Friday, February 28, 2014

Look-Alikes: G1 Draft Horses

With the number of runs issued on this mold, it's no wonder there's a bit of ID confusion surrounding some of the models.The most enigmatic of the releases, the Riegseckers set, will have their look-alikes covered in their own post in May! Today we're going to cover the regular runs and the more standard special runs.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

Conga! G1 Draft Horses

The original ceramic Hagen-Renaker mold, #459 Mini Percheron12, was sculpted by Maureen Love Calvert, and leased from the ceramics company by Breyer for production in plastic. Released in 1976, the Draft Horse mold was discontinued along with the other Generation One molds in 2005, though he did make a surprise one-time comeback in 2014 as a bonus model from the Vintage Club.

During this time, Breyer only released four regular runs on this mold, but they more than made up for that with the special runs- twenty six! This made him hands down, the number one most used Generation One mold; his nearest competitor is a full eight runs behind. With the plethora of limited special runs (especially that Riegseckers set!) on this mold, it's safe to say this is a nightmare conga to complete.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Variation Spotlight: Morgan Stallion #5036

Regular Run Stablemate Assortment
#5036 Morgan Stallion

How much variation can there be in a run of black horses? If that run is #5036, the black Morgan Stallion, the answer might be surprising. Unlike most of the Stablemate variations, the sock variations of this run are unusually well documented.