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Dynastes satanas (Sega 2003)
« on: December 10, 2017, 10:04:58 PM »
On this Sega figurine line(s)
The SEGA big beetles (note: not an official series name, just to label it) came in blisterpack and some with a plastic strap holding a information card (like this one).
Many beetles were produced and sometimes with alternative or altered molds for particular species. The style of the series figurines differs so much that they can hardly be seen as a whole. Most of them were released from 2006 to 2009 and pretty hard to find. I do think to know all of them made by now. I did not keep/collect all, because some were a bit badly made to my opinion, focusing mainly on realistic figurines. The quality of the molds differs hugely in these big beetles. Some look less realistic and/or very bulky, others are just great and some can even compete with the DeAgostini beetles (64 models from real beetles, the best in beetle figurines there is) the SEGA DX_series and certianly some F-toy ones.

On the beetle
Dynastes satanas is a species of beetle (family Scarabaeidae). Dynastes satanas can reach a length of 50115 millimetres in males (the females 3055 millimetres). Males have one large horn on the pronotum, with a dense reddish pubescence on the underside of the horn.
Because of collecting and habitat loss this rare species is protected and on the list of insects regulated by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

On the figurine
This model is one  of the finest in the series. It has very realistic details and legs as well, not the bulky ones like some of the beetles in the DX-series (see my walkarounds on them). The legs are slightly bendable but not poseable. The head is moveable. From the horns to the tip of the abdomen it measures: 10,9 cm, so scale 1:1 for a big male.

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« Last Edit: December 10, 2017, 10:05:42 PM by Beetle guy »


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Re: Dynastes satanas (Sega 2003)
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2017, 01:12:33 PM »
Ah, wonderful figure! :) While not among the least known species among Dynastinae, it's still a rare sight as a figure. If I recall correctly, D. satanas is also the only beetle species that falls under CITES regulations, this one and a handful of butterflies are the only insects listed.

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Re: Dynastes satanas (Sega 2003)
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2017, 01:37:51 PM »
Ah, wonderful figure! :) While not among the least known species among Dynastinae, it's still a rare sight as a figure. If I recall correctly, D. satanas is also the only beetle species that falls under CITES regulations, this one and a handful of butterflies are the only insects listed.

Yes, a bit bizar considering that about 60% of known living species is an insect ;-)
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