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Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour
« on: March 16, 2014, 12:00:39 AM »
A thread for the gorgeous Japanese capsule figures from the Nature Techni Colour series by Kitan Club.

We will certainly see lots of photos here and I may contribute some, too. :) But for the moment...


A few weeks ago I bought several Japanese gashapon figure sets and one was the Kitan Club Horned Frogs set (beware, the set I bought does not contain figures but mini purses with horned frogs printed on them instead, a photo is here). I never really looked at them until yesterday when I found the flyer I scanned above which was included with each of the pamphlets for the mini purses. Has anybody ever seen this Kitan Club Giant Squid? Is it a Museum exclusive or an Expo figure (the date 2013-04-30 - 2014-04-30 seems to indicate that)? Pretty big, too! 8)

So feel free to post photos of your Kitan Club figures! :)



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Re: Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2014, 01:50:55 PM »
That flyer also came with the Ogasawara figures. I thought it was kind of a secret for that set and could be ordered by mail (just a theory).
By that time I was more interested in the Kaiyodo museum model (which we missed as you know) and forgot about this one.

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Re: Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2014, 09:16:22 PM »

  ^-^ Here's the 2014 Nankyoku set:




01 - Emperor Penguin



02 - Emperor Penguin children



03 - Adelie Penguin



04 - Rockhopper Penguin



05 - Killer Whale   (I'd prefer the term Orca)



06 - Leopard Seal



07 - South Polar Skua


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Re: Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2014, 11:17:51 PM »
the skua is a nice one; is that an 'original' figure (i.e., is that the first of its species made?)

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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2014, 05:05:00 PM »
A unbelievable nice set!! Big congratulations :)



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Re: Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2014, 09:03:42 AM »
Congrats, such a wonderful set, Helge! :) The secret figure is a group of Emperor Penguins, but they are apparently a good deal smaller than the regular figure. My favourite is the Leopard Seal. 8)
the skua is a nice one; is that an 'original' figure (i.e., is that the first of its species made?)
The same species (Stercorarius or Catharacta maccormicki) was also part of the Lontic/Nayab Antarctic playsets:

...but the quality (and colouration) is of course not comparable with Kitan Club.

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Re: Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2014, 02:23:27 PM »
Not sure how long this link will be valid but here is a new set for Kitan Club (prob coming out in early 2015); the next in the Nature of Japan series

http://page13.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r121847610#enlargeimg

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Re: Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2014, 02:42:09 PM »
Not sure how long this link will be valid but here is a new set for Kitan Club (prob coming out in early 2015); the next in the Nature of Japan series

http://page13.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r121847610#enlargeimg
Nice, thanks for showing, Blaine! :) The auction has ended on Dec. 10th but google translator said it's a preorder scheduled for March - so I think this will be more or less the release date, then? :)

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Re: Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2014, 03:17:39 PM »
Not sure how long this link will be valid but here is a new set for Kitan Club (prob coming out in early 2015); the next in the Nature of Japan series

http://page13.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r121847610#enlargeimg
Nice, thanks for showing, Blaine! :) The auction has ended on Dec. 10th but google translator said it's a preorder scheduled for March - so I think this will be more or less the release date, then? :)

Sounds good; I already ordered the beetle, crab, and flowers through Brett (I will use the flowers as a display base for one of my critters, maybe a mantid or butterfly)

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Re: Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2014, 03:44:39 PM »

 :D Hurra! Finally - the next Nature of Japan set. I'm a big fan of this series and each complete set is a must-have to me.


Sounds good; I already ordered the beetle, crab, and flowers through Brett (I will use the flowers as a display base for one of my critters, maybe a mantid or butterfly)

Aren't these cherry blossoms?



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Re: Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2014, 04:30:44 PM »
Aren't these cherry blossoms?
They do look like cherry blossoms... hehe, is that the reason why the set is scheduled for March? ;D

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Re: Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2014, 09:58:43 PM »
 I thought I'd better show the picture here before it's gone on yahoo.



 The volcano also has a title next to it here on the pic ^
 Could it be it is also included as a figure :-\ ;D?


 ....... and let us not forget about this upcoming Northern America set ;):



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Re: Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2014, 11:26:18 PM »
Awesome  :o, the sparrow is wonderful  ^-^.
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Re: Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2014, 08:23:58 AM »
they are beautiful.

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« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2015, 10:15:19 AM »

  ^-^  A small set of Japanese Tree frogs sitting on different mushrooms



  Amanita virosa - Destroying angel


  Amanita muscaria - Fly agaric


  Amanita hemibapha - Half-dyed slender caesar


  Amanita pantherina - Panthercap mushroom

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« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2015, 07:12:50 PM »
Wonderful replicas of mushrooms.
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Re: Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2015, 01:48:05 AM »
they are lovely, both the fungi and the frog

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Re: Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2015, 11:03:17 AM »
Those treefrogs look great, and the fungi too! :) I wonder if the fungi can be displayed without the frogs, too, are there any holes in them where the frogs attach?

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Re: Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2015, 09:03:25 PM »
....... I wonder if the fungi can be displayed without the frogs, too, are there any holes in them where the frogs attach?

The frogs and fungi aren't separated.
Only the legs of the climbing one on the far left had to be poked into tiny holes in the fungus stipe.

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Re: Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2016, 01:09:34 PM »

  ^-^  Ikimon presents Clear Streams In Japan




01 - Plecoglossus altivelis altivelis - Ayu



02 - Salvelinus leucomaenis japonicus - Whitespotted char



03 - Oncorhynchus masou masou - Seema



04 - Zacco platypus - Pale chub



05 - Tribolodon hakonensis - Japanese dace