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Man O' War


The Man O' War mold is a portrait model of the famous Thoroughbred racehorse of the same name, first appearing in Breyer's Race Horse series in 1975 along with Kelso, Silky Sullivan, Swaps, and Terrang. All of these racehorse molds were originally sculpted by Maureen Love for Hagen-Renaker as "Man O' War." Some of the earliest Man O' War models have no mold marks, but the rest have the round "Breyer Molding Co." stamp and some may also having the "B" stamp. Man O' War is Breyer mold #602.

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Photo Photo Model Number Name Color Release Dates Released Through/Notes
  252 Pepe light chestnut, darker chestnut mane/tail, four stockings 1991-1992  
258 King dark mahogany brown or black, black points, near hind stocking 1993-1994 After School Herd
264 Apache
With neck ribbon
pale grulla, blaze, grey points 1995-1996 B Ranch Series
288 Tumbleweed
With neck ribbon
light bay, black mane/tail 1997 B Ranch Series

Models issued in the first three months of 1997 have bi-colored eyes.

(c) Stephanie Michel     602 Man O' War red chestnut, broken stripe or star, darker chestnut mane/tail 1975-1990 Body color varies from bright red to a darker brown
    9149 Man O' War matte and semi-glossy red chestnut, darker chestnut mane/tail 2017-present  
(c) Marlis Schoenfeld   406254
Triple Crown Winners Set II
With Swaps, Terrang
chestnut, long star, no stockings 1988 Hobby Center Toys
(1,000 made)

Lighter, more golden chestnut than #602. One known with hind stockings.

(c) Sharon Walbridge

    500301 Classic Racehorse 3-Piece Set
With Silky Sullivan, Terrang
shaded grey, lighter grey mane/tail 2001 QVC
(~1,500 made)

710601 Classic Racing Thoroughbreds
With Kelso, Silky Sullivan
buckskin, chocolate brown points 2001 BreyerFest Tent Special
(1,500 sets made)

750333 Seabiscuit and War Admiral
With Terrang
dark bay, black points, no white 2003 Walmart
      Two-horse Thoroughbred Set
With Silky Sullivan
red chestnut, broken stripe or star, darker chestnut mane/tail 1981 Sears Holiday Catalog

Same as #602

      Test Color Yellow Dun Man O' War yellow dun 1993 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
      Wedgewood Wedgewood blue 1997 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)

With Certificate of Authenticity

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