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  1. Kakapo

    Kakapo Well-Known Member

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    Lovely selection of species! If they were more accurate (in some cases) and to scale, I woulñd want them all, hehe (except Dunkleosteus, the placoderm and the sabertooth cat. Would accept dodo as is enough recently extinct)

    My colletion is even smaller than yours (I have two figures less than you) and consist in:

    -Schleich: Jaguar (repainted in some zones for make more realistic), cheetah (repainted eyes and flanks), giant panda (made some sooty pelage around hind legs), giant pangolin, gemsbok, and originally harbour seal repainted as a ribbon seal

    CollectA: african wild ass, tibetan antelope, hirola, giraffe (reticulated), giant eland, Ganges river dolphin, pygmy sperm whale, Pacific white-sided dolphin, bowhead whale, killer whale, leopard seal, zebra shark, sperm whale

    Safari LTD: sumatran rhino, leopard shark (my first figurine!), vaquita

    Papo: polar bear (repainted paws), okapi, whale shark

    Unknown brand: Saola (I ordered the CollectA one but they sent me a different model)
     
  2. TinoPup

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    I've always been very interested in these but have found the cost a bit prohibitive, along with the lack of a way to store/display them. It might be a better idea for me to get into these and stop buying stuffed animals, though ;) Other than those linked, what are the best websites to find lists/photos of different brands and species out there?
     
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    I like the ones that come in the Yowie candies. The problem is that you either have to buy the candy or order the figures on eBay.
     
  4. Great Argus

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    Personally I've found stuffed animals more expensive than figurines for the most part!
    As far as current figurines, I have found the manufacturer websites themselves to be the most helpful species-wise. Amazon and Ebay often turn up retired figurines searching by either brand name or species. I'm not aware of any websites that list all manufacturers/species made.
     
  5. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    I have stuffed animals too...
     
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    I’d like to see:

    Ethiopian Wolf
    Banteng
    Argali
    Bighorn Sheep
    Kiang
    Onager/Kulan
    Mule Deer
    Pronghorn
    Andean Bear
    Asiatic Black Bear
    Aurochs (I have a few Spanish Bulls standing in now)
    Forest Elephant
    Javan Rhinoceros
    Sumatran Rhinoceros (I do have Safari’s)
    Irish Elk
    Sambar
    Axis Deer
    Giant Otter
    Smaller monkeys
    Smaller Canids
    Seals of the world: Literally that, really nicely painted adult pairs of every Earless Seal, Walrus. and Eared Seal species.
    Stellar’s Sea Cow
    Wisent (I have the one Schliech released 15+ years ago, time for another. Ditto their Roe Deer).

    I’ve been really impressed with what has been coming out the last few years. Here’s to hoping that continues.
     
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    Bullyland has a nice Wisent model.
     
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    Thank you! I will check that out.
     
  9. Dassie rat

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    Hello Pleistohorse. I hope you can distinguish between a wisent and a Waschbison.
     
  10. Pleistohorse

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    I’ve heard of the Waschbar....is a Washbison some sort of bovine that dunks it’s dinner? A character in children’s story? A German Cryptid? It’s definately I reference I don’t get. Fortunately there is Google..


    Edit: Ah, a little plushy Bison on adventures through Europe.
     
  11. Great Argus

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    Safari Ltd makes a Pronghorn and Asiatic Black Bear. There are a few Javan Rhinos about too. A few foxes are made, Red, Arctic, and Fennec come to mind.
     
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  12. Kakapo

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    Banteng: Done as a set by Merten
    http://toyanimal.info//images/1/1f/Merten_banteng_set_1.jpg

    Bighorn Sheep: done by Safari LTD, K&M, Wild Republic, New Ray, AAA, Funrise and Tree House Kids. I think the most accurately painted is K&M: http://toyanimal.info//images/thumb/b/be/KMBulkNABighorn.JPG/797px-KMBulkNABighorn.JPG but better sculpted is Wild Republic: http://toyanimal.info//images/4/4b/KM_polybag_bighornram.jpg

    Kiang, Onager/Kulan:
    Auburn Rubber made a model in blue, it could be repainted: http://toyanimal.info//images/e/eb/Aubass.jpg
    Yowies made a model supposed to be Syrian wild ass, but very simplified, it could pass by a badly done domestic horse: http://toyanimal.info//images/thumb...sAUS_forgottenfriendsB_08syrianwilddonkey.JPG

    Pronghorn: made by K&M, Mojo Fun, New Ray, Play Spaces and Safari LTD. I think Mojo has the best quality one: http://toyanimal.info//images/thumb/3/38/Mojo387116.JPG/798px-Mojo387116.JPG

    Andean Bear: done by Colorata, K&M, PEC and Play Visions. I think Colorata is the best one and it's the one that I already linked before in this thread.

    Asiatic Black Bear: done by Schleich, Colorata, Noah's Pals, Kayiodo, Bandai, Britains Lead, Bullyland, Eikoh, Wild Republic and Safari LTD. Maybe the last brand have the best one: http://toyanimal.info//images/thumb/1/19/Safari100044.JPG/797px-Safari100044.JPG

    Aurochs: done by Club Earth, Starlux and Yowies. Not fully satisfactory but I think Starlux have the best one: http://toyanimal.info//images/e/e9/Starlux_Aurochs.jpg

    Forest Elephant: done by Jean Hoefler and Starlux. The Starlux mode have forward-oriented tusks as in bush elephant so Jean Hoefler is more accurate, despite lack of quality: http://toyanimal.info//images/thumb...px-Jean_Hoefler_African_forest_elephant_1.jpg

    Javan Rhinoceros: done by Bullyland and K&M. Both brands do not differ much in quality. Here's the Bullyland one: http://toyanimal.info//images/thumb/6/6f/Bully63535.JPG/798px-Bully63535.JPG

    Sumatran Rhinoceros (I do have Safari’s) if you have one, then you already saw one! Definitely the Safari LTD model is perfect and accurate, the other brand that did this species is Pfeiffer but much worst quality and lack of accurateness (it's like a Javan (no wool and grey) but with two horns!)

    Sambar: done by Bandai. http://toyanimal.info//images/f/f0/Bandai_wna_australasia_sambal.jpg

    Axis Deer: done by Bandai. http://toyanimal.info//images/thumb/b/b4/Bandaï_Chital_family_1.jpg/800px-Bandaï_Chital_family_1.jpg

    Smaller monkeys: Many brands did several kinds of tamarins, marmosets and lemurs with different grades of accurateness. I like specially the new Safari LTD toob: https://www.spielzeug-guenstig.de/pic/Safari-Primates-100323.sl100323p.jpg

    Smaller Canids: Golden and black-backed jackal, red, arctic, kit and bat-eared foxes and tanuki has been made by several brands.

    Seals of the world: Literally that, really nicely painted adult pairs of every Earless Seal, Walrus. and Eared Seal species.: Walrus, Australian/Californian/Japanese/Steller's/South American sea lions, Northern, New Zealand and Antarctic fur seals, unspecified sea lion, and bearded/grey/harbour/harp/hooded/leopard/spotted/ringed/Weddell's seals as well as Caribbean and Hawaiian monk seals and unspecified (supposedly Southern) elephant seal has been made. A looot to choose!
    Still missing some nice species such as Ross's, Baikal or ribbon, but you will have the nearly complete suborder if you buy them all!

    Stellar’s Sea Cow: done by Albert Heijn, Club Earth, Innovative Kids and Yowies. None of them have a good quality, tough. Here is the Club Earth one, maybe the best in shape/sculpture:
    http://toyanimal.info//images/c/ca/Clubearth_extinct_stellersseacow.jpg

    Wisent (I have the one Schliech released 15+ years ago, time for another. Ditto their Roe Deer). Appart of the Schleich's one (that is enough good as for don't needing an update), you also have the species made by Albert Heijn, Bullyland, Danolin, Lineol 360, Neo-Form and Starlux. The Lineol 360 one is the best in my opinion, tough is not fabricated anymore since 1960!: http://toyanimal.info//images/thumb...bison.jpg/800px-Lineol_630_European_bison.jpg

    The remaining species/forms that you mentioned seems likely never made into figurine.
     
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  13. Kakapo

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    There is a much better figurine than the ones that I linked before:
    https://www.likaonmodels.com/uploads/1/0/7/2/10725614/img-20180426-140217_2_orig.jpg

    From www.likaonmodels.com (also many other perfectly done dreamed species, from kouprey to Spanish ibex...) The only problem is... what a price! :eek: Usual animal figurines for major brands tend to cost 5 to 10 €. This one cost 105 €!! (not including shipping costs!)
     
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    Some interested and wanted figures there, though what a price! Looks like they are a very limited edition and specialty company though.
     
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    Nice! The family will be sustained on Ramen...
     
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    I recently found my old miniature animal collection and noticed I have some unique animals such as Pronghorns, Asian Rhinos(Don't know exact species), Walruses, and even a Narwhal. I might eventually show my collection on here.
     
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    That page is already gone.
     
  20. Kakapo

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    I'm in a "figurine fever" for now. I discovered slowly one thing in the last months. The brands for Europe, America and Australia are more or less the same and many online shops have them and ships worldwide. With these you can cover an interesting range of species. But Japanese brands are a completely different, isolated world, only available for Europeans via eBay or Amazon and the like, and with a completely different selection of rare and unique species.
     
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