After last year, it came to my attention that there are a lot of people who don't want to deal with the hassle of buying whole tickets for single models. There were also a lot of people who wanted to add a third model, but didn't want to purchase an additional ticket. So, for the first time, I will be offering individual models for purchase!
Prices will be a set fee, and will range from $130 to $160, and will include everything except for shipping. Prices will be based on the price of the model from Breyer, and not popularity. This method means that you don't need to purchase tickets, or worry about any other fees! You're locked in for your model at a set price! This method is also fantastic if you don't want to end up with a bunch of extra Celebration models!
If you would like a Celebration Model, it can be added to your loot for the low cost of $10!
For these pickups, a portion of the fee ($50) would be due upon deciding on the pickup, to facilitate purchase of the ticket for the model.
Micro-Runs and Split Runs:
As always, I'm sure that there are questions regarding things like variations and split runs. For micro-runs, you will be sent the model that was given to me with your ticket. If your ticket draws a micro-run, you will receive that micro-run.
The same thing generally applies to split runs as well. I will automatically send you the model that was picked up with your ticket. That being said, I fully understand that some people may have a preference for one colour or finish over another. If you would like to be able to select your colour/variation/finish, I will see what I can do to swap your model to one that you prefer. For this service, there will be an additional $10 cost per model. This amount will not be charged unless I am successful in getting you your desired version. This will not be charged if you get pulled for your desired finish/colour! It only applies if I need to spend time trying to trade your model for a different version. I will try to provide choice of colour for the Surprise Models, as well as matte/gloss splits, mane/tail splits, or colour splits. I cannot promise choice of finish for the Surprise models. If you do not wish to select your colour/variation, you will receive the model that was redeemed with your ticket.
Speos: $140.00 plus shipping.
The Egyptian landscape is dotted with ancient temples filled with carvings depicting pharaohs, queens, gods, and animals. One such Speos, the Hypostyle Hall at Karnak, includes this famous depiction of Ramses II which shows the Pharaoh on his triumphal chariot being pulled by two horses. (If you participated in our Diorama Contest in 2021, this image might be familiar to you!). For this year’s celebration of Driving Forward, our Speos has been done on the Amazigh Stallion (which is native to North Africa), mold # 814, sculpted by Sarah Minkiewicz-Breunig. Speos has been done in a rich, coppery chestnut color with two white socks and a handsome blaze.
Araba: $140.00 plus shipping.
Araba is the Turkish word for a type of carriage or cart used in Turkey and neighboring Middle Eastern countries. These are usually heavy carts, without springs, that are often covered. They can vary in size and decoration and are used for all types of functions, from carrying goods to transporting people. In honor of this year’s Driving Forward theme, our Araba has been done on the brand new Arabian Mare mold, #813, sculpted by Brigitte Eberl, in a stunning black sabino pinto with beautiful blue eyes
Peanutine: $135.00 plus shipping.
In the late 1890s and early 1900s, Peanutine was a treat that was unique to the shores of Old Orchard Beach in Maine and sold to customers via a peanut-shaped wagon pulled by a tandem of donkeys. The recipe is simple and can be found here, and while there is little known about how many of these adorable wagons were made, their legacy lives on through beautiful postcards that have been preserved. To pay tribute to this adorably odd piece of driving history, our Peanutine model has been done as a handsome dark brown spotted donkey on Brighty, mold #375, sculpted by the iconic Chris Hess.
Nemea: $150.00 plus shipping.
The Nemean Games were hosted every two years in honor of the gods Zeus and Heracles and likely date back to the 6th century BCE. Hosted as a part of the Panhellenic Games, these events included both human athletic competitions (wrestling, running, and boxing) as well as equestrian competitions, including chariot racing. The equestrian games at Nemea were historically the only competitions that women were permitted to compete in, since it was the owner that was the victor, not the rider or driver. For our BreyerFest celebration of Driving Forward this summer, we were inspired by this beautiful 4th century BCE Amphora to create Nemea on the Akhal Teke mold (#805) sculpted by Heather Puleo, who has been shaded in a gorgeous orangey brown with a fiery mane and black decorative details, featuring a beautifully painted quadriga and driver on his barrel.
Surrey and Axel: $145.000 plus shipping.
First manufactured in Surrey, England, the Surrey cart was a doorless, two-axled carriage that was popular in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Surrey offered a variety of top options, from rigid to convertible to fringed, allowing drivers to show off their own particular style. To commemorate these trendy carriages for our celebration of Driving Forward this summer, we’ve done our Surrey & Axle models as a gorgeous few spot leopard appaloosa mare on Lady Phase, mold #40, with a swish tail and an adorable blanket appaloosa foal on the Stock Horse Foal, mold #228, both sculpted by Chris Hess.
Stagecoach Surprise: $160.00 plus shipping.
The most recent of Breyer's popular Surprise Models, the mold for this release is unknown. Neither mold nor colours will be released prior to Breyerfest. As such, I cannot guarantee mold, colour, or finish for this release. We do know that it will definitely be an exciting release!
Wells: $145.00 plus shipping.
In 1852, Henry Wells and William Fargo joined together to provide express mail and banking services to the booming population in California who moved out west in response to the discovery of gold. Their iconic stagecoaches transported mail, goods, and people across the country for decades and the history of their incredible teams of driving horses was highlighted in the brand’s logo for more than 150 years. These teams of horses included lighter breeds, like Morgans, for longer hauls over easy terrain, and draft horses, like Shires, for heavier loads, bad weather, and rougher journeys. For our celebration of Driving Forward this summer, our Wells has been done on the loose mane version of the Shire Gelding, mold # 744 sculpted by Karen Gerhardt, in an eye-catching silver dapple black with four white socks and a white blaze.
Jump & Drive: $140.00 plus shipping.
This high-energy equine competition combines show jumping and combined driving in a wild relay set to upbeat music. You honestly have to see it to believe it! For our celebration this summer of Driving Forward, we wanted to pay homage to this unique equestrian driving event with our next Special Run Model reveal Jump & Drive, done on Morgen Kilbourn’s Bristol, mold #747, in a luscious glossy sooty buckskin with a sassy loose mane and tail.
Scurry: $135.00 plus shipping.
For our final BreyerFest: Driving Forward Special Run model reveal, we wanted to make sure we included an adorable pony in the mix! Scurry driving is where a pair of ponies competes for the best time pulling a carriage through a course of cones. It was developed in the 1960s and stems from chuck wagon racing, another exciting equestrian sport! Our Scurry has been done in a beautiful red bay tobiano pinto on the adorable Fell Pony, mold #726, sculpted by Kathleen Moody. She’s so cute, you’ll definitely want to add her to your collection.