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Re: Lovely Salamanders
« Reply #40 on: May 17, 2014, 06:09:12 PM »
So many nice salamanders  :)

Here's one more.


Red-cheeked salamander, Plethodon jordani (Safari Ltd.)

A photo of this figure was posted on the Dinosaur Toy Forum.

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Re: Lovely Salamanders
« Reply #41 on: May 18, 2014, 12:46:43 PM »
So many nice salamanders  :)

Here's one more.


Red-cheeked salamander, Plethodon jordani (Safari Ltd.)

A photo of this figure was posted on the Dinosaur Toy Forum.

Very nice too  :)

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Re: Lovely Salamanders
« Reply #42 on: August 14, 2014, 12:31:21 AM »
Newtie Toots

Newts are classified as Salamandridae, the same family as the fire salamander, Salamandra salamandra (Safari - Tennessee Aquarium and Bullyland).
Newts typically experience a terrestrial or eft phase before aquatic breeding.


Japanese fire-bellied newt, Cynops pyrrhogaster (Kaiyodo – Animatales, Furuta Choco Eggs, Series 2 # 36)


Japanese fire-bellied newt, Cynops pyrrhogaster
Swordtail newt, Cynops ensicauda
Anderson’s crocodile newt, Echinotriton andersoni

The Japanese fire-bellied newt figure is rarely offered on eBay. This completes our survey of the 3 species of Kaiyodo newts.
Please see earlier replies in this thread for more information.

Brontodocus posted a walk-around of the holy grail of newt figures, the Crested Newt, Triturus cristatus (Safari – Tennessee Aquarium).
Let’s hope that replicas of more species will be issued.






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Re: Lovely Salamanders
« Reply #43 on: November 08, 2014, 08:49:55 PM »
Glow-in-the-Dark Mudpuppy


Common mudpuppy, Necturus maculosus (Safari Ltd. - Incredible Creatures, 2015)
Total length 10.75" (27.5 cm)

The mudpuppy belongs to the family Proteidae, which also includes the olm.
The plastic has a similar flexibility to that of the Tennessee Aquarium version, and to the Safari glow-in-the-dark salamander.
Copyright date is marked 2005, which is probably the same mold as the Safari green translucent figure. The paper label is printed 2015.
Available on eBay . The price is nice.

There is a walk-around of the Tennessee Aquarium mudpuppy.  If you are willing to sacrifice the glow-in-the-dark feature, get out the acrylic paints.

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Re: Lovely Salamanders
« Reply #44 on: November 08, 2014, 10:13:00 PM »
Yay, so it is already available? :o 8) I was thinking of getting one to repaint it, actually - I never dared to do so with my single sweet woodruff jelly style Translucents version... :'(



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Re: Lovely Salamanders
« Reply #45 on: December 02, 2014, 04:56:53 AM »
Are any of these salamander figures still available anywhere? I missed them years ago and would like to get one!

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Re: Lovely Salamanders
« Reply #46 on: December 02, 2014, 06:03:56 AM »
Are any of these salamander figures still available anywhere? I missed them years ago and would like to get one!
Some of the Japanese figures show up in auctions, etc. The larger ones--mainly the painted Tennessee Aquarium set--are long gone and can be really hard to get. Although they are releasing the mudpuppy as a glow in the dark this year.

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Re: Lovely Salamanders
« Reply #47 on: December 02, 2014, 01:23:40 PM »
The Great Smoky Mountains Association sells the red-cheeked salamander by Safari Ltd. directly to the public. Postage is extra.
They are independent of the park, but support it with the profits. The website shows their phone number:
http://www.smokiesinformation.org/shop/red-cheek-salamander-toy-1941
They do not list Paypal, but you can phone in your credit card number. I have not ordered this figure from them, but have ordered books.

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Re: Lovely Salamanders
« Reply #48 on: December 02, 2014, 02:00:27 PM »
The Great Smoky Mountains Association sells the red-cheeked salamander by Safari Ltd. directly to the public. Postage is extra.
They are independent of the park, but support it with the profits. The website shows their phone number:
http://www.smokiesinformation.org/shop/red-cheek-salamander-toy-1941
They do not list Paypal, but you can phone in your credit card number. I have not ordered this figure from them, but have ordered books.

That's where I got my two! For some reason, the link I had saved was not working, telling me that the product was out of stock, so it's good to see at least that one available.

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Re: Lovely Salamanders
« Reply #49 on: December 22, 2014, 06:56:19 PM »
A flurry of fire salamanders


Fire salamander, Salamandra salamandra (Bullyland 68372), length about 9 inches or 23 cm.

I recently bought this figure listed as a spotted salamander from TGF Toys:
http://www.tgftoys.com/Bullyland-Spotted-Salamander-Large-68372.htm
The belly is marked “salamander” without naming a species. It is painted like a fire salamander, shown below with other figures.


Fire salamanders: (Bullyland 68372), (Safari – TN Aquarium), (Bullyland 68493)


Fire salamander (Bullyland 68493), Spotted salamander, Ambystoma maculatum (Play Visions)

Now comes the curious part. The pose seemed familiar, so I compared it to the figure that I customized into a Pacific giant salamander.
The unidentifiable T.M. Toy Company figure turns out to be a counterfeit version of the Bullyland fire salamander, enlarged, and with the tail curved.
See more photos.


Fire salamander with Pacific giant salamander, Dicamptodon tenebrosus (T.M. – customized)

While stationed in Germany some 45 years ago, I was lucky to find a live fire salamander underneath the remains of a hedgehog
that attracted carrion beetles. A treasured memory.
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Re: Lovely Salamanders
« Reply #50 on: December 23, 2014, 12:55:17 AM »
Wonderful replicas. TN aquarium models are awesome  ^-^.
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Re: Lovely Salamanders
« Reply #51 on: December 25, 2014, 02:29:44 PM »
Wonderful replicas. TN aquarium models are awesome  ^-^.

Thanks, Jetoar. Brontodocus posted a walk-around of the fire salamander from the Safari Tennesee Aquarium Collection. It is a wonderful figure.
Merry Christmas to all.

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Re: Lovely Salamanders
« Reply #52 on: December 25, 2015, 10:20:20 PM »

  ^-^   Kitan Club / Nature Techni Colour - set of Salamander & Newts




                                              1  Cynops pyrrhogaster - Japanese fire belly newt (orange)
                                              2  Cynops ensicauda - Sword-tail newt
                                              3  Cynops pyrrhogaster - Japanese fire belly newt (black, floating)
                                              4  Cynops pyrrhogaster - Japanese fire belly newt (black)
                                              5  Andrias japonicus - Japanese giant salamander




                         



                         

                   the Giant Salamander (and the floating Fire Belly Newt) don't have a magnet in their bellies. The others do.




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Re: Lovely Salamanders
« Reply #53 on: December 25, 2015, 11:00:31 PM »
Postsaurischian, your photos of the Kitan Club salamanders are gorgeous.
My favorite is the floating Japanese fire belly newt.


Cynops pyrrhogaster, showing the screw eye attached to a chain.


Here is a view of  the set of 6 figures showing 2 on chains and 3 with magnets.
They are made of a flexible plastic that should resist breakage.

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Re: Lovely Salamanders
« Reply #54 on: December 28, 2015, 04:26:40 AM »
Is the kitan club series out yet? I want to buy a set!

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Re: Lovely Salamanders
« Reply #55 on: December 28, 2015, 06:57:38 AM »
Is the kitan club series out yet? I want to buy a set!

They are indeed released now.

I was going to be strong, but after seeing these pictures I have caved and ordered one from the ATF member Brett (BMKnj17).

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Re: Lovely Salamanders
« Reply #56 on: December 29, 2015, 01:29:49 AM »
How much is a set?

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Re: Lovely Salamanders
« Reply #57 on: December 29, 2015, 05:14:27 AM »
How much is a set?

There is quite a range--you'd have to ask Brett.

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Re: Lovely Salamanders
« Reply #58 on: January 03, 2016, 12:29:10 PM »
Those Kitan Club salamanders and newts are incredibly gorgeous! 8)

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Re: Lovely Salamanders
« Reply #59 on: January 06, 2016, 04:39:19 PM »
Is the kitan club series out yet? I want to buy a set!

They are indeed released now.

I was going to be strong, but after seeing these pictures I have caved and ordered one from the ATF member Brett (BMKnj17).
You aren't the only one ;D

These little guys are my most anticipated 2016 purchase, really outstanding. Does anyone know what scale they are each in?
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