So, almost surprisingly, we were actually right about there being a mare and foal set this year.
We were just 100% wrong about what the mare and foal set would look like.
(Although, to give ourselves a little credit, we wanted it to be Succession and LeFire... who were chosen as this year's Flagship SR.)
Meet Surrey and Axel!
I'm gonna take a wild guess here and say that this pair is from the mastermind that is Heather Puleo. They both very much feel like her style, and when paired with the fact that the mare's color is something rather unusual that hasn't been seen in Breyer's lineup before... I think it's pretty safe to say that Heather is behind these guys.
I'll be honest: they're not exactly my cuppa. I've never been a Lady Phase kinda person, and I don't think there's any color you could slap on her that would make me change my mind. That being said, I think this is a really interesting colorway for her-- and the stock horse foal! Truthfully, I enjoy the foal much more than the mare, though I definitely want to see the pair in person. Few spot Appaloosas are fairly common in real life, but I can't remember the last time I've seen the pattern appear on a Breyer.
I think these two are going to count as our token "vintage" for 2023, which I'm certainly not complaining about. I don't spring for vintage models, anyway, so my wallet is officially marked as "safe" from the mare and foal set this year.
What are your thoughts?
Is this a pair that will be gracing your shelves after BreyerFest?