|July 21, 2018||Posted by aidanstoytrove under Model Horse|
Copperfox Model Horses Closing Their Doors
We were greatly saddened to hear that Copperfox Model Horses will be closing their doors on August 14, 2018. We were very excited about the impending release of Winston the Shire and Scamp the Pony. Copperfox’s announcement created a rush of people purchasing the last of Copperfox’s stock directly from their website and on other venues. The mini resin Welsh Cob and Connemara are sold out. At the time of this post, the mini resin Exmoor, Irish Sport Horse and Scamp are still available through Suenta.
The Winston resin was only available in the UK and will not be produced by Suenta 🙁
We had a very limited number of Copperfox Model Horses listed for sale on our website and sold through most of what was listed almost over night. We do have more Copperfox Model Horses than are currently listed and will have a nice variety to offer. We have some First Quality Welsh Cobs and Connemara Ponies. We have Seconds of the Welsh Cobs, a small number of Connemaras and a small number of Irish Sport Horses. Off the top of my head, we have Percival (First and Second Quality), a small number of Lakeview Knight (First Quality), Tiger Woods (First and Second Quality), Bertie (First and Second Quality), Prince Cavalier (Second Quality), Gibson (Second Quality), Superman (Second Quality) and Cadbury (Second Quality).
Here is the official announcement made by Copperfox
Regretfully, Copperfox Model Horses will be shutting it’s stable door on the 14th August 2018.
We set out to create a range of model horses of British Native breeds for horse lovers worldwide to cherish and with your help and support through many challenges, we achieved this goal. Your encouragement and belief helped us achieve what many thought was the impossible, so a truly heartfelt thank you for making it all a reality.
Our journey now though has sadly come to an end for a number of reasons. We have had a turbulent few months trying to negotiate with our factory and in short, the factory does not want to produce our models, at the quality we know our customers would expect, for a reasonable price. The factory find the models very labour intensive and therefore want to increase the price considerably, which obviously we cannot accept as it’s unsustainable. Despite our ceaseless efforts we have been unable to find an alternative factory in China nor an alternative plan of how we can continue production of the plastic models. The paint team at the factory have already been disbanded as the factory are adamant that they do not want to produce the models. This has added to the ever increasing costs of plastic and shipping, exchange rates, tooling costs and their maintenance, as well as a never ending list of production obstacles.
This difficult time has had to made us review the business in-depth. Since it’s formation, it has put us both under an immense about of pressure taking an extreme toil on our health, well being, family and finances. Bedtimes and family commitments have been missed due to us trying to make it work, together with countless sleepless nights as we were both utterly committed to making Copperfox Model Horses a success. With sadness, we have made the decision that the time has come for us to step away from the model horse world, a community which has changed so much during the 20 years we have been a part of it.
This news means that there will be no more plastic Copperfox Model Horses, even though we were on the verge of a next production run. The samples were confirmed but the production never finalised during our negotiations so no models were created.
We shall be re-homing all our remaining stock from our warehouse over the next few weeks. Both our new models, Winston and Scamp are available, whilst stocks last, in resin as originally planned but there will be no plastic versions of these models.
We would like to thank all you, once again, our Copperfox Ambassadors, Fans and Followers for your continued support and helping us make it all possible. Thank you for joining us on this fabulous journey and giving our models wonderful forever homes.
– Becky and Sharon
Copperfox Model Horses
Our heart goes out to Becky and Sharon for all the sweat and tears that they have endured to get the company off the ground. Farewell Copperfox!
|July 19, 2018||Posted by aidanstoytrove under Model Horse|
Breyer Sanibel – New America the Beautiful Web Special Run
Breyer released the next Web Special Run, Sanibel. He is product number 712254. Sanibel was on display in the Collector’s Club Tent at BreyerFest 2018 and in my opinion, looked better in person than he does in Breyer’s pictures. He is the Breyer Huckleberry Bey mold in a pearly white dapple grey. In person, the pearl to his coat was not at all overwhelming. The pearl seemed to be a bit much on the BreyerFest 2018 Tent Special Run Dead Heat in the palomino appaloosas color. The Huckleberry Bey mold comes with the dreaded clear plastic disc stand which I highly recommend replacing with a resin stand. Sanibel is limited to 350 pieces and is priced at $135. I assume that the shipping cost will be $17.50.
The last horse released in the America Beautiful Series was Rialto. He was the Totilas mold in a gorgeous glossy black leopard appaloosa. I was lucky enough to be drawn for Rialto but haven’t had the chance to open him yet, eek. Breyer really did a spectacular job on his finish work. I do still think that my favorite horse in the America the Beautiful Series was Rainier (which we do have 1 available of, I’m keeping the other!)
Current Breyer 2018 Collector’s Club Member may enter once a day through July 22nd, 2018 for a chance to purchase Sanibel. Make sure you are logged in to your Collector’s Club account and click this link to go directly to Sanibel’s page.
The Eighth Release in the America the Beautiful Series
In 2018, Breyer’s America the Beautiful Series celebrates special places of beauty and wonder – our National Parks & Forests! From deep, dry canyons to soaring snowcapped mountains, to rolling hills and plunging waterfalls, these beautiful horses honor our country’s diverse landscape. Varied like our nation’s scenery, the horses in this series will delight your imagination and encourage you to explore!
The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is located on Florida’s Sanibel Island. This barrier island is home to many migratory birds and mangrove trees. Encompassing over 6,000 acres, visitors to the refuge can see Roseate spoonbills year-round. These wading birds have a stunning pink coloring that intensifies as they age. Sanibel Island is also known for its incredible shell-covered beaches.
Breyer’s Sanibel is a pearly dapple rose grey – a nod to the natural beauty found on the island. With his mane and tail blowing in the breeze, you can just imagine him prancing along the surf at sunset! Sanibel comes with a clear removable base, and his belly is marked “Sanibel 2018.”
Your Price: $135.00
Limited Edition: 350 pieces
|July 18, 2018||Posted by aidanstoytrove under Model Horse|
Breyer Mid Year Shipments
Our Breyer Mid Year Horses arrived at our store after we left for BreyerFest. We are located on the opposite end of the country from Breyer and it takes a few extra days for shipments to reach us. The Breyer Mid Year Releases that we had at BreyerFest were shipped directly to our hotel. Due to flight delays, I returned home from BreyerFest a day behind schedule on Tuesday, July 17th. The Mid Year Releases were waiting for me 🙂 I will begin processing orders tonight and aim to have everything shipped by the end of the week. Please note that it’s just me working the store and shipping orders this week. Hubby, Aidan and the BreyerFest Horses are still on their way home. Thank you to all that preordered through us, please watch for your shipment notification. Thank you everyone!
|July 10, 2018||Posted by aidanstoytrove under Model Horse|
BreyerFest 2018 Room Sales – Clarion 228
We will be selling out of room at BreyerFest 2018 starting Wednesday evening. We are in Clarion Room 228 which as above the front lobby and to the left. We are bringing the Breyer 2018 Mid Year Releases, the BreyerFest Guest Horses (which you can have signed at BreyerFest!), Copperfox First and Second Quality Horses, Retired Breyers and a fun assortment of toys including adorable Japanese Puzzle Animal Erasers and SQUISHIES! If you are attending BreyerFest, please stop by and see us! We hope to have a BreyerFest Winner’s Circle Autograph Horse out for everyone to sign starting on Friday evening.
|June 27, 2018||Posted by aidanstoytrove under Retail Store|
Summer Is Here – Let’s Have Fun!
Get out and enjoy the beautiful weather, but first stop in and stock up on some great products for your outdoor adventure. Summer is meant to be fun so let’s get started!
Do you have a nature enthusiast in your family? Try out a Nature Journal to log your discoveries. Record your observations in this brown paper journal and collect leaves and flowers in one of the six pockets. Great for young and old explorers!
Do your kids love bugs? We have the World’s Best Bug Viewer with 2 and 4 times magnification. Enjoy hours of fun and learning with the Toysmith World’s Best Bug Viewer. Catch, observe, and display specimens from the field with this bug viewer. Study bugs close up with this vented bug container and magnifying lid. With a double-lens lid, this container magnifies specimens to twice or quadruple their size. Simply flip the magnifier to view at the desired level.
The Solar Print Kit is great for kids to explore nature and then preserve it for years to come. This kit contains everything needed to make solar prints. Includes three blank note cards with envelopes, two preprinted stencil sheets, two frames, twelve 5″ x 7″ sheets of solar print paper and instructions.
The Flower Press is a great timeless classic for kids to enjoy. Press and preserve your prettiest flowers. Includes 6″ x 6″ wood flower press with adjustable knobs, five pressing papers, four pieces of cardboard and instructions. A great way to create memories with your child.
The Toysmith Kid’s 3-Piece Garden Tool Set contains everything a young gardener needs for hours of fun in the sun. These functional, high-quality hand tools are designed for outdoor play time, or working alongside mom and dad in the garden. This set includes a trowel, rake and shovel. Each tool is constructed of metal, with a durable hardwood handle. The tools feature bright, fun colors, and measure 8.5-inches in length. Perfect for working beside mom or dad.
We searched Crescent City high and low for a pair of gardening gloves for our son and came back empty handed. Lucky for you, we have Kid’s Gardening Gloves in stock!
Del Norte County has the perfect weather for kite flying! We have colorful Dragon and Butterfly Kites. Ready in seconds and easy to assemble this assortment includes 38-1/2″ x 29-1/2″ Butterfly kite and 14-1/2″ x 42-1/2″ Dragon kite. Each set contains a nylon kite, easy clip on line and handle.
Does the sunny weather make you long for sandy shores? Grab your Beach Set in a Bag h and head to the beach! This multi-colored set includes a shovel-sieve, spade, rake, an airplane mold, a train mold, a smaller sieve, a watering can and a bucket with handle. Everything fits nicely into a reusable, zippered bag with carry straps for storage and portability. This set will give you hours of outdoor fun!
Are you looking to cool off while spending time in the sun? Turn water into laser beams with this futuristic blaster pump! It’s extremely easy to use and the results are intensely enthralling. Just dunk the nose into the water and pull on the handle to load the launcher with water. Then, hold down the button at the front of the launcher and push the whole thing together. WHOOSH! – A bright red beam of light shoots brilliantly through the fast-flowing stream! The water-blasting fun of the future is here with the Hydro Beam Water Launcher. Shoots up to 30 feet with this 22 inch long pump action water blaster. Super bright LEDs light up the water jet like a glowing laser.
Do you have a soccer enthusiast in the family? Transform any floor into a hockey or soccer court with the Can You Imagine Light-Up Air Power Soccer Disk. This exciting soccer disk floats on a cushion of air, allowing it to glide over any smooth surface. Powerful LED lights let the game go on even at night. A soft cushion of foam surrounding the edge of the disk protects furniture from damage. This toy is suitable for indoor or outdoor play. Requires four AA batteries (not included). There are two different power on/off switches for the disk; one for the light show, the other for power.
You need to try out a fun new twist on the classic Frisbee. The Beamo Flying Hoop provides hours of active outdoor fun. This lightweight hoop is fun to use and can fly for more than 100 feet. The hoop’s soft foam ring and spandex sleeve is both safe to use and durable, designed to stand up under hours of intense play. The Beamo Flying Hoop helps develop hand-eye coordination and keeps kids on the move.
Have you heard about the Airzooka? Destined to become a classic, Airzooka is a unique hand held device that, when operated, blows a harmless “ball of air” towards any object or person. Laugh with amusement as, seemingly from nowhere, you are able to mess up someone’s hair, ruffle their shirt or just plain blow them away.
This product is one of the most unique products we have seen and gets a laugh whenever we show it. Airzooka makes a great gift item for kids of all ages. Requiring no batteries or electricity, Airzooka operates simply by pulling and releasing a built-in elastic air launcher. Airzooka also features a pop-up site for improved accuracy. Take aim at your friends during a lively game of Air Tag, or simply try your luck at indoor target practice. And here’s the best part: because it shoots air, you’ll never run out of fun.