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Bullyland / Re: Ant, male (Bullyland)
« Last post by Beetle guy on Today at 01:10:25 PM »
I know why I like the Japanese brands seeing this. From above it looked rather nice.

But such a (relatively) big ant model, yet so little detail and very rough connecting parts. I expected it to be a 2,5 to 3 cm model.
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Bullyland / Ant, male (Bullyland)
« Last post by bmathison1972 on February 19, 2018, 11:10:32 PM »
Walk-around of the male ant, gen. sp. by Bullyland, originally released in 1994. This is one of four that were released that year, the others being a worker, soldier, and queen. I have never seen the other three. The figure is not marketed to the species level, although one can probably assume it was intended to be Formica rufa Linnaeus, 1761. Ants are rather common in generic bin-style sets; they are relatively rarely marketed at the species level. While this is a 'generic ant', I have to admit it is one of my favorites!

The figure measures 7.5 cm body length; 9.5 cm if you include the antennae to the tips of the wings. The wings are a single, solid translucent piece of plastic, held roof-like over the body (I like that - makes for a more 'compact' figure, rather than having the wings stretched out to the sides). The paint job is subtle yet realistic/believable.

I would be interested in seeing other members of the caste system, to see how they compare in size, color, and wing position (if present).

On to the pics:













Like other Bullybugs, there are dollar-store knock-offs in the Bullyland style, albeit different sizes and lacking wings. I have yet another (but sold in a different set) that is also in the Bullyland style, but much larger and with outstretched wings; I wonder if it was modeled after the Bully queen. If I ever see it, I will know for sure!



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Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« Last post by Beetle guy on February 18, 2018, 03:54:54 PM »
Did you buy the whole set? Love to see some more pic's. Thinking of purchasing them.

A photo of the Colorata Paleozoic Creatures set of 6 was posted on the Dinosaur Toy Forum by Halichoeres:
http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=3390.msg194571#msg194571

I bought the set for the orthocone, since I grew up in the Ordovician.  :)

Thanks!! I am tempted to surf to Rakuten!  :))
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Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« Last post by stemturtle on February 18, 2018, 02:22:37 PM »
Did you buy the whole set? Love to see some more pic's. Thinking of purchasing them.

A photo of the Colorata Paleozoic Creatures set of 6 was posted on the Dinosaur Toy Forum by Halichoeres:
http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=3390.msg194571#msg194571

I bought the set for the orthocone, since I grew up in the Ordovician.  :)
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Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« Last post by bmathison1972 on February 18, 2018, 01:04:29 PM »
Did you buy the whole set? Love to see some more pic's. Thinking of purchasing them.

I bought the whole set but am keeping the other figures in their baggies so they are pristine for the person I sell them to :)
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Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« Last post by Beetle guy on February 18, 2018, 11:24:40 AM »
Did you buy the whole set? Love to see some more pic's. Thinking of purchasing them.
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Safari Ltd - Incredible Creatures / Re: Scorpion (Safari LTD - Incredible Creatures)
« Last post by sphyrna18 on February 18, 2018, 05:09:01 AM »
Great review, Blaine! I was wondering if this is supposed to be Hadogenes troglodytes, since it was shown from Africa, and it seems to me that, although the tail is way too thick on the figure, the coloration seems very similar overall.  Actually, I think that some H. troglodytes even show the double lines along the length of the tail, don't they?  Either way, I think this is a step up paint-wise.  Thank you for the thorough review!
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Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« Last post by bmathison1972 on February 17, 2018, 06:58:13 PM »
Arthropods from the Paleozoic Creatures set by Colorata:
1. sea scorpion, Acutiramus macrophthalmus (a new/unique species in toy/figure form)
2. trilobite, Olenoides serratus (once uncommon, it seems to be the go-to species these days)
3. anomalocarid, Anomalocaris canadensis (again, commonly made)

Despite the lack of originality with two of them, these are nice little figures!

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Bullyland / Grasshopper (Bullyland)
« Last post by bmathison1972 on February 17, 2018, 02:57:03 PM »
Walk-around of the grasshopper, gen. sp. by Bullyland, originally released in 1994. There is no way to attribute a species or even genus name to this figure; this is a typical GGG (generic green grasshopper). No bin-style set of insects is complete without a GGG!

The figure measures 11.0 cm, not including the protruding antennae. It is made of a relatively stiff plastic.

Because this is probably my oldest Bullyland figure, this is one that I was aware was copied by the dollar store set! It was not until these forums that I started seeing other Bullyland insects did I realize most of the larger figures in that dollar store set were Bullyland knock-offs.

Really not too much to say about this figure; it's simple and not specific, so onto the pics:











with it's dollar-store counterpart:

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Bullyland / Re: Sydney Funnel-web Spider (Bullyland - Animal World)
« Last post by bmathison1972 on February 17, 2018, 02:29:55 PM »
I have been reviewing classic Bullyland insect figures and checking back on what figures have been reviewed. I never noticed this has 'ATRAX', the actual genus, stamped on the underside!
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