cedmonds its noce that our children can enjoy them too isnt it.
TooMany The price was and still is ridiculous. I asked my mum today why she let me have the £90 horsebox? She just shrugged and said that what you wanted. Jeez DS wont be getting a £90 MDF box on wheels! I just googled the Magpie ones and they are actually nicer, more realistic looking.
Oh and half of my Julips have had their manes pulled read hacked off with scissors.
I used to make them all rugs out of old T-shirts with matching neck pieces/hoods bandages etc.
Yeah its really nice> My late grandfather made me stables and jumps with tools and a wheel borrow all out of wood. So its really special that he loves playing with them. I used to have to rugs etc for them i thought they came with them. I was never allowed the horse box !!
I had some Julip stables and a barn, some rugs that came with them but they never fit properly did they? Mine used to have all sorts of fancy rugs that I made, well to me they were fancy, they were just old clothes.
Then my mum had massive yard built for me by the local hardware shop man. It had about 20 stables, fields, a school, all with really nice fencing etc. It took up a whole corner of my bedroom and I loved it so much. It was painted really nicely too.
I had the big green horsebox. I honestly dont know how they could have justified buying me that, its daft money.
I had fun this afternoon sat in my mums garden playing with my old favourite one. It was a show pony type julip classic. Its tail is really long and its main has gone crunchy where you can tell ive put something on it years ago to keep it smooth. I was tempted to go and wash and condition the poor thing.
Er, I was at Robinsons last week (was where I bought the famous back protector) and they had Julip stuff there. I was looking at the little headcollars etc thinking they were a bit pricey!
I had Anna and Happytime, he was 'poseable' <smug> (well until the stand broke which it did every 5 mins, I lost count of the replacements I had to get) I still have them somewhere with all their outfits/cavalletti etc. Happytime had a stable in my room but I had to make it myself from a large cardboard box. Was pretty good though, it was covered in that fake wood wallpaper that was fashionable in the 70s, he had a filled haynet and some haybales made from hay pinched from the rabbit hutch and a straw bed (pinched from field at the back of our house furtively while walking dog and cut up with scissors), and a separate tack/feed room. And his rugs did fit! <smug again>
Yes its been rebuilt/fixed or whatever. I havent been for years though.
My mum was laughing at me with DP this afternoon because I used to make my mum buy persil tablets so I could get the free mesh bag that came with it. They were about 3 inches so were perfect for haynets!
Then I used those little hook on rabbit food dish things as over the door feed buckets!
Ooh, I had Julip. I had a bay and a palamino and a set of stables and some jumps. I used to make them bran mash out of readybrek. I gave all mine to my cousin when I was 19 and she was 5, we spent all afternoon playing with them and she still has them. Dd is so getting some when she is a bit older.
We didnt have them in my day! (old gimmer alert!) (36) I had a sindy horse, he was dapple grey. I plagued my mother for months for him, and it had to be grey! He was lovely, and he went everywhere with me, even after I rolled on him in bed and broke his leg off!
We have a very old horse complete with cowboy owner that someone gave to me for the dds.He still has his original feed bucket and I think he dates from the late 50's early 60's.
I inheritied my uncle's cowboy and indians plus horses when I was little.Sadly I lost my favourite piebald galloper in the hayfield at the bottom of the garden.I don't know what happened to the rest of the set,probably lost the same way.The dds collect those Schelich,[sp] horses and currently have a stable and paddock set up in the livingroom.I swear that there has been enough money spent on plastic horses in this house,to buy a real one.
Julip have split the company into two parts. Julip Originals which are more for collectors - they are made of latex with moveable legs including wire which is unsuitable for children The other part of the company is Julip Horse of the Year these are more solid chunky models marketed through Farmtoys more suited for young collectors OP -you might want to go on ebay and see how much vintage Julip Originals are selling for. You will be retrieving yours back from your son :-) (presumes that is what you have. The HOTY models don't make quite so much money)