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BlueKrono's Collections
« on: January 09, 2017, 09:26:52 AM »
I'll start with some of my smaller collections. Some of the larger ones like the snapping turtles, sharks and deep-sea denizens are quite extensive and will take some time to set up and photograph. Also, if you're interested here is a link to my prehistoric collections on the Dinosaur Toy Forum:
http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=4990.0

Osprey collection

Ospreys are my favorite bird. They remind me of my grandfather, who also loved them. Does anyone know if there are any other extant models of them other than this Schleich and Choco Egg one?

Ibis collection

The Japanese one's rough paint job left him with a beak that looks like he just got done starring as the villain in a horror flick.

Neotenic salamander collection

I have numerous other mudpuppy-inspired fishing lures not pictured here (up at the cabin in the tackle box). I also consider Toothless from How to Train your Dragon to be mudpuppy-ish because of his head ornamentation. My Toothless collection is so extensive and some of the pieces so large that it probably wouldn't even fit on my table. Don't know if anyone here would be that interested anyway.

Horned frog collection

Includes two hefty porcelain lawn ornaments. Still does not include the Safari plastic version that inspired it all. If anyone has it and would be willing to part with it, I would pay good money for it.  :D

Basilisk collection

The biped is a variant of the Lizard, one of Spider-Man's choice villains. I've also got every comic this variant has ever appeared in.

Draco lizard collection

May include prehistoric species like Kuehneosaurus. Shh, don't tell... The big ones were a dollar bin find at an enormous flea market in Tennessee. Made the whole trip worth it.

Horned viper collection

Most are same sculpt, some stretchy, some solid. I also have 4 or 5 different versions of Bitis nasicornis in plushie form. Some are actually fairly accurate. I could wrangle them up if anyone would like to see them.

Ratite collection

NO OSTRICHES. No. Get out of here with your ostriches. As many emus as I could find, including a beautiful resin piece from Germany, back center. Not too many cassowaries have been made. Has anyone ever made a rhea? Also includes emu-ish birds like the extinct moas and elephant birds. My personal favorite is the Yowies emuary. As you can see, the lefthand side contains some Diatrymas, or "terror birds". When it comes to flightless bipedal birds I don't discriminate. Except ostriches. No ostriches.

Penguin collection

Kind of a random hodge-podge of toys here, but I generally try to orient my penguin collection toward the genus Pygoscelis (aka "brush-tailed penguins").

Leopard seal collection

What defines a leopard seal for the purposes of my collection? Spotting and darker upper, lighter under. Wait, do you smell something Primeval?

Small bat collection

Everything from cheap Halloween decorations to obscure species by Yowies from the opposite end of the planet.

This guy's my favorite. Grumpy Bat is gonna be the hot meme of 2017.


More to come, including some of the larger collections. Gotta hit the hay now!
« Last Edit: January 09, 2017, 09:31:23 AM by BlueKrono »


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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2017, 10:27:05 PM »
Really cool. I'd be interested in seeing your How to Train your Dragon collection, all I have is the Skrill right now. Another reason I think there should be a Mythical/Fictional Animal Toy Forum. We have one for extinct animals, one for living animals...
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2017, 10:58:27 PM »
That is a very nice collection of yours BlueKrono!
Also I always wanted to know if that glow in the dark mudpuppy or Axolotl is squishy or not.

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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2017, 11:38:01 PM »
That is a very nice collection of yours BlueKrono!
Also I always wanted to know if that glow in the dark mudpuppy or Axolotl is squishy or not.
It's "soft", but firmer than a lot of Incredible Creatures figures (perhaps just because it's solid).
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2017, 12:28:33 AM »
Thanks stargatedalek
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2017, 01:14:35 AM »
Yes, the mudpuppy is semi-flexible but not squishy. It's like the plastic that every other Safari figure is made of.
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2017, 02:18:02 AM »
Ok I was just curious
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2017, 02:47:01 AM »
Fantastic collection BlueKrono  ^-^.
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2017, 11:58:47 AM »
A very nice and interesting collection!! I have a few questions. Could you please share closer pics of the Ratites in the middle behind the Yowies? And what brand is the green /yellow fling lizard? And what brand is the bat in the left corner down (in front of the Yowie) and the bat wiht the base?

Your other osprey is made by Furuta :)

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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2017, 03:46:29 PM »
some very interesting, if not wildly random taxonomic choices, but the figures among them are amazing!



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Re: BlueKrono's Collections
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2017, 10:27:44 AM »
That's a great collection and there are quite some rare figures there (Schleich Osprey! 8) )!
Horned frog collection

Includes two hefty porcelain lawn ornaments. Still does not include the Safari plastic version that inspired it all. If anyone has it and would be willing to part with it, I would pay good money for it.  :D
Are those two frogs left of the Colorata one 3d puzzles? Also, one of them looks like it's either C. aurita or C. cornuta! Oh, and those big ones, I guess these are the lawn ornaments, look actually great, too! :)

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« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2017, 06:45:21 AM »
Brontodocus - I didn't know the Schleich Osprey was rare. I picked it up in a store in a small rural town when I was probably 14 or 15. The lawn ornaments are fun as I think they are the only ones that might surpass the Safari in size. Yes, the two you asked about are indeed 3-D puzzles. I can't recall if they're 4-D Famemaster or some other brand. One of them's missing his two front legs, but I'm sure I'd find them in one of these bins around here if I really put in the effort.

Widukind - I'll try to share some more pictures very soon!
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« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2017, 05:15:02 PM »
Brontodocus - I didn't know the Schleich Osprey was rare. I picked it up in a store in a small rural town when I was probably 14 or 15. The lawn ornaments are fun as I think they are the only ones that might surpass the Safari in size. Yes, the two you asked about are indeed 3-D puzzles. I can't recall if they're 4-D Famemaster or some other brand. One of them's missing his two front legs, but I'm sure I'd find them in one of these bins around here if I really put in the effort.

Widukind - I'll try to share some more pictures very soon!

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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2017, 07:50:28 AM »
Widukind - Is this what you were looking for?


I assume you were asking about this flying lizard? This one's from the Wild Kratts Creature Power 4 Pack - the Fliers set.



This is the Yowie's Murgon Bat:


And this one I'm not sure. It has pretty good detail for a cheap plastic toy, including some interesting crenulations around the face. Did Play Visions make a bat series?
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2017, 10:35:06 PM »
Wonderful collection Bluekrono  ^-^.
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« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2017, 03:34:39 AM »
Play Visions did do a bat set, but this might be a knock-off of one of them?

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« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2017, 04:31:07 AM »
How would one know? Do you know what kind of markings the PVs had underneath?
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« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2017, 10:20:41 AM »
How would one know? Do you know what kind of markings the PVs had underneath?

Here you can see all PV bats. All them are marked with a PV in a circle :)

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« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2017, 10:21:40 AM »
Widukind - Is this what you were looking for?


I assume you were asking about this flying lizard? This one's from the Wild Kratts Creature Power 4 Pack - the Fliers set.



This is the Yowie's Murgon Bat:


And this one I'm not sure. It has pretty good detail for a cheap plastic toy, including some interesting crenulations around the face. Did Play Visions make a bat series?


Thank you so much for that informations :)

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« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2017, 03:32:37 PM »
How would one know? Do you know what kind of markings the PVs had underneath?

Play Visions are marked with a PV in a circle, somewhere on the body (alongside, but not always near, the animal name and reference number)

Some, like their dinosaurs, do not have the markings as they were from a different company, and just reused by PV (rather than making their own--and the lack of quality is telling).