Made by Hansa Toys, makers of some of the highest quality plush in the world. Hansa is known and respected for it's close to Nature reproductions of the world's best loved animals. A lot research goes into producing their animals as accurately as possible. All of their plush are handmade using the highest quality of plush fabrics, and carefully hand detailed with airbrushing.
All of Hansa's stuffed animals are truly soft sculpture works of art. Artisans hand sew the animals "inside out", an old world tradition that results in the minimization of seams, and their bodies are carefully "sculpted" to create "musculature" and "features" like movement in a walking or sitting position that are unique to each creature.
Model # 5243 (White Lion)
Size: 39" long excluding 21" tail (5 feet long including tail), 15" wide and 18" tall.
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For me I kind of have a special attraction to the white animals. I am albino, and was born with no pigmentation. So I am white all over too. See photo of me here: [link]
I hope you'll see the white lions! Take some good photos
I see you changed your name from canned cat, Atleast I think that is what that means. I kind of liked DosenKatze, but your new name is good too.
Yes my old name meant canned cat. I changed it, because in past i opened this account just for fun, but now i'd like to make more professional work and start business with my fiance under the name "Limitless Endeavours", so i thought i get used to my new name
I actually just sold him this morning on eBay for $400. I only listed him a few hours ago with a buy it now. That was a quick sale.
Hansa makes quite a few really nice animals. I am really lucky to have the ones that I do. I am always impressed by their quality and the attention they give to detail.
And yeah, their plush are quite realistic and good quality too bad they are so expensive haha
I think it is more the case of the economy sucking these days, and the American Wal-Mart throw away mindset that has hurt it the most. But Hansa's stuff still sells well.
Most of the other plush companies have switched to making animals with stupidly huge eyes and a stupidly large head, out of poor quality fabric that do not look anything like the animal or character they represent at all.
People here seem to have the idea, that they would rather quantity over quality. People would rather spend $15 on a garden hose that they replace every year, then spending $70 on one that they would not have to replace for a decade or more. The same goes for plush, most people buy lots of them for their kids and then throw them away a couple years later. In Germany the mindset is different, and you can still find a lot of nice plush there. But people there will also keep them for many years.
As for shipping costs.
Shipping is usually not too bad in the U.S. Usually I find it costs about $20-$25 for shipping of a large plush across the U.S. with Parcel Post from the U.S: Postal Service. Other services though costs considerably more.
Canada is a different story. Canada Post uses this fucked up volume weight calculation, where they use the dimensions of the box to calculate the weight based on the space it takes up. So shipping a large plush often gets charged like you are mailing a package that weighs like 50KG even though it only weighs 5KG. Which sucks for Canadian collectors. I have in the past bought many plush that cost me more for shipping then the actual plush itself, so I know the pain. International shipping from Europe and down under can be even more brutal. There is lots of stuff I have seen for sale that I would love to have bought, if it weren't for the sometimes $100+ for shipping to get it here.
My philosophy though is that when I buy a new plush, I usually plan on keeping it for a long time in my collection and I enjoy having them around. It is not like I am buying it to have for a year or two then getting rid of it. I am 28 and still collect them after all. Also there are a lot of other people that collect older toys, and there are always those people who want that toy because they couldn't have it when they were a kid. It is amazing how the value of some stuff has gotten stupidly ridiculous for what it is, while other stuff hasn't gone up at all.
check this out: [link]
I'm still a student and only work in a grocery store so I can't really buy myself all the nice plushes I'd like (even if I'd keep them for a long time). Things will surely change when I get a real job though
And yes, shipping is a pain, especially when I ship from France, I don't why they charge more (more than UK for example). But at least most seller agree to ship to Canada, so it could be worst
And omg that link you send me haha XD even if no one really liked the snake, he ends up being worth so much! No one wanted him then so there are few of him now. Quite a turn around
It's like when I see TLK plushes that are usually expensive and someone sell them for almost nothing because they found it in their basement or garage and don't know anything about it.
I like those people hahaha.