Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Making Mischief

The seemingly endless parade of Fall Special Runs continues, now with more Classics "Farm Store" Mustang sets, Tractor Supply Specials Maverick (Bay/Dun/Brownish Missouri Fox Trotter) and Travis (Black Pinto Carrick), and now this fascinating little oddment, Mischief Night:

(Photo taken from the Breyer web site Collector’s Club sneak preview page.)

A Classics … Hobo? Interesting mold choice, and one we haven’t seen since the Pony Express Gift Set in 2001. The price is right and he Glows In The Dark, so my next order to Reeves will include him if he’s still to be gotten. That seems likely, since the Classics Hobo has never been a wildly popular model in any color, but you never know with these things.

The appearance of the Hobo after such an extended period of time, on a Special Run with a rather narrow appeal, suggests two different things to me. Either they’re using up warehoused bodies, or gearing up for another production run of the mold in the near future.

We won’t know for sure about the "warehoused bodies" theory until the first ones start showing up, and they can be physically inspected for clues. The photos on the web site are better than we’re used to, but still not helpful clue-wise.

Speaking of, an example of the other Glowing Halloween Horse "Night Mare" just showed up on eBay today, sooner than I expected. I don’t know what’s up with having two different Glowing Halloween Specials this year. Will Glowy Little Bits/Paddock Pal and Stablemates SRs be not far behind?

By the way, I had no idea that "Mischief Night" is what they called "Devil’s Night" in New Jersey; I learned something new today. Technically we’re rather loath to refer to the nights before Halloween by that name any more in the metro Detroit area, for a variety of reasons I won’t get into here.

(Just a helpful little tip if you happen to be traveling in and around our area around that time of year.)

In another BTW, I’m finally getting some stuff up on MHSP! All items there will do a two-week stint before being shopped elsewhere. Extra money this time of year is always helpful, but the additional space will be an even bigger boon, especially now that I have more archival materials to deal with.

More on some of the latest ephemera acquisitions next time, and their origins.

(Before I go, I will answer the most pressing question here and now: yes, I do plan on publishing at least one of the photo albums in the near future. It’s already digitized, I just haven’t had the time to take care of the rest.)


bubbasmom said...

Hmmm, I think I'll pass on this one, although I did get a reminder about "pre-ordering" one of those glossy buckskin SRs.

I do have a question, though, about a classic QH stallion. I found one in palomino with no star in an antique mall. Is he worth $12? His condition is VERY good, with pretty much his only flaw being a broken eartip and small hoof rub. He's a pretty boy, and nothing I'd considered for my collection before now, as I'm not into the Classics. Your thoughts???

Christi said...

I'd go for glow-in-the-dark SMs, but I like the tacky Halloween decorations.

I'd also be bringing home bubbasmom's QH Stallion, but I am also a total sucker for the Love Classics, and especially the Love QHs.

Corky said...

Wow, it would be amazing to be able to see any of those photo albums!

Bellinilane said...

Where are these farm store mustang sets being released?

RiderWriter said...

I LOVE HOBO!!! Seriously, he is one of my favorite Breyers and I'm lucky I hung onto him in the unfortunate purge conducted by a Certain Mother when I moved out of the house.

Don't think I want him glow-in-the-dark for Halloween, though. Just saying it's a cute mold. If they bring him back I think that would be cool.

(You don't know me as I've never visited here before, but I've been around Braymere for years now. :) Not in the hobby, just a model horse fan.)

Sandra said...

Has anyone been able to find out how many Mischef Night were nade? I've asked on the Breyer forums but no one knows.