are a brand of model
horses with a wide
range of products
. their tagline is "the most beautiful horses
in the world!" while these horses
are not as detailed
as their competator, the Breyer
brand, they are much more affordable
for the target audience
. grand champions are *toys
*. breyers are collectables
. the entire line
, brushable mane
, and most horses come with accessories
. most lines have mares
some of their very many offerings include:
feed 'n nuzzle: the heads and necks are moveable, and there is a magnet in the nose. these horses can nuzzle each other, 'eat' magnetic food, and be "led" with a halter.
triple action stallion: turn the "magic flower, and he will gallop, rear, and buck.
sound 'n action stallions: larger than the traditional line, these horses are fully articulated and can be posed to stand on their rear legs. they make whinny, snort, and gallop noises when certain movements activate the sounds.
magic mini collection: a set of two small horses sold together, 12 breeds in all. each one has a "magic" action.
micro mini horses: "pocket sized" horses, sold in sets of five--three adults, two foals.
collector edition stallions: higher quality--and more expensive--these are more for collecting than playing. all horses in this line are limited edition, and come with extra accessories and a display stand.
stallion, mare, and foal collections: the "standard" grand champions line. sold individually (although 'family' sets and 'mother/foal' sets exist too), these are their stock model horses. mares and stallions come with tack, "biography" cards, and brushes. foals include only a brush.
information gathered from http://kidscollecting.about.com/kids/kidscollecting/bltoys8.htm and a long history of collecting model horses *grins*