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"Does This Exist?" Thread
« on: February 06, 2013, 06:42:04 AM »
A thread for people wanting know if a certain species has ever been made in figure form. :)


I'll start I suppose, with a question that's a little more specific:  Did Safari ever make a Parson's Chameleon?




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Re: "Does This Exist?" Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 08:14:25 AM »
has any modern company (non-japanese) made gibbons (esp. siamang), aardvark, babirusa, anaconda, dingo, wallaby, cassowary, reticulated python, pygmy hippo, bonobo ape, philippine eagle and binturong?

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Re: "Does This Exist?" Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013, 10:55:29 AM »
That's a good idea fo a thread, Varanus! :)
I'll start I suppose, with a question that's a little more specific:  Did Safari ever make a Parson's Chameleon?
Yes, apparently. I've seen one recently but shipping to Germany was too expensive. About as large as the AAA Parson's Chameleon but with a very gaudy paintjob reminiscent of Trioceros melleri and I believe with rotating eyes, too.
has any modern company (non-japanese) made gibbons (esp. siamang), aardvark, babirusa, anaconda, dingo, wallaby, cassowary, reticulated python, pygmy hippo, bonobo ape, philippine eagle and binturong?
Papo will release a gibbon about May this year. An aardvark has been made by Safari Ltd. Ws Wildlife. I'm not sure if AAA (not even sure if it was AAA or another company) made a babirusa or at least a figure that looks similar to one. PV has made an anaconda. A Rock Wallaby was made by Science & Nature as well as a Dingo, but there's also a small Dingo in Safari Ltd.'s Land Down Under Toob. The PV Binturong isn't a Binturong at all but rather looks like an Asian Palm Civet, Paradoxurus hermaphroditus. Not sure about the other animals you wrote, though, of course I know Japanese figures of Pygmy Hippo and Philippine Eagle (both Colorata) but I don't know if there are non-Japanese figures of them, too. :-\

EDIT: Varanus, I forgot that there's a Parson's Chameleon in the Safari Ltd. Reptiles Toob, too!
« Last Edit: February 06, 2013, 10:58:41 AM by brontodocus »

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Re: "Does This Exist?" Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2013, 12:55:30 PM »
Has anyone ever made a hagfish?

They came flying from far away, now I'm under their spell....

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Re: "Does This Exist?" Thread
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 03:06:54 PM »
has any modern company (non-japanese) made gibbons (esp. siamang), aardvark, babirusa, anaconda, dingo, wallaby, cassowary, reticulated python, pygmy hippo, bonobo ape, philippine eagle and binturong?

There is a Pymgy Hippo in the UK Yowies line as well. Probaby just as hard to find as the Colorata figure.

Has anyone ever made a hagfish?

Only this And no, I don't have one, although I wish I did.


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Re: "Does This Exist?" Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 04:28:12 PM »
Aaaah! :o I never thought I could be tempted hunting for a jar of slime but it seems I have to, now! ;D

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Re: "Does This Exist?" Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2013, 05:48:01 PM »
Aaaah! :o I never thought I could be tempted hunting for a jar of slime but it seems I have to, now! ;D

If it makes you feel better or worse, I have never once seen it available anywhere. I don't even care if the slime is still active.

I think, if anyone here finds them, there will likely be a bunch of them--in which case, we must let everyone else know.

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Re: "Does This Exist?" Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2013, 09:03:07 PM »
has any modern company (non-japanese) made gibbons (esp. siamang), aardvark, babirusa, anaconda, dingo, wallaby, cassowary, reticulated python, pygmy hippo, bonobo ape, philippine eagle and binturong?


Chimpanzee (Nayab), Pan sp., 2.5 inches (6.4 cm)

A couple of years ago, when I bought this beautiful figure on eBay, it was sold as a bonobo, Pan paniscus.  Since then, I learned from STS that it was manufactured by Nayab for Del Prado, and is identified as a " Schimpanse."   Lately, it has been offered by snertus as a chimpanzee/bonobo. It has the long limbs and a face nearly dark enough for a bonobo, however, it requires pink lips, and the hair should be longer and parted.  An ID is not marked on the figure.  In answer to your question, sauroid, I do not know with certainty of a bonobo, but this is pretty close.
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Re: "Does This Exist?" Thread
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2013, 03:32:03 AM »
ah yes stemturtle. i think we discussed this chimp over at the old DTF (v.1). but it usually is marketed as the regular chimpanzee by the mother company (Nayab) and all the repackers. i have this figure too btw.

thanks for all the info guys.

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Re: "Does This Exist?" Thread
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2013, 06:14:48 AM »
Yes, apparently. I've seen one recently but shipping to Germany was too expensive. About as large as the AAA Parson's Chameleon but with a very gaudy paintjob reminiscent of Trioceros melleri and I believe with rotating eyes, too.
The ebay one right? :)  That's exactly why I was asking, I wasn't sure if it was just a repainted AAA figure. ;)


Okay new question, has anyone ever made my favorite reptile, a Perentie?  Or how about a Chinese Crocodile Lizard, a South American Caiman Lizard, or a Crocodile Tegu?

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Re: "Does This Exist?" Thread
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2013, 04:12:53 PM »
ah yes stemturtle. i think we discussed this chimp over at the old DTF (v.1). but it usually is marketed as the regular chimpanzee by the mother company (Nayab) and all the repackers. i have this figure too btw.

Thanks, sauroid.  I edited the DTF posting with the ID for Pan troglodytes.

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Re: "Does This Exist?" Thread
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2013, 04:30:59 PM »
has any modern company (non-japanese) made gibbons (esp. siamang), aardvark, babirusa, anaconda, dingo, wallaby, cassowary, reticulated python, pygmy hippo, bonobo ape, philippine eagle and binturong?

There is a Pymgy Hippo in the UK Yowies line as well. Probaby just as hard to find as the Colorata figure.

Has anyone ever made a hagfish?

Only this And no, I don't have one, although I wish I did.



I dont believe it, a mixine figure! I want one of this  ^-^!
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Re: "Does This Exist?" Thread
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2013, 10:13:10 PM »
has any modern company (non-japanese) made gibbons (esp. siamang), aardvark, babirusa, anaconda, dingo, wallaby, cassowary, reticulated python, pygmy hippo, bonobo ape, philippine eagle and binturong?

Aardvarks (two of them) were made also by Noah's Pals. Company doesn't exist anymore but  figures are yet possible to find here and there.
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Re: "Does This Exist?" Thread
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2013, 11:40:01 PM »
Yes, apparently. I've seen one recently but shipping to Germany was too expensive. About as large as the AAA Parson's Chameleon but with a very gaudy paintjob reminiscent of Trioceros melleri and I believe with rotating eyes, too.
The ebay one right? :)  That's exactly why I was asking, I wasn't sure if it was just a repainted AAA figure. ;)


Okay new question, has anyone ever made my favorite reptile, a Perentie?  Or how about a Chinese Crocodile Lizard, a South American Caiman Lizard, or a Crocodile Tegu?
Yes, that's the one. The seller was really friendly but due to the size only Priority Mail was possible which would have been around $40... :'(
I'm not aware of figures of any of the other lizards you listed. :-\ Too bad, they'd all be great!
Aardvarks (two of them) were made also by Noah's Pals. Company doesn't exist anymore but  figures are yet possible to find here and there.
Oh, how could I forget about Anthony & Angela? :-[ ;D

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Re: "Does This Exist?" Thread
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2013, 03:50:46 PM »
How about a thylacine?  It's crazy that I can't seem to find one.

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Re: "Does This Exist?" Thread
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2013, 04:02:09 PM »
How about a thylacine?  It's crazy that I can't seem to find one.

Look at the website of my friend Joan, he sculpted beautiful Thylacine female. This figure is limited edition resin, it seems it's still available http://bestiari.weebly.com/limited-editions.html You need to ask the artist ;)
I have it and highly recommend :D here photo from my collection


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« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2013, 04:08:57 PM »
Oh, that is awfully nice...

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Re: "Does This Exist?" Thread
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2013, 04:51:59 PM »
How about a thylacine?  It's crazy that I can't seem to find one.

There are several Yowies ones of varying quality, a very hard to get Starlux one, and a decent small one from Club Earth, but it is not easy to find (long out of production):


The easiest one to find might be the Colorata figure from the Endangered animals Vol.1 Box set:

It comes with a set of other figures (including a really cool dermopteran!).


The set can occasionally be found on ebay, and while it costs a bit, the price/figure isn't too bad. Unfortunately, you can't order directly from Colorata unless you are in Japan.

The lowest-priced set I found after a very quick search is here
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Re: "Does This Exist?" Thread
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2013, 04:58:10 PM »
How about a thylacine?  It's crazy that I can't seem to find one.

There is a Tylacine in the figures with the Groovy Tube Books: Gone Extinct! Available on Amazon.
It is the yellow figure in the third picture, near the center of the board, about 2.25 inches (6 cm).  The belly is marked Tasmanian Tiger.
Credit to sbell for telling us about this set.

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Re: "Does This Exist?" Thread
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2013, 06:33:37 PM »
How about a thylacine?  It's crazy that I can't seem to find one.

There is a Tylacine in the figures with the Groovy Tube Books: Gone Extinct! Available on Amazon.
It is the yellow figure in the third picture, near the center of the board, about 2.25 inches (6 cm).  The belly is marked Tasmanian Tiger.
Credit to sbell for telling us about this set.

I'd completely forgotten about that one! Probably the least expensive currently-available one (but I'd recommend the Colorata far more highly).