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Stud Spider

(c) Wendy Hick  (c) Wendy Hick

The Stud Spider mold was introduced in 1978 and is a portrait model of the famous Appaloosa stallion owned by actor James Brolin. The mold has the round "Breyer Molding Co." mold stamp, and some models also have the "B" stamp. Stud Spider was sculpted by Chris Hess and is Breyer mold #66.

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Photo Photo Model Number Name Color Release Dates Released Through/Notes

(c) Stephanie Michel

    66 Stud Spider
From 1985-1989 called "Appaloosa"
black blanket, one stocking 1978-1989  

    66 Stud Spider
From 1985-1989 called "Appaloosa"
black blanket, four stockings variation 1978-1989 (?)  

    66 Stud Spider
From 1985-1989 called "Appaloosa"
black blanket, no stockings variation 1978-1989 (?)  
(c) Bill Mathis     66BY Stud Spider bay, solid face, black mane/tail, most with no black on legs, hind stockings 1986 Your Horse Source
(1,000 made)

(c) Carla Hardman

    88 Overo Paint dark to medium brown chestnut, no foreleg spots 1979 Three different patterns known.

(c) BreyerCollectables.com

    88 Overo Paint dark to medium brown chestnut, spot over crescent under right side withers, spot on each foreleg 1979-1980  

    88 Overo Paint dark to medium brown chestnut pinto, spot on left side foreleg 1980-1981

188 Overo Paint dark to medium brown chestnut, no foreleg spots late 1970s Sold in blister-wrapped display box. Same as #88
(c) BreyerCollectables.com     823 Blanket Appaloosa red bay blanket, stripe, black mane/tail, four stockings 1990-1991 Light buckskin appaloosa version known

(c) Hilary Hurley

    859 Family Appaloosa Stallion bay semi-leopard, black points, star, hind stockings 1992-1994

(c) Hilary Hurley

    916 Mister Mister Champion Paint chestnut overo, bald face with black spot on mouth, somewhat darker mane/tail and hind knees, hind socks 1995-1996
(c) Christy Flynt     976 Smooth Copper, Quarter Horse shaded bay, black points, faint dorsal stripe, near fore and hind off socks 1997-1998 At least one with dorsal stripe.

(c) Barbara Schweder

    1112 Hightower chestnut, chestnut mane/tail same shade or slightly darker, shaded muzzle, off hind sock 2000-2001 Hollywood Heroes Series

With descriptive brochure and video

(c) blackhorsebeth

(c) blackhorsebeth   1236 Banjo
Buckskin Paint
buckskin overo, shaded muzzle, black and white mane/tail, white legs
(model shows some yellowing)
2004-2008 My Favorite Horses series
(c) Janice Cox (c) Janice Cox   1342 Comanche
With "Horse Shy" paperback book
dark red bay, blaze, snip, black points 2008  
    3080 Stud Spider Gift Set
With Let's Go to the Races with the Appaloosas by Jim Brolin. Some 1977 sets came with leg wraps.
black blanket, stocking 1977-1983 Same as #66
(c) Caly Koperski     499610 Appaloosa American Classic Set
With Appaloosa Performance Horse, Running Stallion
grey leopard, black points 1990 Sears Holiday Catalog
(2,000 made)
(c) Jamie Dulin (c) Jamie Dulin   700497 Bold
Most came with coffee cup and portrait card.
dark palomino, light cream mane/tail, near hind stocking 1997 BreyerFest Celebration Model
(~3,850 made)
    70195 Mister Mister Champion Paint chestnut overo, bald face with black spot on mouth, somewhat darker mane/tail and hind knees, hind socks  

QVC
(800 made)

Same as #916

(c) Silke Schwietert   760155 Dually Truck and Trailer Collectible Set black pinto, blaze, snip, black and white mane, black tail, near fore sock 2007  
(c) Lynn Weber     760798 Legacy Gift Set, Paint Stallion and Foal
With Standing Stock Horse Foal
bay tobiano, black and white mane, black tail, 1998 Sears Holiday Catalog

(c) Hilary Hurley

    790098 Grey Badger II dapple grey, darker points 1998 Quarter Horse Outfitters
(2,500 made)
      "Stud Spider"
With Let's Go to the Races with the Appaloosas by Jim Brolin, leg wraps.
black blanket, one stocking 1977

JCPenney Holiday Catalog

Same as #66

      "Stud Spider"
With leather western saddle, bridle, breastcollar, roping rein
black blanket, one stocking 1978

Sears Holiday Catalog

Same as #66

      Appaloosa Stallion
With or without leather western saddle, bridle, breastcollar
black blanket 1979

Sears Holiday Catalog

Same as #66

      "Stud Spider"
With Let's Go to the Races with the Appaloosas by Jim Brolin, leather racing saddle, leather bridle, saddle pad with elastic girth.
black blanket, one stocking 1981

Sears Holiday Catalog

Same as #66

      "Stud Spider"
With leather western saddle, bridle, breastcollar, roping rein
black blanket, one stocking 1983

Sears Holiday Catalog

Same as #66

      Stud Spider unpainted white 1980 Just About Horses Vol VII #3

      Stud Spider, One of a Kind bronze casting   1990 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)

      #88 Overo Paint   1990 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)

Possibly a variation on #88, above

      Test Color Light Grey Shaded Stud Spider shaded light grey 1993 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
      Test Color Red Chestnut Stud Spider red chestnut 1993 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
      Mahogany Bay Stud Spider #66 mahogany bay 1994 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
      Brindle Bay Stud Spider brindled bay 1995 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)

      Dappled Bay dappled bay, black mane/tail 1996 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
(c) Amy D       Western Pleasure Horse chestnut tobiano, shaded muzzle, chestnut and white mane, chestnut tail 2002 QVC Shopping Neywork
(c) Jackie Hamilton (c) Jackie Hamilton     Dapple Copper Bay Tovero Stud Spider dappled copper bay tovero, bay and white mane/tail 2002 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
(c) Amy D       Stetson silver dun, dark brown mane, dun to dark brown tail, dark legs and groin, dorsal stripe, primitive leg barring, three socks, not near hind 2009 Lone Star Experience
(24 made)
(c) Wendy Hick (c) Wendy Hick (c) Wendy Hick   Artist's Proof Stetson silver dun, dark brown mane, dun to dark brown tail, dark legs and groin, dorsal stripe, primitive leg barring, three socks, not near hind 2009  
(c) Kira Hamilton       Denim Stud Spider semigloss blue, black eyes, gold hooves 2009 Lone Star Experience
(1 made)

With red kerchief

      Mold No. 66 Stud Spider Chalky Red Bay Semi-Leopard Appaloosa red bay semi-leopard, black mane, black/white tail 2015 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)

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