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Lioness (Papo - Wild Animals)
« on: January 11, 2013, 12:27:54 AM »
Walk-around of the Papo Wild Animals Lioness, Panthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758). This was my first non-dinosaur Papo figure. Shoulder height is 59 mm, scale approx. 1:15 - 1:16.


















Edit 2017-02-07: Fixed broken image urls.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2017, 11:51:33 PM by brontodocus »



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Re: Lioness (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 12:58:05 AM »
Cool walk around friend. This figure is my second non dinosaur of Papo  ^-^. You have a great work with the camera  ^-^.I love Papo felines  ^-^.
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Re: Lioness (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2013, 01:21:42 AM »
Your photos are fantastic!  Make the figure look even better!

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Re: Lioness (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2013, 01:31:20 AM »
Your photos are fantastic!  Make the figure look even better!

Yes a good camera and good back images, create a amazing effect  ^-^.
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Re: Lioness (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2013, 08:04:33 AM »
Thanks, Jetoar and Fukuiraptor! :) I thought the figure deserved some effort in photographing it. Among the Papo big cats which are all excellent this one is probably still my favourite.



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Re: Lioness (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2013, 09:19:04 AM »
Thanks, Jetoar and Fukuiraptor! :) I thought the figure deserved some effort in photographing it. Among the Papo big cats which are all excellent this one is probably still my favourite.

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Re: Lioness (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2013, 09:47:13 AM »
 :D Wonderful figure and great photos!

This is the best Lioness on the market and Papo's male counterpart cannot compete at all with its quality.
But in addition to this I must say that there is still no male lion figure by any company that I like. Somehow making an accurate one seems to be a problem for the designers.

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Re: Lioness (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2013, 01:50:15 PM »
:D Wonderful figure and great photos!

This is the best Lioness on the market and Papo's male counterpart cannot compete at all with its quality.
But in addition to this I must say that there is still no male lion figure by any company that I like. Somehow making an accurate one seems to be a problem for the designers.

Definetly, the best lioness of the market  ^-^.
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Re: Lioness (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2013, 10:02:18 PM »
:D Wonderful figure and great photos!

This is the best Lioness on the market and Papo's male counterpart cannot compete at all with its quality.
But in addition to this I must say that there is still no male lion figure by any company that I like. Somehow making an accurate one seems to be a problem for the designers.

Yes, I feel similar way. Papo lionesses are like miracles, wonderfully realistic but none of modern toy companies made a decent "husband" for them somehow. Maybe next edition of Papo male lion will look as great as females? I hope so :) From male lions  I own only current Schleich and very old Tipple Topple lion, both of them are cute and I like them but are not very realistic...

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Re: Lioness (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2013, 11:46:12 PM »
Yes, I feel similar way. Papo lionesses are like miracles, wonderfully realistic but none of modern toy companies made a decent "husband" for them somehow. Maybe next edition of Papo male lion will look as great as females? I hope so :) From male lions  I own only current Schleich and very old Tipple Topple lion, both of them are cute and I like them but are not very realistic...
Thanks, Ana! :) And I second that - if I come across a male Lion figure as good as the Papo female, I'd buy it on the spot! 8)



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Re: Lioness (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2014, 01:24:16 AM »
And now that I've acquired this Lioness, there's not much I can add on what everyone had said in pointing out its outstanding qualities. She's big, too. On scale with the Papo Tiger, but larger than the Schleich Lion. Yes, Papo does need a better Lion figure to pair with the Queen of the Beasts. Count me in.

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Re: Lioness (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2014, 05:45:31 PM »
Great  :)

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Re: Lioness (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2016, 11:00:56 PM »
Just bought one today, and I am really amazed by the quality of the model. Extraordinary solution to render the particular texture of the fur, really never seen anything similar, and the paintings are extraordinarily accurate and variated in tones and well connected one to the other. I have to say that as I checked out all the ten pieces of this model on the shelf, jus t a couple of them were really perfect like mine, while the other presented such releavant differences in the quality of the paintings that once seen the best one I would not have bought one of the others.

I think that the current roaring lion by Papo is just to the same level, but I have to judge from the image on Papo's site, since the store did not have it today. I think the previous comments are older than the release of this model. Did some other really nice male lions have been released since then, other than Papo's?

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Re: Lioness (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2016, 09:57:25 AM »
Just bought one today, and I am really amazed by the quality of the model. Extraordinary solution to render the particular texture of the fur, really never seen anything similar, and the paintings are extraordinarily accurate and variated in tones and well connected one to the other. I have to say that as I checked out all the ten pieces of this model on the shelf, jus t a couple of them were really perfect like mine, while the other presented such releavant differences in the quality of the paintings that once seen the best one I would not have bought one of the others.

I think that the current roaring lion by Papo is just to the same level, but I have to judge from the image on Papo's site, since the store did not have it today. I think the previous comments are older than the release of this model. Did some other really nice male lions have been released since then, other than Papo's?
It's of course a question of taste but there are some people, including me, who think that the perfect male lion figure still has to be released. The roaring and the non-roaring, friendly looking one by Papo are my favourites so far. The Lioness featured here (and I see many of the photos are gone so I'll update my first post) may still be a tad better than those two.

Edit: Images in first post are back again.
« Last Edit: August 25, 2016, 10:03:26 AM by brontodocus »

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Re: Lioness (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2016, 01:40:03 AM »
Saw the roaring lion yesterday, you were right brotondocus, it's not up to the level of the lioness. I was a bit let down and left it on the shelf. Actually I dont' remember to have seen much better figurines of male lions, maybe I'd go anyway on the roaring one. But the world is so full of diverse animal figurines that I might be done with the lioness for the species, for some time on.

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Re: Lioness (Papo - Wild Animals)
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2017, 11:52:03 PM »
Papo Lioness photos are back. :)