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Animal groups / Re: Prosimians
« Last post by sbell on Today at 01:22:17 AM »
On STS the suggestion was made for a White headed lemur Eulemur albifrons. Other than some seeming to have poofier heads, the overall shape and colours are about right.
Animal groups / Re: Prosimians
« Last post by stemturtle on April 19, 2018, 09:49:21 PM »

Unidentified lemur (Zhongsheng)
Misidentified by seller as a long-tailed langur monkey.
Coloration of face and tail confuse an ID match to a particular lemur species.

No inscriptions of the belly. Separate label for Zhongsheng Toys.

Ring-tailed lemur, Lemur catta (Wild Safari, 292229)

Marked underneath:
Ring-tailed Lemur, 2010 Safari Ltd., Miami FL USA, Made in China

Comparison of unidentified lemur and ring-tailed lemur.
Different paint, similar molds.

Other/Miscellaneous / Emperor Scorpion (Chap Mei)
« Last post by bmathison1972 on April 19, 2018, 03:32:32 AM »
I have noticed Chap Mei figures get a lot of attention on the Dino Toy Blog, but their extant critters do not seem to get as much representation. So, here is my sole figure by this company, an emperor scorpion, Pandinus imperator (Koch, 1842). Chap Mei figures seem to walk the fine line between relatively accurate animal figures and movie monsters; it does not help that they are often sold with military-style people armed to the teeth! This scorpion reflects the latter. It is sold as part of a boxed set called Giant Scorpion Playset that includes another giant scorpion in different colors and an armed soldier (even though it is sold under their Animal Planet brand).

The figure is large; it is hard to measure with a stiff upright metastoma (tail), but it is comparable with the Safari LTD Smithsonian figure (see last image) which was made in the 2:1 scale. As such, the Chap Mei figure could also be easily placed in the 2:1 range.

The colors are unnatural and gaudy, but if you do not take the colors into consideration, the morphology of this figure is actually pretty darn good! I have been told that the light blue paint glows under ultraviolet light but have not tried it out yet. There is a button on the back that when pushed makes the pedipalps (claws) move inwards and outwards.

If you are one who likes to repaint figures, this would make an excellent choice, as some natural coloring would actually make this a decent figure!

On to the pics:

With the Safari LTD Smithsonian figure:

General / Re: SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology
« Last post by MaastrichianGuy on April 19, 2018, 01:01:37 AM »
the Birds display:Indian Peafowl(male and female), Common Quail, Eastern Turkey, Greater Roadrunner, Black-Browed Albatross, Northern Shoveler, Black Swan, Double Crested Cormorant, Canada Goose, Mallard, American Flamingo, Greater Flamingo, White Ibis, Kori Bustard, Great Egret, Laughing Kookaburra, Common Grackle, Ruby-Throated Hummingbird, American Robin, Northern Cardinal, American Raven, American Crow, Northern Mockingbird, Red-Bellied Woodpecker, Rock Dove, Laughing Gull, Ring-Billed Gull, Tawny Frogmouth, Toco Toucan, Yellow-Throated Toucan, Rainbow Lorikeet, Budgerigar, Salmon-Crested Cockatoo, Hyacinth Macaw, Piping Hornbill, Grey Parrot, White-Thighed Hornbill, Wrinkled Hornbill, Great Horned Owl, Black-and-White Casqued Hornbill, Eastern Screech Owl, Barred Owl, Harpy Eagle, Turkey Vulture, American Kestrel, Pygmy Falcon, Andean Condor, American Vulture, Cinereous Vulture, Harris's Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Western Osprey, Mississippi Kite, Cooper's hawk, Common Carp, Eastern Cottontail, Eggs of King Penguin, Golden Eagle, California Condor, Killdeer, Southern Brown Kiwi, Indian Peafowl, Canada Goose, Common Loon, Bald Eagle, Kori Bustard, Marbled Murrelet, Mallard, Northern Cardinal, Great Horned Owl, House Wren, Great Blue Heron, Eastern Turkey, Snow Owl, Rock Dove, House Finch, American Crow, Kori Bustard, Whooping Crane, Barn Owl, Eastern Screech Owl, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, Western Osprey, Western Meadowlark, Brown-Headed Cowbird, Northern Mockingbird, American Kestrel, Great Egret, Turkey Vulture, American Goldfinch, Red-Tailed Hawk, American Robin, Blue Jay, Peregrine Falcon, California Scrub Jay and Common Starling and Sclerotic Rings from various birds

the Fish display: Bluespine Unicornfish, Cottonmouth Jack, Snubnose Pompano, Houndfish, Whitespotted Surgeonfish, Polynesian Halfbeak, Greater Pipefish, Alligator Pipefish, Reef Stonefish, Threadfin Butterflyfish, Short-Nosed Unicornfish, Gray Angelfish, Scrawled Filefish, Baldwin's Razorfish, Lookdown, Swordfish, Tinfoil Barb, Blue Parrotfish, Northern Sea Robin, Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish, Little Dragonfish, Lined Seahorse, Mahi-Mahi, Clown Featherback, Sailfin Tang, Black Triggerfish, Agujon Needlefish, Shortfin Mako Shark and a species of crab

the Wild Dogs display: Maned Wolf, Fennec Fox, Coyote, Arctic Fox, Grey Fox, African Wild Dog, Red Fox, California Mouse, Bat-Eared Fox, Bush Dog, Gray Wolf and Red Wolf

the Dogs display: Fox Terrier, Labrador Retriever, Boston Terrier, Smooth Collie, Shetland Collie, Dachshund, Shar Pei, Great Pyrenees, Shi Tzu, Miniature Pinscher, Scottish Deerhound, Greyhound, Bull Terrier, Bluetick Coonhound, Golden Retriever, Boxer, Perro De Presa Canario, American Pit Bull Terrier, Great Dane, French Bulldog, Lhasa Apso, St. Bernard, Basset Hound, Welsh Corgi, Akita, Australian Cattle Dog, Old English Sheepdog, Dalmatian, Poodle, Chihuahua, German Shepard, Cocker Spaniel, Scottish Terrier, Dobermann, English Cocker Spaniel and Jack Russell Terrier

the Carnivores display: Kinkajou, Raccoon, South American Coati, Ring-Tailed Cat, Fossa, African Palm Civet, Red Panda, Binturong, Striped Hyena, Common Genet, Aardwolf, Hooded Skunk, Western Spotted Skunk, American Hog-Nosed Skunk, Least Weasel, Asian Small-Clawed Otter, North American River otter, Stoat, Striped Skunk, Sea Otter, Flat-headed Kusimanse, Common Dwarf Mongoose, Honey Badger, Wolverine, Fisher, Black-Footed Ferret, Black-Tailed Prairie Dog and Common Carp

the Ethnography display with kapalas and other items from the Dayak, Inuit, Urarina, Balinese and Tibetan Tribes :Sun Bear, Bornean Orangutan, Reeves's Muntjac, White-Lipped Peccary, Human, Tibetan Macaque a turtle mask, a skeleton and a skull carved from Javan Rusa antlers, and other tribe made items

the Mystery Skulls: Domestic Cat, Domestic Dog, Bobcat, American Black Bear, Red Fox, Coyote, Raccoon, Virginia Opossum, White-Tailed Deer, American Alligator and North American Beaver

the Bats display: Large Flying Fox, Seba's Short-Tailed Bat, Jamaican Fruit Bat, Common Vampire Bat, Hammer-Headed Bat and Eastern Red Bat

the kids area

the supplies for a scavenger hunt for kids to do when they hunt and find the right skeletons and skulls they win and get a prize

some signs, notes and an ad

the Africa display:Lion, African Leopard, Mandrill, Meerkat, Common Warthog, Giraffe, Sable Antelope, Black Wildebeest, African Bush Elephant, Hippopotamus, Savannah Monitor, Black-Backed Jackal, Aardvark, White Rhinoceros, Secretary Bird, Blue Crane, Plains Zebra, Cape Hare, Rock Hyrax and Western Tree Hyrax

the Primate display:Gray Mouse Lemur, Pygmy Slow Loris, Gray Slender Loris, Potto, Philippine Tarsier, Northern Giant Mouse Lemur, Eastern Lesser Bamboo Lemur, Black and White Ruffed Lemur, Coquerel's Sifaka, Golden-Crowned Sifaka, White-Faced Saki, Common Squirrel Monkey, Three-Striped Night Monkey, Common Marmoset, Golden-Headed     Lion Tamarin, Tufted Capuchin, Cotton-Top Tamarin, Venezuelan Red Howler, Pygmy Marmoset, Brown Woolly Monkey, Aye-Aye, Mantled Guereza, Sykes' Monkey, Ring-Tailed Lemur, Mandrill, Greater Spot-Nosed Monkey, De Brazza's Monkey, Guinea Baboon, Drill, Japanese Macaque, Siamang, Common Chimpanzee, Human, Bonobo, Western Gorilla, Sumatran Orangutan and Lar Gibbon

the Gift Shop

Glad to help! When I saw them I thought of you!
I just went to the 2016 Uncle Milton catalogue online, and these four are still offered but in their publicity shots, they have the black widow painted like an Australian redback widow or possibly a katipo!
Classifieds / Re: The Feedback Thread
« Last post by bmathison1972 on April 17, 2018, 04:47:07 PM »
More thanks to sbell, for helping me acquire my first Jerusalem cricket figure!
Walkaround of a Jerusalem cricket, Stenopelmatus sp. by Uncle Milton Industries, Horrible Pets: Scurry and Scare Bugs, copyright 2012. This is one of those fun, novelty reviews, but was deemed necessary as I am not aware of any other figures of Jerusalem crickets. There was one on Shapeways a while back, but my order was canceled as they could not get it to print without breakage. I also need to give thanks to sbell, who found these in a local store and sold them and mailed them to me! There were three other species in the bin, a black widow (with the hourglass on the dorsal side!), a Madagascan hissing cockroach (another popular and familiar species that remains uncommon in toy form), and an American cockroach (see last image below).

I should also point out, the figure and its proportions are somewhat generic, so it could probably also be used as a stand-in for a New Zealand weta as well, but I am leaning more towards a Jerusalem cricket.

The figure is 6.0 cm (without appendages), which could put it in the 1:1 range (BugGuide describes the genus at 2.1-6.9 cm). It is made of a soft, rubbery material. The figure (all four) come on wheels (see next to the last image). I have removed the wheels from the figures I am retaining (the extra cricket is going to sphyrna18). I do not collect mechanical/RC toys, but I have collected bugs on wheels, if I can successfully remove the wheels (I have a rarely-made soldier termite that I had to get on wheels too!).

On to the pics:

With and without original wheels:

The whole gang:

Animal groups / Re: Prosimians
« Last post by sbell on April 16, 2018, 04:37:47 PM »
It is labelled 'langur' And I don't recognize who it might be copied from. It does look lemur-ish to me, but that's about it (certainly not a langur)

And ideas?

You're right, Sbell, it's not a langur, which is a kind of leaf monkey.
I cannot name a species of lemur that is an exact match for this replica.
I ordered one that should arrive any day. Then I will post a photo to show if the belly is marked with an ID. Looks very similar to the ring-tailed lemur by Wild Safari, 292229. We'll see.

Someone on STS id'd it as the Safari lemur with a...unique paint job. Kind of brown lemur, with the wrong tail. There are a few others from the same seller that appear to have been slightly altered. And others that don't appear to be altered at all!
Animal groups / Re: Prosimians
« Last post by stemturtle on April 16, 2018, 12:57:10 PM »
It is labelled 'langur' And I don't recognize who it might be copied from. It does look lemur-ish to me, but that's about it (certainly not a langur)

And ideas?

You're right, Sbell, it's not a langur, which is a kind of leaf monkey.
I cannot name a species of lemur that is an exact match for this replica.
I ordered one that should arrive any day. Then I will post a photo to show if the belly is marked with an ID. Looks very similar to the ring-tailed lemur by Wild Safari, 292229. We'll see.
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