Friday, November 25, 2016

Play Sets: Fun and Games

There has yet to be a Stablemate board game, but there have been a few other games released with Stablemate companions.

The card games came first. A single Stablemate came packaged in a window box with a set of Breyer-themed Memory cards. #P55016 Horse Play Card Game - Pinto Half-Arabian (2002-04) came with a chestnut pinto G1 Arabian Stallion. The model is matte to satin in finish with a big blaze, pink nose, and four stockings.

A dark bay G2 Prancing Morgan replaced the G1 model in the #55016 Horse Play Card Set (2005-07) The model has a satin to semi-gloss finish, with an elongated start, snip, eye-whites, and a near-hind sock.

There was a gap of a couple of years before the #31002 Horse Play Card Set, 2nd Edition (2009-11) which came with a lovely dapple grey G2 Clydesdale. The model is matte in finish with small water resist dapples, bald face, pink nose, four white socks, eye-whites, and white mane/tail.

2008 was the year of the puzzles. Three Breyer-themed puzzles were released with a matching model. These sets were only available a relatively short time and can be somewhat difficult to find on the second-hand market.

The flaxen chestnut G3 Peruvian Paso which accompanied the #46002 Running Free - 300 Piece Puzzle (2008-09) is virtually the same as the #5906 Stablemates singles model. The model is satin to semi-gloss with shaded mane/tail, eye-whites, hind socks, and a snip.

#46003 Fun in the Sun 500 Piece Puzzle (2008-09) came with a lovely flaxen liver chestnut tobiano G3 Stock Horse. The model is satin to semi-gloss in finish with a large blaze, eye-whites, and four stockings.

The G3 Cantering Warmblood in the #46004 The Exciting World of Stablemates 1,000 pc Puzzle (2008-09) was an interesting frosty bay roan with eye-whites, and an off-fore sock.

Many thanks to Deb Walsmith, Sharon Walbridge, and MySt of My Stablemates for providing pictures for this post!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Look-Alikes: G3 Lying Foal

The G3 Lying Foal hasn't seen as much action as many of the other molds and therefore has only a handful of look-alikes

Friday, November 11, 2016

Conga! G3 Lying Foal

The G3 Lying Foal, mold #5630, was first released in 2007 and was sculpted by Jane Lunger.

Regular Run Releases
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Friday, November 04, 2016

Gift Sets: Fun Foals - They Still Travel in Packs

The Fun Foal collections continued as well as the adult sets; the G3 Standing Foal filled the hole left by the G1 Thoroughbred Standing Foal