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Identify Your CollectA is the sister site to Identify Your Breyer, covering the new CollectA "Corral Pals" now being sold by Breyer as well as the releases sold by CollectA directly. These models are made of vinyl, unlike Breyer's cellulose acetate, and are aimed at a low price point market. Many of the sculptures are quite nice, and these models are more and more the focus of model animal collectors.
New! 2017 Breyer "Corral Pals" dealer catalog and 2015 Collector's Manual
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What are CollectAs, anyway? CollectA models are vinyl, hand-painted models with a high degree of accuracy in both conformation and color. They are both affordable and almost impossible to break and have been around since 2006. Sizes of CollectA models vary from small (averaging approximately 3 inches tall) to the Deluxe (1:12 scale, averaging approximately 7-9 inches tall.) They are sold loose on shelves or display boxes, not unlike the popular Schleich models. The average model is roughly the size of Breyer's Paddock Pals series, with the Deluxe models roughly Classic series in size.
What are Corral Pals? Did Breyer buy CollectA? Breyer didn't buy CollectA but in 2017 did begin selling some of CollectA's models under the "Corral Pals" name. These models are referred to as "Breyer by CollectA" and it appears that Breyer has become the United States distributor of these models. CollectA is still very much in business and, from what they show on their website, will continue selling the remainder of their current line and the "Corral Pals" models as well (these last presumably outside of the U.S.). Things are still a little unclear and you'll see that in the text on many of the mold pages. As more information is released I'll update these pages.
So what's this website about? Identify Your CollectA is a reference site created by a collector for other collectors. Here you will find a complete list all of CollectA models, current and discontinued, to help you find out what you have and what you want. You are welcome to copy and save the information and photos found here for your personal use. This means that you can use what you find here to create your own inventory and want lists and save those lists to your personal computer. You may also copy and print information found here for use in documenting your model horse show entries and use site material as part of your forum post, blog, or hobby article, provided that your work is substantially original. In other words, using site photos and information in your article on, say, the history of CollectA's Arabian models is fine, but a blog post documenting all of the releases on a given CollectA mold or breed, using only photos and text found on this site, is not. Giving source credit when you use material you've found here is greatly appreciated.
What you can never do is use material found here for personal or commercial gain. Some people try to use photos found on this site as their own, most frequently on auction websites like eBay. This is not allowed, and is wrong not only because you're using someone else's work without permission, but also, in the case of sales sites, because you are deceiving your potential buyers by showing them a picture of something other than what they're actually bidding on. As should be obvious, you also may not use Identify Your CollectA photos and text to create your own identification website, app, or online game. If you have questions about any of this this please contact me.
Model Animal Values: I can't give you an estimate of the value of your model or your model animal collection, but there are many resources out there that can help you determine its worth. Bear in mind that a model's value is simply what someone else is willing to pay for it, no matter what the price guide or sales list tells you one is going for! A great deal depends on the condition of the model being sold, as well as on the popularity of that particular model and its rarity. Your best bet to find current values is to look at what the same model in a similar condition is selling for on an online site like eBay or Model Horse $ales Pages. The majority of CollectA models are still in production, keeping the prices for these models relatively low.
Help Wanted! I need your photos to fill in gaps in this catalog and to replace CollectA's stock photos. Photos must have been taken or be owned by you--I can't accept photos off of eBay or other sources without permission from the owner. Submitted photos should be in focus, offer a full side view, and contain no tack (including halters) unless the tack came with the model. The best photos will have a plain background rather than a natural or stable scene. Images should be at least 800 pixels wide. Be sure to include the model number and/or model name, if you know it--that will save me a lot of time! Photos should be emailed to me at email@example.com. All published photos are marked "© Identify Your CollectA" to protect against theft.
I also need CollectA catalogs, price lists, collector's manuals and any other paper ephemera you might have. You can scan these pages and email them to me or I'd be happy to pay shipping if you'll trust them to me on loan. If you have a sales list of this material I'd like to see that too, although my budget for such things is pretty small.
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