Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Schleich Authentics 3

Here are the other three figures in the 17002 sub-series (lynx (light and dark variants), moose and wolf (light and dark variants)):









Schleich Authentics 2

Here are three of the six figures in the 17002 sub-series (Brown Bear, Fox, Hare (dark variant)):




Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Schleich Authentics 1

In 1993, Schleich executed a licensing venture with Safari, Ltd. in which the latter firm manufactured this line of small figures (approximately 1.5 inches in length), which were subsequently provided with Schleich item numbers and sold as Schleich figurines. There were four lines of six figurines each created with the numbers 17001 - 17004. They were all manufactured in China, to the best of my knowledge, and discontinued ("retired" in figurine collecting parlance) in that same year of 1993. Many of these individual figurines have painting variants, as you can see from the following photos.

Here is the 17001 sub-series: