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New for 2018 / Re: Ikimon new for 2018
« on: October 20, 2017, 06:30:37 PM »

It would also be nice if they would stop with the straps/ball&chains/magnet gimmicks. The figures are top quality (I have their newts, and a couple of the deep sea fish) but taking out an unwanted strap leaves an odd hole (and the material they are made from isn't really conducive to a fill-and-paint)

I fully agree!

New for 2018 / Re: Ikimon new for 2018
« on: October 19, 2017, 10:14:15 PM »
I just spent a little while looking through the photos on their web site. Really beautiful stuff! I wish they'd turn their talents toward the prehistoric. They could rival Kaiyodo.

Yes they are really good modelmakers. Wish they would make more beetles (form other than Lamellicornia would be really great!!)

New for 2018 / Ikimon new for 2018
« on: October 18, 2017, 08:52:40 AM »
Februari 2018 release. From the Ikimon Twitterfeed.

New for 2017 / Re: Ikimon Co. - Nature Techni Colour - New for 2017
« on: October 18, 2017, 08:42:45 AM »
I think 2017 (because of the display picture) but may be 2018. From the Ikimon Twitterfeed.

Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« on: October 15, 2017, 08:55:08 AM »
If there are any extras both of you already have don't rule me out either! Especially anything in 1:1 scale.

Those fantasy beetles are really neat, I love the consistency of the fictional traits between them, makes them that little bit more real feeling.

There is a good Ebay-seller that sells some of them cheap with no shipping costs. Type on Ebay Yujin insects and go to the last page ;-)

I will let you know about the doubles. There are some Deagostini ones, but without acrylic box. and more.

CollectA / Re: Horse Collection
« on: October 14, 2017, 11:59:19 PM »
Hello! I have a HUGE Schleich horse collection, but recently, I've noticed that their horses have gone down in quality and number. So now I'm searching for high quality horse figurines. I looked at the CollectA website. To me, the horses appear of lower quality than Schleich. Does any one know where I could go to a store to take a look at them or some other company I might like? Thanks!
-Erin  :)

Hello Erin, Papo makes some horses.

Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« on: October 14, 2017, 11:08:51 PM »
Some years ago I won a lot of 1.000 beetle figures. That was a great deal. With loads of interesting models new to me. So when I won this lot expectations were a little high.

It was a bit disappointing though. On pics I had seen some details of figurines I really like. But a hugh bunch was broken and/or incomplete. But many doubles for me so Blaine brace yourself ;-). There is some interesting stuff for you, I think.

Not all sad news. A few figures interesting for me were there, also the stands of all Colorata beetles were there (not all the beetles) and that makes my sets complete.

Here are some highlights for me:

The stag beetle Hexarthrius mandibularis from Sega big beetle series (not the DX series from SEGA).

This was luck! I thought I had the small SEGA beetles series complete (I will do a post on them). But amongst the very few small sega beetles in this bunch came the one on the right; Cyclomatus metallifer. The C. elaphus I allready had. At first I thought it was a colour variation, but it is a different mold. And lucky for me this one was in one piece!

Also a nice suprise; Prosopocoilus inclinatus from a series that is extremely hard to find. The whole set includes. 1) P. inclinatus, 2) Lucanus maculifemoratus, 3) Dorcus hopei binodulosus, 4) Allomyrina dichotoma, 5) a huge  larvae og D. binodulosus. The last one a holy grail for me. All have nagnets. And having seen this ones extreme realism, I am going to hunt them down some more ;-).

The Takara Asian hornet.

Some tiny flies.

These are from a weird set Yujin made with fantasy insects. Their really cool though. I normally only collect realistic beetles, and some other arthropods, but an exception for these buggers.

And this big wooden Dorcus palawanicus, which moves it's jaws while rolling ;-)

Other/Miscellaneous / Re: Insect Magnets (Rement)
« on: October 04, 2017, 10:14:27 PM »
Nice! Please tell me you have an extra for me ;-)

I will check, I am expecting a big lot of beetles from Japan, it may be in there. Then it's yours ;-)

Yujin / Re: Insects of Japan Vol. 1 (Yujin)
« on: October 04, 2017, 09:31:26 PM »
Thanks Marcel; I hadn't realized they were different genders! Was that a secret? A later re-release? It was not part of the original set. By the way, the numbering of the figures in these sets is confusing and I do not think consistent...

It was included in this collection box. This box (also the lobster and crab ones had an other species blue swimming crab) had it as a extra model with booklet but not as a 'secret'.
These are re-releases called 'renewed and revised' versions.

also in this one:

Yujin / Re: Insects of Japan Vol. 1 (Yujin)
« on: October 04, 2017, 02:17:27 PM »
There is one model that belongs to this series that was released. Also colour morhps of the weevil, the cicade and of some dragonflies of the other series, which I will add later.

13. Golden-ringed dragonfly, Anotogaster sieboldii (male).

folded legs under body.

The different tails, above male, under female.

Other/Miscellaneous / Re: Insect Magnets (Rement)
« on: October 04, 2017, 02:09:14 PM »
This is the secret D. hercules.

Cheirotonus jambar is endemic to the northern part of Okinawa Island in the Ryukyu Islands (Nansei-shoto), Japan. Cheirotonus jambar lives as one small population on Okinawa Island in the Ryukyu Islands of Japan. Although protected it faces many threads, the main being ongoing deforestation. More information (with a quite depressing outlook for the beetle) on

This is the model made by Colorata for their 2017 'Nature's library, Janbaru Creatures' release. It makes a nice addition on its base.

Next to the two Kaiyodo ones. The detail in the Kaiyodo ones is far superior to the rougher molding and little messy painting of the colorata beetle.

Other/Miscellaneous / Re: European Kingfisher (Vienna Bronze)
« on: September 20, 2017, 10:40:43 PM »
Very nice piece!!

Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« on: September 18, 2017, 08:12:32 PM »

New Members / Re: New member pls notice me.
« on: September 18, 2017, 08:08:50 PM »
Welcome to the forum!

New for 2018 / Re: Kaiyodo - New for 2018
« on: August 30, 2017, 12:19:49 PM »
I wonder... has Kaiyodo stopped making CapsuleQ animal sets. Seems a poor year, especially arthropodwise.

New for 2018 / Re: Kaiyodo - New for 2018
« on: August 30, 2017, 12:18:07 PM »
Although not in my collecting corner, these look really good!!

Forum business / Re: Forum changes
« on: August 26, 2017, 08:06:28 PM »
A SEGA/ Bandai section would be great, I have loads of them. No suprise...mainly beetles.

Other/Miscellaneous / Re: Creatures of the Waterside (F-toys)
« on: August 19, 2017, 07:13:02 PM »
Thanks! really looking for the Laccotrephes japonensis and the Ranatra chinensis. If you ever get doubles ;-)....

Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« on: August 05, 2017, 10:56:26 AM »
Hexarthrius mixupoda   ;D

Yes be careful I had to glue mine (same mold from older series, this series came with a line drawing card with also had the legs mixed up).

From the older F-toys beetle series (the bigger scale 1:1 models), Dorcus palawanicus, and Dorcus titanus also had their legs mixed up. But these were a little bit easier to change.

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