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Takama
October 29, 2016, 10:16:35 PM by Takama
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Part of the First Wave of Yowies released in the USA



Takama
October 29, 2016, 10:14:42 PM by Takama
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Part of the Original Wave released in the USA



Takama
October 29, 2016, 10:12:07 PM by Takama
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Part of the First Wave of Yowies Released in the USA



Takama
October 29, 2016, 10:10:32 PM by Takama
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Part of the First wave released in the USA



Takama
October 29, 2016, 10:09:04 PM by Takama
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Part of the First Wave of Yowies Released in The USA



Takama
October 29, 2016, 10:07:36 PM by Takama
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Part of the First Wave of Yowies Released in the USA



Takama
October 29, 2016, 10:06:00 PM by Takama
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Part of the first run of Yowies that were released in the USA.



Takama
October 29, 2016, 10:04:28 PM by Takama
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This is the Brown bear that is currently available at certain retailers as a part of the Yowies collection.





bmathison1972
October 29, 2016, 04:39:31 AM by bmathison1972
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Walk-around of a treehopper, gen. sp. by New Ray (1995). I have yet to attribute it to a specific species. I won this on eBay. It was among a lot of about 10 or so toy bugs (and one dinosaur). Most of the figures in the lot were garbage but when I saw a treehopper I had to have it. I didn't know who made it, when, or how big it would turnout to be (but based on other figures in the pic, I had a rough idea of the size). It turned out to be by New Ray. I am not too familiar with this brand, but I have a cicada and firefly from them as well (both courtesy of stargatedalek via a trade a year or two ago)

Treehoppers are rare as figures. Play Visions did one for their Exotic Insects set (that was rereleased as a 'transluscent' figure). There is one on Shapeways, that I also have (and painted to look like Umbonia crassicornis--see last image)

The figure is 45 mm long and 30 mm high (not including appendages). I cannot really calculate a scale without knowing which species it represents. The color is nice and natural, with variations in hues and color. The surface is textured with small bumps (which on the actual animal would probably be depressed punctures). The eyes are detailed but the mouthparts are not in the form of a hemipteran beak.

Overall a real treasure for someone like me! On to the pics:













My 'Umbonia' family:
1. Play Visions
2. New Ray
3. Shapeways

bmathison1972
October 22, 2016, 05:25:20 PM by bmathison1972
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Walk-around of a mantid made by Jasman Toys.

I recently bought (won) this on eBay. I didn't know the brand at the time I bought it and based on its size (23 cm head to abdomen, and 12 cm tall) I thought it might be another Imperial Toys figure. But, under one of the middle legs is Jasman (in cursive) and China (no date, but I am assuming late 1990s).

The figure is hard plastic; the wings are lighter and appear to attach individually (possibly removable--I didn't try). Under the wings there is some ventation, although probably not accurate.

As I said it is very large (see the last image for comparison of other large figures).

By the way, I had to buy two of them, so I have another if anyone wants to trade!

Again, not familiar with this company, so on to the pics.













Jasman
Safari LTD (Smithsonian Insects)
Safari LTD (Hidden Kingdom)
K&M - Wild Republic (Insects Polybag)

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