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Other/Miscellaneous / Centipede (Target Brands - Hyde and Eek! Boutique)
« Last post by bmathison1972 on November 02, 2017, 11:28:46 PM »
OK, this is a rather fun and silly walk-around. I like to do reviews of obscure or unusual figures, or neat figures of odd or unfamiliar brands. Today I bring you the review of a centipede, gen. sp. by Target Brands, as part of their Hyde and Eek! Boutique line of Halloween decor. This past weekend I was visiting a friend in Minnesota for her annual Halloween party and when I walked into her house, this is the first thing I noticed! She took me to Target to get another, but they were out, so she gave me one of the two she had bought earlier!

The figure is LARGE, measuring 52 cm, not including appendages. It is articulated (see the third image) and can be manipulated to some degree. It is not super accurate from a scientific standpoint, especially given its size, but it's a fun figure nonetheless.

I also have a large stag beetle in this series, and my friend gave me a couple large cockroaches that may be in this series (you probably saw them all in Recent Acquisitions).

Really not much more to say, so on to the pics:









On my kitchen floor with my other very large centipede:



With my smallest centipede figure, a small hard plastic vintage figure (possibly inspired by the old Creepy Crawly Thingmakers sets):

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New for 2018 / Re: Favorite - New for 2018
« Last post by sbell on November 02, 2017, 11:11:18 PM »
This makes the boring year Favorite had for prehistorics easier to bear...

Yeah, they didn't really do much of note this year...but this gar has already made 2018 their second best year! Because the bichir came out in 2016...
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Books, film, and other media / Re: New video Schleich Shire Stallion
« Last post by nairitone on November 02, 2017, 03:45:34 PM »
Nice video  ;)
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Animal toy lines / Re: KAIYODO 'Natural Monuments of Japan'
« Last post by nairitone on November 02, 2017, 03:40:34 PM »
Really nice, thanks for sharing it
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Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« Last post by bmathison1972 on November 02, 2017, 10:36:18 AM »
I have a dozen or so much smaller versions of the translucent roach, they're probably around an inch long. Interesting to see the mold is still in use in some form so many years later.

Yes it is very much like the small figures, but this translucent roach is 100 mm :)
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Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« Last post by stargatedalek on November 02, 2017, 01:32:20 AM »
I have a dozen or so much smaller versions of the translucent roach, they're probably around an inch long. Interesting to see the mold is still in use in some form so many years later.
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Classifieds / PV Exotic Insects for trade
« Last post by bmathison1972 on November 02, 2017, 12:39:35 AM »
I have an extra set of 7 of the Play Visions Exotic Insects (missing only the leaf insect). I have available: assassin bug; thorn bug; velvet ant; grasshopper; bush cricket; lantern bug; mantis.

My interests are:

1) missing PV and K&M Insects
2) missing Wing Mau arthropods
3) larger, retired Bullyland insects/arthropods
4) Safari Smithsonian Monarch (adult).
5) anything else of interest

Pics avail by email, but they are in perfect condition and the paint jobs look like my pics on the review page: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1996.msg16003#msg16003
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Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« Last post by bmathison1972 on November 02, 2017, 12:29:59 AM »
We just had Halloween here in the US, so that means lots of 'scary bugs' sold as Halloween decor. A large articulated centipede (to put things in perspective, this centipede is 52 cm long!); a large and cool, but probably not super accurate stag beetle; a couple large cockroaches; and a couple spiders, including a nice black widow (with a red hourglass painted on the underside; and no it's not a bootleg of the Safari figures).



Next I bought 6 of the vintage Schleich 'mini' insects. I already had the earwig (and I have the lady bug), but bought this set to get five I didn't have: bee, stag beetle, grasshopper, chafer, and dung beetle. Since these are old German figures, I assume the chafer is Melolontha melolontha and the 'dung beetle' is Aphodius fimetarius.

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New for 2018 / Re: Favorite - New for 2018
« Last post by Halichoeres on November 01, 2017, 04:47:51 PM »
This makes the boring year Favorite had for prehistorics easier to bear...
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New for 2018 / Re: Favorite - New for 2018
« Last post by sbell on November 01, 2017, 01:06:57 AM »
how big is this going to be? thanks for sharing

Probably the same as the other 'soft model' figures, so about 7" or so? Good size models.

As for oversized vinyls...I'd personally prefer a bichir!
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