Thursday, June 29, 2017

Happy Belated 4th Birthday!

Well, it's been four years and we managed to get through Generations One through Three. There's still plenty of material to cover, but as you can tell from my lack of updates after the final G3 conga, I just haven't had the time, so it's time to put the blog to bed.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Look-Alikes: G3 Walking Arabian

Compared to the G1 and G2 molds, the G3 Walking Arabian hasn't been used much, but it still has a good number of look-alikes.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Conga! - G3 Walking Arabian

The G3 Walking Arabian, mold number #5622, was first released in 2006 and was sculpted by Jane Lunger. It is also called the Arabian, Arabian - Walking, or Isabel (based on the first release of this mold).



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Friday, May 12, 2017

Singles: Special Run Singles Assortments

When new singles start appearing on store shelves, a short, sharp buying frenzy generally occurs which intensifies, or dies away when them models are confirmed to be special runs or just unannounced regular runs.



Friday, May 05, 2017

Look-Alikes: G3 Tennessee Walking Horse

With such a diverse population of G3 Tennessee Walking Horses, the look-alikes, majestic as they may be, are quite sparse.



Sunday, April 30, 2017

Changes are Afoot

In June of 2013, I started this blog as a way to avoid succumbing to Baby Brain and to distract me from a major disappointment; a little British business called Magpie Models was for sale and we just couldn't see how we could swing the purchase.

Fast forward seven months and we find ourselves back in negotiations for the company. In November of 2014, we completed the purchase. It took us a few months before we could find time to drive down to Braintree to collect Magpie, but we managed to make the trip in January 2015. That's about 480 miles in a moving van for the non-UK readers.

For a variety of reasons we kept the purchase very quiet over the next few years while we constructed a workshop and lined up supplies and printers and such. Now we're in the final stages and hoping to open in September of 2017!

Why am I rambling about Magpie Model Horses on a Breyer Stablemate blog? Due to the time commitment required, this will be the last year for Many Mini Hooves. Posts will continue until our fourth birthday when we will finish the Generation Three molds. I feel this is a good stopping point, though I haven't exhausted all of my material.

The blog posts and pictures will remain online for future reference. MMH may return one day once I settle into my new role.

If you're interested in seeing what Magpie Model Horses is all about, pop on over to our website. Magpie can be found on many social media platforms and has its own forum, blog, and reference site, too.

I want to thank all of our readers for following us and everyone who has contributed to our posts. It's been a brilliant run.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Conga! G3 Tennessee Walking Horse

The G3 Tennessee Walking Horse, mold #5624 , was first released in 2006 and was sculpted by Jane Lunger.




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Friday, April 21, 2017

Play Sets: The Saddle Club Rides Again

Waaaay back in 1994 Breyer had a brief fling with Bonnie Bryant's The Saddle Club book series. In 2008, coinciding with the airing of the third and final season of The Saddle Club TV series, Breyer released a line of merchandise tie-ins with plushies, Mini Whinnies, Traditionals, Classics, and of course, Stablemates.

All of the Stablemate sets are based on episodes from the first season which aired in 2001.



Friday, April 07, 2017

Conga! G3 Standing Thoroughbred

The G3 Standing Thoroughbred, mold #5627, was first released in 2006 and was sculpted by Jane Lunger.



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Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

Look-Alikes: G3 Standing Stock Horse

The G3 Standing Stock Horse is one of the more heavily used G3 molds and has a rainbow of look-alikes to its name.




Friday, March 17, 2017

Conga! G3 Standing Stock Horse

The G3 Standing Stock Horse, mold #5621, was first released in 2006 and was sculpted by Jane Lunger.




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Friday, March 10, 2017

Play Sets: More Horse Life

The Stablemate gift sets are perennial favourites and there was a bumper crop between 2008 and 2010.



Friday, March 03, 2017

Look-Alikes: G3 Standing Foal

The G3 Standing Foal is a popular model to use in gift sets and foal packs. He comes in a fair range of colours and has amassed a number of look-alikes.



Friday, February 24, 2017

Conga! G3 Standing Foal

The G3 Standing Foal, mold #5631 , was first released in 2006 and was sculpted by Jane Lunger.




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Friday, February 10, 2017

Look-Alikes: G3 Sicilian Donkey

Thus far, the Sicilian Donkey has been available in a very limited range of colours; two to be exact, grey and brown. Half of these have been reissues.

Friday, February 03, 2017

Conga! G3 Sicilian Donkey

The G3 Sicilian Donkey, also called Donkey, was first released in 2009 and was sculpted by Kathleen Moody.



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Friday, January 27, 2017

Gift Set: Special Run Stablemate Assortments – Generation 3 Joins the Parade

The JCPenney Parade of Breeds sets continued to be released, now with G3 molds. For the first two years the sets only used G3 molds, while the two years after used a mix of G3 and G2 molds.



Friday, January 13, 2017

Conga! G3 Rearing Andalusian

The G3 Rearing Andalusian, mold #5626, was first released in 2006 and was sculpted by Jane Lunger.



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Gift Sets: Mare and Foals - Something Special

Those who ventured into Tractor Supply Co in January of 2008 might have found an exciting surprise - four new, unannounced mare and foal sets! These sets later appeared in a variety of retail stores and were only produced for a year.



Look-Alikes: G3 Peruvian Paso

The G3 Paso Fino can be found in a whole range of brown.

Conga! G3 Peruvian Paso

The G3 Peruvian Paso, mold #5619, was first released in 2006 and was sculpted by Jane Lunger.



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