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Games / Re: Name that critter
« on: March 17, 2013, 07:08:18 PM »
Yellow-casqued Hornbill?
Correct! ^-^

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Games / Re: Name that critter
« on: March 16, 2013, 07:27:46 PM »
Is it some sort of hornbill?
It is. :)

Silver Cheek Hornbill to be Specific?
It is not. :)

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Games / Re: Name that critter
« on: March 15, 2013, 09:15:36 PM »
Is that the Pink Swimming Sea Cucumber (aka: Headless-chicken-fish :o), Enypniastes eximia?
Hehe, yes, congrats! :) I was even close to give a little hint - that there is already a Kaiyodo figure of it. Is "Headless-chicken-fish" a vernacular name that's been used previously or have you just coined it? ;D
I actually found that name on Wikipedia: "When Oceaneering ROV pilots saw and photographed the creature at 2500m depth they named it “The Headless Chicken Fish.”"  A somewhat apt description I think. ^-^

Here's my new animal:

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Animal toy lines / Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
« on: March 15, 2013, 08:47:36 PM »
A comparison shot between the two version of the Calotes.



I also updated the list with a few mammals I had missed. :)

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AAA / "Lizard" Version 2 (AAA)
« on: March 15, 2013, 08:39:49 PM »
This is a review of the alternate version of AAA's "Lizard", with represents a species in the genus Calotes.  Like most AAA reptiles, the figure is life-sized and cast from a real taxidermy specimen.  It is a little over 30 cm in total length.
The striped coloration of this figure is also seen in some version 1 figures.  I'm unaware if the naturalistic color scheme of some version 1 figures is also available in this version 2 figure.

To see version 1 of this figure, and for some discussion on its species identity, go here:
http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,235.0.html






And now a comparison between versions 1 and 2.



Apart from the position of the head and back left foot, the two are nearly identical.  I wonder if they were actually cast from the same specimen that was just repositioned for version 2? ???

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Games / Re: Name that critter
« on: March 14, 2013, 06:24:51 PM »
Is that the Pink Swimming Sea Cucumber (aka: Headless-chicken-fish :o), Enypniastes eximia?

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Other/Miscellaneous / Re: Common Torpedo (Nayab)
« on: March 11, 2013, 05:58:22 PM »
Very nice find! I got this figure from an Ebay seller a few weeks ago. It's a really good figure for a really low price.  It's produced by Nayab as part of their Deep Sea World series. Mine was sold with a Scalloped Hammerhead Shark and Moray Eel as a set and was released by a company called Lontic. They also have released Nayab's Arctic and Antarctic Aniamals series.

This figure can be seen in the set in the upper left corner of the page here:
http://www.nayab.com.hk/Products.php?currDir=./Animal_Kingdom/New_Items&pageType=image&image=16.jpg&startFrom=1
Thanks for sharing Sphyrna18! :)  I'll update the thread with this info.

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Very impressive figure!!! :o  The detail is really stunning!

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Animal groups / Re: Chondricthyans
« on: March 11, 2013, 12:33:10 AM »
Very nice figure. It is very big? :)
It's fairly small, about 8 cm. :)

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Other/Miscellaneous / Re: Common Torpedo (Unknown)
« on: March 11, 2013, 12:31:45 AM »
Thanks everyone! :D

I'm amused that they took the time to label it, and did a pretty good job overall, then didn't sculpt a mouth or gills. I can't tell from the photos--are the spiracles and eyes clearly sculpted?
The spiracles are nicely sculpted, but bulge outward more like eyes.  The eyes below them are more subtle, basically just slightly raised vertical ovals.

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Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« on: March 11, 2013, 12:24:53 AM »
hi Varanus. that penguin is made by Nayab but marketed by other companies under Lian Huat Hang Ltd and Lontic brands.
Good to know! :)  The penguin and tropedo ray have the same labeling on the bottom and seem to be made out of the same type of plastic, so is it made by Nayab too?

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Games / Re: Name that critter
« on: March 09, 2013, 05:10:04 PM »
Yay, that would be a subadult Alligator Salamander, Aneides lugubris! :)
Correct!

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Games / Re: Name that critter
« on: March 09, 2013, 01:46:03 AM »
Here's a new one:  :)

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Other/Miscellaneous / Common Torpedo (Nayab)
« on: March 09, 2013, 01:39:27 AM »
This is review of the "Electricray" (Common Torpedo, Torpedo torpedo) made by Nayab as a part of their Deep Sea World series (see Sphyrna18's comment).  The figure is made of hard plastic and is about 8 cm long, about 1:25 scale.  It is fairly accurate, although the dorsal and pelvic fins seem a little too large and the underside is missing gills and apparently a mouth.







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Animal groups / Re: Chondricthyans
« on: March 09, 2013, 01:29:43 AM »
Common Torpedo by an unknown company.

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Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« on: March 09, 2013, 01:26:53 AM »
That looks like a cool book Sauroid! :)

Here are my latest acquisitions:  a different version of the AAA Calote and an Electricray and Emperor Penguin by an unknown company. ^-^

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Cool figure! :)  I've never seen a Bullfrog that bright green though, prehaps it's colored like a juvenile.

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Games / Re: Name that critter
« on: March 06, 2013, 06:23:15 AM »
Is it a Golden Palm Civet (Paradoxurus zeylonensis)?

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AAA / Re: "Tegus" (Tegu, AAA)
« on: March 01, 2013, 12:59:04 AM »
Very cool replica!  Based on the scale pattern of the head, I believe it's a Columbian Black Tegu (aka Golden Tegu), based primarily on the single loreal scale. :)



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