Tsuchinoko (Sofubi Toybox by Kaiyodo)

Review and images by stargatedalek; edited by bmathison1972 Editor’s Comment: We are posting this in appreciation of April Fool’s Day. However, please note that fantasy creatures in general will not be accepted for potential Blog reviews, except for fun occasions such as this or after Admin/Editor approval. The Tsuchinoko is a small pit viper native …

Alpine Salamander (NaturimBild.at)

Review and photos by Lanthanotus; edited by bmathison1972 Being new to the blog I decided to go with something very European… [editor’s note: Lanthanotus may be new to the Animal Toy Blog, but he is a regular reviewer for the Dinosaur Toy Blog] The Alpine Salamander (Salamandra atra) is a livebearing, totally terrestrial species restricted …

Tropical Rain Forest Frogs, Part 2 (Real Figure Collection Box by Colorata)

This is the second part of a two-part review of the Tropical Rain Forest Frogs collection box by Colorata. Part 1 covered the Neotropical species. This second part covers the African, Madagascan, and Asian species. Each figure is a single, solid piece of plastic. Five of the figures in the set come with a habitat-style …

Tropical Rain Forest Frogs, Part 1 (Real Figure Collection Box by Colorata)

When researching the frog species in the recent Capsule Q Museum release by Kaiyodo, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that 14 of the 16 figures in the Tropical Rain Forest Frogs collection box by Colorata were new species for me! I decided to buy a complete set, as paying for a whole set …

African Leopard, 2007 (Wildlife by Schleich)

Review and images by spacelab; edited by bmathison1972 The Leopard. One of the most iconic wild-life animals and without a doubt one of the prettiest predators in the world. A wild cat with beautiful body structure, power and flexibility, that became a cult symbol, having also enormous presence in the pop/rock culture, especially in the …

Red Fox, 2008 (Wild Safari North American Wildlife by Safari Ltd.)

Review and images by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 What it lacks in size and strength, the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) more than makes up for in cunning and versatility. It is one of the most widespread of all canids, occurring naturally throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, and as an invasive species in Australia. Unlike …