Okay. So. Yesterday I was wondering around the Breyer website when I discovered they had put up information for Breyerfest. EEEEEEEE. I was excited so I immediately started poking around to see what models are going to be available as of now. They'll add more as time goes on, but so far we have about a half dozen. There's a lot of talk going on over on blab about the models and a lot of disappointment, it seems. This is the 25th Anniversary of Breyerfest and a lot of people were expecting "bigger and better" and I can't say that I blame them, but I kind of like the offerings. If I end up not being able to make it I'm not going to be hugely disappointed unless the shuffle models end up being epic, but we'll see.
So, we'll start with the Early Bird Raffle model. This is a model you are entered for when you buy your tickets before a certain date.
The next model is the celebration horse and this one is what really has people up in arms about it.
Next up are two of the tent models available for purchase by anyone in attendance with no limits. Athos and Paddyngton's Mark of Distinction
Every year they do a contest where the winner is an exclusive model and for 2014 the mold is on a Cantering Welsh Pony named Party Time.
For the most part, I like this model. He seems to have real nice shading and I like the minimal spotting in his rump, but I don't like the facial marking. There's just something odd about it that I don't like. They used the same marking on a model called Tally Ho, who looks pretty similar to Party Time except for the spots and the color is a little different. They both even have 4 socks!
And last, but certainly not least, my favorite of the bunch. This is a Special Run and the one I want the most out of all of the models they've released so far and the one I'm going to have to find someone to do pick-ups for me. Finding someone to get me the two Stablemates last year was pretty easy because she put an ad on MH$P so hopefully this time will be just as easy. Without further ado, here is Champagne Toast
So, there you have it. The first releases for Breyerfest 2014. I look forward to seeing what else will be coming down the pipeline in the coming months.