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F-Toys - Insect Hunter set 2016
« on: April 12, 2016, 06:35:33 PM »
The F-Toys Insect hunter set for 2016. Much the same like the 2014 and 2015 set though. two xylotrupes dichotomus (brown and black), a dorcus hopei binodulosus. New ones a Dynastes neptunus and Chalcosoma chiron. These last two I will get  ;)
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Re: Insect Hunter set 2016 (F-Toys)
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2016, 09:29:03 PM »
The English names have me curious, they are rather funny (I assume they are parodying stereotypical wrestling names in reference to beetle fighting). "The Name of God" also has me a tad confused, is that in reference to the English name Heracles/Hercules beetle?
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Re: Insect Hunter set 2016 (F-Toys)
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2016, 09:55:15 PM »
I like that they keep putting out new sets each year, just wish they would mix up the species. The last two sets each, I believe, had two A. dichotoma. I am with you and will just get the two new species (well, new for them).

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Re: Insect Hunter set 2016 (F-Toys)
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2016, 10:06:10 PM »
The English names have me curious, they are rather funny (I assume they are parodying stereotypical wrestling names in reference to beetle fighting). "The Name of God" also has me a tad confused, is that in reference to the English name Heracles/Hercules beetle?

Neptune beetle. They might mean the Roman god of the sea.. I think.
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Re: Insect Hunter set 2016 (F-Toys)
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2016, 10:08:51 PM »
I like that they keep putting out new sets each year, just wish they would mix up the species. The last two sets each, I believe, had two A. dichotoma. I am with you and will just get the two new species (well, new for them).
Like the sets each year to! Last two years had both the dichotoma and the dorcus. same mold, same colour that is a pitty. Older sets (1,2,3 and 4) were much more different. Set 4 did have a dichtoma female!
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Re: Insect Hunter set 2016 (F-Toys)
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2016, 12:30:33 AM »
Oh cool, I'd thought Hercules/Heracles was the common name for that whole group. Thanks.
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2016, 12:43:11 AM »
Oh cool, I'd thought Hercules/Heracles was the common name for that whole group. Thanks.

'Hercules' beetle is a general term for members of the genus Dynastes, yes, although D. neptunus is often called the Neptune beetle. Just emphasizes why common names are so pointless!

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Re: Insect Hunter set 2016 (F-Toys)
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2016, 06:57:33 AM »
This is the front of the box.
release date will be around 20 june 2016.

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Re: Insect Hunter set 2016 (F-Toys)
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2016, 09:45:11 PM »
Oh cool, I'd thought Hercules/Heracles was the common name for that whole group. Thanks.

'Hercules' beetle is a general term for members of the genus Dynastes, yes, although D. neptunus is often called the Neptune beetle. Just emphasizes why common names are so pointless!
Many of the largest beetle species' vernacular and scientific names were derived from Greek mythology, especially when they were described in the second half of the 18th Century. You can find a coleopteran namesake for virtually any name of any mythological hero or god. I'll probably try to get the Dynastes neptunus as a single figure.