conversation Concepts, by the way. Those are still kicking around on eBay, I notice.
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Welcome Koniminiatures here , from India Very Happy You really have a beautiful collection of TM dogs , I have never seen them before .

I adore the laying down poodle [ very rare to see ] , I love you I love you I love you , Dobermann , English cocker spaniel and Dachshund Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)):
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021   Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021 EmptyMon May 06, 2013 12:49 am

Hello Dr.Narayanan, and thank you for the welcome & the kind words!

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PostSubject: Re: Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021   Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021 EmptySun Jun 27, 2021 10:56 am

I apologize for digging up a very old topic, but I was going to start a new one for a set of dogs I just got, and then found this!

Every time I see these dogs for sale, they are listed as Funrise, which is surprising because none of them have Funrise stamped on them anywhere. So why do the sellers list them as Funrise? I know Funrise and Toy Major are connected, but it's strange to me that people even think to list them as Funrise.

I was able to secure this set to investigate (and also just because they are really cool). I am missing the Dalmation, Doberman, and German Shepherd, based on the information in this thread. There is also a bit of weirdness with the stamps on the collie.

1 Akita 1997
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4 Boxer 1997
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5 Dachshund 1997
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7 Poodle 1997
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8 "Springer Spaniel" 1997 - note that the Cocker and Springer spaniels have their breeds switched on the stamps, and not just on mine. I found two Cocker spaniels for sale listed as Springer spaniels, suggesting that was what their stamps say as well.
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10 "Cocker Spaniel" 1997
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11 Labrador Retreiver 1997
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12 Golden Retreiver 1997
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And then the Collie (or Sheltie?). It has a very clear 1992 stamp, but if you look very closely, it also has the 1997 stamp, almost like it was rubbed out? Strange, especially since 1992 is before 1997, so why would the later date be marked out to put an earlier date?
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And since sellers insist they are Funrise, here is the Toy Major akita compared to the Funrise German Shepehrd. Quite different.
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Also want to point out how different the retrievers are from the rest of the set. They don't fit at all! Thicker legs, and the sitting pose, and the general size. Like those two were taken from some other set and just added to have more?
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([You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] I hope you see this topic, I think you would like it, and your thoughts would be invaluable!)
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021   Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021 EmptySun Jun 27, 2021 4:43 pm

Jill, this excellent post ended somewhat hidden in this old topic but here is the right place to do it. Very Happy
Thanks to you I opened this page at the Toy Animal Wiki. Very Happy
I don't remember if Lea ever gave permission to use her pictures, so I won't use them without being sure.
1997 and 1998 seem to be the best years of Toy Major models. I commented previously but I really like this Boxer.
It is interesting that you also show those inconsistencies but they look to me all as part of the same series. Even the Collie, what is that dog doing here? I listed it, almost "artistically" as being number 2 of the series but we will find out what it is.
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Once more, I will ask you to check, I am not sure what I did with the Spaniels. I have here the info of two American Spaniels and you telling me one is a Coker Spaniel while the other is a Springer Spaniel and their names are interchanged. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021   Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021 EmptySun Jun 27, 2021 5:46 pm

You have them listed as they appear on the model themselves, yes!

The molds themselves represent an American Cocker Spaniel (yellow) and a Springer Spaniel (black and white). However, the American Cocker Spaniel mold is incorrectly stamped as a Springer Spaniel and the actual Springer Spaniel mold is stamped as just a Cocker Spaniel (no designation American or English). So, they just got flipped. I am not sure how it would be best to explain that on TAW.

Unless general consensus thinks the black and white dog should actually be an English Cocker Spaniel, but I think it much more likely that there was a Cocker and a Springer and in production the two just got swapped.
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021   Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021 EmptyMon Jun 28, 2021 2:55 am

Let's see if it is correct now:
- Model 8, yellow, represents American Cocker spaniel and it is marked Springer Spaniel
Model 10, black and white , represents a Springer spaniel and it is marked Cocker Spaniel.

Honestly I can't give any breed suggestion. I will let it up to our dog experts so naturally I follow your guidance. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021   Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021 EmptyMon Jun 28, 2021 8:01 am

Roger wrote:
Let's see if it is correct now:
- Model 8, yellow, represents American Cocker spaniel and it is marked Springer Spaniel
Model 10, black and white , represents a Springer spaniel and it is marked Cocker Spaniel.
That's how I'm interpreting it, at least, yes. :)
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021   Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021 EmptyMon Jun 28, 2021 9:21 am

Jill wrote:
Roger wrote:
Let's see if it is correct now:
- Model 8, yellow, represents American Cocker spaniel and it is marked Springer Spaniel
Model 10, black and white , represents a Springer spaniel and it is marked Cocker Spaniel.
That's how I'm interpreting it, at least, yes. :)
I'd definitely agree with this too! cheers
Ohh wow, I just love the dogs by Toy Major! cheers cheers They have to be among some of my favourites, each breed is so beautifully represented, especially in the larger sizes, the sculpts are fantastic! cheers I'm also amazed that you managed to find these lovely dogs too- like you said sellers often label them incorrectly, and some of these TM dogs are so hard to find- I have yet to find any! But thank you so much for taking these close-up photos, it's wonderful and really useful to see as before I had to squint through Ebay lots and blurry photos on the internet to find the dogs by this brand! Very Happy
You have found so many treasures, that American Cocker is one of my favourite dog figures of all time (It would be perfect repainted), when I first saw it I instantly knew its breed- they have so clearly shown it with that sweet soft head and silky fur! drunken The Akita is also really nice, we don't see many models of this breed and I love how they have done this one- the paint doesn't actually show how lovely the sculpt is- I once saw a repaint of this dog and it was so beautiful! The Dachshund has such good proportions and what a joy to see a Goldie too, there are so many figures of this breed but I still smile every time I discover a new one! The black nose is strange but from what I can see they have sculpted the fur and head really well- it reminds me of Otter (avatar dog! I love you )- quite a small and stocky representation of the breed, but very sweet all the same! Ohh and the collie! I love you This brand has made some wonderful collies, definitely up there with my favourites. I find that very few brands have actually made a perfect collie that doesn't have strange proportions or features that just don't say 'collie' to me- but this one definitely does! Although it has a more delicate petite feel to it which reminds me of a Shetland Sheepdog- which it could easily be too, but given that it's marked Collie it would probably be best to keep it with that! Very Happy
Great find with these dogs, they're real treasures! A dog topic always makes my day as you can see! sunny
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cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021   Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021 EmptyMon Jun 28, 2021 3:52 pm

I agree, the sculpts are really nicely done! I think it would be fun to try repainting them, but I would have to find several more before trying it. The akita especially would look really cool in one of their high white marking colorations.

I also don't understand the masks on the retrievers, but then, the poodle is bright yellow and the cocker has a pink spot on its back, so. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

I will remember you if I ever come across doubles of these, Bonnie!
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021   Toy Major 1997 Dogs, updated in 2021 EmptyTue Jun 29, 2021 2:21 am

Jill wrote:
I agree, the sculpts are really nicely done! I think it would be fun to try repainting them, but I would have to find several more before trying it. The akita especially would look really cool in one of their high white marking colorations.

I also don't understand the masks on the retrievers, but then, the poodle is bright yellow and the cocker has a pink spot on its back, so.  [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

I will remember you if I ever come across doubles of these, Bonnie!
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Here is another Toy Major dog-its marked 1999 and just dog but its's obviously a GSD.May have the number of 11 as well but really hard so see even with a magnifying glass.
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] just posted this one recently, it is hollow, marked 1999 and with the letter D.
It is just marked Dog because it is from a farm series.

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Picture from @Babdo's collection.

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Thanks Roger,that's him! Smile

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