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Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« Last post by Isidro on May 20, 2018, 05:45:25 PM »
Just bought half an hour ago the CollectA reticulated giraffe (http://www.collecta.biz/en/collections/wild-life/88534). It's a nice piece, very accurate and I like it over any other brands giraffes. Tough it's a bit disgusting to put it side by side with my giant pangolin (Schleich), the pangolin looks like "too giant" then... The first thing I did at home is add more spots in the lower flanks/belly and lower part of the legs, for make it more accurate.
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Collections / Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Last post by Halichoeres on May 20, 2018, 03:38:44 PM »
That's a very striking presentation!
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Collections / Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Last post by bmathison1972 on May 19, 2018, 07:57:12 PM »
Ascending Allomyrina! The Descending Dynastes was so much fun now let us go in the opposite direction with another species, Allomyrina dichotoma (Linnaeus, 1771). There are 10 figures not shown here, those are boxed figures, flying figures, and a couple female specimens.

1. unknown [possible dollhouse decor]
2. Club Earth (Backyard Bugs)
3. Sega
4. Sega
5. Sega [magnet figure]
6. Sega
7. Sega
8. Sega
9. Hawakya Toys (Insects Collection - Special) -small
10. Kabaya (World Insect Series 1)
11. Kaiyodo (Choco Q Animatales Series 10)
12. Kaiyodo (Insects Gather to Sap - Night Feast of Midsummer)
13. Maruka (The Strongest Beetle Legend)
14. Kabaya (Insect Directory)
15. Kayakwa Toys (Insects Collection - Special) - large
16. Sega (Mushi King)
17. Colorata (Tropical Rain Forest Rhinoceros Beetles)
18. Sega (fighting beetles - black)
19. Sega (fightint beetles - brown)
20. unknown
21. Sega
22. Rement
23. Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour (Nature of Japan Vol. 2)
24. CollectA
25. Yujin (Insects of Japan)
26. F-toys (Insect Hunter Beetle and Stag Beetle - 2011)
27. F-toys (Insect Hunter Beetle and Stag Beetle - 2014) - black
28. F-toys (Insect Hunter Beetle and Stag Beetle - 2014) - brown
29. MTC Trading Company (Creature Collection)
30. Sega (DX)
31. Subarudo
32. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S.
33. unknown
34. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (B.I.G. Beetles - 2017)
35. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (B.I.G. Insects - 2015)
36. K&M International (Wild Republic Insects Polybag)

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Collections / Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Last post by Beetle guy on May 19, 2018, 06:44:14 PM »
Having multiple kinds of same species is not my type of collecting, but the effect is amazing!

They do make colour variants and even subspecies.  ^-^
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Collections / Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Last post by Isidro on May 19, 2018, 06:40:47 PM »
Having multiple kinds of same species is not my type of collecting, but the effect is amazing!
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Collections / Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Last post by Beetle guy on May 19, 2018, 06:37:21 PM »
Should I be proud or ashamed to say... I have even more of D.Hercules  :o ;D LOL

Speaking of D. Hercules. I found out that this years TAKARA Tomy gray D. hercules is the same as the one they released years ago in a set containing ten(!!) The none beetle in the set was the Asian hornet then.
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Collections / Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Last post by bmathison1972 on May 19, 2018, 03:57:43 PM »
That's awesome! I don't think, even before I reduced my collection, that I had or 27 of any one species!

Spotted hyena might be the most frequent, but even then not even close.

Okay, check that...if my database is correct, I have 26! If I can get my hands on the PNSO one...or count the non-toy ones...I'd be at about 30!

I probably have 45-50 Allomyrina dichotoma, because some companies (F-toys, T-TARTs) just keep releasing them. It's to a point where I don't retain the A. dichotoma in the annual F-toys Beetle Hunter sets LOL
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Collections / Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Last post by sbell on May 19, 2018, 03:47:26 PM »
That's awesome! I don't think, even before I reduced my collection, that I had or 27 of any one species!

Spotted hyena might be the most frequent, but even then not even close.

Okay, check that...if my database is correct, I have 26! If I can get my hands on the PNSO one...or count the non-toy ones...I'd be at about 30!
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Collections / Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Last post by bmathison1972 on May 19, 2018, 02:38:03 AM »
Descending Dynastes! This is a size comparison of 27 figures of Dynastes hercules (Linnaeus 1758). This does not include winged/flying figures, boxed figures, figures on large bases, etc (as such it is not ALL of the figures in my collection; there are about 8-10 not shown here]). They are descending from biggest to smallest! I did this a few years ago when I had fewer members of this species.

1. Subarudo
2. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (B.I.G. Beetles 2017)
3. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (B.I.G. Beetles 2017 - melanic)
4. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (B.I.G. Beetles 2016)
5. Sega (DX)
6. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (B.I.G. Beetles 2003)
7. Tedco Toys [adult from life cycle set]
8. unknown [dollar store figure]
8. 4D Master (Beetle Collection)
10. Colorata (Tropical Rain Forest Rhinoceros Beetles)
11. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (B.I.G. Insects 2017)
12. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (Biology of the Amazon)
13. unknown [dollar store figure]
14. F-toys (Insect Hunter Beetle and Stag Beetle - 2017)
15. Maruka (The Strongest Beetle Legend)
16. Sega [blue variant]
17. Sega
18. Sega (Mushi King)
19. Hayakwa Toys (Insects Collection - Special) [large]
20. ShanTrip
21. Kaiyodo (Wonder Figure Collection)
22. Furuta (Chocoegg Funny Animals Series 1)
23. Hayakwa Toys (Insects Collection - Special) [small]
24. Sega [magnet]
25. Sega [magnet - blue variant]
26. Sega
27. Sega

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Very nice! How does this compare with the other Safari Ltd. rhinos?

It's one centimeter shorter than the Safari LTD Indian rhino, so I guess is good in scale.

Nice! Exactly what I wanted to know. Thank you!
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