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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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Bullyland / Stag Beetle (Bullyland)
« Last post by bmathison1972 on February 17, 2018, 12:24:57 AM »
The march of the 'Bullybugs' (thanks, Susanne) continues with the European stag beetle, Lucanus cervus (Linnaeus, 1758), originally released in 1994. This species is not as commonly made as some of its Japanese/Asian cousins, but is still well-represented in toy/figure form. I have 12 figures that can be reliable attributed to this species.

Bullyland's figure is an impressive major male. Measuring 8.0 cm (not including legs nor mandibles), the figure is 1:1 for a large specimen (I have seen true monstrous specimens of this species in Southern Moravia, Czech Republic). The color and texture are very nice.

Like several others reviewed, this figure also has its dollar-store counterpart (see last two images). Interestingly, the dollar store figure has a slightly better scuplt (in terms of shape and contours), but less-realistic texture and colors.

On to the pics:











With its dollar-store counterpart:





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Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« Last post by stargatedalek on February 16, 2018, 10:57:47 PM »
If that set had a wild-colour axolotl I would have been tempted...but I didn't need the morphs!

Still very nice figures though. Just wish they'd stop with the chains (at least the magnets can be invisible)
I don't mind them, if only because it's probably the only reason we're getting such interesting poses!
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Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« Last post by sbell on February 16, 2018, 10:23:10 PM »
If that set had a wild-colour axolotl I would have been tempted...but I didn't need the morphs!

Still very nice figures though. Just wish they'd stop with the chains (at least the magnets can be invisible)
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Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« Last post by stargatedalek on February 16, 2018, 09:53:44 PM »
Each of these sets has had one member that was either swimming or being held (as most of these are fairly typical pet species [or in the case of the 2nd set, the kind of native species that someone might catch and then hatch up in a home aquarium]).

The only exception being the giant salamander.
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