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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2014, 08:29:28 PM »
thank you my friend  :)

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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2014, 08:38:55 PM »
Your collection are awesome  :o.
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« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2015, 12:23:15 AM »
this collection is so awesome, Blaine! I love every bit of it. only one question stands out; What is the flea mini that looks like a smaller version of the Smithsonian one? what brand or set is that from?

the little flea is by Groovy Tube Books from their publication, 'Bug Blast!'

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« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2015, 12:43:09 AM »
this collection is so awesome, Blaine! I love every bit of it. only one question stands out; What is the flea mini that looks like a smaller version of the Smithsonian one? what brand or set is that from?

the little flea is by Groovy Tube Books from their publication, 'Bug Blast!'

That's one of the few sets we never got--that company made some great stuff, but for whatever reason they've ceased making anything.

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« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2015, 02:43:37 AM »

the little flea is by Groovy Tube Books from their publication, 'Bug Blast!'

That's one of the few sets we never got--that company made some great stuff, but for whatever reason they've ceased making anything.

the Bug Blast! is still avail on ebay; I hunted it down while researching the flea. I actually dont have it, but have several of the figures from it that were in a batch given to me by a colleague



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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2015, 12:27:32 PM »
Dammit. Now you got me searching for that Bug Blast! set, too. ;D I only have their Gone Extinct! set so far.

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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2016, 07:04:02 PM »
Now that I have moved to Utah I am slowly unpacking my collection for display. Because of the large number of figures I have I am being more selective on what get's displayed and what will be stored in cabinets. Large figures by major name brands are priority. Unfortunately, small/flat figures even by major companies or of good quality may not be initially displayed (e.g., small Sega and XX beetles; tube figures by Safari and K&M, etc.). Exceptions include genera, and in some cases species, that are not otherwise represented in toy/model form. As i get the collection fleshed out, I may go back and display some that are not currently on display.

Excuse the poor lighting and camera-phone quality pics


Let's start with the beetles:
































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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2016, 11:23:00 PM »
Nice to see your collection again and some of my models too  ^-^.
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« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2016, 11:12:55 AM »
Nice collection, part of it ;-) Blaine!
Of what series/brand is the violin beetle?  I really like it!
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« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2016, 02:57:42 PM »
Nice collection, part of it ;-) Blaine!
Of what series/brand is the violin beetle?  I really like it!

the violin beetle is of an unknown manufacturer. It was from a lot I bought on ebay that included all kinds of cool beetles, often identifiable to the genus level. The giraffe weevil on these shelves is from the same set.



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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2016, 09:47:06 AM »
Oh wow, stupendous and so well-organised! :o 8)

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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2016, 11:50:04 AM »
 :o Gulp! Astonishing beetle collection!

I've always loved that black & white Goliathus in the 6th picture (and still want it).

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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #32 on: October 05, 2016, 06:07:05 PM »
The longicorn beetle left next to the kabaya beetle I've never encountered . Do you know the manufacturer?
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« Reply #33 on: October 06, 2016, 12:21:16 AM »
The longicorn beetle left next to the kabaya beetle I've never encountered . Do you know the manufacturer?

the large black one to the left (our left, looking towards them)? If so, that's an AAA model that clearly seems to be modeled after Cerambyx, possibly C. cedo.

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« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2016, 10:23:49 AM »

the large black one to the left (our left, looking towards them)? If so, that's an AAA model that clearly seems to be modeled after Cerambyx, possibly C. cedo.

Yep! quess that is as rare as the banjo beetle? Agaian nice to see this part of your collection! Planning to make photo's of mine to next week.
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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #35 on: December 27, 2016, 12:22:59 AM »
Some more pics since I have moved and unpacked. Again this is not all of my collection, just the best figures and most taxomically-diverse figures from major brands.

Protozoa/Plankton, Annelida, Platyhelminthes, Tardigrada, Onychophora, and extinct marine arthropods:





Xiphosura and arachnids, minus the spiders:





Spiders and myriapods:









more over the next day(s)...


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« Reply #36 on: December 27, 2016, 02:50:18 AM »
Let's do Lepidoptera tonight too. Due to space considerations, these shelves do not include TM, Safari TOOB and Collectors Case, and K&M tube figures. So, a lot of taxa in my collection are not necessarily shown in these pics. The recent Franklin Mint figurines really spice it up! Also, if you are wondering why there is a large space in one of the pics, I have already reserved that spot for the big Kaiyodo caterpillar coming out in May  ::)

It looks busy but I am happy with it:












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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #37 on: December 27, 2016, 04:06:05 PM »
Bmathison, the presentation of your collection is museum quality.
I appreciate the wonderful biodiversity.

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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #38 on: December 27, 2016, 09:17:13 PM »
Bmathison, the presentation of your collection is museum quality.
I appreciate the wonderful biodiversity.

thank you stemturtle for the kind words!

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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #39 on: December 28, 2016, 05:09:49 AM »
Time for the crustaceans. I am thinking of moving the extinct crustaceans that are with the extinct arthropods and moving them up here where they belong taxonomically :)