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Hyenas (+ mongoose and civets)
« on: December 23, 2012, 11:11:45 PM »
So, it is time to bring out some of my favourite groups of creatures! One half of the order Carnivora, the feliformes.

I'm going to start with a repost from another forum, regarding hyenas! The very coolest creatures!

They will be listed left to right, based on where their heads enter from the left.



Top row: Wild Safari, Papo, Dosco, Chap Mei, AAA
Middle row: Lineol (Elastolin? Taylor & Barrett), AAA, Schleich (newer one), Schleich (older one), Ricolino (Mexican candy company), Bullyland
Bottom row: Jakk/Discovery Kids/Scanopedia, Unknown, Ral Partha Chasmaporthetes, Timpo, Ral Partha Giant Hyena (Pachycrocuta?), Ral Partha, Bandai (standing & sitting), Schleich mini (darker version), Play Visions, Starlux, K&M International, Aussini, Panini, Schleich mini (lighter version, with some paint highlights).

Here is a second picture, zooming in on the smaller ones at the front (no idea why it turned blue):


And some other, not so much toy ones:



A porcelain one from Germany, a malachite one, a blown glass one, and a family of wooden ones made by Jalu Wood Creations (yeah, they're supposed to be toys, but not for $32!).

If anyone knows of a good, definitive Brown Hyena, that would be super. I have put the bug in the ears of a few people that could make it happen from current makers, but I have yet to see one (the Lineol is close, I suppose, and the Schleich minis, but I want a Museum-quality Brown hyena).

And of course, released after the pictures above, the CollectA Striped Hyena:


And MojoFun Spotted hyena:


I am sure to be missing some from this thread.  I will get them up here eventually.

Also, big rule for this thread--NO DOGS. NO BEARS. NO PANDAS, RACCOONS, COATIS, WEASELS, SEALS, WALRUSES, etc.  I will point it out every time. I may mock you.  Someone else can make a Caniformia thread.
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Hehe, I thought you'd bring this thread up, eventually! :) And what an impressive collection of hyena figures. :o There are many that seem to be really good, e.g. the AAA in the top row. I only have the Safari Ltd. one so far. :-[ So no one has ever made an aardwolf then?

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Really impressive :o. Aw, I'm missing the Marolin Hyena I once sent you :).
« Last Edit: December 25, 2012, 08:52:44 AM by postsaurischian »

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I never knew there were so many Hyena figures! :o

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Hey Brontodocus, of course you can! This thread is for all of the members of the suborder! And to be honest, I am missing a fair number of cat figures (to be honest, lions & tigers are my lowest priority! :-\).

The whole point of this thread is to capture half of one of the more common groups of mammal figures--I am guessing it will be very cat heavy, as it doesn't take long to run through the mongooses, civets and hyenas.

I do still have the Marolin you sent me:


It's just another one that came in after those pictures! I lose track.

Plus, I will have the new Schleich hyena soon (the one with the gladiator). To say nothing of the occasional not-so-great figure that I still buy (like today!)

And as far as I know, there is no Aardwolf figure. As always, if someone can prove me wrong it would be great!

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Hehe, I thought you'd bring this thread up, eventually! :) And what an impressive collection of hyena figures. :o There are many that seem to be really good, e.g. the AAA in the top row. I only have the Safari Ltd. one so far. :-[ So no one has ever made an aardwolf then?

Lovely collecyion of hayenas. Is the first time that I see hyenas of brands that I dont know  ^-^.
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Really impressive :o. Aw, I'm missing the Marolin Hyena I once sent you :).


May I show the Papo big cats here?



Papo great felines are the best from my point of view  ^-^. I dont have the puma, bobcat, lynx and cheeta and her calf  ^-^.
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Great collections!

Before we get too deep into this thread though, I really think there are more than enough figures of each to justify separate hyena and big cat threads :) I hereby christen this one the Hyena (+ mongoose and civet) thread  O:-)

I only have the Wild Safari hyena  :)

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Great collections!

Before we get too deep into this thread though, I really think there are more than enough figures of each to justify separate hyena and big cat threads :) I hereby christen this one the Hyena (+ mongoose and civet) thread  O:-)

I only have the Wild Safari hyena  :)
I agree, I think big cats should have their own thread, too. Most collectors have a considerable number of felid figures which would easily fill a whole thread sooner or later. The hyenas, mongooses and civets would really deserve a thread on their own. :)

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I reallly like hyenas- will evetually make one of some sort. I sort of was thinking a kill scene with a pack of hyenas tearing into something- something a bit different than just a hyena standing there which it seems there are plenty of figures of.

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I think that, brands should to do more figures of hyenas and less figures of lions and tigers.
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I think that, brands should to do more figures of hyenas and less figures of lions and tigers.

Especially lions...lions suck ;D ;D

I reallly like hyenas- will evetually make one of some sort. I sort of was thinking a kill scene with a pack of hyenas tearing into something- something a bit different than just a hyena standing there which it seems there are plenty of figures of.

That would be great--better yet, do a good brown hyena because no one does those.  I'd say Aardwolf, but a couple of little hyenas licking termites off of the ground might not be all that exciting...I'd still buy it of course.

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I think that, brands should to do more figures of hyenas and less figures of lions and tigers.

Especially lions...lions suck ;D ;D

I reallly like hyenas- will evetually make one of some sort. I sort of was thinking a kill scene with a pack of hyenas tearing into something- something a bit different than just a hyena standing there which it seems there are plenty of figures of.

That would be great--better yet, do a good brown hyena because no one does those.  I'd say Aardwolf, but a couple of little hyenas licking termites off of the ground might not be all that exciting...I'd still buy it of course.


Yes, i would like to see more figures of hyenas and other rares carnivores (fosa for example)
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Nice collection of hyenas, here are a few from my collection
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I always forget about the Mojo, and yet it might be the most elegant of the bunch.  Maybe a little gracile, but that's okay (maybe it's a male!).

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Re: Hyenas (+ mongoose and civets)
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2014, 07:20:54 PM »
Nice models here!! :)

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Re: Hyenas (+ mongoose and civets)
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2014, 02:21:09 AM »
Nice hyenas.
Neh!! Neh!! Neh!!


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Re: Hyenas (+ mongoose and civets)
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2015, 02:25:38 AM »
Just thought I'd throw this here as well--the 5 Schleich hyenas:



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Re: Hyenas (+ mongoose and civets)
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2015, 11:40:30 AM »
My two Only figures of hyenas  ^-^.



Schleich Spotted Hyena 1996 cast, repainted 2004.



Papo Spotted Hyena.
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Re: Hyenas (+ mongoose and civets)
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2015, 05:48:29 PM »
Wow, some amazing hyena collections here! I like that striped hyena with its head down and mouth open, who makes that? I'd really like an aardwolf too. I only have three hyena figures, one of each species, and I had to make the brown hyena myself from a striped hyena! Here's an image, with some mongooses I made as well (the banded mongoose is a repaint of a Schleich meerkat, I'm not sure what make the other two are but I repainted them into a yellow mongoose and dwarf mongoose).




Okapi Boy - you seem to have included a lynx with your hyena pics!