Category: Safari Ltd.

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 …

Leatherback Sea Turtle, 2017 (Wild Safari Sealife by Safari Ltd.)

Review and images by suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 The leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) is by far the biggest of all living turtles and one of the world’s biggest reptiles, exceeded only by a few crocodilians. The largest scientifically verified specimen weighed in at 650 kg (1433 lbs), although it’s quite possible that even larger …

Green Sea Turtle, 2017 (Wild Safari Sealife by Safari Ltd.)

Review and images by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) is perhaps the most typical of the seven species of sea turtle. Its seemingly incongruous name derives from the colour of the fat beneath its shell. The 2017 Safari Ltd green sea turtle is sculpted with its head turned to the …

Zebra Shark (Wild Safari Sealife by Safari Ltd.)

When we think of sharks it is usually species like the great white, tiger, or bull sharks that immediately come to mind. If not those particular species there is at least the generic idea of what a shark looks like and indeed, many species fit that mold. But sharks are an incredibly diverse group of …

Whale Shark (Wild Safari Sea Life by Safari Ltd.)

Review and images by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 The appropriately named whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is the biggest shark and the biggest fish alive today. The largest recorded specimen was a female with a length of 18.8 metres (62 feet), which is greater than that of many actual whales. Most individuals, however, average around 9.8 …

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 …

Basking Shark (Wild Safari Sealife by Safari Ltd.)

Review and images by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 In 1977, the Japanese fishing trawler Zuiyō Maru hauled in a large, reeking, and badly decomposed carcass of what appeared to a plesiosaur, complete with flippers and a long neck. Concerned about spoiling their stock of fish, the crew dumped the remains back into the water after …

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 …