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Oh, wow, what a superb job you did on this one, Marcel!  :) But the model absolutely deserves it. I think I've seen this kit in listings before and haven't been interested because of the box cover. Who would have thought how accurate and fine it really is! :o 8)

New for 2018 / Re: Papo - New for 2018
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:46:33 AM »
The bat is really nice!
Yes, I noticed that, too! :) Since Papo is European based, I wonder if the bat is possibly meant to represent the Greater Mouse-eared Bat, Myotis myotis (although the genus Myotis is a huge one and species are not always easy to tell from each other)?

Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:40:21 AM »
When I will get a double by chance, it's for you!
Aw, many thanks, Marcel! :)

Kaiyodo - Bottlecap series / Re: Souvenirs Entomologiques (Kaiyodo)
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:22:48 AM »
One of my favourite sets! :) I have the entire set including Jean Henri Fabre. You shouldn't have passed on him, though, not only because he is one of the most influential entomologists ever but also because the figure shows him standing in front of a rearing setup he constructed for breeding Typhaeus typhoeus, so in a sense this is a figure of that species, too.

So for completeness, I'll add two old photos of mine:

New Members / Re: Hello, Hello, Hello!
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:06:09 AM »
Hey Aleks, (belated) welcome to the Animal Toy Forum! :)

New Members / Re: New member pls notice me.
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:04:43 AM »
Hey Kangaroosaurus Rex, although you registered half a year ago and I'm obviously too late... welcome to the Animal Toy Forum! :)

New Members / Re: Bear invation!
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:03:02 AM »
Hey Dutch Bear, I know I'm late but welcome to the Animal Toy Forum! :)

New Members / Re: I'm here
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:02:07 AM »
Hi CrypticPrism, belated welcome to the Animal Toy Forum! :)

New Members / Re: Hello everyone!
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:01:12 AM »
Hi Borris, I know, I'm late, but welcome to the Animal Toy Forum! :)

New Members / Re: Hey
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:00:18 AM »
Sorry to be so late, marina lynn, but hey: welcome to the Animal Toy Forum! :)

Animal groups / Re: Lovely Salamanders
« on: December 09, 2017, 08:55:04 AM »
PeGe, that's a stupendous collection of salamander figures! 8)
Yesterday, i found the best fire salamander figurine ever on ebay, and someone bid me out,..i didn't even have the chance to find out what brand it was,...Maybe even someone who reads and/or writes here caught it,..argh:D
I was wondering since you have the Safari Ltd Fire Salamander - which figure could be better than that? Unless the listing you've seen was a SOMSO model? But if it was something different... you got me curious about the possibility that there may be another brilliant toy figure of a Fire Salamander.

A few weeks ago I was finally able to get one of those big K&M salamanders at a shop in the Zoo in Dortmund, they had two versions, Tiger and Red Salamander, both with the annoying forked tongue. I bought the Tiger Salamander. Wait, it's not shown in this thread? I'll need a photo of mine, soon...

Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« on: December 09, 2017, 08:37:17 AM »
Congrats, Blaine and Marcel! :) Ah, too bad I missed those F-Toys Creatures of the Waterside figures when they were available... :'(

Other/Miscellaneous / Re: Chalcosoma moellenkampi (SEGA big beetles)
« on: December 09, 2017, 08:32:22 AM »
Excellent! :) Yes,  the legs look nicely gracile with sharp details.

Most of these are entirely new to me. Impressive specimen, I like the massive pronotum! :)

New for 2018 / Re: Papo - New for 2018
« on: December 09, 2017, 08:24:44 AM »
Actually, I'm quite happy to see some more European Wildlife figures. :) The Sealife figures look good, too, and a Ruffed Lemur would be a completely new species for my collection.

New for 2018 / Re: CollectA - New for 2018
« on: December 09, 2017, 08:15:57 AM »
Okay, definitely too many horses for my taste, too, and not too many figures I really want to have... however, I'm happy to see a nice African Civet, a beautiful Muskox, Sperm Whale and Blue Whale which look far better than their predecessors plus a nice looking Gray Whale (I might end up getting all three). :) Oh, wait a moment... we're talking about CollectA, aren't we? No antelopes? :o
;D almost no antelope, but it is CollectA after all , so we do get one, the Bongo calf! ^-^ it's awesome!
Aw, sorry, forgot about that one... but they used to throw such a variety of antelope species on the market...

New for 2018 / Re: Safari - New for 2018
« on: December 05, 2017, 08:16:18 PM »
After all this time, I only just noticed that the Manta on page one is labelled Manta sp. The Safari site actually declares it to definitively be the 'Giant Ocean Manta', Manta birsotris (as opposed to Manta alfredi).

Which, based on articles from the summer, might be changed to Mobula birostris due to DNA analysis. At least Safari got ahead of the curve on the species differentiations!
Sean, now that you mention it - I've just checked fishbase, even alfredi is listed as a species of Mobula there. :o Wow, that's entirely new to me...

New for 2018 / Re: Mojo Fun - New for 2018
« on: December 05, 2017, 08:10:22 PM »
...not so much for the Blue Gropers, from photos I've been looking at it seems that even very large specimens only have a very shallow hump at best.

Blue 'Gropers'?? Well, we have an orange one here in the U.S...  8) :P :-X >:D C:-)
Hilarious name, isn't it?  ;D When I first read Mojö Fun's post I thought it was a typo and thought that one doesn't look like a grouper to me... but then I read that they are really named Blue Gropers...

New for 2018 / Re: Schleich's - New for 2018
« on: December 04, 2017, 10:16:42 PM »
It's not only that Schleich is mostly, well, a bit uninspiring in their choice of new additions, it also seems that updated releases of represented species are not necessarily an improvement over their predecessors... Not so long ago, Schleich has released a male Chimpanzee I really liked. And now this one? Well, but as in previous years, I have to say that once again I'm not overly surprised how little inspiring I find those Schleich releases. :-\ The Walrus and Koala look quite nice, though...

Other/Miscellaneous / Re: Encyclopedia of Insects Vol. 3 (F-toys)
« on: December 04, 2017, 10:06:05 PM »
Wow, I think I've never seen any of those before! :o I wouldn't have thought those would all come from F-Toys, I thought their diversity was much smaller...

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