Friday, May 23, 2014

Conga! G1 Morgan Stallion

The original ceramic Hagen-Renaker mold, #389 Mini Morgan Stallion5, was sculpted by Maureen Love Calvert, and leased from the ceramics company by Breyer for production in plastic. Officially released in 1976, the Morgan Stallion mold was discontinued along with the other Generation One molds in 2005.

During this time, Breyer released ten regular runs and twelve special runs on this mold, putting him in second place for the most used G1 mold, eight runs behind the G1 Draft Horse. The popularity of this mold makes it one of the more difficult and expensive ones to conga; the sheer number of releases (especially with those three "Arabians" during the first part of 1975) doesn't help matters, either.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Friday, May 09, 2014

Gift Set: Reigseckers G1 Draft Horses: Look-Alikes, Profiles, & Mini Variation Gallery

One of the major grails of a serious Stablemates collector is undoubtedly the special run set of seven G1 Draft Horses sold by Reigseckers of Indiana. The Reigsecker family of Middlebury, Indiana were responsible for some of the most highly sought special runs of the 1980s, though this set was their only special run in this scale.15 As legendary as this set is, it seems odd that it doesn't have an official name, collectors just refer to it as the Reigseckers set or the Reigseckers draft horses.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Variation Spotlight: Native Dancer #5178

Regular Run Stablemate Assortment
#5178 Appaloosa

Yet again we have a pair of variations that seem to follow an early/late pattern rather than being completely random.