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Roaring Lion (Papo - Wild Animals)
« on: September 24, 2014, 10:02:40 PM »
Rrrrooooaaaarrrr! ;D

This is a walk-around of the new 2014 Papo Wild Animals (or "Wild Animal Kingdom" as Papo names the line in their current catalogue) Roaring Lion, Panthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758). The figure is as highly detailed as Papo big cats usually are - although the paint job of the final product is not quite as breathtaking as Papo's catalogue photo shows. The lower jaw is an inserted piece and although I understand that casting may have been difficult otherwise there are plenty of other open-mouthed big cat figures without such a conspicuous seam at the corner of the mouth. On the other hand, the mane is exceptionally nicely done and appears to be affected by wind which makes the lion look especially good when viewed from the front. Snout-vent length is approx. 102 mm and shoulder height is approx. 60 mm (it can only be estimated because the mane is in the way) so the scale is between approx. 1:17 and 1:20. It is just very slightly smaller than the 2006 Male Lion (and also a little lighter at 124 vs. 134 grams) and has a significantly shorter snout than the latter. I've included a few comparison shots with the abovementioned 2006 Male Lion and the Lioness. Although there may be some 32,000 individuals remaining in the wild the populations are scattered and since there has been an estimated decrease of approx. 30% over the last two decades, IUCN lists the Lion as "Vulnerable". The human figure is approx. 1:19 scale.




















So my impression about the new roaring lion - it's definitely a figure not to miss, but the perfect male lion toy figure still has to be released (with the 2006 version by Papo possibly still coming closest).

Edit 2017-02-05: Fixed broken image urls.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2017, 12:34:43 PM by brontodocus »



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Re: Roaring Lion (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2014, 10:22:45 PM »
New lion is amazing  :o. I will hope to see it in a store one day  ^-^.
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Re: Roaring Lion (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2014, 10:26:29 PM »
Really amazing. The bulging muscles, the protruding veins, such fine details!

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Re: Roaring Lion (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2014, 10:41:07 PM »
I really love this model!! ^-^ ^-^

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Re: Roaring Lion (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2014, 08:11:59 AM »
Many thanks, Jetoar, Adam, and Martin! :) I almost feared I was being too critical with the figure. :-[



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Re: Roaring Lion (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2014, 07:58:08 PM »
A interesting lion figurine!! Congrats :)

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Re: Roaring Lion (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2015, 11:28:12 PM »
Got milk??  ;D

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Re: Roaring Lion (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2017, 03:07:17 PM »
Photos are down, can we have them reposted please?

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Re: Roaring Lion (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2017, 02:15:33 AM »
Yeah, I wish I could see them...
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Re: Roaring Lion (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2017, 12:36:02 PM »
You still can't hear him roar but at least you can see him again. Fixed broken image urls of Papo Roaring Lion walk-around. :)



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Re: Roaring Lion (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2017, 06:26:43 PM »
You still can't hear him roar but at least you can see him again. Fixed broken image urls of Papo Roaring Lion walk-around. :)
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Re: Roaring Lion (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2017, 02:45:33 PM »
Really amazing. The bulging muscles, the protruding veins, such fine details!

I agree with this. They really seem to be realistic.
The maker got every details.