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BlueKrono

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Re: BlueKrono's Collections
« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2017, 10:20:31 AM »
Absolutely fantastic collection! Where did you get the Axolotl? I've been looking for one and found nothing.

Thank you :)

In my neotenic collection there is only one true axolotl, the tiny green one in the middle. It's a Kaiyodo figure; I think they also made it in albinotic colors. Got it off eBay a number of years ago. Were you referring to a different one?
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« Reply #41 on: July 11, 2017, 03:03:10 PM »
The white, green and black/spotted ones (seem like a set) look like true axolotl, I was referring to these.

Managed to find a Kaiyodo on eBay, but it does not compare to your white and green ones.  :(

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« Reply #42 on: July 11, 2017, 04:19:54 PM »
Those are the various Safari ltd mudpuppies. The green and brown are discontinued.
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« Reply #43 on: July 11, 2017, 04:24:36 PM »
The white, green and black/spotted ones (seem like a set) look like true axolotl, I was referring to these.

Managed to find a Kaiyodo on eBay, but it does not compare to your white and green ones.  :(

Stargatedalek is right, they are mudpuppies. The spotted one is from the Tennessee Aquarium Collection. Here is a nice walk-around of it:
http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=304.0

The other two are usually just called "Safari mudpuppies" and are both available on eBay right now. I got the spotted from an aquarium in Duluth, MN, the green from a small, third-party website and the glow in the dark from a zoo in Chicago, IL.
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« Reply #44 on: July 11, 2017, 04:28:28 PM »
Thank you!

Albeit similar to axolotl, Mudpuppies are different species so no thanks. I can only hope that a nice figure comes out soon.



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« Reply #45 on: July 11, 2017, 04:33:50 PM »
Thank you!

Albeit similar to axolotl, Mudpuppies are different species so no thanks. I can only hope that a nice figure comes out soon.

True. Mudpuppies are my favorite amphibian, and I have a tattoo of one on my ribs. I'm actually surprised there aren't more axolotl figures out there with how popular they are in the pet trade. The Japanese especially seem to love them, but there aren't even a great abundance of Japanese figures of axolotls.
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« Reply #46 on: July 11, 2017, 04:37:04 PM »
It's the same with vaquita, another critically endangered species, almost no figures. I guess the popularity applies to both species and figures.  :'(
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« Reply #47 on: July 13, 2017, 04:19:14 AM »
Thank you!

Albeit similar to axolotl, Mudpuppies are different species so no thanks. I can only hope that a nice figure comes out soon.

True. Mudpuppies are my favorite amphibian, and I have a tattoo of one on my ribs. I'm actually surprised there aren't more axolotl figures out there with how popular they are in the pet trade. The Japanese especially seem to love them, but there aren't even a great abundance of Japanese figures of axolotls.

I believe there is also a figure (albino form) with the Hikari set of aquarium figures from Japan--and that one is even harder to find.

Also, I just noticed that Logan has the same salamander lure as you do! I cut the hooks off because, well, duh. It would be nice to pull the metal right out, but what are you gonna do!