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Animal groups / Soft bodies - Cephalopods, Annelids and Gastropods
« on: February 01, 2017, 02:51:06 PM »
Thought I'd thrown them all into one category for forum ease. Sorry taxonomists.

Gastropods (and Hutts)


Animal groups / Bears
« on: February 01, 2017, 02:41:54 PM »
My bears

Animal groups / Canids
« on: February 01, 2017, 02:38:12 PM »
Who let the dogs out?

Animal groups / Rodents
« on: February 01, 2017, 02:26:25 PM »
A few of my random rodentia:


Random mammals (including some rodents)

Collections / BlueKrono's Collections
« on: January 09, 2017, 09:26:52 AM »
I'll start with some of my smaller collections. Some of the larger ones like the snapping turtles, sharks and deep-sea denizens are quite extensive and will take some time to set up and photograph. Also, if you're interested here is a link to my prehistoric collections on the Dinosaur Toy Forum:

Osprey collection

Ospreys are my favorite bird. They remind me of my grandfather, who also loved them. Does anyone know if there are any other extant models of them other than this Schleich and Choco Egg one?

Ibis collection

The Japanese one's rough paint job left him with a beak that looks like he just got done starring as the villain in a horror flick.

Neotenic salamander collection

I have numerous other mudpuppy-inspired fishing lures not pictured here (up at the cabin in the tackle box). I also consider Toothless from How to Train your Dragon to be mudpuppy-ish because of his head ornamentation. My Toothless collection is so extensive and some of the pieces so large that it probably wouldn't even fit on my table. Don't know if anyone here would be that interested anyway.

Horned frog collection

Includes two hefty porcelain lawn ornaments. Still does not include the Safari plastic version that inspired it all. If anyone has it and would be willing to part with it, I would pay good money for it.  :D

Basilisk collection

The biped is a variant of the Lizard, one of Spider-Man's choice villains. I've also got every comic this variant has ever appeared in.

Draco lizard collection

May include prehistoric species like Kuehneosaurus. Shh, don't tell... The big ones were a dollar bin find at an enormous flea market in Tennessee. Made the whole trip worth it.

Horned viper collection

Most are same sculpt, some stretchy, some solid. I also have 4 or 5 different versions of Bitis nasicornis in plushie form. Some are actually fairly accurate. I could wrangle them up if anyone would like to see them.

Ratite collection

NO OSTRICHES. No. Get out of here with your ostriches. As many emus as I could find, including a beautiful resin piece from Germany, back center. Not too many cassowaries have been made. Has anyone ever made a rhea? Also includes emu-ish birds like the extinct moas and elephant birds. My personal favorite is the Yowies emuary. As you can see, the lefthand side contains some Diatrymas, or "terror birds". When it comes to flightless bipedal birds I don't discriminate. Except ostriches. No ostriches.

Penguin collection

Kind of a random hodge-podge of toys here, but I generally try to orient my penguin collection toward the genus Pygoscelis (aka "brush-tailed penguins").

Leopard seal collection

What defines a leopard seal for the purposes of my collection? Spotting and darker upper, lighter under. Wait, do you smell something Primeval?

Small bat collection

Everything from cheap Halloween decorations to obscure species by Yowies from the opposite end of the planet.

This guy's my favorite. Grumpy Bat is gonna be the hot meme of 2017.

More to come, including some of the larger collections. Gotta hit the hay now!

Animal toys (general) / Can you help me?
« on: January 02, 2017, 03:24:52 PM »
I am trying to figure out which company makes a certain toy I've been searching for for decades, but it's so obscure I don't even have a picture of it. It was a horned frog (Ceratophrys spp.) that I estimate might have been about 5 or 6 inches long, though I was a small child at the time. It was in a bin rack at a pet store, and all the ones in the other bins were Safari. I've just never found any record of Safari making a horned frog, and years of eBay searching have turned up nothing but smaller and more recent Japanese horned frogs. I also saw this elusive figure in the collection of one of my mother's friends many years ago, so I know it does exist. Does anyone have any clue as what this figure might be?

New Members / Finally made it here
« on: December 16, 2016, 01:01:44 PM »
Hi friends!
Finally made it here, following the trail of some Burgess Shale critters. But I'm into certain modern day animals too. I have many collections, but some that pertain to this forum include:

snapping turtles
neotenic salamanders
horned frogs (Ceratophrys)
horned vipers (Bitis)
basilisk lizards
flying (Draco) lizards
emus, cassowaries, and extinct ratites
moles and shrews
horrible hamsters
deep sea fish
worms (Darwin would approve)

I am also a big collector of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and prehistoric life. You can find me under the same name on the Dinosaur Toy Forum along with my collections of prehistoric fish, mammals, and saurians. I also have an extensive taxidermy collection. Anyway, great to be here!

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