Monday, October 28, 2013

Lion and Dino - Upside and Downside

One of the benefits of working at Tapir and Friends is that my office gets to look like this. Unfortunately we don't carry these products, though. The cardboard cutout lion was found at a garage sale, and the inflatable T-rex was on my list of things to order for the store when I discovered that the manufacturer was selling them to my potential customers online for the same price I would have to pay for them. It's all part of our changing world. The lines between wholesale and retail have become permanently skewed. Navigating between the Scylla and Charybdis of China and a diminished customer base has become part of any online retailer's daily routine. I'm glad I get a chance to live with such endearing office-mates, though. It helps.

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Three Plastic Realistic Tapir Replicas

Three plastic tapir replicas available online at

One of our customers asked for a size comparison of our three very realistic tapir replicas. Although they look like a happy family with mom, dad, and baby, there are two different species here. The baby and the tapir on the left are Baird's tapirs from Central America and the tapir on the right is an Asian (Malayan) tapir. The Baird's tapirs are made by CollectA, and the Asian tapir is by Safari, Ltd. The saize ratios of the adults are fairly accurate as well, with the Malayan tapir being larger than the Baird's. You can find all three in our online store.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Malayan Tapir Plastic Replica

Malayan Tapir Plastic Replica
Made by Safari, Ltd. and found online at:

Back in our store today and lookin' good!

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Mammoth Bones Fly to the Rescue!

Woolly Mammoth Fossil Skeleton Model
Available at Tapir and Friends Animal Store

We try to run a perfect business, but we're all human, and it just doesn't happen. When Susan received her plastic models of extinct animal bones in the mail, something was missing. One half of the mammoth's rib cage was gone! She kindly offered to ship it back, but as usual, we told her to keep it. Instead, we sent a whole new mammoth the same day and Susan wrote us this nice email:

I received the new one and it's all there!! Thank you for everything, and the super fast shipping.

Thanks again, 

We love getting your happy e-mails. Thanks, Susan!

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