Monthly archives: May, 2020

Gray Wolf, 2020 (Wild Safari North American Wildlife by Safari Ltd.)

Review and images by Saarlooswolfhound; edited by bmathison1972 The Safari Ltd. Gray Wolf, #100509 was released as part of their 2020 additions. It is included in their Wild Safari North American Wildlife Collection. The model itself measures as 4 inches (10 cm) long and around 2.75 inches (7 cm) tall (roughly the size of a …

Red-streaked Box Crab (Dango Mushi 06 by Bandai)

Calappa lophos, commonly known as the red-streaked box crab or the common box crab, is a species of box crab (Calappidae) endemic to the Indian Ocean and western Pacific Ocean, including Andaman Sea and the waters around Taiwan, Japan, and Australia. For years, this species has been widely ignored by most manufacturers, with only three …

Komodo Dragon (GrabNGo by Rebor)

The GrabNGo Rebor Komodo dragon is available from Everything Dinosaur here . Rebor are best known for their prehistoric animal models. Their gung-ho attitude in that arena has sometimes been controversial and even abrasive in the past: controversial because of the glee with which they have embraced certain anatomically inaccurate movie-inspired dinosaurs of the ‘awesomebro’ …

Brown-throated Sloth (Wildlife by CollectA)

Review and images by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 The brown-throated sloth (Bradypus variegatus) is the most common of the three species of three-toed sloth inhabiting Central and South America, and also the most famous of all sloths due to its decidedly adorable appearance. Any sloth toys, sloth storybooks, sloth-themed clothing, or other sloth-themed products you’ve …

Dove, pair (Noah’s Pals by Caboodle! Toys LLC)

Review and photographs by Sirenia; edited by bmathison1972 Whatever your stance on religion, it is hard to deny the impact that the story of Noah has had on animal welfare and conservation. Zoos have been named in his honour, and peace symbols based on animals in his story. In the mid 2000’s it also inspired …

Bongo Antelope (Wildlife by CollectA)

Review and photos by Okapiboy The bongo antelope (Tragelaphus eurycerus) is one of the most beautiful, distinctive, and striking of all antelopes. It is also one of the most popular zoo animals. So it is puzzling that when it came to toy replica, the majority of today’s top companies haven’t produced one for the mass market. Fortunately, …

Exotic Beetles (Play Visions)

This is a review of the set Exotic Beetles, released by Play Visions in 1998. This is was one many small theme-based sets released by Play Visions in the mid-to-late 1990s, and one of 6 that were arthropod-centric. Today Play Visions figures are among the most sought-after by collectors! This review today is a glorified …

Narwhal (Folkmanis)

Review and photos by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 Perhaps the most bizarre of all living whales is the narwhal (Monodon monoceros), AKA the unicorn of the sea. This review will examining the one from Folkmanis, a company renowned for their top quality animal hand puppets. Unlike the previous plush toys I’ve reviewed here, this one …