Giant animals exist throughout the world. This can be seen in insular gigantism, and the isle of Komodo has the mighty dragon, the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis). This ten foot lizard is the top predator in it’s environment, using it’s size, strength, speed and venom to outmatch any species in the area, no matter where they are. There have been a lot of figures of this species, and here is a recent one from Schleich.
I may not be keen on some of the dinos Schleich has made, but I gotta say the sculpt is fantastic here! The skin wrinkles and scales are replicated phenomenally here, looking spot on to the actual animal. My only gripe on that front are the nails, being no where near long enough. I guess it’s to prevent breakage, but they really could be longer.
The pose is pretty alert, maybe it’s spotted a rival or food coming into it’s territory. The colours are spot on too, brilliantly done. It’s a decent size, measuring 6.8″ long and 1.8″ from head to foot, fitting into a few lines.
This is an amazing sculpt, with a fantastic pose and incredible details, a worthwhile pick for collectors and children alike. It came out two years ago, so is easy to find in stores and online, and I do recommend you do. It really doesn’t dissapoint.