All reviews by brontodocus

Rainbow Lorikeet (Wings of the World by Safari Ltd.)

Here is a walk-around of the small Safari Ltd Wings of the World 2016 rainbow lorikeet, Trichoglossus moluccanus (Gmelin, 1788); item No. 150229. Total length is approx. 74 mm (if the head and neck would be fully stretched out) so the scale is approx. 1:4. This popular parrot species from eastern Australia has a specialised …

Warthog, boar and sow (Wildlife by Schleich)

I do not know why it took me so long to get the charismatic little Schleich warthogs. So here are the Schleich Wild Life common warthogs, Phacochoerus africanus (Gmelin, 1788). Item numbers are 14611 (boar) and 14613 (sow). The piglet has been featured in another blogpost by animaltoyforum and has the item number 14612. Snout-vent …

Opossum, with babies (Wild Safari North American Wildlife by Safari Ltd.)

A cute and unique figure (and one of my favourites from the series) is the North American Wildlife collection figure, the Virginia opossum with babies, Didelphis virginiana Gray, 1821. With a total length of 139 mm and a snout-vent length of 96 mm the scale would be approx. 1:4 – 1:5. The figure was released …

American Bald Eagle (Incredible Creatures by Safari Ltd.)

Another Incredible Creatures walk-around! This time it’s the huge IC American bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Linnaeus, 1766). One of the more rigid IC figures. Its total length is about 21.0 cm, making the scale approx. 1:4 – 1:5. I was very happy to get this one as part of the prize for a photo contest …

Giant Deep-sea Isopod (Nature Techni Colour by Kitan Club)

Review of the Kitan Club Nature Techni Colour Giant Isopod, Bathynomus giganteus, Milne-Edwards, 1879. The figure was released in late December 2014. Bathynomus giganteus is the largest known species of isopods although it has been considered that other species within the same genus may rival it in size. The remarkable size, roughly that of a …

American Alligator, with babies (Incredible Creatures by Safari Ltd.)

This walk-around covers the Incredible Creatures (American) Alligator with Babies, Alligator mississippiensis (Daudin, 1802). A huge figure, stretched out it would be approx. 481 mm total length and 242 mm snout-vent length. Considering normal adult lengths between 2.5 and 4.4 m (although larger specimens are known) the scale would be between 1:5 and 1:9. However, since the juveniles …

Chinese Bahaba (Series 1 by Aquameridian)

A walk-around of an Aquameridian figure, here is the Series 1 Chinese bahaba, Bahaba taipingensis (Herre, 1932). The model displays a little hunting scene where the bahaba is about to catch a tiny crab (apparently a species of Portunidae due to the long lateral spines of the carapace) by suction feeding. Total length (TL) of …

Bearded Vulture (Bullyland)

Editor’s note: beefing up both birds and Bullyland by brontodocus! This walk-around covers the Bullyland Animal World Bearded Vulture (or Lammergeier) Gypaetus barbatus (Linnaeus, 1758). Length is approx. 89 mm, wing span (if the wings were fully stretched out) approx. 170 mm, so the scale would be between 1:11 and 1:14 based on body length …