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« Reply #48 on: November 26, 2017, 02:28:27 AM »
A few things about me & the horses.

I really don't understand why so many horses, what a waste of room for a wider species diversity. On the other hand my son is growing difference-sensible, but he loves horses, since he takes riding lessons, so he often wants some of them. I try to address him towards diverse types of horses and up to now we got a Przewalsky, a Shire, a Hannover, an Ardennese, and an Arab. One of the few ones that I also wanted to add to the collection was just an English Thoroughbred Stallion. Honestly, for my knowledge of horses and models (both close to zero...), Schleich's horses models look very nice, and I enjoy them. This English Thoroughbred Stallion looks fine as well. What is your opinion?
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« Reply #49 on: November 26, 2017, 02:33:42 AM »
I am realizing now that, excluding horses, were it not for the Indian Rhino, the number of species that are not already on sale with a different sculpt would have been equal to...

ZERO!

 :o  :o  :o  :o  :o
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« Reply #50 on: November 26, 2017, 02:35:25 AM »
So, am I going with the dinos, or we are finished like this?

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« Reply #51 on: November 26, 2017, 03:16:49 AM »
So, am I going with the dinos, or we are finished like this?

You can probably be done. The Prehistoric stuff belongs on the DTF anyway.

As for horses...most of us are wildlife collectors--but horse collectors are an entirely different breed; thanks to Breyer, they have been 'a thing' for decades longer than whatever we do--I remember an aunt and uncle, 35 years ago, had dozens of them across a high mantle on their shelf (since sold...which is sad, becuase they'd have been worth a small fortune). It was an existing community before the internet or even fax machines were common.

So the short answer is...money. Also, CollectA has an agreement with Reeves International (AKA jerks that mostly sell horses in North America) which has really bumped up their horse model numbers--and Schleich does not like to risk any market share loss.

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« Reply #52 on: November 26, 2017, 05:15:07 AM »
I agree with both Rossano and Sean with regards to horses: I don't like that companies invest so much in them, but understand why they do. Poor Sean and I, our favorite taxa tend to be underrepresented outside of Japan (in the entire history of the Incredible Creatures line by Safari there has been ONE insect, the largest class of animals on the planet).

That being said, thank you for adding the horses, for completeness sake (extant animals). I was tasked with adding CollectA 2018 and it was the same thing, half horses  8) ;D :-X C:-)
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« Reply #53 on: November 26, 2017, 07:48:05 AM »
Oh YAY, more figures of every single possible form of horse that make up half the lineup.

In all seriousness, I don't get the appeal of horse figures, even to those who already ride horses, considering they probably already have a specific horse "assigned" to them for riding lessons or own a horse themselves.

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Re: Schleich's - New for 2018
« Reply #54 on: December 04, 2017, 10:16:42 PM »
It's not only that Schleich is mostly, well, a bit uninspiring in their choice of new additions, it also seems that updated releases of represented species are not necessarily an improvement over their predecessors... Not so long ago, Schleich has released a male Chimpanzee I really liked. And now this one? Well, but as in previous years, I have to say that once again I'm not overly surprised how little inspiring I find those Schleich releases. :-\ The Walrus and Koala look quite nice, though...