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Old 22nd October 2011, 07:34 PM
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OK, here we are, a bunch of collectors to who a piece of plastic or vinyl can be worth a gem. I'm like that, you are like that, and our homes all look like Toy Museums.
But as toy-hungry as we all are, especially toy-animal hungry, we all have favorites. We all have a kind of animal (or any kind of category) we just cannot say no to. While we all have collections of rare species, there is always ONE SPECIES (or one particular category) of which we have a lot more than just one replica.
So, I'm asking it: WHAT CAN'T YOU JUST SAY NO TO? Even if it's the cheapest made chinatoy brandless figure? Even if it's the most wallet-destroying figure? Is it dogs, is it lemurs, is it ship models? Is it bears, is it hippopotamuses, is it airplanes?

As for me, it's simple: I JUST CAN'T SAY NO TO A BOWHEAD WHALE TOY. In last August, on Ebay, I bought a whole bunch of sealife toys just because there was a bowhead whale among them. The bowhead whale is not 100% accurate, has large white eyes with those silly little black pupils, has a totally asymetrical tail fin, and is simply marked "Bowhead Whale Made in China". But it has that bow-like upper jaw, that white chin with tiny black spots around the throat and a finless back, just like any good bowhead whale. I just couldn't say no to that bowhead, just because it was a bowhead. Even if I already had a Larami Bowhead, a National Geographics Bowhead and another brandless Bowhead. I just had to have that other Bowhead.
What about you? What cannot you just say no to, even in the most undesirable circomstances?
What about you?
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Old 22nd October 2011, 08:11 PM
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Hyenas are my main weakness, although I am getting pickier.
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Old 22nd October 2011, 10:18 PM
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Marine Life, especially Killer Whales. Although I also love blue whales, Gray Whales, Manatees, Right Whales (Although I don't have any figures) etc. and dolphins (Still waiting on a river dolphin!)
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My most all time favorite is the African Buffalo As well the cows and bulls !!!
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Old 23rd October 2011, 07:27 PM
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OK, let's recapitulate: We have:
1- A fanatic of the bowhead whale (and other not-so-seen baleen whales).
2- A fanatic of hyenas.
3- A fanatic of killer whales and dolphins.
4- A fanatic of bovines.

Any other?
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Old 25th October 2011, 07:50 PM
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I think mine would be ceratopsids, more specifically, pachyrhinosaurus.
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Old 26th October 2011, 06:21 PM
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I think mine would be ceratopsids, more specifically, pachyrhinosaurus.
Aside Papo and CollectA, did any other company made a Pachyrhinosaurus? Or are they just as rare as Bowhead Whales?
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Old 26th October 2011, 07:53 PM
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Aside Papo and CollectA, did any other company made a Pachyrhinosaurus? Or are they just as rare as Bowhead Whales?
I think those are the only "good" ones right now to be mass-produced. Neither of them are fully accurate, though. I do like the Disney inspiration on the Papo. Its what inspired my photo for the contest a while ago, I think it was called "Desert".
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Old 26th November 2011, 06:43 PM
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OK, let's recapitulate:
1- A fanatic of Baleen Whales (especially Bowheads)
2- A fanatic of Hyenas
3- A fanatic of Bovines
4- A fanatic of Dolphins
5- A fanatic of Ceratopsids

Any other to be added?
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anteaters, and tapirs.
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