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New Members / Re: Hello from Cumbria
« on: June 11, 2018, 11:31:47 PM »
Hello Harriet, nice to see you here!

Forum business / Re: Forum changes
« on: June 11, 2018, 11:29:01 PM »
Nice work, thanks!!

Classifieds / Re: New on Ebay
« on: May 31, 2018, 10:28:04 PM »
I think it is made by manufacturer Tomy Takara or Epoch.

New for 2018 / Re: Kaiyodo - New for 2018
« on: May 30, 2018, 10:41:36 AM »
The detail looks very good in these ones!

Bullyland / Re: Rhinoceros Beetle (Bullyland)
« on: May 27, 2018, 04:07:53 PM »
To bad I never saw them for sale over here. Even though being next to germany ;-)

Bullyland / Re: Rhinoceros Beetle (Bullyland)
« on: May 27, 2018, 10:00:16 AM »
I must agree with Isidro. The body proportions look indeed more like coprines, So do the colours. And O. nasicornis has no toothed cephalic horn.

Collections / Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« on: May 21, 2018, 01:03:00 PM »
Number 29 and 33 LOL ;D

Collections / Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« on: May 19, 2018, 06:44:14 PM »
Having multiple kinds of same species is not my type of collecting, but the effect is amazing!

They do make colour variants and even subspecies.  ^-^

Collections / Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« on: May 19, 2018, 06:37:21 PM »
Should I be proud or ashamed to say... I have even more of D.Hercules  :o ;D LOL

Speaking of D. Hercules. I found out that this years TAKARA Tomy gray D. hercules is the same as the one they released years ago in a set containing ten(!!) The none beetle in the set was the Asian hornet then.

New Members / Re: New member from Spain
« on: May 14, 2018, 06:59:33 PM »
I looked carefully at each item for sale in the link. I will try to get any of the next:
I ordered a lot of 4D-Master beetles by this seller, The seller gives discount on bigger orders I Believe.

New Members / Re: New member from Spain
« on: May 14, 2018, 09:01:19 AM »
Hi, welcome to the forum!!

This Ebay seller:  Has some collecta for a fair price and shipping. I bought a lot of stuff there in the past.

Games / Re: Name that critter
« on: May 13, 2018, 05:03:53 PM »
Wild island canary (Serinus canaria)?

No, but you're definitely looking in the right direction (i.e. the animal in the picture is an island species)  :)

I should stick to beetles  :D
I have experience with badgers though. Worked for years as volunteer with badgers  :)

Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« on: May 11, 2018, 12:40:56 PM »
hey Marcel

That firefly is awesome! I definitely need that set too!

The scaraebaeoids marked 'NAT' are by Nihon Auto Toy. I think I have an Allotopus by them, plus other arthropods (crabs, giant isopods, etc.)

I have a lot of neat stuff coming in upcoming days so I will be doing several walkaround and set reviews!

do you have a pic of the alotopus? The fireflies are really hard to find I will post a pic of the box tomorrow.

Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« on: May 10, 2018, 12:47:09 PM »
I have acquired a pretty bunch of insect figurines last year, mainly focussing on completing some insect series. 

On Yahoo auctions  not much news turns up. I quess this is also because of competition by the 'Mercari App' Japan were still a lot of beetle toys are for sale, but not easy to purchase via proxy services like Buyee. And I have most of the series I really like complete. Leaving some Sega mushiking intermidiate size ones, some Play Visions insects and other miscellaneous stuff on the wishlist.

Some figurines I acquired last weeks.

The 2 full sets of Epoch beetles (2x6). I will do a walkthrough/overview on Epoch's entire beetle output soon.

Coming with these bases.

Than a firefly from a series of 5: Pyrocoelia fumosa (nr. 3 of the series) In the base fits a battery to light a little led between the leafes, so that it looks like the glowing abdomen parts.
In this series: 1) Rhagophtbalmus obbai, 2) Luciola owadai, 3) Pyrocoelia fumosa, 4) Luciola cruciata and 5) Luciola Yayeyamana. Most of them unique species in figurine form.
I have seldomly seen these. They come with a information card. The bases are all different, depicting a habitat detail for the species.

Than an other series I did not know. The usual species for Japanese beetle toy makers, but I really like them! They look good as well. A wee bit bulky. The paint on the Lucanus maculifemoratus reminds me of the Kaiyodo Capsule Q stag beetles set. Along these four I know are at least two others; Dorcus binodulosus and Chalcosoma caucasus.

If anyone knows more on these let me know please!!

Copyright mark and  'NAT'.

Detail D. hercules

And some Sega Mushiking intermediate ones. These are mostly a little bit bigger than the Sega small Mushiking series (overview follows). The paintjob is more realistic and the sculpt to. But that counts in many cases only for the dorsal and lateral view. The ventral side is sometimes even less detailed than that of the small series' figurines.

Eupatorus siamensis.

Cyclomatus metallifer

Games / Re: Name that critter
« on: May 10, 2018, 11:43:47 AM »
Wild island canary (Serinus canaria)?

New for 2018 / Re: Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (New for 2018)
« on: May 05, 2018, 09:44:08 AM »
Thanks for posting!! :)

I have some interesting post materiaal, but lack of time due to work and the photography hobby ;-)
I try to do a walk around of the complete Epoch beetle output.

Also I have won a curious set (not complete) of beetles, no new species but I never saw it before.

Classifieds / Re: Halichoeres trade animals and wishlist
« on: April 22, 2018, 10:03:05 PM »
I am interested in these two.

ChocoEgg 1 Japanese Luehdorfia butterfly
ChocoEgg 3 great purple emperor butterfly

Forum business / Re: Posting images
« on: April 22, 2018, 04:37:41 PM »
Yes, I will have to recapture the DeAgostini beetles for sure..being the holy grail for beetlecollectors  :)

Collections / Re: Brazilian animals sorted by ecoregions
« on: April 22, 2018, 03:40:17 PM »
Thank you all! Yeah, that is a great set, I didn't know it!! It's on my wishlist now haha

The Alouatta is probably A. caraya, which makes my diorama wrong, because A. caraya does not live in the Amazon lol gonna need take new pics.

I'm really new to this, any websites I can look for it regarding japanese brands? I've checked Collecta, Safari, Papo and Schleich, I don't know other ones lol

Thank you again! xx

Here you can buy the whole set: for 14 US dollars, This is not including the gray hercules I think. When these set arent sold by shops anymore, the prices go up very much because the single figurines and whole sets are considerd collectors items.
Buyee is a forwarding service I have used for 7 years, I can recomend them when buying from Japan.

How Buyee works
You will have to make a Buyee account. Their website is in English as well. It is handy if you have a PayPal account.
They will buy your item and charge you a fee. They will do the purchase and let you know when the items arrive at their wearhouse. Then you choose a shipping option and make payment for the domestic shipping (seller to Buyee) and international shipping (Buyee to your house)

Collections / Re: Brazilian animals sorted by ecoregions
« on: April 21, 2018, 07:35:25 PM »
Welcome to the forum! Nice pics!

This set was released in 2015 by the Japanese company Tomy Takara A.R.T.S. The blue/gray D. hercules was a secret figurine with the set. It is still for purchase on some Japanese sites like Buyee and Rakuten. This is the Japanese for using google ;-) If you need a link where to purchase let me know. below some pic's found in google.
最大生物 アマゾン編

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