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Old 6th December 2011, 07:54 PM
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And here are depictions of the Yara-ma-yha-who:
http://monster-pictures.blogspot.com...ara-ma-yha-who
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And here are depictions of the Yara-ma-yha-who:
http://monster-pictures.blogspot.com...ara-ma-yha-who
I think that one is going to be on a wishlist for a very long time.
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I think that one is going to be on a wishlist for a very long time.
I know, they will probably just re-release the overseen unicorn or the market-invading european dragon...
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I know, they will probably just re-release the overseen unicorn or the market-invading european dragon...
Well, they have quite the hydra coming out in 2012, and 2011 saw very good Medusa and Cyclops, so you never know. Although yes, they will likely stick to Greco-Roman mythology so that they can use the familiarity to make money.
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Well, the coming of a Hydra is good news. But still, Hydras are not as rare on the market as Qi-Lins or Urmahlulli.
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Well, the coming of a Hydra is good news. But still, Hydras are not as rare on the market as Qi-Lins or Urmahlulli.
Well, whenever those figure prominently in major motion pictures and cartoons (relevant and correct or not) they may enter the cultural (and worldwide market) consciousness enough that a company would make them. These companies exist to make money, not necessarily cater to every individual's dream of every obscure (item or group of interest) to be made.

There are lots of different fish and prehistoric animals (not necessarily exclusive categories) that I would love to see, but for the most part they are so obscure or undifferentiated in overall form that I wouldn't even bother listing them, as it is silly and unrealistic.
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And this is exactly why they don't make that much money with me! I want to see something different, I don't want to see the same thing everywhere I go!
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And this is exactly why they don't make that much money with me! I want to see something different, I don't want to see the same thing everywhere I go!
So what company does make them, and so gains riches from you? If Safari won't make these weird things, I doubt a company like Schleich or Papo would.
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Old 17th December 2011, 08:27 PM
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So what company does make them, and so gains riches from you? If Safari won't make these weird things, I doubt a company like Schleich or Papo would.
This is why I still tend to prefer Safari ltd to Schleich or Papo. Schleich were at the top when they made all their stuff in Germany and Portugal; but when the USAmericans bought them, Schleich unfortunately turned into yet another "Made in China" farmlife manufacturer. That is all U.S. Americans can do, it seems to me. And Papo, despite their detailed looks, don't exactly bring much new to my eyes. Safari ltd is also a "Made in China" manufacturer, but at least, they tend to take more risks releasing obscure species: white-lipped snail, kaprosuchus, nigersaurus, doedicurus, shark ray, miragaia, horseshoe crab, sally lightfoot crab, leafy seadragon, hatchet fish, hyacinth macaw... and so on. So, to me, if I ask for obscure creatures to be made, my hopes are on Safari ltd, who has the courage to bring unknown species into their catalogs. Or Bullyland, who has the courage to make most of their toys in Germany. See what I mean? THE COURAGE TO GO AGAINST THE TIDE.
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This is why I still tend to prefer Safari ltd to Schleich or Papo. Schleich were at the top when they made all their stuff in Germany and Portugal; but when the USAmericans bought them, Schleich unfortunately turned into yet another "Made in China" farmlife manufacturer. That is all U.S. Americans can do, it seems to me. And Papo, despite their detailed looks, don't exactly bring much new to my eyes. Safari ltd is also a "Made in China" manufacturer, but at least, they tend to take more risks releasing obscure species: white-lipped snail, kaprosuchus, nigersaurus, doedicurus, shark ray, miragaia, horseshoe crab, sally lightfoot crab, leafy seadragon, hatchet fish, hyacinth macaw... and so on. So, to me, if I ask for obscure creatures to be made, my hopes are on Safari ltd, who has the courage to bring unknown species into their catalogs. Or Bullyland, who has the courage to make most of their toys in Germany. See what I mean? THE COURAGE TO GO AGAINST THE TIDE.
I like that you are calling Schleich an American-owned company. They are not--they were bought out by a German manufacturing consortium several years back. And that is precisely when they changed their production, distribution and sales model.

And I don't know if Bullyland is brave or foolish for staying with German producers--they aren't exactly taking the world by storm with their offerings. Overall, I don't think anyone really cares where they come from, as long as they get made and distributed (that last one is where Bullyland is a colossal failure).
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