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Stuckasaurus

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1:40 Scale Animals
« on: September 18, 2015, 10:18:13 PM »
Hello! I am a long-time dinosaur collector, and have recently started to branch out into collecting other animals as well. Unfortunately, I got first hooked on collecting with the Carnegie Collection, and since most of my figures are now in the 1:40 scale range, I am now a spoiled-rotten scale freak. This throws a bit of a wrench in my plan, since as most modern animals are rather smaller than dinosaurs, they tend to be represented in much larger scales. I know that there are options, however, and would love for anybody to point me in the right direction. All this being said, I'm no scale nazi, since that would leave me with very little to collect, so I'm really just looking for "close enough". I'm fine with anything in the 1:35-1:50 range. I have a small child to take into consideration, so if you don't mind please mention whether the figure can withstand moderate play, or if it should be kept out of reach.

Safari has been my main resource so far. I have both of their rhinos, the hippo, the African elephant (I've also been meaning to get the Asian), and much of their sea life (including relevant Monterey Bay figures). I've also been using the tapir, jaguar, and caiman from the Rainforest Toob, but have been holding of on buying any others as I am unsure of the size ranges.

I bought Terra's North American & African wildlife sets for the reindeer and zebra & chimp, respectively, as those seem about right by my rough estimate.

Feel free to use this topic to discuss (nearly) 1:40 scale animals in general, whether or not you're replying directly to my original post!



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Re: 1:40 Scale Animals
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2015, 10:22:47 PM »
Sigh, I would like to get the Kaiyodo Blue Whale, though I doubt my wife would be willing to part with that much money or shelf space!
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Re: 1:40 Scale Animals
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2015, 04:51:31 PM »
Hi Stuckasaurus and welcome to the Animal Toy Forum! :)
Yes, shelf space is an issue with the Mega Sofubi Blue Whale - although, I have to admit, I have a half finished paper model of one that is even a little larger!

My thoughts about 1:40 scale are, well, it's often complicated. Not every time a figure's dimensions really match the scale the company determined (CollectA Deluxe Scelidosaurus comes to mind, that figure is more in the 1:20 range), so I'm always cautious about the toy figure's scale and measure all my figures myself.

Let's see what I can find right at the moment...

Papo: African Elephant 50010 is about 1:35-40; Orca 56000 1:31-51; Humpback Whale 56001 1:37-64.
Safari Ltd WS Sealife: Tiger Shark 2022-29 1:16-48; Sunfish 2280-29 1:22.5-42; Pilot Whale 2056-29 1:24-50; Orca 2751-29 1:40-65; Basking Shark 2234-29 1:34-68; Giant Squid 2778-29 (not the MBA one!) 1:35-40; Beluga Whale adult 2213-29 1:29-44.
Safari Ltd MBA Collection: Grey Whale adult 1:33-44; Manta Ray 1:17-40; Whale Shark 1:18-49; Orca adult 1:27-46; Humpback Whale adult 1:35-50; Sperm Whale adult 1:35-69.
Schleich "Seetiere 1:32" (the retired big ones made in Portugal): Grey Whale 16082 1:39-53; Humpback Whale 16083 1:34-60; Minke Whale 16087 1:29-46; Sperm Whale 16084 1:40-63; Whale Shark 16089 1:30-48; Manta Ray 14560 1:35-52.
CollectA Sea Life Pilot Whale 88613 1:27-38.
Colorata Ueno Zoo Box: Pygmy Hippopotamus 1:33-39.
Colorata Endangered Species Fossil Fish Box: Chinese Sturgeon 1:12-47; Giant Mekong Catfish 1:25-39.
Colorata Endangered Species Reptiles Box: Saltwater Crocodile 1:12-38.
Colorata Nature's Library Salt Water Fish Box: Bluefin Tuna 1:9-42; Ocean Sunfish 1:29-53.
Colorata Sharks of the World Sharks DX Box: Whale Shark 1:29-133; Basking Shark 1:41-80; Great White Shark 1:34-62; Tiger Shark 1:21-63; Goblin Shark 1:19-58.
Colorata Marine Mammals DX Box: Bottlenose Dolphin 1:35-58; Pacific White-sided Dolphin 1:27-38.
The Colorata figures - except for the Pygmy Hippo - have a stand with a clear acrylic rod that is prone to breakage and therefore the figures are probably not suitable for play. Also, many of the abovementioned figures are retired or otherwise hard to get, sorry. :-\

These are all from my collection database, there are of course more but I cannot measure what I don't have. Apparently many major companies have only a few land animals that are around 1:40. But I have not included Japanese Gashapon figures (e.g. Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum and the like), yet - the brittle ABS material they are usually made of makes most of them unsuitable for play but on the other hand there may be quite a lot of interesting extant animal figures in this range. If you're interested I can post those that I have, too. :)

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Re: 1:40 Scale Animals
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2015, 08:52:38 AM »
Thank you so much! This is very helpful. Non-playability isn't a deal-breaker for me, it's just nice to know which I have to think more carefully about in terms of display and storage.  ;)

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Re: 1:40 Scale Animals
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2015, 02:44:34 PM »
Worth noting that while the rod is fragile, every Colorata figure I have is made of a relatively soft flexible plastic which would be relatively play resistant, but also would not stand on its own.
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Re: 1:40 Scale Animals
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2015, 02:23:14 AM »
Worth noting that while the rod is fragile, every Colorata figure I have is made of a relatively soft flexible plastic which would be relatively play resistant, but also would not stand on its own.

Depending on the figure, I have lots of Colorata figures that don't need the rods to stand. The most troubling ones are often the bipedal dinosaurs.

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Re: 1:40 Scale Animals
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2015, 05:28:24 AM »
Here are a few more to add on to Andre's list of figures in roughly 1:35 to 1:50 scale (some of which I actually think I got the scales for from Andre's generous Facebook page :) )

CollectA Sealife - Tiger Shark (1:13-1:37)

Colorata
Endangered Species: Bears & Wild Dogs - Polar Bear (1:29-1:36) - Brown Bear (1:17-1:36)
Marine Mammals of the World - Beluga Whale (1:41-1:55) - Bottlenose Dolphin (1:23-1:50) - Dugong (1:29-1:48) - Manatee (1:27-1:44) - Steller's Sealion (-1:47) - Walrus (?)
Ocean Kingdom 2002 - Beluga Whale (1:38-1:58) - Bottlenose Dolphin (1:19-1:41) - Great White Shark (1:35-1:60) - Zebra Shark (1:18-1:44)
Sea Turtles of the World - Loggerhead Turtle (1:8-1:52; avg. 1:30)
Sharks of the World 2004 - Blue Shark (1:24-1:51) - Giant Manta Ray (1:34-1:107) - Great White Shark (1:33-1:60) - Sandtiger Shark (1:29-1:44) - Scalloped Hammerhead Shark (1:15-1:47) - Shark Ray/Bowmouth Guitarfish (-1:37) - Spotted Eagle Ray (1:29-1:55) - Tiger Shark (1:23-1:55) - Whale Shark (1:48-1:168)

Furuta Funny Animals - Scalloped Hammerhead Shark (1:28-1:59)

K&M International/Wild Republic
Sharks Tube - Bull Shark (1:26-1:50)

Kaiyodo
Aquatales - Northern Bluefin Tuna (1:34-1:79) - Oceanic Whitetip Shark ( -1:53) - Risso's Dolphin (1:42-1:57) - Sailfish (1:30-1:43) - Scalloped Hammerhead Shark (1:31-1:66) - Spotted Eagle Ray (1:16-1:51) - Swordfish (1:20-1:57)
Capsule Aquarium 3 Shinagawa Aquarium - Copper Shark (1:33-1:47)
Capsule Q Vol. 1 - Dugong (1:47-1:59)
Capsule Q Vol. 7 - Tiger Shark (1:29-1:87)

Kitan Club Nature of Japan Vol. 1 - Ussuri Brown Bear (1:21-1:36)

Safari Ltd.
Big Cats TOOB - Black Jaguar (1:21-1:34) - Jaguar (1:21-1:34) [also available in the Rainforest TOOB] - Tiger (1:40) [also available in the Wild TOOB] - White Tiger (1:40)
Fins & Fun Set - Atlantic Goliath Grouper (1:20-1:38)
Land Down Under TOOB - Crocodile
River TOOB - American Alligator (1:31-1:69; avg. 1:40) [also available in the Alligators Alive TOOB]
Whales & Dolphins TOOB - Short-nosed Common Dolphin (1:24-1:40)
Wild Safari Sealife - Great Hammerhead Shark 1996/2013 repaint (1:15-1:37) - Great White Shark 1996/2015 repaint (1:24-1:44) - Manta Ray (1:28-1:84) - Whale Shark (1:19-1:54)

Schleich
Wildlife - Sawfish, Largetooth 2014 (1:15-1:45)

Takara Tomy
T-A.R.T.S. Deep Sea Mystery Creatures - Goblin Shark (1:20-1:61)
T-A.R.T.S. Deep Sea Sharks Special - Bluntnose Sixgill Shark (1:29-1:46)

There are, of course, a myriad of others that I either don't have, don't have in my database for some reason, or haven't bothered measuring yet. As per playability, only the Furuta and Kaiyodo would pose any kind of an issue, but you would definitely figure that out when you saw them and/or handled them.  The rest can all, thankfully, take a bit of a beating.  I would know, since I routinely drop them, kick them, and do all sorts of other horrible things to them on a routine basis.

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Re: 1:40 Scale Animals
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2016, 12:32:47 AM »
Does anybody have both the Papo and MBA Humpback Whales? I'd like to see a side-by-side comparison if possible.

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Re: 1:40 Scale Animals
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2016, 09:56:10 AM »
Sure :)






The Monterey Bay's body is more accurate, but the Papo's head looks better, at least from the side :)

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Re: 1:40 Scale Animals
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2016, 05:59:01 PM »
Okay! That's very helpful, thank you.



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Re: 1:40 Scale Animals
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2017, 05:51:05 PM »
The hardest critters to find in 1:40 scale are hoofed mammals; they're almost all either in 1:20 or larger, or they're mini Toob-sized models. I've managed to find a piddling few that are close enough for my tastes, but what I'd really like to find at this point are some bovids and camelids. Anybody know of any in the range of 1:35-1:45?

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Re: 1:40 Scale Animals
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2017, 06:52:52 PM »
Interesting informations :)