MiniZoo is Australia’s #1 home for high-quality model horses at the best prices. We frequently get asked about the differences between one brand compared to another brand of model horses.
Which is more sturdy, Breyer or CollectA?
What other brands are the same scale as Schleich horses?
What are the scales of the different Breyer horses?
Young model horse collectors are most familiar with the Schleich brand, but want to expand their collection and try other brands too. Today I will be answering the above questions using different breeds of horses as examples, and I will show you what can work, and what might not.
Example #1. Standard size, Arabian
From left to right: Breyer Stablemate, Schleich, Safari Ltd, Bullyland, Papo, Mojo, CollectA, Breyer Classic, CollectA Deluxe, Breyer Traditional
These images show the difference in the top 3 Breyer sizes. All Stablemates are made in 1:32 scale, while Classics are 1:12 scale and the Traditional are 1:9 scale. CollectA deluxe horses are the same scale as Breyer Classics, making these two brands work well together. However, the CollectA horses are more sturdy and are heavier than the lighter plastic that is used to make Breyers. As you can also see in these images, our top brands (Schleich, CollectA, Papo, and Safari Ltd) are all very similar in scale (approx. 1:19) to one another with their model horses too.
Example #2. Heavy Horse, Clydesdale
From left to right: Safari Ltd Mini, Safari Ltd, Mojo, Papo, Schleich, Bullyland, CollectA, Breyer Traditional
Neither Papo nor Bullyland carry a Clydesdale in their range, so I used a Papo Black Shire and Bullyland Shire Mare for the comparison of heavy horses instead. When compared to a Clydesdale of 23ocm in height (head to toe), we measured the Safari Ltd Mini Clydesdale approx. 1:120 scale, the standard Schleich Clydesdale Gelding to be approx. 1:18 scale and the Breyer Traditional 1:9 scale.
Example #3. Small Horse, Shetland
From left to right: Safari Ltd Mini, CollectA, Mojo, Schleich, Bullyland, Papo, Breyer Traditional
Here I’m focusing on the comparison of our top six model horse brands. Safari Ltd has a ‘Good Luck Mini’ pony, but are yet to make ‘small horses’ for their standard horse range. When compared to a 140cm high Shetland Pony, the Safari Ltd Mini Pony is approx. 1:75 scale, the Schleich Shetland Pony approx. 1:20 scale, and the Traditional Breyer again at 1:9 scale.
CollectA horses as a whole are the best for scaled dioramas as their scaling stays consistent throughout the range. For example, while a Schleich Clydesdale and Schleich Shetland Pony might not look in scale next to each other, those horses in CollectA would (see above images for examples). CollectA is also the most sturdy of all the model horse brands. The legs do not bend easily like Schleich or Mojo horses can, and this makes them my #1 choice for collectors. Bullyland horses are made of the softest material out of the top six brands. They are quite easy to bend and therefore are a great choice for kid’s playtime.
If you haven’t read our last blog on the size comparisons of animal figurines, click here to read it. I will also be writing up one more post about the same matter with dinosaurs. If you have a particular type of dinosaur you would like to see compared with other brands, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP so I can contribute your ideas into the next blog post🙂
Should you have any other questions concerning product sizes, or would like to see a particular animal, don’t hesitate to send me a message at email@example.com and I will be more than happy to assist you.
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