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Odontoceti (Toothed whales)!
« on: May 26, 2016, 08:42:34 PM »
Odontoceti include sperm whales, beaked whales, dolphins and porpoises. Let's see your toothed whales!

Here are mine:



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-Schleich 2016 Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus)
- CollectA Pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus)
- CollectA Pygmy Sperm Whale (Kogia breviceps)
- CollectA Pacific white sided Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)
- Schleich old Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
- Maia and Borges Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis)
- Safari ltd Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas)
- Schleich Orca (Orcinus orca)
- Bullyland Orca (Orcinus orca)


Safari Beluga


Maia and Borges Common dolphin... Is a lot more yellow than in this picture
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Re: Odontoceti (Toothed whales)!
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2016, 03:34:17 AM »
Ah, my favorite group of cetaceans, I have lots of them but I will put pictures up later because my phone can't post pictures, but I will be getting a new laptop soon.
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Re: Odontoceti (Toothed whales)!
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2016, 06:28:32 PM »
Hi everyone, this is my first post on the forum and I hope I am not just breaking some internal rule or habit.

I began collecting some toy animals with my son who is 7yo as a way to prevent him getting too much into videogames and the like, and now it is getting a more interesting and stimulating thing, for both of us.

The question is: my son got in love with the pseudorca crassidens aka false killer whale, and asked me if I could find a model of it, but as i browsed the catalogues of the three main producers that are easily available in my area (Milan, Italy) Schleich, Papo and Collecta, I found nothing, and nothing searching the database of this forum.

Anyone can help me? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Odontoceti (Toothed whales)!
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2016, 09:17:54 AM »
as far as i know, it hasnt been made into a figure/model yet. let's wait for the others to reply.


and, welcome to the forum! :)
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Re: Odontoceti (Toothed whales)!
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2016, 06:09:03 AM »
Isnt' "false killer whale" just another name for "pilot whale"? If so, Safari and Collecta both have one.



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Re: Odontoceti (Toothed whales)!
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2016, 04:38:20 PM »
The false killer whale is actually a species of pilot whale (as are true orca depending on who you ask).
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2016, 08:02:11 PM »
Here are mine.


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Re: Odontoceti (Toothed whales)!
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2016, 06:22:45 PM »
Hi everyone, this is my first post on the forum and I hope I am not just breaking some internal rule or habit.

I began collecting some toy animals with my son who is 7yo as a way to prevent him getting too much into videogames and the like, and now it is getting a more interesting and stimulating thing, for both of us.

The question is: my son got in love with the pseudorca crassidens aka false killer whale, and asked me if I could find a model of it, but as i browsed the catalogues of the three main producers that are easily available in my area (Milan, Italy) Schleich, Papo and Collecta, I found nothing, and nothing searching the database of this forum.

Anyone can help me? Thanks in advance.

Welcome to the Forum!  While False Killer Whales are very similar in appearance to pilot whales, pilot whale figures won't really substitute for a false killer whale figure.  So right now, there aren't any false killer whale figures available, but it's possible that one could be made in the future.

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Re: Odontoceti (Toothed whales)!
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2016, 08:31:24 PM »
I don't even think Kaiyodo's done one. You could fairly easily customize a pilot whale into a false killer whale, just as simple as filing down the dorsal and changing the markings on the underside.
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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2016, 01:28:00 AM »
Thanks everyone for the many answers, I am really pleased for the welcome and the many hints.

As far as I know - I am a rookie of toy animal replicas as well as of animal taxonomy - the Pilot Wale and the False Killer Whale are not the same genus (Globicephala and Pseudorca), then they are not the same species (Globicephala macrorhynchus and Globicephala melas, the two species of Pilot Whales, and Pseudorca crassidens, the False Killer Whale).

At first sight they look very similar though, since they are the same family (Delphinidae), but the differences in the shape grow as you pass from the general outlook (same colour, same dimension, same general profile) to the shape of the head (more rounded the Pilot), of the mouth (shorter and more curvy the Pilot) and the teeth (bigger and more prominent the False Killer Whale).

Anyway I would like to educate my son to get the differences between one animal and the other, and not to mess up different species just because they look similar, so I would have preferred ti find out a nice authentic Pseudorcs model. Maybe I'll write a line to Collecta or Papo...

Very interesting the idea to modify a model of a different species to get the result, I had never thought of this possibility, and find it funny and stimulating, for both me and my son. Thanks stargatedalek.



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Re: Odontoceti (Toothed whales)!
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2016, 08:37:10 PM »
Hi everyone, this is my first post on the forum and I hope I am not just breaking some internal rule or habit.

I began collecting some toy animals with my son who is 7yo as a way to prevent him getting too much into videogames and the like, and now it is getting a more interesting and stimulating thing, for both of us.

The question is: my son got in love with the pseudorca crassidens aka false killer whale, and asked me if I could find a model of it, but as i browsed the catalogues of the three main producers that are easily available in my area (Milan, Italy) Schleich, Papo and Collecta, I found nothing, and nothing searching the database of this forum.

Anyone can help me? Thanks in advance.

I am a specie collector and have also a lot of whales and dolphins. The only model of a false killer whale that i know is a very expensive Resin figurine (i think it was more than 300$)  from Japan. The name of the brand is Kaiyoukoubou. You find him on ebay.com
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« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2016, 09:20:01 PM »
Thank you so much widukind! Unfortunately a resin model is not the right thing for my son, who is 7yo and likes to play with its little animals, and the price is too high, actually.

Anyway I'll give a look, maybe if my son's passion will become something more important than a funny and educative game, in the future we'll consider such beautiful items.

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« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2016, 11:02:05 AM »
Thank you so much widukind! Unfortunately a resin model is not the right thing for my son, who is 7yo and likes to play with its little animals, and the price is too high, actually.

Anyway I'll give a look, maybe if my son's passion will become something more important than a funny and educative game, in the future we'll consider such beautiful items.

I understand, that are the reasons too why i dont have it. I also prefer the toy replicas. I am a specie collector and have a lot of species by a lot of brands. But i dont know a false killer whale as toy figurine, at the moment. There are any interesting whale species and i think i have the most, or better that i know. So if your son want a other specie, i think i could tell you if it exists or not. I know a friend who sale any different whales, so also a northern humpback dolphin and a risso dolphin. These figurines are hard to find and from the northern humpback dolhin the only figurine that exists. From the Risso exists 2 different figurines, one rare and expensive model by Kaiyodo and the Happy Kin.

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Re: Odontoceti (Toothed whales)!
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2016, 03:12:59 PM »
While I don't know of any plastic figure representing Pseudorca crassidens either, Looking at the PlayVisions "Pilot Whale" that figure obviously doesn't look like a Pilot Whale at all. While still not representing P. crassidens it may well be interpreted as representing the Pygmy Killer Whale, Feresa attenuata. However, it's not exactly what you were looking for and it's also a tiny figure, 71 mm.

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« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2016, 06:56:36 PM »
Got this guy for Christmas!
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« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2016, 02:05:13 AM »
Hi AcroSauroTaurus, I am refreshing the focus on odontoceti (and actually on all cetaceans) just in these days, and realized that ziphiidae are the only family that I completely miss in the collection. The only one I know is this beautiful figure from Collecta, and it is the next on the list.

I always considered it a great achievement for Collecta, but as I see it from your pic, the white spots on the back of the animal look way more neat and flat than in the official pic on the Collecta site. They don't look that much similar to real Blaiville's colour pattern, what do you think?

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« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2016, 03:04:52 AM »
I always considered it a great achievement for Collecta, but as I see it from your pic, the white spots on the back of the animal look way more neat and flat than in the official pic on the Collecta site. They don't look that much similar to real Blaiville's colour pattern, what do you think?
I don't have ti in hand, but from what I've seen they all seem to have the same spots. I'd recommend a light brushing of grey to blend them better and break up their solid white.
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« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2016, 04:24:42 AM »
Yes, it sounds like the right thing to do, but... how do I do such a brushing, without coming up with a horribly ruined model by improper painting?

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« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2016, 04:47:45 AM »
Some questions about producers making species:

Is there someone making a Phocoenidae species and a Pigmy Right Whale (Neobalaenidae)?

Someone out of Collecta making a Ziphiidae, Kogiidae, Platanistidae?

Someone out of Safari doing a Right Whale (Balaenidae) and a Grey Whale (Eschrichtidae)?

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« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2016, 06:26:18 AM »
Hi AcroSauroTaurus, I am refreshing the focus on odontoceti (and actually on all cetaceans) just in these days, and realized that ziphiidae are the only family that I completely miss in the collection. The only one I know is this beautiful figure from Collecta, and it is the next on the list.

I always considered it a great achievement for Collecta, but as I see it from your pic, the white spots on the back of the animal look way more neat and flat than in the official pic on the Collecta site. They don't look that much similar to real Blaiville's colour pattern, what do you think?

It depends on the individual, but most have the big white spots, example:

Overall, it is a really good figure of a never before made species, a must have for cetacean collectors.

As for other beaked whale figures, theres the Strap-toothed Beaked Whale by Lontic/Nayab.

Some questions about producers making species:

Is there someone making a Phocoenidae species and a Pigmy Right Whale (Neobalaenidae)?

Someone out of Collecta making a Ziphiidae, Kogiidae, Platanistidae?

Someone out of Safari doing a Right Whale (Balaenidae) and a Grey Whale (Eschrichtidae)?

Schleich has a Northern Right Whale, as do Lontic/Nayab.  the Colorata North Pacific Right Whale, AAA Northern Right Whale, PlayVisions Bowhead Whale, Kaiyodo Red Data Bowhead, Maia and Borges Northern Right Whale, and the CollectA Bowhead. As for Grey Whales, theres the Collorata Grey Whale, the now retired, but beautiful Schleich Grey Whale.
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