Regular Run Gift Set
#5650 The Saddle Club Stablemates Set
Both of my Saddle Club II sets were bought new in box, but there was about a decade between their purchases. My first set was made from the usual plastic, but my second set was a bit strange. Like the SR Citation from last Monday's Profile post, the models in the second set I purchased were made from that odd translucent plastic.
I didn't include the G1 Arabian Mare from this set since we saw her recently in the Look-Alike post and I don't own a "normal" version of the run for comparison, but she too is made from the same translucent plastic.
These pretty little buckskin mares look fairly similar in the picture except for a slight variation in shade. When you hold them up to the light, though, it's a different story.
The first mare, from my original set, is made from the usual opaque plastic - you can see how little light shines through. The mare from the new set glows like illuminated alabaster.
The Silky Sullivan on the left is the standard plastic issue. You can see how nice and bright his white markings are compared to the translucent model on the right. His colour is also brighter and more red-toned. The translucent model also has a bit of a pearly luster to his bare plastic.
The appaloosa Swaps models show the most dramatic difference. The variation in the quantity of spots is typical of appaloosa paint-jobs, but the difference in their white base colour is a bit unexpected. The Swaps on the left is from my original set and when he's by himself he appears quite white. It's only when you stick him with his twin that he appears rather yellowed.
I'm not sure if the second Swaps has had a base-coat of white paint applied or is cast with a chalky-white plastic, but he has a very 'crunchy' quality to him in person, almost as if you could snap a leg off and draw with it. (Does that sound weird?)