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Old 5th November 2010, 03:13 PM
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Default My Papo newcomers: buffalo, hippo & brown bear

I’ve received a parcel from my friend Sergey with Collecta Ginkgo and three Papo critters. So now I have 5 Papo figures – not many, ‘cause they were selected very scrupulously.

Here are my newcomers:


My impressions:
- Cape Buffalo is excellent! I think I might even include it in my Top-3 of the figures introduced in 2010.
- Hippo is not a masterpiece, but it’s the best among all the hippo figures I’ve ever held in my hands. What I don’t like are his soft & rather flexible legs.
- Brown bear is a well-made figurine, although the form of his muzzle is rather awkward.

See how the hippo enjoys his new habitat in my newer African display:


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I really like the hippo. This one, the hippo calf and the rhinos are in my wish-list, but what you say about the hippo's legs is interesting to know.
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WOW Kiryuha ! Excellent add ups . In my opinion , the buffalo is excellent , next to the schleich one . [ I like the pose of schleich cape buffalo much , ideal and typical ]

and the brown bear is a wonderful model . I love it .

the hippo is coming to my house in december ....awaiting curiously for his arrival The best hippo with open mouth , is undoubtedly this guy . But the best hippo overall in my opinion is the retired schleich version of grazing hippo cow . A brilliant model indeed .

I would suggest you the safari wild life wonders Hippo with mouth open ....a huge and awesome figurine , very realistic !!!

By the way , which animals , according to you , are the top 3 of 2010 ? May I know ???
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Congratulations Kirill!
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Thanks, Harriet!

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I really like the hippo. This one, the hippo calf and the rhinos are in my wish-list, but what you say about the hippo's legs is interesting to know.
Yeah, the photos don't show the quality of its legs. I was really surprised when I found out they're soft
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WOW Kiryuha ! Excellent add ups . In my opinion , the buffalo is excellent , next to the schleich one . [ I like the pose of schleich cape buffalo much , ideal and typical ]
I've not got the older Schleich buffalo. But among the three ones I have - the Papo bull is the best!

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But the best hippo overall in my opinion is the retired schleich version of grazing hippo cow. A brilliant model indeed
I agree with you, my friend!

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I would suggest you the safari wild life wonders Hippo with mouth open ....a huge and awesome figurine , very realistic !!!
This one is too huge for my displays...

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By the way, which animals, according to you, are the top 3 of 2010 ? May I know???
My Top-3 includes Schleich warthog boar, Collecta cape buffalo and Papo cape buffalo.
And yours?
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Kiryuha The Brown Bear is Pirineos or Pyrineos Brown bear and look super great to me.
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Yeah Kirill , the pyrenees bear is an awesome figurine and it's cub too , is very attractive and cute . I have them both . In my view , the muzzle of this grizzly seems to be perfect ....I like her claws and paws too ....nice finishing .


And reg. your Q of my 3 most favorite 2010 animals ........[ as a cape buffalo buff ] ....Papo Cape buffalo , Collect A cape buffalo [ received y'day only , that's why I was waiting to answer] and the third ......sorry , unable to conclude .....I like all the new 2010 critters ........
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Your newcomers are very nice, espially the bufalo..... And your display looks genious.......
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Your newcomers are very nice, espially the bufalo..... And your display looks genious.......
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Kiryuha The Brown Bear is Pirineos or Pyrineos Brown bear and look super great to me.
Yeah, I know this. That's why I've placed the Papo bear to my European display.
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