Saturday, July 8, 2017

Featured Model - 7/8/2017, Stage Mom

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 two days from departure for Breyerfest, so I picked another Breyerfest special run model for this week: Stage Mom!


This pretty girl was produced for Breyerfest 2010, along with her foal Child Star on the Gilen mold. Both were sculpted by Brigitte Eberl, and a total of 1200 sets were produced. This was the first time either mold appeared in plastic after making their porcelain debuts as Connoisseur models. 

Giselle is one of those more understated models, like many of the Eberl sculpts. She doesn't have a crazy pose or wild hair like a Moody mold, nor is she galloping or doing anything else high-energy - rather, she trots along sedately, like a show horse. But I like her - she has a nice face, and sometimes it's good to have something understated to contrast all the wild and crazy molds.

Giselle hasn't been used terribly often since her 2010 debut - most recently she appeared as Chesapeake, the ticket model from the Chasing the Chesapeake collector event. Prior to that she was the Greek goddess Hera in 2014 and the live show prize Minnie Pearl in 2013 - all small runs. I should mention that she's been a part of the regular run line (GG Valentine and Heartbreaker) since 2011 - every time I think about that I'm surprised they haven't been retired yet, but they must be popular. Still, it wouldn't hurt to use her a few more times - I certainly wouldn't complain! Like if they made this auction model (or something similar) a collector club special run or something. Do it, Breyer!

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