New additions from the last two weeks!
Gosh, I almost lost count at what I got in these past two or even maybe three weeks! A wonderful package from a dear seller named Brett. He can get me anything Japanese Brand related and I am very thankful that I can buy from him. Trade, gifts and Marktplaats (Dutch action site) additions! Lets get started and show the photos!
As I said above, Brett is a seller who sells Japanese Brands like Kaiyodo and Kitan Club. I have bought many animals from him in the past and I will continue to buy from him in the future. His sells are like 60/70% of my Japanese Brand animals in my collection. The other % are coming from trades, which I have one waiting to be shipped to me actually. Every two or three months or so, he ships his orders to his costumers. He has very nice service and packaging is always good. So is the quality of the animal models.
From this lovely Kaiyodo 2016 Unique Animal Zoo part 2 set, I got the two tamanduas in a fighting/defense position and the shoebill stork in a lying resting position. All three animals are very detailed and from a very good quality. The two tamanduas are the first ones in this position in my collection. Actually not strange if you think about the fact that no other brands made tamanduas in this same position. They are not the first tamanduas, as I already had the lovely one from Mojo Fun. The shoebill is also the first one in my collection in this position. Also not the first one of his kind, as I already had an other shoebill stork from Kaiyodo UAZ part 1. They make a great pare, as my photos will show.
I am a big feline fan and I could not resist the two cheetahs from Kaiyodo Amazing Animals. Their pose is striking! Running like real cheetahs do, when they are chasing a prey. One normal colored cheetah and one king cheetah. Again, the details on these two beauties are amazing! Their faces, their coloring, their pose, even their little feet are just perfect. Enormously happy to have them now. Some photos!
Brett had some sales from his own inventory and I had my eye on this one for a while. But I was not sure about this little fella, until I saw some great online photos. Who can't resist this little face with this cute tongue, hanging on a green branch eying on some fruit? It is the Kitan Club fruit bat! Just look:
Again a beautiful feline entered my (already crowded) cat shelf when the package arrived. One of the two color variation of the Kaiyodo Takara ChocoQ Animaltales Pets series 4 Main Coon cat. This is the brown/white one and together with the silver version (that I already had), they make a cute couple.
I try to make my bird shelves more crowded and with this Kaiyodo Takara ChocoQ Animaltales Izu Island Thrush some new colors where added to the small bird section. I did not know much about this bird, so after some Wikipedia info I know a bit more about this little, beautiful bird!
And last but not least from this Brett package, are some cat figures from the mobile phone game; Neko Atsume Kitty Collector. There are several sets out already, but I had no idea how they would look, how big they where and if the cats could be separated from their toys/baskets. All are important notes for my collection. So I ordered, with some doubts, three cats form one of the sets. And I must say, they are adorable! They all are well made, faces are cute, they are not too big and they come out/of they baskets and such. They don't have much detail, but the simplicity makes them so adorable.
~Gifts from my brother-in-law~
After a cat-sitting weekend, my brother-in-law came back with his girlfriend to our house to say thank you for cat-sitting their cat and to retrieve their keys. To my surprise, they bought two new 2016 Schleich animals for me, as a big thank you. How sweet! (They also had some really nice chocolates, they did not last long XD). They had bought the new 2016 Schleich oryx and the new 2016 Schleich Border Collie! Extremely happy with both of them. Or course, as a BC critic, the new Border Collie has his flaws. Especially his ears/face and his big legs/paws are a minor. But he is a BC with his own charm <3 The oryx really remind me of the old one they made years back. But it is a nice oryx and I am happy to have him now.
~STS; AAA Border Collie~
Small things can be the best sometimes. I recently got the second AAA Border Collie from a good STS member. I already had one AAA Border Collie and I was very happy when this member contacted me with the second one (I actually got the first one from the same STS member!) They are a cute pair together.
Marktplaats is a very well known second-hand/auction Dutch site. And sometimes, people can be very lucky to find rare animal models for a very low prize. I so happened to come across a Safari LTD Vanishing Wild male lion! For a very low prize I bought him, together with a husky type dog that has no brand. (Made an STS post about it, hope to have the answer soon.) Now I have both of the adult lions, I only need the cub to make the family complete. Sometimes, luck is on my side!
~The last one; a small book~
The last one for this blog-entry is a small note/illustration book about the forest, that I found in a local bookstore. It has the drawings that I love. But also with handy information, stickers and some notes to wright on. It is a type of children's nature field-guide. Sadly for me, they did not have any of the other 4 types of this book. Otherwise I would be highly interested the the sea/beach or the zoo type guides.
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