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Re: Chondricthyans
« Reply #80 on: October 13, 2013, 03:13:27 PM »
those Lontic sharks are very interesting. hope to get my hands on them soon.

I'm trying to be patient about set two--the store I can get them at always gets in toys in advance of Christmas, then starts discounting as Christmas gets closer. So I am hoping to get the set for less--but of course lots of other people know the same thing, meaning that by the time the post-Christmas BIG sale comes up, there's almost nothing left.

I wish their dinosaur figures were worth purchasing. But the sharks will do (the back of the box even mentions a torpedo ray! But they don't have it at the store).
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Re: Chondricthyans
« Reply #81 on: November 02, 2013, 11:08:16 PM »


As I said, here again are the Lontic sharks, set 2!

As I suspected, the 6th is of course a Great White shark (in name--it's kind of the most basic of the figures).

The Megamouth shark (to the left) is of course the most unique of the figures--other than a few Japanese figures, I don't think one has ever been made. Reason enough to get this figures (until a surprise that I will mention below).

The mottled one is marked as a Mako Shark (probably a shortfin, judging by the fin). The mottling is a little odd--they are normally blue-ish, but the lines may be meant to indicate the effect of light underwater? I know that there are several images online that shoe this effect on the colour.

The thresher shark is neat (not as nice as the Monterey of course). Species-wise it's tough to say. Not a big eye, and given that commons are greenish and pelagics are blue-ish, likely the latter (if only because of the blue stripe--bigeyes are apparently brown!).

Next is a sawfish. It looks like most (again, good Monterey one out there, plus several Japanese ones, etc). But this one is labelled as a Pointed Sawfish (Anoxypristis) which is a first. Too bad they didn't quite get it right--the edge of the saw should be toothless near the skull. I suppose a quick fix could be made with a good, sharp knife...

And finally, a neat little Angel shark. Good luck on the species of this one--although it is labelled "Squatina" (just like the megamouth is labelled "Megachasma pelagios"). Probably the type species Squatina squatina, but then I don't think these are usually meant to be perfect species representations!

Overall, an excellent little set. I'd like to see them branch out even more, to the deep sea and lesser known sharks, but it's a good start! They might not be on par with Safari, but for the equivalent of $2 each, well worth it!

As someone who, as a kid, loved sharks and would have loved to find even one (I couldn't even find a great white!) it makes me happy to finally have a good selection of them in my shelves... ;D
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Re: Chondricthyans
« Reply #82 on: November 03, 2013, 11:43:32 AM »
Mako shark is my favorite of the set  ^-^.
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Re: Chondricthyans
« Reply #83 on: November 04, 2013, 09:15:42 AM »
A nice new Lontic set, congrats, sbell! :) Despite the colouration the Mako looks very good. I was wondering what could make the sawfish an Anocypristis cuspidata, since the rostrum isn't particularly narrow and the tooth count doesn't match (it seems the figure has 15 pairs). But the tail fin's lower lobe seems to be quite pronounced (can't be sure from that angle, though) which could support that it's a Pointed Sawfish. The thresher shark seems to be a bit generic, A. vulpinus and A. pelagicus would have shorter snouts, A. pelagicus has a smaller first dorsal fin, and A. superciliosus would have bigger eyes. The angel shark is a great addition to the set and looks great! 8)

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Re: Chondricthyans
« Reply #84 on: November 04, 2013, 01:51:05 PM »
A nice new Lontic set, congrats, sbell! :) Despite the colouration the Mako looks very good. I was wondering what could make the sawfish an Anocypristis cuspidata, since the rostrum isn't particularly narrow and the tooth count doesn't match (it seems the figure has 15 pairs). But the tail fin's lower lobe seems to be quite pronounced (can't be sure from that angle, though) which could support that it's a Pointed Sawfish. The thresher shark seems to be a bit generic, A. vulpinus and A. pelagicus would have shorter snouts, A. pelagicus has a smaller first dorsal fin, and A. superciliosus would have bigger eyes. The angel shark is a great addition to the set and looks great! 8)

The sawfish is actually labelled "Pointed Sawfish" because, yeah, otherwise, it wouldn't be the first one to come to mind. I think Lontic often aspires to something greater than what it makes. The store has a few others from them--some of the arctic ones--and it's sort of the same thing, grand ideas of what species to make, but not the greatest actual product. At least they label all of their figures, so you know what they are supposed to be. And I'd give them points for trying!



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Re: Chondricthyans
« Reply #85 on: November 04, 2013, 03:53:26 PM »
Are the Lontic Sharks also sold seperately? I'd like to have the Angel Shark but I'm not interested in the rest.

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Re: Chondricthyans
« Reply #86 on: November 04, 2013, 07:45:07 PM »
Are the Lontic Sharks also sold seperately? I'd like to have the Angel Shark but I'm not interested in the rest.
Nope,  afraid not. Boxed sets only.

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Re: Chondricthyans
« Reply #87 on: November 06, 2013, 02:53:27 AM »
And yet more sharks! Good run these days (although not in stores...) Funny thing, when I was off to purchase the first Lontic set, I explained to my son that if I ever came across a hexanchid shark I would buy it.

Later that evening I came across this set on Jauce:



Which includes Hexanchus. Of course, I found it on ebay a few days later and bought it there--same guy I got the Kaiyodo Ceratopsians from (and free shipping!). There is also a secret figure open-mouth goblin, but I don't pay extra for thing like that (it wasn't offered anyway)

The other 3 are pretty cool as well of course. Another Megamouth, a Frilled Shark (I have a lot of those all of the sudden!) and a close-mouth Goblin shark!

The set is from Takara, and I already have both deep sea fish sets, which included a frilled shark and a close mouth goblin shark (plus, a secret open-mouth goblin).

I expected the sharks to be repeats, but it turns out they are the same poses, but different, smaller sculpts, and the paint is different. Plus, new bases--ball joints at both ends of the peg, so the shark swivels and the base swivels.

But it's really all about the 6-gill shark. I finally have one! Unfortunately, now I need to find room for my new sharks. Space is becoming a bit of a premium...

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Re: Chondricthyans
« Reply #88 on: November 06, 2013, 01:42:13 PM »
Wonderful Takara figures  ^-^.
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Re: Chondricthyans
« Reply #89 on: November 09, 2013, 12:47:26 PM »
Wonderful new Takara set! :) The Six-gilled Shark is awesome but the Megamouth Shark looks great, too! 8)



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Re: Chondricthyans
« Reply #90 on: November 09, 2013, 02:59:01 PM »
Wonderful new Takara set! :) The Six-gilled Shark is awesome but the Megamouth Shark looks great, too! 8)

I thought so too! I think--think--Takara may have made a Megamouth as the secret figure for it's earlier shark set (the one with the sawshark and cookie cutter) but I am not sure. If it was, the figure was likely a little different anyway as they seem to take the time to re-sculpt the figures.

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Re: Chondricthyans
« Reply #91 on: November 14, 2013, 05:08:04 PM »
I'm not sure what that green on is, but it's not a basking shark. Maybe an odd bull shark?

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Re: Chondricthyans
« Reply #92 on: November 14, 2013, 05:26:45 PM »
I'm not sure what that green on is, but it's not a basking shark. Maybe an odd bull shark?
Depends on which green one you mean. The one in this photo (bottom right, beneath the basking shark)? That's a wobbegong. :)

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Re: Chondricthyans
« Reply #93 on: November 14, 2013, 08:23:22 PM »
I'm not sure what that green on is, but it's not a basking shark. Maybe an odd bull shark?
Depends on which green one you mean. The one in this photo (bottom right, beneath the basking shark)? That's a wobbegong. :)

No, the melon shaped one, from page one.

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Re: Chondricthyans
« Reply #94 on: November 15, 2013, 01:57:48 AM »
I'm not sure what that green on is, but it's not a basking shark. Maybe an odd bull shark?
Depends on which green one you mean. The one in this photo (bottom right, beneath the basking shark)? That's a wobbegong. :)

No, the melon shaped one, from page one.

They aren't marked or anything--it almost has the proportions of a roughshark body with little fins. Keep in mind the size (they are in front of mm bars. They are really tiny and meant for bouncy balls, so I'm guessing that they didn't worry about accuracy. But if anyone has a guess that seems to work I'm all for it (bulls are too square at the front, and not nearly so rotund).

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« Reply #95 on: November 15, 2013, 02:09:11 AM »
I'm not sure what that green on is, but it's not a basking shark. Maybe an odd bull shark?
Depends on which green one you mean. The one in this photo (bottom right, beneath the basking shark)? That's a wobbegong. :)

No, the melon shaped one, from page one.

They aren't marked or anything--it almost has the proportions of a roughshark body with little fins. Keep in mind the size (they are in front of mm bars. They are really tiny and meant for bouncy balls, so I'm guessing that they didn't worry about accuracy. But if anyone has a guess that seems to work I'm all for it (bulls are too square at the front, and not nearly so rotund).

True... It's probably just an anonymous shark.  :(

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Re: Chondricthyans
« Reply #96 on: November 15, 2013, 02:27:34 AM »
I'm not sure what that green on is, but it's not a basking shark. Maybe an odd bull shark?
Depends on which green one you mean. The one in this photo (bottom right, beneath the basking shark)? That's a wobbegong. :)

No, the melon shaped one, from page one.

They aren't marked or anything--it almost has the proportions of a roughshark body with little fins. Keep in mind the size (they are in front of mm bars. They are really tiny and meant for bouncy balls, so I'm guessing that they didn't worry about accuracy. But if anyone has a guess that seems to work I'm all for it (bulls are too square at the front, and not nearly so rotund).

True... It's probably just an anonymous shark.  :(

They did take the time to make a great little lantern shark though--there is every chance that it represents some other obscure shark species. Just have to figure out what.

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« Reply #97 on: November 15, 2013, 03:57:55 AM »
Ya.

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« Reply #98 on: November 20, 2013, 06:05:54 PM »
Well, it is time to start a thread fish based thread (you'll see what I did there...)

So I'm going to start from the tiny ones!

These are really small K&M sharks. Some are quite generic, so if anyone has opinions as to the species (or even family) be my guest:
Catshark?


Horn shark?


Some sort of ground/requiem shark?


Goblin shark


Frilled shark


Weird whale shark


Lantern shark


Hammerhead


Blue shark?


Basking shark?


Sand tiger/grey nurse shark?


Mackerel shark?


Oh my god, i never see this before

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« Reply #99 on: April 19, 2014, 05:02:27 PM »
After I brought the lantern shark home (removed from the ball) my son was the one who bought the rest (to be ripped apart). My kids have also torn apart a few turtle and dino balls.
I am clinging to that hope my kids would react similarly when I should find them. (okay, chances aren't that bad maybe)! ;D
Cool K&M sharks! :)  One question though, is it possible that the Frilled Shark could actually be a six/seven-gilled shark?
Oh, that seems like a good suggestion. :) Would make the figure even more interesting since there are several frilled shark  figures around by now.

I realise I have a group photo of (most) of my chondrichthyan figures that I took in April and then forgot to post... well, then... ;D


Some later additions like this years WS Blacktip Reef Shark and the small PV sharks are not in the photo. At the very bottom of the photo are my NekoWorks sharks, all painted. Hmmm, there hasn't been a new Neko release since the Angel Shark, I hope the line isn't retiring... :-\

Have you more informations about that NekoWorks sharks and closer pics please? I newer heared of that