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KAIYODO 'Natural Monuments of Japan'
« on: December 19, 2012, 10:23:09 PM »
Sorry for transferring and re-using a thread from DTF V.1, but I thought it would make sense here.
I admit: I am too lazy to take new pictures of all the figures (even though I know I could do better today) and prefer to copy & paste.
Sorry to the ones that have seen these before and get bored & Hello to the ones for whom this might be new and interesting.




A series of 50 different figures (+ 3 specials as far as I know) of species that are characteristic for Japan.


 ^-^  Natural Monuments of Japan - made by KAIYODO 2002 - 2003

These are small figurines, consisting of 1 - 5 parts that have to be put together, slightly larger than the average KAIYODO 'Animatales' figures.

Each figure came with a trading card and a book with lots of photos and information about the species.

Here are figures 1 - 10:


No.1  Felis (Prionailurus) iriomotensis - Iriomote Cat


No.2  Nipponia nippon - Japanese Crested Ibis


No.3  Pentalagus furnessi - Amami (Ryukyu) Rabbit


No.4  Ketupa blakistoni blakistoni - Blakiston's Fish-owl


No.5  Dugong dugon - Dugong


No.6  Lagopus mutus - Rock Ptarmigan


No.7  Capricornis crispus - Japanese Serow


No.8  Rhacophorus arboreus


No.9  Cheirotonus jambar - Yanbaru long-armed scarab beetle


No.10  Cambaroides japonicus - Zarigani

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Re: KAIYODO 'Natural Monuments of Japan'
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 10:27:30 PM »
 :)  Figures 11 - 20:


No.11  Glirulus japonicus - Japanese Dormouse


No.12  Cistoclemmys flavomarginata - Chinese Box Turtle


No.13  Canis lupus familiaris - Domestic Dog 'Akita Inu'


No.14  Garrulus lidthi - Lidth's Jay


No.15  Cervus nippon - Sika Deer


No.16  Boninthemis insularis


No.17  Martes melampus tsuensis - Japanese Marten


No.18  Dryocopus martius - Black Woodpecker


No.19  Pteropus dasymallus - Ryukyu Flying Fox


No.20  Gallirallus okinawae - Okinawa Rail

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Re: KAIYODO 'Natural Monuments of Japan'
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2012, 11:08:26 PM »
 :)  Figures 21 - 30:


No.21  Macaca fuscata - Japanese Macaque


No.22  Ciconia boyciana - Oriental Stork


No.23  Equus caballus - Horse


No.24  Nyctereutes procyonoides - Raccoon Dog


No.25  Cygnus cygnus - Whooper Swan


No.26  Pagrus major - Red Sea Bream


No.27  Grus japonensis - Red-crowned Crane


No.28  Gallus gallus var. domesticus - Silver Phoenix Rooster


No.29  Aquila chrysaetos - Golden Eagle


No.30  Elaphe climacophora - Japanese Rat Snake

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Re: KAIYODO 'Natural Monuments of Japan'
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 11:14:17 PM »
 ^-^  Figures 31 - 40:


No.31  Tanakia tanago - Tokyo Bitterling


No.32  Eumeces kishinouyei - Kishinoue's Giant Skink


No.33  Tokudaia osimensis - Ryukyu Spiny Rat


No.34  Tachypleus tridentatus - Asian Horseshoe Crab


No.35  Andrias japonicus - Japanese Giant Salamander     go here to see more pics


No.36  Grus monacha - Hooded Crane


No.37  Parnassius eversmanni - Eversmann's Parnassian


No.38  Caretta caretta - Loggerhead Sea Turtle


No.39  Diomedea albatrus - Short-tailed Albatross

 
No.40  Watasenia scintillans - Sparkling Enope Squid

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Re: KAIYODO 'Natural Monuments of Japan'
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2012, 11:18:00 PM »
 :D  and finally ... Figures 41 - 50:


No.41  Euterpnosia chibensis chibensis


No.42  Coenobita purpureus - Purple Land Hermit Crab


No.43  Shijimia moorei - Moore's Cupid


No.44  Apalopteron familiare - Bonin White-eye


No.45  Luciola cruciata - Japanese Aquatic Firefly


No.46  Haliaeetus pelagicus - Steller's Sea Eagle


No.47  Canis lupus familiaris - Domestic Dog 'Kai Inu'


No.48  Buergeria buergeri - Kajika Frog


No.49  Lutra lutra - Common Otter


No.50  Geoemyda japonica - Ryukyu Black-breasted Leaf Turtle

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Re: KAIYODO 'Natural Monuments of Japan'
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2012, 11:56:51 PM »
Ah, finally! :) I was hoping you'd bring this thread again over here. I remember how excited you were about getting the collection. It is an awesome set, the quality is generally better than the Animatales. Too bad I only have very few of them (hehe, most of them I've got from you). I believe a complete set is quite a rare sight out of Japan.


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Re: KAIYODO 'Natural Monuments of Japan'
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2012, 03:05:51 AM »
Amazing collection of figures. Kaiyodo is a wondeful company and they have done amazing figures of dinosaurs and animals, and this serie is incredible. Fishes have a lot details ane they are alive  ^-^.
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Re: KAIYODO 'Natural Monuments of Japan'
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2012, 09:23:40 AM »
They are amazing! How lucky You are to have complete collection! :D I have few of these figures and absolutely adore them  ^-^

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Re: KAIYODO 'Natural Monuments of Japan'
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2012, 01:10:27 PM »
My girlfriend love the Steller sea eagle  ^-^.
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Re: KAIYODO 'Natural Monuments of Japan'
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2012, 02:07:09 PM »
 :) Thanks for the comments.
                   Yes - I do consider me VERY lucky!



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Re: KAIYODO 'Natural Monuments of Japan'
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2013, 11:22:24 PM »
I love this series to bits, and I have a few of them myself too :3 Shame that you seem to be missing the honshu/hokkaido wolves...but they seem to be extremely rare anyway. I've only seen them...once in jauce.com and they were rather expensive back then.
But still, the collection is impressive as it is. I'd die to get that eagle for myself...

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Re: KAIYODO 'Natural Monuments of Japan'
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2013, 01:35:53 PM »
Woah - thank you for putting this thread together: it's great seeing all the 'Natural Monuments of Japan' figures together.
And a very hearty congratulations for owning the whole collection! I am sure that there are many forum members who are envious of at least one of these models (myself included!  :-[ ).

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Re: KAIYODO 'Natural Monuments of Japan'
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2013, 07:10:11 PM »
 :) Thanks for the comment, Battatitan!

Shame that you seem to be missing the honshu/hokkaido wolves...but they seem to be extremely rare anyway. I've only seen them...once in jauce.com and they were rather expensive back then.

It only seemed so ;D, although I'm missing the third (white) colour scheme.
Here are the 2 other versions:

Canis lupus hodophilax - Honshū Wolf


                                       


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Re: KAIYODO 'Natural Monuments of Japan'
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2013, 03:09:09 PM »
Wow, that's probably one of the most beautiful wolf figures I've seen  8) And again, all this line by Kayiodo is absolutely AMAZING  :))

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« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2013, 04:52:25 PM »
I agree Ana  :)) Very nice wolves. They also relly compliment each other, despite the similar poses. :D

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« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2013, 07:20:59 PM »
Nice series and collection. I have a few, but it's great to see them all :)

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Re: KAIYODO 'Natural Monuments of Japan'
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2013, 09:36:34 PM »
 :) Thanks, OkapiBokiy!

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Re: KAIYODO 'Natural Monuments of Japan'
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2013, 10:00:29 PM »

 :) Thanks for the comment, Battatitan!

Shame that you seem to be missing the honshu/hokkaido wolves...but they seem to be extremely rare anyway. I've only seen them...once in jauce.com and they were rather expensive back then.

It only seemed so ;D, although I'm missing the third (white) colour scheme.
Here are the 2 other versions:

Canis lupus hodophilax - Honshū Wolf


                                       



This wolf is my last wanted from this serie- congrats for you  :)

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Re: KAIYODO 'Natural Monuments of Japan'
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2013, 11:57:17 PM »
Pour wolfs......... :-[
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Re: KAIYODO 'Natural Monuments of Japan'
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2013, 05:29:31 PM »
Incredible collection! I'm after the Raccoon Dog. Might anyone know of a source for them? I cannot find it in the US.
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