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Kiryuha 10th March 2011 01:29 PM

Seven new 2011 Safari figures in my collection
 
Hi, everyone!
I happened to win in the Safari Ltd. photo contest on Facebook and the company kindly sent me 9 figures I chose as a prize. Hooray!!! :)
After 6 months since September, when the first info on Safari-2011 appeared, I have seen the new figures in person. And I was surprised in a very pleasant way!
2011 Safari animals are wonderful, almost all of them look much better in real life than on catalog pictures (this phenomenon is not new, by the way ;)).
Here are they:


My outright favorite among these is the Capybara. It is very finely sculpted and painted, and is not too large in scale. Real masterpiece and must have!!!
Here it is next to some other S. American critters for size comparison:


My second runner-up is, well, the Roadrunner – a very well-made bird!
Kudu, Indian Rhino and the trees are very good too. The cycad is especially nice.

Moreover, I’ve got a Malayan Tapir in my collection at last! And it’s much better than the Schleich one: no chubby face, no smile, no white socks…
Once again, many thanks to Safari Ltd. for their concern and active dialogue with collectors!

dansdinosaurs 10th March 2011 03:15 PM

Congrats, your photos are always fantastic! Do we get to see the winning entry?

Kiryuha 10th March 2011 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by dansdinosaurs (Post 59727)
Congrats, your photos are always fantastic! Do we get to see the winning entry?

Well, he-he, I had sent this photo to a monthly contest here about 2 years ago, but it didn't win :) Here it is, it's called "One in the snow".

Garfield 10th March 2011 08:10 PM

Wow congtulations, they are great... especially the rhinos... but, no offence, I like more the schleich tapir

pachyrhinosaurus 10th March 2011 11:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Garfield (Post 59731)
I like more the schleich tapir

I agree. But on-topic, it's funny that you got a retired figure.

drnarayanan 11th March 2011 02:31 AM

Congrats Kirill !!! I love the capybara , but I am more towards the schleich tapir :rolleyes:

Kiryuha 11th March 2011 09:18 AM

You know, I've been scrupulously looking at Schleich tapirs each time I visited local shops selling Schleich last year... and haven't buy it yet.
1) It looks like a toy to me; 2) the figures are often scratched - I've not seen a totally undamaged one yet.
Safari tapir resembles the real massive and staid animal more, it's not like a toy. And again, those white socks and white blurry painting on ears of Schleich tapir are annoying.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Garfield (Post 59731)
... but, no offence, I like more the schleich tapir

None taken ;)

dansdinosaurs 13th March 2011 03:39 AM

Safari has posted all the winning entries here:

http://www.safariltd.com/mm5/pages/f...tocontest.html

On a related note, I have the 2011 Safari mini-catalogs, and can send them to anyone who PMs me.

pm64 13th March 2011 11:18 AM

My compliments Kirill,for the lovely photo and for your fantastic win!!

Paolo

Kiryuha 13th March 2011 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by pm64 (Post 59766)
My compliments Kirill,for the lovely photo and for your fantastic win!!

Thanx, Paolo!


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