The fact that I post (almost) every month here, is a real surprise to me XD I have had other, more personal, blogs before this one, and they all stopped at two or three months... But this one, wow! I almost have it for a year now and look how far I become in this hobby. I have over 1150 model animals now. Yes, you red that correctly, over 1150 model animals! I began blogging with 600 or so... Hehe, trades and sales are going great. More and more packages are coming my way XD
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So, those where some extra-on-the-side-things XD Lets start with the new additions from this month! first of al, a new Julie package arrived last week <3 And ohmygoodness, it was packed good! <3 She knows how to surprise me still, after almost two years of 'Buddy Boxing'. The plushes and books will be shown together with other plushes and book from other packages and findings. This is because otherwise the blogs are to long to fully read in like, 10 minutes or so XD And because I was a bit lazy to photograph them all one by one, so yeah, that too XD Oke, but lets start with a full photo of all the goodies from her package!
It was so much fun to unpack this one. I knew some of the things, but for example the Orca Luna book and the Franciens cat agenda where a total surprise. She even found Border Collie things! <3 I am still drooling when i see this complete photo <3 Lets start with the model animals from this package <3
Sea Dinosaurs! Haha, my new crazy 'addiction' at this moment. Julie found two little CollectA sea dinosaurs for this little, yet growing, collection. A Leopluradon and a Mososaurus. Now I am not an expert on dinosaurs in general, so I can not tell if the anatomy (trough fossils/bones/skeletons) is good. But I really like these two a lot! And they are small, so they do not take that much space. Which is a problem with most dinosaurs that I like. Many are so big!
But those two are not the only dinosaurs in the package, nope XD Four other dinosaurs joined in and made me very happy! One is a Chap Mei dinosaur. Chap Mei made some dinosaur hunter sets and all the dinosaurs have a fierce and dangerous look. This look does not fit every type of dinosaur that good, but the ones I already have, can handle such a look XD But this one, he is the top imho! He IS fierce and dangerous! Love his colors and his pose very much! Second and third are two Sega dinosaurs, the ones on a little platform. I already have small collection of these, but I like the new ones very much as they are a good addition to the group. The last one made my heart jump. It is a little metal dinosaur, a triceratops <3 He is simple, yet so well made! Love the color combination of the green mossy color and the white <3
Package would not be complete without some canines I guess XD So also this time some canines entered my collection <3 First is a Bullyland wolf pup, with a very playful pose. I do not have any adult wolves from Bullyland in my collection, simply because I do not have the space for them anymore on that shelf. But a small pup can fit in front of the adult wolves very easily. And other canine is a very happy one I can say XD It is a Corgi with a bone in his mouth. It is suppose to be from Safari LTD, but the mark is missing, but imho, it is way to good to be just 'a copy'. And the last canine is a very little fox, a Safari LTD Good Luck Mini. I was searching for this fox a long time now. I am so happy Julie was able to find one for me <3
After canines, felines are next! Two unusual felines where in this package. Not because they are different or unusual species... But the fact that they have a nice pose, or in one case, is a bit chubby XD Julie found a part of the EZA K&M group and was offering me the tiger. I could not say no to that one XD It has a place in my white hanging cabinet thing. It is chubby! It could be pregnant, I do not know XD The other one is from the brand Simba. I can not find the origin of this cat. Maybe it belongs to a set, maybe it came with a doll, I do not know (yet). It is big though, not expected that XD It has a place between my other bigger animals.
I am still looking for ELC and AAA animals. Julie was searching for me as well and found two animals, one ELC and one AAA. The ELC animal is a nanny goat, she is such a lovely model <3 The AAA animal is a scorpion and a bad-ass one at that! It is my Zodiac sign and I am very happy to own him <3
Next one is a Procon (older CollectA) bottlenose dolphin. I already have the CollectA version with her calf, but I did not know they already had that dolphin in their older Procon line as well. His face paint and his shades are a bit different from the CollectA one, but not that much. They kept it pretty much the same. I do not mind that, as I will use the Procon one as a male and the CollectA one as a female with her calf.
Next little animal is a pencil topper, a zebra with a funny pose. It is rearing, sort of XD It is a simple animal, yet it caught my eyes when Julie showed a photo of a lot of animals she found on Marktplaats. Sometimes the simple, no brand, animals catch my eye. Because they are an unusual specie or because they have a nice pose or paint job. Just like this little zebra. It is standing together with the EZA K&M tiger in my white hanging cabinet thing, they are best buds already XD
I think it is Julie her personal goal to find at least one Border Collie themed thing for my packages XD Well, she did an amazing job in this one, as there are three BC themed things in thigs package. One is a sweet little card, who is standing on my desk right now. The second one is a little plush, who you will see further down this blog and the third is, well, I could not believe my eyes when I saw this one! It is a little wooden BC dog <3 It is very simple, yet it is so unique and I am very found of it already <3 It already found his place between my other (44) Border Collie dogs XD
Last two animals are from Papo 2017! I got a nit-fit when I saw them and I am so happy with them! They are a red panda and a cute little fawn. The red panda has his cute little tongue sticking out XD And the fawn is so adorable, with all those spots! Hope to find his mother soon, so I can complete the family <3
Those were all the animals models in the package, books and plushes will be shown further down this blog. Thank you so, so much for the awesome package! We do this longer than two years already, time flies! But it is still a awesome feeling and moment when you see the postman coming to our door (Gaell going nuts of course XD) with a package that could be yours. And when you take the packages and it is yours, I get al fuzzy inside and want to unpack it immediately! XD You are the best! <3
And now for some trades I made on STS, two to be exact. One is from Froggie, a dear member on STS with a big collection and amazing animals for trade. My internal self got greedy when I saw all the model animals she had for trade. All where rare and hard to find model animals, but so are the ones she still needs and that are on her wish list. I had none of those she wanted on her wish list, so I did not PMed her in the first place. But the topic stayed active for a long time and every time I got more and more excited about the ones I had my eyes on. So I PMed her... My first animal that I chose was the K&M big ocelot cub, I got his mom recently from Julie <3 Somehow she asked me if there where more animals I wanted... Like heck yeah! XD I chose some animals that where not super rare, so I stayed fair. Because I did not knew if I was able to find anything of interest for her. But I did! No animals from her wish list tho, but rare and hard to find animals to keep her trade topic variate and interesting for others to trade. I was so happy! Let me show you what I got! (One animal is not done yet, because it is a repaint that needed some love. When he is finished, he will be up.)
My K&M ocelot pair (mother and cub) are now complete! <3
Look how cute the Papo Percheron foal is! <3 He is sleeping while the Papo Percheron stallion is watching over him <3 I already had the mare, so this little family is also complete now <3 And the Safari LTD Pacific White-sided dolphin. What a beautiful cetacean! I am so, so happy with this trade <3 Thank you so much dear Froggie! Hope we can trade again sometimes XD
My next trade is with Balaenoptera! Thanks to her, an other family is complete! She traded me the Safari LTD Vanishing Wild white walking wolf! <3 Love the pose and the alert face she has. Thank you so much for this little, yet amazing trade! <3
Next are two cats from a small order from Brett. These two cats are 'beckoning cats' and are supposed to give you luck. These are from Kaiyodo and it is set number three, I guess. They also made two other sets with wild cats as well, so I do not know if this set belongs to the series of the wild cats or not. I chose two colors to represent two of my real cats. the black one is Chii and the brown tabby one is Brutus. I really like the 'chibi' look of them. They are so adorable! <3 Thank you Brett!
Next are some flea market findings. A while back, me and Tijn went to a flea market. But I can not remember which one it was XD I think it was the one in Leek. I found some very nice animals there <3 I found some small Bullyland farm animals, the cows I found are in my Trade Topic on STS. I only took a photo of the sheep I found. One is in my collection, the other in my Trade Topic. It is a really nice model, grazing pose and very nice details in the wool <3
I also found two Disney cats! Both are from the Jungle Book. Bagheera and Shere Kahn. I love them and they are a start of a new small collection, Disney (brand) animal figures XD
I talked earlier about how I like dinosaurs, but most are so big? Well luckily for me, I found an other small and cute dinosaur! <3 This one is from the Jurassic Park line and is one of several cute looking baby dinosaurs. I love how cheeky this one looks XD I also pulled out my other JP baby dinosaur, so this ne would not be alone. Hope to find more of these in the future, many nice and good ones are made <3
Last but not least, from this flea market is a butterfly! Normally I do not like insects with these suction things underneath. I do not want to stick them on the glass or whatever, so they kind of bother me. But the colors on this butterfly let him/her stay. It is not very visible on the photo, but it has a slight metallic shine on the green color, it looks so pretty! <3
Tijn and I also went to an other flea market, in Wolvega. It was big, with many stands. But I only found two animal figures XD I found an AAA giraffe calf and a little ceramic elephant from a WWF series. I really hope to find more from that series, as I adore these little figures!
My favorite day of the year, where we celebrate our kings birthday. Children are allowed to sell their stuff in some areas of their hometown. Mostly a part of the city centrum is marked for the kids to sell their things. Most of them have toys... And some of them have boxes with nick-knacks and model animals! We went to four different cities, starting with our own hometown, followed by Leeuwarden, then Franeker and Heerenveen as last. I found so many good things, stuffed animals and books! Some of the model animals already got a new home or will be soon going to a new home. So not everything in the total photo is described here. Stuffed animals and book will come later in this blog.
I saw this poor lioness lying on a carpet (All people who are selling things, use carpets, blankets, etc to lay their stuff on. Marking territory I call it XD) She is so rubbed up, she needs some TLC and some good pastels and some paint. Hope to fix her up soon, as i already made space for her <3 She is from Toy Major.
I also found some dinosaurs <3 Two are in my own collection. I found a Chap Mei Ichthyosaur and a Schleich Parasaurolophus. Both found a good home into my own collection. <3
I also found an other Disney big cat, Simba from the Lion King <3 I love his pose and face so much! He is in a really good condition, which is such a great find for an old toy like this one.
At the last city we visited, it was almost done and most people where already packing up their things. I have never loked so fast as that day XD Still hoping the drive and the walk to the city was still worth it. Luckily I found one figure there XD A Safari LTD lamb <3 He is reunited with his mother in my own collection. So happy I found this little one in time <3 (Yes, it feels like a rescue search sometimes XD)
Last findings are an addictive and creative way to obtain mini model animals. I found out on STS, that bouncing balls can be demolished to obtain the little critters inside them, and that these critters are from a great quality for just 'bouncing ball critters'. I found four bouncing balls, for just 50 cents. I took them home and they are easily to break open and the critters inside are complete, well painted and are made from a hard plastic. They are so much fun! The little T-Rex needs some help standing, so his 'big brother' JP is helping him. Both JP dinosaurs where already in my collection, just a funny group photo :)
Last animal models for this bog-entry are two store bought 2017 Schleich horses. the Tinker stallion and the Pinto mare. I really like the Tinker to be honest. Will get a repaint from this model soon <3 The Pinto mare was not on my mind at all, but this little brown spot on her nose made me change my mind XD The spot is a mistake and should not be there, but it makes her special, and I love such little mistakes XD
Now a short introduction of all my stuffed animals that I found/got in this month. Unknown fox and WNF/Anna Club Plush stoat are found on Kingsday. WNF mountain goat, panther and little white tiger and the little Macdonalds Border Collie plush are from my Julie package <3 The other Macdonalds Border Collie plush is a customized to represent Gaell. Made by a friend <3 The WNF Golden Retriever pup is found in Mijn Tafel, could not resist his cute face <3
Last things are all my books that I found/got this month <3
I am so late uploading this blog-entry that May is already ended and it is already June. *shakes head* I need to keep up with things more! I have some awesome repaints that deserve their own blog-entry and will be placed soon <3 Till next month! <3
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