Friday, September 22, 2017

New Halloween Classic - Goblin!

Well well, just when I thought I wouldn't have anything else to write about this week...

...A new Halloween Classic! Oooh. She looks interesting. Those goblins are more cutesy than spoopy spooky, though. Actually, they kind of make me think of that "AHH! Real Monsters!" TV show that used to be on Nickelodeon back in the day.

It's cool that she glows in the dark, though - with that large of a glow area, I bet she'll glow bright! Definitely an instant purchase for me. I like her purple highlights, too - at least, it looks like she has purple highlights. And it's a mold I collect, so I don't need an excuse to buy it!

The eyes look a little odd, though - hopefully she gets here fast so I can look at her a little closer. She looks like she has cataracts or something, but maybe it's just a trick of the light or something.

Either way, I'm excited to see what this one looks like! Get her here - she's available to Collector Club members first, then the rest of the general public.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Duende is finally available!

After what seemed like an eternity of waiting, the second Premier Club release of the year is now available to order! Meet Duende!

I really hope this guy looks good in person...I'm still slightly iffy about him, but hopefully he looks stunning.

It seems these photos are still of the resin version - it would have been nice to get some pictures of one of the finished plastic pieces. I really hope the mold didn't get squished in the moldmaking process! Let's hope the plastic version is just as nice as the resin. No idea when mine will arrive, though - probably next week sometime.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Thanks for the heads-up, I guess?

So Breyer posted today that Duende will be available for purchase...tomorrow? Okay then... We don't usually get oddly specific notifications like that. Why not just wait until tomorrow? I suppose doing it this way lets people scramble to find funds slightly ahead of time instead of on the day of, just seems weird.

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So is this photo the finished plastic version of the horse? His hooves look a little goofy, but maybe it's just the lighting. I suppose we'll find out in a week or so! Can't wait to order mine.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Java selections are out!

So check your inboxes! Nothing here, sadly. I suppose I should have expected it - we got incredibly lucky and managed to get drawn for 3/4 of the America the Beautiful releases (didn't enter for Wailua). I hope everyone who wanted one got drawn! Fortunately, I found one for not too much of a market from a kind Blabber, so hopefully he gets here soon!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Featured Model - 9/16/2017, Caves of Lascaux

Hello and welcome to another edition of Featured Model, the weekly blog event where I pick a model from my collection, give some stats on it and provide commentary about it. This week's model is...Caves of Lascaux!

This model is item #711228, and was produced as one of the pop-up tent models for Breyerfest 2015. She was done on the Zebra mold sculpted by Kristina Lucas Francis, and was a run of 650.

At first I was lukewarm about this model, since this is only the second time it was used for any type of wide release since its original release as the Damara Zebra in 2000. But eventually I decided I liked her face, and the cave drawings were unique. So, husband was dispatched to get me one from the pop-up line, as I was busy volunteering, and I haven't regretted buying her since!

I really like the combination of the model's color plus the colors in the cave drawings - not that they're really that different from each other, but they set each other off nicely. And like I said, I like her head/face - she looks good in that primitive dun color.

This is one of the molds I wish Breyer would use more often - it's been long enough since the original Zebra was retired that they could easily do another one, or they could use it as a wild ass, or Zebra cross or something. However, my favorite thing about this mold is that it gave us one of my favorite auction models to date - the Fruit Stripe Zebra! If only it would come up for sale, so I could try to buy it! I'll have to keep my fingers crossed! 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Big Cat Series Returns with Java!

Wow, I thought the Big Cat series was over with, but evidently not! Meet Java.

Gah! It's a Nokota. I have to have him! Is it bad that I'm angry at Breyer for only making it a run of 255? Bleh. I shouldn't be surprised, since none of the Big Cats web specials have had quantities of more than 280 yet, but still...grrr.

Oh well. This guy will be in high demand, I can tell. Hopefully at least one of my accounts gets drawn - my 14 other Nokotas need their big cat buddy! I think his color is really interesting, too - love the bronze in it. At least it's only a four-day entry period instead of a whole week. Looking forward to the 18th!

Also, since the Big Cat series now has a fifth entry, dare I hope that the America the Beautiful series continues next year? Crossing my fingers!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Jacy is here!

Okay, technically he's been here for a while, but I haven't had time to post about him. So, my TSC Jacy came in, and he's beautiful!

I really like his color, although it does make his head look a little weird for some reason. Probably just me.

He's definitely a handsome guy! He'll look great next to my other Geronimos.

Quality-wise, he's very nice - I don't see any flaws anywhere. It looks like the black of his eyes could have been painted a smidge closer to the edges of the eyes, but it's not that much of an issue.

Besides, I'd rather have this than the opposite effect - black dots slopped all over the eye/eyelids - that's been so common on a lot of models lately.

There's a closeup of his teeny fleabites - they're so small they don't even show up in most of the photos I've seen of this model online! I wonder how they did it - probably some type of airbrush splatter effect, I guess.

In closing, I'm very happy with this model! If only the quality for everything could be this nice.

In other news, word on the street is that we're not getting a Mid-States Exclusive model this year due to low sales. This doesn't really surprise me - our local Runnings store hasn't gotten any Mid-States models since the "Brabant Cross" in 2014 - and I think they still had a few with their meager Christmas display last year! That release was a lovely color, so I have no idea why it sold so poorly, unless it was the $50 price tag. Then again, our store hasn't gotten any of the Holiday Horses in the last few years either, despite the fact that I thought they always sold pretty well. Maybe they just gave up.

Anyway, here's hoping the Mid-States Exclusive gets brought back eventually. In the meantime, my wallet is happy!