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Old 15th December 2009, 02:05 AM
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Yes, I have also noticed changes with figures like the meercats. They are getting more detailed, but I like the older versions better.
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Yes, I have also noticed changes with figures like the meercats. They are getting more detailed, but I like the older versions better.
But the Papo are getting worse!
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Old 15th December 2009, 09:24 AM
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I saw these colour-changes in Schleich lions to, and more figurines.
Some are obvious, like in the giraffes, to fit to the newest ones, they have smaller and more spots now, and white belly's too.
Yeah, we have already discussed the coloring change of the Schleich lioness somewhere here. I'm glad that I managed to buy the first version before they changed how it looks.
As to the giraffes, I like the newer version more.
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Old 15th December 2009, 12:02 PM
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I know Kyrill, it was just to show that Schleich makes changes too.
I do like the earlier version of the lioness more too, but the other one looks more like the Papo's in colouration, which could be a reason for this, or maybe just to look more like the newer models.
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Old 15th December 2009, 12:16 PM
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One of the worst papo changes I saw was the new adult giraffe, the new version I got has thick splogged paint effect rather than the fine dry brushed effect when the animal was origionally released on the face and legs ,which I also have- BUT Im not so sure if this isnt due to batches being produced in different factories so that there is random variation in paint colours and quality.Though I also noticed the picture in the catalouge changed this year too to show the less attractive painting.
I noticed in canada the schleich zebras are not very nice at all, I havent seen what is available in Europe yet to compare but I was NOT impressed.
The stripe patterns werent well done and I even saw a few zebras with more black than white! However the members of the forum have raved about them in Europe so possibly the N American consignment wasnt as good quality wise?As someone who sees the live versions everyday I far prefer the new SAFARI Ltd zebra to the new schelichs in sculpting and better painting.
The changing colour of the papo lions is definatly random as I have seen in shops a variety of colours from same batch- from ochre brown, yellowy, to the orange- it just makes it important to have the model in your hand for a look before you buy it,and pick what looks best to you, remember also any colour variation may actually be worth more quickly for resale in future!And if you are wanting a grouping then buy the group at same time and you are more likely to have an exact colour match.
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Old 15th December 2009, 10:03 PM
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Interesting Robert!
I do buy the different colour-versions if i do stumble on them.
Specially when there are major differences...
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One of the worst papo changes I saw was the new giraffe, the new version I got has thick splogged paint effect rather than the fine dry brushed effect when the animal was origionally released on the face and legs ,which I also have- BUT Im not so sure if this isnt due to batches being produced in different factories so that there is random variation in paint colours and quality.Though I also noticed the picture in the catalouge changed this year too to show the less attractive painting.
I noticed in canada the schleich zebras are not very nice at all, I havent seen what is available in Europe yet to compare but I was NOT impressed.
The stripe patterns werent well done and I even saw a few zebras with more black than white! However the members of the forum have raved about them in Europe so possibly the N American consignment wasnt as good quality wise?As someone who sees the live versions everyday I far prefer the new SAFARI Ltd zebra to the new schelichs in sculpting and better painting.
The changing colour of the papo lions is definatly random as I have seen in shops a variety of colours from same batch- from ochre brown, yellowy, to the orange- it just makes it important to have the in your hand for a look before you buy it,and pick what looks best to you, remember also any colour variation may actually be worth more quickly for resale in future!And if you are wanting a grouping then buy the group at same time and you are more likely to have an exact colour match.
I haven't any Papo beside the centaur. But I do own a few catalogs. The biggest (and worse) color change, in my eyes, is the cheetah. The old cheetah was damn realistic. But the new cheetah turned somehow in a weird yellow color with an even weirder brown triangle on the nose. The s of the hippopotamus and the horses definately increased, but the cheetah... well, that's another story.
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