Friday, October 30, 2009

Target Store Ad

I guess it's only right, since Target sells Breyers at their stores, that they should include on in their TV ad!

What a cute little Traditional Running Foal on the shelf there. Wonder what he thinks of that red and purple dinosaur in front of him!!

Thank you Tiffany S. for snagging these photos from your TV! That's dedication!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Intel Magazine Ad

Breyers everywhere in this magazine ad for Intel. Ironically, touting their dust-free manufacturing processes. Erm...dust and model horses are like bacon and eggs! Cookies and milk! Peanut butter and jelly (is it lunchtime yet?).

But this kiddo has an amazing collection, something I'd have committed murder to get at that age!
(Click on the picture for a bigger view)

Where to start, yeesh! On the shelf on the left, other than the unidentified no-name brand type horses, she also has the original Breyer Silver, the Classic Andalusian Stallion (as "Cloud), and something that looks Breyerish behind him. In the middle of the circular stand is the Breyer "Blue Suede Shoes" on the Silver mold

On the pink shelves, top row, I think that's one of those cool HUGE horses they had at Target, but next to him is the Breyer "Smarty Jones" galloping into the picture. Second shelf from the top might be plush Breyers, but I'm not up on those.

Third shelf looks like two Thoroughbreds on the Cigar mold, can't quite tell what's peeking out behind the blue dot.

4th shelf down, again we have the Traditional "Cloud" (I think this girl likes Cloud), behind him is the Starlight Unicorn (Running Stallion with blue sparkles on his butt), a Stablemate Thoroughbred, one of the Classic MesteƱo mustangs, a couple of Classic Foals, not sure which play set is behind them...and that little buckskin muzzle just peeking into the right edge will haunt me to my grave, wondering who it is!

Nice collection, kid, and thanks to Tiffany S. for sending this to me!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Extreme Makeover - Home Edition

On the Sunday, October 18 edition of the ABC series, "Extreme Makeover - Home Edition", a wonderful Breyer Sighting occurred!

There's one panning shot towards the beginning of the episode, showing the miserable crappy house, and apparently the mom has a little horse collection (I love the shelves though!)

She's got (from left to right) a Legionario III, the Classic Arabian Stallion, bay Running Mare, and the old Azteca. Hm, wonder what was in that empty spot on the shelf there.

On the shelf below is the Clydesdale Mare, and in the lower left corner, the old (but not that old) Hagen-Renaker mini Western Horse. Glad she has them up high, out of reach of the 4 year old and 2 year old in the house!!

I couldn't help but notice that these horses were nowhere to be seen after the makeover. I hope they just neglected to show them, and that they hadn't been tossed!

Thanks to Zana G. for spotting this for me!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Raining Sunshine

Jocelyn C., or more accurately, her little sister, spotted these Breyers in the background of Miranda Cosgrove's new music video for her song "Raining Sunshine" on Nickeloden.
Obviously she received the Breyer Clydesdale Mare and Western Horse as birthday presents, probably from some ignorant Aunt who thought she liked horses. Otherwise, she'd have cleared all those books off those shelves and have it loaded ceiling to floor with MORE BREYERS! Sheesh, what is she thinking!!
Poor lonesome Clydesdale Mare. She needs her foal. And her husband. And a couple hundred herd members to keep her company!!

27 Dresses

Kristina L. also sent me the link to this YouTube clip from the movie "27 Dresses". On the shelf up by the ceiling is a large Budweiser display, with the famous Clydesdales.

At first glance, one might assume those are the Breyer Clydesdales, but looking closer, you can see that the foreleg is raised too high, and the hind leg is raised, meaning it's trotting. Which leads me to believe this is the famous Hartland Budweiser Display.

I saw one once in an antique mall with a $1000.00 price tag on it. Wonder where the set decorators found one!


Okay, this has got to be one of the strangest Breyer Sightings! Breyer Hunter Kristina L. was innocently watching the "Futurama" DVD "Wild Green Yonder" special features, and lo and behold, what appears but the Breyer Classic Quarter Horse Stallion on the table!

O...kay. Now I want to rent the DVD to find out just WHY there might be a little toy horse on the tabletop, lol!

If it Burps, You Know It's Fresh!!

Astute observer Liz G. found a couple of Classic Breyers in a Tupperware commercial!!

Enjoying the fine Tupperware products are the Breyer Classic Black Stallion (left) and I believe the Breyer Classic Keen on the right.

Okay, so is she, like, feeding Froot Loops to her horses, or emptying the container to put the horses IN it? I'll admit I use those Glad disposable containers to store my harnesses in (er, model horse harnesses, little too small for the real horse harness). I once was a child, and for the life of me, I can't ever remember bringing my few battered Hartlands down to the kitchen table to play with them and eat dry cereal. Maybe it's a generational thing.

Apparently it's for the "Keep Fresh" products, and you can see the commercial (and learn more about this product, which I do not use and thus am not endorsing, in case the Obama administration is reading this Blog) here!