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Animal groups / Re: Plankton and Protozoa
« on: December 16, 2017, 11:43:55 PM »
Awesome, James, congrats! :) I think I didn't have any idea about their size so thanks for showing them together with the Schleich man for comparison! :)

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Other/Miscellaneous / Re: Butterflies of Paradise (Franklin Mint)
« on: December 16, 2017, 11:41:22 PM »
Wonderful! :D Wow, I can imagine when one buys these and waits for shipping... I'd be really worried they might break during shipping! Hmm, is this the first representation of Bhutanitis lidderdalii in figure form we see here?

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I have this tardigrade , two of Tomy Takara deep sea sets (dark and light version of same species) and the Capsule Q one. I wonder what is your fourth species.

the fourth is by Shapeways. Check out Bug of the Day
Wait a minute... Blaine, I thought you had the Agatsuma Entertainment tardigrade, too? :o
Nice to see we have photos back in this walk-around, by the way! 8)

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Wow, congrats, this looks so wonderful! :o 8)

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Animal groups / Re: Lovely Salamanders
« on: December 12, 2017, 01:35:19 PM »
A few weeks ago I was finally able to get one of those big K&M salamanders at a shop in the Zoo in Dortmund, they had two versions, Tiger and Red Salamander, both with the annoying forked tongue. I bought the Tiger Salamander. Wait, it's not shown in this thread? I'll need a photo of mine, soon...

I know I have seen all 3 of the large and the medium; I have put up photos of the two former and three latter that I have. Don't recall the third one--if it is a tiger, that would be kind of neat, since they don't actually show up much as figures!

Well, so I'll just show how mine looks like... not the best representation, obviously, but still:


It differs a lot from the one stemturtle showed in his walk-around here: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1283.0

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Kaiyodo - Bottlecap series / Re: Souvenirs Entomologiques (Kaiyodo)
« on: December 12, 2017, 01:22:59 PM »
Don't remember exactly, but some 20 years ago I had to identify Scarabaeus specimens from the Etosha Pan in Namibia and was using a key by Zur Strassen from (I think) 1963, I'm not sure anymore but I think some Scarabaeus species mentioned in the key were indeed flightless. Considering the species id in this series, I think Fabre mentions Scarabaeus from Egypt (which would indicate S. sacer) but he made his observations in Southern France (where S. typhon occurs).

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Other/Miscellaneous / Re: Dynastes satanas (Sega 2003)
« on: December 12, 2017, 01:12:33 PM »
Ah, wonderful figure! :) While not among the least known species among Dynastinae, it's still a rare sight as a figure. If I recall correctly, D. satanas is also the only beetle species that falls under CITES regulations, this one and a handful of butterflies are the only insects listed.

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Oh, wow, what a superb job you did on this one, Marcel!  :) But the model absolutely deserves it. I think I've seen this kit in listings before and haven't been interested because of the box cover. Who would have thought how accurate and fine it really is! :o 8)

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New for 2018 / Re: Papo - New for 2018
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:46:33 AM »
The bat is really nice!
Yes, I noticed that, too! :) Since Papo is European based, I wonder if the bat is possibly meant to represent the Greater Mouse-eared Bat, Myotis myotis (although the genus Myotis is a huge one and species are not always easy to tell from each other)?

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Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:40:21 AM »
When I will get a double by chance, it's for you!
Aw, many thanks, Marcel! :)

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Kaiyodo - Bottlecap series / Re: Souvenirs Entomologiques (Kaiyodo)
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:22:48 AM »
One of my favourite sets! :) I have the entire set including Jean Henri Fabre. You shouldn't have passed on him, though, not only because he is one of the most influential entomologists ever but also because the figure shows him standing in front of a rearing setup he constructed for breeding Typhaeus typhoeus, so in a sense this is a figure of that species, too.

So for completeness, I'll add two old photos of mine:

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New Members / Re: Hello, Hello, Hello!
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:06:09 AM »
Hey Aleks, (belated) welcome to the Animal Toy Forum! :)

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New Members / Re: New member pls notice me.
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:04:43 AM »
Hey Kangaroosaurus Rex, although you registered half a year ago and I'm obviously too late... welcome to the Animal Toy Forum! :)

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New Members / Re: Bear invation!
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:03:02 AM »
Hey Dutch Bear, I know I'm late but welcome to the Animal Toy Forum! :)

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New Members / Re: I'm here
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:02:07 AM »
Hi CrypticPrism, belated welcome to the Animal Toy Forum! :)

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New Members / Re: Hello everyone!
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:01:12 AM »
Hi Borris, I know, I'm late, but welcome to the Animal Toy Forum! :)

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New Members / Re: Hey
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:00:18 AM »
Sorry to be so late, marina lynn, but hey: welcome to the Animal Toy Forum! :)

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Animal groups / Re: Lovely Salamanders
« on: December 09, 2017, 08:55:04 AM »
PeGe, that's a stupendous collection of salamander figures! 8)
Yesterday, i found the best fire salamander figurine ever on ebay, and someone bid me out,..i didn't even have the chance to find out what brand it was,...Maybe even someone who reads and/or writes here caught it,..argh:D
I was wondering since you have the Safari Ltd Fire Salamander - which figure could be better than that? Unless the listing you've seen was a SOMSO model? But if it was something different... you got me curious about the possibility that there may be another brilliant toy figure of a Fire Salamander.

A few weeks ago I was finally able to get one of those big K&M salamanders at a shop in the Zoo in Dortmund, they had two versions, Tiger and Red Salamander, both with the annoying forked tongue. I bought the Tiger Salamander. Wait, it's not shown in this thread? I'll need a photo of mine, soon...

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Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« on: December 09, 2017, 08:37:17 AM »
Congrats, Blaine and Marcel! :) Ah, too bad I missed those F-Toys Creatures of the Waterside figures when they were available... :'(

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Other/Miscellaneous / Re: Chalcosoma moellenkampi (SEGA big beetles)
« on: December 09, 2017, 08:32:22 AM »
Excellent! :) Yes,  the legs look nicely gracile with sharp details.

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