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Reviews & walk-arounds => Reviews and walk-arounds => Schleich => Topic started by: brontodocus on April 21, 2013, 04:41:09 PM

Title: Harbour Seal (Schleich - Wild Life)
Post by: brontodocus on April 21, 2013, 04:41:09 PM
Walk-around of the 2013 Schleich Wild Life Harbour Seal or Common Seal, Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758. Total length (excluding hind legs, of course) is approx. 105 mm, so the scale would be approx. 1:12 - 1:17. The human figure (European Father from "Los Amigos del Mundo" by Miniland) is approx. 1:13 - 1:14 scale. I was quite impressed by the quality of the paint job on this one. Schleich also released a "Harbour Seal" pup this year, however, it shows a completely white fur which babies and juveniles of Phoca vitulina do not have.

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Edit 2017-02-07: Fixed broken image urls.
Title: Re: Harbour Seal (Schleich - Wild Life)
Post by: Jetoar on April 21, 2013, 06:21:37 PM
Cool review of a nice figure,I like it  ^-^.
Title: Re: Harbour Seal (Schleich - Wild Life)
Post by: brontodocus on April 23, 2013, 11:38:37 AM
Thanks, Jetoar! :) This was also a long awaited opportunity to get a figure of one of just two pinniped species occuring on Germany's coasts (the other being the Gray Seal, Halichoerus grypus, which was made by Bullyland).
Title: Re: Harbour Seal (Schleich - Wild Life)
Post by: Ana on April 23, 2013, 01:41:15 PM
Very nice figure! I like it too :D Congratulations! :D
Title: Re: Harbour Seal (Schleich - Wild Life)
Post by: KathyAnderson on April 23, 2013, 07:14:12 PM
Great review and the seal is so cute!:)
Title: Re: Harbour Seal (Schleich - Wild Life)
Post by: brontodocus on April 23, 2013, 10:26:28 PM
Thanks, Ana & Kathy! :) If only they would release a pup with proper colours, I'd get that one, too...
Title: Re: Harbour Seal (Schleich - Wild Life)
Post by: KathyAnderson on April 24, 2013, 12:12:56 AM
You are very welcome! I'll be keeping my eyes peeled...
Title: Re: Harbour Seal (Schleich - Wild Life)
Post by: Takama on April 24, 2013, 05:23:05 PM
Schleich does make some very fine animal replicas that almost rival Papo.   That seal is tempting me to get it
Title: Re: Harbour Seal (Schleich - Wild Life)
Post by: brontodocus on February 07, 2017, 11:33:13 AM
Repaired Broken image urls of Schleich Harbour Seal. :)
Title: Re: Harbour Seal (Schleich - Wild Life)
Post by: animaltoyforum on June 13, 2018, 02:26:31 PM
I think this figure was retired in 2018.