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Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« on: August 28, 2014, 09:10:58 PM »
Not a figure, but I got this book at my group today for 2.50. Front cover is a little sun damaged, but it's otherwise fine. I discovered this book is now out of print and is selling on Amazon brand new for 2000.

Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour / Re: Fungi (Kitan Club) Part 3?
« on: May 13, 2014, 08:17:47 PM »
Ooh, nice :) It's good to see fungi get some love. I'm surprised they have not included a Death Cap in any of their sets, since it's an infamous species and all.

Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour / Re: Fungi (Kitan Club)
« on: May 13, 2014, 08:23:25 AM »
Does anyone own the Enokitake? If you could post a photo here it would be helpful. I did not receive that species in my set :)

Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour / Re: Fungi (Kitan Club)
« on: May 13, 2014, 08:13:12 AM »
Tyrantqueen, here is a link that gives the scientific name of each mushroom in your set:
First pictured is the truffle. See the ID as Tuber spp.  Click the right arrow to move to the next species.
Thanks for the link. I'll go back and correct them. Looks like I got genus names mostly correct, the species, not so much :-[ And some others I was way off. I feel silly for not recognising the enokidake or the shiitake mushrooms. Most of my knowledge about fungi is of European and British species.

Animals / Re: How are dogs like wolves?
« on: May 07, 2014, 09:55:58 AM »
Dogs bark, wolves don't.

Animal toys (general) / Re: Toy sightings
« on: May 04, 2014, 06:20:49 AM »
I just spotted another one, also from Horrible Histories' wonderful musical Darwin sketch.

It's the AAA monitor lizard ;D

You can watch the full song here if you're so inclined :)

Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour / Re: Fungi (Kitan Club)
« on: May 02, 2014, 10:26:47 AM »
Oh, here's something I forgot to post. Here are the shrooms lined up against a ruler so you can see how big they are.

Collections / Re: TQ's scaly menagerie
« on: May 01, 2014, 09:35:49 PM »
Sorry to see all your photos have gone missing,  :-\ hope you can restore them
I second that. Would love to see.
Thanks guys. I can't restore the original photos but I may go back and edit my posts to include new photos.

Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour / Fungi (Kitan Club)
« on: May 01, 2014, 06:23:53 PM »
A group of well known species of mushroom/fungi. They're made in a soft, rubbery material, which mimics the feel of a real fungus. I thought that was a nice touch.

I'm not sure if it's okay to post these, but since fungi are closer to animals than they are to plants (and I don't think we'll be seeing a Fungi Toy Forum in future) I'll put them here anyway :)

I do not read Japanese so I don't know if these identifications are accurate. I'm just guessing from appearances, and most of them are no-brainers anyway. If anyone can provide a better one, please do so.

Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria)

European destroying angel (Amanita virosa)

Shiitake mushroom (Lentinula edodes)

Stinkhorn (Phallus luteus)

Pseudocolus schellenbergiae

Truffle (Tuber spp.)

Hypsizygus tessellatus

Collections / Re: Mermaidgrey's vintage in my pocket collection
« on: April 27, 2014, 05:46:42 PM »
Yep, I remember these. I used to have a dog (a bloodhound maybe?) with a slipper in its mouth. I also had a pink poodle but I'm not sure what brand that was. I remember the jingle from the adverts too, haha.

Collections / Re: My Schleich Collection (Updated!)
« on: April 27, 2014, 05:43:44 PM »
Being the nerd that I am, my eyes were immediately drawn to the TOS set. How are the figures in terms of detail?

Oh, and the animals are nice too >:D >:D >:D

General / Re: General discussion
« on: April 27, 2014, 05:41:30 PM »
I went to Cotswold Wildlife Park a couple of days ago. We went into the gift shop and saw many Schleichs there >:D It was a lot of fun too, there was even an albino peacock which was tame.

In the news / Re: Dingoes aren't dogs!
« on: April 09, 2014, 12:18:52 AM »
Thank you for the explanation. I'm a big dog lover so this sort of stuff is interesting to me.

There's a great book on the subject of dog evolution:

Animal toys (general) / Re: Toy sightings
« on: April 07, 2014, 06:30:23 PM »
Well the AAA lobster does come in "cooked" and "uncooked" paint variants :) Here's the uncooked one:

Animal toys (general) / Toy sightings
« on: April 07, 2014, 02:43:33 AM »
I think we have a similar thread like this on the DTF, so why not start one here?

Has anyone ever spotted a figure of an animal in an unusual place, such as a movie or on television?

Here's an example: I was watching one of my favourite TV shows, Horrible Histories, and I saw this in one of the sketches:

I'm not 100% sure but could this be the AAA lobster?

It could be...since it would be more convenient to use a plastic one than going out and buying a real one, just to use in a short clip.

There is also a greengrocer in my town that used the AAA crab and lobster as displays in their windows to advertise their fresh produce. I was always freaked out because I thought they were freeze dried or something.

:D Awesome repaints and pictures!

What is a GK? That first model is just wonderful.
It's short for garage kit.

Hey, I think I remember you from the DTF V1. Cool stuff :)

In the news / Re: Dingoes aren't dogs!
« on: April 07, 2014, 12:04:29 AM »
Okay, I thought that dogs shared a common ancestor with wolves, but were not descended from them. Similar to how humans and chimpanzees share an ancestor. Anyone care to clarify?

I always thought that dingoes were...well, dingoes.

Schleich / Re: Graylagg Goose (Schleich - Farmlife)
« on: April 07, 2014, 12:01:47 AM »
Greylag is spelt with one g.

Animal art and photography / Re: Bugsnapz
« on: February 27, 2014, 11:39:22 PM »
Bugsnapz update,

I do not know the name of this spider but was very impressed with how well you can see the joint structure and connection to the body. Amazing and it looks quite chilled too.

Enjoy, Bugsnapz. PS don't forget to check out the Fungisnapz link on the main Bugsnapz page.

Oh dear, that gives me the creeps!
Your dad must have nerves of steel >:D

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