Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Varaition Gallery: G1 Saddlebred #5001

Today's post marks the beginning of our Variation Gallery series. My aim is to display a number of examples from a single run to provide a picture of the range of variation that could be found in just one colour. If you would like to contribute to a future VG post, please check out our list of photos needed.

Regular Run Stablemate Assortment
#5001 Saddlebred
1975-76

Friday, December 27, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

Look-Alike: G1 Arabian Stallion

The G1 Arabian Stallion comes in every colour you could want...as long as what you want is some shade of brown. Okay, maybe it's not that extreme, but the majority of this mold's runs were either bay, chestnut, buckskin, or dun.


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Variation Spotlight: G1 Draft Horse #5055

Regular Run Stablemate Assortment
#5055 Draft Horse
1976-88

The long life of #5055 made it a fun model for variation hunting. Light to dark colour variations, stockings, facial markings, flaxen or self coloured mane and tail, this run had it all.


Friday, December 06, 2013

Conga! G1 Arabian Stallion

The original ceramic Hagen-Renaker mold, #47 Mini Arab Stallion4, was sculpted by Maureen Love Calvert, and leased from the company by Breyer for production in plastic. Released in 1975, the Arabian Stallion mold was discontinued along with the other Generation One molds in 2005.

During this time, Breyer released eight regular runs and thirteen special runs on this mold, putting him in shared third place with the G1 Arabian Mare in the top four most used Stablemate molds.