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    • April 1, 2018 2:52 PM EDT
      • Highland, Maryland
         
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      Cheap animals

      A couple days ago, I bought a pair of horses from Just Plain Folks while at ECLSTS. $35. Seems quite steep, but they're Safari brand, and nicely detailed / painted.  And I need a nice team for an ore wagon I want to make.

       

      But, for garden variety horses... I was poking around and saw that Walmart offers a dozen plastic horses. These appear to have much less detail & paint quality than the Safari horses I bought. And no scale is stated. However, for $36 +$11 s/h, maybe they're looking purty good.

       

      https://www.walmart.com/ip/Dozen-Assorted-Standing-4-in-Plastic-Horse-Toy-Figures/199056397

       

      Digging deeper though, the same set can be had by the seller for $13 + $5 s/h. And they declare the size to be about 4.5" long, which is good enough for me. 

      https://ustoy.com/toy-horse

       

      So I just ordered a couple sets (24) for $31 total. I'll let you know whether or not this was a tragic mistake....

       

      Anyway, feel free to post here about your secret animal resources...

       

      ===>Cliffy

       

       

       

    • April 1, 2018 4:08 PM EDT
      • Vail, Az
         
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      "Anyway, feel free to post here about your secret animal resources..."

       

      If I posted them, they wouldn't be secret.

      Oh my, the last 2 cells are twitching, oh no! brain cramp.

       

       

      Unfortunately, those don't appear to be draft horse poses. Perhaps better in a coral next to your wagon ... none of them looked resigned to pull.*

       

      *animal resources@copyrightdaughtnot

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • April 1, 2018 4:35 PM EDT
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      Cheap?

      Not cheap ...

      This post was edited by Neil at April 1, 2018 4:38 PM EDT
    • April 1, 2018 4:43 PM EDT
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      John Caughey said:

      "Anyway, feel free to post here about your secret animal resources..."

      If I posted them, they wouldn't be secret.

      Beware the animal secrets...

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      http://jbrr.com/

       

    • April 1, 2018 6:36 PM EDT
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      If you can find them, Toys R Us has their 50% sale going now on Schleich Toys, tons of horses in various poses for G scale (1/32 to 1/16 scale)

       

    • April 1, 2018 8:16 PM EDT
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      I bought a tube of toy farm animals at the craft store. The pigs and a sheep are about the right size for 1:24th scale, my scale. The horses were a bit to small. I think the tube of them was like $2, I don't exactly remember, but I know it wasn't much.

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