Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Gee, That's Helpful

There's a new teaser on the blog, but someone at Breyer decided to give us a photo of the satin bag, instead of the actual model:


I do like the color of the bag, despite my dislike for pink or anything resembling pink. One of my prom dresses was similar to that color, though, which is probably why I like it. Clearly this is the pop-up tent Stablemate, and the only clue we have is the name - "Navya." My Googling indicates that Navya is a short-lived Indian TV show, and apparently is also Hindi for "New?" Maybe? I'm a little unsure about that one. But something new would probably indicate Django for the mold. Otherwise, a reference to a TV drama would indicate something dramatic, also like Django or perhaps something rearing. My original guess for this model was the G2 Rearing Arabian, but that doesn't seem likely after he popped up as Zahrat. Since I like Django, and I'll already be going for Marigold, I'll stick with Django as my guess.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Last-minute sneak peek!

So there's a sneak peek of the next Premier Club release on the Breyer website, only visible to PC members. Behold!


Good to see someone at Breyer figured out the difference between "peek" and "peak." 

So the model's name is Duende. Interesting - at first I thought it was the Premier Club Stablemate on Django, until I realized the blurb said it was by Mindy Berg. Looks nice - I hope we get the full photo soon. So I wonder if the PC Stablemate will be a mini-me of Duende on Django? That would be pretty cool, though I guess Django isn't quite the right type for a Spanish horse. Maybe they'll use the G2 Andalusian instead? I'd be down with that. Or the G3 Rearing Andalusian, although he was already used for the Vintage Club, so I don't know how likely that is.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Plot Thickens

So I got an email from Breyer yesterday. From its subject line, I thought it was just another generic "Buy more Breyerfest tickets!" sort of email. But then I saw the text - and the formatting from the email came with the text! Yay for the joys of copy and paste!

You’ve met only a few of the exciting models on offer in the BreyerFest Bazaar:

Holi, Lotus and Marigold

There are More Models to Reveal!

There are more exciting new introductions in your future!  Can you guess what they will be?  What iconic Indian animal have we missed?  What favorite Breyer materials might be molded into the next reveal?   Will we have a crystal release this year?

I hoped there would be more reveals this week, since we still haven't seen a Stablemate or a crystal for the pop-up tent. But this blurb of text just raises more questions. The only iconic Indian animal I can think of is a tiger, and Breyer doesn't have any tiger molds. Maybe they'll do something similar to Hear Me Roar for the Stablemate?  A mini-me of Padma on the the G3 Mustang to match his lion counterpart could be cool. (I'd suggest the Padma mini-me be on the G2 Thoroughbred, but it's already being used as a single-day Stablemate.) As for the next question..."What favorite Breyer materials might be molded into the next reveal?" What the heck is that supposed to mean? It suggests something molded from more than one material, which...isn't something Breyer generally does. Favorite materials? Breyer only molds things from cellulose acetate, styrene, resin, porcelain or crystal. Maybe it's a badly-worded reference to the crystal? Who knows.

In other news, I decided I want a Marigold after all. I managed to find two of the other releases on that mold for cheap on eBay, so now I have a Gemini gracing my entertainment center and an Onyx being held hostage by the post office. I haven't decided if I want to buy the actual Best in Show Arabian yet - I'm not a fan of haired models and the eyes look terrible. Maybe if I can find one cheaply enough I'll pull the trigger. I LOVE Marigold, though - and if the pop-up tent Stablemate is on a mold I collect, it'll definitely be worth going through the Breyer Bazaar line this year. Crossing my fingers!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Featured Model - 5/27/2017, Bayberry and Roses

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. We're taking a detour back to Traditional scale this week with...Bayberry and Roses!

This interesting fellow was the 2014 Holiday Horse. He was item #700117, produced on the popular Esprit mold sculpted by Kathleen Moody.

I think this particular release may have been an example of what happens when there's just too many things going on with one model. Here's a quick IDYB photo of what he looks like with all of his costume on.

So you've got the fake greenery. And the bayberries. Plus those weird red/gold wire ribbon things. Plus the roses on his feet. And the ribbons on his legs. But no bridle, inexplicably. I suppose he technically isn't wearing a saddle either, so it works out. At least his name is an appropriate descriptor?  He actually kind of looks like he's trying to take a bite out of the greenery around his neck, or maybe just pull it off. And on top of all that you have a crazily busy paint job. I'd think that kind of paint job, with all those layers and shading and different colors, would call for a more simple costume, but I could be wrong.

I do think this paint job looks better on Esprit than it did on the prize Lady Phase from Breyerfest 2015. Okay, it's not exactly the same, but it's pretty similar. Maybe it's just because I'm more of a fan of Esprit than Lady Phase; who knows. But, on the other hand, Esprit is another one of those molds where you go big or go home; maybe they decided that one of their most over-the-top molds called for an equally over-the-top paint job and costume to boot. It's not like I regret getting him for Christmas or anything - but there's no way that costume is ever going to go back on him! Ha!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Pink Elephants On Parade

The second (!) Breyerfest plushie was revealed on the blog last night, and it' elephant?!

From the blog:

Joining Holi is the adorable Jaipur! Jaipur is a friendly little pink elephant with embroidered details.

I don't think Breyer has ever done a second Breyerfest plushie before, have they? It's definitely cute, though not something I'm personally interested in.

So what do we have left to be revealed for the pop-up tent? I'm thinking the crystal, the Stablemate, and whatever tie-in merch they have planned? I don't think I'm forgetting anything else, unless they decide to throw a Polo Pony in there after all. Hopefully we get to see more things next week! 

Also, I can't believe I forgot to make a post about this, but True North is now available for purchase! Payment deadline is June 7, so we still have a bit of time to order him.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

All's Well that Ends Well (and Lotus!)

The winners for Acadia were finally announced today, and I'm happy to say I was drawn! Can't wait to get him in hand. Meanwhile, over on the Breyerfest blog...


 The cuddle-y (sic) little Lotus has soft black fur with fun pink highlights in the mane and tail, embroidered flowers and a decorative collar as well as the distinctive BreyerFest Gateway to India logo.

I think you meant "cuddly" there, but I'll give you guys a pass since you haven't been having the best week. I'm kind of meh about this one - I liked last year's plush better (not that I'll buy it either way). I wonder what the pink one looks like? Probably the same as Lotus but with the black/pink reversed. I guess we'll see - hopefully tomorrow! 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 this thing on?

So, I'm sure we're all wondering where Acadia is. The drawing was supposed to have happened today, and the 24-hour deadline passed at 5pm Eastern...
By 5pm EDT 5/22/17, three hundred fifty (350) entries plus a stand-by list will be randomly drawn (but not posted). Please do not call to see if you have been selected. We will contact those individuals who have been selected by email within 24 hours with instructions on how to complete their purchase.

Did Breyer have a website outage? Is something wrong with their software? Did the person in charge of hitting the button to draw the names call in sick or go on an unexpected vacation this week? I have no idea, because the only communication we've had on the issue is an intrepid Blabber calling customer service to be told the drawing hadn't taken place yet and they hoped to get it done this week. Really?

I usually tend to cut Breyer some slack on these types of issues, as I do with the usual snafus that happen at Breyerfest every year, because this is a small company and we all know they have enough on their plates as it is. I also feel we all (or at least I) have more important things to worry about day-to-day than whether we can buy our plastic horses on time. But the lack of communication on this issue is irritating. How hard would it be to post an update on Facebook and Twitter?  Surely they could spare someone for the few minutes it would take to type a couple of sentences and hit the "send" button.

At the end of the day, I'm beginning to wonder if Breyer has simply taken on too much here. Between managing the Premier Club and all the work that entails, developing and managing the Vintage Club, the second year of the Stablemate Club, and planning Breyerfest (it's got to be getting close to crunch time for Breyerfest-related issues), plus managing the regular run inventory, planning new molds and releases, managing web specials and special events, and all the traveling various employees seems like someone may have bitten off more than they can chew here. Add that to the events manager job posting that's been listed on the website for the past few months and I can see how the workload can pile up. Perhaps it's time to hire a few more employees, Breyer? It might be worth looking into.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Breyerfest Fluffies!

The latest hint on the Breyerfest blog looks suspiciously stuffed-toy-like...


So I'm guessing this is the plushie for the pop-up store. Or perhaps two plushies? Interesting choice of colors there. I don't usually buy the plushies, but they're usually pretty cute - last year's was especially nice. I hope they reveal it sooner rather than later!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Featured Model - 5/20/17, Chrome

Happy Preakness Day, everyone! What an upset, right? I don't think anyone saw that coming. Okay, anyways...Welcome to 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...Chrome!


Chrome was one of the four single-day Stablemates from Breyerfest 2013. That was an interesting Breyerfest for Stablemate collectors - four new molds debuted as single-day Stablemates! The other three molds included Rivet, Indigo and Dungaree.  1,250 models were produced for each of these new molds, and Chrome himself was sculpted by Brigitte Eberl.

This is an interesting mold - he's basically a shrunken-down version of the (Breyer-produced) mini resin Andalusian, also sculpted by Brigitte Eberl, that I can't find a photo of right now. So was this one produced from that mold, or was it sculpted to be very similar?

I'm not sure what it is I like about this mold, but I have three of them, so I guess it's just one of those things. He doesn't have the ridiculous amounts of hair you might expect an Andalusian to have (although he does have plenty of mane, he's just a little lacking in the tail department), His left front leg is also a little weird-looking, but that might just be me. He's an interesting fellow for sure! I wonder where we'll see him next - maybe the Stablemate Club? Heh heh.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

A Big Solution to the Tiny Hint

The Breyerfest Live Show Champion and Reserve Champion prizes were revealed today, first through the show's Yahoo group and then on the blog (well, the grand prize, anyway. Desi will probably show up tomorrow). Here's the first one - Cassia, the Overall Grand prize:


Whew! It's not an Othello. Nice color, too! Next, the reserve prize, Desi!

 That's a handsome Gem Twist - he almost looks like they put the dark bay Appaloosa Quelle Surprise color on Gem Twist, with a few extra details. Fortunately, neither of these are anything I have to have. Excellent! And I can't help but notice somebody forgot to crop Desi's picture. That looks like my photo tent! Haha. 

Acadia - Third in the America the Beautiful series!

The third America the Beautiful web special has been unveiled, and it's on Valegro!


His name is Acadia! Here's his description:

Far north in Maine, in Acadia Park, 45 miles of carriage roads wind through pristine forest. Many visit during the lush summer months, and thousands more arrive when the nights turn crisp, to witness the spectacular autumn colors that appear like magic in this classic New England park. As fall fades into deepest winter, on rare nights, you can gaze upon the Northern Lights.
This bright, snappy Warmblood features a red chestnut coat with high white stockings, blaze, and a blue eye, that evokes the brilliant vibrance of this amazing national treasure! He is marked Acadia 2017 on his belly in gold.

I bet a lot of Maine-based hobbyists and Blabbers will be excited to see this one. I know I am - my entries are at the ready! I love this one - crossing my fingers that I win one!  He's a beauty! I'm looking forward to seeing his blue eye - it's not really visible in the photos. And he was designed by Sommer Prosser! She always does great work.

Looks like Breyer has settled on 350 for the run numbers for their web specials - it seems like too many to me, but if they aren't having trouble selling these models out, I suppose I can get used to it. I just have a lot of nostalgia for the days of web specials with run numbers like 150 or 222 (oddly enough) or 250. I suppose it's natural to want something to be SUPER RARE AND SPECIAL! I also miss the days when web specials were $135...but that's a whole different ball of wax.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Tiny Hint

Breyer posted another new hint - in the form of a riddle - on the blog today.

The next hunk of horse is quite the model. Unfortunately we can't give anymore hints now but there's more to our vague clue than meets the eye.

 I'm getting tired of all the hints and sneak peeks, yesterday's Marigold being one of the exceptions to that rule. Can't they just post the new item and be done with it? Sheesh.

As for the riddle, my first thought was the crystal horse for the tent, since yesterday's reveal said to watch the blog for more Breyer Bazaar items. But the paranoia-fueled part of me saw "hunk" in the riddle and thought...what if it's an Othello as one of the live show prizes? Gulp...I hope not. I'd have to enter the live show to even have any slim hope of getting one without it costing me an arm and a leg, and I've never shown before, so...that probably wouldn't end well (and wouldn't be a very realistic goal for never having shown before).

So, let's hope it's not that - and that they reveal the solution tomorrow!

Monday, May 15, 2017


Breyer uploaded a gorgeous new special run on the blog today - Marigold!


According to the blog, he'll be available in the Breyer Bazaar, aka the pop-up tent, aka the Tent of Despair. I love almost everything about this model - the design, the colors, the nearly-white tail...everything except the mold it's on. And I almost like it enough to want to buy it anyway! He was designed by longtime Blabber Lauren Hoeffer.

 This mold has never really appealed to me before now, and I doubt I'll spend any time waiting in the pop-up tent's (shadeless, and usually terrible) line... but if these show up in the regular Breyer Store at the end of the weekend, I can't guarantee one won't come home with me. So pretty! 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Better late than never, right?

Gah! I can't believe it's taken me this long to write about this. The second teaser Breyer put on the blog last week was finally revealed on Thursday (although the post in question is dated 5/13 for some reason). Meet Tikka!

Tikka is the second- and third-place prize for the Breyerfest Customs Contest. She has the same pattern as last year's Mini Geronimo, but in bay. She's a Mini Guerreiro!

It's good that they're adding runner-up prizes to the contest - more incentive for people to enter! I can't wait to see what fantastic things we see this year. Good luck to all the entrants!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Featured Model - 5/13/2017, Mini Mustang Lady

Hello and welcome to 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... Mini Mustang Lady!

This model is a portrait of the real Mustang Lady, the Breyerfest Celebration Horse from 1991. Item #711080, this model was issued on the G2 Appaloosa mold sculpted by Kathleen Moody. It was one of the models in the 20th Anniversary Commemorative Set, a run of 500 issued at Breyerfest 2009.
I love the little details on this model. The race number and freeze brand add a lot to what would otherwise be a nondescript gray paint job (although I don't think the freeze brand is positioned quite right). This mold was used for two other models in the 20th Anniversary Set (Bright Zip and Rugged Painted Lark), and they're both nicely detailed as well - as is the rest of the set. It makes me wish Breyer would have made a five-piece followup set for Breyerfest 2014 to depict subsequent Celebration Horses. Oh well; maybe they'll do it for Breyerfest 2019 for the 30th anniversary. I can dream, right?

The mold itself has plenty of personality as well; I like his prancy stance and swishy tail. Whatever he wants, he wants it NOW. He's been used quite a bit over the last 19 years - regular runs, Breyerfest, JC Penney, JAH and more. I may sound like a broken record at this point, but I'm hoping he shows up in this year's Stablemate Club. Especially since we now know he probably won't show up at Breyerfest! Fortunately, we don't have that long now until the next release is revealed. I'm looking forward to it!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Custom Contest prize is...Masala!

As expected, the Breyerfest custom contest is...the new True North mold, in an alternate color to the True North release!


I never thought about it before, but this is the third time the custom contest prize has been a bay version of that year's first Premier Club model. So does this mean it'll be bay every year? Interesting. Still not something I'm interested in, but good luck to everyone who enters the contest!

In other news, Breyer is holding a vote (for Vintage Club members only) to see which of three Semi-Rearing Mustangs should be in the Vintage Club next year. Here they are (photo via Blab):


Good thing I'm not in the Vintage Club - I wouldn't want to buy any of them. If I had to choose, though, I'd probably go for the palomino. Interesting that they're reusing the Mustang - I would have thought they'd have plenty of unused vintage molds to go around. Oh well - that's one less release to try to guess at for next year! Still crossing my fingers for glossy alabaster Thoroughbred Mare/Nursing Foal, though.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Spirit Riding Free collection is now available!

Months behind schedule, the items Breyer is producing for the Netflix show Spirit Riding Free is finally available! Seriously, I thought this stuff would be available way back in February when I ordered a full box of the blind bag Stablemates. Better late than never, I guess!

Photos of the full collection are now on the Breyer website (were they before today? Guess I don't know...oh well.) There are too many photos to post here, but here's a quick list:

Traditionals: Spirit, Chica Linda, Boomerang

Gift Sets (similar to the Best in Show horses, I think?): Spirit and Lucky Gift Set, Chica Linda and Pru Gift Set, Boomerang and Abigail Gift Set

Classics (I think): Spirit and Lucky Small Set, Chica Linda and Pru Small Set, Boomerang and Abigail Small Set

Paint Kits: Spirit Paint Kit, Deluxe Spirit and Friends Paint Kit

Stablemate Paint Kits: Spirit Mini Paint Kit, Chica Linda Mini Paint Kit, Boomerang Mini Paint Kit, Spirit Paint and Play 3 Piece Assortment, Paint Spirit and His Stable (...okay then)

More Stablemates: Spirit Blind Bag

And then a bunch of kiddie stuff, plushies etc that I don't really care about. I'm a little surprised that they're making so much merch for this show - it seems like Breyer has scaled back the amount of tie-in items they make in recent years.

To be fair, most of this stuff is things I'm not interested in - I used to collect the Spirit mold, but they fell victim to another shelf purge. I was never that into Rain either, and Boomerang doesn't appeal to me. Neither do any of the gift set horses or the Classic-size ones (I think they're Classics? I'm not 100% on that.)

So, the only thing here that really interests me is the Stablemate Blind Bags. Here's some photos of the blind bag possibilities:

 Hmm, not interested in any of those. Let's see the next one!

There's a little more promise there. I'll need the G2 Thoroughbred and G2 Morgan. Interesting color on the Morgan, too. Next!


Ooh, look at that gold Andalusian! I need him too, along with the G2 Appaloosa and the G3 Cantering Warmblood. Kinda wish they'd used more molds I like, but I suppose if it's a kiddie show, you have to use the more kiddie Stablemate molds.

As I said earlier, I ordered a full Blind Bag box way back in February - hopefully that ships soon. I'll definitely keep the blog updated when they arrive!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Fiona and Rory are here!

Greetings, readers! My Fiona and Rory set arrived today, so I unboxed them and took some quick cell phone pics. Behold!

This is a really cute set!

The blue shimmer is more subtle than I'd hoped it would be, though it seemed a little more visible on the foal.

Quality-wise, they're excellent - I didn't see any flaws anywhere on them. I suppose it's hard to screw up two almost-solid-black paint jobs.

All in all, I'm glad I got this set - they'll go well with my other Hansels and Gretels (once I get them unpacked and put back on the shelf).

Here's a last pic of Rory and the almost-identical foal from this year's Heroes of the West set:

They're really, really similar to each other - you can see the blue shimmer on Rory here (and his socks are masked, he has two more socks than the other foal does, and his blaze/star is a little smaller), so I wish Breyer had done a little more to differentiate the two. I suspect from the Heroes of the West foal's gray tail tip that he's intended to actually be gray and would lighten with time, but in the meantime, I wish Rory had a bald face or a high stocking or something to set him off a little more - except then he'd look a lot like Tuari, from the 2015 America's Wild Mustangs set. I think Breyer may have painted themselves into a corner here?

Another solution to set them apart would have been to make Fiona and Rory glossy - that would have been awesome! Either way, I think it's probably safe to say Hansel won't be issued in black again anytime soon.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Another sneak peek and Man o' War Special Run!

There's another new sneak peek on the blog! Take a look!


This looks a lot like True North's front legs:

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So I'm guessing this is the Custom Contest prize, which in the past has been an alternate color of the first release of that year's Premier Club. True North looks like some type of silver bay, and the sneak peek's color looks pretty similar to that, so I'm going to guess it's a regular bay or buckskin. Sheesh, you'd think they'd pick something a little more visually distinct from True North, but whatevs. Like a palomino or something exotic.

In other news, a new Man o' War special run, commissioned by the Kentucky Horse Park, was announced (or let out of the bag) yesterday:


The KHP has been celebrating the 100th anniversary of Man o' War's birth for the past few months, and this special run will be available at the KHP during Breyerfest (and also through dealers, so don't worry if you can't go to Breyerfest this year). He looks like a reissue of the original Classic Man o' War - nothing I need to buy, fortunately. Good luck to everyone who wants one! 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Featured Model - 5/6/2017, Chestnut Pinto American Saddlebred

Happy Kentucky Derby Day, readers! It's time for 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! If I were more interested in sticking with a theme, today's model would be on a Thoroughbred mold. But you get the G2 Chestnut Pinto American Saddlebred instead! Ha!


This oft-overlooked girl was produced in 2001 as part of a four-piece Stablemate Gift Pack (and a pretty-much-identical version of her appeared prior to that in the five-piece Saddle Club Stablemate Collection from 1999-2001). She was produced on the G2 American Saddlebred mold sculpted by Kathleen Moody.

I had not noticed before now that the braids aren't painted on this particular issue. Shame, Breyer! I suppose they figured it wouldn't be worth the effort on a mundane regular run item like this. From a quick glance at ID Your Breyer, it looks like this is one of the few releases on this mold that haven't had the braids painted. Interesting!

I do like the G2 Saddlebred; she's cute, and I like the parked-out stance. She has the beautiful flowing hair, but not in the ridiculous amounts found on other Moody sculpts. The pinto pattern is a little odd-looking on this release, but I think this one would have been from shortly before Breyer started using the sticker masking, so that's probably why.

In short, this is another mold I'd like to see in this year's Stablemate Club. I wish they'd just announce everything beforehand so I wouldn't have to say this on every Featured Model post....

Oh well. Have a happy Derby Day, everyone! I'll be rooting for everyone's favorite underdog, Patch, to at least hit the board, unlikely as that seems.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Oh boy, here we go again...

One of the new things Breyer did last year was offer several old test run models up for sale through the website, with the drawings only available to collector club members. Actual tests, from the 1990s and such. I guess I had thought they'd put that program on hold for this year since we hadn't seen any tests yet, but now that I think about it, I think the first one (the roan appaloosa Cody) popped up around this time last year.

So, what did Breyer give us for our first test run of the year? This!

From the email:
Introducing a beautiful bay roan Clydesdale Foal! This lovely test is vintage late 1990's, and features tape mask sabino markings, fine splatter roaning and a darker shaded head.

On the one hand, no, it really doesn't look like a OOAK. At least, not the type of OOAKs we're used to. But this is an actual test - meaning it looks like a regular run because it's most likely a test for a regular run. We've been spoiled by the Breyerfest auction models for at least 20 years, if not more. Remember, most if not all of the earliest auction models were true tests. The models we get now are more like Stone's DAH or FCM programs - complicated paint jobs and/or hairdos that would be far too labor-intensive to produce more than a handful of models.

But, on the other hand...the model is kind of blah (especially for $650). This bay roan John Henry is from around the same time period, and I always thought his color was beautiful (I was sad to sell the one I had, because I liked the color, but not the mold; oh well). Maybe that's why this test never became a regular run - because the "roan" execution was less than stellar.

In any case, I'm not going to enter the drawing for it; I don't collect the Clydesdale Foal and I doubt this model's resale value would be very high. Plus, every time I look at any Clydesdale Foal I'm reminded yet again of the giant, gaping hole in Breyer's lineup where newer draft foals should be. Don't let me down with that Eberl set for the Premier Club later in the year, Breyer! We've been waiting too long for a new draft foal!

We have a Saturday raffle model!

...and here he is - Rana!

I love him! He reminds me of an updated version of the "Chocolate Roll" Clydesdale Mare that Breyer sold on the website last year. Look at all those details! I'm definitely going to have to buy a lot of raffle tickets for him so he can join his buddies.

As usual, I'm a bit confused by his Appaloosa-ness showing up at an event that has nothing to do with Appaloosas. Oh well; I really shouldn't be confused or surprised.

My typical M.O. for the raffles is to buy $10 worth of tickets for one model (usually on a mold I don't collect) and $60 worth for the other one. This usually works unless both of the raffles are on molds I collect, like last year. I spent $120 on raffle tickets last year (to no success). What can I say....I wanted a Cinza very badly, and Areia was a close second. I have yet to win a raffle model, but I haven't given up hope yet!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Liberty is here!

Greetings, readers! My Liberty model showed up in (what felt like) record time, so I thought I'd show some quick photos of him! Behold:


I really, really like this model. But my favorite color is blue, so I may be biased.


I was a fan of Breyerfest 2013's Twill, but later sold her when I sold off my Lady Phases. It's nice to have one similar to her again!


I love the amount of detail on this model. And other than a couple of small scrapes on his left knee, he's pretty much flawless!

Even his eyes are super-detailed! It's a little hard to see, but he definitely has tri-eyes. I approve!  There are quite a few other models I wouldn't mind seeing in this colorway - maybe someday we'll see them. In the meantime, this guy will be a treasured part of my collection!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Another sneak peek on the blog!

The last couple of weeks have been pretty light on the Breyerfest releases since we've now seen the Single-Day Stablemates. Have no fear, though; Breyer is back to tease us with more tantalizing glimpses! Behold:


Not sure what's going on there - I think that might be a neck/shoulder? Whatever it is, it has a lot of spots. It almost looks like an old-style type of paint job. The lack of mane (if that really is a neck) makes me think this is probably some type of polo pony, maybe something for the pop-up tent?  Another possibility could be the Saturday raffle model that really seems like it should have been released by now. I guess we'll have to wait and see.