Neanderthal Man and New Neanderthal Man by mcsiegle

Neanderthal Man and New Neanderthal Man

I've be kicking myself for passing up the chance a while back to buy a Neanderthal Woman of the same type and maker at a very reasonable price. When I went back someone else had snapped her up and she was no longer available. I had thought it would be nice to give Neanderthal Man a companion. I wonder if the N Woman I saw the other day at a much higher price is the same one resold at a profit. Ah well! Even though Neanderthal Man gets along fine with the dinosaurs and has a faithful friend in the Trachodon, who keeps him steady, he still seems a bit lonely. So I found a Neanderthal Man at a reasonable price (though not as reasonable as the woman was) and ordered him. Here you see them meeting for the first time. To keep them straight, we'll call him New Neanderthal Man. I don't know whether it's genetic or the mold they were cast from, but NNM also stands upright but not perfectly flat, so I asked the Apatosaurus to stay near for a while until we see if he'll need steadying at times. Neanderthal Man is not very chatty and he's kind of hard to read, but I think he's pleased to have NNM here. The dinosaurs think he's a fine fellow also.
Very clever, Mary. I'm so sorry you did not get your lady friend but perhaps in the future. In the meantime these two gentlemen should be having lots of adventures.
July 18th, 2016  
Let's hope those clubs don't come out when your backs turned lol😃
July 18th, 2016  
They need a 'man cave'. (sorry, couldn't resist)
July 18th, 2016  
@grammyn yeah, at this point if a woman was available at a good price, I'd probably pounce, but not without some trepidation that those two gentlemen would then start competing for her attention. Still, the Triceratops Twin sister would love to have another woman besides me and her. It's all academic. Thanks!
July 18th, 2016  
@denidouble Oh, heavens, don't put the idea into their heads. Neanderthal Man has always been such a sweet guy -- a little gruff and sulky sometimes, but someone I'd absolutely trust with the apatosaurus younsters and Triceratops twins. He's as good as his word (what few you can pry out of him).
July 18th, 2016  
@joysabin Groan...you really couldn't resist, huh? I don't have a clever reply...when did that stupid term come into being, anyway? Nevermind, I just did a Google search. Thanks for the comment. Neanderthal Man and New Neanderthal Man thank you for the attention you have shown them.
July 18th, 2016  
@mcsiegle it had occurred to me that if you get a lady now those two gentlemen will just be fighting over her constantly
July 18th, 2016  
A real shame not to have snatched up N. Woman when you first saw her. Where was it you saw one at a marked-up price? Can you order one from the same place you ordered New N Man? Another question: are they made of clay? metal? something else? There is a product I call "gallery gum" that can be applied to the bottom of unstable art works to keep them a bit more secure....
July 18th, 2016  
They look like conversing. =)
July 19th, 2016  
@grammyn exactly my thought!
July 20th, 2016  
@altadc Indeed, Alta, I think they were -- and still are, with Neanderthal Man introducing New NM to all the dinosaurs and showing him the house and NNM talking about where he's been and what he's seen.
July 20th, 2016  
@aikimomm Phoebe, thanks for the tip about "gallery gum". If it just gently secures them that would be good. I don't want to stick them down too much as they do want to move around freely - especially when we're doing a photo shoot (which we haven't done in a while! This was just a quick crude iPod shot cropped to show as little of the kitchen in the background as possible.) I can't remember where I saw the woman who was priced at $150 (and already sold!) The one I missed out on I could have had for $25. But let's not think about that. As with all antique/collectibles it's just what they have found to sell on eBay and they wouldn't necessarily have a companion piece. They are metal. Frank says he used to think they were bronze but someone or some source says they are lead. They are clearly thinly veneered with either bronze or a bronze looking layer and some cheaper metal inside. If it's lead maybe I should be washing my hands after our photo shoots!
July 20th, 2016  
@mcsiegle Yes, the gallery gum would be a gentle hold, removable whenever you want. It's sometimes called museum putty, available at any art supply store. And yes, you might wash your hands after shooting -- and don't lick these old guys.... ;-)
July 20th, 2016  
@mcsiegle some politicians could do with that advice these days lol 😃
July 21st, 2016  
@aikimomm I found the picture from the $150 N Woman and it IS the same one. I compared from the picture I had downloaded from the $25 offering. She's worn in exactly the same places. Nice turnaround profit for the seller, who I just realized is the same person I bought New NM from. He seems to specialize in the SRG (Sell Rite Giftware) figures and other similar makes. I suppose if he ever had another woman, I'd have to pay the same big bucks as he clearly knows she's more rare. Maybe someday in an antiques & collectibles mall...
July 21st, 2016  
@mcsiegle Good luck with the hunt for New Woman! That's quite a story.
July 21st, 2016  
Very cool collection. Hope you are able to grab another lady friend to complete the set. And, really too bad about this guy making such a profit from true collectors like yourself!
August 15th, 2016  
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