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Leopard (Papo - Wild Life)
« on: February 01, 2014, 01:02:04 AM »
Hello friends, this is the figure of Leopard (Panthera pardus) Linnaeus, 1758 of Papo - Wild Life. Total lenght is 170mm. This figure was relased in 2003 and it is avaliable currently. The species' success in the wild is in part due to its opportunistic hunting behavior, its adaptability to habitats, its ability to run at speeds approaching 58 kilometres per hour (36 mph), its unequaled ability to climb trees even when carrying a heavy carcass, and its notorious ability for stealth. The leopard consumes virtually any animal that it can hunt down and catch. Its habitat ranges from rainforest to desert terrains. Fossils of early leopard ancestors have been found in East Africa and South Asia from the Pleistocene of 2 to 3.5 Ma. The modern leopard is suggested to have evolved in Africa 470,000–825,000 years ago and radiated across Asia 170,000–300,000 years ago. In Europe, the leopard is known at least since the Pleistocene. Fossil leopard bones and teeth dating from the Pliocene were found in Perrier in France, northeast of London, and in Valdarno in Italy. At 40 sites in Europe fossil bones and dental remains of leopards dating from the Pleistocene were excavated mostly in loess and caves. The sites of these fossil records range from near Lisbon, near Gibraltar, and Santander Province in northern Spain to several sites in France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Germany, in the north up to Derby in England, in the east to Přerov in the Czech Republic and the Baranya in southern Hungary.















Papo is a young brand in the world of figures if we compare them wit Safari or Schleich, but they have a important place in the world currently. They are famous for their figures of felines and dinosaurs. This figure is one of the first replicas of felines of this brand.  The sculpture is perfect with a good details of its hair and great definition in its face. The color of this figure is fantastic with a good spotted patron ^-^. Proportions are awesome. The stalker stand is one of the best points of its. I think that. Definetly it is  the best figure of leopard from my point of view. It is one of my favorite figures of my collection and I  I bought this figure in a store of Cádiz (Spain) 12 years ago ^-^.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2014, 11:48:12 AM by Jetoar »
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Re: Leopard (Papo- Wild Life)
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2014, 11:23:46 AM »
Probably the best Leopard figure ever made. Not only the sculpt and paintjob, the crouching pose looks quite menacing, too. :)

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Re: Leopard (Papo- Wild Life)
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2014, 11:42:35 AM »
Probably the best Leopard figure ever made. Not only the sculpt and paintjob, the crouching pose looks quite menacing, too. :)

Yes friend, and the pose is awesome for dioramas and other use. I was very surprised when I saw for firts time this figure and felines in general for its quality  ^-^.
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Re: Leopard (Papo - Wild Life)
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2014, 07:51:10 PM »
Awesome figure, I have the black leopard. Too bad it is out of scale with the other PAPO large cats.

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Re: Leopard (Papo - Wild Life)
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2014, 12:27:48 AM »
Awesome figure, I have the black leopard. Too bad it is out of scale with the other PAPO large cats.

Yes it is  :-\. Papo jaguar is smaller than this  :-\.
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Re: Leopard (Papo - Wild Life)
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2014, 01:02:49 AM »
I love that stalking pose! Very nice looking figure.

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Re: Leopard (Papo - Wild Life)
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2014, 02:57:07 PM »
I love that stalking pose! Very nice looking figure.

Yes, this figure is really fantastic  ^-^.
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Re: Leopard (Papo - Wild Life)
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2014, 02:15:44 AM »
Awesome figure, I have the black leopard. Too bad it is out of scale with the other PAPO large cats.

Yes it is  :-\. Papo jaguar is smaller than this  :-\.
I have the Papo Jaguar. And since I don't see any topic regarding this model, let me put my two cents in this post. The Jaguar has small head, making it look more like a Leopard. The small scale does not help either. The coloration needs to be a bit more yellowish ocher, but the spots are well-placed. Papo needs to make a larger and better proportioned Jaguar.  8)

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Re: Leopard (Papo - Wild Life)
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2014, 05:49:40 PM »
Nice figurine  :) :)

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Re: Leopard (Papo - Wild Life)
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2014, 08:09:06 PM »
Nice figurine  :) :)

Thanks friend, one of the most beautiful figures of this specie  ^-^.
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