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New for 2018 / Re: Safari - New for 2018
« on: November 26, 2017, 03:59:26 PM »
I have to agree, frankly I feel this has been a particularly weak year for CollectA and Schleich.

Both have broken new ground with their extinct lines (CollectA into Paleozoic and Schleich... into something worth buying?), so I can't really comment there except that there's nothing this year that particularly interests me specifically.

But both of them have nothing but mammals in their extant lines this year. Schleich doesn't even have some overpriced giant scenery pack with a few new small sculpts.

Safari has definitely been getting at least more consistent in their diversity, a few years ago it was "maybe they'll have a fish or an invert this year" and now they have one of each nearly every year, sometimes several. And they've always been the only one of the large brands to have a consistent flow of reptiles and thankfully that hasn't slowed down either.

Papo had an unusually diverse year (for them) last year, so let's hope we get something interesting from them again.

As much distaste as I have for horse spam I suppose I can see the appeal, if this was every company producing dozens of domestic pigeon morphs every year I'd be ecstatic.

New for 2018 / Re: CollectA - New for 2018
« on: November 24, 2017, 01:43:45 AM »
If I ever find them sold individually I may get that miniature goose, and nothing from their extinct line particularly grabbed my eye either this year.

Makes it easier buying that wonderful giant lobster from Safari this year at least.

Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« on: November 23, 2017, 05:06:11 AM »
If this is the same Savage Gear brand I know I'm pretty sure they aren't 3D printed in the soft material but rather the masters are 3D printed and then cast.

Animal groups / Re: Chondricthyans
« on: November 20, 2017, 01:36:30 AM »
Animal Planet made that Raja miraletus, not Chap Mei, this was a set of mostly cartoony marine animals clearly marketed to younger children. Sadly my ray lost the tip of its tail many years ago, but the set had a few nice fish and a spider crab as well.

Books, film, and other media / I'm making t-shirts.
« on: November 19, 2017, 02:35:25 PM »
I wasn't sure if I should put this here or in animal art, but since I was concerned it might be better considered as advertising I decided to place it here.

For a while I've been haphazardly tossing up spare designs I had lying around on TeePublic, haven't sold all that many but it's been a fun experience regardless. I have a backlog of designs from the past year (or three) that I've finally recovered after a hard-drive crash last year and I've started steadily uploading them.

I've also been working on a few designs lately and have sort of gotten back into the swing so to speak, so I thought I would post the link to store around and ask people what animals they'd be interested in seeing (no obligation to purchase).

Kaiyodo - other series / Re: Humpback Whale - Kaiyodo - Sofubi Toy Box 013
« on: November 18, 2017, 02:39:54 PM »
For once I think I have to say I prefer the Papo version, the joint beneath the eyes just sticks out too much if you ask me.

Animal groups / Re: Rainbow fishes
« on: November 17, 2017, 08:32:01 PM »
I have to recommend the Safari piranha, I have one and quite adore it.

I've looked at those Bandai fish in the past but I could never justify buying the entire set for myself with so many being repaints. Can't wait to see some up close shots and have some ID's.

New for 2018 / Re: CollectA - New for 2018
« on: November 17, 2017, 02:43:04 AM »
Getting only mammals would be a shame. Though if that long list was deliberate, maybe we've still got hope for some nice fish. ;)

Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« on: November 15, 2017, 02:52:55 PM »
Those suckers are great, I'd love to track down that line someday.

New for 2018 / Re: Safari - New for 2018
« on: November 13, 2017, 10:36:13 PM »
12 and 1/2 inches, looks like the AAA spiny lobster has been dethroned!

Classifieds / Re: The Feedback Thread
« on: November 08, 2017, 06:55:42 PM »
Positive for Brett here too, got a wonderful huge lot of Kaiyodo.

Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« on: November 02, 2017, 01:32:20 AM »
I have a dozen or so much smaller versions of the translucent roach, they're probably around an inch long. Interesting to see the mold is still in use in some form so many years later.

New for 2018 / Re: Favorite - New for 2018
« on: October 31, 2017, 04:25:51 PM »
I really hope the vinyl model this time is the arowana, oh wouldn't a 1:1 scale arowana be a thing to behold!

CollectA / Re: Horse Collection
« on: October 15, 2017, 01:18:38 AM »
I would say the CollectA sculpts are on-par with Schleich, although the paint and plastic may not be. If you were willign to do some quick touch-ups you'd probably end up with a very similar final result though.

Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« on: October 15, 2017, 01:16:50 AM »
If there are any extras both of you already have don't rule me out either! Especially anything in 1:1 scale.

Those fantasy beetles are really neat, I love the consistency of the fictional traits between them, makes them that little bit more real feeling.

New for 2018 / Re: Safari - New for 2018
« on: October 10, 2017, 04:26:34 AM »
I don't think it's that bad, it looks more like long fur clumping together than quills, but the same could be said for the real deal. It would be hard to do better without making it huge.

Volume 2 has some particularly wonderful pieces! Although that Eudocima tyrranus is also quite beautiful.

New for 2018 / Re: Safari - New for 2018
« on: September 28, 2017, 01:57:29 AM »
Most of the recent toobs have been going quality over quantity, quite pleasing to see them improve.

Furuta / Re: Insect Science (Furuta)
« on: September 26, 2017, 03:03:31 AM »
Your posts alone make the atf a reference to rival the Animal Toy Wiki, as far as arthropod figures go!

Thanks! One of the reasons I post them is also for my own personal reference, in case I need to go back and check something.

I wish specialists in other groups would do more similar things (Sean, fish; Stargatedalek, birds; postsaurician, reptiles, etc...).
Yah, I've definitely fallen behind on walkarounds, or even acquisitions for that matter. I have probably around a half dozen birds just from the past month that don't have any photos here period. Thanks for the reminder, I should get some new bristol and start catching up.

New for 2017 / Re: Kaiyodo - New for 2017
« on: August 26, 2017, 05:24:26 AM »
These might be 2018 releases and so maybe it's time to start a 2018 child board?
I had thought the board might have been for something else Kemono Friends related, but it clearly says Kaiyodo so you're right these are 2018 releases.

I believe the Sufobi Toybox Emperor Scorpion is also scheduled for spring 2018, but the crab (Gecarcinus?) is probably coming in winter so it might be 2017. I'll try to dig up the photos of them for the new thread.

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