Category: CollectA

Hippopotamus (Wildlife by CollectA)

Review and photographs by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 While the Nile crocodile may be the biggest and deadliest predator in Africa’s waterways, it is still no match one on one for an even bigger and arguably more dangerous resident. A creature that rivals a rhinoceros in weight, can outrun a human on land, and boasts …

Secretary Bird (Wildlife by CollectA)

Review and images by MammothsProductions, edited by bmathison1972 Sagittarius serpentarius. To many, these words are an arbitrary phrase, without meaning or purpose. Yet, to avid birders and ornithologists, these two annunciations bring thoughts of regal wings gliding through the air, of the brilliant dance between the bird and the serpent. These people are reminded of …

Green Anaconda (Wildlife by CollectA)

Review and photographs by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 The green anaconda (also known as the common anaconda, Eunectes murinus) is the world’s heaviest snake, and second only to the reticulated python in length. Females, which grow far larger than males, can be at least 17 feet (5.2 metres) long and weigh 215 lbs (97.5 kg). …

Babirusa: Three Little Pigs (Bestiari, CollectA, Safari Ltd.)

Review and photos by OkapiBoy For today’s review, my fifth, I wanted to do something different. When I started my original review for CollectA’s Babirusa, it was inevitable that I ended up doing some comparison between the trio of figures I currently own. The review started to look diluted with my additional lengthy comments about …

Ganges River Dolphin (Sealife by CollectA)

Review and photos by OkapiBoy Before we leave Mainland Asia, I wanted to make one last detour and check out some of the largest and mightiest rivers in India and Asia.The Ganges, Indus, Yangtze, and Mekong are just some of the largest river systems that flows and crisscross the continent.Here, one would encounter one of …

Sperm Whale (Sealife by CollectA)

Review and photos by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 A truly awesome beast, the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) is the largest of all extant flesh-eating animals, the second deepest diving mammal, the scourge of squid, and the inspiration behind Moby-Dick. Its unusual name is derived from the fact that its head contains a waxy substance called …

Humpback Whale (Sealife by CollectA)

Review and photos by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 Between its knobbly head, its enormous flippers, and, of course, its noticeably humped back, the humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is quite unmistakable. I fondly remember seeing an entire pod of humpbacks on a whale watching trip with my family off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, way …