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Classifieds / Re: stars barter thread
« on: March 09, 2018, 03:52:37 AM »
More JP items added.

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Classifieds / Re: stars barter thread
« on: March 08, 2018, 03:24:13 AM »
My apologies, I meant Dino Riders earlier, not Definitely Dinosaurs. Everything besides JP is in the OP, the JP stuff is in this post for now.

Would the staff be offended if I made yet another sale thread specifically for JP items? I've exceeded the maximum post size...

Full disclosure I'm well aware that some of this is overpriced, some is under-priced, and some is in such terrible condition most people would consider binning it, but it all depends on whether I actually want it gone or whether I think someone else might be willing to pay more than it's worth to me.


Small Spinosaurus, the "missing" arm is lodged inside the body but does not seem to be remove-able. I think it was a fast food giveaway.
- Free with another purchase or $0.50


JP Dakin Tyrannosaurus, tail is chewed up.
- $1



JP Diecast Parasaurolophus. Paint is in rough shape but metal seems undamaged.
- $5


JPTLW "Glow Bones", although there is heavy paint wear it's hard to tell since the paint was always intended to look rough on these. Can not confirm whether they actually glow or if they ever did.
- $5 each



JPTLW Stegosaurus, the tip of the tail was deteriorated to where it was actually malleable like clay, quite disgusting, so I had to cut it off in an effort to control any further damage. It was already so badly damaged that even it was repairable it wouldn't have been able to have the spines re-inserted. Includes the dino damage cover and one of the two pairs of tail spikes. I'm not sure what JP figures being sold for parts or customs generally go for, but there must be someone out there looking for parts to repair one of these?
- $15


JP/// Re-Ak Tyrannosaurus bootleg, quality isn't bad for what it is. No electronics, articulation is adequate, paint is sloppy.
- $1


JPS1 electronic Velociraptor, electronics are indeterminate but almost certainly don't work, mechanism works but isn't particularly impressive.
- $10 or $5 for the one missing a finger


JPS1 non-electronic raptor, the head mechanic has made the heads appear slightly warped relative to the neck, but some looked like this new (just not as bad).
- $10, or $5 for one where the mechanics don't work (mouth always open)


JW basher thingdoodles and a bootleg JW LEGO Dilophosaurus.
- $1 each for the nonsensical blob dinosaurs
- $3 for the Dilo


JPS1 Pteranodon adult and hatchling, adult has droopy wings, still technically flaps, and major paint wear, hatchling is missing a leg.
- $3 each


JW chibi Mosasaurus and Dilophosaurus, good condition, no discernible signs of wear.
- $10 each or $15 for the pair


JP Dinosaurs Pteranodon, right wing has been repaired but fits on loosely. Should be easily repairable on a normal joint, but I don't know about these wing joints.
- $3



JP Dakin set near complete (missing Dilophosaurus). All have paint wear but it's hard to identify with the style these are done in.
- $5 each, duplicates of Galli, rex, and Brachio


JW mini dinosaurs, I don't know if anyone is still collecting these based on their colours or if any of these are particularly rare. I'm planning on repainting all of them so I thought just in case I'd put them up here first to see if there was any interest in buying any that were particularly desirable. The mosas and brown dimorph have already been painted slightly (details like eyes added).
- $10 each



JPS1 Stegosaurus, no dino damage, some paint wear, and some paint on the underside of the tail and writing on one foot.
- $20


JPTLW Raptor koosh thing, condition seems good, hard to actually tell.
- $3


JPTLW Ground Tracker, incomplete with some discoloration and missing decals. Anything not bolted down to the car is definitely not anywhere around here.
- $15



JPS1  Jungle Explorer, very rough condition, most parts missing, and the previous owner clearly got a little too excited recreating that scene from the first movie.
- $15







JP/// hatchlings and their many repaints, all are in good condition with very little paint scuffs and no serious damage. Of what's pictured in lots I intend to sell all but one, colours are first come first serve.
- $10 each




JP and JPTLW hatchlings (and one bootleg), all are in good condition unless otherwise noted.
- $10 each
- Pachy is slightly damaged (visible in the picture, nick on the face) $5
- Bootleg Pachy is $1


Non-electronic JW raptors, all are exactly as they came boxed, despite this some paint is not amazing and the green one can't stand (should be easily repairable with hot water).
- $20 each


JW electronic Ceratosaurus, like new condition, working electronics, has batteries.
- $15


JW electronic Velociraptor, makes sound and lights up, but doesn't do it every time, was sold like this in store. Otherwise good condition, has batteries.
- $15


JP/// Re-Ak Brachiosaurus, paint wear, but electronics are in perfect working order.
- $30


JPTLW Pteranodon, action features work fine, wing fabric in great condition, but serious paint wear especially on on eye (pictured).
- $20



JP/// Re-Ak Velociraptor and repaint, repaint is in good condition, electronics worked on both last I checked but no batteries in them, original has floppy limbs (should be repairable) and major paint wear, and head has been reattached visibly.
- original $10 repaint $30


JP/// bike chase raptor, generally good condition, action feature is lackluster and the tail is droopy.
- $10


JP TLW electronic raptor, some minor paint wear, the action feature seems to work but I could never get the electronic sounds to work.
- $20


JP/// Tapejara, one has a very heavily bent wing (should be repairable) and the other looks suspiciously like an ARK pteranodon.
- $50 for the one with the bent wing, $15 for the, other one...


JPTLW Pachycephalosaurus, generally good paint, has sand in the grooves of the face for some reason, brushes off but I didn't get all of it, action feature works, no dino damage cover.
- $30


JP JR trap thing, seems fine, still flips up, not much to it.
- $3


JP3D figures, AKA the Beasts of the Mesozoic prototypes. Allosaurus paint has been altered, dino damage glued in place (it didn't stay in), and the legs are warped (repairable). Pachyrhinosaurus is like new. I have all of the humans and gear (not pictured) and I'll get to them in the next batch of JP stuff.
- $50 each


JP/// Triceratops, some paint wear, action feature works fine (though its lackluster to say the least), electronics indeterminate (no batteries).
- $30


JP Chaos Effect Amargaspinus, I'm glad I took the time to hunt down all of the new sculpts from this line as the designs are very interesting, but the execution isn't always great. Some minor paint wear, otherwise great.
- $40


Chaos Effect Compstegnathus, seems in near perfect condition to me, though don't expect much form that action feature.
- $40


JP JR Parasaurolophus, minor paint wear.
- $3


JW Playschool raptor, spine is damaged and has weird paint scuff marks. Frankly it's garbage, you shouldn't buy it. I'm officially not asking money for this and if someone were to ask money for one I would think less of you. Just pay shipping, I want it gone.


JP Dinosaurs Dimetrodon, sail is bent and the paint on the back leg did a weird thing.
- $3


JPS1 Coelophysis, severe paint wear and one leg is damaged and could easily break (can be glued if it ever does). Metal wire is intact but breaches the soft rubber on the tail (pictured).
- $5



JPTLW and JP Dinosaurs Pachycephalosaurus, action feature works on all, JPD one has clearly seen better days.
JPD Pachy -$0.50 or free with another purchase
TLW Pachy -$10


Chaos Effect Tanaconda, internal wire is broken in many places, it's a hassle to pose but still possible if you want it to just sit on a shelf and look pretty.
- $3


JW Stegoceratops, one has a bent horn, otherwise are completely like new condition.
- $30, $20 for the one with the bent horn



JP/// Alpha Pteranodon, don't let the head deceive you, it actually does stay on (just not well). The clip that holds it in place is broken, but it could easily be glued in place without restricting the rotation. Action feature works, electronics don't. Otherwise great condition, would never see the damage unless you remove the head.
-$50


JW Mosasaurus set, completely new, everything included, just no box. Net not pictured but present.
-$40


JPTLW puppet, condition seems good, slightly dusty though.
-$10


JP JR Tyrannosaurus, paint wear but otherwise good condition, sounds work, has batteries.
-$30






JPTLW Bull rex, all damage is shown in pictures, mainly interested in trade.
-$200


JPS1 Young rex, dino damage missing with moderate paint wear, tail tip is flattened but only the very most tip.
-$30


JW Indominus rex, these are exactly as they came out of the box, electronics work no batteries.
-$100 each.


JPTLW remote control rex with no control, lots of paint wear. Does stand but the formerly electronic parts cant be moved manually.
-$10








Near complete but heavily damaged Command Compound. Electronics worked previously, but I'm afraid to clean it or try to open it to change the batteries (a bit of an operation) in case they do work and I damage them, can not and will not guarantee that they work, assume they don't. Most decals are damaged and some are not original, net launcher is complete with original net, fence segments are warped and a few wires broken at one end but all stand fine even on uneven ground once connected, gate is missing flames and sign is broken off, all dino damage of the main building is present but the gun is severed from the computer and a lot of the "blue gear" is missing.
-$200


And this is what we were all waiting for right? Why we all buy JP toys? Kenner ones have some wear, the rest are as they were sold. Most of the gear is long gone, lost or given away to other figures.
-$5 each

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Classifieds / Re: stars barter thread
« on: March 07, 2018, 08:33:55 PM »
New pictures of many items incoming, a few more second hand items that won't cost much (a Definitely Dinosaurs Kentrosaurus for sure, but I think others), and I'm going to be putting up a lot of Jurassic Park items. I'm not trying to sell any of those off however, I'm putting them up because there are some where if someone is interested in paying top dollar I would gladly accept, and I want to put out there what I have that I would be willing to part with as I know a few of them are quite sought-after.

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yes they are 1.50 each re select the ones you want how much you willing to spend?

If my math is right this should be $21 USD? I also found that Carnotaurus you were looking for, we can discuss this through PM from here.
Thank you again.

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stargatedalek the lot is $60 which is 77.29 cad before shipping 2 are broken i will throw those in for free.
Do you have individual prices at hand? $60 is a bit more than I can afford right now.

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I have some dinosaur and animal figures starting at 1.50 each and up.
Sorry to hi-jack your thread, as I don't have the mosasaur you've asked for, but I'm interested in very many of these!

Can you give some prices for everything circled please?






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Collections / Re: The Sbell collection and display--now on the ATF as well!
« on: February 26, 2018, 04:08:33 AM »
So many wonderful fish! Is that a real mounted sturgeon?

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Classifieds / Re: The Feedback Thread
« on: February 26, 2018, 04:08:31 AM »
I sadly have to leave a negative feedback for Monster House.

Their representative was very courteous and polite through this entire exchange, but that isn't enough to change the fact that I'm out over $100 on a ruined figure because of their negligence. I have screenshots of the Facebook message exchange if anyone wants to see them.

Typically when I buy through a business I'm more likely to sound harsher in my feedback, because I have higher expectations for a businesses when it comes to things like packaging, but I usually still continue to recommend their services regardless, and even still this is only the second time I've left a true negative feedback for anyone.

A few weeks ago Monster House placed a listing for the AAA mantis shrimp, a figure I've been seeking for many years. After some internal debate and some advice I purchased it, well outside of what I was willing to comfortably pay. I did this under assurance that Monster House was a trustworthy seller, and that despite their prices they offered great service. To clarify, I appreciate the advice and assurance that I received, and hold no ill will to anyone who vouched for Monster House.

The cost was $75.68 for the figure and a frankly very high $37.85 for shipping, totaling $112.84. I was encouraged to reach out to them and inquire if they had a cheaper shipping option, they said there was no cheaper option. Having seen how small and light this package was I am no longer inclined to believe this. It came in only a padded envelope, and we all know how affordable outgoing shipping from China is. I genuinely don't believe they made any effort to accommodate my request for cheaper shipping, which in itself does not bother me, what bothers me is that they said to my face this was the cheapest option.

My figure arrived sticky. It's a terrible mess to deal with when paint or sealant/varnish deteriorates and becomes sticky, but when the actual plastic itself becomes sticky it is irreparable. I cleaned it thoroughly with dish soap, and even tried a water/baking soda mixture, as these do not have the risk of damaging the plastic or even paint. There was no effect at all.

I contacted Monster House again through their Facebook account as I did earlier, and their first response was to try and convince me that I was mistaken. They told me that I was mistaken, that this was simply the naturally soft texture of the plastic. They recommended I purchase a product called "De-Solv-It" to clean the figure, which anyone whose been collecting toys or figures long enough will tell you won't fix a sticky figure because this condition is caused by the plastic itself deteriorating. I dodged this, saying this product is not available locally.

I responded and informed them that the figure is sticky to the touch and actually leaves a sticky coating on my hands. The seller then said outright that they had several AAA figures do this in the past, some to the point they could not be sold, and that there was a fairly high risk of this. As you can see for yourself in the listing below, there was absolutely no warning of this given to me when I made the purchase:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/162883308028

They then gave me a $10 refund, and while I appreciate this immensely, it is an absolute drop in the ocean of what I paid for a figure that is in a completely unusable state. I can't even touch the figure without my hands becoming covered in a disgusting sticky coating, so I am absolutely not going to be able to store or even display this thing alongside other figures.

It arrived completely sealed in a clear plastic bag, held shut with ample tape. This bag was completely unnecessary as it offered to protection and contained no small parts that could have been lost. This is almost certainly what caused the plastic to deteriorate so rapidly during shipping. I hope they take heed of my advice and don't ship anything else in this manner ever again.

I genuinely feel that I've been scammed. At the very least this figure was shipped improperly in a way that caused it to be irreparably damaged, and I was refunded only a quarter of the cost of shipping alone.

This was an incredibly negative second impression, and after the frankly disheartening first impression their prices left me with, I absolutely can not recommend that anyone purchase through Monster House and I certainly won't be ever again.

I'm reluctant to comment more before this really comes to anything, but he became extremely aggressive after I sent a claim for a return. He is flooding me with angry messages through Facebook and Ebay, so I thought I should double down on my original negative feedback left here.

I'm saving all of them of course should anyone be (fairly) skeptical and want to see, though I felt this was worth sharing immediately rather than waiting to see if Ebay is willing to step in.

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Other/Misc. / Re: Amazing Ant (Becker & Meyer)
« on: February 24, 2018, 05:18:16 PM »
I think it is a great figurine! Was it only released in the US?
I originally purchased it through "book orders" that Scholastic gives out to schools in Canada. They occasionally also included educational model kits. I think I lost that antennae shortly after getting it a very long time ago (2003 is definitely the right time frame).

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Classifieds / Re: The Feedback Thread
« on: February 24, 2018, 01:07:03 AM »
well time for some positive feedback, thanks to stargatedalek for the ant model (will do a walkaround) and Beetle Guy for filling more gaps in my beetle collection!

EDIT: and a couple little trilobites? What are those from? Did you make them custom 3D printing?
And a positive for bmathison1972! Always a pleasure.

They are 3D printed, the rolled one is a scan of a Flexicalymene fossil courtesy of Digimorphs, and the other is distributed by, of all things, the Yahoo Japan Thingiverse account.
https://www.thingiverse.com/YahooJAPAN/designs

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New for 2018 / Re: Tennoji Zoo - New for 2018
« on: February 23, 2018, 10:58:55 PM »
They are Kaiyodo. I've no interest in most of these but that alligator and kiwi are beautiful, though I'll wait until the set is close to release so I can be certain of prices, I'd rather risk missing out on getting them than them being particularly pricey and already being locked in and then chickening out last minute and being an inconvenience.

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Classifieds / Re: The Feedback Thread
« on: February 21, 2018, 08:21:51 PM »
I have seen their prices and their in many casses (not all!!) pretty high for the listed figurines. Even with the costs of buying services you can buy them way cheaper from Yahoo auctions or so.
I saw they had the Takara/Yujin Shrimps and Crabs collection figures for absolutely ludicrous prices. I paid less than $10 for each of the ones from this set I own, and you can find almost any of them on Ebay (let alone Yahoo Japan) for less than $20 at any time.

http://stores.ebay.ca/MONSTER-HOUSE-hong-kong/_i.html?_nkw=yujin+crab&submit=Search&_sid=744250062

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Classifieds / Re: The Feedback Thread
« on: February 21, 2018, 05:26:41 PM »
I sadly have to leave a negative feedback for Monster House.

Their representative was very courteous and polite through this entire exchange, but that isn't enough to change the fact that I'm out over $100 on a ruined figure because of their negligence. I have screenshots of the Facebook message exchange if anyone wants to see them.

Typically when I buy through a business I'm more likely to sound harsher in my feedback, because I have higher expectations for a businesses when it comes to things like packaging, but I usually still continue to recommend their services regardless, and even still this is only the second time I've left a true negative feedback for anyone.

A few weeks ago Monster House placed a listing for the AAA mantis shrimp, a figure I've been seeking for many years. After some internal debate and some advice I purchased it, well outside of what I was willing to comfortably pay. I did this under assurance that Monster House was a trustworthy seller, and that despite their prices they offered great service. To clarify, I appreciate the advice and assurance that I received, and hold no ill will to anyone who vouched for Monster House.

The cost was $75.68 for the figure and a frankly very high $37.85 for shipping, totaling $112.84. I was encouraged to reach out to them and inquire if they had a cheaper shipping option, they said there was no cheaper option. Having seen how small and light this package was I am no longer inclined to believe this. It came in only a padded envelope, and we all know how affordable outgoing shipping from China is. I genuinely don't believe they made any effort to accommodate my request for cheaper shipping, which in itself does not bother me, what bothers me is that they said to my face this was the cheapest option.

My figure arrived sticky. It's a terrible mess to deal with when paint or sealant/varnish deteriorates and becomes sticky, but when the actual plastic itself becomes sticky it is irreparable. I cleaned it thoroughly with dish soap, and even tried a water/baking soda mixture, as these do not have the risk of damaging the plastic or even paint. There was no effect at all.

I contacted Monster House again through their Facebook account as I did earlier, and their first response was to try and convince me that I was mistaken. They told me that I was mistaken, that this was simply the naturally soft texture of the plastic. They recommended I purchase a product called "De-Solv-It" to clean the figure, which anyone whose been collecting toys or figures long enough will tell you won't fix a sticky figure because this condition is caused by the plastic itself deteriorating. I dodged this, saying this product is not available locally.

I responded and informed them that the figure is sticky to the touch and actually leaves a sticky coating on my hands. The seller then said outright that they had several AAA figures do this in the past, some to the point they could not be sold, and that there was a fairly high risk of this. As you can see for yourself in the listing below, there was absolutely no warning of this given to me when I made the purchase:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/162883308028

They then gave me a $10 refund, and while I appreciate this immensely, it is an absolute drop in the ocean of what I paid for a figure that is in a completely unusable state. I can't even touch the figure without my hands becoming covered in a disgusting sticky coating, so I am absolutely not going to be able to store or even display this thing alongside other figures.

It arrived completely sealed in a clear plastic bag, held shut with ample tape. This bag was completely unnecessary as it offered to protection and contained no small parts that could have been lost. This is almost certainly what caused the plastic to deteriorate so rapidly during shipping. I hope they take heed of my advice and don't ship anything else in this manner ever again.

I genuinely feel that I've been scammed. At the very least this figure was shipped improperly in a way that caused it to be irreparably damaged, and I was refunded only a quarter of the cost of shipping alone.

This was an incredibly negative second impression, and after the frankly disheartening first impression their prices left me with, I absolutely can not recommend that anyone purchase through Monster House and I certainly won't be ever again.

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AAA / Re: Mantis Shrimp (AAA)
« on: February 21, 2018, 12:44:53 AM »
Received one of these in a mail today, it's a beautiful thing and I'm incredibly excited to have one, but it's giving me quite the scare. It's sticky. Is this plastic "meant" to be ever so slightly sticky? I can't imagine it is, but the plastic itself seems slightly different from the other AAA I own so I can't say for sure.

Mine is not sticky. I wonder if yours was previously stored under conditions that caused it to start to break down or something?
It must have been. The seller didn't note this, and I paid an awful lot for it, so I suppose I shouldn't get to attached. :'(

It's a real shame, I'm absolutely in love with the piece, even for the price I paid, but not when it's so sticky that it's actually uncomfortable to hold in my hands.

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AAA / Re: Mantis Shrimp (AAA)
« on: February 20, 2018, 08:36:36 PM »
Received one of these in a mail today, it's a beautiful thing and I'm incredibly excited to have one, but it's giving me quite the scare. It's sticky. Is this plastic "meant" to be ever so slightly sticky? I can't imagine it is, but the plastic itself seems slightly different from the other AAA I own so I can't say for sure.

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Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« on: February 16, 2018, 10:57:47 PM »
If that set had a wild-colour axolotl I would have been tempted...but I didn't need the morphs!

Still very nice figures though. Just wish they'd stop with the chains (at least the magnets can be invisible)
I don't mind them, if only because it's probably the only reason we're getting such interesting poses!

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Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« on: February 16, 2018, 09:53:44 PM »
Each of these sets has had one member that was either swimming or being held (as most of these are fairly typical pet species [or in the case of the 2nd set, the kind of native species that someone might catch and then hatch up in a home aquarium]).

The only exception being the giant salamander.

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Animal toy lines / Re: Pica pica Games upcoming plans and input welcome
« on: February 15, 2018, 11:51:40 PM »
Apologies for the extremely delayed response, I was hoping to have some solid information right away last week but as it turned out I had some expectations that needed lowering.

First off; materials. I was hoping to have access to ABS or soft plastic material to print more fragile parts, but sadly both of these are currently beyond my reach. ABS produces nauseating fumes and though not dangerous strictly speaking still requires a lot of ventilation, and so I simply lack the infrastructure to use this material safely. Soft material in theory is within my grasp, but it requires very specific calibrations which would increase production time exponentially and will likely have a negative impact on detail anyway.

This does however come with some good news, basic PLA doesn't require any bells and whistles, and we've decided on the "basic but reliable" model of printer. I already have it in hand but it isn't set up yet. I'm hopeful I can start printing models within the next few weeks.

Some minor changes to my plans are necessitated, but overall things will continue as originally planned. The species lists for the first series of Forgotten and Bio-plastic remain unchanged, though there are going to be some pretty extreme changes to the Collector's Choice format.

Rather than producing X number of each species, a demo version of each species will be made and subsequent individual models will be started upon order. This allows you the buyer to specify things that only 3D printing would allow! You can not only choose from a predetermined list, but actively work with me to create and decide on the pose, base, and in most cases colour scheme of your model.

Every model is 3D printed and hand painted, with few exceptions most will have details sculpted by hand, and those that aren't large or detailed enough for this will be treated to minimize print lines and any print or assembly artifacts will of course be repaired. If desired, I can prepare a model as if it were a kit, for you to assemble and paint yourself.

Every Pica pica Games model is custom designed and built largely by hand just to fit your needs, and at prices comparable to molded and cast products because of the efficiency available using this 3D printing technology.

My "new" plans for the Collectors Choice line is to read any suggestions here for a location for the next few weeks, then together we can narrow things down from there. The idea is that each season of the line will have a diverse selection of animals that naturally coexist, each with its own base, and a little something extra along the lines of a skeleton, or perhaps a 1:1 skull, for the real anatomy nerds of us out there. The primary idea of this particular line is extant animals, primarily because this line is intended to be consistent in presentation and it's difficult to find "supplementary" material for extinct animals (fossil scans etc.), but there would of course be at least one extinct animal in a batch, potentially more depending on the location.

Some suggestions already are Yunnan Province in China, Northern Brazil, and Zambia, which are all wonderful options.

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Have you seen the AAA Spiny Lobster? Is it a different species?
The AAA spiny lobster is almost identical in size, about 16cm excluding antennae (31cm including).

The pattern of spines is very different, and the eyes are much larger proportionally. Since AAA figures are cast I think it's safe to say they represent different species. Most AAA casts are either of southeast Asian species (or relatively common as pets), so that would be the place to start looking for an ID.

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K&M/Wild Republic / Re: Insects (K&M International - Magnamorphs)
« on: February 13, 2018, 01:18:39 AM »
I have the complete butterfly set (monarch, morpho, and a birdwing [presumably Ornithoptera sp.]), it was sold separately from the mantis/tarantula/bee set.

You have the birdwing head on the monarch and the birdwing itself seems to be missing. Your bumble bee is also using the morpho's legs.

The original gimmick behind these was to create strange grafted hybrid abominations, though it struck me as odd the butterflies came as a set of entirely repaints (no others seem to have).

These were later re-released with "clip-on" parts instead of magnets, I have a sadly mis-matched insect set with these parts, sadly also incompatible with the original magnets. perhaps this set was yet another release variant?

I didn't know there were two bees, do they use the same sculpt?

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