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Animal collectibles => Collections => Topic started by: Jetoar on December 06, 2012, 04:44:30 PM

Title: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 06, 2012, 04:44:30 PM
Hello friends, The last weekend I bought the Great White Shark of Papo and Schleich Badger and his cub. Yesterday I bought the Schleich Squirrel and the Hedgehog. I will share photographs of them  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 06, 2012, 04:49:17 PM
Congrats. :) Looking forward to see them.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 06, 2012, 05:25:25 PM
Congrats. :) Looking forward to see them.

Thanks friend, i am waiting to bougth other figures and take photogrpahs of them  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on December 09, 2012, 12:28:13 PM
just bought these figures last friday
Schleich tigers
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/SchleichmaleTIGERS1.jpg)
an old Safari Ltd Leopard from 1998
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltdleopard2.jpg)
no brand African Elephant
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/unknownafricanelephant2.jpg)
no brand Whale Shark
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/unknownwhaleshark1.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: pachyrhinosaurus on December 13, 2012, 01:09:28 AM
Those look great! I do like that tiger with the bold stripes. Does he say "Made in Germany" on the bottom? I know Schleich animals made in different countries have different paint variations.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on December 13, 2012, 06:25:48 AM
Those look great! I do like that tiger with the bold stripes. Does he say "Made in Germany" on the bottom? I know Schleich animals made in different countries have different paint variations.
thanks. and you're right. the bolder striped one has "made in germany" mark on its belly while the other, lighter one is "made in china". and i also noticed that the bolder marked one is thicker/bulkier than the other one, so i consider both as resculpt/repaint, though they are both c 2007.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 16, 2012, 05:23:03 PM
(http://www.animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/koala_schleich.jpg)
Not exactly a recent acquisition, but an acquisition nonetheless. Schleich Koala :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on December 17, 2012, 06:26:45 AM
very cute doc. it looks like its playing an invisible flute. ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 17, 2012, 09:04:19 AM
Yes jajajajajajajaja  ;D.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 17, 2012, 05:48:40 PM
That it does!  ;D If only I had a tiny toy saxophone  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 17, 2012, 07:56:59 PM
That it does!  ;D If only I had a tiny toy saxophone  :)
As long as the Koala doesn't play "Careless Whisper" in an endless loop anywhere near my favourite beer garden... ;D Really, we had a street musician there a few years back, it was horrible!
There's a Saxophone in the Safari Ltd. Musical Instrumenst Toob, by the way. :)

Edit: It's "Instruments", not "Instrumenst" I believe... :-[
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Himmapaan on December 18, 2012, 12:55:57 AM
There's a Saxophone in the Safari Ltd. Musical Instrumenst Toob, by the way. :)

Edit: It's "Instruments", not "Instrumenst" I believe... :-[

I was going to say that, too. And I really want that Toob!

Lovely Koala too.  :D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: tyrantqueen on December 19, 2012, 12:13:12 AM
AAA fox

(http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/55369-2/AAA+fox+1.png)

(http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/55372-2/AAA+fox+2.png)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Varanus on December 19, 2012, 12:15:39 AM
Cool!  And it appears to be a sculpted figure, not a cast of a specimen, correct? :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: tyrantqueen on December 19, 2012, 12:16:34 AM
Yes. I think it would be impossible to make a cast specimen at this scale. Cast specimens always tend to be life-sized, which this is not :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 19, 2012, 12:30:13 AM
The AAA fox looks so very very sad.  :'(
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 19, 2012, 09:36:53 AM
I think the same friend  :-[.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: OkapiBoy on December 21, 2012, 07:44:45 AM
Papo Oryx, big horn, hyena and Reindeer, CollectA striped hyena, Bullyland mom and baby okapi
[(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN3851.jpg)

(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN3852.jpg)

(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN3853.jpg)

(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN3856.jpg)

(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN3854.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 21, 2012, 09:06:51 AM
I think that Okapi of bullyland is very cool  8).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 23, 2012, 02:13:48 PM
Today my Humpback whale of Schleich has arrived. He is amazing. I will share images of him.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: tyrantqueen on December 25, 2012, 09:18:05 AM
Got this for Christmas.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee26/Weeze1990/Picture%20hosting/birdsoftheworld.png)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on December 25, 2012, 09:45:10 AM
i recently got these Nayab marine mammals
weddell seal
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/NayabWeddellSeal2.jpg)
strap-toothed whale
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/NayabStrap-toothedWhale2.jpg)
spotted dolphin
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/NayabSpottedDolphin2.jpg)
sperm whale
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/NayabSpermWhale2.jpg)
southern elephant seal
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/NayabSouthernElephantSeal2.jpg)
orca
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/NayabOrca2.jpg)
manatee
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/NayabManatee2.jpg)
kerguelen fur seal
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/NayabKerguelenFurSeal2.jpg)
hourglass dolphin
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/NayabHourglassDolphin2.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 25, 2012, 11:26:58 AM
The strap-toothed whale is great - what an amazing creature.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 25, 2012, 10:32:07 PM
There are some really good figures among them, I have several of the Antarctic figures, too. :) The Strap-toothed Whale is a must-have and it was the reason for me to hunt for them. Is it really Nayab? :o I always thought the company's name was Lontic. Or are they identical?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on December 26, 2012, 03:46:36 AM
according to some source (STS), these were originally manufactured by Nayab then other chinese companies acquired the rights to release them under their own company name to other countries. but the mother source is Nayab. i am thankful that these figures still retained the original paint scheme. ive seen re-released Nayabs with really awful paint jobs.

and i agree re: the strap-toothed whale. i think Nayab was the only brand that made this species. and the sculpt is excellent to boot.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 26, 2012, 12:28:20 PM
Ah, okay, so apparently Lontic acquired the rights to make them and they were originally produced by Nayab? :) At least those that I have don't seem to differ from yours, so that's good. Mine were in boxes of two figures and I bought them from a U.S. seller - I hope to see the other figures in online stores in Europe, too, I'd really like to get more of them, there are some animals represented that have rarely (or never before) shown up in figure form. :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 26, 2012, 12:35:58 PM
The strap-toothed whale is great - what an amazing creature.

is the firts time that I see a figure of this sea mammal  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on December 26, 2012, 02:22:06 PM
Ah, okay, so apparently Lontic acquired the rights to make them and they were originally produced by Nayab? :) At least those that I have don't seem to differ from yours, so that's good. Mine were in boxes of two figures and I bought them from a U.S. seller - I hope to see the other figures in online stores in Europe, too, I'd really like to get more of them, there are some animals represented that have rarely (or never before) shown up in figure form. :)
my arctic/antarctic figures came in boxes of four figures. three boxes so twelve different models (the sea mammals plus coastal/oceanic birds and fish). there's also the sea creatures box sets where the manatee is from (sea mammals, sharks/other fish and invertebrates). they are also very decent figures. i will just post the remaining ones here so that you'd see. :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 27, 2012, 12:25:56 AM
Oh yes, that would be fine! :) Thinking of it, if you have the whole series you could also open a thread for these in the animal toy lines (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/board,16.0.html) section. :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on December 27, 2012, 12:46:06 PM
i think im missing a total of twelve figures from the two series.
here's the rest of the Nayab/Lontic antarctic/sea world series that i have acquired recently:
great white shark
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Nayabgreatwhiteshark1.jpg)
hammerhead shark (unspecified species)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Nayabhammerheadshark1.jpg)
emperor penguin
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Nayabemperorpenguin1.jpg)
emperor penguin chicks
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Nayabemperorpenguinchicks.jpg)
red octopus
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Nayabredoctopus1.jpg)
istiophorus/sailfish
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/NayabIstiophorussailfish.jpg)
hoki
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Nayabhoki.jpg)
skua
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Nayabskua1.jpg)
albatross
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Nayabalbatross1.jpg)
adelie penguin
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Nayabadeliepenguin1.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 27, 2012, 01:58:16 PM
Nice figures. Albatros and Skua are very originals  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 29, 2012, 09:50:14 AM
Yesterday , My girlfriend received a IC bald eagle and WOW jaicint macaw of Safari. Bald eagele is amazing  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 30, 2012, 12:13:32 PM
I received a nice little new year treat from my girlfriend: a Schleich giant tortoise (baby)  :D I'll post walk-around photos on the forum soon  8)

Edit - TA-DA!

(http://www.animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/schleich/giant_tortoise_baby_schleich_1.jpg)
more in the walk-around thread (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,158.0.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on December 30, 2012, 05:31:27 PM
Nice figures. Albatros and Skua are very originals  ^-^.
thanks.


DocAdmin, that's a cute baby tort.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on January 01, 2013, 12:25:39 PM
AAA orangutans
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAAfemaleorang2.jpg)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAAmaleorang3.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Varanus on January 07, 2013, 10:45:29 PM
Monterey Bay Aquarium Blue Shark.  Ignore the marauding Rhomaleosaurus. ::)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img854/3200/1001929nu.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: animaltoyforum on January 07, 2013, 10:57:28 PM
You are asking me, of all people, to ignore Rhomaleosaurus ;D. I'm afraid that can't be done! :P
Great shark though, congrats!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 07, 2013, 11:36:05 PM
Congrats, Varanus! :) Still my favourite Blue Shark figure, much better than Schleich's attempts.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Varanus on January 07, 2013, 11:37:29 PM
Thank you both! ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 08, 2013, 11:29:02 AM
I received for christmas present a Schleich dolphin and humpback whale and two weeks ago I bought in a flea market a Schelich female african elephant, T-rex (1993) and a ringe tail lemur of AAA. I will share images of them ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 10, 2013, 10:38:19 AM
I received for christmas present a Schleich dolphin and humpback whale and two weeks ago I bought in a flea market a Schelich female african elephant, T-rex (1993) and a ringe tail lemur of AAA. I will share images of them ^-^.

These is the images of my new figures  ^-^.

(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/5106/p1060953m.jpg)

(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/7937/p1060954l.jpg)

(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/5678/p1060955f.jpg)

(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/8440/p1060956q.jpg)

(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/2364/p1070026u.jpg)

(http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/8558/p1060952uj.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Ana on January 10, 2013, 12:24:25 PM
Very nice!! Congratulations! :D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 10, 2013, 02:25:17 PM
Very nice!! Congratulations! :D

Thanks Ana, I will start to fix the T-rex because have a broken arm he has lost great zone of color. The lemur need only repaint  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 10, 2013, 09:08:28 PM
Congrats, Jetoar! Now we see your big Schleich Humpback Whale in person! :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 10, 2013, 11:28:19 PM
Congrats, Jetoar! Now we see your big Schleich Humpback Whale in person! :)

Yes friend  ^-^! I share with you the images of this magnificent figure for end ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Varanus on January 10, 2013, 11:33:18 PM
Great acquisitons Jetoar!  Is the anteater by AAA too?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 12, 2013, 01:22:38 AM
Today I bought a kudu of Shleich.

(http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/5769/dscf2135k.jpg)

I think that he is a great figure  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 12, 2013, 11:13:42 AM
Yesterday I received a surprise parcel from Safari Ltd.! ^-^

This was in it:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/541781_4835679368140_1191247455_n.jpg)

I wasn't only amazed just by the figures alone, it's the first time I got a Safari catalogue in letter format, really impressive! 8)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: animaltoyforum on January 12, 2013, 11:29:04 AM
You lucky boy :D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 12, 2013, 11:48:04 AM
You lucky boy :D

Yes, I think the same that you  ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 12, 2013, 01:33:12 PM
Thanks, Adam and Jetoar! :) I must say I underestimated the WS Ostrich by the way, I like it more than the Papo now that I have it!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 12, 2013, 08:43:39 PM
I would like to see the bearded dragon  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 12, 2013, 09:06:34 PM
Oh, I thought you already did? Here it is (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,178.0.html).  ;D Now I have a spare one...
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 12, 2013, 09:57:18 PM
Oh, I thought you already did? Here it is (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,178.0.html).  ;D Now I have a spare one...

I didnt remember this post. Thanks for you remember me  ^-^! I am thinking to buy this figure for my girlfriend  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Varanus on January 12, 2013, 10:29:24 PM
Nice score Brontodocus! ;D

Just out of curiosity, what scale would you say the Ostrich is?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Himmapaan on January 12, 2013, 11:44:25 PM
The envy. It burns!  :))
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: tyrantqueen on January 13, 2013, 04:33:51 AM
That package looks awesome. I like the snail, and cobra and alligator hatchlings :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on January 13, 2013, 05:18:59 AM
Oh, I thought you already did? Here it is (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,178.0.html).  ;D Now I have a spare one...

How come you received a surprise parcel?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 13, 2013, 11:53:26 AM
Yay, thanks, all! ^-^
Just out of curiosity, what scale would you say the Ostrich is?
It's a little smaller than the Papo Ostrich, partially because of its pose but it's also more gracile. Since I've estimated the Papo's scale at 1:16 - 1:24 I think it may be something between 1:18 and 1:26 but I haven't measured it, yet.
How come you received a surprise parcel?
Oh, I've been contacted by them quite recently and they apparently liked my photos of the Wildlife Wonders. :) It's not been the first time, I've been in contact with Safari Ltd. for the last three years or so.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on January 14, 2013, 03:01:01 AM
very very cool group of new figures Brontodocus. :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 14, 2013, 09:22:15 AM
very very cool group of new figures Brontodocus. :)

Yesterday I bought in ebay the MBA Giant squid. I cant wait to have this amzing figure in my hands  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 25, 2013, 11:46:12 PM
Today has been arrive the MBA Giant squid to my girlfriend home. I will share images of this magnificent figure  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 25, 2013, 11:53:19 PM
Today has been arrive the MBA Giant squid to my girlfriend home. I will share images of this magnificent figure  ^-^.
Congrats! :) Funny coincidence, I just photographed mine today for a new walk-around... ;D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 26, 2013, 12:01:17 AM
Today has been arrive the MBA Giant squid to my girlfriend home. I will share images of this magnificent figure  ^-^.
Congrats! :) Funny coincidence, I just photographed mine today for a new walk-around... ;D

Cool friend, He is a big figure  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: OkapiBoy on January 27, 2013, 07:10:03 AM
Great new addition everyone! :)
I have a few addition
Cows :) Really exquisitely sculpted.
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN4080.jpg)
CollectA Mt. Goat pair
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN4111.jpg)
Safari Cayote and Nature's Wonder Dingo
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN4106.jpg)
CollectA Mute swan
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN4085.jpg)

CollectA brown bear. I really like this figure, so much better in person.
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN4087.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 27, 2013, 09:18:50 AM
Great acquisitions friend  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 27, 2013, 02:11:44 PM
Wow, congrats, OkapiBoy, and good choices, too! 8)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on January 27, 2013, 04:28:30 PM
very nice new ones OkapiBoy

i dont know if these qualify in the ATF
The Future Is wild Carakiller
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/TFIWCARAKILLER2.jpg)
TFIW Toraton
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/TFIWToraton.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 27, 2013, 08:08:36 PM
I am jelous of your figures of future is wild  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on January 28, 2013, 06:05:03 AM
im looking for the other The Future Is Wild figures.  ;)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 01, 2013, 08:36:06 PM
Yay, I got two parcels today, one containing the Kyoto Aquarium Japanese Giant Salamander and the other some of the 2013 Safaris (among other things)! :)

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/521729_10200092148004748_749934076_n.jpg)
Not really visible in the catalogue but the IC Flying Fish has transparent pectoral and pelvic fins. ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: postsaurischian on February 01, 2013, 08:52:40 PM
 :D  What a colourful bouquet of beautiful animals!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 01, 2013, 10:24:15 PM
Amazing lot of figures Brontodocus, I want all figures of this lot  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: tyrantqueen on February 01, 2013, 11:17:32 PM
That's a nice animal bundle :) I see you've got the screech owl. I was kinda hoping to do a walkaround of that one :-[
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on February 02, 2013, 05:01:05 AM
very beautiful new ones Bronty, im especially impressed with the giant salamander and the huntsman spider. im very jealous. ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Ana on February 02, 2013, 09:39:03 AM
Congratulations Brontodocus, wonderful newcomers :D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 02, 2013, 10:13:40 AM
Yay, thanks all! ^-^
That's a nice animal bundle :) I see you've got the screech owl. I was kinda hoping to do a walkaround of that one :-[
Oops, sorry tyrantqueen, it's actually been the first one I photographed. :-\ I guess these things will happen, eventually. But it's also one of the IC figures I was planning to show, too.
very beautiful new ones Bronty, im especially impressed with the giant salamander and the huntsman spider. im very jealous. ^-^
The Science & Nature Huntsman Spider should be easy to get and it's an inexpensive figure, too (the shop I got it from sells it for €1.99). :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 03, 2013, 12:22:39 PM
Hello friends, these are my new acquisitions  ^-^.

(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/5178/p1070145m.jpg)

All figures were a good price, overall Scelidosaurus (5 euros) and now I have the MBA giant squid  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: tyrantqueen on February 03, 2013, 01:13:15 PM
Nice squid :) Did you get the baby with it too?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 03, 2013, 01:20:21 PM
Congrats, Jetoar! :) Oh, and are you going to play with your figures "divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived" now? ;D Honestly, I thought about getting the Papo Henry VIII, too. The MBA Giant Squid, Papo Gemsbok, and Papo Nile Crocodile are all excellent, too. And the CollectA Scelidosaurus is really a bargain and it's in a box!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: tyrantqueen on February 03, 2013, 01:22:28 PM
Congrats, Jetoar! :) Oh, and are you going to play with your figures "divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived" now? ;D Honestly, I thought about getting the Papo Henry VIII, too. The MBA Giant Squid, Papo Gemsbok, and Papo Nile Crocodile are all excellent, too. And the CollectA Scelidosaurus is really a bargain and it's in a box!
Heh, reminds me of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fadCAHjN-s

I loved that show.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 03, 2013, 02:29:03 PM
Nice squid :) Did you get the baby with it too?
 

Thanks Tyrantqueen  ^-^!. No I have only the adult, I am thinkig to buy the baby but in a far future  ^-^.

Congrats, Jetoar! :) Oh, and are you going to play with your figures "divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived" now? ;D Honestly, I thought about getting the Papo Henry VIII, too. The MBA Giant Squid, Papo Gemsbok, and Papo Nile Crocodile are all excellent, too. And the CollectA Scelidosaurus is really a bargain and it's in a box!

Thanks, I bought Henry VIII because its price was 1 euro (Is very cheap) and Scelidosaurus , I have a great discount in toys of this store and I bought it.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 03, 2013, 02:30:23 PM
Congrats, Jetoar! :) Oh, and are you going to play with your figures "divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived" now? ;D Honestly, I thought about getting the Papo Henry VIII, too. The MBA Giant Squid, Papo Gemsbok, and Papo Nile Crocodile are all excellent, too. And the CollectA Scelidosaurus is really a bargain and it's in a box!
Heh, reminds me of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fadCAHjN-s

I loved that show.

It is very cool. I like very much this parody  ;D.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on February 04, 2013, 11:41:34 AM
some new Kaiyodo mammals
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodomammals_zps3e8ecbaa.jpg)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodomandrills_zps358330e6.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: postsaurischian on February 04, 2013, 01:19:57 PM
The Animatales are wonderful! Especially that Hachijyo Island Deer :). I have to get me one!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 04, 2013, 02:05:28 PM
some new Kaiyodo mammals
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodomammals_zps3e8ecbaa.jpg)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodomandrills_zps358330e6.jpg)

Wonderful figures, congrats for your new acquisitions  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on February 04, 2013, 02:19:48 PM
After so long, I finally got the Schleich African porcupine yeah, and the person with it, whatever)!

I had been in a toy store, complaining that I wanted the porcupine, but wouldn't pay $20 for it. A little while later, in the same mall, I was in a discount store and found the same set for $5! Sadly, that was the only Schleich figure at all.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 04, 2013, 03:28:17 PM
After so long, I finally got the Schleich African porcupine yeah, and the person with it, whatever)!

I had been in a toy store, complaining that I wanted the porcupine, but wouldn't pay $20 for it. A little while later, in the same mall, I was in a discount store and found the same set for $5! Sadly, that was the only Schleich figure at all.

Porcupine of Schleich is very beautiful, congrats for your figure friend ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Ana on February 04, 2013, 03:39:04 PM
Great Kaiyodos, congratulations Sauroid :D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 04, 2013, 03:46:51 PM
Those are very nice Animatales! :) I only have the Mandrill of those. and yes, the Hachijo Island Deer looks phantastic!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on February 05, 2013, 12:47:42 AM
After so long, I finally got the Schleich African porcupine yeah, and the person with it, whatever)!

I had been in a toy store, complaining that I wanted the porcupine, but wouldn't pay $20 for it. A little while later, in the same mall, I was in a discount store and found the same set for $5! Sadly, that was the only Schleich figure at all.

Porcupine of Schleich is very beautiful, congrats for your figure friend ^-^.

I was just happy to get it for $5!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on February 05, 2013, 05:58:11 AM
thanks all.  :) (sorry for the lousy pic quality.)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: OkapiBoy on February 05, 2013, 07:17:01 AM
Those are some beautiful additions everyone, love the squid and that Animatale deer.
Here are some new additions for me
[(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN4283_zps50e07a32.jpg)

(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN4281_zps22e9547d.jpg)

(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN4277_zpsa8de9ca7.jpg)

(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN4289_zpsf3ba386a.jpg)

(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN4288_zpsf7158356.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Ana on February 05, 2013, 09:21:38 AM
Congrats! They are very very nice :D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 05, 2013, 01:50:04 PM
Congrats, is the firts time that is see a no catalogue image of peregrin falcon  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: tyrantqueen on February 06, 2013, 01:01:11 PM
I have been searching for this kit for a long time, and finally won it for $8.00 on eBay, with no-one else bidding :o

(http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/55979-2/reptile+amphibian+kit.png)

(http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/55982-2/reptile+amphibian+kit+2.png)

The main reason I wanted this kit is because of the chuckwalla (probably my favourite reptile) and the alligator baby. These kits are supposedly cast from real life, or at least very well sculpted.

I will make walkarounds of each model, both unpainted and when they are painted, if anyone wants to see more 8)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 06, 2013, 04:29:46 PM
Congrats, that's a very nice kit. :) I've seen it for much more several times.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: animaltoyforum on February 06, 2013, 09:54:15 PM
A just bought this lot, the entire Kaiyodo Choco Egg Series 6. Plus one more item, thrown in free for good measure, courtesy of Jubei88 on Ebay (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=11&pub=5574654142&toolid=10001&campid=5337250673&customid=&icep_store=kingcrabcollectibles&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg). Can you tell which figure doesn't belong in the set?

(http://www.animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/kaiyodo_lot.jpg)

So, now I have some more figures to add to the walk-around section :D Watch this space.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 06, 2013, 10:25:50 PM
Congrats, Adam! :) Hehe, the funny thing about it is - they are all Series 6! ;) The majority is ChocoEgg Funny Animals 6 - only the Humpback Whale is a ChocoEgg Animatales/ Animals of Japan figure. The Funny Animals apparently do not continue those consecutive figure numbers from Animatales, so your set starts again with No. 001, the Hamadryas Baboon. Oh - and your very first "Name that critter" riddle (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,77.msg677.html#msg677) is also part of the set! :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 07, 2013, 12:03:55 AM
Amazing lot of figures friend, congrats  8).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on February 10, 2013, 11:09:24 AM
some new figures from Japan
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodomammals2_zpsf6674bd9.jpg)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodoyellowmarginatedboxturtle2versions_zps0e6e4cf7.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on February 10, 2013, 11:28:44 AM
(forgot to add this)
Yowies Urodacus yaschenkoi (australian desert scorpion)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/YOWIESUrodacusscorp_zps80a39bd7.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 10, 2013, 01:58:28 PM
Cool figures, scorpion is very nice, congrats  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 12, 2013, 02:00:26 PM
Didn't I say I can't resist those CollectA animals anymore? ;D
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/857265_10200159929019231_1490008152_o.jpg)
Oh, and I also got my first two Mojö Fun figures!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: tyrantqueen on February 12, 2013, 02:14:41 PM
Brontodocus, why is Wally in your photo?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 12, 2013, 02:26:18 PM
JAJAJAJAJAJ  ^-^ I am waiting to see a walk around of Mojo Great White Shark and other sea animals of Collecta  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on February 12, 2013, 09:53:43 PM
How can anyone ever go this long without the hyena figure? But at least you have it now--and I see the maned wolf, which looks amazing.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Takama on February 13, 2013, 03:52:57 AM
Brontodocus, why is Wally in your photo?

Whenever he has a new lot of items, he likes to hide him inside of it.   Most of the time, its not as Obvius
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 13, 2013, 11:29:11 AM
Hehe, thanks, all! :)
JAJAJAJAJAJ  ^-^ I am waiting to see a walk around of Mojo Great White Shark and other sea animals of Collecta  ^-^.
Yes, exactly, that's the Mojö Fun Great White. :) The shape of the head is very nice but it looks as if the sculpt has only four gill slits (with the fifth one being merely a hint of a gill slit squeezed in) on either side and the claspers are separate from the pelvic fins as if the sculptor didn't know that they are a  part of them.
How can anyone ever go this long without the hyena figure? But at least you have it now--and I see the maned wolf, which looks amazing.
;D Actually I would have bought the figure earlier but there is only one online shop in Germany (at least that I'm aware of) that carries extant animal figures by CollectA and it was out of stock for some time. And I only order there if the total is >€100 to get free shipping. The Maned Wolf is very gracile. CollectA seems to have used a very rigid plastic for it (like they did in some other slender-legged figures, too), I guess that's necessary because the legs are so long and thin. And the paws are really tiny!
Brontodocus, why is Wally in your photo?
Whenever he has a new lot of items, he likes to hide him inside of it.   Most of the time, its not as Obvius
Who? Me? :o No, I never did that. Oh, wait, yes, I did... ;D Admittedly, this one is not crowded enough, but it's been over a year now since I did it the last time. :-[
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 13, 2013, 06:26:10 PM
Hehe, thanks, all! :)
JAJAJAJAJAJ  ^-^ I am waiting to see a walk around of Mojo Great White Shark and other sea animals of Collecta  ^-^.
Yes, exactly, that's the Mojö Fun Great White. :) The shape of the head is very nice but it looks as if the sculpt has only four gill slits (with the fifth one being merely a hint of a gill slit squeezed in) on either side and the claspers are separate from the pelvic fins as if the sculptor didn't know that they are a  part of them.
How can anyone ever go this long without the hyena figure? But at least you have it now--and I see the maned wolf, which looks amazing.
;D Actually I would have bought the figure earlier but there is only one online shop in Germany (at least that I'm aware of) that carries extant animal figures by CollectA and it was out of stock for some time. And I only order there if the total is >€100 to get free shipping. The Maned Wolf is very gracile. CollectA seems to have used a very rigid plastic for it (like they did in some other slender-legged figures, too), I guess that's necessary because the legs are so long and thin. And the paws are really tiny!
Brontodocus, why is Wally in your photo?
Whenever he has a new lot of items, he likes to hide him inside of it.   Most of the time, its not as Obvius
Who? Me? :o No, I never did that. Oh, wait, yes, I did... ;D Admittedly, this one is not crowded enough, but it's been over a year now since I did it the last time. :-[

Very interesting your comment, friend. I didnt know this it. Thanks friend. I am thinking to buy this figure in a future  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on February 14, 2013, 09:55:54 AM
just got these
Safari Ltd chinstrap penguin
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Safarichinstrappenguin2_zps4c8b1f95.jpg)
Safari horned lizard
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Safarihornedlizard1_zps088ff2fe.jpg)
an unknown brand stingray (if anyone knows please inform me)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/stingray2_zpsd78aa3ca.jpg)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/stingray1_zpsff22f72b.jpg)
tfl
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 14, 2013, 02:34:56 PM
just got these
Safari Ltd chinstrap penguin
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Safarichinstrappenguin2_zps4c8b1f95.jpg)
Safari horned lizard
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Safarihornedlizard1_zps088ff2fe.jpg)
an unknown brand stingray (if anyone knows please inform me)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/stingray2_zpsd78aa3ca.jpg)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/stingray1_zpsff22f72b.jpg)
tfl

I have this ray. I bought this ray with another sea animals in a Toys a rus 12 years ago. This ray was in a bag with other sea animals and it is a copy of AAA devil fish  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on February 14, 2013, 03:25:57 PM
ah yes i noticed. it is a good copy of the AAA ray tho. :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 14, 2013, 04:04:43 PM
Congrats, sauroid! :) Still need to get that Chinstrap Penguin!
Very interesting your comment, friend. I didnt know this it. Thanks friend. I am thinking to buy this figure in a future  ^-^.
Are you referring to Wally/Waldo/Walter? That's not a figure, by the way, it's just part of a *.jpg I've copied in. ;) But I would buy a Wally figure, too, if one existed... ;D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 14, 2013, 04:49:28 PM
Congrats, sauroid! :) Still need to get that Chinstrap Penguin!
Very interesting your comment, friend. I didnt know this it. Thanks friend. I am thinking to buy this figure in a future  ^-^.
Are you referring to Wally/Waldo/Walter? That's not a figure, by the way, it's just part of a *.jpg I've copied in. ;) But I would buy a Wally figure, too, if one existed... ;D

Jajajaja, I was talking about of MOJO Great White Shark  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 14, 2013, 04:50:24 PM
ah yes i noticed. it is a good copy of the AAA ray tho. :)

I used this figure as baby ray of AAA version  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 14, 2013, 05:28:51 PM
Ah, okay, it seemed as if you were referring to Wally instead! :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 14, 2013, 05:31:16 PM
Ah, okay, it seemed as if you were referring to Wally instead! :)

No problem friend  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: tyrantqueen on February 19, 2013, 01:22:24 PM
I won this Country Artist's swan model for £36. This is a huge model (almost life sized) and is very heavy. It normally retails for £100+, so I guess I got lucky. Country Artists make beautiful resin models by the way (I don't know if they are available in other countries, I think they're a UK based brand..)

(http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/56256-2/swan+1.png)

(http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/56259-2/swan+feet.png)

I would consider making a walkaround one day, but considering the size of the model, photography is no mean feat :-[
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 19, 2013, 03:19:53 PM
Congrats, what a wonderful swan model with all those individually sculpted feathers! :) There are sources for Country Artists in other countries, too, but I think they are made in the UK and we won't find as many of them on e.g. ebay.de as on ebay.co.uk. I haven't any Country Artists model, yet, but they have some excellent ones, of course. 8)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: tyrantqueen on February 20, 2013, 06:22:11 AM
I also forgot to post, I received the Leonardo Collection Mute Swan today too:

(http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/56290-2/swan+1_001.png)

Congrats, what a wonderful swan model with all those individually sculpted feathers! :) There are sources for Country Artists in other countries, too, but I think they are made in the UK and we won't find as many of them on e.g. ebay.de as on ebay.co.uk. I haven't any Country Artists model, yet, but they have some excellent ones, of course. 8)
Thanks! :) I think they deserve a mention here on the blog, despite not being toys, for their beauty and high production values.

Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 20, 2013, 09:45:00 AM
Congrats for your two mute swan, very impressive  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: tyrantqueen on February 26, 2013, 10:33:23 AM
Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Baby

(http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/56314-3/baby+turtle.png)

Walkaround coming soon... 8)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 28, 2013, 11:17:19 PM
I was never really sure if I should get this one or not - the sculpt is brilliant and the figure is huge, larger than the Safari Ltd Wildlife Wonders Asian Elephant...
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/887566_10200261604521055_414092333_o.jpg)
...but the armor isn't removable (at least not without cutting). :P I still don't know if I should try to customise it (i.e. get rid of all that armor stuff). The ears are a little large, too, but we don't really know the ear size of  Elephas maximus asurus, I guess? ;)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on March 01, 2013, 02:39:55 AM
My daughter saved up to buy that elephant (now discontinued, along with the rest of the New Heroes line, by the way). I can't speak to accuracy, but it is a very cool, impressive figure. Especially at the head of her dragon+dinosaur armies (it helps to have access to a wide variety of cool creatures for play time!).
It appears that disarming it will potentially damage some of the underlying model though.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on March 01, 2013, 12:51:17 PM
Yes, it will be impossible to remove the armour without damage, the plate on the forehead is glued on, the forehead is completely sculpted underneath but I'm not sure yet if the armour has a central peg that fits into a hole in the forehead or something like that. The shin plates are glued on, too, but it looks as if the skin texture is not continued under them. And the straps of the shin armour are sculpted on, as well as the bridle and the spikes on the tusks, so there would be much cutting and puttying to do (and probably replacing the tusks completely). :-\
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on March 05, 2013, 05:38:30 PM
i just got this, still sealed.
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/book1-1_zpsa7e4539d.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Varanus on March 09, 2013, 01:26:53 AM
That looks like a cool book Sauroid! :)

Here are my latest acquisitions:  a different version of the AAA Calote and an Electricray and Emperor Penguin by an unknown company. ^-^
(http://imageshack.us/a/img835/3650/1002085s.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: animaltoyforum on March 09, 2013, 01:38:31 AM
The penguin looks good - nice interesting pose.  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on March 09, 2013, 06:07:04 AM
hi Varanus. that penguin is made by Nayab but marketed by other companies under Lian Huat Hang Ltd and Lontic brands.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on March 09, 2013, 09:28:50 AM
Yes, I have that Penguin, too, mine was marketed by Lontic as part of their Antarctic sets of two figures. I believe it was packaged together with the Hourglass Dolphin. Ah, and there is the Torpedo Ray, too! :)

And a not so recent acquisition I wasn't aware of until yesterday - two months ago copper sent me the Kaiyodo Albino Bichir. Yesterday I was cleaning up and getting rid of boxes and packing material I don't need anymore - and I found something between the packing material... copper had sent me an additional Kaiyodo Animatales Series 10 Red-eared Slider as a gift: :o

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/882042_10200318333499244_472105005_o.jpg)
Many thanks, again, copper! :D And sorry for being so, well... clumsy, lately. :-[
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on March 09, 2013, 09:49:50 AM
wow! good thing you found it and did not get thrown away. :o
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on March 09, 2013, 10:03:03 AM
And I can only learn from it - thoroughly look at the entire packing material of any parcel I get by a forum member I know. I am clinging to the hope I never threw something away before, actually... :-\ Of course, these Kaiyodo figures are so small and lightweight, when you put a box away you may not notice if an unexpected figure is still in it...
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: OkapiBoy on March 10, 2013, 06:24:12 AM
Great additions everyone! I have a few joining my collection...

Female Nyala antelope by Harriet, really beautiful figure.
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN4552_zpsc1f5c39a.jpg)

(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN4554_zps6e738159.jpg)

AAA ducks
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN4596_zpsc298dd4a.jpg)

Colorata big cats
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN4613_zps14ba33b5.jpg)

AAA Hyaena and porcupine
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN4599_zps46a5f434.jpg)

Schleich Hippo and calf
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN4593_zpsfddabfaa.jpg)
and Texas Longhorn - a really nice figure
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN4590_zpsbc7ad0e5.jpg)

African buffalo by Mojo
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN4589_zps6cfb8f58.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on March 10, 2013, 11:05:17 AM
Wonderful figures, Mojo have done a good work with the buffalo  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on March 10, 2013, 04:05:54 PM
cool new ones OkapiBoy ^-^

newish Schleich lion
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/SChleichmalelion1_zps3c197421.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Varanus on March 11, 2013, 12:24:53 AM
hi Varanus. that penguin is made by Nayab but marketed by other companies under Lian Huat Hang Ltd and Lontic brands.
Good to know! :)  The penguin and tropedo ray have the same labeling on the bottom and seem to be made out of the same type of plastic, so is it made by Nayab too?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on March 11, 2013, 01:28:13 AM
hi Varanus. that penguin is made by Nayab but marketed by other companies under Lian Huat Hang Ltd and Lontic brands.
Good to know! :)  The penguin and tropedo ray have the same labeling on the bottom and seem to be made out of the same type of plastic, so is it made by Nayab too?

It's very possible--Nayab makes lots of animals that get distributed by a variety of sources (much like AAA).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on March 11, 2013, 09:55:58 PM
hi Varanus. that penguin is made by Nayab but marketed by other companies under Lian Huat Hang Ltd and Lontic brands.
Good to know! :)  The penguin and tropedo ray have the same labeling on the bottom and seem to be made out of the same type of plastic, so is it made by Nayab too?

It's very possible--Nayab makes lots of animals that get distributed by a variety of sources (much like AAA).

And now an RA thread update.  I just won a Nayab torpedo ray on ebay! Also won a Kaiyodo swordtail newt recently.

Also received a Tchibo paddlefish from Brontodocus today which is cool. First parcel received ar my new address.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on March 11, 2013, 10:44:03 PM
Also received a Tchibo paddlefish from Brontodocus today which is cool. First parcel received ar my new address.
Hehe, funny coincidence (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,254.msg3992.html#msg3992)... the CollectA Red Panda you sent in return arrived today, too! ;D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on March 12, 2013, 01:39:15 AM
Also received a Tchibo paddlefish from Brontodocus today which is cool. First parcel received ar my new address.
Hehe, funny coincidence (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,254.msg3992.html#msg3992)... the CollectA Red Panda you sent in return arrived today, too! ;D
Excellent.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: HKHollinstone on March 12, 2013, 07:28:40 AM
Wow, they're fantastic additions Ash!  I love the aaa mallard, haven't seen that model before.
I'm very glad you like the nyala ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on March 13, 2013, 11:15:23 PM
Helge sent me a parcel containing... this:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/886845_10200347664752507_1128613496_o.jpg)
 :D :D :D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on March 28, 2013, 07:15:03 AM
very cool new ones brontodocus
my recent acquisitions
Red Data black african rhinoceros
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/REDDATArhino2_zps032aa93a.jpg)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/REDDATArhino1_zps5019ac3f.jpg)
Sega Dynastes hercules ecuatorianus
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/SEGADynastesherculesecuatorianus1_zps613478a4.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on March 28, 2013, 10:14:02 AM
Wow, congrats sauroid! :) I wasn't aware of this Sega Hercules Beetle. :o How big is it and where did you get it? If you like you could also add it here (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,32.0.html). :)

Did you get the Red Data Black Rhinoceros with or without the base?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on March 28, 2013, 11:34:25 AM
Wow, congrats sauroid! :) I wasn't aware of this Sega Hercules Beetle. :o How big is it and where did you get it? If you like you could also add it here (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,32.0.html). :)

Did you get the Red Data Black Rhinoceros with or without the base?
the Sega Hercules beetle is six inches long.
i get all my japanese figures, either loose or mint, from a japanese relative who sends me stuff on a (almost) weekly basis. ^-^
unfortunately, i either lost the base of the red data rhino or it didnt come with one when i received it. (i threw away so many packing stuff that it could have been included, like what almost happened to your kaiyodo turtle). it happened before with my shipment of loose Kabaya dinosaur figures.  :'(
will post pics on the beetle thread.  ;)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on March 28, 2013, 03:05:33 PM
unfortunately, i either lost the base of the red data rhino or it didnt come with one when i received it. (i threw away so many packing stuff that it could have been included, like what almost happened to your kaiyodo turtle). it happened before with my shipment of loose Kabaya dinosaur figures.  :'(
Oh, no, sorry to read that... :( While it may not help much - it's one of the simpler bases from the series, anyways, and the figure still looks impressive (I like its rather gracile, dynamic build). :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on March 29, 2013, 12:52:38 PM
yes that rhino is too slender actually.
some more recent arrivals
Tosa, the imperial japanese warrior dog
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/TOSA1_zps08ed2263.jpg)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/TOSA2_zps748c693d.jpg)
Kabaya matamata turtle (this is made of polystone)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/KABAYAmatamataturtle1_zps52ea5ad7.jpg)
Kabaya giant anteater
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/KABAYAgiantanteater_zps895c3535.jpg)
preserved insect (is this a species of assassin bug?). not a toy but collectible.
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/preservedbug_zpsc4dd8baa.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on March 29, 2013, 01:50:12 PM
Yes, the Red Data Black Rhino is a little too slender but I appreciate how they captured that Black Rhinos are comparatively more slender and gracile than other rhinos, I guess the sculptor went just a little too far (the same is probably true for the Red Data Gorilla which is also very slender).

Hey, and congrats for the Kabaya Matamata! :)

The insect is definitely not an assassin bug. But it's less easy to say what it is instead... It is apparently a member of the Pentatomorpha (which consists of many families, though) and I would need to be able to see scutellum size, presence or absence of ocelli on the head, number of tarsomers (two or three) and number of longitudinal veins in the membrane of the forewing to tell which family it is. :-\
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Varanus on March 30, 2013, 05:44:18 AM
Nice scores Sauroid and Brontodocus! :D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on March 30, 2013, 10:47:09 PM
Today I was visiting sea life aquarium and I bought some figures. I will share images of them.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on March 31, 2013, 02:53:25 AM
I've had a few things show up lately (with more on the way...I will wait to say more until those arrive).

I did, however, come across a set of bin lizards at a local dollar store--and picked up a helmeted iguana, draco flying dragon, tiger/fire salamander, and OLM! I don't have my camera in a convenient spot right now so I don't have photos, but I will get some up when I can.

And sorry, but the olm was the only one there... :-\ (same with the others)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on March 31, 2013, 09:39:42 AM
Congrats, Jetoar & Sean... but, you know, like the man in black would say...
And sorry, but the olm was the only one there... :-\ (same with the others)
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! :'( ;D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on April 05, 2013, 08:15:20 PM
Wow, this one has been longer in the mail than expected (almost four weeks within the EU, I guess it may have something to do with easter and the cold weather) but the pleasure unpacking this parcel was probably even greater...

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/886639_10200464063102393_1027258376_o.jpg)
So today I received all these from copper (the albino Corydoras was an unexpected extra)! :D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on April 06, 2013, 04:26:12 AM
Wow, this one has been longer in the mail than expected (almost four weeks within the EU, I guess it may have something to do with easter and the cold weather) but the pleasure unpacking this parcel was probably even greater...

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/886639_10200464063102393_1027258376_o.jpg)
So today I received all these from copper (the albino Corydoras was an unexpected extra)! :D

Your photo reminds me that I was too late to finally get a Kaiyodo axolotl...oh well. Someday perhaps. At least I have my olm!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on April 06, 2013, 04:47:08 PM
great new additions Dr. Andre. ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on April 07, 2013, 09:34:10 AM
Cool acquisitions Brontodocus
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on April 08, 2013, 12:07:35 PM
Thanks, sauroid & Jetoar! :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on April 10, 2013, 04:20:02 AM
I can finally get pictures of everything new on here!

First up, my daughter's haul:
(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-dPDxEFncCS8/UWTQoGVfFlI/AAAAAAAAAFM/0kGZIV2BeiM/s855/HPIM6805.JPG)

Schleich Yak (the grey plant eater--she gets $20 and this is what she asks for...), arctic fox kit, mixed breed dog (with curly tail, like our pure bred! And it was a free gift). And Safari Incredible Creatures Hamster and Guinea Pig (they smell so much better than the real things, and are much quieter).

My son's most recent:
(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-lfxrWkjH7a4/UWTQo7KxgKI/AAAAAAAAAFc/B6mOPrb18Y0/s855/HPIM6811.JPG)

Safari Incredible Creatures Hermit Crab, Honeybee, Sallylightfoot Crab, and Blue Swimmer crab

All of the Safari stuff came from a Michael's, good thing they have phone-ready coupons!

Now my stuff. First, the range of figures that have arrive din the mail over the last month (lots of sources):

(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-QNEaUlWjr6s/UWTQoc-cXAI/AAAAAAAAAFU/HV4NCRndsbU/s855/HPIM6825.JPG)

From Brontodocus, the Tchibo Paddlefish (I now have a hand-sculpted Paddlefish decoy and a kids' squirt toy paddlefish--where is my Japanese or other model?); from ebay seller ig88droid a Kaiyodo swordtail newt (bottom right, with red & yellow); from ebay seller GoldfishGirl, a Nayab torpedo ray; and from ebay seller japanfigure1996 a Kaiyodo Lajke Biwa Catfish, bottlecap TUbe Worm, Kuroiwa's Gecko, western Japanese clawed salamander, red face gouldian finch and Ryuku odd-tooth snake

And the local finds, from a set of 'lizards' in a dollar store bin:

(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-tpemyZWKAx4/UWTQu-O4JrI/AAAAAAAAAFk/bkrnoKxyOjo/s855/HPIM6826.JPG)

Going counter-clockwise from the upper left:

Draco flying lizard, fire (?) salamander (I'd be open to feedback on this one); olm; crested iguana; and what I (and, upon seeing it, my son) think might be a Tuatara!
The rest of the set is pretty poor or generic, but the store was sold out of most of them by now.

If only I had somewhere to display this stuff now...
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on April 10, 2013, 02:28:14 PM
Congrats! :) I'm still tempted getting the Guinea Pig for my sons, too (I even thought of repainting it - there is a series of books for children about a female named "King-Kong" only that it would be black and white). One question: Is the olm really stamped olm underneath? It's brown and has, well, very many fingers (especially for an olm but five would be too much for any salamander) and well-developed eyes, too. It really reminds me of a larva of the Grotto Salamander, Eurycea spelaea.
If only I had somewhere to display this stuff now...
More shelves for your Ikea Detolf cabinets! :) Really, I remember some of your collection photos on DTF and I believe your glass cabinets are Ikea Detolf (I'm thinking about getting one or two for myself, too). While they are not too pricey something that bothers me is that there are only three glass shelves which is a real waste of space for Gashapon size figures. But a few days ago I found that someone described a nice way to add more shelves to the cabinet which makes Detolf interesting for me, too. :) If you're interested, I might still find the link but the method is very simple, anyways.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: tyrantqueen on April 10, 2013, 05:27:37 PM
Nice acquisitions Sbell.  The plastic hamster would have the advantage of not being able to bite you (I remember being bitten by my pet hamsters when I was a kid, not a pleasant experience)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on April 11, 2013, 02:22:58 AM
Congrats! :) I'm still tempted getting the Guinea Pig for my sons, too (I even thought of repainting it - there is a series of books for children about a female named "King-Kong" only that it would be black and white). One question: Is the olm really stamped olm underneath? It's brown and has, well, very many fingers (especially for an olm but five would be too much for any salamander) and well-developed eyes, too. It really reminds me of a larva of the Grotto Salamander, Eurycea spelaea.
If only I had somewhere to display this stuff now...
More shelves for your Ikea Detolf cabinets! :) Really, I remember some of your collection photos on DTF and I believe your glass cabinets are Ikea Detolf (I'm thinking about getting one or two for myself, too). While they are not too pricey something that bothers me is that there are only three glass shelves which is a real waste of space for Gashapon size figures. But a few days ago I found that someone described a nice way to add more shelves to the cabinet which makes Detolf interesting for me, too. :) If you're interested, I might still find the link but the method is very simple, anyways.

It isn't marked as 'olm'. As usual, they are just stamped with China and a number. I am guessing that colour can't gbe trusted too much, as I don't think were being too accurate (did you see the tuatara!?). But it seems to fit mostly with that; whatever it turns out to be, it is unique.

Here's a 'better' picture:

(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-whNsqTP6bCg/UWTbEjoh1bI/AAAAAAAAAGI/j5nrTdju7mA/s640/HPIM6795.jpg)

As for the shelves, I don't have Detolfs anymore; I sold them when we moved. My current shelves are big wooden Ikea display cabinets, but everything that was moved is packed up (since we expect to buy a house at some point anyway). So really, I have lots of space, but the doors are packed somewhere away from the cabinets, and the shelves would be pretty bare right now!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: postsaurischian on April 11, 2013, 02:48:58 PM
First up, my daughter's haul:
(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-dPDxEFncCS8/UWTQoGVfFlI/AAAAAAAAAFM/0kGZIV2BeiM/s855/HPIM6805.JPG)

My son's most recent:
(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-lfxrWkjH7a4/UWTQo7KxgKI/AAAAAAAAAFc/B6mOPrb18Y0/s855/HPIM6811.JPG)

 ;D Ha, ha .... it's so obvious which are the girl's and which ones are the boy's figures. Lovely!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on April 11, 2013, 03:13:21 PM
First up, my daughter's haul:
(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-dPDxEFncCS8/UWTQoGVfFlI/AAAAAAAAAFM/0kGZIV2BeiM/s855/HPIM6805.JPG)

My son's most recent:
(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-lfxrWkjH7a4/UWTQo7KxgKI/AAAAAAAAAFc/B6mOPrb18Y0/s855/HPIM6811.JPG)

 ;D Ha, ha .... it's so obvious which are the girl's and which ones are the boy's figures. Lovely!

This time--but my daughter is also the one who saved up for the Schleich war elephant and Papo Brachiosaurus. Their tastes are as varied as my collection!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: tyrantqueen on April 12, 2013, 12:06:42 PM
(http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/57391-2/softshell+and+toads.png)

8)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on April 18, 2013, 02:41:21 PM
that softshell and the two anurans are very cool figures TQ

my recent acquisitions
mojo fun tiger cub
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojofuntigercub3_zps73dd965b.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojofuntigercub3_zps73dd965b.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojofuntigercub2_zps17f3aad5.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojofuntigercub2_zps17f3aad5.jpg.html)
discontinued Schleich wild boar/piglet
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Schleichwildboarandpiglet2_zps89eb61ac.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Schleichwildboarandpiglet2_zps89eb61ac.jpg.html)
discontinued Schleich male gorilla
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Schleich2001malegorilla2_zps398e81d6.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Schleich2001malegorilla2_zps398e81d6.jpg.html)
discontinued Schleich giraffe
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Schleich2003giraffe2_zps5a0173e0.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Schleich2003giraffe2_zps5a0173e0.jpg.html)
discontinued Schleich zebra foal
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Schleich90szebrafoal2_zps7eb3ec41.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Schleich90szebrafoal2_zps7eb3ec41.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: animaltoyforum on April 18, 2013, 02:47:47 PM
Nice new additions Sauroid  8) The Schleich boar piglet is especially rather nice!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on April 19, 2013, 02:35:41 PM
Wonderful Shleich discontinued figures, congrats!  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on April 19, 2013, 07:13:01 PM
thanks Doc and  Jetoar. ;)

some more recent ones
CollectA nile croc
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/collectAnilecroc1_zps02dbb531.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/collectAnilecroc1_zps02dbb531.jpg.html)
AAA giraffe calf
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAAgiraffecalf1_zps88795254.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/AAAgiraffecalf1_zps88795254.jpg.html)
AAA indian rhino
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAAindianrhino1_zps36fab832.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/AAAindianrhino1_zps36fab832.jpg.html)
AAA hippo calf (would look better with matte paint)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAAhippocalf2_zps6ffa8642.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/AAAhippocalf2_zps6ffa8642.jpg.html)
Bullyland tokay gecko
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/bullylandtokaygecko3_zpsc287342e.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/bullylandtokaygecko3_zpsc287342e.jpg.html)
Bullyland seahorse
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/bullylandseahorse1_zps92284670.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/bullylandseahorse1_zps92284670.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on April 19, 2013, 08:33:20 PM
Ah, the Bullyland Tokay Gecko! :) Still have to get that one, too.

Oh, I have some new ones, too:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/539696_10200530922893846_811936776_n.jpg)
The Bullyland Prehistoric Mammals were, well, I already had them but I had to push the total over €60 to get free shipping. And my old Megatherium had its tongue broken off (I sculpted a new one).
But most important, finally I have the IC Townsend's Big-eared Bat and the WS Sealife Sunfish! ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: tyrantqueen on April 19, 2013, 08:58:23 PM
That bat is magnificent and the snail almost looks real :o
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on April 19, 2013, 10:56:26 PM
Thanks, tyrantqueen! :) I was hesitating for, well, over a year until I finally decided to buy the snail. I should have bought it earlier. Oh, and the bat was of course one of the most anticipated figures for me this year!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on April 19, 2013, 11:35:39 PM
amazing new acquisitions, well done friends  ^-^!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Ana on April 20, 2013, 09:43:20 AM
Great newcomers Brontodocus! Congratulations! :D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on April 20, 2013, 08:35:52 PM
my last acquisitions  ^-^.

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/3779/p1070440u.jpg)

(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/5654/p1070630.jpg)

(http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/6958/p1070629q.jpg)

(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/9581/p1070519y.jpg)

(http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/8175/p1070520b.jpg)

(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/431/p1070521i.jpg)

All figures and books are wonderfull from my point of view  ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on April 20, 2013, 08:39:49 PM
wow you got so many cool new acquisitions Dr. Andre and Jetoar. congrats . :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on April 20, 2013, 09:11:34 PM
wow you got so many cool new acquisitions Dr. Andre and Jetoar. congrats . :)

Thanks friend, I am happy that you like them  ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on April 20, 2013, 11:30:34 PM
Congrats, Jetoar! :) Which reminds me of the bitter fact that so far I still haven't any warthog figure... :'( That needs to be changed, soon! :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on April 21, 2013, 02:06:05 PM
Congrats, Jetoar! :) Which reminds me of the bitter fact that so far I still haven't any warthog figure... :'( That needs to be changed, soon! :)

Thanks friend, I happy that you like it,dont worry for the warthog figures, I bought the mine in a local store, and now it is posibble to find them  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on April 21, 2013, 02:44:03 PM
we are on the same boat Dr. Andre. i need warthog figures in my collection.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on April 21, 2013, 04:22:38 PM
Urgh, and too bad that the retired Wild Safari Warthog seems to be not so easy to find anymore (at least over here in Germany)...  :'(
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on April 27, 2013, 01:27:27 PM
some recent ones
re-ment hippo
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/re-menthippo2_zps0b3a3f9e.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/re-menthippo2_zps0b3a3f9e.jpg.html)
monterey bay aquarium great hammerhead shark
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mbagreathammerheadshark2_zpsce17ac6a.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mbagreathammerheadshark2_zpsce17ac6a.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mbaghs4_zps715194b9.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mbaghs4_zps715194b9.jpg.html)
more Schleich 1999 seals
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/moreSchleich99seals1_zps79817e3a.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/moreSchleich99seals1_zps79817e3a.jpg.html)
safari ltd whale shark
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltdwhaleshark1_zps917af987.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltdwhaleshark1_zps917af987.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Takama on April 27, 2013, 07:17:19 PM
I got the schelich 2013 peacock yesterday.   Expect a walkaround tonight or sooner
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: blackdanter on April 28, 2013, 11:54:30 AM
Morning folks,
Some of you may know me from DTF. I usually collect dinos but am apt to get a little bored with them from time to time ............... head like a merry go round as my wife says! Anyhow, I do collect some extant animal figures. Only insects, unusual fish, some lizards and Salamanders/newts. Only a handful really. The insects started after acquiring a few Yujin ones in dino job lots. I love the beetles and keep one eye out for beetle figures from time to time. I just acquired a large job lot of steroid infused Japanese beetle figures and received package 1 of 2 this week. Here it is unpacked. These are a mixture of Subarudo and T-Arts. When the second package arrives I should have a full set of both. With both sets you can open the wing cases and add the wings if you wish but my taste is not to have these added. There are four in the Subarudo set and the fourth figure is oddly a hornet. I forgot to add this in for the photo. I will ultimately have a few duplicates all told, I think possibly 3 sets of Subarudo and odd doubles of the T-Arts just in case anyone has anything for trade in a similar vein.

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u299/blackdanter/Subarudo_zps7e5edd5c.jpg)

   
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: tyrantqueen on April 28, 2013, 02:30:21 PM
Beautiful beetles 8)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on April 28, 2013, 03:22:54 PM
Wonderful figures, congrats  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on April 29, 2013, 03:03:17 PM
Whoa, congrats! :) I still haven't a single Subarudo beetle! I'd be really interested in a trade, even though I may not have as much to trade left than I used to have...
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: KathyAnderson on April 30, 2013, 01:08:12 AM
Those beetles are really realistic!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: blackdanter on May 02, 2013, 05:48:09 PM
April's haul. Unusually good month for me! Just happened across a few things on my list:

AAA Deep Sea Fish

Already had a few examples of the ELC ones but that darn Pelican Eel had been eluding me. Came across a BIN set of new figures which included the eel and, as my others were used figures, I decided to have them. I've already got a Hatchet fish someplace. Is it me or are these figures smaller than the ELC ones? I'm sure the Bat fish is half the size of my existing one but can't be digging through the loft to find it!

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u299/blackdanter/AAAfish01_zps041f0468.jpg)

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u299/blackdanter/AAAfish02_zpsaa9e2251.jpg)

I do love salamander and newt figures!

Paid through the nose at Monsterhouse for the retired Bullyland Fire Salamander but it was a want, Want, WANT (thanks to Brontodocus!). The Colorata salamander was a happy accident x3 (cough!). I was surprised that it's larger than expected. And, picked up a couple of Kaiyodo's I hadn't got (I think I have all of the standard Choco Q and Furuta salamanders/newts now)  ;)

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u299/blackdanter/Salamanders01_zps2c3f4b47.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on May 02, 2013, 10:18:53 PM
Wow, congrats, John!  :) I thought the AAA deep-sea fish were fairly large (about as large as their Safari Ltd counterparts) and ELC is still sort of a mystery to me. Weren't at least some AAA figures distributed by ELC? I didn't know there may be differently sized deep-sea fish by AAA and ELC. But I had seen used figures in a German auction before where the figures looked a good deal smaller, so that may be the reason then. The Colorata salamander is the only figure I have from the retired River Life box. Got mine via Japan auctions as a single figure and thanks to Jauce fees it turned out to cost me over €10 in the end (BIN price was 300 yen if I remember correctly). :-\
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: OkapiBoy on May 03, 2013, 02:47:05 AM
Helge sent me a parcel containing... this:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/886845_10200347664752507_1128613496_o.jpg)
 :D :D :D

Lucky you! I really want that saurolophus! :) Hope to one day find it ;)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: OkapiBoy on May 03, 2013, 02:49:00 AM
April's haul. Unusually good month for me! Just happened across a few things on my list:

AAA Deep Sea Fish

Already had a few examples of the ELC ones but that darn Pelican Eel had been eluding me. Came across a BIN set of new figures which included the eel and, as my others were used figures, I decided to have them. I've already got a Hatchet fish someplace. Is it me or are these figures smaller than the ELC ones? I'm sure the Bat fish is half the size of my existing one but can't be digging through the loft to find it!

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u299/blackdanter/AAAfish01_zps041f0468.jpg)

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u299/blackdanter/AAAfish02_zpsaa9e2251.jpg)

I do love salamander and newt figures!

Paid through the nose at Monsterhouse for the retired Bullyland Fire Salamander but it was a want, Want, WANT (thanks to Brontodocus!). The Colorata salamander was a happy accident x3 (cough!). I was surprised that it's larger than expected. And, picked up a couple of Kaiyodo's I hadn't got (I think I have all of the standard Choco Q and Furuta salamanders/newts now)  ;)

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u299/blackdanter/Salamanders01_zps2c3f4b47.jpg)

Those beetles are awesome, but I love the deep sea fish! I saw the set once, but did not have the $ at that time to get them :(
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: blackdanter on May 03, 2013, 08:02:49 AM
Wow, congrats, John!  :) I thought the AAA deep-sea fish were fairly large (about as large as their Safari Ltd counterparts) and ELC is still sort of a mystery to me. Weren't at least some AAA figures distributed by ELC? I didn't know there may be differently sized deep-sea fish by AAA and ELC. But I had seen used figures in a German auction before where the figures looked a good deal smaller, so that may be the reason then. The Colorata salamander is the only figure I have from the retired River Life box. Got mine via Japan auctions as a single figure and thanks to Jauce fees it turned out to cost me over €10 in the end (BIN price was 300 yen if I remember correctly). :-\

Thanks Andre. ELC used to carry a large chunk of the AAA range. They had a limited number of reptiles, the deep sea fish, insects and most of the wildlife and farm figures. I still have a huge ant eater and gorilla someplace from ELC which are AAA. Of course, they carried the dinosaurs and the usual prehistoric mammals as well (sadly not the Entelodont and Hyaenadon). ELC have shrunk as a company, the two local stores have closed and the nearest is 60 odd miles away from me now, but in any case their AAA stocks dwindled to next to nothing so I'm not overly fussed! I have a few dinosaurs, lizards, insects etc that came from ELC but most everything else I'd like to get seems to be available in the US from places that don't ship internationally.

I don't have the Safari deep sea fish so can't say how they'd compare. I don't really collect Safari figures. I do still have a few but donated most of my Safari dinosaurs (around 60) to a local school last year.   

I'm not sure about the other AAA deep sea fish but I'm convinced that the Bat fish is a lot smaller. I'll update when I've gotten around to making comparisons.

I only have the Colorata salamander from the River Life set. I don't think there's anything else in the set I would want. I think the rest of the set is mainly fish?   
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: blackdanter on May 03, 2013, 08:07:37 AM


Those beetles are awesome, but I love the deep sea fish! I saw the set once, but did not have the $ at that time to get them :(

Thanks Okapiboy (it's Boki surely?)

I thought you had all of the AAA deep sea fish?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: KathyAnderson on May 03, 2013, 03:47:05 PM
I LOVE LOVE love those deep-sea fish! They're cool!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on May 04, 2013, 04:47:49 AM
It seems I only rarely have anything to add these days...but today changes that!

I had a friend visiting Japan who visited the Osaka aquarium and found some Colorata boxes for me!

I finally own the Marine mammals (original), tropical frogs (that's a lot of frogs in there!) and the now-discontinued Endangered Reptiles (spare crocodile and Tuatara! Whoo!).

But there was also something unexpected--each box had two mini Colorata figures! I have never, in the course of now 18 Colorata sets (give or take) seen that--all marine focused (given the Aquarium, it makes sense).  I received an orca, a great white shark, two manta rays (given the size, they can be Manta alfredi compared to the sharks box manta!), a seal (haven't determined what kind) and...a coelacanth! All of them are about 25mm long or so, so not to scale but great for diorama-ing.

It does make me wonder a few things--is this common in the zoos and aquariums where they are sold? I have never ran into that before (including from other sealed boxes from other zoos and aquaria). Is it just for this aquarium? And just how many are there?  Judging by the ones I have, there are at least 3 sets represented (marine mammals, sharks, fossil fish) and if that is true, are the whole sets present in miniature?

And if so, how fast can I get to Osaka and dig until I uncover a mini gar and bichir!

On a sadder note, my friend did not appear to have any Kaiyodo gashapon success. But I still got little rare animals!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on May 04, 2013, 06:30:44 AM
awesome! that sounds like a very cool acquisition for you sbell. i can't wait to see pics when they arrive.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: KathyAnderson on May 04, 2013, 03:43:29 PM
Your new figures sound really cool!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on May 04, 2013, 05:26:54 PM
awesome! that sounds like a very cool acquisition for you sbell. i can't wait to see pics when they arrive.

I already have them! I just need the time to take pictures!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on May 05, 2013, 01:06:06 PM
just received these yesterday (among boxes of dino figures)
re-ment african elephant
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/re-mentafricanelephant2_zpsd4782629.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/re-mentafricanelephant2_zpsd4782629.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/re-mentafricanelephant4_zps393b529d.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/re-mentafricanelephant4_zps393b529d.jpg.html)
safari ltd 1998 lion (quite ugly but i still want it in my collection)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltd1998lion1_zps40894ca1.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltd1998lion1_zps40894ca1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: animaltoyforum on May 05, 2013, 01:25:13 PM
Yeah, the lion has eye make up like an ancient Egyptian ;)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: KathyAnderson on May 05, 2013, 04:27:24 PM
The lion looks cute like that! :) ;) But i do agree..:)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on May 05, 2013, 11:05:20 PM
congrats for your acquisitions  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: tyrantqueen on May 15, 2013, 04:15:30 PM
Kitan Club gecko

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee26/Weeze1990/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/kitangecko_zpsc8da35f5.png) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/Weeze1990/media/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/kitangecko_zpsc8da35f5.png.html)

Saw this guy for sale on Yahoo! Japan auctions, but I was super happy when it popped up on eBay.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on May 15, 2013, 08:54:57 PM
That gecko is awesome. Was it expensive?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: tyrantqueen on May 15, 2013, 11:05:41 PM
It was about 9 USD including shipping. I don't know if that's good or bad for a collectible of this kind.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on May 16, 2013, 02:41:00 AM
It was about 9 USD including shipping. I don't know if that's good or bad for a collectible of this kind.

I would say that is fair for a Japanese figure.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on May 16, 2013, 10:36:05 AM
Hey, congrats, tyrantqueen! :) I guess for getting it as a single figure and not having to buy the entire set, $9 including shipping seems really good. Hey, does it even have tiny scales printed on? :o

I received my Subarudo, Tomy, and T-A.R.T.S beetles! :D Many thanks to John (blackdanter)!
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/294834_10200679604490793_2123377139_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on May 18, 2013, 09:43:50 AM
whoah those are awesome beetles Dr. Andre.

my recent ones
Colorata saltwater croc
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/COLORATAsaltwatercrocodile1_zps5bad568f.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/COLORATAsaltwatercrocodile1_zps5bad568f.jpg.html)
Colorata leatherback sea turtle (i lost the base)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/COLORATAleatherbackseaturtle1_zpsbd94469d.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/COLORATAleatherbackseaturtle1_zpsbd94469d.jpg.html)
re-ment giraffe
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/re-mentgiraffe_zps527af387.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/re-mentgiraffe_zps527af387.jpg.html)
Bandai giraffe and calf
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/BANDAIgiraffeandcalf2_zps47b05115.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/BANDAIgiraffeandcalf2_zps47b05115.jpg.html)
Fame Master moose
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/FAMEMASTERmoose2_zpsc5621b92.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/FAMEMASTERmoose2_zpsc5621b92.jpg.html)
Marusan foxhound
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/MARUSANfoxhound1_zps44e4d08c.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/MARUSANfoxhound1_zps44e4d08c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: KathyAnderson on May 18, 2013, 07:43:57 PM
I love the baby giraffe, sauroid! It's cute.:)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on May 18, 2013, 08:09:51 PM
aw thanks Kathy. ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: blackdanter on May 19, 2013, 09:18:03 AM
Some interesting critters:

AAA labelled Crab (Swimming crab?)
AAA labelled Rhinoceros Beetle (looks like a dung beetle of some sort!)
AAA labelled Praying Mantis
Bullyland Eel
Chap Mei Icthyosaur
Bullyland Pike

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u299/blackdanter/Recent_zps2aa81022.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on May 19, 2013, 10:56:23 AM
Wonderful  figures^^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: blackdanter on May 19, 2013, 01:18:59 PM
Wonderful  figures^^

Thanks Jetoar. I really don't have a preference with this little group at all. I like them all! Having said that, the Chap Mei is one of those figures you keep picking up to have a look at ;O)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: blackdanter on May 19, 2013, 01:29:23 PM
Hey, congrats, tyrantqueen! :) I guess for getting it as a single figure and not having to buy the entire set, $9 including shipping seems really good. Hey, does it even have tiny scales printed on? :o

I received my Subarudo, Tomy, and T-A.R.T.S beetles! :D Many thanks to John (blackdanter)!
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/294834_10200679604490793_2123377139_n.jpg)

Ah, glad they arrived safely. You'll be pleased to know that the package containing the Subarudo Hornet arrived on Saturday so I'll get that out to you. I should also have the T-Arts Batocera on it's way to me if you're interested?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on May 19, 2013, 04:56:09 PM
Wonderful  figures^^

Thanks Jetoar. I really don't have a preference with this little group at all. I like them all! Having said that, the Chap Mei is one of those figures you keep picking up to have a look at ;O)

The funny thing is, of the whole line of (now defunct) Bullyland freshwater fish, those are the only two I have as well!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on May 19, 2013, 06:00:08 PM
i love that Chap Mei ichthyosaur too.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on May 19, 2013, 07:37:44 PM
My new acquisitions  ^-^.

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/9241/p1070678v.jpg)

(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/8773/p1070680a.jpg)

(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/9095/p1070681l.jpg)

(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/8995/p1070682e.jpg)

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/6940/p1070683t.jpg)

(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/3115/p1070684d.jpg)

(http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/6206/p1070685.jpg)

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/5319/p1070686y.jpg)

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/349/p1070690x.jpg)

(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/6743/p1070696i.jpg)

(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/1458/p1070702g.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: RockyMountainRex on May 19, 2013, 07:57:19 PM
That is a nice set of acquisitions Jetoar!  It appears you got a wide variety of things to read and to display.   :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on May 19, 2013, 08:36:11 PM
That is a nice set of acquisitions Jetoar!  It appears you got a wide variety of things to read and to display.   :)

Thanks friend. I have a lot of books for read  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Ana on May 20, 2013, 01:17:18 PM
Congratulations! Great additions! :D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on May 20, 2013, 01:21:07 PM
Congratulations! Great additions! :D

Thanks Ana for your words  ^-^!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on May 20, 2013, 01:31:59 PM
Wow, congrats, blackdanter & Jetoar! :)
I guess I've seen German versions of this "Vida Intima de los Animales" books as a child in the late 1970s, the artwork looks very familiar.
Ah, glad they arrived safely. You'll be pleased to know that the package containing the Subarudo Hornet arrived on Saturday so I'll get that out to you. I should also have the T-Arts Batocera on it's way to me if you're interested?
Oh, yes, I'd love to have both! ^-^
AAA labelled Rhinoceros Beetle (looks like a dung beetle of some sort!)
I'm quite sure it's indeed a rhinoceros beetle, only this time it's a female (they are almost always devoid of any horns and a good deal smaller than their male counterparts. AAA made a Chalcosoma caucasus male (picture #30 in this post (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,32.msg160.html#msg160)) and this could indeed be the corresponding female.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: blackdanter on May 21, 2013, 07:50:11 AM
Nice haul Jetoar  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: blackdanter on May 21, 2013, 07:53:09 AM
Wow, congrats, blackdanter & Jetoar! :)
I guess I've seen German versions of this "Vida Intima de los Animales" books as a child in the late 1970s, the artwork looks very familiar.
Ah, glad they arrived safely. You'll be pleased to know that the package containing the Subarudo Hornet arrived on Saturday so I'll get that out to you. I should also have the T-Arts Batocera on it's way to me if you're interested?
Oh, yes, I'd love to have both! ^-^
AAA labelled Rhinoceros Beetle (looks like a dung beetle of some sort!)
I'm quite sure it's indeed a rhinoceros beetle, only this time it's a female (they are almost always devoid of any horns and a good deal smaller than their male counterparts. AAA made a Chalcosoma caucasus male (picture #30 in this post (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,32.msg160.html#msg160)) and this could indeed be the corresponding female.

Ah, thanks Brontodocus. Having looked at the male, although different over all colours, the patterning on the wing cases is very similar. I was also confused about the crab but I see it has been identified in the identification thread  ;)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: blackdanter on May 21, 2013, 07:55:45 AM
Wonderful  figures^^

Thanks Jetoar. I really don't have a preference with this little group at all. I like them all! Having said that, the Chap Mei is one of those figures you keep picking up to have a look at ;O)

The funny thing is, of the whole line of (now defunct) Bullyland freshwater fish, those are the only two I have as well!

Thanks Sean, I hadn't realised that the fish were discontinued. I passed on the other three, one was I think a Salmon but I can't remember what the other two were  :) Do you know how many there were in the original fish group?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on May 22, 2013, 04:03:05 AM
Wonderful  figures^^

Thanks Jetoar. I really don't have a preference with this little group at all. I like them all! Having said that, the Chap Mei is one of those figures you keep picking up to have a look at ;O)

The funny thing is, of the whole line of (now defunct) Bullyland freshwater fish, those are the only two I have as well!

Thanks Sean, I hadn't realised that the fish were discontinued. I passed on the other three, one was I think a Salmon but I can't remember what the other two were  :) Do you know how many there were in the original fish group?

I think there were 6 total--I'm guessing a carp, a couple salmonids...no idea on the last. Maybe there were only 5? As I said, I only got the 2 I liked.

Aaaannnnddd here's a site with 5 (http://www.schleichtiersammler.de/04909d9cac116f901/04909d9cda12eb241/index.html). Good guesses, huh! ;D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: blackdanter on May 22, 2013, 09:28:58 AM
Wonderful  figures^^

Thanks Jetoar. I really don't have a preference with this little group at all. I like them all! Having said that, the Chap Mei is one of those figures you keep picking up to have a look at ;O)

The funny thing is, of the whole line of (now defunct) Bullyland freshwater fish, those are the only two I have as well!

Thanks Sean, I hadn't realised that the fish were discontinued. I passed on the other three, one was I think a Salmon but I can't remember what the other two were  :) Do you know how many there were in the original fish group?

I think there were 6 total--I'm guessing a carp, a couple salmonids...no idea on the last. Maybe there were only 5? As I said, I only got the 2 I liked.

Aaaannnnddd here's a site with 5 (http://www.schleichtiersammler.de/04909d9cac116f901/04909d9cda12eb241/index.html). Good guesses, huh! ;D

Thanks Sean, that's interesting. There definitely wasn't a carp amongst those I was offered so you must have been correct at the six mark. I think the other three were something like a Salmon, Trout and something that reminded me of a Dace or similar (not Carp like at all).

Here's the remainder of the figures I got last week. I had trouble with my photo hosting account at the time so couldn't post them ................ and then forgot ..................... and then remembered again (the joys of getting older huh?).

Three lizards:

AAA Lizard labelled Iguana
Bullyland Tokay Gecko
Bullyland Six Lined Race Runner

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u299/blackdanter/Lizards01_zpsa06d7c4c.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stemturtle on May 22, 2013, 07:31:17 PM
Here is a  listing (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bullyland-3er-Set-Fische-Schuppenkarpfen-Lachs-Blaufelchen-Neu-OVP-/230704895719?pt=DE_Spielzeug_Action_Spielfiguren&hash=item35b71556e7) on German eBay for a set of 3 Bullyland fish: a brook trout, a salmon, and a blue whitefish.  The total in the set may exceed 6.

EDIT:  The "blue whitefish" is called a whitefish on the box.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on May 30, 2013, 12:03:26 PM
Awww, finally some preordered CollectAs arrived!  :D
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/977117_10200752173584975_1070587442_o.jpg)
Seriously, the horns on the Markhor are the sharpest I've ever seen on a toy figure, and they are quite rigid, too. Great for us collectors because they look really good. Probably not so good for very little children, though.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on May 30, 2013, 12:36:52 PM
wow cool new ones. im jealous.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on May 31, 2013, 02:21:27 AM
Confrats for your new acquisitions. I think the same that you. Zebra shark are very nice  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on June 01, 2013, 05:46:03 AM
THose look great. Too bad the Canadian supplier doesn't seem to know how to get stock in a timely manner...
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on June 01, 2013, 03:34:47 PM
Yesterday I bought these toys that from my point of view, they are wonderful  ^-^.

(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/5264/p1070753.jpg)

Ocean playset of Animal in Action (deadly 60) and asian animal zoo of playmobil ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stemturtle on June 01, 2013, 06:35:16 PM
(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-D7k8tzGlCRE/UaotqaLf3zI/AAAAAAAABqc/MhOSez7dEJo/s600/fish%25202.jpg)
Bullyland Freshwater Fish

Here is a scan of the box showing 7 species of Bullyland freshwater fish.  The eBay seller who was mentioned in Reply # 228 charged a total of 17.99 Euros (about $24.00) for a set of 3 fish, including postage to the US.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: blackdanter on June 01, 2013, 07:09:13 PM
(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-D7k8tzGlCRE/UaotqaLf3zI/AAAAAAAABqc/MhOSez7dEJo/s600/fish%25202.jpg)
Bullyland Freshwater Fish

Here is a scan of the box showing 7 species of Bullyland freshwater fish.  The eBay seller who was mentioned in Reply # 228 charged a total of 17.99 Euros (about $24.00) for a set of 3 fish, including postage to the US.

Thanks for posting that stemturtle. I'd say you got a pretty good price there what with the postage and all. It seems that the Carp, Pike and Eel are the tougher ones to source (or at least the more sought after figures - if that applies where fish figures are concerned!). I think I'll pick up the others I was offered now as I quite like the look of them.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on June 01, 2013, 07:13:17 PM
Sorry I have forgotten these images.

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/2627/p1070763e.jpg)

Mcdonalds nature science toys  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Battatitan on June 02, 2013, 02:13:45 PM
Awww, finally some preordered CollectAs arrived!  :D
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/977117_10200752173584975_1070587442_o.jpg)
Seriously, the horns on the Markhor are the sharpest I've ever seen on a toy figure, and they are quite rigid, too. Great for us collectors because they look really good. Probably not so good for very little children, though.

Great additions, Brontodocus, many congratulations. They are some of CollectA's finest. :D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on June 05, 2013, 01:02:09 PM
i just received these.
Colorata golden eagle and northern goshawk
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/COLORATAgoldeneagle1_zps5f2930b4.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/COLORATAgoldeneagle1_zps5f2930b4.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/COLORATAgoshawk1_zpsbcc3f2fa.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/COLORATAgoshawk1_zpsbcc3f2fa.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: blackdanter on June 10, 2013, 04:08:47 PM
Three AAA critters:

Cuttlefish
Tortoise (Labelled 'Star Tortoise')
Lizard (Labelled 'Giant Plated Lizard')

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u299/blackdanter/AAAMisc_zps3cba064e.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on June 10, 2013, 04:26:39 PM
Congrats, John! :) Didn't know that colour version of the cuttlefish before. The lizard looks a lot like a plated lizard, Gerrhosaurus sp.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on June 10, 2013, 07:39:07 PM
Wonderful cutlefish  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on June 10, 2013, 08:25:17 PM
A lot of phantastic figurines here!! Congrats for all  :) :) :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: blackdanter on June 11, 2013, 04:01:09 PM
AAA critters part 2

Hardcore Prawn!


Prawn (labelled 'Unreadable Prawn')
Crab (labelled 'Crab')
Chamaeleon (labelled 'Common Chamaeleon'
Crab (labelled 'Crab')

These crabs look quite different from the others I've seen. Anyone have any idea on what species they may be?

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u299/blackdanter/AAAMisc01_zps731267d7.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on June 12, 2013, 11:36:28 AM
Big congratulations  :) :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on June 12, 2013, 03:17:34 PM
Very nice acquistions  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: blackdanter on June 15, 2013, 12:14:20 PM
I acquired a few of these figures. There are six altogether, 3 lizards and (more interestingly for me) these 3 salamanders. They appear to be:

Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum)
Long Tailed Salamander (Eurycea longicauda)
Northern Red Salamander (Pseudotriton ruber) or Mud Salamander (Pseudotriton montanus)


As they're all American species, I assume they were made for an American company? All figures are marked 'China' & CE mark but nothing else. They are very good quality (not usual China figures).


Anyone seen these before or know what company they were made for?

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u299/blackdanter/Salamanders_zpsca91241e.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on June 15, 2013, 02:41:45 PM
just got these:
Britains indian rhino
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Britainsindianrhino3_zpsc5e5c257.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Britainsindianrhino3_zpsc5e5c257.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Britainsindianrhino4_zps0f3e0bbb.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Britainsindianrhino4_zps0f3e0bbb.jpg.html)
safari ltd 1996 giraffe calf
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltd1996giraffecalf2_zps814301a7.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltd1996giraffecalf2_zps814301a7.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltd1996giraffecalf3_zps0186e098.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltd1996giraffecalf3_zps0186e098.jpg.html)
AAA rabbit
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAArabbit3_zps03b3bbf4.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/AAArabbit3_zps03b3bbf4.jpg.html)
china made manta ray (please confirm if there are real brown manta rays)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/unknownmantaray2_zpsf5c5a7be.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/unknownmantaray2_zpsf5c5a7be.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stemturtle on June 15, 2013, 08:19:33 PM
I acquired a few of these figures. There are six altogether, 3 lizards and (more interestingly for me) these 3 salamanders. They appear to be:

Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum)
Long Tailed Salamander (Eurycea longicauda)
Northern Red Salamander (Pseudotriton ruber) or Mud Salamander (Pseudotriton montanus)


As they're all American species, I assume they were made for an American company? All figures are marked 'China' & CE mark but nothing else. They are very good quality (not usual China figures).

Anyone seen these before or know what company they were made for?

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u299/blackdanter/Salamanders_zpsca91241e.jpg)

Dinocat62 posted a photo of salamanders here (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,267.msg3121.html#msg3121).  The 3 that you asked about are similar to the Play Visions set of 6 from 1995, but not from the same molds.  You have identified them correctly, where PV calls theirs a Northern red rather than a mud.  I have only 5, missing the mudpuppy, which Sbell has.  The other 2 species in the PV set not shown in your photo are the spotted and the Eastern long-toed.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on June 15, 2013, 08:49:14 PM
Cogratulations for your new figures  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: blackdanter on June 17, 2013, 10:12:43 AM
just got these:
Britains indian rhino
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Britainsindianrhino3_zpsc5e5c257.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Britainsindianrhino3_zpsc5e5c257.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Britainsindianrhino4_zps0f3e0bbb.jpg)
 (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Britainsindianrhino4_zps0f3e0bbb.jpg.html)

I had a few of those as a child. There was also a calf and another Rhino version or separate species as I recall.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: blackdanter on June 17, 2013, 10:16:06 AM
I acquired a few of these figures. There are six altogether, 3 lizards and (more interestingly for me) these 3 salamanders. They appear to be:

Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum)
Long Tailed Salamander (Eurycea longicauda)
Northern Red Salamander (Pseudotriton ruber) or Mud Salamander (Pseudotriton montanus)


As they're all American species, I assume they were made for an American company? All figures are marked 'China' & CE mark but nothing else. They are very good quality (not usual China figures).

Anyone seen these before or know what company they were made for?

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u299/blackdanter/Salamanders_zpsca91241e.jpg)

Dinocat62 posted a photo of salamanders here (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,267.msg3121.html#msg3121).  The 3 that you asked about are similar to the Play Visions set of 6 from 1995, but not from the same molds.  You have identified them correctly, where PV calls theirs a Northern red rather than a mud.  I have only 5, missing the mudpuppy, which Sbell has.  The other 2 species in the PV set not shown in your photo are the spotted and the Eastern long-toed.

Thanks Stemturtle. I wasn't expecting a PV tie with these as I had no idea PV made Salamanders. They are really nice little figures and, compared to my PV prehistoric amphibians, they're very similar and made out of the same material. I'll post the three lizards at some point to see whether they have the same ancestry.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: blackdanter on June 17, 2013, 10:16:45 AM
Cogratulations for your new figures  ^-^.
Thanks Jetoar  ;)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: OkapiBoy on June 19, 2013, 02:54:05 AM
It's been a while, but here are my latest additions
Papo Indian rhino and calf, Safari wildebeest and calf, AAA bison
[(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN0609_zpsbdbe1f0e.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/DSCN0609_zpsbdbe1f0e.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN0598_zps4fb7d5ef.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/DSCN0598_zps4fb7d5ef.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN0613_zps16a7dfc4.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/DSCN0613_zps16a7dfc4.jpg.html)]
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on June 19, 2013, 07:41:57 AM
cool new ones Boki. :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on June 21, 2013, 06:32:55 AM
Finally, after so long, I managed to get the Kaiyodo Enoshima Aquarium Asian Arowana. For well under $20 (which may have been the hardest part). It's a great figure, and I'm glad I was able to add it to the collection. Now I just have to wait until we move to our new house, where I can have a collection room again, and put it out somewhere!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: blackdanter on June 21, 2013, 11:25:05 AM
Finally, after so long, I managed to get the Kaiyodo Enoshima Aquarium Asian Arowana. For well under $20 (which may have been the hardest part). It's a great figure, and I'm glad I was able to add it to the collection. Now I just have to wait until we move to our new house, where I can have a collection room again, and put it out somewhere!

Congrats Sean. I've been drooling over that one for a long time too. Like yourself, I just can't bring myself to pay what a lot of sellers are asking. That said, it could be argued that it's an investment piece I guess (at least, that's what I'd tell the wife!). Please post some pics  ;)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on June 21, 2013, 02:37:32 PM
Finally, after so long, I managed to get the Kaiyodo Enoshima Aquarium Asian Arowana. For well under $20 (which may have been the hardest part). It's a great figure, and I'm glad I was able to add it to the collection. Now I just have to wait until we move to our new house, where I can have a collection room again, and put it out somewhere!

Congrats Sean. I've been drooling over that one for a long time too. Like yourself, I just can't bring myself to pay what a lot of sellers are asking. That said, it could be argued that it's an investment piece I guess (at least, that's what I'd tell the wife!). Please post some pics  ;)

I know--it seems that even when it first came out it was demanding insane $$$. I will get pics when I have access to my camera again. Things have been a mess for the last few months, and with a move in the next few weeks it won't get better soon...
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on June 26, 2013, 04:14:00 AM
I forgot to mention--I also recently picked up some small Malagasy animals from the Wild Republic tube. A Coquerel's Sifaka, a Ruffed lemur, a Giant Day Gecko and 2 Fossas (why two? Why not? Also, the first and only now-discontinued fossa that I know of). I got them from TapirBack, which appears to be the last place to get any of them as WR has discontinued the tube (of course...) which means no leaf-tailed gecko for me :(. I also skipped the Nile Croc, Tortoise and Tomato Frog but she still has them.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: blackdanter on June 26, 2013, 09:02:23 AM
I forgot to mention--I also recently picked up some small Malagasy animals from the Wild Republic tube. A Coquerel's Sifaka, a Ruffed lemur, a Giant Day Gecko and 2 Fossas (why two? Why not? Also, the first and only now-discontinued fossa that I know of). I got them from TapirBack, which appears to be the last place to get any of them as WR has discontinued the tube (of course...) which means no leaf-tailed gecko for me :(. I also skipped the Nile Croc, Tortoise and Tomato Frog but she still has them.

I've been trying to find the River Life tube. I only want the Salamander out of it but the only seller I can find is in Germany and wants £15 for it!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: blackdanter on June 26, 2013, 11:17:47 AM
New acquisitions:

Four nice beetles. I have no idea who the maker is! They are simply marked China and numbered 1 to 4. The last on the right seems to be Dynastes hercules but can anyone ID the others?

Epoch Horseshoe Crab

Safari Red Salamander (Thanks to Andre for this one  ;D)

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u299/blackdanter/New_zps1a94c203.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on June 26, 2013, 11:53:59 AM
Ah, great to see the Red Salamander has arrived, John! :) The beetles are somewhat generic so I am not 100% sure. I can't identify the stag beetle on the left at the moment. The light brown one with the long horn is either Megasoma elephas or Megasoma noguerai. The black stag beetle looks a little like Mesotopus tarandus but the tips of the mandibles are very strange. The beetle on the right is entirely dark which suggests Dynastes neptunus. If the cephalic horn (the lower of the two) is about as long as the pronotal one (the upper one) and two spines below the base of the latter are present which both point forward - then it's D. neptunus.

Today I received a parcel containing this (just to complete my Wildlife Wonders again, eh, among others... ;D ):
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/1012779_10200906443281621_383703569_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on June 26, 2013, 04:43:26 PM
Phantastic newcomers !! Big congrats blackdanter and brontodocus  :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on June 28, 2013, 11:20:48 PM
Very nice acquisitions  ;).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: blackdanter on June 29, 2013, 11:40:02 AM
Here are the 3 lizards that arrived with the salamanders posted a short while ago. The salamanders are certainly PV copies or modified remolds. The lizard on the left also falls into that bracket but what about the other two? Anyone have any ideas or species ID? As with the salamanders, they are very good quality and marked only with 'CE' and 'China'. As the salamanders were all American species I'd imagine that these lizards are as well but, as these were loose figures acquired as a group rather than a set, I cannot actually be certain that they were originally sold in this grouping! Thanks.

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u299/blackdanter/Lizards_zpsc28406a4.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on July 01, 2013, 03:28:46 PM
cool lizards blackdanter. wish i could help but i have no idea.
fresh from the box Nayab hippo.
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Nayabhippo2_zps8a730dab.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Nayabhippo2_zps8a730dab.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Battatitan on July 02, 2013, 09:14:59 PM
cool lizards blackdanter. wish i could help but i have no idea.
fresh from the box Nayab hippo.
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Nayabhippo2_zps8a730dab.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Nayabhippo2_zps8a730dab.jpg.html)

Great hippo, one that's full of character and one I haven't seen before. Even better, it's one of those rare figures which aren't displaying their impressive teeth. I'd better get searching!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on July 02, 2013, 09:41:36 PM
cool lizards blackdanter. wish i could help but i have no idea.
fresh from the box Nayab hippo.
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Nayabhippo2_zps8a730dab.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Nayabhippo2_zps8a730dab.jpg.html)

Great hippo, one that's full of character and one I haven't seen before. Even better, it's one of those rare figures which aren't displaying their impressive teeth. I'd better get searching!

The original Schleich cow hippo was also closed-mouth.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on July 02, 2013, 09:43:48 PM
she is beautiful indeed, though her snout isnt large enough. i'd like to think of it as a juvenile female hippo (to justify the underdeveloped head).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Battatitan on July 02, 2013, 10:45:37 PM
The original Schleich cow hippo was also closed-mouth.

I know; as are the new Mojo, Britains and one of Safari's. It's just a shame that the closed-mouth pose is perceived as uninspiring for an educational toy, whereas for us collectors a sea of gaping hippo mouths becomes rather tiresome.

 
she is beautiful indeed, though her snout isnt large enough. i'd like to think of it as a juvenile female hippo (to justify the underdeveloped head).

Interesting thought, and great reasoning, Sauroid! I suppose she makes for a more diverse collection.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: blackdanter on July 07, 2013, 10:23:34 AM
My wife thinks we have an infestation! Can't think why?

Sega beetles. Small (Gashapon) sized series. Very nice, detailed figures. The larger beetle is also a Sega. It's one of the premium beetle series which are similar to Subarudo. Really rare figures so I'm pleased to have this one  ;)

I haven't gotten around to fixing the minor warping issues yet!

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u299/blackdanter/SegaA_zpse8ed975a.jpg)

Just when you think you have a handle on what's out there something unexpected turns up! I had no idea that Kabaya ever released a set of beetle figures! They're really nice for smaller sized figures and I'm really pleased with them. They also come with game cards so probably date from around the time of the Mushiking craze.

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u299/blackdanter/Kabaya_zps4bb17b0c.jpg)

Just to throw a bit of a curve ball at you! I got this rather large Blip Toys Rattlesnake. Very hefty and imposing figure. I'm not really much of a snake fan but I really like this figure!  ;)

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u299/blackdanter/Blip1_zps9cd24cb3.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on July 07, 2013, 04:11:02 PM
very cool new ones backdanter.
(btw, i have a lot of beetle figures that i'd like you to ID (brands) if it's possible.)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: postsaurischian on July 08, 2013, 05:05:46 PM
 :) Nature Techni Colour 'Nature of Japan Vol.01' No.05 ~ Red-crowned Crane - Grus japonensis

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx267/postsaurischian/Birds/ntcred-crownedcrane01_zpsba77484e.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/postsaurischian/media/Birds/ntcred-crownedcrane01_zpsba77484e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on July 11, 2013, 10:46:49 AM
My wife thinks we have an infestation! Can't think why?

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u299/blackdanter/SegaA_zpse8ed975a.jpg)
Rearing real tropical rhinoceros and stag beetles may draw off the attention from the beetle figures, really. ;D
Nice rattlesnake, too, by the way. Hmm, is "Blip Toys" the same as "Nature's Wonders" which seems to be the predecessor of CollectA?

:) Nature Techni Colour 'Nature of Japan Vol.01' No.05 ~ Red-crowned Crane - Grus japonensis

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx267/postsaurischian/Birds/ntcred-crownedcrane01_zpsba77484e.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/postsaurischian/media/Birds/ntcred-crownedcrane01_zpsba77484e.jpg.html)
Congrats, Helge! :) And just that you posted a figure that reminds us of Niroot, your parcel has arrived two days ago... :D :D :D

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/278853_10201000947644171_1323725723_o.jpg)
Wow, many, many thanks. :-[ ^-^ I cannot describe how I felt when I unpacked it and found that you actually sent me the Kaiyodo Study Room Bongo - together with a print of Niroot's "Hugs Bison". :D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on July 11, 2013, 12:39:24 PM
you guys have awesome new additions. congrats. :)
i only have these two :(
asahiyama zoo vol.3 #3
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/asahiyamazoovol333_zps6db25fe0.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/asahiyamazoovol333_zps6db25fe0.jpg.html)
asahiyama zoo vol.3 #4
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/asahiyamazoovol342_zpsdd640b25.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/asahiyamazoovol342_zpsdd640b25.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on July 12, 2013, 11:35:51 AM
Penguins with the diver are wonderful. Congrats  ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on July 12, 2013, 04:11:06 PM
gracias amigo
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: KathyAnderson on July 12, 2013, 06:45:55 PM
I love looking at all the pictures! :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: docronnie on July 12, 2013, 06:56:20 PM
I was hunting for dinos 2 days ago, but could not resist buying these animals.  They are so life-like, cute and looks like made of ceramic, but they're not.

The only marks on them are R-M.  I searched all night but could not find who made them, until I discovered yesterday, from another forum that they could be made by Re-Ment and they are.

Here are what I got:

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff180/doc_ronnie/All%20Toys/Toy%20Animals/Re-MentStoryoftheSweetAnimals-2008_zpse23f0aa7.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/doc_ronnie/media/All%20Toys/Toy%20Animals/Re-MentStoryoftheSweetAnimals-2008_zpse23f0aa7.jpg.html)
All of them

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff180/doc_ronnie/All%20Toys/Toy%20Animals/Re-MentStoryoftheSweetAnimals3-20083_zps76c48384.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/doc_ronnie/media/All%20Toys/Toy%20Animals/Re-MentStoryoftheSweetAnimals3-20083_zps76c48384.jpg.html)
Ducklings

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff180/doc_ronnie/All%20Toys/Toy%20Animals/Re-MentStoryoftheSweetAnimals8-2008_zpse9726ab1.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/doc_ronnie/media/All%20Toys/Toy%20Animals/Re-MentStoryoftheSweetAnimals8-2008_zpse9726ab1.jpg.html)
Wild pigs

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff180/doc_ronnie/All%20Toys/Toy%20Animals/Re-MentStoryoftheSweetAnimals9-2008_zpsf5d46f36.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/doc_ronnie/media/All%20Toys/Toy%20Animals/Re-MentStoryoftheSweetAnimals9-2008_zpsf5d46f36.jpg.html)
Bear

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff180/doc_ronnie/All%20Toys/Toy%20Animals/Re-MentStoryoftheSweetAnimals3-2008_zpsdf5dbc99.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/doc_ronnie/media/All%20Toys/Toy%20Animals/Re-MentStoryoftheSweetAnimals3-2008_zpsdf5dbc99.jpg.html)
Donkey

TFL!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on July 12, 2013, 11:12:15 PM
Wow, those Asahiyama Zoo figures are brilliant, Sauroid! :) And congrats, docronnie, I think they are very cute and indeed they would fit into what I've seen by Re-Ment so far. :) I'm just guessing, too, but I even thought of Re-Ment before I read about the "R-M".
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: docronnie on July 13, 2013, 06:33:39 AM
Thanks brontodocus!  :)

Actually, my wife collects Re-Ment. I thought rements mean miniature foods, furnitures etc.  She collects them for her Sylvanian Families.  I never thought that Re-Ment is a brand and they also made animals!  :))

So when my wife saw them, she immeditely asked for permission to borrow them, only to find out later that they are made by Re-Ment. :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on July 13, 2013, 11:51:05 AM
Yes, I've noticed that, too, that Re-Ment also focuses on furniture and food miniature figures. But this is something many other Japanese companies do, I've seen similar things by Kaiyodo and the others, too. Re-Ment seems to strive to keep their animal figures on the somewhat cuter side, though. ;D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on July 13, 2013, 12:43:10 PM
Wonderful baby animals ^^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on July 17, 2013, 01:22:50 AM
My birthday is tomorrow and I share with you some gifts for my birthday  ^-^.

(http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/783/sh91.jpg)

(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/4313/f7mg.jpg)

(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/1783/oc9f.jpg)

(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/8264/d3tk.jpg)

(http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/1830/qwpn.jpg)

I will share more images of other figures ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on July 17, 2013, 06:27:37 AM
those are awesome new figures Jetoar. happy birthday. ^-^
here are some of my new ones.
AAA right whale
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAArightwhale1_zpsca060559.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/AAArightwhale1_zpsca060559.jpg.html)
made in hong kong bactrian camel
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/hongkongbactriancamel1_zps6dccd83b.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/hongkongbactriancamel1_zps6dccd83b.jpg.html)
mini sea turtle and tortoise figures
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/minihawksbillturtleandindianstartortoise2_zpsf1729175.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/minihawksbillturtleandindianstartortoise2_zpsf1729175.jpg.html)
Yujin polar bear (havent assembled the tank yet)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/yujinpolarbear2_zpsf43429f6.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/yujinpolarbear2_zpsf43429f6.jpg.html)
enoshima aquarium sea lion
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/enoshimaaquariumsealion1_zpsf8762b86.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/enoshimaaquariumsealion1_zpsf8762b86.jpg.html)
echinoderm/shrimp combo
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/shrimpandstarfish2_zpsb1f9ae2b.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/shrimpandstarfish2_zpsb1f9ae2b.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/shrimpandstarfish1_zps76e37347.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/shrimpandstarfish1_zps76e37347.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on July 17, 2013, 01:03:13 PM
Thanks friend. This right whale is the same that i have  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on July 17, 2013, 02:15:12 PM
more images some gifts of my birthday  ^-^.

(http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/3305/w3u3.jpg)

(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/524/tfr8.jpg)

I will do reviews of these figures  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on July 17, 2013, 03:04:24 PM
Great additions  :) :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: docronnie on July 17, 2013, 03:33:14 PM
Thanks Jetoar!  Great gifts, Congrats!  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on July 17, 2013, 07:28:04 PM
Thanks Jetoar!  Great gifts, Congrats!  :)
Great additions  :) :)

You are welcome friends  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on July 18, 2013, 10:27:41 PM
Yay, great new additions. And belated happy birthday, Jetoar! :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: postsaurischian on July 18, 2013, 11:24:39 PM
(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/524/tfr8.jpg)

 :D What is this? A plush Tylo baby :)??
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on July 19, 2013, 08:49:38 AM
Thanks Brontodocus  ^-^. Ana it is Whirlwind of Ice Age 2 and it is a toy of Kinder surprise  ^-^.

(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/2610/1ip0.jpg)

I share with you thelst images of gift of my Birthday  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: docronnie on July 19, 2013, 01:35:21 PM
Congrats Jetoar!  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on July 20, 2013, 06:33:16 PM
Thanks friend  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on July 29, 2013, 03:46:44 PM
Yay, today I received my Aquameridian set! :D

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/971562_10201130239476386_1554752459_n.jpg)

Yes, all bases have LED lighting. ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on July 29, 2013, 03:57:51 PM
whoah Bronty, those are awesome. only read about them in the other forum. are the models themselves made of plastic and as big as kaiyodos?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on July 29, 2013, 05:10:55 PM
Congratulations Brontodocus for these amazing figures  ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: postsaurischian on July 29, 2013, 05:42:56 PM
Yay, today I received my Aquameridian set! :D

Cool! :D They're beautiful. I wonder what we can expect from Aquameridian in the future.

whoah Bronty, those are awesome. only read about them in the other forum. are the models themselves made of plastic and as big as kaiyodos?

Hah! You didn't check the walk around section (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,589.msg5238.html#msg5238) :).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on July 29, 2013, 06:02:22 PM
whoah Bronty, those are awesome. only read about them in the other forum. are the models themselves made of plastic and as big as kaiyodos?

Hah! You didn't check the walk around section (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,589.msg5238.html#msg5238) :).
yes, im guilty of not visiting that section of the forum.  :-[
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on July 29, 2013, 11:48:40 PM
Many thanks, sauroid, Jetoar, and Helge! :)
Cool! :D They're beautiful. I wonder what we can expect from Aquameridian in the future.
At least there is one more set (http://aqua-meridian.com/en/potostackgallery/product-part-2/) (the one posted above is "Part 1"). ^-^ And a bigger model of a Whale Shark together with a diver for comparison that can be seen on the pamphlets that come with the figures. They are slightly bigger (at least due to their bases) than the Choco Egg or Bottlecap figures by Kaiyodo or Furuta, more comparable to Kitan Club / Nature Techni Colour (and we've seen the amazing details in Helge's walk-around of the Sailfish which are comparable to the quality of detail of Kitan Club figures). Another interesting thing: In Helge's walk-around we see the base with a label with the English vernacular name and scientific name, this is an adhesive label. But each figure comes with three stickers so you can choose between an English, Japanese, or Chinese label (or you can leave the base without a label if desired).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on August 11, 2013, 06:29:01 PM
My last acquisitions of yesterday  ^-^.

(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/6440/mypy.jpg)

with BK Jurassic Park Toys ;).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on August 11, 2013, 08:34:55 PM
wow cool new ones Jetoar! i esp. love the bird figures. i will post my new ones maybe tomorrow.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on August 11, 2013, 09:04:08 PM
wow cool new ones Jetoar! i esp. love the bird figures. i will post my new ones maybe tomorrow.

Thanks friend, I will see them  ;).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on August 20, 2013, 09:43:50 PM
these are my new ones
schleich baby gorilla
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/schleichbabygorilla2_zps9240f7f6.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/schleichbabygorilla2_zps9240f7f6.jpg.html)
safari ltd white bengal tiger cub
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltdwhitebengaltigercub2_zps2de61150.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltdwhitebengaltigercub2_zps2de61150.jpg.html)
my second Britains indian rhino
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/britainsindianrhinoII2_zps11506446.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/britainsindianrhinoII2_zps11506446.jpg.html)
BBC/planet earth Hippopotamus
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/BBC-planetearthhippo3_zps419269eb.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/BBC-planetearthhippo3_zps419269eb.jpg.html)
AAA python/boa constrictor
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAApython_zpsa2a00dfd.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/AAApython_zpsa2a00dfd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: OkapiBoy on August 24, 2013, 07:19:44 AM
Nice additions everyone! Wow, it's been a while... anyway, here are some additions to my collection

[(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN7989_zps9a860d93.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/DSCN7989_zps9a860d93.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN7991_zps2256dd83.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/DSCN7991_zps2256dd83.jpg.html)

Both figures made by our very own Joan  ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on September 01, 2013, 03:41:34 PM
Yesterday I arrived to excavate in Madrid and I bought some figures and books two weeks ago  ^-^.

(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/158/su4u.jpg)

I have found Mojo figures in Fnac stores  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on September 03, 2013, 07:44:52 AM
cool new stuff everyone :)
my new ones
safari ltd 1998 tiger
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltd1998tiger2_zps0a524e2e.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltd1998tiger2_zps0a524e2e.jpg.html)
schleich 2003 giraffe
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/schleich2003giraffe1_zps29aaa0a0.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/schleich2003giraffe1_zps29aaa0a0.jpg.html)
play visions beluga
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/playvisionsbeluga1_zps77ea10e5.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/playvisionsbeluga1_zps77ea10e5.jpg.html)
play visions hammerhead shark
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/playvisionshammerheadshark1_zpsd5d09995.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/playvisionshammerheadshark1_zpsd5d09995.jpg.html)
play visions whale shark (my 2nd one)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/playvisionswhaleshark2_zps94b6c489.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/playvisionswhaleshark2_zps94b6c489.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on September 03, 2013, 08:54:40 AM
Congrats, OkapiBoy (love that thylacine!), Jetoar (wow, Toyway WWD Ophthalmosaurus! :o) & sauroid! :) The Safari Ltd 1998 Tiger seems to look better than the current one.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on September 03, 2013, 09:17:14 AM
thanks! :)
i agree re: the tiger. i cant believe it's from the late 90s.
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltd1998tiger1_zps7604ec36.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltd1998tiger1_zps7604ec36.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on September 03, 2013, 10:47:48 AM
Congrats, OkapiBoy (love that thylacine!), Jetoar (wow, Toyway WWD Ophthalmosaurus! :o) & sauroid! :) The Safari Ltd 1998 Tiger seems to look better than the current one.

Thanks friend, I need to fix some parts of my Opthalmosaurus figure  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on September 11, 2013, 02:20:41 PM
My last acquisitions  ^-^.

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/6113/tn9j.jpg)

Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: OkapiBoy on September 15, 2013, 06:36:47 PM
Finally, new CollectA figures! Beautiful ones,too! :D You can see individual multi-pose in the walkabout thread ^-^
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN8579_zpsd34e8b86.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/DSCN8579_zpsd34e8b86.jpg.html)
Favorite? Well, they are all equally favorites... that's how beautiful they are IMO :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on September 15, 2013, 09:56:29 PM
I've received all of the CollectAs, but I have to say, the king cheetah and maned wolf are among my current favourites!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on September 16, 2013, 12:47:34 AM
Finally, new CollectA figures! Beautiful ones,too! :D You can see individual multi-pose in the walkabout thread ^-^
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN8579_zpsd34e8b86.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/DSCN8579_zpsd34e8b86.jpg.html)
Favorite? Well, they are all equally favorites... that's how beautiful they are IMO :)

Wonderful lot of figures  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on September 16, 2013, 04:54:14 PM
Congrats, Jetoar & OkapiBoy! :) Jetoar, is that Dolphin pair made of rubber or is it porcelain? Never seen this one before. And OkapiBoy, the CollectAs are all wonderful. May favourite may still be the Markhor but I have only seen three of these figures in person.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on September 16, 2013, 11:06:07 PM
Congrats, Jetoar & OkapiBoy! :) Jetoar, is that Dolphin pair made of rubber or is it porcelain? Never seen this one before. And OkapiBoy, the CollectAs are all wonderful. May favourite may still be the Markhor but I have only seen three of these figures in person.

It is of resine and I will fix one of the fins because it is broken.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on September 18, 2013, 07:00:31 PM
just got these
kaiyodo Sasakia charonda
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodoSasakiacharonda2_zps304ec6fb.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/kaiyodoSasakiacharonda2_zps304ec6fb.jpg.html)
souvenirs entomologiques beetle
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/souvenirsentomologiquesbeetle2_zps3c017fee.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/souvenirsentomologiquesbeetle2_zps3c017fee.jpg.html)
souvenirs entomologiques moth
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/souvenirsentomolgiquesmoth1_zps611d4060.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/souvenirsentomolgiquesmoth1_zps611d4060.jpg.html)
Yujin conger eel
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/yujincongereel1_zps0d64f521.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/yujincongereel1_zps0d64f521.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/yujincongereel3_zpsa77b1fac.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/yujincongereel3_zpsa77b1fac.jpg.html)
rhino beetle (will find out which brand)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/beetle2_zps548cbfb2.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/beetle2_zps548cbfb2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on September 18, 2013, 09:11:21 PM
souvenirs entomologiques are wonderfuls friend  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on September 18, 2013, 09:19:09 PM
thanks Jetoar. :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on September 19, 2013, 01:02:28 PM
My last acquistions  ^-^.

(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/1010/qejv.jpg)

Bullyland Great grey owl and Schleich T-Rex in its bag (non playware and scuffs)  ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on September 20, 2013, 07:07:16 PM
Congrats for all  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on September 20, 2013, 10:16:08 PM
Thanks friend for your words  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: OkapiBoy on September 29, 2013, 06:40:03 PM
Finally, some of Mojo's 2013 figures starts trickling in! :)
Managed to get some... still waiting for some of the best, like the Gaur, quagga, and the prehistoric mammals :)
the entire group so far
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN8669_zps70702193.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/DSCN8669_zps70702193.jpg.html)
I have to say, these figures are beautifully sculpted and painted... they really are competing with their former sister, CollectA when it comes to extant animals. I will even go as far as saying that these figures are better than Safari's, the overall execution is far better, none of those sloppy paint applications that has become too common with Safari  figures lately.
Here is the sloth, all other figures have been posted on company thread. I was just not as excited with this figure ;)
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN8654_zps73a71c80.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/DSCN8654_zps73a71c80.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on September 29, 2013, 11:52:26 PM
Wonderful acquistions of Mojo friend  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on October 02, 2013, 11:00:21 PM
Oh, wow, congrats, OkapiBoy! :) I'm so envious those new Mojö Fun figures aren't available here, yet! :-\ The Lowland Tapir and Proboscis Monkey are my favourites among these. :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: tyrantqueen on October 08, 2013, 04:28:36 PM
Three AAA critters:

Cuttlefish
Tortoise (Labelled 'Star Tortoise')
Lizard (Labelled 'Giant Plated Lizard')

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u299/blackdanter/AAAMisc_zps3cba064e.jpg)
Sorry for dredging up an old post, but where did you get the plated lizard? I am an AAA fanatic, and I have been searching for this figure :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on October 09, 2013, 09:38:49 PM
new(ish) Colorata penguins
macaroni
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratamacaronipenguin1_zps88f8e14c.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratamacaronipenguin1_zps88f8e14c.jpg.html)
magellanic
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/ColorataMagellanicpenguin_zpsdb5e179a.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/ColorataMagellanicpenguin_zpsdb5e179a.jpg.html)
erect crested
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Colorataerectcrestedpenguin_zpsd924f2b9.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Colorataerectcrestedpenguin_zpsd924f2b9.jpg.html)
emperor
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Colorataemperorpenguin_zps7d12b886.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Colorataemperorpenguin_zps7d12b886.jpg.html)
chin strap
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Coloratachinstrappenguin_zps243745c8.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Coloratachinstrappenguin_zps243745c8.jpg.html)
adelie
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/ColorataAdeliepenguin_zpscb39133c.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/ColorataAdeliepenguin_zpscb39133c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on October 10, 2013, 02:09:26 PM
Oh, wow, congrats, OkapiBoy! :) I'm so envious those new Mojö Fun figures aren't available here, yet! :-\ The Lowland Tapir and Proboscis Monkey are my favourites among these. :)

They are available in Canada now! I finally got them for my store (just have to get them posted) plus the really nice mountain lion.

The rest--gaur, quagga, ratels, prehistoric mammals--are in production right now, so might be available before the end of the year?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on October 13, 2013, 05:36:01 AM
Oh, wow, congrats, OkapiBoy! :) I'm so envious those new Mojö Fun figures aren't available here, yet! :-\ The Lowland Tapir and Proboscis Monkey are my favourites among these. :)

They are available in Canada now! I finally got them for my store (just have to get them posted) plus the really nice mountain lion.

The rest--gaur, quagga, ratels, prehistoric mammals--are in production right now, so might be available before the end of the year?

Hey, I actually have something to include in this thread, and am remembering to do so!

First--the first wave of Mojo 2013: Sloth, Brazilian Tapir, Stoat, Tamandua, Gentoo penguin, Mountain lion, Pronghorn, Panda, Proboscis Monkey (I missed out on getting the vulture):
(http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/105660124/HPIM6827.JPG) (http://faunafigures.com/tagged/2013/page/2/?product_order=DESC&items_per_page=all)

Second, one of two sets of Lontic Shark figures (I'll get the other eventually):
(http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/105660124/HPIM6828.JPG)
I discuss this one further in the Chondrichthyans thread
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on October 13, 2013, 10:50:11 AM
Wonderful new acquistions friend, I think thatthis basking shark is the best replica of this shark  ^-^ and amazing MOJO figures.

(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/4138/imk3.jpg)

My last acquistion
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: tyrantqueen on October 14, 2013, 06:31:06 PM
From Fauna Figures, the replica toy fish tackle box (bottom) and the 6 inchers (top). The Northern Pike has such a happy expression ;D

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee26/Weeze1990/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/tackleboxredux2_zps4d32f351.png) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/Weeze1990/media/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/tackleboxredux2_zps4d32f351.png.html)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee26/Weeze1990/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/tackleboxredux_zps9e5a0573.png) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/Weeze1990/media/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/tackleboxredux_zps9e5a0573.png.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on October 14, 2013, 06:34:01 PM
Congrats, tyrantqueen! :) It was a good decision to go for the six big ones, too. So now you have a complete set! I remember how amazed I was when I got mine (and I ordered the same, each of the six large figures and the Midwest Tackle Box! ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: tyrantqueen on October 14, 2013, 09:50:38 PM
Congrats, tyrantqueen! :) It was a good decision to go for the six big ones, too. So now you have a complete set! I remember how amazed I was when I got mine (and I ordered the same, each of the six large figures and the Midwest Tackle Box! ^-^
Thanks :) I'm not even that big of a fish collector (at the moment, at least ;)) but these were so nicely made that I had to get them.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on October 15, 2013, 04:53:35 AM
Congrats, tyrantqueen! :) It was a good decision to go for the six big ones, too. So now you have a complete set! I remember how amazed I was when I got mine (and I ordered the same, each of the six large figures and the Midwest Tackle Box! ^-^
Thanks :) I'm not even that big of a fish collector (at the moment, at least ;)) but these were so nicely made that I had to get them.

I'm glad you like them--and that they got to you so quickly, all the way from Canada! Happy to help!

And from the sounds of things (I still have to follow up) it sounds like those fish could become harder to get if the RTF owner really was flooded out :-\
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: tyrantqueen on October 15, 2013, 05:20:04 AM
Congrats, tyrantqueen! :) It was a good decision to go for the six big ones, too. So now you have a complete set! I remember how amazed I was when I got mine (and I ordered the same, each of the six large figures and the Midwest Tackle Box! ^-^
Thanks :) I'm not even that big of a fish collector (at the moment, at least ;)) but these were so nicely made that I had to get them.

I'm glad you like them--and that they got to you so quickly, all the way from Canada! Happy to help!

And from the sounds of things (I still have to follow up) it sounds like those fish could become harder to get if the RTF owner really was flooded out :-\
A very cruel irony :-[
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stemturtle on October 30, 2013, 11:30:02 PM
(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-UELm8TYtBk0/UnGUr_BYctI/AAAAAAAABvc/yP1t1WxCx_o/s640/book-scorp.jpg)

Japanese Pseudoscorpion (Kaiyodo)

The Pseudoscorpion is from a set of 12 figures dated 2013, Kaiyodo Capsule Q Museum Series 3, # 023b, or Animatales # 272-b.
Variation # 023a has longer arms (pedipalps).  The short pedipalps were enough of a challenge to assemble. 
The scientific name is probably printed on the label, but I cannot translate Japanese. 
The ID is beyond my ability, since there are over 3,000 species. 

(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ucUJQMWdwUI/UnGRy3s5mKI/AAAAAAAABvQ/pZNiY54lr6E/s576/label%2520copy.jpg)


The body measures 1 1/8 inch (3 cm).  Total length is 2 1/8 inches (5.5 cm). 
Living pseudoscorpions are smaller than the size of a tick, < 0.3 inch (< 7.5 mm). 
Fossils date from the Devonian, 380 million years ago; early pioneers of the land.

Correction:  date of issue has been changed from 2014 to 2013.

Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on October 31, 2013, 12:43:02 AM
that's a very realistic looking pseudoscorpion figure.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on October 31, 2013, 09:16:16 PM
Awesome figure  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on November 02, 2013, 07:39:08 PM
yes, I also recently got the pseudoscorpion figures (both actually). They are a male and female of the same species. The only other toy pseudoscorpion I have is a 'ChinaBug' version [vernacular after Chinasaurs, etc].

I've gotten several gashapon arthropods recently. Also from Kaiyodo, the segmented spider; red Rosalia beetle; new set of 7 crabs (as good as Yujin and not as fragile); new set of 5 caterpillars (a welcome mix). From Kitan Club, the terrestrial hermit crab; freshwater crab (gravid female); spiny lobster; and Japanese Rhinoceros beetle (all part of various Animals of Japan sets).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on November 02, 2013, 10:50:13 PM
Jut recently got the second set of Lontic sharks:

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/105660124/IMG_4028.JPG)

Not quite as diverse as the first set, but a neat bunch again. More in the Chondrichthyans thread (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,56.0.html)!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on November 03, 2013, 11:43:06 AM
Lovely sharks friend  ;).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stemturtle on November 03, 2013, 10:00:41 PM
Sauroid, Jetoar, and bmathison1972, thanks for your replies about the pseudoscorpion. 
Let’s hope more weird arachnids will be sculpted soon.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on November 04, 2013, 08:40:39 AM
Aw, I really need to get me that pseudoscorpion couple (probably the entire CapsuleQ Museum set ;D )! 8) The second set of Lontic sharks contains some pretty nice ones, too! :)

EDIT: I nearly forgot, we just returned from a trip to Disneyland Paris and while most toys we bought are for the kids I finally have the Papo Gharial (it was the only one left and a little overpriced at €8.95 but I couldn't resist, the figure is at the bottom left). Hey, maybe I can at least borrough my older son's Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz as a scale figure for photos with animal toys from time to time? ;D

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1412781_10201810884852095_1590535794_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on November 06, 2013, 02:49:51 AM
I seem to be on a bit of a shark run these days...

So Takara released yet another set of sharks:

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/105660124/IMG_4029.JPG)

Some re-released species, but they are actually different, in paint and sculpt. More in the chondricthyans thread (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,56.0.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on November 06, 2013, 01:40:40 PM
It is the first time that I see a figure of sixguill shark  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on November 09, 2013, 12:45:01 PM
Wow, finally a Hexanchus figure! :o
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on November 09, 2013, 03:01:18 PM
Wow, finally a Hexanchus figure! :o

I know! I've seen it on ebay for sale on it's own, but I paid just a little more for the set here (http://www.ebay.com/itm/261300572943?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649)

Plus, free shipping!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on November 10, 2013, 09:33:59 PM
Too good to be true! :o Many thanks, Sean. :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: A.Garcia on November 19, 2013, 07:56:49 PM
My animals from the diorama contest posed together. Thanks to Dr. Admin, Safari Ltd, and voters.  :)

The badger and capybara are really nice- more elegant in hand than they appear in photos.

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a508/arobertg/IMG_2903ed.jpg)

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a508/arobertg/IMG_2904ed.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: animaltoyforum on November 19, 2013, 08:49:25 PM
Brilliant! Glad your figures arrived safely ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on November 19, 2013, 09:17:58 PM
Congrats, A.Garcia! :) It's also a very nice variety of animals.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on November 20, 2013, 06:07:52 PM
Jut recently got the second set of Lontic sharks:

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/105660124/IMG_4028.JPG)

Not quite as diverse as the first set, but a neat bunch again. More in the Chondrichthyans thread (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,56.0.html)!

Oh my good again, you have phantastic sharks. Where you find that? :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on November 20, 2013, 09:02:56 PM
Jut recently got the second set of Lontic sharks:

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/105660124/IMG_4028.JPG)

Not quite as diverse as the first set, but a neat bunch again. More in the Chondrichthyans thread (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,56.0.html)!

Oh my good again, you have phantastic sharks. Where you find that? :)

At a local store. They had quite a few boxes of both sets. I'm guessing that they will start cutting prices from the current $12/box soon (they tend to do that with their toys, as they are only there for the Xmas season).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on November 21, 2013, 09:13:00 AM
My last acquistions  ^-^.

(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/5229/2rw3.jpg)

My first Mojo small figures  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: animaltoyforum on November 21, 2013, 10:03:38 AM
Cool. What are the funny things on the left?  :o :))
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on November 21, 2013, 03:13:57 PM
Congrats, Jetoar! :) Is the Manta Ray the new Schleich one?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on November 21, 2013, 05:24:47 PM
Congrats, Jetoar! :) Is the Manta Ray the new Schleich one?

Yes it is. I am writing a walk around now  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on November 25, 2013, 10:42:22 PM
My last acquistions  ^-^

(http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/2728/bz9n.jpg)

Mammoth and Great White Shark are wonderful  ^-^.

(http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/823/p62e.jpg)

and my ACVIBF figure  ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stemturtle on November 28, 2013, 12:01:08 AM
(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BjOcMbdxjZk/UpaGBYsDWpI/AAAAAAAABxk/_lG4-BlgtlA/s700/greenie.jpg)
Giant green anemone (Yowie, Series 5, # 29)
Anthopleura xanthogrammica, height is about 2 inches, 5cm.

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LbEzeKYRyrw/Uof1A9KUcbI/AAAAAAAABw8/DrxmU0uy8C0/s700/green%2520amemone.jpg)
Tide pool habitat, Rialto Beach, Washington

For the collector of bizarre animals, this figure is irresistible.

Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: animaltoyforum on November 28, 2013, 03:53:20 PM
Nice new figures  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on November 28, 2013, 05:37:12 PM
cool new figures everyone
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on November 28, 2013, 08:48:35 PM
Congrats for your new acquistions  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on November 29, 2013, 03:26:54 PM
(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BjOcMbdxjZk/UpaGBYsDWpI/AAAAAAAABxk/_lG4-BlgtlA/s700/greenie.jpg)
Giant green anemone (Yowie, Series 5, # 29)
Anthopleura xanthogrammica, height is about 2 inches, 5cm.

For the collector of bizarre animals, this figure is irresistible.

Neat one. Right now I collect only arthropods but I've been tempted to explore other invertebrates; the Yowies series certainly have some cool ones to offer in that area!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 01, 2013, 12:34:55 PM
My last acquisitions  ^-^.

(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/4554/4ab8.jpg)

(http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/1476/xvm7.jpg)

Chap mei Mammoth is terrific  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bugbob on December 02, 2013, 03:02:22 AM
The pseudoscorpion is especially nice! How does one get Kaiyodo figures in the US? Does anyone know of a source, other than eBay?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 02, 2013, 10:39:37 PM
Congrats, stemturtle & Jetoar! :) Never seen that Yowies anemone before. And the Chap Mei Mammoth looks huge! :o

EDIT:
The pseudoscorpion is especially nice! How does one get Kaiyodo figures in the US? Does anyone know of a source, other than eBay?
Unfortunately, apart from ebay the best sources for such Japanese figures are places like Jauce (a website where you can bid on Japanese auctions you would normally not have access to) where you can find those, too. It depends, for a single figure with all the fees included buying via Jauce can be more expensive than ebay in the end. For big lots or buying from several different sellers, Jauce can be a cheaper way sometimes.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 02, 2013, 11:39:23 PM
Congrats, stemturtle & Jetoar! :) Never seen that Yowies anemone before. And the Chap Mei Mammoth looks huge! :o

Thanks friend  ^-^. It is 54 cm long  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 02, 2013, 11:41:25 PM
It is 54 cm long  ^-^.
Wow! :o I thought it was big - but that big? Awesome! 8)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 03, 2013, 09:13:11 AM
Took just a little over a week from Australia to here! ^-^

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1475983_10202044692417138_638468454_n.jpg)
Thanks to Blaine for the heads up so now I have a Science & Nature Lord Howe Island Stick Insect (or "Tree Lobster"), Dryococelus australis! :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 03, 2013, 09:40:09 AM
It is 54 cm long  ^-^.
Wow! :o I thought it was big - but that big? Awesome! 8)

Yes  ^-^, Currently I am finding a place for it  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on December 03, 2013, 05:59:47 PM
Took just a little over a week from Australia to here! ^-^

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1475983_10202044692417138_638468454_n.jpg)
Thanks to Blaine for the heads up so now I have a Science & Nature Lord Howe Island Stick Insect (or "Tree Lobster"), Dryococelus australis! :)

Nice. My stick insect is still in transit but should have it soon. It looks good in your pic; the image on the website didnt have a lot of detail.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 04, 2013, 11:54:30 AM
Wonderful acquistions. A figure of Lord Howe Island Stick Insect  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 04, 2013, 03:50:55 PM
Many thanks, Blaine & Jetoar! :) Blaine, fingers are crossed you'll get your figure soon, too. It was the fastest parcel I ever got from Australia, a little over one week (ten days to be exact). 8) The Lord Howe Island Stick Insect should have been made life size instead of approx. 1:1.3 scale and it has one abdominal segment too many, but still it's wonderful we finally get to see this Lazarus taxon in figure form. :)

 :D Oh, and then another parcel arrived today, containing this:

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1492424_10202052793699665_137771801_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Takama on December 05, 2013, 12:14:03 AM
I see my walkaround convinced you to get the Four Toed Hedgehog

Many thanks, Blaine & Jetoar! :) Blaine, fingers are crossed you'll get your figure soon, too. It was the fastest parcel I ever got from Australia, a little over one week (ten days to be exact). 8) The Lord Howe Island Stick Insect should have been made life size instead of approx. 1:1.3 scale and it has one abdominal segment too many, but still it's wonderful we finally get to see this Lazarus taxon in figure form. :)

 :D Oh, and then another parcel arrived today, containing this:

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1492424_10202052793699665_137771801_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 05, 2013, 12:16:15 AM
Mmm.... :) a great acquistions again friend  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 05, 2013, 01:48:03 PM
Thanks again, Jetoar! :)
I see my walkaround convinced you to get the Four Toed Hedgehog
Yes, exactly. :) I immediately thought as soon as I order figures again, this one has to be in the order, too.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on December 05, 2013, 06:40:03 PM
cool new acquisitions everyone
just some of my new ones
schleich male gorilla
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Schleichmalegorilla2_zps22aef157.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Schleichmalegorilla2_zps22aef157.jpg.html)
mojo african painted dog
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Mojoafricanwilddog2_zps5fadd399.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Mojoafricanwilddog2_zps5fadd399.jpg.html)
safari ltd meerkat
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltdmeerkat2_zps58d8fe3c.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltdmeerkat2_zps58d8fe3c.jpg.html)
schleich giraffe
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/SchleichGiraffe2_zpsf630ec77.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/SchleichGiraffe2_zpsf630ec77.jpg.html)
schleich texas longhorn bull
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/schleichtexaslonghornbull1_zps925e9ba4.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/schleichtexaslonghornbull1_zps925e9ba4.jpg.html)
schleich pinto stallion
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/SchleichPintoStallion2_zpsc08d8fcb.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/SchleichPintoStallion2_zpsc08d8fcb.jpg.html)
(more tomorrow)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 05, 2013, 11:13:03 PM
Nice new acquisitions. Interesting Moj painted dog  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 06, 2013, 12:00:37 PM
Awesome new ones, sauroid! :) I have to agree, the African Wild Dog is my favourite of them, too.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: OkapiBoy on December 07, 2013, 11:48:38 PM
Lovely new addition everyone! Here are some of mine
[(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN8979_zps907f4d1b.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/DSCN8979_zps907f4d1b.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN8974_zpsc6bf6dfc.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/DSCN8974_zpsc6bf6dfc.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN8965_zpsa2332e4f.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/DSCN8965_zpsa2332e4f.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN8963_zpsd31e945e.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/DSCN8963_zpsd31e945e.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN8996_zps82ff809f.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/DSCN8996_zps82ff809f.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN8997_zps65f3adf2.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/DSCN8997_zps65f3adf2.jpg.html)
[(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN8964_zps538b08c6.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/DSCN8964_zps538b08c6.jpg.html)

forgot these guys ;)
[(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN8825_zps3bb27a93.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/DSCN8825_zps3bb27a93.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN8824_zps78985033.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/DSCN8824_zps78985033.jpg.html)]
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 08, 2013, 12:21:10 AM
Cool new acquisitions friend. These are my last of today  ^-^.

(http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/2767/4cbu.jpg)

How brand has done your sawfish? :o.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 08, 2013, 10:46:23 AM
Congrats, Jetoar & OkapiBoy! :) Hehe, somehow that chipmunk looks angry! ;D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on December 09, 2013, 10:32:36 PM
My recent acquisitions (sorry I do not have the capability to take images now--perhaps I can send the seller's images to Andre and he can post for me) :)

A) Kaiyodo Capsule Q Japanese Animals Series 4: Shikoku:
1) blister beetle, Cissites cephalotes (Animatales 281)
2) freshwater shrimp, Macrobrachium formosense (Animatales 280)

Comments: these are classic Animatales style, with multiple pieces (the shrimp was 10 pieces). They have Animatales numbering, which makes me think they are continuation of the classic Kaiyodo Choco Q lines.

B) Kaiyodo-Okinawa Figure Collection:
1) coconut crab, Birgus latro (Figure sits atop a coconut!)

C) Kitan Club Barnacles set (partial):
1) Chelonibia testudinaria (a commensal on sea turtles)
2) Megabalanus rosa
3) Balanus rostratus (this looks like one part of three figures that interlock for a barnacle cluster)
4) Scalpellus stearnsii (this figure is attached to a host snail shell)
5) Conchoderma virgatum
6) Tetraclita japonica

Notes: Figures 1-3, 6 have safety pins attached, so they can be worn as jewelry. Figures 4 and 5 are 'strap figures'. They are good sized, the C. testudinaria is 60 mm across its longest points.  This set is definitely is definitely a 'Holy Grail' set. Looks like I am missing three species, plus the other Figures that interlock with B. rostratus.

P.S...still waiting for my Lord Howe Island stick insect; America can have long customs delays sometimes...  :-\
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: OkapiBoy on December 10, 2013, 07:19:27 PM
The beautiful Gaur Bull by Mojo :) and some of his prehistoric travel compnaions ;)
You can see more of the Gaur in the Mojo thread
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN0089_zpsfd517743.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/DSCN0089_zpsfd517743.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN0094_zpsc4e63cd7.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/DSCN0094_zpsc4e63cd7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 10, 2013, 11:32:18 PM
Nice collection of Moj  ^-^.

(http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/9783/yq8q.jpg)

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/7489/m6wv.jpg)

Finally I have my WWD 3D figures and Beast Hunters ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on December 11, 2013, 07:18:38 AM
thanks Jetoar and DR. Andre.
awesome new acquisitions everyone.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 11, 2013, 10:29:11 PM
Today is the birthday of my girlfriend  ^-^.

(http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/8114/44dg.jpg)

And these are the new acquistions of us  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 13, 2013, 05:00:50 PM
My recent acquisitions (sorry I do not have the capability to take images now--perhaps I can send the seller's images to Andre and he can post for me) :)

A) Kaiyodo Capsule Q Japanese Animals Series 4: Shikoku:
1) blister beetle, Cissites cephalotes (Animatales 281)
2) freshwater shrimp, Macrobrachium formosense (Animatales 280)

Comments: these are classic Animatales style, with multiple pieces (the shrimp was 10 pieces). They have Animatales numbering, which makes me think they are continuation of the classic Kaiyodo Choco Q lines.

B) Kaiyodo-Okinawa Figure Collection:
1) coconut crab, Birgus latro (Figure sits atop a coconut!)

C) Kitan Club Barnacles set (partial):
1) Chelonibia testudinaria (a commensal on sea turtles)
2) Megabalanus rosa
3) Balanus rostratus (this looks like one part of three figures that interlock for a barnacle cluster)
4) Scalpellus stearnsii (this figure is attached to a host snail shell)
5) Conchoderma virgatum
6) Tetraclita japonica

Notes: Figures 1-3, 6 have safety pins attached, so they can be worn as jewelry. Figures 4 and 5 are 'strap figures'. They are good sized, the C. testudinaria is 60 mm across its longest points.  This set is definitely is definitely a 'Holy Grail' set. Looks like I am missing three species, plus the other Figures that interlock with B. rostratus.

P.S...still waiting for my Lord Howe Island stick insect; America can have long customs delays sometimes...  :-\
Congrats, Blaine (and of course to all others for their new acquisitions, too), and I'd love to see them (although I always favour photos made by members, especially since I know yours from the times of insectasynthetica). :) When I first saw the Kitan Club Barnacle set about one and a half or two years ago it was offered as a preorder on Jauce and they were mostly sets containing, what was it, like 48 figures so there would have been lots of doubles. Since that was too expensive for me I even thought about sharing one set with a colleague from our university but in the end we were too hesitant. I really regret not having bought them back then, though. :'( and I still keep my fingers crossed for the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect! :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Ultimatedinoking on December 15, 2013, 06:26:46 AM
Two pachycephalosaurs.  :)

a small tan one with red eyes, and a large red one with a black back.

Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 15, 2013, 11:07:22 AM
Two pachycephalosaurs.  :)

a small tan one with red eyes, and a large red one with a black back.
Yay! :) Which brand are they?

And since Blaine sent me the photos of some of his new arthropod figures, I'll post them here. So these would be photos made by the seller if I understood correctly.
blister beetle, Cissites cephalotes (Animatales 281)
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/994702_10202120799839776_1913000558_n.jpg)
Wow, is this the first species of Meloidae in figure form? :o Why hasn't nobody made a Spanish Fly, yet? ;D

Kitan Club Barnacles set (partial):
1) Chelonibia testudinaria (a commensal on sea turtles)
2) Megabalanus rosa
3) Balanus rostratus (this looks like one part of three figures that interlock for a barnacle cluster)
4) Scalpellus stearnsii (this figure is attached to a host snail shell)
5) Conchoderma virgatum
6) Tetraclita japonica
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1512105_10202120800079782_521704542_o.jpg)

Kaiyodo-Okinawa Figure Collection:
1) coconut crab, Birgus latro (Figure sits atop a coconut!)
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1147550_10202120800119783_901892001_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on December 15, 2013, 01:16:17 PM
Wow, is this the first species of Meloidae in figure form? :o Why hasn't nobody made a Spanish Fly, yet? ;D

Thanks for posting these!

Actually I have two other blister beetles; one was a 'chinabug' from a bubblegum machine (wingless, prob modeled after Meloe) and one that looks like it has Play Visions-influence.

But this is the first one formally modeled after a real species.

It's a neat figure too, when you assemble it, you place the elytra over the rest of the body; the Figure has the folded flying wings depicted underneath!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Ultimatedinoking on December 15, 2013, 02:10:03 PM
Two pachycephalosaurs.  :)

a small tan one with red eyes, and a large red one with a black back.
Yay! :) Which brand are they?

And since Blaine sent me the photos of some of his new arthropod figures, I'll post them here. So these would be photos made by the seller if I understood correctly.


Their generic, but they are pretty high quality.
blister beetle, Cissites cephalotes (Animatales 281)
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/994702_10202120799839776_1913000558_n.jpg)
Wow, is this the first species of Meloidae in figure form? :o Why hasn't nobody made a Spanish Fly, yet? ;D

Kitan Club Barnacles set (partial):
1) Chelonibia testudinaria (a commensal on sea turtles)
2) Megabalanus rosa
3) Balanus rostratus (this looks like one part of three figures that interlock for a barnacle cluster)
4) Scalpellus stearnsii (this figure is attached to a host snail shell)
5) Conchoderma virgatum
6) Tetraclita japonica
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1512105_10202120800079782_521704542_o.jpg)

Kaiyodo-Okinawa Figure Collection:
1) coconut crab, Birgus latro (Figure sits atop a coconut!)
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1147550_10202120800119783_901892001_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on December 16, 2013, 12:48:26 PM
new ones
Mojos
griffon vulture
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojogriffonvulture2_zpse08828ca.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojogriffonvulture2_zpse08828ca.jpg.html)
grey seal
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojogreyseal2_zps2cf25e89.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojogreyseal2_zps2cf25e89.jpg.html)
updated white tailed buck
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojowhitetailedbuck1_zps6d85ffbd.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojowhitetailedbuck1_zps6d85ffbd.jpg.html)
california sea lion
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojocaliforniasealion2_zpsf52c464f.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojocaliforniasealion2_zpsf52c464f.jpg.html)
black bear
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojoblackbear2_zpse69d93ed.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojoblackbear2_zpse69d93ed.jpg.html)
Schleichs
wolf
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Schleichwolf1_zps196e582f.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Schleichwolf1_zps196e582f.jpg.html)
red kangaroo
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/SchleichRedKangaroo2_zps5a8677b9.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/SchleichRedKangaroo2_zps5a8677b9.jpg.html)
my 2nd Schleich male lion
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Schleichmalelion1_zps0aef8e8b.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Schleichmalelion1_zps0aef8e8b.jpg.html)
frisian mare
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/SchleichFrisianMare1_zpsa065be56.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/SchleichFrisianMare1_zpsa065be56.jpg.html)
female grizzly bear
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Schleichfemalegrizzlybear2_zpsdb02051e.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Schleichfemalegrizzlybear2_zpsdb02051e.jpg.html)
hanoverian stallion
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/SchleichHanoverianStallion1_zpsb0efade2.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/SchleichHanoverianStallion1_zpsb0efade2.jpg.html)
misc. japanese figures
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/BC1_zps23d77bd8.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/BC1_zps23d77bd8.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/BC2_zps58e88b7f.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/BC2_zps58e88b7f.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/BC4_zpse699fd70.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/BC4_zpse699fd70.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/BC3_zps95f37f30.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/BC3_zps95f37f30.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/BC5_zpse202881f.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/BC5_zpse202881f.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/BC6_zps6cdbfb7b.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/BC6_zps6cdbfb7b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 16, 2013, 10:10:01 PM
Cool figures of Moj. Griffon vulture is awesome  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 17, 2013, 09:57:08 PM
And so many nice Kaiyodos! Congrats, sauroid, the wolffish is my favourite of them! :)

Today my long awaited Moj figures arrived! :D
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1492407_10202143280841787_204617352_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 17, 2013, 11:31:03 PM
Oooo, they look good! Congratulations. An early Xmas gift to yourself?  :D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 18, 2013, 12:03:14 AM
Cool  ;). I see the clouded leopard  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on December 18, 2013, 02:41:16 AM
And so many nice Kaiyodos! Congrats, sauroid, the wolffish is my favourite of them! :)

Today my long awaited Moj figures arrived! :D
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1492407_10202143280841787_204617352_o.jpg)

Where do you get these from? It seems to be taking far too long for the last of the 2013 Mojo line to show up in North America
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 18, 2013, 08:03:19 AM
Thanks, all! :)
Oooo, they look good! Congratulations. An early Xmas gift to yourself?  :D
Hehe, yes, sort of... these may be the last figures I bought in 2013.
Where do you get these from? It seems to be taking far too long for the last of the 2013 Mojo line to show up in North America
I got them from a German shop, spielzeug-guenstig.de (http://www.spielzeug-guenstig.de/schleich/_UqsWRX8AAAEAACeUcl8AAAAB1386944069_Mojo%20Figuren/Wildtiere/_73.06.html), the prehistoric figures are here (http://www.spielzeug-guenstig.de/schleich/_UqsWRX8AAAEAACeUcl8AAAAB1386944069_Mojo%20Figuren/Urzeittiere/_73.04.html), and I bought them right away as soon as they were in stock. Quite reasonable prices, too. :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on December 18, 2013, 04:05:47 PM
thanks guys. and those Mojos are so nice, brontodocus. i cant wait to get mine.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on December 19, 2013, 11:36:14 PM
some new ones this week:

A) Science and Nature, Animals of Australia:
1) Lord Howe Island walkingstick, Dryococelus australis

B) Cadbury, Yowies (Australian releases):
1) trilobite, Kettneraspis clavatus
2) Cairn's birdwing butterfly, Ornithoptera priamus
3) Australian mantis shrimp, Odontadactylus brevirostris
4) blue swimmer crab, Portunus pelagicus

I already had the 'UK' versions of the birdwing and blue crab. I am excited to finally get this mantis shrimp, to compliment the Yujin Oratosquilla oratoria!

C) misc small toy insects. These were bought on eBay, sold as 'dollhouse accessories' (?). They are small, ceramic/porcelain or similar. You can see them here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Plastic-Bug-Insect-LOT-Butterflies-Frogs-Caterpillars-Snails-Praying-Mantis-More-/221278963416?ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:3160. Please note the selection in the ebay image isn't exactly the same as what I received (honestly, my assortment looks better from what I can tell!!!!).

A couple are cartoony, but I did get useable lady beetle, stag beetle, rhino beetle, weevil, monarch butterfly, caterpillar, grasshopper, moth, honeybee, mantis. The snail is nice but I don't collect mollusks (yet lol). Their quality is akin to that of the UK versions of the Yowies :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on December 20, 2013, 01:29:57 AM
Thanks, all! :)
Oooo, they look good! Congratulations. An early Xmas gift to yourself?  :D
Hehe, yes, sort of... these may be the last figures I bought in 2013.
Where do you get these from? It seems to be taking far too long for the last of the 2013 Mojo line to show up in North America
I got them from a German shop, spielzeug-guenstig.de (http://www.spielzeug-guenstig.de/schleich/_UqsWRX8AAAEAACeUcl8AAAAB1386944069_Mojo%20Figuren/Wildtiere/_73.06.html), the prehistoric figures are here (http://www.spielzeug-guenstig.de/schleich/_UqsWRX8AAAEAACeUcl8AAAAB1386944069_Mojo%20Figuren/Urzeittiere/_73.04.html), and I bought them right away as soon as they were in stock. Quite reasonable prices, too. :)

I have been waiting to bring those into the store all year >:( I've mentioned my unhappiness with Mr. Connolly about it, but there's not much I can do but wait.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on December 21, 2013, 10:30:36 PM
today I received the 4DFameMaster Clown Crab. I thought Andre images this figure under an 'Extant Crustaceans' thread of the DTF but darned if I cant find it  ???
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: tyrantqueen on December 22, 2013, 01:13:04 AM
today I received the 4DFameMaster Clown Crab. I thought Andre images this figure under an 'Extant Crustaceans' thread of the DTF but darned if I cant find it  ???
Search is your friend :) The topic is here http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,205.msg6252.html#msg6252
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 24, 2013, 03:29:08 PM
My last acquistions of yesterday  ^-^.

(http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/7994/50y1.jpg)

with bag.

(http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/1614/zk25.jpg)

Out bag  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 31, 2013, 11:29:31 AM

My Christmas gifts  ^-^.

(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/4817/85hc.jpg)

(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/8619/87ue.jpg)

(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/2465/ndky.jpg)

(http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/4060/6unr.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 31, 2013, 02:17:24 PM
Great gifts :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 31, 2013, 02:25:21 PM
Great gifts :)

Thanks friend  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on January 01, 2014, 09:26:54 AM
cool new stuff Jetoar
my new acquisitions
mojo dromedary
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojodromedary2_zps0b2802f8.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojodromedary2_zps0b2802f8.jpg.html)
mojo great white shark
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojogreatwhiteshark2_zps4984f990.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojogreatwhiteshark2_zps4984f990.jpg.html)
colorata humpback whale (my 3rd piece)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratahumpbackwhale2_zps25ccdc01.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratahumpbackwhale2_zps25ccdc01.jpg.html)
kaiyodo nutria
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodonutria2_zpsd378d9ba.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/kaiyodonutria2_zpsd378d9ba.jpg.html)
AAA stegosaurus
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAAstegosaurus2_zps6112048c.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/AAAstegosaurus2_zps6112048c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 01, 2014, 11:20:27 AM
Congrats, Jetoar and sauroid! :) I didn't know Kaiyodo made a Nutria, too! :o
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 01, 2014, 12:17:37 PM
Congrats, Jetoar and sauroid! :) I didn't know Kaiyodo made a Nutria, too! :o

Lovely acquisitions Sauroid, thanks Brontodocus  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 01, 2014, 04:52:56 PM
Congrats, Jetoar and sauroid! :) I didn't know Kaiyodo made a Nutria, too! :o

yeah cool Nutria!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 02, 2014, 08:37:15 PM
today I received two Fame Master 4D puzzles: birdwing butterfly and emperor scorpion (the monarch and 88 butterfly are still in the mail).

Today I am also expecting to be delivered a new Billy system by IKEA to display my critters:
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S79885945/#/S09885944
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 02, 2014, 09:42:54 PM
today I received two Fame Master 4D puzzles: birdwing butterfly and emperor scorpion (the monarch and 88 butterfly are still in the mail).

Today I am also expecting to be delivered a new Billy system by IKEA to display my critters:
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S79885945/#/S09885944

Wonderful display  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on January 02, 2014, 09:45:55 PM
today I received two Fame Master 4D puzzles: birdwing butterfly and emperor scorpion (the monarch and 88 butterfly are still in the mail).

Today I am also expecting to be delivered a new Billy system by IKEA to display my critters:
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S79885945/#/S09885944

Nice but I personally like the Besta system. I have a whole room of them. You can get narrower ones and the glass doors fit all of them.
Some day I'll be happy enough with my setup to get pictures on here. It's been a while since I had an update to the collection!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: OkapiBoy on January 04, 2014, 01:19:12 AM
Happy New Year everyone, and great new addition! ;)
Here is the latest ungulate to join my herd!
Transcaspian Urial by Anna. Scale is 1:15, this one is #26 of the limited run of 150. Great figure to add to your collection, and congratulations Anna for another beautiful figure! :)
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops001/DSCN7583_zpsab7b729a.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops001/DSCN7583_zpsab7b729a.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops001/DSCN7582_zps53c4f4f1.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops001/DSCN7582_zps53c4f4f1.jpg.html)

With the Mojo Bull Gaur also sculpted by Anna
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops001/DSCN7586_zpsf3bb12ee.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops001/DSCN7586_zpsf3bb12ee.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 04, 2014, 03:42:33 AM
Lovely acquisition friend  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on January 06, 2014, 01:16:56 PM
thanks and cool new adds everyone. :-)

i just got these
Kaiyodo
amami rabbit
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodoamamirabbit_zpsf3f599d8.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/kaiyodoamamirabbit_zpsf3f599d8.jpg.html)
bearded seal
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodobeardedseal_zpsec1244de.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/kaiyodobeardedseal_zpsec1244de.jpg.html)
japanese sea lion
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodojapanesesealion2_zps3fd4ac8a.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/kaiyodojapanesesealion2_zps3fd4ac8a.jpg.html)
japanese brown frog
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodojapanesebrownfrog_zpsa37a14c0.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/kaiyodojapanesebrownfrog_zpsa37a14c0.jpg.html)
"mythical" viper-like snake variant/secret figure
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodoMythicalSnake-likeCreature1var_zps9f86d54c.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/kaiyodoMythicalSnake-likeCreature1var_zps9f86d54c.jpg.html)
st.bernard
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodostbernard_zps67bbe0c0.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/kaiyodostbernard_zps67bbe0c0.jpg.html)
safari ltd. mini indian rhino figure
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltdindianrhino2_zpse01ea95c.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltdindianrhino2_zpse01ea95c.jpg.html)
yujin coral reef fishes
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Yujincoralreeffishes2_zpsa5da219a.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Yujincoralreeffishes2_zpsa5da219a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: tyrantqueen on January 06, 2014, 05:49:04 PM
Those Yujin fish are really nice :) Also, LOL at the Tsuchinoko >:D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on January 06, 2014, 06:25:00 PM
Those Yujin fish are really nice :) Also, LOL at the Tsuchinoko >:D
i know right? im still wondering why Kaiyodo had to include this figure among real animals in the series.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 06, 2014, 06:46:44 PM
 Wonderful acquisitions friends. I have had gifts previously that today but thes are my gifts of Three Mages Kings   ^-^.

(http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/8755/kqki.jpg)

In box  ^-^.

(http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/8116/uetx.jpg)

and out box  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 06, 2014, 06:50:42 PM
It's also a figure that's included in quite a few different sets, even the Agatsuma Entertainment set had a Tsuchinoko in it. Isn't yours the figure that comes in at least three different colours, too? But all the others are great! :)

On Saturday I received a parcel from Japan. So now I've got the T-A.R.T.S microbes, too! :) On the other hand - I've found a Kitan Club set with horned frogs, only to find out upon arrival that it's a set of eight mini purses with a horned frog printed on it... :( :P
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/1537968_10202284049080905_875887480_o.jpg)

Oh, Jetoar, my son has the Playmobil Mammoth Cave, too! :D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 06, 2014, 07:24:38 PM
On the other hand - I've found a Kitan Club set with horned frogs, only to find out upon arrival that it's a set of eight mini purses with a horned frog printed on it... :( :P

Bwahahahaha. Sorry couldnt resist. That's really funny.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 06, 2014, 07:36:58 PM
Well, about two or three years ago I had a similar situation when I bought an insect set by Yujin which was not all that expensive (still like $20 or so plus shipping), at least that's what I thought before I found out that it's a set of insect stickers! >:( :P ;D

At least I wanted to share it here before someone else buys that set, too. Unless she or he actually needs eight small purses with horned frogs printed on them. Okay, if you don't like horned frogs why not glue some Yujin insect stickers over them? :P
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 06, 2014, 09:41:52 PM
Thanks Friend, I am archaeologist and now I am learning to be a zooarquelogist and it is one item that I could not miss  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 07, 2014, 11:05:03 AM
It's also a Playmobil set with great playability. My favourite feature is that the fishes can actually be picked up from the pond with those bifurcated spears. :)

 :D Today I received a parcel directly from Safari Ltd who sent me three of the new 2014 figures:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1490693_10202288093262007_1444817930_o.jpg)

So now it's certain for me, the Thresher Shark is definitely representing Alopias pelagicus which is probably the first time ever being represented as a figure! ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 07, 2014, 02:37:09 PM
It's also a Playmobil set with great playability. My favourite feature is that the fishes can actually be picked up from the pond with those bifurcated spears. :)

 :D Today I received a parcel directly from Safari Ltd who sent me three of the new 2014 figures:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1490693_10202288093262007_1444817930_o.jpg)

So now it's certain for me, the Thresher Shark is definitely representing Alopias pelagicus which is probably the first time ever being represented as a figure! ^-^

lovely acquisitions friends, I see the new thresher shark  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on January 07, 2014, 05:22:35 PM
thanks Jetoar and brontodocus. you guys have pretty awesome newcomers yourselves. and yeah the tsuchinoko has 3 color variants.

a new happinet indian rhino
 (http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/happinetindianrhino2_zps48ac4427.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/happinetindianrhino2_zps48ac4427.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 07, 2014, 09:43:21 PM
Lovely acquistion friend. I like the details  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on January 09, 2014, 10:10:50 AM
thanks Jetoar
a few more
golden snub nosed monkeys (are there other snub nosed monkey figures?)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/goldensnubnosedmonkeys_zpsc2231a15.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/goldensnubnosedmonkeys_zpsc2231a15.jpg.html)
safari ltd african elephant calf
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltdbabyafricanelephant2_zps9b1d9db6.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltdbabyafricanelephant2_zps9b1d9db6.jpg.html)
red panda
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/redpanda_zps133295c4.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/redpanda_zps133295c4.jpg.html)
safari ltd african rhino calf
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltdafricanrhinocalf1_zps55560513.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltdafricanrhinocalf1_zps55560513.jpg.html)
malayan tapirs
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/malayantapirs2_zps67c5d93e.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/malayantapirs2_zps67c5d93e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 09, 2014, 10:29:56 AM
Oh, the Snub-nosed Monkeys are cute! :) They look also quite PVish.
golden snub nosed monkeys (are there other snub nosed monkey figures?)
At least it's a figure rarely represented in figure form. I have one - Furuta Choco Egg Funny Animals Series 6:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/328771_2172137861267_5311008_o.jpg)

And there must be a Kaiyodo Zoorasia version, too, a Snub-nosed Monkey on one side of a "glass" screen and a girl on the other. I've seen photos via a Google image search but all image links I found didn't seem to work well, so I can't provide a picture at this time. :-\
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: postsaurischian on January 10, 2014, 06:13:03 PM

I could not resist to buy some of the new Schleich figures :).

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx267/postsaurischian/Mammals%202/Schleich01_zps18514ecc.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/postsaurischian/media/Mammals%202/Schleich01_zps18514ecc.jpg.html)

I've uploaded walk-arounds of Giant Panda (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,843.msg6998.html#msg6998), Pot-bellied Pig (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,842.msg6997.html#msg6997), Donkey foal (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,841.msg6996.html#msg6996) and Sheep (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,844.msg7002.html#msg7002).


Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 12, 2014, 10:43:29 PM
Lovely acquistions friends, I will share images of mines  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on January 13, 2014, 03:01:28 AM

I could not resist to buy some of the new Schleich figures :).

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx267/postsaurischian/Mammals%202/Schleich01_zps18514ecc.jpg) (http://s762.photobucket.com/user/postsaurischian/media/Mammals%202/Schleich01_zps18514ecc.jpg.html)

I've uploaded walk-arounds of Giant Panda (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,843.msg6998.html#msg6998), Pot-bellied Pig (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,842.msg6997.html#msg6997), Donkey foal (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,841.msg6996.html#msg6996) and Sheep (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,844.msg7002.html#msg7002).

Is that supposed to be a chipmunk? Because I'm having a hard time believing that the sculptor even looked at a picture of one. More like they heard 'sort of a squirrel' and gave it a big, bushy tail. But then, I find many of Schleich's attempts to make non-European small mammals to be kind of odd (see their versions of raccoons to see how badly off the mark they can be). Which is too bad, since a good chipmunk would be nice (the Kaiyodo Animaltales one is still the best though).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: tyrantqueen on January 16, 2014, 12:20:46 PM
Toba Aquarium leatherback turtle :)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee26/Weeze1990/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/leatherback_zps79ebba18.png) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/Weeze1990/media/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/leatherback_zps79ebba18.png.html)

Purchased on eBay via forum member Blackdanter.

I want to make a walkaround of this model, but I don't know what company it should be listed under. Any ideas? There are no trademarks.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on January 16, 2014, 01:51:10 PM
Toba Aquarium leatherback turtle :)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee26/Weeze1990/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/leatherback_zps79ebba18.png) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/Weeze1990/media/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/leatherback_zps79ebba18.png.html)

Purchased on eBay via forum member Blackdanter.

I want to make a walkaround of this model, but I don't know what company it should be listed under. Any ideas? There are no trademarks.

Probably just miscellaneous until they finally give us a Misc Japanese category--I have the original Toba set, and I also have no idea who actually made it (it isn't any of the usual companies as far as I know).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: tyrantqueen on January 16, 2014, 02:40:24 PM
Quote
Probably just miscellaneous until they finally give us a Misc Japanese category--I have the original Toba set, and I also have no idea who actually made it (it isn't any of the usual companies as far as I know).
Thanks :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 16, 2014, 10:47:47 PM
Lovely acquisition firend. This is my last figures  ^-^.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img163/4056/t3pr.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img42/152/7kyn.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img547/2946/a1pb.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img826/926/a970.jpg)

The Troodon, the last figure to complete my electronics figures  ^-^.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img42/1230/g82a.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img14/9023/9rhu.jpg)

My firts kaiyodos  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 17, 2014, 09:11:25 AM
Congrats, tyrantqueen and Jetoar! :) The Toba Aquarium Leatherback Turtle is gorgeous and I like the Toco Toucan, too (oh, and not to forget the Dinotales).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 17, 2014, 11:08:57 AM
Congrats, tyrantqueen and Jetoar! :) The Toba Aquarium Leatherback Turtle is gorgeous and I like the Toco Toucan, too (oh, and not to forget the Dinotales).

Thanks friend, I am going to do the walks around of this figures  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: OkapiBoy on January 25, 2014, 12:59:44 AM
a few additions
[(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN0348_zps33f67a3e.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/DSCN0348_zps33f67a3e.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/DSCN0339_zpsc14e04e6.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/DSCN0339_zpsc14e04e6.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops002/DSCN7676_zps422be045.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops002/DSCN7676_zps422be045.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops002/DSCN7674_zps1a92f29d.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops002/DSCN7674_zps1a92f29d.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops002/DSCN7670_zps816215b7.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops002/DSCN7670_zps816215b7.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops002/DSCN7673_zps07568e4b.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops002/DSCN7673_zps07568e4b.jpg.html)]
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 25, 2014, 09:29:39 AM
Oooooh the old European Bison of Schleich  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on January 25, 2014, 04:01:55 PM
Wonderful additions
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 27, 2014, 08:41:57 PM
Congrats, Okapiboy! :) That's the Bullyland Wisent, isn't it? I could slap myself for having forgotten to order it together with my last bunch of figures... :-\ Oh, well, as soon as the new Safari figures become available over here I'll order one with them.

EDIT:
Oooooh the old European Bison of Schleich  ^-^.
Oh, yes, it's of course the retired Schleich Wisent, even better! :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 30, 2014, 08:46:38 AM
My last acquisitions of this weekend

(http://imageshack.com/a/img401/2240/e6f5.jpg)

Humpback whale, Whale Shark and Southern right whale were bought for my father in a flea market  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: animaltoyforum on January 30, 2014, 11:24:48 AM
Well done your father!  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on January 30, 2014, 02:04:18 PM
Well done your father!  :)

The Schleich wobbegong may be one of the biggest prizes there!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on January 30, 2014, 05:19:23 PM
thanks for the info Dr. Andre re: snub nose monkey figures
awesome new acquisitions everyone...

i only have these
unknown maker bonnethead shark
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/unknowndwarfhammerheadshark2_zpsb267e8a2.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/unknowndwarfhammerheadshark2_zpsb267e8a2.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/unknowndwarfhammerheadshark1_zps89333c25.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/unknowndwarfhammerheadshark1_zps89333c25.jpg.html)
Schleich
crocodile
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/schleichcrocodile1_zps6d78ebe3.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/schleichcrocodile1_zps6d78ebe3.jpg.html)
giraffe male and calf
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/SchleichmaleandcalfGiraffe_zps135092f5.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/SchleichmaleandcalfGiraffe_zps135092f5.jpg.html)
baby chimp
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Schleichbabychimp1_zpsadfbeff5.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Schleichbabychimp1_zpsadfbeff5.jpg.html)
badger
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Schleichbadger_zps4b5fb998.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Schleichbadger_zps4b5fb998.jpg.html)
golden ret and pug pups, unknwon westie
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Schleichgoldenretrieverandpugpupsunknownwestie1_zps276e12a6.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Schleichgoldenretrieverandpugpupsunknownwestie1_zps276e12a6.jpg.html)
older model lion
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/oldSchleichmalelion1_zps08e785f7.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/oldSchleichmalelion1_zps08e785f7.jpg.html)
90s Safari Ltd cheetah
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/SafariLtd90scheetah1_zps73e641bd.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/SafariLtd90scheetah1_zps73e641bd.jpg.html)
unknown maker horn sharks
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/unknownhornsharks1_zpse9520899.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/unknownhornsharks1_zpse9520899.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/unknownhornsharks2_zpsfd5d8df3.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/unknownhornsharks2_zpsfd5d8df3.jpg.html)
unknwon maker hawksbill and loggerhead turtles
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/unknownloggerheadandhawksbillturtles1_zpsea9303ab.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/unknownloggerheadandhawksbillturtles1_zpsea9303ab.jpg.html)
Britains wild boar
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Britainswildboar2_zps1fc61b71.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Britainswildboar2_zps1fc61b71.jpg.html)
K&M western gorilla
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/KampMgorilla1_zps97a480f7.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/KampMgorilla1_zps97a480f7.jpg.html)
unknown maker narwhal
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/unknownnarwhal_zps5ad4e023.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/unknownnarwhal_zps5ad4e023.jpg.html)
Re-ment giraffe calf
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/re-mentgiraffe1_zpscf1de01c.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/re-mentgiraffe1_zpscf1de01c.jpg.html)
Safari Ltd horseshoe crab
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltdhorseshoecrab1_zpsa0c24777.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltdhorseshoecrab1_zpsa0c24777.jpg.html)
Safari Ltd Coelacanth
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/wildsafaricoelacanth1_zpsd23f1372.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/wildsafaricoelacanth1_zpsd23f1372.jpg.html)
90s Safari Ltd hippo calf
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltd90shippocalf3_zpsa2e48338.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltd90shippocalf3_zpsa2e48338.jpg.html)
Colorata Commerson's and bottlenose dolphins
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratacommersonsandbottlenoseddolphin_zps4f42e7b4.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratacommersonsandbottlenoseddolphin_zps4f42e7b4.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stemturtle on January 30, 2014, 07:33:22 PM

unknwon maker hawksbill and loggerhead turtles
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/unknownloggerheadandhawksbillturtles1_zpsea9303ab.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/unknownloggerheadandhawksbillturtles1_zpsea9303ab.jpg.html)

Sauroid, your hawksbill and loggerhead are painted like the Yujin Series 1 turtles.
They were probably cast from the 1998 Play Visions molds, plastron numbers 2 and 6.
Look for a circle with PV inside, unless bootlegged. Yujin turtles are marked with these numbers also,
which do not correspond to the numbers on the paper label. The plastron should bear the name Yujin, 2002.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 30, 2014, 08:42:47 PM
Wonderfuls acquisitions friends and yes, my last figures are a treasure  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 30, 2014, 10:02:40 PM
Congrats, Jetoar and sauroid! :) Nice to see a bonnethead shark and the horn sharks! Oh, and Jetoar, I thought you already had the Schleich Humpback Whale? Anyway, all of those retired Schleich Sealife figures are great prizes.

 :D I received a new parcel today, too:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t31/1512246_10202444873141406_975477357_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 30, 2014, 10:39:41 PM
Wonderful acquisitions Brontodocus. I am seeing the Wisent of Bullyland!. I saw the Saw Fish in a store two weeks ago, but it had a lot of scuffs. I order one sawfish in this store and I am waiting to take it in my hands and do a walk-around about it ;D but if you wish, you will be able to do it  ^-^. I am waiting to see the walk-around of the Bullyland Wisent. I will do the review of my Schleich Wisent  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: OkapiBoy on January 31, 2014, 02:53:33 AM
Oooooh the old European Bison of Schleich  ^-^.

Yap, it's a nice figure :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on January 31, 2014, 09:38:58 AM

unknown maker hawksbill and loggerhead turtles
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/unknownloggerheadandhawksbillturtles1_zpsea9303ab.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/unknownloggerheadandhawksbillturtles1_zpsea9303ab.jpg.html)

Sauroid, your hawksbill and loggerhead are painted like the Yujin Series 1 turtles.
They were probably cast from the 1998 Play Visions molds, plastron numbers 2 and 6.
Look for a circle with PV inside, unless bootlegged. Yujin turtles are marked with these numbers also,
which do not correspond to the numbers on the paper label. The plastron should bear the name Yujin, 2002.
thanks for the info stemturtle.  :)
i checked again, but there's neither Yujin nor PV mark on the belly. only china c 2002, and the 2 and 6 numbers on each figure, so these are copies of either the Yujin or PVs.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stemturtle on January 31, 2014, 12:47:19 PM
thanks for the info stemturtle.  :)
i checked again, but there's neither Yujin nor PV mark on the belly. only china c 2002, and the 2 and 6 numbers on each figure, so these are copies of either the Yujin or PVs.

These figures appear to be Yujin without the maker mark.
The evidence is the painting, the item numbers, and the year.
Could be a production problem rather than piracy.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 01, 2014, 11:33:07 AM
Wonderful acquisitions Brontodocus. I am seeing the Wisent of Bullyland!. I saw the Saw Fish in a store two weeks ago, but it had a lot of scuffs. I order one sawfish in this store and I am waiting to take it in my hands and do a walk-around about it ;D but if you wish, you will be able to do it  ^-^. I am waiting to see the walk-around of the Bullyland Wisent. I will do the review of my Schleich Wisent  ^-^.
Many thanks, Jetoar! :) I'll leave the sawfish up for you. So I should take the camera out for the Bullyland Wisent then... ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 01, 2014, 11:47:08 AM
Wonderful acquisitions Brontodocus. I am seeing the Wisent of Bullyland!. I saw the Saw Fish in a store two weeks ago, but it had a lot of scuffs. I order one sawfish in this store and I am waiting to take it in my hands and do a walk-around about it ;D but if you wish, you will be able to do it  ^-^. I am waiting to see the walk-around of the Bullyland Wisent. I will do the review of my Schleich Wisent  ^-^.
Many thanks, Jetoar! :) I'll leave the sawfish up for you. So I should take the camera out for the Bullyland Wisent then... ^-^

Dont worry my friend, you can do the walk - arounds of these figures if as you wish  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 01, 2014, 02:18:19 PM
THanks to Chad (Spyrna18) I now have most of the 2014 Arthropods by Safari LTD:

Deep Sea TOOB (giant isopod)
Cave Dwellers TOOB (millipede, scorpion, spider, crayfish, crab)
mosquito and stag beetle life cycles.

The life cycle figures are not as good as other recent ones (ladybug, luna moth, monarch) but I'm happy to officially have a mosquito!

Chad also sent me the Insects TOOB centipede. I realized a while back, I've never had the actual Safari Insects TOOB. Looking at pics online, they seem to come from generic chinabug molds (many also apparently used by K&M for their Wild Republic insects tube). I wanted the centipede because of its paint job, it actually looks like a Scolopendra!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on February 01, 2014, 06:39:40 PM
THanks to Chad (Spyrna18) I now have most of the 2014 Arthropods by Safari LTD:

Deep Sea TOOB (giant isopod)
Cave Dwellers TOOB (millipede, scorpion, spider, crayfish, crab)
mosquito and stag beetle life cycles.

The life cycle figures are not as good as other recent ones (ladybug, luna moth, monarch) but I'm happy to officially have a mosquito!

Chad also sent me the Insects TOOB centipede. I realized a while back, I've never had the actual Safari Insects TOOB. Looking at pics online, they seem to come from generic chinabug molds (many also apparently used by K&M for their Wild Republic insects tube). I wanted the centipede because of its paint job, it actually looks like a Scolopendra!

I am hoping that you have the Venomous Creatures toob centipede--much better figure of course.

And yes, you can always tell the earliest Safari toobs, because there are no labels (insects, reptiles, original ocean, North America and dinosaur toob) and some of them, are really very generic and in desperate need of retirement/replacement (like they did with the NA toob, which is now full of great small figures).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 01, 2014, 07:53:25 PM

I am hoping that you have the Venomous Creatures toob centipede--much better figure of course.

And yes, you can always tell the earliest Safari toobs, because there are no labels (insects, reptiles, original ocean, North America and dinosaur toob) and some of them, are really very generic and in desperate need of retirement/replacement (like they did with the NA toob, which is now full of great small figures).

yeah I have all the arthropods from the Venomous Creatures Toob. They are very nice (the whole TOOB is)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on February 03, 2014, 01:16:45 PM
some new ones
Schleichs
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Schleichlioncubs2_zpsf68fcd74.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Schleichlioncubs2_zpsf68fcd74.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/SchleichMeerkatsandpups_zps88e89955.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/SchleichMeerkatsandpups_zps88e89955.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Schleichholsteincalf2_zps6cdd59e0.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Schleichholsteincalf2_zps6cdd59e0.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Schleichduck2_zpsbe4d25b4.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Schleichduck2_zpsbe4d25b4.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Schleichcurrentanddiscontinuedroosters2_zps61730ade.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Schleichcurrentanddiscontinuedroosters2_zps61730ade.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Schleichchicks_zps00e5d53e.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Schleichchicks_zps00e5d53e.jpg.html)
Safari Ltd chicks
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/SafariLtdchicks_zps1348b6af.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/SafariLtdchicks_zps1348b6af.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 04, 2014, 10:09:34 AM
Congrats, sauroid! :) Cuteness overload! All those lion babies, meerkats, and chicks! ;D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on February 05, 2014, 06:54:58 AM
I don't have it yet, but I just bought it. A little more than I probably should have, but I have never seen this before: a desert pupfish form Safari (http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=301086144938)

Much like the red-cheek salamander, I'm guessing that this is a special-release figure for a particular place. Given that I had access to catalogues and such in 2009, there's no way I wouldn't have seen it.

I will of course provide more photos when I have it.

For those who don't want to click links (form the auction):
(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/hWYAAMXQlgtSpOIT/$_12.JPG)

And belly-evidence that it is Safari:
(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/IjAAAOxyLN9SpOIh/$_12.JPG)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 05, 2014, 09:09:53 AM
Wow, what a great find, Sean! :o It looks quite big, too, I wonder if it was made the same way as the Incredible Creatures fishes (hollow and pliable)?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 05, 2014, 11:46:56 AM
interesting Sean. The bottom says 'Tempe, AZ' (my hometown). It must have been made for some project in Arizona. There are not any real Natural History Museums in Tempe, but the Phoenix Zoo is there. Might have been made for their gift shop?
When you get the figure, I'd be interested in seeing what the entire reading on the bottom is (Something and Associates). Might have been made for some conservation efforts.
A real neat find regardless
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on February 05, 2014, 02:00:35 PM
From what he could tell me, it's about 4" long (so, 2:1 scale or so) but didn't know much about the origins. Once I have it I can bug Safari a bit more for info on it. The Tempe, AZ mark is certainly a good clue, although I couldn't find any particular places that might have commissioned it.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: K907 on February 06, 2014, 06:39:20 AM
Apparently Safari Ltd also did a razorback sucker figure as well:

http://downloads.safariltd.com/etailer/Product%20Test%20Reports/0_Custom_Items/
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 06, 2014, 12:09:27 PM
From what he could tell me, it's about 4" long (so, 2:1 scale or so) but didn't know much about the origins. Once I have it I can bug Safari a bit more for info on it. The Tempe, AZ mark is certainly a good clue, although I couldn't find any particular places that might have commissioned it.

There is also the Arizona Museum of Natural History in Mesa, AZ (which borders Tempe) (http://azmnh.org/), and as I recall they sell Safari Figures, at least dinosaur figures. The sponsoring company could've been from Tempe but they were sold at the Mesa Museum. I left AZ in 2007 so I wouldn't have seen this figure when I was there.

Best guess, the AZMNH or the Phoenix Zoo.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on February 06, 2014, 01:51:51 PM
Apparently Safari Ltd also did a razorback sucker figure as well:

http://downloads.safariltd.com/etailer/Product%20Test%20Reports/0_Custom_Items/

Thanks. Now I have something else to hunt down... ;D Of course, I found the pupfish by accident (and I went through all of the seller's auctions, in case there were other hidden gems, but no luck), so it could happen again.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stemturtle on February 08, 2014, 01:30:10 PM
(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hwYo_cjq7bk/UvYzqq2Sw-I/AAAAAAAAB4M/uepIgT67OT0/s512/skeeter%25202.JPG)
Life Cycle of a Mosquito (Safari Ltd.)

The 4 stages are eggs, larva, pupa, and adult.
The adult mosquito is about 3 inches or 9 cm.
Even in Minnesota, that would be big for the state bird.  :)
Available on  eBay.  (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Safari-Ltd-662616-Life-Cycle-of-a-Mosquito-Insect-Toy-Replica-Set-2014-NIP-/400644045473?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d483efaa1)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 08, 2014, 02:17:51 PM
I have this life cycle already too. As excited as I am to get a toy mosquito (or at least one from a major brand--I have a chinabug one); the figure (esp. the adult) is somewhat disappointing. I understand it's hard to make long features (legs, proboscis) so they don't break easily but the proportions seem way off. Still, a must have  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 08, 2014, 08:08:14 PM
My last acquisitions  ^-^.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/541/484p.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/31/9zml.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/706/ror5.jpg)

And finally TLW Ornithosuchus  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 11, 2014, 02:50:43 PM
Good catch, Jetoar, the moose is also very nice! :)

New Safari figures came in today:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t31/1909136_10202527861496063_907820352_o.jpg)
 :D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: K907 on February 11, 2014, 04:01:31 PM
Awesome Andre! Now I need to get back into collecting mode again. I love your photography as always!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 11, 2014, 05:04:03 PM
Awesome acquistions friend as always  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on February 11, 2014, 06:35:46 PM
awesome new stuff Dr.Andre.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 12, 2014, 09:35:24 AM
Many thanks, Kevin, Jetoar, and sauroid! :)
Awesome Andre! Now I need to get back into collecting mode again. I love your photography as always!
You should really! :) So many brilliant marine life figures are being released this year!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: postsaurischian on February 12, 2014, 10:42:57 PM
 :) Nice catch, Andre.


                   ........... I just cannot bring myself to buy that Carnegie rex :-[ ;D.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 12, 2014, 11:46:51 PM
:) Nice catch, Andre.


                   ........... I just cannot bring myself to buy that Carnegie rex :-[ ;D.
Thanks Helge! :-) You're going to pass on this one just because it has Sprechkse? ;D Just because I don't know if an English expression exists, "Sprechkse" means that sort of sticky spittle some people have in the corners of their mouth when they are talking...
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 14, 2014, 03:58:25 AM
just won on ebay, Cadbury Yowie (Australian version) of the Australian crayfish, common yabby (Cherax descructor) and bought individually the Lost Kingdom Yowie xiphosuran, Dubbolimulus.

I already had the UK version of the yabby; the Dubbolimulus has been on my wish list for a loooooong time. I don't have pics but here are links to the species:

yabby: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherax_destructor
Dubbolimulus: http://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/imagedisplay.php?irn=345454&reftable=ecatalogue&refirn=1423248

P.S. there are two yabby figures in the purchase so if someone needs one...

Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on February 14, 2014, 04:40:08 AM
just won on ebay, Cadbury Yowie (Australian version) of the Australian crayfish, common yabby (Cherax descructor) and bought individually the Lost Kingdom Yowie xiphosuran, Dubbolimulus.

I already had the UK version of the yabby; the Dubbolimulus has been on my wish list for a loooooong time. I don't have pics but here are links to the species:

yabby: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherax_destructor
Dubbolimulus: http://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/imagedisplay.php?irn=345454&reftable=ecatalogue&refirn=1423248

P.S. there are two yabby figures in the purchase so if someone needs one...

For anyone wondering, thi sis the Dubbolimulus:

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/ews5b3pdcwwvzfq/HPIM2388.JPG)

Do you have the Yowies mantis shrimp? Neat little figure--surprised there aren't more of them.

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/qzkpvc128cv0xjb/HPIM2399.JPG)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 14, 2014, 12:55:58 PM
yes, I have the Yowies mantis shrimp (only recently acquired). I have three mantis shrimps: Yowies, Yujin, AAA.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on February 14, 2014, 01:59:18 PM
yes, I have the Yowies mantis shrimp (only recently acquired). I have three mantis shrimps: Yowies, Yujin, AAA.

Those are the only ones I know--and I never see the Yujin for a price I'm willing to pay (the AAA is too big for my space).

If you have the budget, there is also this cool one from Shapeways (https://www.shapeways.com/model/1359185/articulated-mantis-shrimp-o-scyllarus.html?li=search-results&materialId=6)
(https://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_1359185_1403535_1381016172.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: postsaurischian on February 14, 2014, 08:51:08 PM
this cool one from Shapeways (https://www.shapeways.com/model/1359185/articulated-mantis-shrimp-o-scyllarus.html?li=search-results&materialId=6)

Wow! I didn't know this designer.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 16, 2014, 09:55:44 PM
The mantis shrimp is awesome  ^-^.

My last acquisitions.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/138/37az.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/585/yq3p.jpg)

I like a lot the Quetz and the Polar bear  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on February 16, 2014, 10:08:06 PM
Actually acquired some things recently.

Safari Desert Pupfish arrived
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/f7t22j1c4p35hpo/HPIM7218.JPG)

And the Safari Ornate Horned Frog
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/ktiy48nhhok9cey/HPIM7221.JPG)

I am actually prepared to do walk arounds of them! I never remember to do that!

Also got a live one--a Polypterus delhezi! It was smaller than I'd thought at the store, and my albino senegal would probably eat it (or try hard enough to hurt it). So I had to buy a small tank to grow it up first.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 16, 2014, 11:51:57 PM
Really nice acquisitions  ^-^. They are a good replicas definetly  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: OkapiBoy on February 21, 2014, 12:53:30 AM
Sitatunga by Joan Milelier Soler. Beautiful antelope, scale is 1:22
Check him out joining the herd ( more pics in the walkabout section)
[(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops005/DSCN2462_zps90a8407a.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops005/DSCN2462_zps90a8407a.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops005/DSCN2463_zps60abc5ed.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops005/DSCN2463_zps60abc5ed.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops005/DSCN2468_zps346f74f1.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops005/DSCN2468_zps346f74f1.jpg.html)]
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on February 21, 2014, 07:59:41 AM
beautiful. what material does he use for his sculptures?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on February 21, 2014, 01:43:39 PM
beautiful. what material does he use for his sculptures?

I'm guessing "Joan" is a "she" and they are "her" sculptures. ;)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on February 21, 2014, 02:08:36 PM
oh Joan is a he, that's just how they spell Juan in their part of Spain.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on February 21, 2014, 07:55:03 PM
oh Joan is a he, that's just how they spell Juan in their part of Spain.
Well now I know that! I may have been thinking of some other sculptor.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 21, 2014, 09:21:40 PM
Awesome Joan Milelier Solers replica  ^-^. Congrats  ^-^ !
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on March 03, 2014, 06:51:40 AM
new Mojo and Schleich
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojowhiterhino2_zps0c7a0374.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojowhiterhino2_zps0c7a0374.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojosableantelope2_zps0516e5e9.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojosableantelope2_zps0516e5e9.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojobottlenosedolphin2_zpsd5ff52a4.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojobottlenosedolphin2_zpsd5ff52a4.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojogentoopenguin2_zps419080fe.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojogentoopenguin2_zps419080fe.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/schleichraccoon1_zps5bc80650.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/schleichraccoon1_zps5bc80650.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on March 03, 2014, 10:53:55 AM
Congrats, sauroid! :) The Moj Fun Rhino looks good... the texture seems to be similar to that of the Moj Megacerops & Deinotherium.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on March 04, 2014, 12:27:34 PM
Awesome acquistions friends  ^-^. The last weeks I bought these figures.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-02-22192107_zpsc8a4f3c3.jpg)

These are from a flea market and a great store.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-02-27003242_zps9ca92fe4.jpg)

These are from a store of Cdiz.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/P1090015_zps93490e27.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/P1090013_zps5efeab60.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/P1090016_zps86437057.jpg)

And finally this weekend I went to Madrid and I bought a lot of figures, some of them are a true treasures. However, I think that one of the best treasures that I caught is a WWD Liopleurodon that I won in a bid in Ebay the last thursday :)). After I will share the books  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on March 04, 2014, 01:20:46 PM
Wow, congrats, Jetoar! :) What an impressively huge haul! :o
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on March 04, 2014, 06:38:24 PM
Wow, congrats, Jetoar! :) What an impressively huge haul! :o

Thanks friend, I was very  surprised when I found Safari figures  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on March 12, 2014, 02:16:49 PM
Yesterday I received the recent Kaiyodo ChocoQ museum giant water bug (Lethocerus deyrollei) and predaceus water flea (Leptodera kindtii).

The Leptodera is obviously a unique figure, but the Lethocerus is my 6th from the Japanese lines. Previous models include: Kaiyodo (ChocoQ Animatales and Shinagawa Aquarium), Yujin (Insects of Japan), Bandai, and F-toys (Creatures of the Waterside).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on March 12, 2014, 05:26:04 PM
Congrats, Blaine! :) Since I only have the Yujin Lethocerus (but the CapsuleQ Museum figure is on its way to me) - what do you think of the new one compared to the others?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on March 12, 2014, 05:58:39 PM
it's nice but the Yujin is still the best. My favorite is stil the Bandai figure that's captured a frog under water (I dont remember the name of the specific line within Bandai)

BTW, my newest Choco Q museum figure the forlegs dont attach properly in the hole. i had to use an adhesive to secure them. I'd be very interested to hear if you have the same problem and if my specimen was a fluke or if it's a general manufacturing problem  :o
I hope the Leptodera doesnt have the same problem (havent assembled it yet...)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on March 13, 2014, 12:23:28 AM
I put the Leptodera together too...a little disappointing. Two pieces didn't fit right and had to be secured with adhesive. Also, the 'eye' is facing the wrong direction. There is no other way the pieces interlock, so it has to be a manufacturing error. I hope this isn't a new trend from Kaiyodo...  :o :'(

BTW, Kaiyodo is putting out 5 Aquatales series this year and the first two have some cool inverts (including a mud? crab). They are also doing a 'Danger' set that will have a tarantula, scorpion, 2 centipedes, and a blue-ringed octopus!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on March 13, 2014, 01:05:51 AM
I put the Leptodera together too...a little disappointing. Two pieces didn't fit right and had to be secured with adhesive. Also, the 'eye' is facing the wrong direction. There is no other way the pieces interlock, so it has to be a manufacturing error. I hope this isn't a new trend from Kaiyodo...  :o :'(

BTW, Kaiyodo is putting out 5 Aquatales series this year and the first two have some cool inverts (including a mud? crab). They are also doing a 'Danger' set that will have a tarantula, scorpion, 2 centipedes, and a blue-ringed octopus!

Do you have a link to these sets? I can never navigate around the Kaiyodo websites, and the ones I know don't say anything about new Aquatales or capsule sets. Many of the Kaiyodo sites seem to fall into disuse.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on March 13, 2014, 01:55:00 AM
Sean, the Kaiyodo ChocoQ sets are here: http://www.capsuleq.in/m/index.htm

I don't have links to the others; Chad (sphyrna18) directed me to images posted on the STS forum (which I never really go to anymore unless directed there for something specific...)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on March 13, 2014, 02:26:34 AM
Sean, the Kaiyodo ChocoQ sets are here: http://www.capsuleq.in/m/index.htm

I don't have links to the others; Chad (sphyrna18) directed me to images posted on the STS forum (which I never really go to anymore unless directed there for something specific...)

I've seen that one, but it doesn't have the new sets you mentioned. I guess it's off to STS--a difficult proposition sometimes.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on March 13, 2014, 04:23:44 AM
Found it:

(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq40/bmknj17/KGrHqRrgFGyORlmLJBRoGU5LQ60_57.jpg)

I've seen the polystones before, but the set of figures...goes without saying that I will be ceaselessly hunting the paddlefish and tigerfish. The others look well done but I just don't have the space or budget!

Oh, and the dangerous creatures:

(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt60/Kikimalou/2014%20toys/CapsuleQdanger.png~original)

The picture makes them look like the size of a Safari or CollectA figure!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: postsaurischian on March 13, 2014, 07:43:24 AM
BTW, my newest Choco Q museum figure the forlegs dont attach properly in the hole. i had to use an adhesive to secure them. I'd be very interested to hear if you have the same problem and if my specimen was a fluke or if it's a general manufacturing problem  :o
I hope the Leptodera doesnt have the same problem (havent assembled it yet...)

Same here :( - forlegs (with head) do not attach.
Also I got the sea turtle from the last set with two right flippers, which makes the figure even useless.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on March 13, 2014, 08:33:48 PM
Three new inverts today from the Cadbury Lost Kingdoms Series: ammonite, cephalopod, and Wixaxia.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on March 13, 2014, 08:44:32 PM
Wonderful figures, even blue ringed octopus  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on March 14, 2014, 03:45:43 PM
goes without saying that I will be ceaselessly hunting the paddlefish and tigerfish.
Me too! :o Although I will definitely not leave it just to these two even though a tigerfish is most amazing! They all seem to be quite big, indeed. I wonder how the manta ray would fit into the capsule ball (on the other hand, those capsule balls are about the size of a tennis ball). Funny that the dangerous creatures also contain animals that aren't really dangerous (O. pumilio, D. leucomelas, and what is supposedly Brachypelma smithi). But they look like they were all exceptionally well made! ^-^

BTW, my newest Choco Q museum figure the forlegs dont attach properly in the hole. i had to use an adhesive to secure them. I'd be very interested to hear if you have the same problem and if my specimen was a fluke or if it's a general manufacturing problem  :o
I hope the Leptodera doesnt have the same problem (havent assembled it yet...)

Same here :( - forlegs (with head) do not attach.
Also I got the sea turtle from the last set with two right flippers, which makes the figure even useless.
Oh, sorry for that... :( I have ordered two... they haven't arrived yet, I hope it's not a general problem. :-\
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: postsaurischian on March 14, 2014, 08:09:25 PM
goes without saying that I will be ceaselessly hunting the paddlefish and tigerfish.
Me too! :o Although I will definitely not leave it just to these two even though a tigerfish is most amazing! They all seem to be quite big, indeed. I wonder how the manta ray would fit into the capsule ball (on the other hand, those capsule balls are about the size of a tennis ball). .......

I think I have seen somewhere that these aren't sold in capsule balls.
They're resins and sold in boxes I guess.

I want the swimming Walrus :D!
Unfortunately they're going to be relatively expensive.

Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on March 14, 2014, 08:39:49 PM
goes without saying that I will be ceaselessly hunting the paddlefish and tigerfish.
Me too! :o Although I will definitely not leave it just to these two even though a tigerfish is most amazing! They all seem to be quite big, indeed. I wonder how the manta ray would fit into the capsule ball (on the other hand, those capsule balls are about the size of a tennis ball). .......

I think I have seen somewhere that these aren't sold in capsule balls.
They're resins and sold in boxes I guess.

I want the swimming Walrus :D!
Unfortunately they're going to be relatively expensive.

I just realized what you are saying is true--those are part of the polystone line. Meaning that they're going to be $$$. So they aren't capsule figures, which is too bad, because those fit shelves better...
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on March 14, 2014, 10:28:39 PM
Oh, that would make sense of course. But it would also mean that I'll probably only get just a few. :-\ Hmm, on the other hand on the picture Sean posted of the "Dangerous Creatures" it still says CapsuleQ Museum. Shouldn't at least those be Capsule figures then? ???
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on March 15, 2014, 12:39:20 AM
Oh, that would make sense of course. But it would also mean that I'll probably only get just a few. :-\ Hmm, on the other hand on the picture Sean posted of the "Dangerous Creatures" it still says CapsuleQ Museum. Shouldn't at least those be Capsule figures then? ???

I think they are--I was only talking about the Aquatales figures. And yes, given the average cost of those figures, I'm probably only going to save up for the 2 that I need the most.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on March 15, 2014, 11:13:17 PM
Thinking of it... the Aquatales do look like resins. Those bases would make more sense when they are massive and quite heavy (or else they might topple over easily) and the thin rods are probably made out of steel?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on March 16, 2014, 08:31:36 PM
These are the books than I bought two weeks ago  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/P1090017_zpscf80d2e3.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/P1090018_zpsf4fabc9e.jpg)

An these are my acquistions of yesterday  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-03-15205917_zpsc1b45b9c.jpg)

with a good price  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: OkapiBoy on March 16, 2014, 11:08:32 PM
Kaiyodo Aqualand resin angel shark figure. More pics of it in the walkabout section ^-^
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops009/DSCN2597_zps0d995ccd.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops009/DSCN2597_zps0d995ccd.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on March 24, 2014, 10:50:25 PM
New additions came on Saturday! :D
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1.0-9/1743539_10202793583698952_538022411_n.jpg)
With many thanks once again to Helge for helping me get the wonderful Favorite Soft Model Tamba Sauropod by Hirokazu Tokugawa! :) Of the new CollectAs my favourites are the Southern Cassowary, Tasmanian Devil, and the Water Buffalo which is almost as large as the Moj Fun Gaur Bull!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on March 25, 2014, 07:22:31 AM
wow! very cool new ones brontodocus. awesome new figures everyone!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on March 25, 2014, 09:02:12 AM
Lovely new acquistions Brontodocus, even the new figures of this year  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on March 25, 2014, 09:18:05 AM
Many thanks, sauroid and Jetoar! :) I only forgot to put the Pygmy Sperm Whale into my shopping basket... how embarrassing... :-[ ;D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on April 05, 2014, 07:00:31 PM
got some new ones in
schleich asian elephant
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/schleichasianelephant2_zpsa70ad4ff.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/schleichasianelephant2_zpsa70ad4ff.jpg.html)
S.H. blue whale
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/SHbluewhale2_zps15466a5a.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/SHbluewhale2_zps15466a5a.jpg.html)
colorata orca
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mynthcolorataorca_zps9ed68319.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mynthcolorataorca_zps9ed68319.jpg.html)
Re-ment lion
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/re-mentlion1_zpsb08dd7da.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/re-mentlion1_zpsb08dd7da.jpg.html)
colorata great white
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratagreatwhiteshark_zps60175431.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratagreatwhiteshark_zps60175431.jpg.html)
colorata black tip shark
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratablacktipshark_zps48276720.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratablacktipshark_zps48276720.jpg.html)
fame master crocodile
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/famemastercrocodile_zpsc11dd91a.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/famemastercrocodile_zpsc11dd91a.jpg.html)
mojo hippo
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojohippo2_zps379c0f24.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojohippo2_zps379c0f24.jpg.html)
mojo koala
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojokoala2_zps9b6fcce9.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojokoala2_zps9b6fcce9.jpg.html)
mojo nile crocodile
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojonilecroc2_zpsc5aedf8d.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojonilecroc2_zpsc5aedf8d.jpg.html)
mojo giant panda
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojopanda2_zps7f02aa92.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojopanda2_zps7f02aa92.jpg.html)
mojo platypus
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojoplatypus2_zpse4ab6e9c.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojoplatypus2_zpse4ab6e9c.jpg.html)
mojo proboscis monkey
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojoproboscismonkey2_zps5fe7b127.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojoproboscismonkey2_zps5fe7b127.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: mermaidgrey on April 05, 2014, 10:28:57 PM
The Hippo looks especially realistic. I bet you could do some lovely dioramas with it :) I'm particularly fond of the platypus though. Very cute and full of character. Where did you buy these from? Online?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on April 06, 2014, 02:03:34 AM
I notice that the Mojo figures are now tagged with the Animal Planet logo. I wonder if they will all come like that now--and if that means the end of Schleich in TRU stores, due to their carrying of the Animal Planet lines?

Also, today I could have bought the Papo zorse. It's very pretty. But in the end, I went with the Dimetrodon. Some things are more important than others.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on April 06, 2014, 10:08:36 AM
Congrats, sauroid! :) The Moj Hippo looks really great. I've never heard of this "S.H." company that made the Blue Whale. Do you have more information about them? Oh, and Sean, since you've seen the Zorse - was it as glossy as it seemed from catalogue photos or did it look better in reality?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on April 06, 2014, 10:59:08 AM
hi thanks all.
SBell, i think and hope that the days of Schleich's monopoly is about to end. the stores (TRU and sister companies) where i got the mojos from also carry Schleichs and their shelves are displayed side by side.
brontodocus, according to another member of STS (Andreas), S.H. is a chinese company that makes mostly reptiles/amphibians/arthropods in the typical cheap china style. this whale is an exception, altho it is small at about four inches long (almost colorata-ish).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on April 06, 2014, 03:15:21 PM
Congrats, sauroid! :) The Moj Hippo looks really great. I've never heard of this "S.H." company that made the Blue Whale. Do you have more information about them? Oh, and Sean, since you've seen the Zorse - was it as glossy as it seemed from catalogue photos or did it look better in reality?

It was pretty shiny, although not as glossy as the photos made it seem.

I should also mention--I went to a new toy store that had 5 shelves of CollectA animals for sale! This is Canada, so they don't have anything newer than last year, but I've never seen that before. It's like the day I found a rack of Mojo figures at a pet store!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: FreshSphere on April 08, 2014, 07:04:47 AM
So many great figures. It's neat seeing the comparisons between the different companies. The mojo giant panda looks very nice.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on April 08, 2014, 09:39:53 PM
Really cool aquisitions friends. These is my new acquisitions  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-03-29205509_zps16d67637.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-04-03211434_zpsbdae92e9.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-04-04223659_zpsf7b09550.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-04-05234100_zps979177c8.jpg)

The last image is from a great freak convention  ^-^. I am doing new walks around of my new figures  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on April 09, 2014, 02:23:09 AM
very nice new ones Jetoar. ;)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on April 09, 2014, 02:45:10 PM
very nice new ones Jetoar. ;)

You are welcome friend  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on April 14, 2014, 12:22:44 PM
Wonderful new acquisitiosn friends. These are my last acquisitions ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-04-11235138_zps9f2d3615.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-04-13113125_zps5dfd0a2b.jpg)

Finally I have the WWD Liopleurodon in my hands. I have been looking since 10 years. I cry of happiness  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on April 14, 2014, 01:59:37 PM
so cool Jetoar. ;)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: mermaidgrey on April 14, 2014, 04:02:20 PM
OH MY GOODNESS The WWD Liopleurodon! I am green with envy :) Where did you find it? I love walking with dinosaurs. Me and my sister watched the entire series together multiple times and even have it on DVD! The Liopleurodon was one of our very favourites. (The beginning of the episode where it leaps out of the water to grab the land dino!) I even remember drawing a big A3 picture in primary school for our class assembly :D
I am ridiculously excited for you. Thank you for sharing!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on April 14, 2014, 04:47:36 PM
so cool Jetoar. ;)

Thanks friend  ^-^.

OH MY GOODNESS The WWD Liopleurodon! I am green with envy :) Where did you find it? I love walking with dinosaurs. Me and my sister watched the entire series together multiple times and even have it on DVD! The Liopleurodon was one of our very favourites. (The beginning of the episode where it leaps out of the water to grab the land dino!) I even remember drawing a big A3 picture in primary school for our class assembly :D
I am ridiculously excited for you. Thank you for sharing!

Thanks friend. I understand you, I have found it in Ebay one month ago and it is one of holly grial of my collection from my point of view  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: mermaidgrey on April 14, 2014, 06:22:50 PM
so cool Jetoar. ;)

Thanks friend  ^-^.

OH MY GOODNESS The WWD Liopleurodon! I am green with envy :) Where did you find it? I love walking with dinosaurs. Me and my sister watched the entire series together multiple times and even have it on DVD! The Liopleurodon was one of our very favourites. (The beginning of the episode where it leaps out of the water to grab the land dino!) I even remember drawing a big A3 picture in primary school for our class assembly :D
I am ridiculously excited for you. Thank you for sharing!

Thanks friend. I understand you, I have found it in Ebay one month ago and it is one of holly grial of my collection from my point of view  ^-^.

That's brilliant :) I'm glad you managed to find one after looking for so long! Interestingly, just after I had written the reply and was feeling excited about walking with dinosaurs, my family brought in a heap of old books from the garage (they are going to be doing a car boot sale) and I found a huge walking with dinosaurs book! I have rescued it from being sold :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on April 14, 2014, 10:15:22 PM
Really cool  ^-^. This saga is a great treasure  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: OkapiBoy on April 18, 2014, 07:18:11 PM
CollectA's! Finally got some of their new animals! All beautiful models for sure. ^-^

(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops012/DSCN2668_zpsb6d19bc3.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops012/DSCN2668_zpsb6d19bc3.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops012/DSCN2657_zps14200ea9.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops012/DSCN2657_zps14200ea9.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops012/DSCN2660_zpsc445e13f.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops012/DSCN2660_zpsc445e13f.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops012/DSCN2661_zps2021e16b.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops012/DSCN2661_zps2021e16b.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops012/DSCN2647_zpscb8b7cf2.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops012/DSCN2647_zpscb8b7cf2.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops012/DSCN2646_zpsecab8e74.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops012/DSCN2646_zpsecab8e74.jpg.html)
[(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops012/DSCN2656_zps95229d13.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops012/DSCN2656_zps95229d13.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on April 19, 2014, 03:02:38 AM
they are beautiful, Okapiboy.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on April 19, 2014, 11:23:36 AM
Awesome acquistions Okapiboy  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on April 28, 2014, 01:28:23 PM
some newbies
unknown makers
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/unknowndeepseafish_zpsdff815e6.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/unknowndeepseafish_zpsdff815e6.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/unknownminihammerheadsharks3_zps558b04ac.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/unknownminihammerheadsharks3_zps558b04ac.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/unknownminibluewhale2_zpsc2406eef.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/unknownminibluewhale2_zpsc2406eef.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/unknownseamammals_zps34167670.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/unknownseamammals_zps34167670.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/unknowncommonseahorseandsunfish_zps16b7628e.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/unknowncommonseahorseandsunfish_zps16b7628e.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/unknownblackpanther3_zps48840a63.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/unknownblackpanther3_zps48840a63.jpg.html)
fame master great white shark
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/famemastergreatwhiteshark2_zps0aceedb3.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/famemastergreatwhiteshark2_zps0aceedb3.jpg.html)
safari ltd mini hippo and an unknoWn maker pigmy hippo (looks like it)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/hippos3_zps5781f077.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/hippos3_zps5781f077.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on April 28, 2014, 06:18:06 PM
Wonderful newcomers  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: FreshSphere on April 28, 2014, 07:00:26 PM
I really like the darker hippo calf. The watery shine looks great on it :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on May 08, 2014, 03:26:49 PM
Received the retired Safari Smithsonian Hidden Kingdom insects: black widow (original), morpho butterfly (original, wings up), and monarch larva. The Kaiyodo plankton set is in and at the post office (just need to go get it  ^-^).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on May 08, 2014, 04:58:14 PM
Received the retired Safari Smithsonian Hidden Kingdom insects: black widow (original), morpho butterfly (original, wings up), and monarch larva. The Kaiyodo plankton set is in and at the post office (just need to go get it  ^-^).

congrats  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on May 10, 2014, 09:18:51 PM
Lovely acquisitions, this is my last them  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-04-16214908_zps85a6b663.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-04-27104608_zps88b79819.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-05-04223635_zpsf81ca3c7.jpg)

Bullyland figures are really nice  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: SpittersForEver on May 11, 2014, 10:44:33 AM
I just got a schliech Fox cub!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on May 11, 2014, 06:29:48 PM
Lovely acquisitions, this is my last them  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-04-16214908_zps85a6b663.jpg)

what are all in the Playmobile sea set? Can you show the individual critters? Thanks!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on May 11, 2014, 08:29:52 PM
Congratulations  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on May 12, 2014, 02:49:10 PM
Lovely acquisitions, this is my last them  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-04-16214908_zps85a6b663.jpg)

what are all in the Playmobile sea set? Can you show the individual critters? Thanks!

OK, when i will be at home again  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on May 13, 2014, 05:42:50 PM
congrats Jetoar. very nice new figures.
here are mine
New Ray
pronghorn
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/newraypronghornantelope2_zps01c07a05.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/newraypronghornantelope2_zps01c07a05.jpg.html)
mountain goat
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/newraymountaingoat2_zpse0725eec.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/newraymountaingoat2_zpse0725eec.jpg.html)
bighorn sheep
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/newraybighornsheep1_zps8210d88f.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/newraybighornsheep1_zps8210d88f.jpg.html)
safari ltd vintage (90s) moose
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltd90smoose2_zpsadea439f.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltd90smoose2_zpsadea439f.jpg.html)
PV musk ox
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/PVmuskox1_zps619bf982.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/PVmuskox1_zps619bf982.jpg.html)
K&M white throat capuchin monkey
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/KampMwhitethroatcapuchin2_zps148e7a16.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/KampMwhitethroatcapuchin2_zps148e7a16.jpg.html)
K&M gorilla
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/KampMgorilla2_zpsf4ec270f.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/KampMgorilla2_zpsf4ec270f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: FreshSphere on May 14, 2014, 02:51:28 AM
I really like that Safari moose! ^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on May 15, 2014, 11:14:49 AM
thanks freshsphere

some recent books
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/book1_zps90c2240e.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/book1_zps90c2240e.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/book3_zpscbe456b9.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/book3_zpscbe456b9.jpg.html)

will post my new PVs and K&Ms later
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on May 15, 2014, 04:07:54 PM
Interesting newcomers and interesting books my friend  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: OkapiBoy on May 15, 2014, 08:34:56 PM
Lovely addition everyone :)
Got some Mojo 2014 figures, all beautiful figures.
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops015/DSCN2714_zpsef858202.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops015/DSCN2714_zpsef858202.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops015/DSCN2721_zpsf9f17d81.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops015/DSCN2721_zpsf9f17d81.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops015/DSCN2723_zps19233a56.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops015/DSCN2723_zps19233a56.jpg.html)
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops015/DSCN2719_zps6eb735bd.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops015/DSCN2719_zps6eb735bd.jpg.html)

the Mojo Australians meeting the other Australians from CollectA ^-^
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops015/DSCN2720_zps2ef8d07f.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops015/DSCN2720_zps2ef8d07f.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops015/DSCN2725_zps41aade5f.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops015/DSCN2725_zps41aade5f.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops015/DSCN2726_zpscaa5ad28.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops015/DSCN2726_zpscaa5ad28.jpg.html)

Mojo Quagga
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops015/DSCN2721_zpsf9f17d81.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops015/DSCN2721_zpsf9f17d81.jpg.html)
With his new CollectA friend
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops015/DSCN2722_zpsda680b84.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops015/DSCN2722_zpsda680b84.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on May 16, 2014, 05:17:06 PM
awesome new figures Boki.
thanks Andreas.
new ones:
PV poison dart frogs and K&M red eyed tree frog
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/PVKampMfrogs1_zps73b4275b.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/PVKampMfrogs1_zps73b4275b.jpg.html)
XX blue spiny lizard
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/XXbluespinylizard1_zpsf1739a7a.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/XXbluespinylizard1_zpsf1739a7a.jpg.html)
PV trigger fish and helmet crab
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/PVtriggerfishandcrab1_zpsb2ce74c2.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/PVtriggerfishandcrab1_zpsb2ce74c2.jpg.html)
K&M lemon shark, horn shark and tiger shark
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/KampMsharks1_zpscff97e67.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/KampMsharks1_zpscff97e67.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on May 16, 2014, 05:23:10 PM
Lovely acquisitions, this is my last them  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-04-16214908_zps85a6b663.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-04-27104608_zps88b79819.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-05-04223635_zpsf81ca3c7.jpg)

Bullyland figures are really nice  ^-^.

Congratulations, nice newcomers  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on May 20, 2014, 02:39:58 AM
Today I received the giant marine isopod (Bathynomus giganteus) in Kaiyodo's recent Capsule Aquarium 'Deep Sea Life' set. It's a very nice figure (as always). I thought it would be bigger; it's about the same size as their older capsule aquarium isopod, albeit a little bit wider.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on May 23, 2014, 07:40:34 AM
new ones
AAA sea turtle
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAAseaturtle2_zpsb8233cee.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/AAAseaturtle2_zpsb8233cee.jpg.html)
Nihon Auto Toy life-sized soft squid (sixteen inches)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/nihonautotoysquid1_zps876f5c18.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/nihonautotoysquid1_zps876f5c18.jpg.html)
Safari Ltd 2006 lion
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltd2006lion2_zps08c0440a.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltd2006lion2_zps08c0440a.jpg.html)
Safari Ltd tortoise
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltdtortoise2_zps6ef7987f.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltdtortoise2_zps6ef7987f.jpg.html)
Schleich 2003 standing sow
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/schleich2003standingsow2_zps77fb189a.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/schleich2003standingsow2_zps77fb189a.jpg.html)
unknown maker dolphin
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/unknowndolphin2_zpsf0610c44.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/unknowndolphin2_zpsf0610c44.jpg.html)
unknown maker elephant seal (copy of safari authentics elephant seal)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/unknownelephantseal2_zps8a1a8f7e.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/unknownelephantseal2_zps8a1a8f7e.jpg.html)
sea star
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/seastar_zps629492de.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/seastar_zps629492de.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on May 23, 2014, 05:05:23 PM
Congrats here too  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on May 24, 2014, 12:34:06 AM
MojoFun 2013 & 2014-the-first finally arrived

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/av3kvowiezoz1ec/MojoMay2014.jpg)

And they'll be in the store eventually...
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on May 24, 2014, 05:33:36 AM
Two new Kaiyodos arrived today:

1) trilobite, Ceraurinella typa, from the Study Room Collection.

2) Mud crab, Scylla serrata, from the Aquatales Polyresin figure collection (2014). This is a heavy, solid, and fragile figure. These figures are nice but they are not 'toy' quality by any stretch.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on May 24, 2014, 06:20:46 AM
Two new Kaiyodos arrived today:

1) trilobite, Ceraurinella typa, from the Study Room Collection.

2) Mud crab, Scylla serrata, from the Aquatales Polyresin figure collection (2014). This is a heavy, solid, and fragile figure. These figures are nice but they are not 'toy' quality by any stretch.

What other figures are in this particular batch of Aquatales? I am eagerly awaiting the paddlefish and tigerfish.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on May 24, 2014, 10:24:54 AM
MojoFun 2013 & 2014-the-first finally arrived

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/av3kvowiezoz1ec/MojoMay2014.jpg)

And they'll be in the store eventually...

Congratulations  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on May 24, 2014, 01:03:15 PM
Two new Kaiyodos arrived today:

1) trilobite, Ceraurinella typa, from the Study Room Collection.

2) Mud crab, Scylla serrata, from the Aquatales Polyresin figure collection (2014). This is a heavy, solid, and fragile figure. These figures are nice but they are not 'toy' quality by any stretch.

What other figures are in this particular batch of Aquatales? I am eagerly awaiting the paddlefish and tigerfish.

1) bottlenose dolphin
2) coelacanth
3) rockhopper penguin
4) sailfish
5) humphead wrasse

I think there will be 5 releases of approx. 6 figures each (?)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on May 31, 2014, 07:27:58 PM
Two new Safari Figures today: bumble bee from the Smithsonian collection and Sally light-foot crab from the Galapagos TOOB. I have to thank Lance (weaslefan) for both, for drawing my attention to the former and giving me the latter! :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: FreshSphere on June 02, 2014, 03:36:15 AM
Great lot sbell! I love the deinotherium especially!

I picked these up today.

(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn144/Viva_EWR/Schleich%20animals/P1010016_zps58efda06.jpg) (http://s303.photobucket.com/user/Viva_EWR/media/Schleich%20animals/P1010016_zps58efda06.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on June 02, 2014, 05:17:50 PM
Great lot sbell! I love the deinotherium especially!

I picked these up today.

(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn144/Viva_EWR/Schleich%20animals/P1010016_zps58efda06.jpg) (http://s303.photobucket.com/user/Viva_EWR/media/Schleich%20animals/P1010016_zps58efda06.jpg.html)

Very beautieful newcomers  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on June 03, 2014, 04:30:00 AM
cool new acquisitions everyone. ;)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on June 22, 2014, 03:51:31 PM
few recent ones
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/colorataendangeredanimals2b_zps14d02272.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/colorataendangeredanimals2b_zps14d02272.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/colorataendangeredanimals1_zps47e0ddcc.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/colorataendangeredanimals1_zps47e0ddcc.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/polystonegiantpanda1_zpse294e19f.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/polystonegiantpanda1_zpse294e19f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on June 22, 2014, 06:01:48 PM
Congratulations also here, especially for the nice Colorata animals  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on June 23, 2014, 01:35:26 AM
thank you Andreas   ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on June 28, 2014, 11:17:06 AM
Sorry to be late but congrats, Sauroid, that's the Ueno Zoo box, isn't it? :) Since I don't have it (just the Pygmy Hippopotamus and the Aye-aye), wasn't the box yellow and the booklet completely in Japanese? Is this a new release, then?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on June 28, 2014, 05:07:19 PM
Sorry to be late but congrats, Sauroid, that's the Ueno Zoo box, isn't it? :) Since I don't have it (just the Pygmy Hippopotamus and the Aye-aye), wasn't the box yellow and the booklet completely in Japanese? Is this a new release, then?

I just realized the same thing--the Ueno was one of the first sets, making it very rare (I only have the Okapi and Aye-Aye). But in those days, like my original-run river life, everything was Japanese only. Maybe the zoo did a re-release? Maybe, just maybe, this set will become within the realm of obtainable!?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on June 30, 2014, 11:21:53 PM
today I received the 2014 Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Set #2 of caterpillars (and one beetle larva):

1) Papilio protenor (with defensive glands exposed!)
2) Papilio machaon
3) Staurops fagi
4) Cystidia truncangulata
5) Theretra oldenlandiae
6) Dorcus hopei (with figures from other sets, adult, pupa and now larvae are available!)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Fukuiraptor on July 01, 2014, 02:34:17 AM
Sorry to be late but congrats, Sauroid, that's the Ueno Zoo box, isn't it? :) Since I don't have it (just the Pygmy Hippopotamus and the Aye-aye), wasn't the box yellow and the booklet completely in Japanese? Is this a new release, then?

I just realized the same thing--the Ueno was one of the first sets, making it very rare (I only have the Okapi and Aye-Aye). But in those days, like my original-run river life, everything was Japanese only. Maybe the zoo did a re-release? Maybe, just maybe, this set will become within the realm of obtainable!?

These figures are still available today :D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/Fukuiraptor/Animals/Colorata_zps3052b325.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Fukuiraptor/media/Animals/Colorata_zps3052b325.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on July 01, 2014, 05:41:11 AM
Sorry to be late but congrats, Sauroid, that's the Ueno Zoo box, isn't it? :) Since I don't have it (just the Pygmy Hippopotamus and the Aye-aye), wasn't the box yellow and the booklet completely in Japanese? Is this a new release, then?

I just realized the same thing--the Ueno was one of the first sets, making it very rare (I only have the Okapi and Aye-Aye). But in those days, like my original-run river life, everything was Japanese only. Maybe the zoo did a re-release? Maybe, just maybe, this set will become within the realm of obtainable!?

These figures are still available today :D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/Fukuiraptor/Animals/Colorata_zps3052b325.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Fukuiraptor/media/Animals/Colorata_zps3052b325.jpg.html)

Judging from the very English words, it is likely a re-release. Next question--who can get them for us!?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on July 01, 2014, 06:10:05 PM
Sorry to be late but congrats, Sauroid, that's the Ueno Zoo box, isn't it? :) Since I don't have it (just the Pygmy Hippopotamus and the Aye-aye), wasn't the box yellow and the booklet completely in Japanese? Is this a new release, then?

I just realized the same thing--the Ueno was one of the first sets, making it very rare (I only have the Okapi and Aye-Aye). But in those days, like my original-run river life, everything was Japanese only. Maybe the zoo did a re-release? Maybe, just maybe, this set will become within the realm of obtainable!?

These figures are still available today :D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/Fukuiraptor/Animals/Colorata_zps3052b325.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Fukuiraptor/media/Animals/Colorata_zps3052b325.jpg.html)

Judging from the very English words, it is likely a re-release. Next question--who can get them for us!?

I would love to buy in this shop  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on July 03, 2014, 02:51:40 PM
today I received the 2014 Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Set #2 of caterpillars (and one beetle larva):

1) Papilio protenor (with defensive glands exposed!)
2) Papilio machaon
3) Staurops fagi
4) Cystidia truncangulata
5) Theretra oldenlandiae
6) Dorcus hopei (with figures from other sets, adult, pupa and now larvae are available!)

Congrats, Blaine!  :) How are they? Are they pliable? I've seen photos from Set No. 1 and it looked as if the caterpillars could bend upward. I ordered a full set, too (but mine is still in customs).

These figures are still available today :D
Thanks for showing, Fukuiraptor!  :o So they sell the entire set for 2520 yen? That's cheaper than most of the regular Colorata boxes! 8)

While I'm impatiently awaiting a parcel with new Kaiyodo and T-A.R.T.S figures from Japan I bought some Papos, CollectAs, and one Safari for consolation:
(http://scontent-a-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/t31.0-8/1795216_10203458745287576_2039163522158526335_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on July 03, 2014, 05:48:30 PM
today I received the 2014 Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Set #2 of caterpillars (and one beetle larva):

1) Papilio protenor (with defensive glands exposed!)
2) Papilio machaon
3) Staurops fagi
4) Cystidia truncangulata
5) Theretra oldenlandiae
6) Dorcus hopei (with figures from other sets, adult, pupa and now larvae are available!)

Congrats, Blaine!  :) How are they? Are they pliable? I've seen photos from Set No. 1 and it looked as if the caterpillars could bend upward. I ordered a full set, too (but mine is still in customs).

These figures are still available today :D
Thanks for showing, Fukuiraptor!  :o So they sell the entire set for 2520 yen? That's cheaper than most of the regular Colorata boxes! 8)

While I'm impatiently awaiting a parcel with new Kaiyodo and T-A.R.T.S figures from Japan I bought some Papos, CollectAs, and one Safari for consolation:
(http://scontent-a-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/t31.0-8/1795216_10203458745287576_2039163522158526335_o.jpg)

Congratulations, so many must haves  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on July 03, 2014, 07:15:19 PM
today I received the 2014 Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Set #2 of caterpillars (and one beetle larva):

1) Papilio protenor (with defensive glands exposed!)
2) Papilio machaon
3) Staurops fagi
4) Cystidia truncangulata
5) Theretra oldenlandiae
6) Dorcus hopei (with figures from other sets, adult, pupa and now larvae are available!)

Congrats, Blaine!  :) How are they? Are they pliable? I've seen photos from Set No. 1 and it looked as if the caterpillars could bend upward. I ordered a full set, too (but mine is still in customs).


All the figures appear to have a wire in them to position them, except the lobster moth caterpillar. I tried to move that one and almost broke it-LOL (luckily it didn't happen). But the others are 'bendy' figures for lack of a better term. The quality and paint jobs are fantastic, as always.
Also, they are 'strap' figures, but the little metal ring screws out very easily.

Meanwhile, I have the DangerQ arthropods in transit!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on July 06, 2014, 03:06:55 PM
Okay, so I don't have it 'in-hand' yet, but I've been spending way too much time(money) on Jauce lately and finally won one of my most sought after figures:

(http://auctions.c.yimg.jp/c050.img.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/users/4/5/8/4/yoppy0712-img600x450-1404234050ybwmmf8600.jpg)

I saw one once, when I first encountered Jauce 3/4 years ago, but didn't bid (it was a whole set) and never saw another. Finally, my patience is rewarded! Assuming it makes it to me...
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on July 06, 2014, 04:09:41 PM
Many thanks, widukind! :) Oh, and Blaine, thanks for the info. And: just yesterday my set has arrived! ^-^
Oh, and congrats, Sean, never seen tha figure before! :)

So there, once or twice a year I'll order a larger bunch of figures from Japan... and yesterday I happily received all this:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t31.0-8/10517668_10203504025059542_3863227098858473313_o.jpg)
 :D Phew, and I almost thought I won't get that Bluntnose Sixgill Shark anymore... :-\
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on July 06, 2014, 07:13:29 PM
Nice! My DangerQ arthropods (only) are in transit. Do I see one of the Kitan Club barnacles in there? Cant wait to get my hands on those Scolopendra; they look nice!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on July 06, 2014, 07:37:39 PM
Many thanks, widukind! :) Oh, and Blaine, thanks for the info. And: just yesterday my set has arrived! ^-^
Oh, and congrats, Sean, never seen tha figure before! :)

So there, once or twice a year I'll order a larger bunch of figures from Japan... and yesterday I happily received all this:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t31.0-8/10517668_10203504025059542_3863227098858473313_o.jpg)
 :D Phew, and I almost thought I won't get that Bluntnose Sixgill Shark anymore... :-\

Phantastic newcomers, congratulations  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on July 06, 2014, 09:11:27 PM
Many thanks, Blaine & widukind! :)
Nice! My DangerQ arthropods (only) are in transit. Do I see one of the Kitan Club barnacles in there? Cant wait to get my hands on those Scolopendra; they look nice!
Yes, that's the Kitan Club Pedunculate Barnacle, Scalpellum stearnsii. Unfortunately, it's the only figure I have from that set. :-\ The scolopenders are indeed very good and also quite large (95 mm without appendages). :) They are apparently both representing two colour morphs of the same species (and even subspecies), the Chinese Red-headed Scolopender, Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans. With the exception of the Death Stalker and Mexican Red-kneed Tarantula, all figures from the set are made of a very soft material.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: animaltoyforum on July 06, 2014, 10:18:04 PM
I found Wally! :))
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on July 06, 2014, 11:20:01 PM
I found Wally! :))
;D Once again I couldn't resist!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on July 07, 2014, 12:56:51 AM
I found Wally! :))

Havent found Wally yet, but I did find WALDO.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on July 07, 2014, 01:01:33 AM
I found Wally! :))

Havent found Wally yet, but I did find WALDO.

Ah...nevermind...another one of those transatlantic differences.  :-X
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on July 07, 2014, 01:06:02 AM
(http://f0.pepst.com/c/49C61A/272147/ssc3/home/035/woodstock/albums/wall_e10_s9fu7atv.gif_480_480_0_64000_0_1_0.gif)
I found one too

amazing lot
the figures with the loop attachments are unfamiliar to be
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on July 07, 2014, 02:40:50 AM
Many thanks, Blaine & widukind! :)
Nice! My DangerQ arthropods (only) are in transit. Do I see one of the Kitan Club barnacles in there? Cant wait to get my hands on those Scolopendra; they look nice!
Yes, that's the Kitan Club Pedunculate Barnacle, Scalpellum stearnsii. Unfortunately, it's the only figure I have from that set. :-\ The scolopenders are indeed very good and also quite large (95 mm without appendages). :) They are apparently both representing two colour morphs of the same species (and even subspecies), the Chinese Red-headed Scolopender, Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans. With the exception of the Death Stalker and Mexican Red-kneed Tarantula, all figures from the set are made of a very soft material.

I've been debating on the dangerous creatures set myself. Inverts haven't really been my thing, and given their size and toy-ishness, I will probably pass. I am currently overdoing my Japanese exploring myself (so many fishes...), so I have to make cuts somewhere! And knowing that a Kaiyodo Prehistoric Marine Reptile set is coming (released on my birthday, no less!), plus a few must-have Aquatales specials means I have to save some money and room somewhere.

BUT.  What are the two fish on the left? I can't make them out. Also, I see the cookie-cutter from the first Takara sharks, but neither newer goblin shark--how did that happen!?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on July 07, 2014, 03:42:33 AM
the 2 fish center left appear to be Kaiyodo (if I had to guess) and one strongly resembles a salmon/trout but its hard to tell
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on July 07, 2014, 05:12:55 AM
the 2 fish center left appear to be Kaiyodo (if I had to guess) and one strongly resembles a salmon/trout but its hard to tell

I assumed that, thanks (although there are other potential companies). I was interested to know the exact species,which I assumed the owner (or another owner of the same figures)would be able to tell me.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on July 07, 2014, 07:31:17 AM
Thanks again, stargatedalek & Sean!  :) The two fish are Kaiyodo, both are from the CapsuleQ Museum Animatales, sorry that they're only visible from above in the photo. The left one is Series 5 (Biwako) Striped Bitterling female and the right one is Series 1 (Tohoku) Kunimasu, Oncorhynchus kawamurae. :) The T-Arts sharks were offered as I bought them, the Cookiecutter was sold as an individual figure and the Megamouth, Sixgill, and Frilled Shark as a (very cheap) lot of three. Until a few months most sellers sold complete sets but now these were the only ones I found. However, the Bluntnose Sixgill Shark was the most important for me.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on July 07, 2014, 09:22:49 AM
thanks Brontodocus. re: the Colorata endangered animals set, i really have no idea whether they're reissues or not.
also, congratulations on everyone's new figures. they are very beautiful.
some newer stuff:
AAA green iguana
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAAgreeniguana2_zps05057d2c.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/AAAgreeniguana2_zps05057d2c.jpg.html)
Colorata king penguin
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratakingpenguin3_zpsb6da6ef6.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratakingpenguin3_zpsb6da6ef6.jpg.html)
Safari Ltd 90s white bengal tiger (i dont really like white tigers but this was just given to me)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltd90swhitetiger2_zps89f52c8f.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltd90swhitetiger2_zps89f52c8f.jpg.html)
NBGI goblin shark
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/NBGIgoblinshark2_zpsd7153e02.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/NBGIgoblinshark2_zpsd7153e02.jpg.html)
Kitan Club japanese green grass lizard (f)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/KitanClubjapgreengrasslizardfemale2_zpsf0f8590e.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/KitanClubjapgreengrasslizardfemale2_zpsf0f8590e.jpg.html)
K generic tarantula (or trapdoor)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Kgenerictarantula2_zpsdc3ca466.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Kgenerictarantula2_zpsdc3ca466.jpg.html)
K flea
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Kflea2_zps1e21f27e.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Kflea2_zps1e21f27e.jpg.html)
Colorata sharks (more duplicates)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratasharks2_zps6fdfb82a.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratasharks2_zps6fdfb82a.jpg.html)
Kitan Club mono tree frog phone strap
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Kitanmonotreefrogphonestrap2_zpsed5aafd1.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Kitanmonotreefrogphonestrap2_zpsed5aafd1.jpg.html)
Safari Ltd toob hammerhead shark
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltdtoobhammerheadshark2_zps5982547c.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltdtoobhammerheadshark2_zps5982547c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: animaltoyforum on July 07, 2014, 02:46:45 PM
I found Wally! :))

Havent found Wally yet, but I did find WALDO.

Ah...nevermind...another one of those transatlantic differences.  :-X

Exactly ;)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on July 07, 2014, 06:27:51 PM
thanks Brontodocus. re: the Colorata endangered animals set, i really have no idea whether they're reissues or not.
also, congratulations on everyone's new figures. they are very beautiful.
some newer stuff:
AAA green iguana
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAAgreeniguana2_zps05057d2c.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/AAAgreeniguana2_zps05057d2c.jpg.html)
Colorata king penguin
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratakingpenguin3_zpsb6da6ef6.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratakingpenguin3_zpsb6da6ef6.jpg.html)
Safari Ltd 90s white bengal tiger (i dont really like white tigers but this was just given to me)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltd90swhitetiger2_zps89f52c8f.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltd90swhitetiger2_zps89f52c8f.jpg.html)
NBGI goblin shark
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/NBGIgoblinshark2_zpsd7153e02.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/NBGIgoblinshark2_zpsd7153e02.jpg.html)
Kitan Club japanese green grass lizard (f)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/KitanClubjapgreengrasslizardfemale2_zpsf0f8590e.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/KitanClubjapgreengrasslizardfemale2_zpsf0f8590e.jpg.html)
K generic tarantula (or trapdoor)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Kgenerictarantula2_zpsdc3ca466.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Kgenerictarantula2_zpsdc3ca466.jpg.html)
K flea
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Kflea2_zps1e21f27e.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Kflea2_zps1e21f27e.jpg.html)
Colorata sharks (more duplicates)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratasharks2_zps6fdfb82a.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratasharks2_zps6fdfb82a.jpg.html)
Kitan Club mono tree frog phone strap
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Kitanmonotreefrogphonestrap2_zpsed5aafd1.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Kitanmonotreefrogphonestrap2_zpsed5aafd1.jpg.html)
Safari Ltd toob hammerhead shark
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltdtoobhammerheadshark2_zps5982547c.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltdtoobhammerheadshark2_zps5982547c.jpg.html)

Great also here, and also here the question: what brand is NBGI?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on July 07, 2014, 07:18:26 PM
thanks Andreas. re: NBGI, as far as i know it is a japanese brand. the figures are just marked NBGI on the belly. :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on July 07, 2014, 09:46:36 PM
you are correct, NBGI is a Japanese brand
I've never done much research into them, I hadn't known they made anything outside of model kits until I looked them up just now
they seem to be specialized in anime products, and seem to have a lot of [email protected] products, I may look into them more
EX
http://www.rocketpunch.com/mag/wp-content/uploads/sub12-415x1024.jpg
http://img.amiami.jp/images/product/review/121/TOY-SCL2-08725_01.jpg
http://img.amiami.jp/images/product/review/133/TOY-RBT-3569_14.jpg
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on July 07, 2014, 10:15:41 PM
Yay, congrats, sauroid!  :) Lovely Coloratas... and sometime, somehow, I'll have to get me a flea figure. You know, it's itching me that I still haven't got one... ;D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on July 08, 2014, 06:27:14 PM
you are correct, NBGI is a Japanese brand
I've never done much research into them, I hadn't known they made anything outside of model kits until I looked them up just now
they seem to be specialized in anime products, and seem to have a lot of [email protected] products, I may look into them more
EX
http://www.rocketpunch.com/mag/wp-content/uploads/sub12-415x1024.jpg
http://img.amiami.jp/images/product/review/121/TOY-SCL2-08725_01.jpg
http://img.amiami.jp/images/product/review/133/TOY-RBT-3569_14.jpg

Thank you for this information, but have you a idea too where i can find the animal figurines from this brand  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on July 08, 2014, 06:28:32 PM
Okay, so I don't have it 'in-hand' yet, but I've been spending way too much time(money) on Jauce lately and finally won one of my most sought after figures:

(http://auctions.c.yimg.jp/c050.img.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/users/4/5/8/4/yoppy0712-img600x450-1404234050ybwmmf8600.jpg)

I saw one once, when I first encountered Jauce 3/4 years ago, but didn't bid (it was a whole set) and never saw another. Finally, my patience is rewarded! Assuming it makes it to me...

Beautieful and very interesting  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on July 08, 2014, 06:31:21 PM
you are correct, NBGI is a Japanese brand
I've never done much research into them, I hadn't known they made anything outside of model kits until I looked them up just now
they seem to be specialized in anime products, and seem to have a lot of [email protected] products, I may look into them more
EX
http://www.rocketpunch.com/mag/wp-content/uploads/sub12-415x1024.jpg
http://img.amiami.jp/images/product/review/121/TOY-SCL2-08725_01.jpg
http://img.amiami.jp/images/product/review/133/TOY-RBT-3569_14.jpg

Thank you for this information, but have you a idea too where i can find the animal figurines from this brand  :)
sadly I have no idea, I couldn't even find any, just that its the same brand
now that I think about it, I may have a few figures from them, I'll check as I continue to go through my room
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on July 08, 2014, 07:34:12 PM
Awesome acquisitions friends  ^-^. These are the mine  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-07-03210200_zpsd5f4564c.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-07-08165511_zpsf5338113.jpg)

The last figures are based in DK models  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: postsaurischian on July 08, 2014, 07:36:49 PM
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t31.0-8/10517668_10203504025059542_3863227098858473313_o.jpg)

 ^-^ It makes me happy that they finally made another Shoebill figure. Congrats!
I also got it. It's too small for my 1:20 collection, but a wonderful figure anyway. As far as I know the second one ever made :-\.

My CapsuleQ Fox is missing one leg :P ... argh! I had that before with a CapsuleQ turtle.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on July 08, 2014, 07:55:20 PM
lol Brontodocus. and thanks. :)

nice new additions Jetoar, and great to see you again.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on July 09, 2014, 08:54:21 AM
Congrats, Jetoar! :) While I'm not so much into Schleich dinosaurs, lately, I might acquire the Pentaceratops, too.
^-^ It makes me happy that they finally made another Shoebill figure. Congrats!
I also got it. It's too small for my 1:20 collection, but a wonderful figure anyway. As far as I know the second one ever made :-\.

My CapsuleQ Fox is missing one leg :P ... argh! I had that before with a CapsuleQ turtle.
Sorry for the CapsuleQ fox, Helge... :-\ But the Shoebill is probably not too small for 1:20.  :D I've measured mine at 56 mm height (the real bird is between 1.1 and 1.5 m high) without base and a bill length of 11 mm (original: 19 - 24 cm). If we could stretch out the neck, the body length would probably be approx. 60 mm (original body length 1 - 1.4 m). So for a smallish to medium sized specimen, 1:20 seems appropriate. I've just held it next to the Minimen Andreas Kpke figure and it doesn't seem too small in comparison.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on July 10, 2014, 05:30:15 PM
here are all my additions of the last years and months

http://sts-forum.forumieren.de/t6675-widukinds-zoo-news-updated-1-july-2014
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on July 10, 2014, 11:53:13 PM
Received my DangerQ arthropods today. Very nice, especially the tarantula (which isn't a very 'dangerous' species). Always happy to get name-brand myriapods (I think I have 8-9 now!).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on July 14, 2014, 04:07:54 PM
a few new ones
Colorata sea turtles boxed set
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/colorataseaturtles3_zps9a95b266.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/colorataseaturtles3_zps9a95b266.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/colorataseaturtles4_zps52d58fe2.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/colorataseaturtles4_zps52d58fe2.jpg.html)
Safari Ltd late 90s african elephant
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltd90safricanelephant2_zps8b35f0d1.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltd90safricanelephant2_zps8b35f0d1.jpg.html)
Fame Master snow leopard
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/famemastersnowleopard1_zpse5fabdb3.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/famemastersnowleopard1_zpse5fabdb3.jpg.html)
TOMY giant panda
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/TOMYgiantpanda2_zps933fe7f0.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/TOMYgiantpanda2_zps933fe7f0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on July 14, 2014, 04:12:40 PM
awesome, I want that turtles set so badly
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on July 14, 2014, 05:47:21 PM
a few new ones
Colorata sea turtles boxed set
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/colorataseaturtles3_zps9a95b266.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/colorataseaturtles3_zps9a95b266.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/colorataseaturtles4_zps52d58fe2.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/colorataseaturtles4_zps52d58fe2.jpg.html)
Safari Ltd late 90s african elephant
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltd90safricanelephant2_zps8b35f0d1.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltd90safricanelephant2_zps8b35f0d1.jpg.html)
Fame Master snow leopard
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/famemastersnowleopard1_zpse5fabdb3.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/famemastersnowleopard1_zpse5fabdb3.jpg.html)
TOMY giant panda
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/TOMYgiantpanda2_zps933fe7f0.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/TOMYgiantpanda2_zps933fe7f0.jpg.html)

Congratulations again  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on July 15, 2014, 11:34:52 AM
Congrats, sauroid! :) I still have to get me the Colorata Sea Turtles set.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on July 16, 2014, 12:04:58 AM
awesome, I want that turtles set so badly

The current sea turtle set is 8 adults; it's much harder to find the original 2 sets with 4 adults and 4 babies. As such, the babies are much rarer than the adults.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: postsaurischian on July 16, 2014, 08:51:50 PM
awesome, I want that turtles set so badly

The current sea turtle set is 8 adults; it's much harder to find the original 2 sets with 4 adults and 4 babies. As such, the babies are much rarer than the adults.

I like the 8 adults box a bit more. http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=47.msg323#msg323  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on July 22, 2014, 09:58:14 PM
Really beautiful acquisitiones. They are my last acquisitions of my holidays in London  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-07-21122334_zps4f43cb4b.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-07-21122402_zps2e570de2.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-07-21122417_zpsd1e81f89.jpg)

Books are really nice  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: animaltoyforum on July 23, 2014, 11:09:15 AM
A small acquisition - a souvenir from my recent visit to the fantastic Museum Koenig in Bonn, Germany. I'll post photos of their amazing dioramas soon.
(http://animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/schleich_warthog.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on July 23, 2014, 04:55:45 PM
Congratulations  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on July 24, 2014, 04:44:05 PM
Nice acquistion  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on August 03, 2014, 02:46:42 AM
Just got a bunch of CollectA for the store!

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/8gd4bf1w6o5uqch/Col%20wildlife%201.JPG)(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/uf65gj2vu6y6z3c/Col%20wildlife%202.JPG)(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/qlim7ch8l0oev8f/Col%20sharks.JPG)(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/zmr831rqmuk6t95/Col%20sealife.JPG)

Goes without saying that they just keep doing better work. Which is positive to see, because Safari may still be good, but they had best start figuring something out with their distribution.

I also got the new standard-line prehistoric for those who are interested.
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/t70rxn9zr6uvfds/Col%20prehistoric.JPG)
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/sk0rjwnq3z19oa6/COl%20mosasaur%20w%20pliosaur.JPG) (but not the green guy).

These will be in store...soon? I hope. I have a long weekend to get it done!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Scottish Sungazer on August 03, 2014, 12:00:02 PM
Some REALLY nice models. Unfortunately neither Collecta or Safari are common in the UK (if anyone knows otherwise, please let me know)

Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on August 03, 2014, 03:11:13 PM
what? isnt CollectA a UK company? that's quite ironic.
very nice new items Sbell.
new stuff
Papo and Safari african elephants
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/papoampsafariafricanelephants1_zps0fe44716.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/papoampsafariafricanelephants1_zps0fe44716.jpg.html)
Science & Nature koala and echidna
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/scienceampnatureechidnaandkoala2_zps0a8eeb55.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/scienceampnatureechidnaandkoala2_zps0a8eeb55.jpg.html)
Kaiyodo rock ptarmigan white var.
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodowhitevarrockptarmigan2_zps275108a2.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/kaiyodowhitevarrockptarmigan2_zps275108a2.jpg.html)
Kaiyodo radiata tortoise
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodoradiatedtortoise2_zps5be67063.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/kaiyodoradiatedtortoise2_zps5be67063.jpg.html)
Kaiyodo campbell hamster
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/campbellhamster2_zps24b76d06.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/campbellhamster2_zps24b76d06.jpg.html)
Kaiyodo aquatales Katsuwonus pelamis
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodoKatsuwonuspelamis1_zpsb36adcb6.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/kaiyodoKatsuwonuspelamis1_zpsb36adcb6.jpg.html)
Kaiyodo natural monuments of japan
common otter
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodonatmonofjapancommonotter2_zps228d7c7c.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/kaiyodonatmonofjapancommonotter2_zps228d7c7c.jpg.html)
black woodpecker
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodonatmonofjapanblackwoodpecker2_zps96b5eb4f.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/kaiyodonatmonofjapanblackwoodpecker2_zps96b5eb4f.jpg.html)
rock ptarmigan
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodonatmonofjapanrockptarmigan2_zps93ebac97.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/kaiyodonatmonofjapanrockptarmigan2_zps93ebac97.jpg.html)
misaki horse
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodonatmonofjapanmisakihorse2_zps101445e6.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/kaiyodonatmonofjapanmisakihorse2_zps101445e6.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodonatmonofjapanmisakihorse3_zps69be1663.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/kaiyodonatmonofjapanmisakihorse3_zps69be1663.jpg.html)
Bullyland crocodile
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/bullylandcroc2_zpscd65bbfa.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/bullylandcroc2_zpscd65bbfa.jpg.html)
Safari Ltd mississippi alligator
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltd90salligator2_zpsfe57e7ce.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltd90salligator2_zpsfe57e7ce.jpg.html)
various marine creatures from different brands (Colorata. takara TOMY etc. some are duplicates)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/takaratomyIbacusciliatus2_zps411d180c.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/takaratomyIbacusciliatus2_zps411d180c.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/sharks2_zpsf4c78bef.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/sharks2_zpsf4c78bef.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratasharkrayduplicates2_zps614e7bd5.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratasharkrayduplicates2_zps614e7bd5.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coralreef3b_zps715760ce.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coralreef3b_zps715760ce.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coralreef2b_zps58404d27.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coralreef2b_zps58404d27.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coralreef1_zps6afc050a.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coralreef1_zps6afc050a.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/seaturtle2_zpsfa0a4dbc.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/seaturtle2_zpsfa0a4dbc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on August 03, 2014, 05:21:58 PM
Some REALLY nice models. Unfortunately neither Collecta or Safari are common in the UK (if anyone knows otherwise, please let me know)

Everything Dinosaur probably carries the prehistoric and recently-extinct figures, but I don't know about the modern animals.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on August 03, 2014, 06:51:13 PM
what? isnt CollectA a UK company? that's quite ironic.
here the only common brand is Schleich
CollectA, AAA, K&M, and Papo used to be very common up until just a few years ago, but are almost unheard of now thanks to Schleich taking over
Safari are only just beginning to gain a foothold here these past 6 months or so

nothing super recent for me, but I have some K&M sharks I've meaning to get pics of that I got a few weeks ago
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on August 03, 2014, 06:54:37 PM
would love to see those sharks stargatedalek
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on August 03, 2014, 08:09:53 PM
what? isnt CollectA a UK company? that's quite ironic.
here the only common brand is Schleich
CollectA, AAA, K&M, and Papo used to be very common up until just a few years ago, but are almost unheard of now thanks to Schleich taking over
Safari are only just beginning to gain a foothold here these past 6 months or so

nothing super recent for me, but I have some K&M sharks I've meaning to get pics of that I got a few weeks ago

Which K&M sharks? The long-extinct exotic shark set? Or the more recent tube set?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on August 03, 2014, 09:44:20 PM
just the tube set, most are nothing special, a few I'd even call hideous, but theres a couple gems that made it worth getting
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on August 04, 2014, 01:30:22 AM
just the tube set, most are nothing special, a few I'd even call hideous, but theres a couple gems that made it worth getting

I know I really like the Japanese sawshark. Probably the best of the bunch.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on August 04, 2014, 01:59:13 AM
for me its the Japanese sawshark tied with the hornshark
a lot of the others are warped and a bit shrink-wrapped, leading them to look like preserved specimens
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on August 04, 2014, 03:19:34 AM
for me its the Japanese sawshark tied with the hornshark
a lot of the others are warped and a bit shrink-wrapped, leading them to look like preserved specimens

I've got a variety of Heterodontid sharks. Pristiophorids are more rare as figures. But at least they both look decent.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on August 04, 2014, 03:50:11 AM
I wish I had more heterodontidae shark figures, they are my favorite sharks, sadly its my only one
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on August 04, 2014, 03:57:58 AM
I wish I had more heterodontidae shark figures, they are my favorite sharks, sadly its my only one

I suggest hunting down the Colorata set as soon as you can. The whole thing is nice. Also get the deluxe. No horn sharks, but fantastic models (they even have textured skin!).

There are others too--although I don't think there are any other current ones.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on August 06, 2014, 10:20:59 AM
Beautiful acquisitions  ^-^. They are my last  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-08-04210819_zpse2cd0839.jpg)

Collecta have done a great work this year  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on August 07, 2014, 02:57:42 PM
Phantastic newcomers  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on August 10, 2014, 02:27:40 AM
scored the large size AAA "snapping turtle" (Chinese big headed turtle) for $1 at a flea market today
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stemturtle on August 10, 2014, 04:11:51 PM
Good buy on the big-headed turtle, stargatedalek.
I once had a bumper sticker that read, he who dies with the most turtles wins.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on August 10, 2014, 04:19:44 PM
Good buy on the big-headed turtle, stargatedalek.
I once had a bumper sticker that read, he who dies with the most turtles wins.

And that's why Canadian provinces are having such a hard time with turtle poachers these days... :-\
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stemturtle on August 10, 2014, 04:27:15 PM
No worry, sbell.  I believe the bumper sticker was based on an episode of Star Trek titled, The most toys.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: postsaurischian on August 11, 2014, 10:09:21 AM
 ^-^ I've just received a set of Japanese Dragonflies.
I can't say who the producer is. They're nice, not the best quality though.
But they were cheap. I ordered the 7 specimen the seller offered ... and they sent me 15 :o ;D.

(http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af77/saurischia/Wirbellose/JapaneseDragonflies.jpg) (http://s995.photobucket.com/user/saurischia/media/Wirbellose/JapaneseDragonflies.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on August 11, 2014, 12:34:03 PM
^-^ I've just received a set of Japanese Dragonflies.
I can't say who the producer is. They're nice, not the best quality though.
But they were cheap. I ordered the 7 specimen the seller offered ... and they sent me 15 :o ;D.

(http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af77/saurischia/Wirbellose/JapaneseDragonflies.jpg) (http://s995.photobucket.com/user/saurischia/media/Wirbellose/JapaneseDragonflies.jpg.html)

I will gladly take duplicates!!!!!  :) :)) :o :P ::)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on August 11, 2014, 01:05:42 PM
I can't be certain, but I think I have a second hand (damaged) copy of the largest on the bottom left

its a lovely set
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: postsaurischian on August 11, 2014, 09:59:23 PM
....... they were cheap. I ordered the 7 specimen the seller offered ... and they sent me 15 :o ;D.

I will gladly take duplicates!!!!!  :) :)) :o :P ::)

No duplicates, 15 different species :).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on August 12, 2014, 12:37:05 AM
....... they were cheap. I ordered the 7 specimen the seller offered ... and they sent me 15 :o ;D.

I will gladly take duplicates!!!!!  :) :)) :o :P ::)

No duplicates, 15 different species :).

Do they give names to the species? Or are you going to have to somehow copy every Japanese-character description into a translator to figure it out?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on August 12, 2014, 02:37:16 AM
the species names are already written in Latin/Romaji characters near the bottom right ;)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on August 12, 2014, 02:44:34 AM
the species names are already written in Latin/Romaji characters near the bottom right ;)

Didn't notice that. Hopefully they are correct, or at least close to correct. I've seen 'translations' to binomial names before that were pure confusion.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on August 12, 2014, 03:03:44 AM
they appear to be common names rather than binomial
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bathynomus on August 13, 2014, 02:58:55 AM
Oh gosh, those dragonflies look rad.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on August 14, 2014, 04:54:43 PM
^-^ I've just received a set of Japanese Dragonflies.
I can't say who the producer is. They're nice, not the best quality though.
But they were cheap. I ordered the 7 specimen the seller offered ... and they sent me 15 :o ;D.

(http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af77/saurischia/Wirbellose/JapaneseDragonflies.jpg) (http://s995.photobucket.com/user/saurischia/media/Wirbellose/JapaneseDragonflies.jpg.html)

A phantastic catch!! Congratulations :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on August 16, 2014, 11:45:08 AM
Sorry to be late again but congrats, everyone!  :) Jetoar, I see you got the MBA Humpback Whale? Great figure (literally, it's huge), one of my favourites.  :) Helge, the species variety of the dragonflies is stupendous, they are all 15 different ones? :o  So no binomial scientific names then? I will probably not be able to recognise all of them to species level (although the big one bottom left is definitely Anotogaster sieboldii), especially the small, red ones (Sympetrum, Boninthemis and the like) can often be told apart from each other by so inconspicuous differences that would hardly be represented in a figure.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on August 17, 2014, 06:49:24 AM
I finally got somethings new! Other than a bunch of CollectA, but I'm not that organized.

These were my Japan wins over the last while.

First off:

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/uw4x0ginjrmfi6s/HPIM7699.jpg)

Finally got a Furuta Axolotol (in the colour scheme I wanted) and a Kaiyodo Redtail Catfish (judging from the bottlecap, not an ordinary aquatales set). And my first Technicolor figure--the Japanese giant Salamander.

Second up, chondrichthyan time!

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/cqac4x9d0a5lt7d/HPIM7700.jpg)

Some of the more obscure Kaiyodo sharks--Bronze whaler, White-tip reef shark (not the oceanic white tip), and the sand tiger shark.

And finally, in the same photo because thematic! the Hikari giveaway Potamotygon cf. henlei (I'm guessing the species--the spots are more reminiscent of P. henlei than the similar P. leopoldi). One thing that really surprised me was the size--the figure is, obviously, very large, about 2 inches across the disc (about 1/12 scale for those who care). I didn't expect it to be that big, or really to even find one. I saw it once about 4 years ago in a Jauce auction but waited too long. I couldn't even find a photo to prove it was real.
This lot, plus some dinos (different forum!) cleared up most of my past-figures Japanese wish list. If I had succeeded with a Kaiyodo Archerfish I could pretty much stop looking. But the list has grown very short now...
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on August 18, 2014, 12:03:24 AM
Nice! I love the patterns on bronze whalers, reminiscent of orca

AAA 29" cast of a monitor specimen, just ordered, so its the sellers picture
(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzUwWDEwMDA=/z/1nsAAOSwVFlT28UH/$_57.JPG?rt=nc)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on August 18, 2014, 03:44:28 PM
Very beautieful additions sbell and stargatedalek :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on August 18, 2014, 11:35:15 PM
second hand store haul today, very pleased

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/230/4/f/untitled_by_michell_vall-d7vq04b.jpg)
(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/230/b/3/untitled_by_michell_vall-d7vq01a.jpg)
Safari utahraptor and triceratops hatchlings
Safari "giant squid"
Safari apatosaurus juv
PV zebra bullhead shark
generic turtle
generic toucan
JP brachiosaurus and pteranodon hatchlings
this very interesting piranha with no branding on it
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on August 19, 2014, 02:15:57 AM
neat piranha!

that squid is Safari? From a box set? Toob? Doesn't look familiar. It's not the WS nor MB giant squid
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on August 19, 2014, 03:14:55 AM
I don't know,  it has safari ltd giant squid printed on it and thats all I have to go on
I'll get some better pics tomorrow,  maybe do a walkaround
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on August 19, 2014, 05:44:41 AM
neat piranha!

that squid is Safari? From a box set? Toob? Doesn't look familiar. It's not the WS nor MB giant squid

It's from the Authentics line, from the late 90s
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on August 19, 2014, 12:45:49 PM
neat piranha!

that squid is Safari? From a box set? Toob? Doesn't look familiar. It's not the WS nor MB giant squid

It's from the Authentics line, from the late 90s

OK cool; I have the Authentics insects!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on August 19, 2014, 04:33:19 PM
second hand store haul today, very pleased

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/230/4/f/untitled_by_michell_vall-d7vq04b.jpg)
(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/230/b/3/untitled_by_michell_vall-d7vq01a.jpg)
Safari utahraptor and triceratops hatchlings
Safari "giant squid"
Safari apatosaurus juv
PV zebra bullhead shark
generic turtle
generic toucan
JP brachiosaurus and pteranodon hatchlings
this very interesting piranha with no branding on it

I like the toucan
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on August 22, 2014, 04:57:32 PM
^same, I hope to get around to re-painting it soon

picked up a Safari ltd beluga yesterday at salvation army, man I love thrift stores
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: A.Garcia on August 22, 2014, 08:14:01 PM
Stargatedalek, regarding the green piranha: It is part of a Wonder World set, produced by Kenner in the 1990s. It consisted of a small plastic aquarium with gravel that you would fill with clear gel (mixed from a packet). The figures could then be suspended and repositioned in the gel, along with air bubbles from a little tool. The piranha attack set had 4 of those piranhas, along with the skull and 3 bones of the supposed victim. I don't have access to mine at the moment or I would take a picture. There are pictures and information for the series here (http://www.kennercollector.com/2013/12/collector-focus-wonder-world-collector-joseph-chiera/). I wish I knew how to create more of the gel- it would be great for dioramas.

That Safari giant squid also came in a solid blue eraser material, sold (presumably) alongside other Safari eraser creatures. I can remember a container full of them at the zoo gift shop, but sadly no memory of the other figures...
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on August 22, 2014, 08:38:12 PM
cool, I have a shark kit (didn't see it on the site you linked, it had a great white, hammerhead, and an octopus) from the Wonder World series, but I hadn't known much about them
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on August 22, 2014, 09:12:15 PM
Stargatedalek, regarding the green piranha: It is part of a Wonder World set, produced by Kenner in the 1990s. It consisted of a small plastic aquarium with gravel that you would fill with clear gel (mixed from a packet). The figures could then be suspended and repositioned in the gel, along with air bubbles from a little tool. The piranha attack set had 4 of those piranhas, along with the skull and 3 bones of the supposed victim. I don't have access to mine at the moment or I would take a picture. There are pictures and information for the series here (http://www.kennercollector.com/2013/12/collector-focus-wonder-world-collector-joseph-chiera/). I wish I knew how to create more of the gel- it would be great for dioramas.

That Safari giant squid also came in a solid blue eraser material, sold (presumably) alongside other Safari eraser creatures. I can remember a container full of them at the zoo gift shop, but sadly no memory of the other figures...

I had at least one piranha from that set way back, but it was colored differently. I don't remember having the whole set though.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: OkapiBoy on August 24, 2014, 06:53:45 PM
Anna's Nyala antelope, beautiful figure.
[(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops019/DSCN0389_zps7173f994.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops019/DSCN0389_zps7173f994.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops019/DSCN0391_zps4ab4af08.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops019/DSCN0391_zps4ab4af08.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops019/DSCN0397_zpsc4c7584a.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops019/DSCN0397_zpsc4c7584a.jpg.html)
with it's mate
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on August 26, 2014, 04:50:30 PM
Congrats!! :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: tyrantqueen on August 28, 2014, 09:10:58 PM
Not a figure, but I got this book at my group today for 2.50. Front cover is a little sun damaged, but it's otherwise fine. I discovered this book is now out of print and is selling on Amazon brand new for 2000.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee26/Weeze1990/Dino%20books/wildportraits_zps02b038e0.png) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/Weeze1990/media/Dino%20books/wildportraits_zps02b038e0.png.html)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee26/Weeze1990/Dino%20books/kiwi_zps0275b8fb.png) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/Weeze1990/media/Dino%20books/kiwi_zps0275b8fb.png.html)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee26/Weeze1990/Dino%20books/pigeons_zps32fe2461.png) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/Weeze1990/media/Dino%20books/pigeons_zps32fe2461.png.html)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee26/Weeze1990/Dino%20books/barnowl_zps04116d34.png) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/Weeze1990/media/Dino%20books/barnowl_zps04116d34.png.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: A.Garcia on August 31, 2014, 07:30:00 AM
Tyrantqueen, that is a great discovery, with really beautiful paintings. I'd sure like to see the whole book, but it sounds like that won't be possible...

I guess I will show my recent bird art acquisition. The images are available in the public domain, but it is wonderful to have them all together, printed nicely on paper, for a great price:

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a508/arobertg/IMG_7195ed.jpg)
(with Safari Anhinga, anxiously anticipating its future paint scheme)

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a508/arobertg/IMG_7196ed.jpg)
These vultures have a paleoart vibe to them, I think.

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a508/arobertg/IMG_7227ed.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on August 31, 2014, 11:52:26 AM
Congrats, altogether! 8) The monitor is really nice, stargatedalek. :D

I just bought a used Safari Ltd Vanishing Wild mountain display. And all my large Wildlife Wonders fit onto it (still don't have the black version Wolf)! :D

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t31.0-8/10560491_10203925317311585_4758602479307497492_o.jpg)
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t31.0-8/10479094_10203925325271784_381160403388569704_o.jpg)

The mountain is a huge thing, some 56 cm in height and approx. 86 cm wide! :o
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: postsaurischian on September 01, 2014, 11:54:58 AM
Wow :)! They look great on that mountain. As if it was made for them. Congrats!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on September 03, 2014, 01:15:49 PM
My last acquisitions:

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-09-01191057_zpsf866a7d0.jpg)

Finally I have the sawfish ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on September 03, 2014, 04:01:51 PM
I like the Kaiyodo-like 'diorama pose' that CollectA did with some of their dinosaurs. I wish other (non-Japanese) companies would do stuff like this. I guess it takes away from the 'playability' and limits diorama options, but I always liked figures on logs, rocks, and other natural substrates.
Especially since I collect insects and they tend to be flatter and are better 'propped up' on something.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on September 03, 2014, 05:37:50 PM
I prefer the favorite co bases, where the animal can be removed if desired
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on September 05, 2014, 06:27:11 PM
Congratulations Jetoar!!! :) :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: postsaurischian on September 13, 2014, 03:35:53 PM
  ^-^  万歳 -  Kitan Club Nature Techni Colour Nankyoku set  ^-^

(http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af77/saurischia/Sonstiges/Nankyoku.jpg) (http://s995.photobucket.com/user/saurischia/media/Sonstiges/Nankyoku.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on September 13, 2014, 04:30:48 PM
amazing Figures Helge...with Kaiyodo and Kitan Club this year I'm having a harder and harder time trying to stay taxonomically focused :) LOL
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on September 13, 2014, 06:03:47 PM
OK, I have a smart phone so will be experimenting with images. Might as well do it for my latest figure, the king crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) by Kaiyodo (Hokkaido Strap Set). It is a small, but nice figure. It's the small specimen on the far left below, with my other king crab figures.

From left to right:
1) Kaiyodo (Hokkaido strap set)
2) Epoch
3) Yujin (Shrimps and Crabs collection)
4) Kaiyodo (Aquatales)

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/king_crabs_zps2cc5a956.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/king_crabs_zps2cc5a956.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on September 14, 2014, 01:31:00 PM
Congratulations for this phantastic newcomers both!! :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: A.Garcia on September 14, 2014, 08:53:32 PM
Bmathison, those are nice crabs. The Yujin one looks rather large.

Postsaurischian, that set is beautiful. I don't know if I've seen it before. The penguins in the center look like they're dodging the orca! :))

I got the Safari penguin toob this summer, and a few Play Visions crabs should be on the way. Painting them could result in a sort of "do-it-yourself Kaiyodo/Kitan Club" set.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on September 20, 2014, 01:01:19 AM
At long last, I now own and possess the Kaiyodo bottlecap Archerfish and Piranha. Pics, probably walkarounds, to come.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: OkapiBoy on September 26, 2014, 10:28:58 PM
CollectA figures arrived! Love them all!
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops022/DSCN0993_zpse950f136.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops022/DSCN0993_zpse950f136.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops022/DSCN1003_zpsff974d46.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops022/DSCN1003_zpsff974d46.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops022/DSCN0990_zps26f1ddc9.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops022/DSCN0990_zps26f1ddc9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on September 26, 2014, 11:54:19 PM
Today I received the long-armed marine hermit crab by Epoch (Earth Life Journey). There is no name in Latin on the papers, but Pagurus longicarpus is the name usually applied to this species with this common name.

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/epoch_hermit_crab_zps672036b3.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/epoch_hermit_crab_zps672036b3.jpg.html)

and here it is with my other marine hermit crabs (Paguridae and Diogeniidae). It should be noted that marine hermit crabs are not in the same family as the terrestrial hermit crabs and coconut crabs (Coenobitidae), the latter of which is more-commonly represented in toy figure form. Although diogeniids and coenobitids are apparently closer related to each other than either are to the pagurids.

from left to right:
1) P. longicarpus (Epoch, Earth Life Journey)
2) Dardanus megistos (Cadbury, Yowies)
3) Pagurus samuelis (Yujn [later Takara TOMY], Shrimps and Crabs Collection)
4) anemone hermit crab, Pagurus pedunculatus (Yujin [later Takara TOMY], Shrimps and Crabs Collection]

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/marine_hermit_crabs_zps4f50bbf5.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/marine_hermit_crabs_zps4f50bbf5.jpg.html)

Note: my P. samuelis is from the original Yujin set and does not have a second shell.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on September 28, 2014, 07:51:32 PM
Wow, congrats for all for all the must haves!! :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: OkapiBoy on October 01, 2014, 02:51:42 AM
Cool hermit crabs  :)

New addition to my fish collection, Favorite Co. Marine Life series Humphead Wrasse.
[(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops025/DSCN1133_zpse40fa4ef.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops025/DSCN1133_zpse40fa4ef.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops025/DSCN1148_zps8e7ff3af.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops025/DSCN1148_zps8e7ff3af.jpg.html)]
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on October 01, 2014, 02:59:39 AM
Favorite has an Anomalacris now?!?!?!?! :o :o :o. Must hunt that down
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on October 01, 2014, 03:08:28 AM
got it...hahaha. Thank you eBay. There is actually this model, as well as a 38 cm vinyl model! I think this is enough, but I might get the larger vinyl one at a later date.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on October 01, 2014, 03:23:40 AM
got it...hahaha. Thank you eBay. There is actually this model, as well as a 38 cm vinyl model! I think this is enough, but I might get the larger vinyl one at a later date.

What seller and how much? There's a pretty big range.

Of course, if it's a US seller, and they use that stupid service, then nobody outside the US should bother, since the costs triples due to duties and taxes that otherwise wouldn't be charged.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on October 01, 2014, 11:03:32 AM
got it...hahaha. Thank you eBay. There is actually this model, as well as a 38 cm vinyl model! I think this is enough, but I might get the larger vinyl one at a later date.

What seller and how much? There's a pretty big range.

Of course, if it's a US seller, and they use that stupid service, then nobody outside the US should bother, since the costs triples due to duties and taxes that otherwise wouldn't be charged.

honestly I don't remember where the dealer was from; I am thinking Japan.

The large price range is because there are two figures (one twice as big as the other); make sure you are comparing prices for the same figure.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on October 01, 2014, 01:49:17 PM
got it...hahaha. Thank you eBay. There is actually this model, as well as a 38 cm vinyl model! I think this is enough, but I might get the larger vinyl one at a later date.

What seller and how much? There's a pretty big range.

Of course, if it's a US seller, and they use that stupid service, then nobody outside the US should bother, since the costs triples due to duties and taxes that otherwise wouldn't be charged.

honestly I don't remember where the dealer was from; I am thinking Japan.

The large price range is because there are two figures (one twice as big as the other); make sure you are comparing prices for the same figure.

I've seen the different versions--it's just a matter of avoiding US sellers that use the new ebay parcel service--were they ship to a common point before shipping to the customer, and charge extra for the service.

I can't find any of the Dunkleosteus right now for less that $16 which is more than the $10 or so that they are selling for in online stores. I just have to find one that has one in stock!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on October 04, 2014, 11:45:02 AM
Cool hermit crabs  :)

New addition to my fish collection, Favorite Co. Marine Life series Humphead Wrasse.
Amazing! Congrats, OkapiBoy! :) Seeing you received Favorite Prehistoric Life and Marine Life and Kaiyodo Aquatales - did you order from HLJ? Because - a long awaited parcel from them finally reached me today, too. ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on October 04, 2014, 02:28:36 PM
Cool hermit crabs  :)

New addition to my fish collection, Favorite Co. Marine Life series Humphead Wrasse.
Amazing! Congrats, OkapiBoy! :) Seeing you received Favorite Prehistoric Life and Marine Life and Kaiyodo Aquatales - did you order from HLJ? Because - a long awaited parcel from them finally reached me today, too. ^-^

Does that mean that things are now in stock--because that would be good news!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on October 04, 2014, 04:31:45 PM
I hope OkapiBoy lets us know - myself I didn't dare to backorder Favorite from HLJ, yet, so I just went for the Aquatales. But I'd love to buy quite a few Favorite figures from them, too.

So these were in the mail today:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/1384243_10204155820074010_7371575918955607289_n.jpg?oh=04a1c45ee0780a2e94ac608b802e3929&oe=54CAB7F3&__gda__=1422794698_cdecb06ae3358e9d2efad6f484657a54)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on October 04, 2014, 09:45:26 PM
^nice!

Schleich Galapagos tortoise
not much to say about it, Schleich may often fall short on dinosaurs but most of their modern animals are pretty good, and this one certainly is, theres a fair bit of paint wear, scuffs, and even a strange flattened bit on the shell, but for a second hand figure I'm more than satisfied

(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/277/b/3/untitled_by_michell_vall-d81kzk0.jpg)
(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/277/5/7/untitled_by_michell_vall-d81kzl6.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on October 05, 2014, 01:01:38 PM
Congrats for this Schleich tortoise!! :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on October 05, 2014, 05:35:25 PM
very cool acquisitions everyone.

got these during the past month...
kaiyodo
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodofrilledlizard2_zps6185a291.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/kaiyodofrilledlizard2_zps6185a291.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodoyellowcockatiel2_zps8389bca2.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/kaiyodoyellowcockatiel2_zps8389bca2.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodogoldentamarin2_zps88978a9c.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/kaiyodogoldentamarin2_zps88978a9c.jpg.html)
TOMY tiger, black rhino
'(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/TOMYtiger2_zps8a6a5256.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/TOMYtiger2_zps8a6a5256.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/TOMYblackrhino1_zps996df279.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/TOMYblackrhino1_zps996df279.jpg.html)
china crab (wish they didnt paint it red. looks cooked)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/chinacrab_zps05303489.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/chinacrab_zps05303489.jpg.html)
Mojo cetaceans
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/MojoFunhumpbackwhale2_zps931189a6.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/MojoFunhumpbackwhale2_zps931189a6.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/MojoFunorca2_zps48a309a2.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/MojoFunorca2_zps48a309a2.jpg.html)
Safari Ltd
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/SafariLtdotter2_zps6e1f7a51.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/SafariLtdotter2_zps6e1f7a51.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/SafariLtdpelican2_zps13a35e74.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/SafariLtdpelican2_zps13a35e74.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltdmandrill1_zpsb1ee14cd.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltdmandrill1_zpsb1ee14cd.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltd90schimpmomandbaby2_zps89aa8e74.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltd90schimpmomandbaby2_zps89aa8e74.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltdgreeniguana2_zps18fa6b13.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltdgreeniguana2_zps18fa6b13.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltdiguana2_zps77c165c4.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltdiguana2_zps77c165c4.jpg.html)
NBGI croc
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/NBGIcroc2_zpsd0ecf17f.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/NBGIcroc2_zpsd0ecf17f.jpg.html)
Colorata komodo dragon, emperor penguins, orangutan
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Coloratakomododragon2_zps6a51bc1b.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Coloratakomododragon2_zps6a51bc1b.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Colorataemperorpenguinmotherandchick_zps93dd02b6.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Colorataemperorpenguinmotherandchick_zps93dd02b6.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Colorataorangutangmotherandbabydiorama2_zps0f6b84b2.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Colorataorangutangmotherandbabydiorama2_zps0f6b84b2.jpg.html)
Colorata whale shark Sharks of the World - Museum Model (the base is missing tho)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Coloratawhalesharklgvers2_zpscc4c32e1.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Coloratawhalesharklgvers2_zpscc4c32e1.jpg.html)
Favorite Co. bottle nosed dolphin (similar to the MBA models)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/FavoriteCobottlenosedolphin_zpsf6599ad6.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/FavoriteCobottlenosedolphin_zpsf6599ad6.jpg.html)
AAA tokay
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAAtokaygecko2_zps6e7b028a.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/AAAtokaygecko2_zps6e7b028a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on October 05, 2014, 06:03:21 PM
Congrats here too friend  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: animaltoyforum on October 05, 2014, 06:16:17 PM
Quote
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodofrilledlizard2_zps6185a291.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/kaiyodofrilledlizard2_zps6185a291.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodogoldentamarin2_zps88978a9c.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/kaiyodogoldentamarin2_zps88978a9c.jpg.html)

These are Furuta, not Kaiyodo, but lovely figures all the same :)

---

Lots of new acquisitions everyone!  ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on October 05, 2014, 08:47:31 PM
Nice new additions, sauroid, congrats! :) Now you need the colugo figure for the Colorata Orangutan, too (and also the flying fox, these two are the ones to be attached to the tree by clear plastic rods). Oh, and I'd love to see more of the Moj Fun Orca, interested in making a walk-around of it?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on October 05, 2014, 08:48:33 PM
very cool acquisitions everyone.

Colorata komodo dragon, emperor penguins, orangutan
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Colorataorangutangmotherandbabydiorama2_zps0f6b84b2.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Colorataorangutangmotherandbabydiorama2_zps0f6b84b2.jpg.html)


What happened to the two best parts of the orangutan figure--the bat and the colugo?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on October 06, 2014, 06:29:56 AM
What happened to the two best parts of the orangutan figure--the bat and the colugo?

[Nice new additions, sauroid, congrats! :) Now you need the colugo figure for the Colorata Orangutan, too (and also the flying fox, these two are the ones to be attached to the tree by clear plastic rods). Oh, and I'd love to see more of the Moj Fun Orca, interested in making a walk-around of it?]

ive misplaced the colugo and the bat and will re attach them when or if i find them.

i'd love to do a walk around on the orca, i hope my pics would be good enough tho. :-[

thanks all.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on October 06, 2014, 09:59:56 PM
totally jelly of that gecko ;)
nice haul!

well I have good news, but it comes with a warning
good news being my AAA monitor has finally arrived, so I can stop worrying about that
warning being don't use eBay global shipping service, the package got returned to the seller which delayed delivery by nearly a month, and thats on top of the week or so it spent at the "eBay center" each time it went through
the seller was very helpful and did an amazing job
I was panicking, I figured eBay staff had lost the package

it was certainly well worth the wait
I love everything about this figure, the detail, the pose, and even the heft, it has a real weight to it

(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/279/2/2/untitled_by_michell_vall-d81uqaz.jpg)
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/279/2/5/untitled_by_michell_vall-d81uq9z.jpg)


and heres a comparison to the animal planet equivalent, AAA is smaller and more detailed (the feet on the AP lizard still make me think of zoo tycoon 2 vanilla lizard model)

(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/279/f/2/untitled_by_michell_vall-d81uq8k.jpg)
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/279/8/3/untitled_by_michell_vall-d81uq7k.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on October 06, 2014, 10:38:29 PM
Congrats, nice monitor figures, stargatedalek! :) I thought Animal Planet figures were made by AAA, anyways (I have the deep sea fishes and they have the typical triple A in a circle stamp AAA uses). AAA made many casts of reptiles and some are represented by more than one figure.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on October 06, 2014, 11:47:41 PM
this AP monitor doesn't have a logo of any sort on it
its the typical soft vinyl that AP still uses, its hollow with stuffing inside and a small hole on the bottom allowing it to be squeezed
and its not a mold from a specimen, as some of the details (not just the feet) show, but it could be a KO/retool of a AAA model
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: OkapiBoy on October 07, 2014, 12:35:49 AM
I hope OkapiBoy lets us know - myself I didn't dare to backorder Favorite from HLJ, yet, so I just went for the Aquatales. But I'd love to buy quite a few Favorite figures from them, too.

So these were in the mail today:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/1384243_10204155820074010_7371575918955607289_n.jpg?oh=04a1c45ee0780a2e94ac608b802e3929&oe=54CAB7F3&__gda__=1422794698_cdecb06ae3358e9d2efad6f484657a54)

I got all of my Favorite figure from this ebay seller
http://www.ebay.com/sch/2005yoshiki/m.html?item=161424646045&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

Price is reasonable, I ordered them all since they combined shipping which really offset the price, I think I paid $27 for the shipping, which is good considering how much some of these items are going for and how much shippings are for some.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on October 07, 2014, 10:01:44 AM
Ah, thanks for the info, OkapiBoy! :) Still I'm probably going to get me the Favorite figures from HLJ, the prices are even less than on Favorite's own website and I always had good experiences with them. Who knows, they may not keep them in stock unless someone places an order?

Edit:
this AP monitor doesn't have a logo of any sort on it
its the typical soft vinyl that AP still uses, its hollow with stuffing inside and a small hole on the bottom allowing it to be squeezed
and its not a mold from a specimen, as some of the details (not just the feet) show, but it could be a KO/retool of a AAA model
Ah, okay, I thought they just had the typical AAA figures. Anyways, I wish those larger AAA reptiles were more easily available here. International shipping for a 40" monitor or the largest of their sea turtles would be out of the question. :-\
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on October 07, 2014, 01:48:20 PM
Ah, thanks for the info, OkapiBoy! :) Still I'm probably going to get me the Favorite figures from HLJ, the prices are even less than on Favorite's own website and I always had good experiences with them. Who knows, they may not keep them in stock unless someone places an order?

Edit:
this AP monitor doesn't have a logo of any sort on it
its the typical soft vinyl that AP still uses, its hollow with stuffing inside and a small hole on the bottom allowing it to be squeezed
and its not a mold from a specimen, as some of the details (not just the feet) show, but it could be a KO/retool of a AAA model
Ah, okay, I thought they just had the typical AAA figures. Anyways, I wish those larger AAA reptiles were more easily available here. International shipping for a 40" monitor or the largest of their sea turtles would be out of the question. :-\

It looks exactly like the lizard model in my son's class (it's his teacher's lizard). And I checked; it is marked AAA, but it's very faint. It doesn't specify the species though.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on October 07, 2014, 10:31:07 PM
I scanned it again and found "Toy Major 2001" printed on it, it does however seem to have spots where previous text was covered over, presumably a retool

I haven't seen AAA retailed here in years
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on October 09, 2014, 02:27:59 PM
I scanned it again and found "Toy Major 2001" printed on it, it does however seem to have spots where previous text was covered over, presumably a retool

I haven't seen AAA retailed here in years
Well, veghead.com in the U.S. still has quite a few nice AAA reptiles! :)

Got another parcel from Japan yesterday:
(http://scontent-a-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/10257146_10204197820043983_8235599281388678418_o.jpg)
I'm very happy about the Kitan Club Nankyoku set, the Leopard Seal is still my favourite. Oh, and while I don't know if Blaine already has them - the CapsuleQ Museum isopod and Atlas Moth are both wonderful figures, the latter even has those characteristic translucent spots in the wings. :) Last but not least the CapsuleQ prehistoric marine reptiles which contain a giant pliosaur (Pliosaurus kevani) representing a species that was scientifically described under our admin's co-authorship! ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on October 09, 2014, 02:59:15 PM

Got another parcel from Japan yesterday:
(http://scontent-a-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/10257146_10204197820043983_8235599281388678418_o.jpg)
I'm very happy about the Kitan Club Nankyoku set, the Leopard Seal is still my favourite. Oh, and while I don't know if Blaine already has them - the CapsuleQ Museum isopod and Atlas Moth are both wonderful figures, the latter even has those characteristic translucent spots in the wings. :) Last but not least the CapsuleQ prehistoric marine reptiles which contain a giant pliosaur (Pliosaurus kevani) representing a species that was scientifically described under our admin's co-authorship! ^-^

my moth and isopod are in the mail (along with a few other goodies). I will post a group pic like this once I get them. Looks like all of the Capsule Q figures in that set lived up to their expectations!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on October 09, 2014, 04:54:48 PM
my moth and isopod are in the mail (along with a few other goodies). I will post a group pic like this once I get them. Looks like all of the Capsule Q figures in that set lived up to their expectations!
Thanks, Blaine! :) I hope yours arrive soon, too! By the way, I found both the isopod and Atlas Moth quite difficult to assemble. You should have some tools at hand when trying to put them together (e.g. you have to press the ventral piece of the isopod inside the body after the legs are attached which might possibly result in legs breaking off when trying to put this part in, a screwdriver helped pressing on the sternites without touching the legs). The Japalura polygonata was quite difficult, too, while the rest was very easy to assemble.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on October 09, 2014, 10:31:00 PM
Buggies for Blaine today! Two parcels in the mail today resulted in these:

1) Anomalocaris by Kinto Favorite (Prehistoric Life Soft Model). Pictures do not do this figure justice. Wow. I also bought the VERY LARGE vinyl figure but it was waaaaaaaay to big to include in this image with the others. LOL

2) ornate spiny lobster, Panulirus ornatus by Nature Techni Color. This is a new species for me; if I remember, I think of my 7-8 spiny lobster figures, they represent about 6 different spp!!!!

3) slipper lobster, Ibacus ciliatus by Epoch. This is my second figure of this species, the other being by Takara TOMY in their re-release of Yujin's Shrimps and Crabs collection (the only two figures of this species that I am aware of).

4) giant marine isopod, Bathynomus sp. by NAT (??--I was previously unfamiliar with this brand-??). It is a strap figure. BTW, there were two so I have an extra in anyone wants one. It is my fourth Bathynomus figure (2x by Kaiyodo and 1x by Safari LTD).

5) terrestrial isopod, Cubaris iriomotensis from the recently-discussed Kaiyodo CapsuleQ set. A remarkable figure and, to my knowledge, the first terrestrial isopod figure/toy.

6) atlas moth, Attacus atlas, also by Kaiyodo ChocoQ. Another amazing figure; both CapsuleQ figures were smaller than I expected. It assembled OK but the pegs don't fit in the body well and I will reinforce with glue. I think this is also a 'unique' figure (only representation in toy form).

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/Oct_figures_zpsc55d55ea.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/Oct_figures_zpsc55d55ea.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on October 10, 2014, 09:47:12 AM
Your new acquistions are awesome but, the Atlas Moth are really terrific  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on October 10, 2014, 01:56:42 PM
Wow, great new additions, Blaine - and just when we were mentioning your isopod and Atlas Moth are on their way you receive them. :) I was considering getting both the "Soft Model" and the larger version of the Favorite Anomalocaris, too. What do you think of the latter? From photos I've seen I thought the smaller version may be better but on the other hand a foot long figure may be more impressive if it's not too toyish in appearance. By the way, I just read that Cubaris iriomotensis is considered a junior synonym of the pantropical Cubaris murina in a 2012 paper (http://ci.nii.ac.jp/naid/110009578901). So this may not be a representative of a species endemic to Japan.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on October 10, 2014, 02:44:23 PM
Wow, great new additions, Blaine - and just when we were mentioning your isopod and Atlas Moth are on their way you receive them. :) I was considering getting both the "Soft Model" and the larger version of the Favorite Anomalocaris, too. What do you think of the latter? From photos I've seen I thought the smaller version may be better but on the other hand a foot long figure may be more impressive if it's not too toyish in appearance. By the way, I just read that Cubaris iriomotensis is considered a junior synonym of the pantropical Cubaris murina in a 2012 paper (http://ci.nii.ac.jp/naid/110009578901). So this may not be a representative of a species endemic to Japan.

they are both nice but the smaller, 'soft model' is really all you need. I got both because this isn't a critter super well-represented in toy form. I think I have three others: Safari Cambrian TOOB, Kaiyodo Dinotales, and Cadbury Yowies (not including the related Laggania by ROM).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on October 10, 2014, 05:42:24 PM
Buggies for Blaine today! Two parcels in the mail today resulted in these:

1) Anomalocaris by Kinto Favorite (Prehistoric Life Soft Model). Pictures do not do this figure justice. Wow. I also bought the VERY LARGE vinyl figure but it was waaaaaaaay to big to include in this image with the others. LOL

2) ornate spiny lobster, Panulirus ornatus by Nature Techni Color. This is a new species for me; if I remember, I think of my 7-8 spiny lobster figures, they represent about 6 different spp!!!!

3) slipper lobster, Ibacus ciliatus by Epoch. This is my second figure of this species, the other being by Takara TOMY in their re-release of Yujin's Shrimps and Crabs collection (the only two figures of this species that I am aware of).

4) giant marine isopod, Bathynomus sp. by NAT (??--I was previously unfamiliar with this brand-??). It is a strap figure. BTW, there were two so I have an extra in anyone wants one. It is my fourth Bathynomus figure (2x by Kaiyodo and 1x by Safari LTD).

5) terrestrial isopod, Cubaris iriomotensis from the recently-discussed Kaiyodo CapsuleQ set. A remarkable figure and, to my knowledge, the first terrestrial isopod figure/toy.

6) atlas moth, Attacus atlas, also by Kaiyodo ChocoQ. Another amazing figure; both CapsuleQ figures were smaller than I expected. It assembled OK but the pegs don't fit in the body well and I will reinforce with glue. I think this is also a 'unique' figure (only representation in toy form).

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/Oct_figures_zpsc55d55ea.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/Oct_figures_zpsc55d55ea.jpg.html)

Big congrats :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: OkapiBoy on October 15, 2014, 01:18:17 AM
A Mojo, A Papo, and a pair of CollectA's added to my collection.
Gharial by Papo
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops028/DSCN0869_zpsadac7266.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops028/DSCN0869_zpsadac7266.jpg.html)
Black Crested Macaque by Mojo
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops028/DSCN0877_zps06d30826.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops028/DSCN0877_zps06d30826.jpg.html)
Sharks by Collecta
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops028/DSCN0883_zps2fb7858f.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops028/DSCN0883_zps2fb7858f.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops028/DSCN0879_zps54196180.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops028/DSCN0879_zps54196180.jpg.html)

The group
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops028/DSCN0884_zps9642e432.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops028/DSCN0884_zps9642e432.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops028/DSCN0878_zps2d368647.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops028/DSCN0878_zps2d368647.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: OkapiBoy on October 15, 2014, 01:18:52 AM
Nice addition everyone  ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on October 15, 2014, 03:43:42 PM
A Mojo, A Papo, and a pair of CollectA's added to my collection.
Gharial by Papo
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops028/DSCN0869_zpsadac7266.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops028/DSCN0869_zpsadac7266.jpg.html)
Black Crested Macaque by Mojo
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops028/DSCN0877_zps06d30826.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops028/DSCN0877_zps06d30826.jpg.html)
Sharks by Collecta
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops028/DSCN0883_zps2fb7858f.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops028/DSCN0883_zps2fb7858f.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops028/DSCN0879_zps54196180.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops028/DSCN0879_zps54196180.jpg.html)

The group
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops028/DSCN0884_zps9642e432.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops028/DSCN0884_zps9642e432.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops028/DSCN0878_zps2d368647.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops028/DSCN0878_zps2d368647.jpg.html)

Congrats for this lot of must haves!!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: John on October 16, 2014, 08:25:01 AM
It's nice to see all these group pics showing all the variety of animals,sometimes even prehistoric.Very nice! ;D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on October 17, 2014, 10:03:50 PM
my Tenori Inko Collection birds showed up :3

first the cockatiels, these two are my favourites of the bunch (and also the largest)
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/290/1/4/untitled_by_michell_vall-d836ewd.jpg)
(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/290/0/1/untitled_by_michell_vall-d836ent.jpg)

next the budgerigars
(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/290/6/4/untitled_by_michell_vall-d836emd.jpg)
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/290/a/2/untitled_by_michell_vall-d836ejs.jpg)

and now the lovebirds
(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/290/d/6/untitled_by_michell_vall-d836ecg.jpg)
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/290/9/3/untitled_by_michell_vall-d836ea8.jpg)
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/290/4/d/untitled_by_michell_vall-d836e8y.jpg)

compared to their Kaiyodo Furuta counterparts
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/290/1/6/untitled_by_michell_vall-d836e6d.jpg)

and heres the whole lot together
(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/290/3/8/untitled_by_michell_vall-d836e3n.jpg)


the horrible focus on my camera does not do justice to the tiny details on these wonderful little birds
the sculpts and paint apps are beautiful, and they are accurate to boot (even down to the eyes on the two albino strains!)


and just for fun heres a shot with 御坂 美琴 [Mikoto Misaka], they are definitely not in 1:14.6 scale :P
(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/290/2/3/untitled_by_michell_vall-d836dzo.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: pelycosaurus on October 18, 2014, 03:29:45 AM
my finds while on trip to MO (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/spino529/041.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/spino529/media/041.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on October 18, 2014, 08:13:02 AM
my finds while on trip to MO (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/spino529/041.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/spino529/media/041.jpg.html)

Nice additions,  i like the lizards. And also the Albatros is very interesting,  i have this figurine too but i know nothing about this, have you any more informations?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: pelycosaurus on October 18, 2014, 05:34:02 PM
no information other than I found it in a box with other toys.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on October 18, 2014, 05:58:15 PM
no information other than I found it in a box with other toys.

It looks kind of like a Lontic/Nayab figure, and I know that they make an albatross.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: OkapiBoy on October 19, 2014, 12:55:32 AM
Two beautiful figures from Mojo's 2014 release joins my collection.
Pangolin and Komodo Dragon. They are beautifully sculpted figures, and by far, my favorite of all the figures of the species out there.
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops030/DSCN0904_zps06772390.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops030/DSCN0904_zps06772390.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on October 25, 2014, 04:19:05 PM
Got this today: Safari Ltd Vanishing Wild Collection Mother African Elephant (I already have one but not in such a good condition). Yes, the mother of elephant figures. :D A nearly flawless specimen with original price tag (the DM was Germany's currency prior to its replacement by the Euro in 2002)...
(http://scontent-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/t31.0-8/10708721_10204330196153303_6453237774181400190_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on October 25, 2014, 04:25:47 PM
WOW! would love to see a pic of the VW elephant and other african elephant figures together. :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on October 25, 2014, 04:38:21 PM
WOW! would love to see a pic of the VW elephant and other african elephant figures together. :)
Thanks, sauroid! :) I do have a group shot of my Paenungulata figures from 2012, my other Vanishing Wild figure is in the background (left), just behind the slightly smaller Wildlife Wonders one:
(http://scontent-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/467977_3377243308150_961070959_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on October 25, 2014, 05:51:27 PM
thanks brontodocus. the VW african elephant is so big.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on October 25, 2014, 09:59:30 PM
Relatives returned from Scotland with lots of things for my parents and I. Scleich parrot rex and bearded dragon, some books, some rather interesting chinastore animals, and absolutely mountains of sweets not available for purchase here in New Scotland (he-he).

The Scleich bearded dragon really is a lovely piece, its my second copy of it too. The chinastore figures are very interesting and nicely made for what they are.

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/298/7/d/untitled_by_michell_vall-d844bgr.jpg)
(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/298/1/d/untitled_by_michell_vall-d844bfv.jpg)
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/298/c/e/untitled_by_michell_vall-d844bdq.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on October 26, 2014, 09:29:22 AM
Congrats, stargatedalek! :) What I couldn't really see is, those three cards on the first photo, are they figures, too, or are the animals just printed on?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on October 26, 2014, 08:14:30 PM
They are pins from the Marine Conservation Society.
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/298/2/7/untitled_by_michell_vall-d844b8i.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on October 26, 2014, 08:26:31 PM
Really beautiful acquistions, they are my last  acquistions^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-10-02183429_zps345faa18.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-10-02183457_zps7db4938e.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-10-26154654_zps154499dc.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-10-20165318_zps987b24bf.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on October 27, 2014, 10:25:21 AM
Congrats, Jetoar! :) Those Happy Kin Toys are a very nice find. Is that a knock-off of the Carnegie Brachiosaurus? :o
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on October 27, 2014, 11:15:43 AM
very cool stargatedalek and Jetoar
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on October 27, 2014, 11:57:03 AM
those Happy Kin sets look neat; there appears to be some crabs/crustaceans in there too. I wonder if they can be bought individually?!?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on October 27, 2014, 12:49:50 PM
Thanks friends  ^-^ and yes Brontodocus, it is the knock-off of the Carnegie Brachiosaurus.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on October 27, 2014, 12:56:30 PM
Thanks friends  ^-^ and yes Brontodocus, it is the knock-off of the Carnegie Brachiosaurus.

Although the choices are personal...BOO-URNS >:D

http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=2679.0 (http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=2679.0)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on October 27, 2014, 01:27:57 PM
Thanks friends  ^-^ and yes Brontodocus, it is the knock-off of the Carnegie Brachiosaurus.

Although the choices are personal...BOO-URNS >:D

http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=2679.0 (http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=2679.0)

I understand you but in my country doesnt exist safari also its price was two euros although the original are better ;D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on October 28, 2014, 03:45:04 PM
who made those woodland animals? can you post closer pics? thanks.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on October 28, 2014, 03:49:01 PM
new Mojos
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojosnowyowl2_zps58f82154.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojosnowyowl2_zps58f82154.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojosnowyowl3_zpsa1f1ef9b.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojosnowyowl3_zpsa1f1ef9b.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojoresculptwhitetaildoe2_zps25fdf78e.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojoresculptwhitetaildoe2_zps25fdf78e.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojoresculptwhitetaildoe3_zpsea86071d.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojoresculptwhitetaildoe3_zpsea86071d.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojowildboar2_zps23d24198.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojowildboar2_zps23d24198.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojoindianpangolin2_zps39f8b7fd.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojoindianpangolin2_zps39f8b7fd.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojoringtailedlemur2_zpsca8c68b1.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojoringtailedlemur2_zpsca8c68b1.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojocrestedmacaque2_zps4adc6b40.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojocrestedmacaque2_zps4adc6b40.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mojothylacine1_zps32226728.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mojothylacine1_zps32226728.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on October 28, 2014, 07:24:16 PM
who made those woodland animals? can you post closer pics? thanks.

They kind of look like CollectA figures--they do make box sets.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on October 28, 2014, 08:35:54 PM
definitely CollectA, I recognize the owl
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on October 28, 2014, 09:34:35 PM
who made those woodland animals? can you post closer pics? thanks.

They kind of look like CollectA figures--they do make box sets.

Yes they are, they are Collecta and I will do review of them  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on November 04, 2014, 09:47:01 AM
Congrats, sauroid! :) Aah, I still have to get me those new Moj Fun figures, especially the Black-crested Macaque.

These came last week:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t31.0-8/10679907_10204348425129016_1948654123253057878_o.jpg)
(http://scontent-b-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/1960811_10204348430769157_9054074191075514370_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on November 04, 2014, 02:31:12 PM
Andre, what company/brand made the lucanid? Year? Species? Thanks. Is it Bullyland also? If so, I didn't realize they made one and need to get it!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on November 05, 2014, 09:35:30 AM
Andre, what company/brand made the lucanid? Year? Species? Thanks. Is it Bullyland also? If so, I didn't realize they made one and need to get it!
Yes, it's Bullyland. I don't know production years but the figure is retired (but still available, link sent per email). Although this one is a bit generic I'm sure it's meant to represent Lucanus cervus. It's quite large, too, at 113 mm.  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: widukind on November 06, 2014, 04:34:07 AM
Congratulations for all newcomers!!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on November 06, 2014, 10:24:00 AM
Really beautiful acquisitions  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on November 08, 2014, 11:30:35 AM
Many thanks, Andreas & Jetoar! :) And while I'm not 100% satisfied with the Midwife Toad (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1271.0) I had to order another 3B Scientific model for a discount price. This time it's the European Grass Snake (what a misleading name for a semi-aquatic snake that feeds almost exclusively on frogs), Natrix natrix. :)
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/10479939_10204424113821186_6744493180396689793_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on November 08, 2014, 12:50:35 PM
wow! a bunch of awesome new figures brontodocus. :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on November 08, 2014, 01:29:49 PM
Many thanks, sauroid! :) Oh, and I also bought the Skilcraft "Insect Lab" injection model kit which I didn't photograph - but I already started assembling it.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on November 11, 2014, 03:25:51 PM
that sounds cool, can't wait to hear how it works :)

I found a couple of things the other day (pics soon), but the highlight amongst them would be a K&M rubber moray eel
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on November 11, 2014, 06:04:02 PM
that sounds cool, can't wait to hear how it works :)

I found a couple of things the other day (pics soon), but the highlight amongst them would be a K&M rubber moray eel

Which one? The green, ribbon, dragon or leopard? They're all the same mold of course, but different paint.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on November 11, 2014, 09:22:53 PM
leopard I would assume based on the colour, although the mold seems best suited to a dragon




It took me longer than usual to get pics up, but here's the results of my latest Value Village excursion;


McDonald HexBug Crab
I definitely don't collect McD toys, of the few that actually even have potential to interest me I find most of them underwhelming, but Crab has always been my favorite model of HexBug, so I couldn't help myself
[spoiler](http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/315/6/5/untitled_by_michell_vall-d863bli.jpg)
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/315/f/7/untitled_by_michell_vall-d863bjy.jpg)[/spoiler]

K&M Moray Eel (leopard?)
this was the cream of the crop, a real novelty I think to find a figure with such nice detail thats also done in a soft rubber material
[spoiler](http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/315/8/f/untitled_by_michell_vall-d863bf4.jpg)
(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/315/6/4/untitled_by_michell_vall-d863bdh.jpg)
[/spoiler]

as yet unknown brand Albatross
definitely interesting, a fairly nice sculpt detail wise although the proportions of the wings are a bit off
I'd like to try and identify it, it looks vaguely familiar and I think it was being referred to as Lontic/Nayab, would that be it?
[spoiler](http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/315/2/2/untitled_by_michell_vall-d863bcd.jpg)
(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/315/9/c/untitled_by_michell_vall-d863bb1.jpg)
[/spoiler]

these were unintentional wins, some K&M and Scleich animals, they just happened to be in the same bag as that glorious moray eel
[spoiler](http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/315/6/9/untitled_by_michell_vall-d863b4g.jpg)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on November 11, 2014, 10:39:57 PM
That's the dragon. My mistake the 4th is a zebra moray. The bird looks like a Nayab figure.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on November 12, 2014, 12:09:37 AM
castor bean tick, Ixodes ricinus by 3B Scientific. Apparently their distributor in the US is here in GA so I got it quick (makes sense, the US National tick collection is in Georgia :) ).

You can edit my response in the 'favorite figure' thread...I have a new one!!!!!!  ;D

Will do a walk-around in a sec.

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/Ixodes1_zpsac217050.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/Ixodes1_zpsac217050.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on November 12, 2014, 11:30:55 PM
Congrats, stargatedalek! :) I have the same K&M moray eel in green. Hmm, the Albatross looks indeed Nayab-ish. But the one I know (from the Lontic Antarctic Animals) is swallowing a fish (http://scontent-a-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/t31.0-8/411681_3698134930240_983271893_o.jpg). But it's well possible they made more than one single Albatross figure.
You can edit my response in the 'favorite figure' thread...I have a new one!!!!!!  ;D
And I guess that means something, thinking of the many arthropod figures you have - and your Smithsonian Flea will probably never forgive you! ;D Anyway, congrats, Blaine! 8)
EDIT: Oh, and I forgot - your NMoJ Luciola cruciata won't forgive you, either!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on November 17, 2014, 03:52:22 PM
congrats on your new figures everyone.

mine
Safari Ltd leopard shark
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltdleopardshark1_zps3f73c3b1.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltdleopardshark1_zps3f73c3b1.jpg.html)
Safari Ltd sptted eagle ray
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltdspottedeagleray1_zps311f8b89.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltdspottedeagleray1_zps311f8b89.jpg.html)
Safari Ltd great white shark
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltdgreatwhiteshark1_zps4fd46102.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltdgreatwhiteshark1_zps4fd46102.jpg.html)
Safari Ltd leafy sea dragon
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltdleafyseadragon1_zps4101cb2a.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltdleafyseadragon1_zps4101cb2a.jpg.html)
trumpeting african elephant calf
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/trumpetingbabyafricanelephant2_zps98064d7e.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/trumpetingbabyafricanelephant2_zps98064d7e.jpg.html)
Epoch tuna
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/epochtuna1_zps04322dbd.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/epochtuna1_zps04322dbd.jpg.html)
kaiyodo bowhead whale
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kaiyodobowheadwhale1_zpseb85c112.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/kaiyodobowheadwhale1_zpseb85c112.jpg.html)
Safari Ltd smaller eagle ray
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltdeagleray1_zpse3361d40.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltdeagleray1_zpse3361d40.jpg.html)
my second NBGI skate/ray
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/NBGIshateray_zpsa4f2e08a.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/NBGIshateray_zpsa4f2e08a.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/shark2_zps9cfab486.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/shark2_zps9cfab486.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/seahorse1_zps62575dd0.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/seahorse1_zps62575dd0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on November 18, 2014, 11:37:16 PM
nice Sauroid!

Today I received the stag beetle and small mosquito from Bullyland. Both figures are pretty nice actually. The mosquito has some similarities to a 'chinabug' type figure (e.g., the way the wings are attached), but in several features (most notably proportions), it's actually better than the Safari LTD life cycle figure! The abdomen (not well visible from this angle) is red, suggesting a recent blood meal :). Would be nice if it was bigger though.
The seller threw in the ant; not sure if it was also made by Bullyland but it's new for me so it'll be added to the menagerie!  ;D

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/Bullyland2014_zps185d6d9a.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/Bullyland2014_zps185d6d9a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on November 19, 2014, 05:55:22 PM
Congrats, sauroid and Blaine! :) The Kaiyodo Red Data Animals Bowhead Whale is a wonderful figure. And the NBGI ray is something I should look out for. 8) Good to see that Blaine's international parcel was quite fast. I have the mosquito, too, somewhere. And I guess the ant is indeed made by Bullyland: http://www.sandspielfiguren.de/index.php?main_page=product_sandspielfigur_info&products_id=168 - probably one of the Bullyland minis?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on November 19, 2014, 06:13:55 PM
thanks bmathison and brontodocus...
a few more
Re-Ment polar regions/sea animals
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/rementgroupshot1_zpsf017c736.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/rementgroupshot1_zpsf017c736.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on November 19, 2014, 07:10:43 PM
Congrats, sauroid and Blaine! :) The Kaiyodo Red Data Animals Bowhead Whale is a wonderful figure. And the NBGI ray is something I should look out for. 8) Good to see that Blaine's international parcel was quite fast. I have the mosquito, too, somewhere. And I guess the ant is indeed made by Bullyland: http://www.sandspielfiguren.de/index.php?main_page=product_sandspielfigur_info&products_id=168 - probably one of the Bullyland minis?

Last night I found a ladybug and rhinoceros beetle from Bullyland and the TGF toys website and ordered them. Not sure where all these Bullyland insects are coming from. Are they older figures I was unaware of, or did they release several in recent years? I'll post pics when the ladybug and rhino beetle arrive.

Interestingly several of these (incl their grasshopper, stag beetle, ant, and maybe rhino beetle) are VERY similar to a set I bought in a dollar store about 8-9 years ago. The question is...who is copying who????  8)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on November 19, 2014, 10:26:50 PM
congrats on your new figures everyone.

mine
my second NBGI skate/ray
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/NBGIshateray_zpsa4f2e08a.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/NBGIshateray_zpsa4f2e08a.jpg.html)

Do you seriously have two of this particular one? Because I'm sure I can find something to trade you for it! I was lucky enough to chase down the Skate figure; it's on its way soon.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on November 20, 2014, 08:31:44 PM
Last night I found a ladybug and rhinoceros beetle from Bullyland and the TGF toys website and ordered them. Not sure where all these Bullyland insects are coming from. Are they older figures I was unaware of, or did they release several in recent years? I'll post pics when the ladybug and rhino beetle arrive.

Interestingly several of these (incl their grasshopper, stag beetle, ant, and maybe rhino beetle) are VERY similar to a set I bought in a dollar store about 8-9 years ago. The question is...who is copying who????  8)
As far as I know those Bullyland figures are all older, retired ones. The rhino beetle (which looks more like a Phanaeus or similar horned Coprinae to me) was quite abundant in toy shops in Germany about 15 to 10 years ago, if I remember correctly. At that time they were also offering AAA sculpts like e.g. the Big-headed Turtle (which was stamped "snapping turtle") so this makes the question who copied whom even more difficult.

Edit: Oh, I've just seen Re-Ment cuteness overload! :o 8) Congrats again, sauroid!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on November 20, 2014, 09:50:19 PM
Last night I found a ladybug and rhinoceros beetle from Bullyland and the TGF toys website and ordered them. Not sure where all these Bullyland insects are coming from. Are they older figures I was unaware of, or did they release several in recent years? I'll post pics when the ladybug and rhino beetle arrive.

Interestingly several of these (incl their grasshopper, stag beetle, ant, and maybe rhino beetle) are VERY similar to a set I bought in a dollar store about 8-9 years ago. The question is...who is copying who????  8)
As far as I know those Bullyland figures are all older, retired ones. The rhino beetle (which looks more like a Phanaeus or similar horned Coprinae to me) was quite abundant in toy shops in Germany about 15 to 10 years ago, if I remember correctly. At that time they were also offering AAA sculpts like e.g. the Big-headed Turtle (which was stamped "snapping turtle") so this makes the question who copied whom even more difficult.


thanks for the explanation; I am sure the 'chinabugs' were copied from Bullyland. I'll post the pics when I get them.
BTW I also felt, from the pic online, the rhino beetle looked more like a coprine scarab!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on November 22, 2014, 08:31:04 PM
thanks for the explanation; I am sure the 'chinabugs' were copied from Bullyland. I'll post the pics when I get them.
BTW I also felt, from the pic online, the rhino beetle looked more like a coprine scarab!
LOL, I just realised today that I actually have the Bullyland "rhinoceros beetle" - it was part of a larger lot of used figures but it's missing a leg so I never photographed it and subsequently forgot about it... :-[

Meanwhile I got some new stuff...

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t31.0-8/10688090_10204516366527446_5757002137544737588_o.jpg)
K&M Wild Republic insects, the huge ones. BTW: While the left one in the bottom row has colours that match the weevil Eupholus dhuyi or a similar species, the sculpt itself looks more like a ground beetle. I already thought about transforming this one to Carabus (Procerus) gigas or something like that.

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/10446273_10204516374167637_4200606219967046848_o.jpg)
(Female) Edible Frog, Pelophylax kl. esculentus by 3B Scientific.

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t31.0-8/10679509_10204516388127986_3787264385525896361_o.jpg)
Safari Ltd Vanishing Wild Collection Baby Mountain Gorilla and Baby African Elephant.

And on Wednesday I went to Ikea and found something new - they now have display cubes ("Synas") made of quite thick polycarbonate and with LED lighting. :D I don't know exactly how I will use them but I had to take two of them home. They are approx. 24*24*24 cm. Here are two photos to give an impression of size (Kaiyodo Dinotales Series 1 Tyrannosaurus versions and Safari Ltd Wildlife Wonders Asian Elephant with Papo Tiger):
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/1921010_10204516378607748_7217328839220358171_o.jpg)
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/10818291_10204516382487845_1966176232556190063_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on November 22, 2014, 10:33:39 PM

Meanwhile I got some new stuff...

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t31.0-8/10688090_10204516366527446_5757002137544737588_o.jpg)
K&M Wild Republic insects, the huge ones. BTW: While the left one in the bottom row has colours that match the weevil Eupholus dhuyi or a similar species, the sculpt itself looks more like a ground beetle. I already thought about transforming this one to Carabus (Procerus) gigas or something like that.

I have all the insects except the butterfly (I bought them individually from a toy store in Arizona).

You know...maybe the blue one is a carabid...I always thought it was an emerald weevil from color alone. Some of the sculpts are just 'off' enough to make them go either way.

For example, what do you think the butterfly is? I am sure it is supposed to be a monarch but I've seen it sold online as a viceroy.

Lastly, what do you think the thing is in the very lower right? Totally a frankenstein insect with features of hemiptera and coleoptera. Best guess they failed at making a firefly. Because I bought mine individually, not sure if there was packaging that stated what they are supposed to be.

The best are the pentatomid, carpenter ant, and blowfly
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Fukuiraptor on November 23, 2014, 04:18:29 AM
Brontodocus, those display cases look great!  How much do they cost?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on November 23, 2014, 07:13:26 AM
Brontodocus, those display cases look great!  How much do they cost?

I was just at an Ikea (in Canada) and never saw those. We probably never will...
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on November 23, 2014, 12:18:03 PM
Thanks for the comments, guys! :)

You know...maybe the blue one is a carabid...I always thought it was an emerald weevil from color alone. Some of the sculpts are just 'off' enough to make them go either way.

For example, what do you think the butterfly is? I am sure it is supposed to be a monarch but I've seen it sold online as a viceroy.

Lastly, what do you think the thing is in the very lower right? Totally a frankenstein insect with features of hemiptera and coleoptera. Best guess they failed at making a firefly. Because I bought mine individually, not sure if there was packaging that stated what they are supposed to be.

The best are the pentatomid, carpenter ant, and blowfly
Well, the butterfly is most likely supposed to be a monarch since it's painted after one or after a monarch-mimicking species but it's a bit generic, too. Since it has six fully developped legs I have two options: One is to cut off the anterior legs and the other is to regard it as a non-nymphalid. Since the forewings are a bit elongated I was initially reminded of Papilio antimachus, the proportions would nearly fit for a female (males would have much longer forewings) but the colours don't really match. I've been considering giving it a repaint to match a female birdwing, either Troides or Ornithoptera, because it could serve as a life-size figure then (I measured approx. 210 mm wing span, if the forewings were positioned so that their rear end was at a right angle with the body axis we'd have around 200 mm wing span).

The package my figures came in was a polybag and there was no information about the individual figures, either. My guess is that the orange beetle is a miscoloured carrion beetle. They usually have clubbed antennae or distally broader antennae, a flattened pronotum, and often shortened elytra. Although I didn't find an exact match regarding elytra shape I think Diamesus osculans comes more or less close but that would require a repaint, too.
Brontodocus, those display cases look great!  How much do they cost?
They were 29.99 each but we have an Ikea Family Card and got them for 24.95 each. :)
I was just at an Ikea (in Canada) and never saw those. We probably never will...
Possible, but who knows? I've never seen them before, either and they may be just reaching Ikea stores around the world right now? I remember your BEST cabinets were completely new to me until I've seen your photos, those may have been released later in Germany than in Canada. Oh, and they were on display in the kids furniture department, I wouldn't have expected them there and I just saw them when we were taking a short cut through the kids furniture department.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on November 24, 2014, 12:24:32 AM
New cubes are really awesome  :o.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on November 26, 2014, 11:26:44 AM
thanks Dr. Andre. you got an awesome haul too.

some newcomers
Yujin series 2 chelonians
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/YujinS2turtles4_zps2c672aa9.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/YujinS2turtles4_zps2c672aa9.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/YujinS2turtles3_zpsa83715e4.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/YujinS2turtles3_zpsa83715e4.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/YujinS2turtles1_zps6a356268.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/YujinS2turtles1_zps6a356268.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/YujinS2turtles2_zpsfa3096bc.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/YujinS2turtles2_zpsfa3096bc.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/YujinS2turtles5_zpsde2b9816.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/YujinS2turtles5_zpsde2b9816.jpg.html)
Yujin series 1 Graptemys nigrinoda and Geochelone gigantea
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/YujinS1turtles_zps62af33c2.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/YujinS1turtles_zps62af33c2.jpg.html)
Colorata japanese bullhead sharks
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratajapbullheadsharks_zps9cbedad4.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratajapbullheadsharks_zps9cbedad4.jpg.html)
Colorata zebra sharks
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratazebrasharks2_zps1758d03d.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratazebrasharks2_zps1758d03d.jpg.html)
Colorata Reptiles boxed set (the radiated tort is missing from the set)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratareptiles2_zps60b2793c.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratareptiles2_zps60b2793c.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/colorataaldabragianttortoise2_zpsbde3601a.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/colorataaldabragianttortoise2_zpsbde3601a.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratamarineiguana1_zpse645f5fc.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratamarineiguana1_zpse645f5fc.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/colorataredtailboaconstrictor2_zps01b1d4c8.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/colorataredtailboaconstrictor2_zps01b1d4c8.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratasphenacodon1_zps03a83ad0.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratasphenacodon1_zps03a83ad0.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratasaltwatercroc1_zpsddd373e3.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratasaltwatercroc1_zpsddd373e3.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratakomodo1_zps1d075e5a.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratakomodo1_zps1d075e5a.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/ColorataveiledchamA_zps81882e75.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/ColorataveiledchamA_zps81882e75.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/ColorataveiledchamA_zps81882e75.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/ColorataveiledchamA_zps81882e75.jpg.html)
AAA African Elephant
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAAafricanelephant2_zps6ff93a30.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/AAAafricanelephant2_zps6ff93a30.jpg.html)
AAA hippo (wish it wasnt smiling tho)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAAhippo_zpsd650efe0.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/AAAhippo_zpsd650efe0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on November 27, 2014, 12:29:27 AM
lots of nice reptiles, Sauroid.

Today I received the honeybee (Apis mellifera) life cycle by Insect Lore. I stumbled upon this on accident on eBay! I bought most of my IL life cycles several years ago, I was unaware of this set which, based on the package, came out in 2013!

It's my favorite of the three honeybee LCs I have (the other two are Tedco Toys and Safari). The adult is also now one of my favorite honeybee figures (notice the pollen baskets on the hind legs!!!!). The wings arent in a realistic pose, but that's OK.

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/honeybeeInsectLore_zpsda154382.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/honeybeeInsectLore_zpsda154382.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on November 27, 2014, 01:21:02 AM
thanks Dr. Andre. you got an awesome haul too.

some newcomers
Colorata zebra sharks
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratazebrasharks2_zps1758d03d.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratazebrasharks2_zps1758d03d.jpg.html)

How did I not know there is a Colorata Zebra shark? I've had my set for 9 years now! Is there a year on the bottom?

So--want to trade for something from Colorata that's just as weird and rare?
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/xogu8gjcn0cy68n/HPIM7060.jpg?dl=0)

It's a mini Colorata Manta Ray (note the ruler)--I still have one sealed in a plastic bag. I also have a spotted seal and orca I'd throw in (they're out of package).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on November 29, 2014, 08:18:15 PM
Yay, congrats again, sauroid and Blaine! :)

Finally I got the last of the 2014 Moj Fun figures I wanted to have (plus a few other figures):
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t31.0-8/1397484_10204561673460091_4276069817030279792_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on November 30, 2014, 07:10:01 AM
So thanks to Brett I have a new box off figures from Japan! Oddly, it is entirely aquatic. Not sure how that happens.

First, the new Favorite Dunkleosteus and Anomalocaris (soft models, the smaller ones--I just couldn't bring myself to spend on the big ones--and these ones are big enough).
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/1sahphl3patwqcv/Favorite%20Dunkleosteus.jpg?dl=0)(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/bxtbp0nrtom17ap/Favorite%20Anomalocaris.jpg?dl=0)

Then a few small figures--new Kaiyodo Tiger shark, Bottlecap Matamata turtle, and two Animal Kaiser figures, the Velez skate and the Piraya piranha:
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/td4ktieqsuil8nb/Kaiyodo%20%26%20AK.jpg?dl=0)

Finally, I have a third set of the Colorata Fossil Fishes box. Mostly because of the blue arowana!
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/vhs89crbplryg71/Colorata%20arowana%20blue.jpg?dl=0)

I did get the whole box. But I haven't opened any of the rest.
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/wdxg5rtg8zsgkil/Colorata%20fossil%20fishes.jpg?dl=0)
I'm pretty sure I'm about to put them up for sale or very specific trade. In my sales/trades thread though.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on November 30, 2014, 02:33:33 PM
VERY cool stuff bmathison, brontodocus and sbell.
@sbell: the colorata zebra shark is from 2002. one of the figures from an old discontinued shark set, which also includes the first version of the jap. bullhead shark i posted above.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: GiselleGazelle on November 30, 2014, 09:39:04 PM
(http://i61.tinypic.com/345ncr6.jpg)

My new acquisitions from the past few days. Toys R Us were doing 3 for 2 on Schleich and Mothercare were doing 20% off. I must say it was a bit embarrassing going into Mothercare to purchase a toy for MYSELF, haha! It's one of the best selections for Schleich in my home town. Fortunately I had my mother looking after my infant nephew nearby so I had an excuse to be there.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on December 01, 2014, 02:17:08 AM
VERY cool stuff bmathison, brontodocus and sbell.
@sbell: the colorata zebra shark is from 2002. one of the figures from an old discontinued shark set, which also includes the first version of the jap. bullhead shark i posted above.

Good to know re: the zebra shark. Are you sure you need 2?  ;)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 02, 2014, 09:31:30 PM
Congrats, Sean and Alice! :)

I swear, I was just going to buy some new shoes... but a nearby store had a discount on Schleich figures and I always wanted to get me those warthogs... :-[ ;D
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/1523426_10204580045999393_5101507070652052770_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on December 03, 2014, 05:44:30 PM
cool stuff Dr.Andre and GizelleGaselle
@sbell: i'll let you know when i get another zebra shark. ;)
some new ones
Colorata saltie croc (the new color scheme)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratasaltiecroc2_zps56f95468.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratasaltiecroc2_zps56f95468.jpg.html)
Colorata tomato frog
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratatomatofrog2_zps707908c7.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratatomatofrog2_zps707908c7.jpg.html)
Re-Ment lowland gorilla
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/re-mentlowlandgorilla2_zps4dba1e4c.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/re-mentlowlandgorilla2_zps4dba1e4c.jpg.html)
AAA tiger cub twins (that i'll convert into Smilodon cubs)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAAtigercubs4_zpsd746a060.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/AAAtigercubs4_zpsd746a060.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAAtigercubs5_zpsd3a1869e.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/AAAtigercubs5_zpsd3a1869e.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAAtigercubs6_zps8b5630a7.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/AAAtigercubs6_zps8b5630a7.jpg.html)
Safari Ltd blue crab
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltdbluecrab2_zpsdc0e7c43.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltdbluecrab2_zpsdc0e7c43.jpg.html)
Colorata large deluxe Manta Ray (missing base/rod)
'(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratadeluxemantaray2_zps9a0ae831.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratadeluxemantaray2_zps9a0ae831.jpg.html)
CollectA 2013 pilot whale
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/collectapilotwhale2_zps56742636.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/collectapilotwhale2_zps56742636.jpg.html)
Safari Ltd Monterey Bay bottle nosed dolphin
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/safariltdmontereybaybottlenosedolphin2_zps31d19963.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/safariltdmontereybaybottlenosedolphin2_zps31d19963.jpg.html)
Schleich cheetah cub
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/schleichcheetahcub2_zps0ec5e185.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/schleichcheetahcub2_zps0ec5e185.jpg.html)
Schleich polar bear cub
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/schleichpolarbear2_zpsb89213c1.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/schleichpolarbear2_zpsb89213c1.jpg.html)
Schleich female chimp
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/schleichfemalechimp_zpsfa37c3d0.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/schleichfemalechimp_zpsfa37c3d0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 06, 2014, 01:21:52 PM
Congrats, sauroid! :) Hey, somehow I never realised that the colour schemes of the Colorata reptiles were updated, eventually! :o 8)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on December 08, 2014, 11:44:59 AM
Congrats, sauroid! :) Hey, somehow I never realised that the colour schemes of the Colorata reptiles were updated, eventually! :o 8)
i didnt find out myself until i saw the Colorata Reference pic of the reptiles set and when i checked and compared all my duplicates/extras. :)

anyway some new ones
Hayakawa insects boxed set
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/hayakawabugsinbox1_zps8bdf3e14.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/hayakawabugsinbox1_zps8bdf3e14.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/hayakawabugsinbox2_zps068d0e2e.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/hayakawabugsinbox2_zps068d0e2e.jpg.html)
more Yujin S2 chelonians (now i only need the Pelodiscus sinensis)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Yujinchelonians1_zps05b239ef.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Yujinchelonians1_zps05b239ef.jpg.html)
K recently extinct animals
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Krecentlyextinct1_zps7a19a78c.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Krecentlyextinct1_zps7a19a78c.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Krecentlyextinct2_zpseba37214.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Krecentlyextinct2_zpseba37214.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on December 08, 2014, 01:00:28 PM
Nice! I recently ordered sets #1 and #2 from that insect series....looks like some nice one in set #3! What's the large dark scarabaeoid in the upper right?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 08, 2014, 01:24:33 PM
Wonderful acquisitions  ;)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-11-26123447_zps146e2579.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-11-02171228_zps6f3d8554.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-11-01133022_zpsd3da7a09.jpg)

My last acquistions of a flea market  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on December 08, 2014, 01:33:24 PM
wish i could ID them but everything's written in japanese. :D

cool stuff Jetoar
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 08, 2014, 09:17:29 PM
Great additions, sauroid and Jetoar! 8)
Nice! I recently ordered sets #1 and #2 from that insect series....looks like some nice one in set #3! What's the large dark scarabaeoid in the upper right?
I'm not entirely sure but I believe either Megasoma actaeon or M. mars. It would also explain why the figure has a larger body than the Dynastes hercules. If you like you can post a photo of that one out of the box, sauroid, I'm almost sure I can pin it down to species level in this case. :) You could also post this and others in the species identification thread, the left one in the top row of set 3 is a Chalcosoma but I'll need a lateral view of the cephalic horn to tell if it's C. atlas or C. caucasus.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on December 09, 2014, 05:47:11 AM
more pics of the Hayakawa bugs and last minute additions :)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/geebugs_zps328dc103.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/geebugs_zps328dc103.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/geebugs2_zps13b65f59.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/geebugs2_zps13b65f59.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/a1_zps4bbea6cf.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/a1_zps4bbea6cf.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/b2_zps14943c8d.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/b2_zps14943c8d.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/c3_zps140fcc35.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/c3_zps140fcc35.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/d4_zps13e5fbd2.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/d4_zps13e5fbd2.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/e5_zpsc7da23f6.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/e5_zpsc7da23f6.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/f6_zps48709f95.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/f6_zps48709f95.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 09, 2014, 09:32:02 AM
Whaa, you get new figures on a daily basis, sauroid! :o 8) The Piranha is just wonderful.

So the large figure isn't Megasoma after all. Instead it's a stag beetle, Dorcus hopei binodulosus (there are alternative classifications of this one, sometimes it's called D. curvidens binodulosus instead). The left one in the top row, well, I still can't see everything of the cephalic horn but if it has a vertical hornlet just about mid length of the cephalic horn then it's Chalcosoma caucasus, if doesn't then it's C. atlas (for comparison see this post (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=499.msg4462#msg4462)). The middle one in the top row is of course Dynastes hercules. As for the ones in the second row, the left one is Allotopus rosenbergi, second to the left is Prosopocoilus sp. (I can't identify this to species level with certainty), third is Prosopocoilus giraffa, the one with the orange dots is unknown to me and looks a bit generic. I can't give an ID for the grasshopper and the cicada but the dragonfly is most likely Anotogaster sieboldii. :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on December 09, 2014, 10:41:38 AM
haha well. i get new stuff on a weekly basis (this addiction is so hard to appease). :D

thanks for the ID Dr.Andre.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on December 09, 2014, 11:51:21 PM
Today I received my Hayakawa insects...mine are in two different boxes representing 28 different figures. There are a couple species duplications but no figure duplications. It includes all those shown by sauroid (above) plus some extras. There are common English and Japanese names (some of the English incorrect, btw) but no Latin names.
Among the non-scarabaeoids that my set included that sauroid's did not are a slant-faces acridid grasshopper, a small red dragonfly, and a cerambycid (Anoplophora).
Overall, these are a typical 'china-bug' quality but a nice species assorment.

Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: postsaurischian on December 13, 2014, 12:05:27 AM
 ^-^  Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour  Luna Lionfish (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1327.msg10773#msg10773)  &  Wought Iron Butterflyfish with Elongated Giant Clam (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=569.msg5010#msg5010)

           >  I could not find these anywhere, so 'brettnj' got them for me :) ..... thanks again!


(http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af77/saurischia/ATF%20walk%20arounds%2011/ntcfishaquisition.jpg) (http://s995.photobucket.com/user/saurischia/media/ATF%20walk%20arounds%2011/ntcfishaquisition.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: radioactive347 on December 13, 2014, 03:58:02 AM
Very nice models postsaurischian.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on December 13, 2014, 03:39:22 PM
beautiful figures, beautiful photo, postsaurischian
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 13, 2014, 10:07:55 PM
Two really lovely new Kitan Club figures, Helge!  :) Reminds me that I have passed on too many Kitan Club sets... :'(
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on December 14, 2014, 01:14:45 AM
Two really lovely new Kitan Club figures, Helge!  :) Reminds me that I have passed on too many Kitan Club sets... :'(

I have as well--got to put limits somewhere! Although part of it might be that I have yet to see a figure that I must have.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 15, 2014, 05:36:44 PM
Wonderful acquistions  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-12-12141533_zpsd8cddf4c.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-12-12223116_zps39b15280.jpg)

They are my lasts acquistions from another flea market of the last sunday  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 16, 2014, 09:37:12 AM
Yay, congrats, Jetoar! :) Will you post individual photos of the Sailfish?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 16, 2014, 12:00:14 PM
Yay, congrats, Jetoar! :) Will you post individual photos of the Sailfish?

Yes I will. I will do a walk around of it  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 16, 2014, 06:57:38 PM
Yay, congrats, Jetoar! :) Will you post individual photos of the Sailfish?

Yes I will. I will do a walk around of it  ^-^.
Exactly what I was hoping for. Looking forward to it! :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: radioactive347 on December 20, 2014, 09:59:20 PM
Yesterday I acquired a 2002 Safari Ltd. Carnegie Velociraptor and a chinanimal green vine snake.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 20, 2014, 10:29:21 PM
Yesterday I acquired a 2002 Safari Ltd. Carnegie Velociraptor and a chinanimal green vine snake.
Congrats, radioactive 347! :) The green vine snake - is it very chinanimal-ish or is it a good one?

Edit: Just one figure today but one I'm quite happy to have. :)
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t31.0-8/10862645_10204704316106068_4152178477472449193_o.jpg)
Bullyland unpainted toad 68392. Originally the figure was painted brown and resembled the European Common Toad, Bufo bufo. I thought about painting it to match the European Green Toad, Bufotes viridis (I noticed the parotoid glands look more like those of the latter, too).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: radioactive347 on December 21, 2014, 12:33:28 AM
Yesterday I acquired a 2002 Safari Ltd. Carnegie Velociraptor and a chinanimal green vine snake.
Congrats, radioactive 347! :) The green vine snake - is it very chinanimal-ish or is it a good one?

The green vine snake is on the better side of chinanimals, but the head is wrong. Otherwise it's pretty good.
Congrats on your toad!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on December 21, 2014, 06:58:31 PM
just a few hours ago I got a package, Safari Ltd. Tokay Gecko and Gila Monster! I've wanted this gecko since I was a little girl and I saw them used in a museum display, and it feels great to finally have one in my hands :D
they really do go nicely with their AAA counterparts! (monitor is by AAA)

(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/355/7/8/img_0089__2__by_michell_vall-d8ani6v.jpg)
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/355/b/d/img_0088__2__by_michell_vall-d8ani7y.jpg)

they really do have a lot of detail to them, I just love cast figurines! its not that I have anything against sculpted figurines (heaven forbid!) but there's just something about cast pieces that I love, I guess it could be that I've always had a fondness for museums and these really do feel like mounted specimens

(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/355/b/f/img_0091__2__by_michell_vall-d8ani3x.jpg)
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/355/b/6/img_0090__2__by_michell_vall-d8ani5g.jpg)
(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/355/7/4/img_0086__2__by_michell_vall-d8ani9g.jpg)
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/355/b/7/img_0085__2__by_michell_vall-d8aniad.jpg)
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/355/4/1/img_0084__2__by_michell_vall-d8anib8.jpg)

sadly it seems not everyone is as enthused as I am with the new additions:

(http://th00.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2014/355/8/a/img_0079__2__by_michell_vall-d8anify.jpg)
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/355/b/c/img_0080__2__by_michell_vall-d8anier.jpg)
(http://th01.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2014/355/2/3/img_0083__2__by_michell_vall-d8aniby.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: radioactive347 on December 21, 2014, 08:36:29 PM
Congratulations stargatedalek! The Tokay Gecko is very cute. :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: postsaurischian on December 21, 2014, 09:12:10 PM
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t31.0-8/10862645_10204704316106068_4152178477472449193_o.jpg)
Bullyland unpainted toad 68392 .......

 :D Wow! Sometimes Bullyland show how good they can be. I'm not sure if I would give it a paintjob :-\.


(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/355/b/f/img_0091__2__by_michell_vall-d8ani3x.jpg)

Beautiful reptile models! May I ask you to show the Gila monster in this thread too?  > http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=967.msg7746#msg7746
I just like it when these group threads are filled with different versions :).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on December 21, 2014, 09:21:34 PM
today I received the red-knee tarantula by Safari LTD. as part of their Smithsonian Insects Series. A very large but VERY NICE figure. You forgot how good these Smithsonian figures are until you compare them with their Hidden Kingdom versions :)

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1419196620262_20141221_161636_zpsfe10b7be.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1419196620262_20141221_161636_zpsfe10b7be.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: postsaurischian on December 21, 2014, 09:33:42 PM
Those many eyes of spiders always create an extraterrestrial impression on me :).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 23, 2014, 02:38:05 AM
Wonderful acquisitions  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-12-22115608_zps0fb07709.jpg)

These are my recent acquisitions ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on December 23, 2014, 05:33:28 AM
What is the shark at the front of that photo? It looks like a Schleich carded figure from the original marine animals, but doesn't have the usual printings.

And I don't recall a Schleich sand tiger shark at any point, unless it's something else.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 23, 2014, 08:24:13 AM
Congrats, stargatedalek, Blaine, and Jetoar! :) Wow, Blaine, I thought you already had the Smithsonian Collection Red-kneed Tarantula. :o
What is the shark at the front of that photo? It looks like a Schleich carded figure from the original marine animals, but doesn't have the usual printings.

And I don't recall a Schleich sand tiger shark at any point, unless it's something else.
I have the feeling those carded figures are actually Maia & Borges (which would explain their resemblance to the older Schleich 1/32 marine animals since those were made by M&B for Schleich, too).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 23, 2014, 12:12:20 PM
Oh, and I just received a parcel from HLJ in Japan! ^-^
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/10847234_10204730856329557_2491120360874655010_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on December 23, 2014, 01:14:01 PM
Bronto-D: I had the HK version but not the Smithsomian. And I see you got the Kinto Favorites Anomalacris. I have the special release mini figure (gashapon-size) coming in the mail...I will then have all three of them LOL
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 23, 2014, 01:27:07 PM
Bronto-D: I had the HK version but not the Smithsomian. And I see you got the Kinto Favorites Anomalacris. I have the special release mini figure (gashapon-size) coming in the mail...I will then have all three of them LOL
Yay, I've seen photos of those minis but I didn't know they are already available. :) Does special release mean they are harder to get?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on December 23, 2014, 01:29:52 PM
Bronto-D: I had the HK version but not the Smithsomian. And I see you got the Kinto Favorites Anomalacris. I have the special release mini figure (gashapon-size) coming in the mail...I will then have all three of them LOL
Yay, I've seen photos of those minis but I didn't know they are already available. :) Does special release mean they are harder to get?

yes, you cannot buy the minis...you had to buy a regular figure during a time frame and the mini was free. I bought the giant squid to get the mini Anomalacris.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 23, 2014, 02:52:10 PM
Congrats, stargatedalek, Blaine, and Jetoar! :) Wow, Blaine, I thought you already had the Smithsonian Collection Red-kneed Tarantula. :o
What is the shark at the front of that photo? It looks like a Schleich carded figure from the original marine animals, but doesn't have the usual printings.

And I don't recall a Schleich sand tiger shark at any point, unless it's something else.
I have the feeling those carded figures are actually Maia & Borges (which would explain their resemblance to the older Schleich 1/32 marine animals since those were made by M&B for Schleich, too).

They are Maia & Borges figures. Schleich used the cast of this brand for their figures  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on December 24, 2014, 04:58:24 AM
Got some new fishes!

Featherfin knifefish:
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/7xeeqh9u9s5g0vw/HPIM7993.JPG?dl=0)

Atractosteus gar (doesn't have to be an alligator gar...):
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/1h4irdnirfnev4q/HPIM7989.JPG?dl=0)

Electric eel:
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/x8ao7bxivqykaok/HPIM7995.JPG?dl=0)

Payara, Hyrdolycus scomberoides
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/jptb1risx9mmk7l/HPIM7997.JPG?dl=0)

Yay 3D printing! And there's a few more that I will hopefully have in the new year.

And apologies for the terrible pictures--the plastic is tough to get details on.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on December 26, 2014, 07:17:15 AM
cool new stuff everyone!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on December 27, 2014, 02:31:50 AM
I was just going through some generic toy bugs of mine and realized I have a figure cast from the Safari LTD Smithsonian tarantula that I just obtained-LOL. It's def case from the same mould but Safari isn't credited on the underside. Also, it's covered dorsally with 'fuzz'. Funny.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on December 27, 2014, 04:40:29 PM
Yay, a 3d printed Payara! :o 8)
Bronto-D: I had the HK version but not the Smithsomian. And I see you got the Kinto Favorites Anomalacris. I have the special release mini figure (gashapon-size) coming in the mail...I will then have all three of them LOL
Yay, I've seen photos of those minis but I didn't know they are already available. :) Does special release mean they are harder to get?
yes, you cannot buy the minis...you had to buy a regular figure during a time frame and the mini was free. I bought the giant squid to get the mini Anomalacris.
Nooooooooo! :'(  Ahem, sorry... I had ordered a few Favorite figures via HLJ but most are on backorder - I guess that wouldn't quite qualify for getting a mini Anomalocaris? :-[
I was just going through some generic toy bugs of mine and realized I have a figure cast from the Safari LTD Smithsonian tarantula that I just obtained-LOL. It's def case from the same mould but Safari isn't credited on the underside. Also, it's covered dorsally with 'fuzz'. Funny.
Is it also covered in fuzz where the Safari Ltd stamp would be (the "Fuzzy Frog" revealed one after removal of the fuzz identifying it as its predecessor, the "Tree Frog")? If not, could it be a knock-off then?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on December 27, 2014, 06:19:58 PM
Yay, a 3d printed Payara! :o 8)
Bronto-D: I had the HK version but not the Smithsomian. And I see you got the Kinto Favorites Anomalacris. I have the special release mini figure (gashapon-size) coming in the mail...I will then have all three of them LOL
Yay, I've seen photos of those minis but I didn't know they are already available. :) Does special release mean they are harder to get?
yes, you cannot buy the minis...you had to buy a regular figure during a time frame and the mini was free. I bought the giant squid to get the mini Anomalacris.
Nooooooooo! :'(  Ahem, sorry... I had ordered a few Favorite figures via HLJ but most are on backorder - I guess that wouldn't quite qualify for getting a mini Anomalocaris? :-[

No, you had to order directly through the Favorite site. I think several people had Brett place the orders for them, since (like a lot of Japan primary sources) they don't actually sell-ship to other countries.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on December 27, 2014, 06:41:07 PM
Is it also covered in fuzz where the Safari Ltd stamp would be (the "Fuzzy Frog" revealed one after removal of the fuzz identifying it as its predecessor, the "Tree Frog")? If not, could it be a knock-off then?

there is no fuzz on the bottom, and there is clearly no Safari stamp. It is a knock-off (but a well made one!)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on December 31, 2014, 03:42:10 PM
The last weekend I was in a flea market and I bought these figures  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/IMG-20141223-WA0002_zpsc78dbb9c.jpeg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-12-31140553_zps359031aa.jpg)

Sometimes, we can find treasures  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on January 01, 2015, 12:17:04 AM
I picked up the Battat Terra alligator(?) and manta ray at Target today on discount for $2 a piece, sadly no sign of the boxed sets
the alligator has a very interesting pose, but its paint app is subpar, I'll have fun painting it
the manta is nice, but Target placed the discount price sticker on top of a large missing paint flake, so I'll probably touch it up, maybe some speckles
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 01, 2015, 10:06:56 AM
Congrats, Jetoar & stargatedalek! :) Jetoar, is that a knock-off of the PV Parson's Chameleon?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 01, 2015, 02:17:55 PM
Congrats, Jetoar & stargatedalek! :) Jetoar, is that a knock-off of the PV Parson's Chameleon?

I dont know very well because it has a sucker in its belly.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 03, 2015, 05:17:04 PM
 :o :o :o
(http://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t31.0-8/10915118_10204862765507204_5459638552719723308_o.jpg)
Only one figure today, but one I was really hoping to get from the first time I noticed that it was going to be released by end of December! :D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 03, 2015, 05:21:10 PM
:o :o :o
(http://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t31.0-8/10915118_10204862765507204_5459638552719723308_o.jpg)
Only one figure today, but one I was really hoping to get from the first time I noticed that it was going to be released by end of December! :D

how did you get this? I tried to bid on one through Brett but never heard back. Can they be bought?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 03, 2015, 05:27:54 PM
how did you get this? I tried to bid on one through Brett but never heard back. Can they be bought?
Off ebay. I'll pm you the link. But the price has risen since I bought mine...
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on January 03, 2015, 07:29:08 PM
how did you get this? I tried to bid on one through Brett but never heard back. Can they be bought?
Off ebay. I'll pm you the link. But the price has risen since I bought mine...

There are lots of them on YAJ. Not cheap--but then, they are apparently ridiculously large!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 03, 2015, 07:36:21 PM
There are lots of them on YAJ. Not cheap--but then, they are apparently ridiculously large!
Yes, I measured 287 mm. I've seen them on Yahoo Auctions Japan for usually around 8,000 starting bid. Together with EMS shipping costs and Jauce fees I decided that in the end the one I found on ebay was no more expensive than those (although the price still was painful). Seller seems to have risen the price since I bought, too. :-\ By the way, unlike some photos I've seen (of what may be a prototype of yet another life size Kitan Club Bathynomus giganteus) this figure is not articulated.

Edit: I should have mentioned that the photo is a bit misleading, the figure is being held by one of my sons (who will turn six in March).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bathynomus on January 05, 2015, 02:55:37 AM
Ahhhh, brontodocus, I love it!  Jealous forever.

 I got a bathynomus cell phone case for Christmas and it's probably my favorite possession. 
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 05, 2015, 08:44:01 AM
Ahhhh, brontodocus, I love it!  Jealous forever.

 I got a bathynomus cell phone case for Christmas and it's probably my favorite possession.
Thanks, bathynomus! :) Well, I've seen a really good cell phone case...
(http://s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/milestone-b2b/bebbc2c192b5e5d98c0ab0ce0012639ab9fa0ff0/g17765_01.jpg)
do you have this one, perhaps? 8)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 05, 2015, 05:35:57 PM
ha! Is that case for real? How can I get one (to use as a figure though, not a phone case...)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 05, 2015, 05:49:03 PM
ha! Is that case for real? How can I get one (to use as a figure though, not a phone case...)
Yes, it is! :) They are offered quite frequently, I've seen them on ebay, rakuten, and Yahoo Auctions Japan. Here is one: http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/speedwagon/item/10000498/ but the price is so high you could as well get the Kitan Club Giant Isopod instead! :o
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 05, 2015, 10:49:20 PM
Really cool  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 07, 2015, 11:26:24 PM
A couple new buggies for Blaine today:

1) posable 10" centipede by AAA
2) life cycle of an ant by Safari LTD (Safariology 2014). This life cycle is very much like the Insect Lore life cycle, but I like what Safari has done with opening the pupa to show the developing imago. They also did this with the luna moth and stag beetle.

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1420672511336_20150107_181442_zpsb7d3f711.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1420672511336_20150107_181442_zpsb7d3f711.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 08, 2015, 11:05:33 AM
Congrats, Blaine! :) The Ant Life Cycle looks good. I've seen the AAA centipede before, it's coloured like Scolopendra hardwickei - but if I may quote good old Jeff from my favourite sitcom:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10922521_10204919861934579_4095222732784229998_n.jpg?oh=4f1135c00fcb382eaabda03afca0a145&oe=55325A40&__gda__=1428547605_796c1394a641b197bc8d03aa0d033030)
 ;D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bathynomus on January 09, 2015, 02:53:05 AM
Yup, that's the one, brontodocus!  I think they made a metallic gold one at one point too. 
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 09, 2015, 12:35:01 PM
I received the Skillcraft Insect Kit yesterday (didnt realize I had to paint it myself...). Anyway pics someday when I get it done. Im more interested in the insects that attach to the base (esp the mosquito and giant water bug) than I am the anatomy model.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 09, 2015, 12:49:57 PM
I received the Skillcraft Insect Kit yesterday (didnt realize I had to paint it myself...). Anyway pics someday when I get it done. Im more interested in the insects that attach to the base (esp the mosquito and giant water bug) than I am the anatomy model.
Congrats, Blaine! :) I got the kit two months ago. Haven't finished the small insects, yet, but this is what I made of the cricket anatomy model (I painted it to look like Gryllus campestris and made many corrections, especially to the tarsi, modified the tympanal organs, and I added ocelli) which I think is really worth the effort:

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t31.0-8/10320996_10204459795713211_8875257453213965177_o.jpg)
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/s2048x2048/1404787_10204459798913291_1015347059720923147_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 09, 2015, 12:58:56 PM
looks great...I'll send you mine for painting LOL.

Seriously, what do you use, acrylic paints? I was always a pen-and-ink artist, was never good at painting
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 09, 2015, 02:41:48 PM
looks great...I'll send you mine for painting LOL.

Seriously, what do you use, acrylic paints? I was always a pen-and-ink artist, was never good at painting
Thanks, Blaine! :) Yes, I used acrylics. I often use pigment pens for details, too, but not this time.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 11, 2015, 10:51:11 PM
I found the attached piece in a art/jewelry store in New Orleans this weekend. Normally I do not collect 'art' pieces (unless very realistic) but when I saw the color pattern on this grasshopper it screamed 'Dactylotum bicolor'. It is not painted, but rather made from colored polymer clay. It has a safety-pin like attachment to be worn as jewelry and is about 3" or so [dont have it with me to measure right now]

It is from the Joyce Fritz Studio in Wisconsin. I think the line is called 'Yipes!'.

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1421010547207_20150111_160734_zpse13a2a10.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1421010547207_20150111_160734_zpse13a2a10.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on January 12, 2015, 03:32:58 AM
Just got more stuff from Japan to feed my collection addiction (thanks Brett!).

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/j5cjq8w5ex7ih2w/Jan%202015%20Japan%20animals.jpg?dl=0)

Among other things, a few Capsule Q Museum figures, some Capsule aquarium figures, a few Yujin figures, more of the Takara sharks (another 6-gill! Secret eating goblin shark! Broken peg for a frilled shark...) and some more Kaiyodo Marine Reptiles & Triceratops figures--including 2 of the 'rare' green version. Most of these came from a single bulk lot from YAJ, but the CapsuleQ and Capsule Aquarium ones came directly from Brett (other than the Pitta bird, only my second Kaiyodo bird figure...). The mudskipper was a figure I've tried to find for a reasonable price for a while now.

Several of these are doubles for me, so I will likely be putting them up for sale/trade soon.

The lot also came with some other things--a bunch of Kaiyodo (?) Japanese fighter planes and two odd animals--a put-together salmon (made by Bandai) and an attack turtle...
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/xczw31m483jbsdz/Jan%202015%20Japan%20other.jpg?dl=0)

Fish & Turtle close up:
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/jo2lehdojh08f0w/Jan%202015%20Japan%20strange%20animals%201.jpg?dl=0)(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/216v8bkidagnznd/Jan%202015%20Japan%20strange%20animals%202.jpg?dl=0)

In action:
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/oiyh9p965yiu1ju/Jan%202015%20Japan%20shooting%20turtle.gif?dl=0)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 12, 2015, 11:02:40 PM
Today I received more Mushi King beetles by Sega. This is a set of 6 from 2003. I have another set of 6 (different species) that, like these, are attached to a base resembling wood. There is also a large set from 2008 that are not attached to a base (I also have this set).
I said I wasnt going to make an effort to go after more of these scarabaeoids that are just more variations of species seen many times over, but I love figures attached to a base/substrate/habitat.

The species in this set are:
1) Prosopocoilus giraffa
2) Chalcosoma caucasus
3) Dynastes hercules
4) Prosopocoilus sp. cf. dissimilis (?)
5) Allotopus rosenbergi
6) Allomyrina dichotoma

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1421103019382_20150112_174957_zpsdd898943.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1421103019382_20150112_174957_zpsdd898943.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 13, 2015, 10:26:38 AM
Congrats, Blaine & Sean! :)
The Dactylotum bicolor body looks great and it's amazing that it's made from different colours of polymer clay. :) If only they made better legs for it. Really, I'd try to get one myself if the legs were not just some twisted wire. :-\
The Sega MushiKing beetles are nice, I wonder how many of those MushiKing sets there are, actually. Isn't there also some kind of game series or something like that?
In action:
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/oiyh9p965yiu1ju/Jan%202015%20Japan%20shooting%20turtle.gif?dl=0)
Aaah! Don't lose your head, little red-eared slider! :o ;D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 13, 2015, 11:05:26 AM
Congrats, Blaine & Sean! :)
The Dactylotum bicolor body looks great and it's amazing that it's made from different colours of polymer clay. :) If only they made better legs for it. Really, I'd try to get one myself if the legs were not just some twisted wire. :-\
The Sega MushiKing beetles are nice, I wonder how many of those MushiKing sets there are, actually. Isn't there also some kind of game series or something like that?

Yes I believe MushiKing is a pokemon-like card game, but the toy animals are realistic (at least the beetles/insects).

BTW I was thinking of buying a gashapon-like grasshopper (maybe the Yujin locust) and painting its legs for the rainbow grasshopper :). Actually I probably wouldnt do that--I dont like altering figures, but I have to agree the legs are the downside of this hopper. Still the body and color won out for me, and its size is perfect for the gashapon/yowie figures.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 22, 2015, 12:11:56 AM
a couple new FameMaster 4D puzzle figures, the longhorned beetle and flower mantid.

I always assumed (from pictures) that the cerambycid was Rosalia lesnei, but now that I have the figure I believe it is a Tetraopes, possible the North American T. tetrophthalmus.

The mantid is trickier; doing online searches I believe it is a Creobroter sp., maybe C. gemmatus?

BTW if you are wondering where the second antenna of the cerambycid is, it is drying. It came broken  >:(. I have an inquiry to the ebay seller, but in the meantime I am trying to repair it with Plastruct...it's awfully slender though for cementing...grrrr  :(

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1421885246271_20150121_190700_zpssc90zjih.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1421885246271_20150121_190700_zpssc90zjih.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 22, 2015, 09:42:31 PM
a couple new FameMaster 4D puzzle figures, the longhorned beetle and flower mantid.

I always assumed (from pictures) that the cerambycid was Rosalia lesnei, but now that I have the figure I believe it is a Tetraopes, possible the North American T. tetrophthalmus.

The mantid is trickier; doing online searches I believe it is a Creobroter sp., maybe C. gemmatus?

BTW if you are wondering where the second antenna of the cerambycid is, it is drying. It came broken  >:(. I have an inquiry to the ebay seller, but in the meantime I am trying to repair it with Plastruct...it's awfully slender though for cementing...grrrr  :(
Congrats, Blaine (sorry for the broken antenna, though)! :) The cerambycid - well, while the body proportions seem more similar to Rosalia lesnei, the paint job would indeed suggest Tetraopes tetrophthalmus, instead. I believe the flower mantis represents Theopropus elegans, very similar to Creobroter, but the patch on the front wing and hindwing colour match better. Of all mantodeans I've seen this is the one with the strongest sexual dimorphism according to size (even stronger than in Hymenopus coronatus which I've been rearing two decades ago), females are approx. 2.5 times as long as males and proportionally more massive, too. Both figures are brilliant! :) was this from a seller in South Korea?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on January 22, 2015, 11:26:52 PM
After eventually getting the centipede, the mantis has always been one I would like to get my hands on. Someday.

It's a shame that FameMaster never really got their feet in the right doors, market-wise. They couldn't seem to decide if they were toys, puzzles or models, and never seemed to know how to present them in any way. The most recent ones I saw were the boxed ones sold by TedcoToys. They describe themselves as no-glue, no-paint models.

Apparently the big problem was always an inability to get stores to figure out how to merchandise; they are hard to sell without hands-on activity, so not especially great for large toy stores.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 22, 2015, 11:32:57 PM
After eventually getting the centipede, the mantis has always been one I would like to get my hands on. Someday.

It's a shame that FameMaster never really got their feet in the right doors, market-wise. They couldn't seem to decide if they were toys, puzzles or models, and never seemed to know how to present them in any way. The most recent ones I saw were the boxed ones sold by TedcoToys. They describe themselves as no-glue, no-paint models.

Apparently the big problem was always an inability to get stores to figure out how to merchandise; they are hard to sell without hands-on activity, so not especially great for large toy stores.

Sean-exactly. I initally avoided FameMaster as I saw them as 'puzzles' but when you break it down, the concept isnt much different then just being big gashapon figures! And frankly, they are amazingly detailed animals!

Andre-in addition to color, the pronotal shape of the cerambycid supports a Tetraopes over Rosalia (notice the lateral projections)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on January 24, 2015, 04:52:58 AM
safari Monterey Bay beluga
Sadly its plagued with strange colour marks, and they don't come off (easily). A large and heavy figure and strange marks or not I'm glad to have it.
[spoiler](http://th05.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2015/023/e/9/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8f4yxa.jpg)
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/023/9/f/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8f4yxx.jpg)
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/023/0/6/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8f4yye.jpg)
(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/023/b/0/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8f4yyx.jpg)[/spoiler]

safari Monterey Bay thresher shark
There's something about this shark I love, perhaps its the sculpting of its face.
[spoiler](http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/023/2/8/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8f4yvh.jpg)
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/023/5/6/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8f4ywa.jpg)
(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/023/e/7/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8f4ywu.jpg)
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/023/7/3/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8f4yuw.jpg)[/spoiler]

AAA cuttlefish
This was the real surprise today, I hadn't known AAA made cephalopod casts. I mean, they even made casts of mushrooms, so I can't say its really a shock that they did some cephalopods. I have sneak previews of Valves next hit series, left for cephalopod.
[spoiler](http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/023/2/2/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8f4yrc.jpg)
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/023/a/1/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8f4yqe.jpg)
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/023/e/9/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8f4ypo.jpg)
(http://th08.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2015/023/1/4/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8f4yos.jpg)
[/spoiler]

spider-y thing-y :P
I have literally no clue what this is meant to be or why it exists, but its host of novelties has already given me what I paid for it in fun. The legs are pose-able and all of it aside from the abdomen is made of hard plastic. The abdomen is made of soft rubber and squeezing it will cause "insect guts" to pop out into view (they slide back in when you release). Pressing the uh... things? on its back causes the two palps to move independently and if you have it turned on will also make a generic shreaking sound and cause the eyes to light up. The only labeling on it aside from the "on / off" is "ToyQuest", a brand I'm unfamiliar with.
[spoiler](http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/023/2/f/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8f4zah.jpg)
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/023/3/0/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8f4z8z.jpg)
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2015/023/8/1/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8f4z3j.jpg)
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/023/b/9/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8f4z7v.jpg)
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/023/5/4/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8f4z8c.jpg)
(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/023/1/f/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8f4z5f.jpg)
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/023/f/3/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8f4z63.jpg)
(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/023/c/2/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8f4z4w.jpg)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 24, 2015, 09:13:00 PM
Congrats, stargatedalek!  :) I once bought several MBA figures which looked scratched and dirty. Rubbing the figures with a paper towel with ethanol helped, although the Beluga Whale was the hardest to get clean... :-\
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: radioactive347 on January 25, 2015, 09:15:58 PM
That spider is weird :o
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 27, 2015, 01:17:58 PM
Awesome acquisitions, they are my last.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-01-24133141_zps9a9e8861.jpg)

Of a flea market

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-01-24135422_zpsd3366445.jpg)

My girlfriend christmas presents
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 28, 2015, 12:06:34 AM
Buggies for Blaine :)

1) orange-tip butterfly, Anthocharis cardamines (Kaiyodo, Birdtales Series 1)--I actually already had this figure, but mine was lacking the base with the scientific name

2) lady beetle, Coccinella hasegawai (Kaiyodo, Capsule Q Animatales - Mountain Animals, Series 8.)--I have one coming from Brett too--I accidentally ordered this from both my contacts so will have an extra.

3) crayfish, Procambrus clarkii (Takara TOMY A.R.T.S., 22nd Anniversary set)--much larger than the Kaiyodo/Yujin crayfish, almost rivaling a Safari Hidden Kingdom Figure. This is a really cool figure!

4) longhorned beetle, Batocera lineolata (Takara TOMY A.R.T.S.)

5) Japanese hornet, Vespa mandarina (Sabuardo, released with winged beetles I declined to get for the moment--too many damn large scarabaeoid figures...)


(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1422403071423_20150127_185702_zpsxxv4povc.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1422403071423_20150127_185702_zpsxxv4povc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on January 30, 2015, 07:14:41 AM
Congrats, Jetoar & Blaine! :) The legs of the Subarudo Giant Hornet look perfect, was the figure like this when you received it? Mine had bent legs which required some hot water treatment but the result still wasn't like your figure.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 30, 2015, 11:11:38 AM
Congrats, Jetoar & Blaine! :) The legs of the Subarudo Giant Hornet look perfect, was the figure like this when you received it? Mine had bent legs which required some hot water treatment but the result still wasn't like your figure.

mine was spanking new, and the legs were still in the mould/brace; as such they were in perfect condition. Ive seen pics of this wasp online and the figure looked gangly, possibly with similar leg issues, but I really like my figure.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on January 31, 2015, 01:31:46 AM
It appears Schleich 2015 has landed--and I've bought some for the first time in years (for myself).

The spotted hyena was a given, but also the new rattlesnake and cobra. I'll wait on the boa for some reason.

The kids, on the other hand, are more interested in the newest dragons. But they're a lot more expensive, so they'll just have to save up!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on January 31, 2015, 08:42:05 AM
It appears Schleich 2015 has landed--and I've bought some for the first time in years (for myself).

The spotted hyena was a given, but also the new rattlesnake and cobra. I'll wait on the boa for some reason.

The kids, on the other hand, are more interested in the newest dragons. But they're a lot more expensive, so they'll just have to save up!
,

Yes, I understand you, but dragons figures is one of the stronger points of this year for all in my opinion  ;). I am waiting a haul of Safari figures, I will share images of them  :).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 01, 2015, 01:00:26 PM
Congrats, Jetoar & Blaine! :) The legs of the Subarudo Giant Hornet look perfect, was the figure like this when you received it? Mine had bent legs which required some hot water treatment but the result still wasn't like your figure.
mine was spanking new, and the legs were still in the mould/brace; as such they were in perfect condition. Ive seen pics of this wasp online and the figure looked gangly, possibly with similar leg issues, but I really like my figure.
Well, I got mine mint in bag and the legs were still on their sprues, too. But still the legs were bent, maybe due to storage.
I'll wait on the boa for some reason.
If the reason is the, urgh, "three-dimensional pattern" with depressed dark patches I fully understand that. I have decided to completely pass on that figure. Looks like the skin has been partially flayed.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on February 01, 2015, 06:54:23 PM
Congrats, Jetoar & Blaine! :) The legs of the Subarudo Giant Hornet look perfect, was the figure like this when you received it? Mine had bent legs which required some hot water treatment but the result still wasn't like your figure.
mine was spanking new, and the legs were still in the mould/brace; as such they were in perfect condition. Ive seen pics of this wasp online and the figure looked gangly, possibly with similar leg issues, but I really like my figure.
Well, I got mine mint in bag and the legs were still on their sprues, too. But still the legs were bent, maybe due to storage.
I'll wait on the boa for some reason.
If the reason is the, urgh, "three-dimensional pattern" with depressed dark patches I fully understand that. I have decided to completely pass on that figure. Looks like the skin has been partially flayed.

We're heading back today. I'll look closer.

I think my main reason in passing is that I have the original boa form Schleich; and the new CollectA Anaconda is far superior.

EDIT-- AND we're back. And it's just like you said--the markings create a weird Bas Relief effect in the snake's skin. Totally skippable. But we did get the 2015 catalog--and I notice that there is a black mamba in what is likely an otherwise overblown and expensive waterhole set. It appears to be the only figure not available singly or in a smaller set. Darn it. Also, Schleich is apparently starting to move in on Playmobil, judging by the accessories and plant styles.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 04, 2015, 10:12:22 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1423087725321_20150204_170711_zpse8ijr3hn.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1423087725321_20150204_170711_zpse8ijr3hn.jpg.html)

note, the figures are all very nice. They are all a hard plastic (not soft like some of the toxic set). Assembly is minimal (the head+antennae on the cockroach and the stand for the flea)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on February 05, 2015, 02:21:32 AM
A big lot came in the mail today, thanks again to DTF member tyrantqueen ;)
-AAA monitor
-AAA tegu
-Safari IC iguana
-and Toy Major monitor

AAA monitor (the larger one with mouth closed)
It feels great to have another one matching my first AAA monitor. Even the paint apps are a match.
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/035/f/b/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8gpv53.jpg)
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/035/c/8/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8gpv72.jpg)
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/035/7/7/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8gpv67.jpg)

AAA tegu
This one in particular stands out amongst the AAA in my collection. Perhaps its the sheen it has to it but it just feels so "alive" (not that they all don't!).
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/035/9/3/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8gpv45.jpg)
(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/035/a/f/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8gpv3a.jpg)
(http://th07.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2015/035/c/8/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8gpv2h.jpg)

Toy Major AAA bootleg monitor (the monitor with the white, green, and purple stripes)
I don't deliberately(/actively) collect bootlegs, but tyrantqueen was nice enough to through it in and I'm overjoyed to have it! It definitely makes a nice companion to its original. Sadly the iguana and agama (Agama aculeata seems to match the original, but its hard to tell from the bootleg) bootlegs (also from Toy Major) were ones I purchased years ago, and I don't have the originals to compare them to (I had the opportunity to get the originals, but I didn't have particular interest in either, especially the iguana and you will soon see why).
(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/035/6/7/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8gpv7u.jpg)
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/035/f/b/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8gpv8i.jpg)
(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/035/2/b/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8gpv97.jpg)
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/035/2/e/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8gpvae.jpg)

Safari IC green iguana
My favorite from the lot and probably one of my favorite pieces in my collection already! I'm just so thrilled with it. Novelty Robo-iguana will always be loved, but its like comparing apples to super HD high resolution oranges. The baby IC iguana I've had for so long is also no longer parent-less.
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/035/8/a/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8gpv1r.jpg)
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/035/0/f/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8gpv1b.jpg)
(http://th06.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2015/035/f/d/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8gpv0u.jpg)
(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/035/c/0/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8gpv02.jpg)

here they are togerther with a few of their contemporaries:
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/035/b/6/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8gpvdn.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 05, 2015, 11:46:20 PM
a couple crustaceans for BAM:

1) shrimp, NOS by Safari LTD (Incredible Creatures, 2015)
2) pillbug, NOS by Fragile World (sculpture, not a toy but a very worthy addition to my mini zoo)

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1423179336357_20150205_183512_zpsibxzfemk.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1423179336357_20150205_183512_zpsibxzfemk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 06, 2015, 12:43:53 PM
Congrats, Blaine & stargatedalek! :) I bought the CapsuleQ set a few days ago, too, but it may take a while before I get it. Wow, they all look great! 8)
I don't deliberately(/actively) collect bootlegs, but tyrantqueen was nice enough to through it in and I'm overjoyed to have it! It definitely makes a nice companion to its original. Sadly the iguana and agama (Agama aculeata seems to match the original, but its hard to tell from the bootleg) bootlegs (also from Toy Major) were ones I purchased years ago, and I don't have the originals to compare them to (I had the opportunity to get the originals, but I didn't have particular interest in either, especially the iguana and you will soon see why).
The agamid's enlarged tail scales identify it as having been cast from a member of the genus Laudakia, I have the original AAA figure in grey colour.

The Safari Ltd IC shrimp is a bit strange - on the pleon (the rear part often wrongly called "tail" or "abdomen") the pleopods are restricted to segment 1-3. And do I see seven pairs of pereopods? The unique Fragile World pillbug looks much better, although the photo that was on the manufacturer's site looked as if two pleonites were missing.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 06, 2015, 01:24:37 PM
Congrats, Blaine & stargatedalek! :) I bought the CapsuleQ set a few days ago, too, but it may take a while before I get it. Wow, they all look great! 8)
I don't deliberately(/actively) collect bootlegs, but tyrantqueen was nice enough to through it in and I'm overjoyed to have it! It definitely makes a nice companion to its original. Sadly the iguana and agama (Agama aculeata seems to match the original, but its hard to tell from the bootleg) bootlegs (also from Toy Major) were ones I purchased years ago, and I don't have the originals to compare them to (I had the opportunity to get the originals, but I didn't have particular interest in either, especially the iguana and you will soon see why).
The agamid's enlarged tail scales identify it as having been cast from a member of the genus Laudakia, I have the original AAA figure in grey colour.

The Safari Ltd IC shrimp is a bit strange - on the pleon (the rear part often wrongly called "tail" or "abdomen") the pleopods are restricted to segment 1-3. And do I see seven pairs of pereopods? The unique Fragile World pillbug looks much better, although the photo that was on the manufacturer's site looked as if two pleonites were missing.

Don't analyze the accuracy of safaris shrimp...just be glad they made one lol
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 06, 2015, 01:34:27 PM
Don't analyze the accuracy of safaris shrimp...just be glad they made one lol
Well, I guess I can't help it... ;D However, the IC line has quite a few really good and more or less accurate figures of decapods so I would have expected the shrimp to be of the same quality. It's a pity because anatomical issues aside the figure looks really good.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 06, 2015, 04:00:39 PM
Don't analyze the accuracy of safaris shrimp...just be glad they made one lol
Well, I guess I can't help it... ;D However, the IC line has quite a few really good and more or less accurate figures of decapods so I would have expected the shrimp to be of the same quality. It's a pity because anatomical issues aside the figure looks really good.

my thoughts exactly; the overall form is good but the detail with the appendages is weak. It's missing the second pair of antennae and the primary antennae are smooth (could've made indications hinting at segmentation).
Still for some reason I really really like this figure. Perhaps Im still just excited about a non-TOOB/non-life cycle arthropod from Safari LTD.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on February 06, 2015, 09:49:52 PM
Its to bad they missed some details on the shrimp, so close and yet so far if you will. Even though it is very generic that shrimp looks so good I'm going to have to get one at some point.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on February 07, 2015, 02:36:54 AM
Okay, so a while ago (December!) I showed some new fish figures--3D printings.

Well now I have more!

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/xesii8uasvajrly/3d%20fish.JPG?dl=0)

The picture is pretty terrible, and I have a lot of clean up to do--but an elephant nose fish! A new sturgeon! And a paddlefish!

These please me greatly. The printer and material is not nearly the resolution of Shapeways, but hey, it cost $2 total because I bought the guy who printed them a coffee as thanks.

Eventually I will get brave and paint them all--I have the first bunch primed...
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 07, 2015, 02:49:02 AM
Okay, so a while ago (December!) I showed some new fish figures--3D printings.

Well now I have more!

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/k7pdbwh1wndsi2b/3d%20fish.JPG?dl=0)

The picture is pretty terrible, and I have a lot of clean up to do--but an elephant nose fish! A new sturgeon! And a paddlefish!

These please me greatly. The printer and material is not nearly the resolution of Shapeways, but hey, it cost $2 total because I bought the guy who printed them a coffee as thanks.

Eventually I will get brave and paint them all--I have the first bunch primed...

I received four Shapeways figures today (goliath beetle, Opabinia, treehopper, and orchid mantid) but will post images of before and after when I paint them. We should start a thread for Shapeways/3D printed figures, huh?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 07, 2015, 03:11:07 PM
Congrats, Sean & Blaine! :) I believe those 3d printed fish will look great once they're cleaned up and painted. Well, in case you think it's too much work... let's say I give you two cups of coffee for those? ;D
I received four Shapeways figures today (goliath beetle, Opabinia, treehopper, and orchid mantid) but will post images of before and after when I paint them. We should start a thread for Shapeways/3D printed figures, huh?
Is it a genuine Goliathus sp. or did you get that shapeways Mecynorhina oberthueri (I think it's offered as Goliath Beetle)? If so, this once was probably the most valued beetle species for insect collectors (a dried couple would have cost around $10.000 or so twenty years ago). Turned out it wasn't that rare after all and a month ago I've seen a beetle shop offering living specimens for 85 per couple. And, yes, I think a shapeways thread would be great. 8) But I have nothing to contribute, yet, so far all of my shapeways models are representing prehistoric animals.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 07, 2015, 03:20:06 PM
Congrats, Sean & Blaine! :) I believe those 3d printed fish will look great once they're cleaned up and painted. Well, in case you think it's too much work... let's say I give you two cups of coffee for those? ;D
I received four Shapeways figures today (goliath beetle, Opabinia, treehopper, and orchid mantid) but will post images of before and after when I paint them. We should start a thread for Shapeways/3D printed figures, huh?
Is it a genuine Goliathus sp. or did you get that shapeways Mecynorhina oberthueri (I think it's offered as Goliath Beetle)? If so, this once was probably the most valued beetle species for insect collectors (a dried couple would have cost around $10.000 or so twenty years ago). Turned out it wasn't that rare after all and a month ago I've seen a beetle shop offering living specimens for 85 per couple. And, yes, I think a shapeways thread would be great. 8) But I have nothing to contribute, yet, so far all of my shapeways models are representing prehistoric animals.

yes, it's Mecynorhina oberthueri; I use the term 'goliath' beetle for members of that tribe. The membracid is the shining star for me. Gonna try and paint it to look like Umbonia crassicornis: http://bugguide.net/node/view/158738/bgpage
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 07, 2015, 06:51:57 PM
today I received the Fragile World antlion larva. Sorry I am too lazy today to do the picture editing for Photobucket. Apparently, it was a limited edition of only 150 figures!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on February 07, 2015, 09:27:42 PM
Safari ltd. "coiled snake"
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/038/9/e/safari_ltd_coiled_snake_by_michell_vall-d8h1wzd.jpg)
(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/038/0/d/safari_ltd_coiled_snake_by_michell_vall-d8h1x0d.jpg)

I'm trying to find if its a cast or not, it certainly feels like one.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 07, 2015, 09:39:58 PM
I think the snake is cast, yes

Here is the aforementioned ant lion larva I was previously too lazy to image and edit lol:

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1423336517768_20150207_141455_zps3ekl0tkq.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1423336517768_20150207_141455_zps3ekl0tkq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 08, 2015, 09:11:31 AM
Congrats, stargatedalek & Blaine! :) The snake is obviously a cast like many older IC reptiles, too (including the big, retired IC Iguana). It's still available and officially named "Rough Green Snake (https://safariltd.com/products/view/incredible-creatures-rough-green-snake-figurines-257729)", i.e. Opheodry aestivus, although the snake it has been cast from must have been a different species since the dorsal scales are not keeled. The same sculpt also exists coloured as a Chain Kingsnake, Lampropeltis getula.
The antlion larva looks great, even better than the pillbug! 8)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on February 08, 2015, 02:29:50 PM
@Brontodocus, Thanks for the heads up ;)
I started touching it up last night and well at this point I've practically repainted the whole head, to bad the scales don't match but oh well.

@Bmathison1972, The ant lion sculpture looks very nice.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 09, 2015, 09:01:44 PM
Lovely Ant Lion  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 12, 2015, 11:36:50 AM
Finally I've got some 2015 releases by Safari Ltd and Science and Nature! ^-^
(http://scontent-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/t31.0-8/10960031_10205154488280091_447105643322301101_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 12, 2015, 12:51:53 PM
Nice, a kakapo!!!! Is this the only other figure other than a Yowie (not sure if there is a Yowie version but I assume there must be lol)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 12, 2015, 06:36:25 PM
Nice, a kakapo!!!! Is this the only other figure other than a Yowie (not sure if there is a Yowie version but I assume there must be lol)
Thanks, Blaine! :) While I don't know if a Yowies figure of a Kakapo exists, Furuta made one as part of their ChocoEgg "Funny Animals Series 7". I have that one, too:
(http://scontent-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/t31.0-8/289226_2285690420010_697254224_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on February 13, 2015, 03:34:39 AM
excellent new ones everyone!

some of my recent ones
Fame Master clown trigger
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/famemasterclowntriggerfish_zps92160ee3.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/famemasterclowntriggerfish_zps92160ee3.jpg.html)
Colorata zebra shark (my fourth)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratazebrashark_zps9f933927.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratazebrashark_zps9f933927.jpg.html)
a beautiful blue ringed octopus
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/blueringedoctopus2_zpsd2e2dd24.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/blueringedoctopus2_zpsd2e2dd24.jpg.html)
my second AAA green iggy
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAAgreeniguana2_zpsdc3565e1.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/AAAgreeniguana2_zpsdc3565e1.jpg.html)
Fame Master giant (or Galapagos?) tort
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/famemastergianttort2_zps3cc734f4.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/famemastergianttort2_zps3cc734f4.jpg.html)
my second Re-Ment hippo
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/re-menthippo1_zps1f6a103f.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/re-menthippo1_zps1f6a103f.jpg.html)
Papo greater kudu
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Papogreaterkudu2_zps9891e005.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Papogreaterkudu2_zps9891e005.jpg.html)
Safari Ltd Monterey Bay Aquarium sawfish
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/montereybayaquariumsawfish1_zps49528149.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/montereybayaquariumsawfish1_zps49528149.jpg.html)
more next time (still haven't taken pics of the Kaiyodos)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 13, 2015, 08:10:04 AM
Congrats, sauroid! :) Are the fins of the clown triggerfish partially translucent? Cool. 8) The octopus is misidentified by Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum, it's actually a Blue-lined Octopus, Hapalochlaena fasciata. I believe the "green iguana" is actually cast from some other lizard. As far as I know the figure does not have the "pearl", the enlarged scale on the cheek typical for Iguana iguana. I wonder if this wasn't cast from Physignathus cocincinus or a similar species, instead. The Colorata Zebra Shark is nice. I should get me the entire box, eventually.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sphyrna18 on February 13, 2015, 01:21:11 PM
The Colorata Zebra Shark is nice. I should get me the entire box, eventually.

The Zebra Shark comes from the long-retired Ocean Kingdom box; many of the species - in fact, I believe all of them except the Zebra Shark & Humpback Whale - wound up being re-released in the Sharks of the World and Marine Mammals of the World boxes, repectively, albeit with different sculpts. If you can find it, the Ocean Kingdom Beluga Whale is particularly nice; far superior to the MMOTW figure, imo.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 13, 2015, 01:51:09 PM
The Colorata Zebra Shark is nice. I should get me the entire box, eventually.

The Zebra Shark comes from the long-retired Ocean Kingdom box; many of the species - in fact, I believe all of them except the Zebra Shark & Humpback Whale - wound up being re-released in the Sharks of the World and Marine Mammals of the World boxes, repectively, albeit with different sculpts. If you can find it, the Ocean Kingdom Beluga Whale is particularly nice; far superior to the MMOTW figure, imo.
Aw, you're right, Chad, my bad... :-[ I thought it was part of their Sharks of the World box (which I don't have). But it isn't.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on February 13, 2015, 03:14:19 PM
thanks and yes Dr. Andre, the fins of the triggerfish are translucent. the "iguana" might have been cast from a common agamid species. i have most of the rest of the discontinued Colorata sharks. i will post pics asap.
(btw, is sphyrna18 also Chad from DTF?)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 13, 2015, 03:54:58 PM
thanks and yes Dr. Andre, the fins of the triggerfish are translucent. the "iguana" might have been cast from a common agamid species. i have most of the rest of the discontinued Colorata sharks. i will post pics asap.
(btw, is sphyrna18 also Chad from DTF?)
I also wondered if the 'iguana' was actually molded from an agamid...
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sphyrna18 on February 13, 2015, 08:27:31 PM
btw, is sphyrna18 also Chad from DTF?

Nope, sorry. I mostly just lurk on DTF, as I don't have anywhere near the level of knowledge about prehistoric life or as extensive a prehistoric collection as I do modern/extant fauna.  So I mostly just soak it up over on DTF...
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 15, 2015, 03:04:30 PM
Lovely acquisitions  ^-^. These are my Saint Valentine gifts of my girlfriend to me  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-02-14222432_zps1e9513e4.jpg)

Carnegie Diplodocus is really big  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on February 16, 2015, 10:29:56 AM
great new figures people.
a handful of my new ones
Colorata River life box set
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratariverlife3_zpse54f60a1.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratariverlife3_zpse54f60a1.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratariverlife5_zpsaf3ec4f7.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratariverlife5_zpsaf3ec4f7.jpg.html)
a quartet of spotted hyenas
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/spottedhyenas_zps38629e27.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/spottedhyenas_zps38629e27.jpg.html)
miscellaneous bugs
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/beetle1_zpsaaff5b47.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/beetle1_zpsaaff5b47.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/beetle3_zpsaf75140d.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/beetle3_zpsaf75140d.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/caterpillar1_zps402e1abd.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/caterpillar1_zps402e1abd.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/dragonfly2_zpseb880667.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/dragonfly2_zpseb880667.jpg.html)
old schleich hippos
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/schleichhippos2_zps969db137.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/schleichhippos2_zps969db137.jpg.html)
schleich female orang
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/schleichorang2_zpsf9e32163.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/schleichorang2_zpsf9e32163.jpg.html)
McDonalds wild boar
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/mcdowildboar1_zpse17704bc.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/mcdowildboar1_zpse17704bc.jpg.html)
schleich ostrich
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/schleichostrich2_zps6d496ad6.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/schleichostrich2_zps6d496ad6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 16, 2015, 01:13:02 PM
nice 'bugs'; does the dragonfly have a magnet? If so, it might be the Rement Figure, although it also looks (at this resolution) like the original Kaiyodo Choco Q Animatales one.
The caterpillar is interesting, looks like a papilionid larva with a sphingid spine  :o
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on February 16, 2015, 09:37:31 PM
great new figures people.
a handful of my new ones
Colorata River life box set
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratariverlife3_zpse54f60a1.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratariverlife3_zpse54f60a1.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratariverlife5_zpsaf3ec4f7.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratariverlife5_zpsaf3ec4f7.jpg.html)

That River Box set is a great one--you obviously got the original set, with the amphibians and less finny fishes. Did you get the booklet as well? It's almost strange if you did--almost no English, and far less involved than the current ones.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on February 17, 2015, 05:14:35 AM
yes i did
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratariverlife4_zpsd8fb4af6.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratariverlife4_zpsd8fb4af6.jpg.html)

"does the dragonfly have a magnet? If so, it might be the Rement Figure, although it also looks (at this resolution) like the original Kaiyodo Choco Q Animatales one."
yes it's the Kaiyodo animatales great dragonfly (Anogaster sieboldii) S3B. thanks.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 17, 2015, 09:07:41 AM
Congrats, sauroid! 8) The retired Colorata River Life box is phantastic! Sadly, I only have the salamander from that box.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 17, 2015, 11:57:15 AM
Colorata box are awesome  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: radioactive347 on February 18, 2015, 10:41:42 PM
Today I got the Safari Ltd. Bug Tube and the Papo Chimera and Red Dragon.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on February 19, 2015, 01:24:44 AM
yes i did
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratariverlife4_zpsd8fb4af6.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratariverlife4_zpsd8fb4af6.jpg.html)

"does the dragonfly have a magnet? If so, it might be the Rement Figure, although it also looks (at this resolution) like the original Kaiyodo Choco Q Animatales one."
yes it's the Kaiyodo animatales great dragonfly (Anogaster sieboldii) S3B. thanks.

Not bad--but I was asking if you had the original booklet:

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/9mumwszzf9tdyba/Colorata%20River%20Life%20%20original.JPG?dl=0)

That's old-school Colorata! There are about 10 English words total, the only way to know what anything was is using the Latin names; it folds out instead of being a book; and as is clear, it's not even the fancy colour design, just the green-and-white.

Which gave some extra challenges. Someday I may get the revised set just for the flashier figures, the bases for everything, and the better booklet.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on February 19, 2015, 06:51:22 AM
oh too bad, it would have been much cooler/better if i got that booklet instead. thanks for the pic/info sbell.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 19, 2015, 07:54:59 PM
oh too bad, it would have been much cooler/better if i got that booklet instead. thanks for the pic/info sbell.

I agree with sauroid; older and simpler is better than new and flashy :). Although I suppose both would be good for collectors of the catalogues/package inserts.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on February 19, 2015, 09:21:10 PM
oh too bad, it would have been much cooler/better if i got that booklet instead. thanks for the pic/info sbell.

I agree with sauroid; older and simpler is better than new and flashy :). Although I suppose both would be good for collectors of the catalogues/package inserts.

Perhaps--but a little bit of English is good too--the old ones are clearly meant for Japanese consumers only.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on February 20, 2015, 07:25:56 AM
The Colorata Zebra Shark is nice. I should get me the entire box, eventually.

The Zebra Shark comes from the long-retired Ocean Kingdom box; many of the species - in fact, I believe all of them except the Zebra Shark & Humpback Whale - wound up being re-released in the Sharks of the World and Marine Mammals of the World boxes, repectively, albeit with different sculpts. If you can find it, the Ocean Kingdom Beluga Whale is particularly nice; far superior to the MMOTW figure, imo.
there are also Colorata sharks/cetaceans that dont have the copyright year, same size as the 2002 ones but with slightly different sculpt and paint (i.e. whale shark, commerson's dolphin, scalloped hammerhead, orca, bottlenosed dolphin, etc.).
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/colorata2002whaleshark_zps880bc385.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/colorata2002whaleshark_zps880bc385.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/colorata2002scallopedhammerheadshark_zpsa70f6aa1.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/colorata2002scallopedhammerheadshark_zpsa70f6aa1.jpg.html)

all the 2002 sharks
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/colorata2002sharks_zpsd5104e4a.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/colorata2002sharks_zpsd5104e4a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on February 20, 2015, 02:00:10 PM
oh too bad, it would have been much cooler/better if i got that booklet instead. thanks for the pic/info sbell.

I should say, if you are in need of it, I could always be open to a trade--if you have a spare Animal Kaiser Torpedo Ray around or something! ;)

And I just received a parcel from Brett, so I'll be getting to that later!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on February 20, 2015, 02:58:53 PM
well, i can live without that booklet for now haha. tho if you still want it, i have a spare zebra shark, but it isnt in perfect state (has a small smudge on the belly), but would prefer multiple trades like four and up to save on shipping. :)

Colorata Marine Mammals boxed set
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratamarinemammalsboxset2_zps3e7c9827.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratamarinemammalsboxset2_zps3e7c9827.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on February 20, 2015, 05:04:24 PM
well, i can live without that booklet for now haha. tho if you still want it, i have a spare zebra shark, but it isnt in perfect state (has a small smudge on the belly), but would prefer multiple trades like four and up to save on shipping. :)

Colorata Marine Mammals boxed set
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/coloratamarinemammalsboxset2_zps3e7c9827.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/coloratamarinemammalsboxset2_zps3e7c9827.jpg.html)

Actually, part of my Brett parcel was 2 of the zebra sharks (+2 each of the 2002 Hammerheads and Bullheads).

And the entire Ueno zoo Colorata set in box (although not new). Which means I now have spares of the Okapi, Aye-Aye and Styan's Red Panda.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 21, 2015, 11:14:39 AM
All those wonderful Coloratas... 8) Didn't even know about the variants, those two Whale Sharks sauroid posted seem to be quite different, indeed, especially the first dorsal looks different.

I just received a parcel from Japan! ^-^
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t31.0-8/10974583_10205216165181975_8908371804981020079_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on February 21, 2015, 02:20:43 PM
If I may ask (I'm considering getting some) what material are the recent Yujin lizards made of?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 21, 2015, 03:21:56 PM
I just received five figures from the DeAgostini World Insect Data Book. For those of you that are unfamiliar, there are 60 figures; 59 large scarabaeoid beetles and one dragonfly. I wasnt going to pursue this series because 1) I have tons of large scarabaeoids and 2) they can be expensive.

About half the series is available on eBay now, for $25 a figure. I did start with five figures. However, after seeing them, I might find myself on eBay every other month or so adding a few at a time. These beetles are beyond amazing figures. And they came in cool display boxes.

In fact, I am still deciding if I'll leave them in their boxes or take them out  ??? ??? ???

The five I bought and the reasons:
1) dragonfly, Anax parthenope julius--had to get this, as the solo non-scarab
2) rhino beetle, Dynastes granti -- a personal favorite as I used to collect them back in my home state of Arizona
3) three beetles that are not commonly represented as toys: stag beetle, Lamprima adolphinae; rhino beetle, Golofa pizzaro; rhino beetle, Trichogomphus lunicollis (a new genus for me)

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1424531568365_20150221_101215_zpstbtdxfa2.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1424531568365_20150221_101215_zpstbtdxfa2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 21, 2015, 04:22:18 PM
Congrats, Blaine! :) I knew you'd like the DeAgostini insects, they're wonderful. I don't have the Lamprima adolphinae and Golofa pizarro, though. You should try to get the Dynastes hercules, Megasoma mars, and Goliathus orientalis, those are my favourites. I once bought over 40 used figures from YAJ and they were quite cheap but some boxes were broken. I have taken most of them out of their boxes but I've been thinking about putting them into an insect frame. The figures are fixed with screws so you may take the figures out but put them back later, too.

If I may ask (I'm considering getting some) what material are the recent Yujin lizards made of?
Thanks, stargatedalek, they are not Yujin but the Kitan Club Nature Techni Colour Mono Lizard set. The set is a few years old but it seems it has been rereleased. They are a bit more detailed than the Yujin figures but they are pliable, soft plastic, too. :) Here's an overview by Helge/postsaurischian: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=59.msg5818#msg5818
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on February 21, 2015, 05:08:35 PM
Thanks for the info and link, I'll definitely have to get myself some ;)

Congrats on the insects you guys, they look great! In a frame it would be nigh impossible to tell they weren't the real deal.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 21, 2015, 06:32:11 PM
BTW the entire deAgostini set can be seen here: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~CH2M-NITU/widtbooke.htm

there are actually 4 additional figures, secrets representing females of select scarabs.

My wish list species are the Goliathus, Chelorrhina, and Lucanus cervus (the last of which is still avail on eBay).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 23, 2015, 10:46:12 PM
And some Papo & Safari Ltd came in today! :)
(http://scontent-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10858473_10205235044733952_7990336194702146967_n.jpg?oh=deae706f23fb53a98ed92e8d3da32795&oe=55877672)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 23, 2015, 11:05:57 PM
Nice partner
 
(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-02-22200519_zps07595234.jpg)

They are my last of this last saturday.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on February 25, 2015, 02:31:19 PM
very cool new figures!
mine:
Enoshima Aquarium
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/enoshima%20aquarium%203_zpsohurss2u.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/enoshima%20aquarium%203_zpsohurss2u.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/enoshima%20aquarium%204_zpsukd9qrbj.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/enoshima%20aquarium%204_zpsukd9qrbj.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/enoshima%20aquarium%202_zpsybt5fp48.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/enoshima%20aquarium%202_zpsybt5fp48.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/enoshima%20aquarium%201_zpstu7rbjyh.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/enoshima%20aquarium%201_zpstu7rbjyh.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/enoshima%20aquarium%205_zpsgoewe31c.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/enoshima%20aquarium%205_zpsgoewe31c.jpg.html)
various japanese brands (Kaiyodo, Tomy-ARTS, Kitan etc.)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Kaiyodo%20birds%201_zpswgveoox4.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Kaiyodo%20birds%201_zpswgveoox4.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/T-ARTS%20flounder_zps0y4tdnq3.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/T-ARTS%20flounder_zps0y4tdnq3.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/kitan%20frog%201_zpsynvv1vsr.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/kitan%20frog%201_zpsynvv1vsr.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/veiled%20chameleon%201_zps0cdsgwme.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/veiled%20chameleon%201_zps0cdsgwme.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gecko%202_zpsbrknjclu.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gecko%202_zpsbrknjclu.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/skink%201_zpseww4h2g8.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/skink%201_zpseww4h2g8.jpg.html)
Bullyland hedgehog
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/bullyland%20hedgehog%201_zpsgripmw0v.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/bullyland%20hedgehog%201_zpsgripmw0v.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 25, 2015, 06:00:05 PM
Lovely Enoshima Aquarium figures  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 25, 2015, 10:27:25 PM
Congrats, Jetoar & sauroid! :) Yes, those Enoshima Aquarium bottlecaps are wonderful. Funny to see some Yujin lizards, too, since a few days ago I finally took photos of some Yujin lizards which I had for three years now.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 27, 2015, 11:12:19 PM
my very first, and to my knowledge the only, toy soft tick (Argasidae), courtesy of stargatedalek. It was made by PlayVisions in 1996. Interestingly, it is mis-identified on the bottom as a 'chigger'. Not only is the morphology not c/w a chigger, but chiggers (Trombiculidae) are only parasitic in the larval stage, which has only 3 pairs of legs. It's funny a company would invest in the detail of several ectoparasites, only to mis-label one (or more?) of them??? The set also included, at least, a flea, head louse, pubic louse, hard tick, bed bug, and scabies mite. Now to get the rest...

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1425078451661_20150227_180716_zpsobixlzsg.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1425078451661_20150227_180716_zpsobixlzsg.jpg.html)

P.S. Stars...your package will be put together this weekend. The hard part for me is finding time to get to the post office...soon though I promise :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on February 28, 2015, 01:57:15 AM
Good to see it arrived intact, and so soon! Did that postal bag end up being a good packing (I've never used them before)?

Took a quick stop at Value Village today, and I got a pretty interesting mixed lot from some of the grab bags.

(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/058/3/e/camel_safari_ltd_by_michell_vall-d8jrimh.jpg)
Safari ltd "camel", honestly I'm not especially interested in this one, it just happened to be in the bag with the JPTLW pteranodon.

(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/058/f/7/hen_and_goose_safari_ltd_by_michell_vall-d8jrilq.jpg)
Han and goose Safari ltd. These two are actually pretty nice, over-sized feet aside.

(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/058/7/f/metal_cicada_by_michell_vall-d8jril8.jpg)
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/058/4/7/metal_cicada_by_michell_vall-d8jrikj.jpg)
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/058/3/e/metal_cicada_by_michell_vall-d8jrik1.jpg)
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/058/7/6/metal_cicada_by_michell_vall-d8jrijh.jpg)
This metal cicada was a very nice surprise. Odd to find in a toy grab bag, but its far from the weirdest thing I've seen accidentally(?) tossed into a toy bag (that honor goes to a mounted chicken head in very poor condition, which I found last summer, didn't buy it however).

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/058/d/0/tree_frog_toy_major_by_michell_vall-d8jriip.jpg)
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/058/a/4/tree_frog_toy_major_by_michell_vall-d8jriia.jpg)
"Tree frog", "by" Toy Major, the reason I use "by" is that Toy Major has done a number of bootleg products over the years, and I don't feel like they deserve the benefit of the doubt at this point. The outermost toe on the left hind foot is damaged.

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/058/7/7/lizards_by_michell_vall-d8jrihp.jpg)
Another pair of mystery lizards, man I have so many of these things now. I have probably about a half dozen of that gecko, and at lest 3 (now 4) of the other. There's an anole and a generic green and grey lizard that are often sold alongside these two.

(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2015/058/6/f/bugs_by_michell_vall-d8jrih1.jpg)
(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/058/f/7/bee_finger_thingy_by_michell_vall-d8jrigc.jpg)
Some rather generic insects (and an arachnid). The shield bug while highly generic is rather nicely detailed, and the bee is a um... finger... thingy...

(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/058/2/4/pokemonz_by_michell_vall-d8jrifr.jpg)
A few new pokemon to add to my small selection of pokefigs. What do you mean they aren't really animals.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 28, 2015, 11:32:02 AM
Congrats, Blaine & Stargatedalek! :) The pose of the Toy Major frog looks somewhat familiar although I cannot say of which other brand's figure it really reminds me.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on February 28, 2015, 01:57:51 PM
stuff i got during the past months that i forgot to post before
the classic Papo white rhinoceros
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Papo%20rhino%201_zpsenet84jh.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Papo%20rhino%201_zpsenet84jh.jpg.html)
Kaiyodo natural monuments of Japan horseshoe crab
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi001/kaiyodo%20natural%20monuments%20horseshoe%20crab%202_zpsme6cpbem.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi001/kaiyodo%20natural%20monuments%20horseshoe%20crab%202_zpsme6cpbem.jpg.html)
Safari Ltd sawfish (the Monterey Bay Aquarium series sawfish is the same mold)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi001/safari%20ltd%20sawfish%201_zps7bvfuxqb.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi001/safari%20ltd%20sawfish%201_zps7bvfuxqb.jpg.html)
Kaiyodo box lobster
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi007/kaiyodo%20box%20lobster%201_zpshiwo7rpf.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi007/kaiyodo%20box%20lobster%201_zpshiwo7rpf.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 28, 2015, 07:11:04 PM
I just got these three really cool diorama bases/settings.

They are only 9" wide and 5" tall, so they are designed for gashapon-sized figures (maybe small critters by other name brands, such as small birds, rodents, invertebrates). There are 'cliffs' and layers to maximize occupancy, but they cannot take too many or too big of figures.

The base, rocks and logs are painted foam; the plants are plastic. I have three habitats. One is all terrestrial with a rotting log. One is terrestrial but has a small stream of water. The third is half above/half under water (great for freshwater critters). They also have a clear plastic cover, so you can make a permanent/long term display and keep is safe from dust, etc.

I will be using this for 'Recent Acquisitions' and walk-arounds :). Plus any taxonomic threads!!!

terrestrial:

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1425150186029_20150228_140153_zps8tjclqnq.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1425150186029_20150228_140153_zps8tjclqnq.jpg.html)

with stream:

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1425150175250_20150228_140226_zpsi57e8rb7.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1425150175250_20150228_140226_zpsi57e8rb7.jpg.html)

half land/half water:

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1425150187854_20150228_140211_zpsxjl1w2gi.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1425150187854_20150228_140211_zpsxjl1w2gi.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 28, 2015, 07:53:24 PM
Congrats, sauroid & Blaine! :) Blaine, those are awesome! :o 8) I think for many of your figures they are the perfect photo display. Now you have to tell us where you got those.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 28, 2015, 07:54:51 PM
Congrats, sauroid & Blaine! :) Blaine, those are awesome! :o 8) I think for many of your figures they are the perfect photo display. Now you have to tell us where you got those.

Brett in NJ ordered them from JAUCE via his contact in Japan. There was a fourth one too that I didnt get. They may still be there?!?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on February 28, 2015, 07:59:20 PM
Ah, I was wondering if they came from Japan. Just the kind of mini diorama I'd be looking for, too. :) I know I can make things like that myself but it will be very time consuming.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on February 28, 2015, 09:50:53 PM
Dioramas are one of the best acquistions  ;).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on March 01, 2015, 03:22:24 AM
Ah, I was wondering if they came from Japan. Just the kind of mini diorama I'd be looking for, too. :) I know I can make things like that myself but it will be very time consuming.

I'd seen them them on YAJ. Too much $$ for me, although they are very cool.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on March 03, 2015, 04:20:50 PM
My last acquistions of a flea market.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-03-02%2012.36.17_zpsrv35x5g4.jpg)

 :)).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on March 03, 2015, 06:46:24 PM
cool stuff jetoar

mine:
kaiyodos
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi008/kaiyodo%20tsushima%20leopard%20kitten_zpsi41ntoga.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi008/kaiyodo%20tsushima%20leopard%20kitten_zpsi41ntoga.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi008/kaiyodo%20siberian%20chipmunk_zpsdh9cdukd.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi008/kaiyodo%20siberian%20chipmunk_zpsdh9cdukd.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi008/kaiyodo%20ornate%20horned%20tadpole%20variants%201_zpslkmqbrjb.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi008/kaiyodo%20ornate%20horned%20tadpole%20variants%201_zpslkmqbrjb.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi008/kaiyodo%20oriental%20shorthair%20tabby_zpshi7vjmoh.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi008/kaiyodo%20oriental%20shorthair%20tabby_zpshi7vjmoh.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi008/kaiyodo%20mongolian%20gerbil%20siamese%20and%20red_zpsaybbg8yx.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi008/kaiyodo%20mongolian%20gerbil%20siamese%20and%20red_zpsaybbg8yx.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi008/kaiyodo%20manchurian%20hedgehog_zpsgw7zqw2r.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi008/kaiyodo%20manchurian%20hedgehog_zpsgw7zqw2r.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi008/kaiyodo%20japanese%20field%20mouse%201_zps4cltjc0g.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi008/kaiyodo%20japanese%20field%20mouse%201_zps4cltjc0g.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi008/kaiyodo%20gettingen%20mini%20pig_zps62z5chls.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi008/kaiyodo%20gettingen%20mini%20pig_zps62z5chls.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi008/kaiyodo%20flemish%20giant%20rabbit%201_zps4qf32lua.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi008/kaiyodo%20flemish%20giant%20rabbit%201_zps4qf32lua.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi008/kaiyodo%20chinchilla_zpsfgj4cggu.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi008/kaiyodo%20chinchilla_zpsfgj4cggu.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi008/kaiyodo%20brown%20cicada%201_zpsujd3yjjf.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi008/kaiyodo%20brown%20cicada%201_zpsujd3yjjf.jpg.html)
Yujin and Epoch
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi008/yujin%20sleeping%20corgi%202_zpsfyfuf3vk.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi008/yujin%20sleeping%20corgi%202_zpsfyfuf3vk.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi008/epoch%20jap%20fw%20crab%201_zpsrqylr0ks.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi008/epoch%20jap%20fw%20crab%201_zpsrqylr0ks.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi008/epoch%20harlequin%20shrimp_zpsjqwcakci.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi008/epoch%20harlequin%20shrimp_zpsjqwcakci.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on March 03, 2015, 06:46:58 PM
Jetoar, you go to flea markets so often...how come you don't have more toy fleas?  :o :P :o >:D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on March 03, 2015, 06:48:08 PM
hey sauroid, those Epoch crustaceans are nice. I have all but one in the series (the soldier crab)...BUT it is currently en route to me from Brett :). So soon the set will be complete
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on March 03, 2015, 06:53:16 PM
looking forward to seeing your complete Epoch crustacean set bmathison. :)

Jetoar needs this (flea by K)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Kflea2_zps1e21f27e.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Kflea2_zps1e21f27e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on March 03, 2015, 07:16:21 PM
looking forward to seeing your complete Epoch crustacean set bmathison. :)

Jetoar needs this (flea by K)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/Kflea2_zps1e21f27e.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/Kflea2_zps1e21f27e.jpg.html)

I have that flea, or something very similar. It is (mine is) by the Groovy Tubes book called, 'Bug Blast!'
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on March 03, 2015, 09:35:58 PM
looking forward to seeing your complete Epoch crustacean set bmathison. :)

Jetoar needs this (flea by K)

I have that flea, or something very similar. It is (mine is) by the Groovy Tubes book called, 'Bug Blast!'

'K' is indeed the brand marker used by the Groovy Toob figures.

cool stuff jetoar
mine:

So when are you finally getting another Animal Kaiser Torpedo Ray (I've had no luck tracking one down)? My shelves look so empty without it!  ;)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on March 05, 2015, 12:41:34 PM
i will let you know asap sbell (im currenty searching for my spare animal kaiser torpedo ray)

some miscellaneous figures i got recently
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi010/bullyland%20seagull%201_zpsey4i9ij5.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi010/bullyland%20seagull%201_zpsey4i9ij5.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi010/collecta%20mallard%20duck%201_zpsed18ob4h.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi010/collecta%20mallard%20duck%201_zpsed18ob4h.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi010/safari%20ltd%20mallard%20duck%201_zpstkzic2d6.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi010/safari%20ltd%20mallard%20duck%201_zpstkzic2d6.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi010/safari%20ltd%20hippo%20calf_zpspzq1504c.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi010/safari%20ltd%20hippo%20calf_zpspzq1504c.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi010/safari%20ltd%20red%20panda%202_zpsl4d9en6c.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi010/safari%20ltd%20red%20panda%202_zpsl4d9en6c.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi010/schleich%20gavial%202_zpsnv6cbnmx.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi010/schleich%20gavial%202_zpsnv6cbnmx.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi010/schleich%20gazelle%20and%20calf%201_zpso8tnvbha.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi010/schleich%20gazelle%20and%20calf%201_zpso8tnvbha.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi010/schleich%20ibex%201_zps5cku3lum.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi010/schleich%20ibex%201_zps5cku3lum.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi010/schleich%20gnu%201_zpshksvxpub.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi010/schleich%20gnu%201_zpshksvxpub.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi010/schleich%20moose%20calf_zpsa9ngbpzg.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi010/schleich%20moose%20calf_zpsa9ngbpzg.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi010/schleich%20old%20gorilla%201_zpsrfkxlwsx.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi010/schleich%20old%20gorilla%201_zpsrfkxlwsx.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi010/schleich%20old%20zebra%201_zpsdlwqnl6g.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi010/schleich%20old%20zebra%201_zpsdlwqnl6g.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi010/schleich%20panda%20and%20cubs%202_zpstq1ybt0j.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi010/schleich%20panda%20and%20cubs%202_zpstq1ybt0j.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi010/schleich%20peregrine%20falcon%202_zpsws641dhh.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi010/schleich%20peregrine%20falcon%202_zpsws641dhh.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi010/schleich%20polar%20bear%20cub_zps8r7ahdyz.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi010/schleich%20polar%20bear%20cub_zps8r7ahdyz.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi010/schleich%20white%20tailed%20buck%201_zpsf7uxy0zf.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi010/schleich%20white%20tailed%20buck%201_zpsf7uxy0zf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on March 07, 2015, 09:31:13 PM
Lots of new critters for Blaine (courtesy of Brett):

First, a large vinyl deep-sea marine isopod. Not sure of the manufacturer, and while not as detailed as the recent Kitan Club figure, it's still very well done (and cheaper). Here it is next to one of my running shoes for comparison:

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1425762816780_20150307_161256_zpsknud45ka.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1425762816780_20150307_161256_zpsknud45ka.jpg.html)

Next 3 caterpillars that appear to be similar to the PlayVisions (and/or their knockoffs). The papers said they were from a company(?) called Beam. Not sure if that is a manufacturer or a distributer but a Google search of their website shows some interesting animals (see: http://beam.p-kit.com/).

There were no species names, but one appears to be the pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor. Another appears to be a danaine, but not necessarily D. plexippus. I will have to snoop around to confirm the species. I have several of the PV line and they may have names on them.

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1425762818658_20150307_161216_zpsolty3jce.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1425762818658_20150307_161216_zpsolty3jce.jpg.html)

Third, a couple cool crabs. The spider crab (Macrocheira kaempferi) is by Kitan Club Nature Techni Colour from their Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan line. I was previously unaware of this figure. The soldier crab (Miclyria sp.) is by Epoch. I need to check but I am pretty sure this completes the Epoch crustacean set for me (minus a color variant of G. dehanni)!

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1425762823037_20150307_161132_zpssrkgcs2z.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1425762823037_20150307_161132_zpssrkgcs2z.jpg.html)

Lastly, the Japanese hornet (Vespa mandarina) by Kaiyodo Choco Q Animatales (original line) and a cerambycid (thinking Batocera rufomaculata? Thoughts Andre?) by Takara TOMY (another of the large, semi-soft figures). The Kaiyodo wasp is, I believe, better than their recent one in the insect pests set! Also....this wasp is the LAST of the original Choco Q Animatales arthropods for me to get!!!! A milestone accomplished.  Well, techincially I still need one color variant of the crab, Geophthusa dehanni, but I'm not overly concerned about that.

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1425762820860_20150307_161157_zpsyu9pxswl.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1425762820860_20150307_161157_zpsyu9pxswl.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on March 08, 2015, 11:56:39 AM
Congrats, Jetoar, sauroid, and Blaine! :) The Bathynomus looks nice. I think I've seen it on YAJ, is this the one that comes in different colours?
Lastly, the Japanese hornet (Vespa mandarina) by Kaiyodo Choco Q Animatales (original line) and a cerambycid (thinking Batocera rufomaculata? Thoughts Andre?) by Takara TOMY (another of the large, semi-soft figures). The Kaiyodo wasp is, I believe, better than their recent one in the insect pests set! Also....this wasp is the LAST of the original Choco Q Animatales arthropods for me to get!!!! A milestone accomplished.  Well, techincially I still need one color variant of the crab, Geophthusa dehanni, but I'm not overly concerned about that.
The beetle looks indeed like Batocera rufomaculata. So I guess this is an alternate colour version of the Batocera lineolata figure by T-A.R.T.S?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on March 08, 2015, 12:38:31 PM
Really wonderful acquisitions  :o.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on March 08, 2015, 12:50:39 PM
The beetle looks indeed like Batocera rufomaculata. So I guess this is an alternate colour version of the Batocera lineolata figure by T-A.R.T.S?

yes, the two Batocera are the same sculpt, just different paint jobs. They were released in different years, with the B. lineolata in 2011 and the B. rufomaculata in 2004. They are also paired with slightly different scarabaeoids. The 2011 set may have been a re-release or anniversary set.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on March 08, 2015, 03:41:04 PM
cool arthropods!

my new ones:
Epoch horseshoe crab
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi012/Epoch%20horseshoe%20crab%201_zpsdfyljxdr.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi012/Epoch%20horseshoe%20crab%201_zpsdfyljxdr.jpg.html)
does anyone know what these are? (brand etc.)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi012/flying%20lemur%201_zpspcgvfsk3.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi012/flying%20lemur%201_zpspcgvfsk3.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi014/bat%202_zpskzjjuffe.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi014/bat%202_zpskzjjuffe.jpg.html)
Colorata that have no base/rods
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi014/colorata%20tuna%202_zps6xh9j4dz.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi014/colorata%20tuna%202_zps6xh9j4dz.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi014/Colorata%20piracucu%202_zpsh5h2io3t.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi014/Colorata%20piracucu%202_zpsh5h2io3t.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi014/colorata%20giant%20mekong%20catfish%201_zpskifsvmnc.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi014/colorata%20giant%20mekong%20catfish%201_zpskifsvmnc.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi014/colorata%20dolphinfish%201_zpsrnlte2is.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi014/colorata%20dolphinfish%201_zpsrnlte2is.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi014/colorata%20coelacanth%201_zpsxj74kl2s.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi014/colorata%20coelacanth%201_zpsxj74kl2s.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi014/colorata%20bowhead%20whale%201_zps9qmmsqfj.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi014/colorata%20bowhead%20whale%201_zps9qmmsqfj.jpg.html)
snowy owls
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi014/snowy%20owl%202_zpspwxkiiyj.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi014/snowy%20owl%202_zpspwxkiiyj.jpg.html)
Bandai tiger
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi014/tiger%201_zpsvcqnannn.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi014/tiger%201_zpsvcqnannn.jpg.html)
S.H. sea mammals that were inspired by Colorata's marine mammals (these arent direct copies)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi014/S.H.%20sea%20mammals%202_zpsxsh9ex5x.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi014/S.H.%20sea%20mammals%202_zpsxsh9ex5x.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi014/S.H.%20sea%20mammals%201_zpspxwkibmy.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi014/S.H.%20sea%20mammals%201_zpspxwkibmy.jpg.html)
storks
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi014/storks_zps1weoiybo.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi014/storks_zps1weoiybo.jpg.html)
NBGI great white shark
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi014/NBGI%20great%20white%20shark%201_zpsa3jmwlh0.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi014/NBGI%20great%20white%20shark%201_zpsa3jmwlh0.jpg.html)
Safari Ltd. sea lions
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi014/safari%20ltd%20mini%20sea%20lions_zps3avclc3y.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi014/safari%20ltd%20mini%20sea%20lions_zps3avclc3y.jpg.html)
harp seals
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi014/harp%20seals_zps8vu0gfol.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi014/harp%20seals_zps8vu0gfol.jpg.html)
others
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi014/squid_zpseynt4n5q.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi014/squid_zpseynt4n5q.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi014/sea%20turtles_zpszturiqfg.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi014/sea%20turtles_zpszturiqfg.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi014/sea%20horses_zps1vbr3zah.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi014/sea%20horses_zps1vbr3zah.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi014/penguins_zps3sv69p5r.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi014/penguins_zps3sv69p5r.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi014/oranda_zpszirjjqup.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi014/oranda_zpszirjjqup.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on March 08, 2015, 05:32:33 PM
Nice, sauroid. That horseshoe crab is also part of the Epoch 'crustaceans' set (even though it's not a crustacean).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on March 08, 2015, 05:49:03 PM
thanks :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on March 14, 2015, 09:00:35 AM
Great newcomers, sauroid!  :) The Pangasianodon gigas from the first Fossil Fish box is one of my favourite Colorata figures.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on March 21, 2015, 01:02:20 PM
My last acquisitions  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-03-19%2021.57.08_zpsle1kooav.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-03-20%2015.07.01_zpslgcqxej8.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on March 21, 2015, 04:59:13 PM
Great acquisitions!
Looks like that poor python(?) has just been involved in an attack by a rodent during live feeding.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on March 21, 2015, 05:18:03 PM
Great acquisitions!
Looks like that poor python(?) has just been involved in an attack by a rodent during live feeding.

It's a boa. And yeah, having seen the in store, Schleich carved the dark patterning into the model, which is a weird choice since simple painting would be easier. And less disturbing (see 'rodent chewing').

The other snakes are decent, and the hyena is great (other than the teeth are a bit indistinct, but I went over that in my walkaround).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on March 22, 2015, 01:41:01 PM
Congrats, Jetoar!  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on March 22, 2015, 03:14:20 PM
Thanks partners, new snakes are really good  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on March 26, 2015, 01:37:53 AM
Package arrived the other day from bmathison1972 (thanks again!). He was so kind to throw in a few Yowies free of charge!

(http://img04.deviantart.net/20f6/i/2015/084/c/9/yowies_mammals_by_michell_vall-d8n4pst.jpg)
ring tailed lemur, wallaby, and brush tailed phascogale
(http://img13.deviantart.net/b210/i/2015/084/2/e/yowies_sea_hare_by_michell_vall-d8n4pq2.jpg)
sea hare
(http://img04.deviantart.net/e498/i/2015/084/9/5/yowies_sponge_crab_by_michell_vall-d8n4pon.jpg)
(http://img10.deviantart.net/7583/i/2015/084/e/2/yowies_sponge_crab_by_michell_vall-d8n4pn5.jpg)
sponge crab, the sponge comes on and off and its so cute :3
(http://img14.deviantart.net/8e79/i/2015/084/d/0/yowies_blue_ring_octopus_by_michell_vall-d8n4pke.jpg)
(http://img02.deviantart.net/ae09/i/2015/084/4/3/yowies_blue_ring_octopus_by_michell_vall-d8n4plo.jpg)
blue ringed octopus
(http://img01.deviantart.net/92dd/i/2015/084/c/c/yowies_pipefish_by_michell_vall-d8n4pro.jpg)
(http://img02.deviantart.net/f34d/i/2015/084/a/a/yowies_pipefish_by_michell_vall-d8n4pqy.jpg)
my personal favorite of the bunch, ornate pipefish

Next are the two Kaiyodo, an ogrefish and a squid
(http://pre03.deviantart.net/cf03/th/pre/i/2015/084/3/4/kaiyodo_ogrefish_by_michell_vall-d8n4ovn.jpg)
(http://img14.deviantart.net/1ab9/i/2015/084/d/3/kaiyodo_ogrefish_and_snailfish_by_michell_vall-d8n4oui.jpg)
ogrefish, I'm glad to have another (in addition to the snailfish and seapig) from the deep sea line
(http://img15.deviantart.net/79ea/i/2015/084/c/d/kaiyodo_squid_and_pompano_by_michell_vall-d8n4owv.jpg)
this squid was giving some difficulties with identification, but having it in hand I can say its definitely Kaiyodo, its base is identical to my Alectic ciliaris (pompano), does anyone know the species? (it didn't have a bottlecap)

Now for the highlight(s), F-toys stag beetles! Every limb and and two joints of the thorax are poseable. I absolutely love this little things. If anyone knows the species names for me I'd be very grateful.
(http://img01.deviantart.net/37f2/i/2015/084/e/0/f_toys_stag_beetles_by_michell_vall-d8n4pbw.jpg)
(http://img14.deviantart.net/03b4/i/2015/084/0/d/f_toys_stag_beetle_by_michell_vall-d8n4pe0.jpg)
(http://img03.deviantart.net/798b/i/2015/084/b/0/f_toys_stag_beetle_by_michell_vall-d8n4pj4.jpg)
(http://img11.deviantart.net/7582/i/2015/084/0/f/f_toys_stag_beetle_by_michell_vall-d8n4p8a.jpg)
(http://img10.deviantart.net/72d1/i/2015/084/3/7/f_toys_stag_beetle_by_michell_vall-d8n4paf.jpg)
(http://img12.deviantart.net/ff01/i/2015/084/b/3/f_toys_stag_beetle_by_michell_vall-d8n4p9q.jpg)
(http://img14.deviantart.net/f4b1/i/2015/084/a/0/f_toys_stag_beetle_by_michell_vall-d8n4p90.jpg)
(http://img10.deviantart.net/b926/i/2015/084/2/4/f_toys_stag_beetle_by_michell_vall-d8n4p7a.jpg)
(http://img11.deviantart.net/633c/i/2015/084/6/4/f_toys_stag_beetle_by_michell_vall-d8n4p5c.jpg)
(http://img04.deviantart.net/cc4d/i/2015/084/8/8/f_toys_stag_beetle_by_michell_vall-d8n4p3q.jpg)
(http://img13.deviantart.net/7a72/i/2015/084/b/6/f_toys_stag_beetle_by_michell_vall-d8n4p2y.jpg)
(http://pre14.deviantart.net/feda/th/pre/i/2015/084/9/f/f_toys_stag_beetle_by_michell_vall-d8n4p08.jpg)
I regret not getting better pics of the last one.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on March 26, 2015, 02:43:08 AM
For whatever reason, I have the squid from that set as Loligo edulis, the swordtip squid. It might have been listed on a paper when I got the set. But I've also seen it listed as a Humboldt squid. However, on the Arkones set page (http://www.megacom.net/~arkones/waqua2.html) which tends to be fairly good at representing what was on the original papers, it is named as Loligo edulis as well. Although apparently the genus should now be known as Uroteuthis, according to Wikipedia.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Rousettus on March 26, 2015, 07:56:07 AM
Sauroid, that bat looks like the Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Japanese House Bat if you are still looking for an ID. I would take a pic of mine to show the base if my camera wasn't being ridiculous..  :-\
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on March 26, 2015, 08:56:56 AM
Congrats, stargatedalek! :) The F-toys beetles in your group photo are from left to right: 1 & 2 Samurai Helmet Beetle (this is a Japanese rhinoceros beetle rather than a stag beetle), Trypoxylus dichotomus = Allomyrina dichotoma; 3 Dorcus hopei binodulosus = D. curvidens binodulosus; 4 Lucanus maculifemoratus; 5 Prosopocoilus inclinatus.
For whatever reason, I have the squid from that set as Loligo edulis, the swordtip squid. It might have been listed on a paper when I got the set. But I've also seen it listed as a Humboldt squid. However, on the Arkones set page (http://www.megacom.net/~arkones/waqua2.html) which tends to be fairly good at representing what was on the original papers, it is named as Loligo edulis as well. Although apparently the genus should now be known as Uroteuthis, according to Wikipedia.
Yes, as far as I remember my papers that came with the set it was named exactly that. :) I remember having seen it listed as a Humboldt Squid, too, but I think it may have just been in an ebay listing and there are sometimes misidentifications by sellers.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on March 26, 2015, 09:29:49 AM
Sauroid, that bat looks like the Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Japanese House Bat if you are still looking for an ID. I would take a pic of mine to show the base if my camera wasn't being ridiculous..  :-\
thanks for the info. what series is it from?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on March 26, 2015, 10:06:19 PM
Really cool acquistions  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on April 02, 2015, 04:14:56 PM
Raaaah! :o 8) :D
(http://scontent-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t31.0-8/11071761_10205502328855888_8404098594552002857_o.jpg)
Got a gargantuan parcel from Japan containing this!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on April 02, 2015, 04:53:02 PM
you went for the big Anomalacaris, but it looks small next to the Kaiyodo blue whale LOL
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: postsaurischian on April 02, 2015, 09:53:30 PM
 :o The MEGA SOFUBI ADVANCE Blue Whale is awesome!
      I've been thinking about buying it a bit too long (because of dangerously arising space issues) ::).

When the package says model MSA-004 - what might the other 3 be ????
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on April 02, 2015, 10:17:12 PM
Thanks, Blaine & Helge! :)
The Blue Whale is even larger than the 700 mm I've read - in direct line, from the tip of the lower jaw to the notch in the fluke I measured 758 mm and if the figure was stretched out it would be around 780 mm! :o 8) The other figures are not interesting for animal toy figure collectors. As far as I've seen, these are the others:

MSA-001 Nautilus from "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"
MSA-002 Iron Man 3: Mark 42
MSA-003 EVA-01 Test Type from "Neon Genesis Evangelion"
MSA-005 Alien from the movie "Alien"
MSA-006 Thunderbird 2 vessel

They all look good but sadly, there are no other animals in the series. :-\
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on April 05, 2015, 04:45:53 PM
My last acquistions  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-04-03%2015.38.11_zpsmor8cdfa.jpg)

Good Easter  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on April 05, 2015, 07:46:54 PM
Congrats, Jetoar! :) Aww, Bullyland Europasaurus! ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on April 05, 2015, 07:52:28 PM
Congrats, Jetoar! :) Aww, Bullyland Europasaurus! ^-^

Thanks partner  ^-^ and Deinonychus and Ursus spelaeus figure also.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on April 16, 2015, 12:52:15 PM
new ones
yujin chinese soft shell turtle
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi032/yujin%20soft%20shell%20turtle%201_zpsucrdo2qj.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi032/yujin%20soft%20shell%20turtle%201_zpsucrdo2qj.jpg.html)
kaiyodo
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi032/kaiyodo%20tsuchinoko%20var%202_zpsdooblibz.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi032/kaiyodo%20tsuchinoko%20var%202_zpsdooblibz.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi032/kaiyodo%20S2%20brown%20bear%201_zps4oyliaty.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi032/kaiyodo%20S2%20brown%20bear%201_zps4oyliaty.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi031/kaiyodo%20ptarmigan%20white%20var%201_zpsgosw1un0.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi031/kaiyodo%20ptarmigan%20white%20var%201_zpsgosw1un0.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi032/kaiyodo%20large%20mouth%20bass%20classic%201_zpsdtd25s3g.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi032/kaiyodo%20large%20mouth%20bass%20classic%201_zpsdtd25s3g.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi032/kaiyodo%20japanese%20squirrel%202_zpsw5e0amfa.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi032/kaiyodo%20japanese%20squirrel%202_zpsw5e0amfa.jpg.html)
lucky to find this old Kaiyodo Hyla japonica
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi032/kaiyodo%20s1%20Hyla%20japonica%202_zpsa1aa2jhi.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi032/kaiyodo%20s1%20Hyla%20japonica%202_zpsa1aa2jhi.jpg.html)
others
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi030/unknown%20bull%202_zps2rsutdgt.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi030/unknown%20bull%202_zps2rsutdgt.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi030/schleich%20tortoise%202_zpst7daef1h.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi030/schleich%20tortoise%202_zpst7daef1h.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi030/schleich%20croc%20baby_zpsplxlbcdn.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi030/schleich%20croc%20baby_zpsplxlbcdn.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi030/safari%20ltd%20leather%20back%20turtle%202_zps7u9wldmi.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi030/safari%20ltd%20leather%20back%20turtle%202_zps7u9wldmi.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi030/safari%20ltd%20komodo%20dragon%201_zpskaokrae8.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi030/safari%20ltd%20komodo%20dragon%201_zpskaokrae8.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi030/re-ment%20black%20rhino%202_zpspa3avbrb.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi030/re-ment%20black%20rhino%202_zpspa3avbrb.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi030/nayab%20croc_zpsurryvwwy.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi030/nayab%20croc_zpsurryvwwy.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi030/nayab%20black%20rhino%202_zps4erbf3xx.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi030/nayab%20black%20rhino%202_zps4erbf3xx.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi030/mojo%20sun%20bear%201_zpsk5d8nus7.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi030/mojo%20sun%20bear%201_zpsk5d8nus7.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi030/mojo%20pronghorn%202_zpsxqdeehxj.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi030/mojo%20pronghorn%202_zpsxqdeehxj.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi030/mojo%20komodo%20dragon%202_zps2taou0u1.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi030/mojo%20komodo%20dragon%202_zps2taou0u1.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi030/ELC%20polar%20bear%202_zps9ipphh0w.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi030/ELC%20polar%20bear%202_zps9ipphh0w.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi030/collecta%20walrus%202_zpsks5jwlnq.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi030/collecta%20walrus%202_zpsks5jwlnq.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi030/collecta%20striped%20hyena%202_zpsblhyz27d.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi030/collecta%20striped%20hyena%202_zpsblhyz27d.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi030/collecta%20oryx%202_zpsyv7upz9t.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi030/collecta%20oryx%202_zpsyv7upz9t.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi021/mini%20rhino_zpslsn1ptiv.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi021/mini%20rhino_zpslsn1ptiv.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi021/mini%20proboscis%20monkey_zpspk6bqabf.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi021/mini%20proboscis%20monkey_zpspk6bqabf.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi021/mini%20polar%20bear%201_zpscyzhbo10.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi021/mini%20polar%20bear%201_zpscyzhbo10.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi021/mini%20malayan%20tapir%201_zpsihddd8r7.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi021/mini%20malayan%20tapir%201_zpsihddd8r7.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi021/mini%20golden%20snub%20nosed%20monkey_zpscvd1bl4i.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi021/mini%20golden%20snub%20nosed%20monkey_zpscvd1bl4i.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi021/mini%20chimp%202_zps43fro3bs.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi021/mini%20chimp%202_zps43fro3bs.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi021/mini%20chimp%201_zps3qyxhck0.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi021/mini%20chimp%201_zps3qyxhck0.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi021/mini%20bongo%201_zpsl6ys8far.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi021/mini%20bongo%201_zpsl6ys8far.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi021/mini%20bison_zpsckyi1a6z.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi021/mini%20bison_zpsckyi1a6z.jpg.html)
sorry there's a lot
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on April 16, 2015, 09:35:44 PM
Congrats, sauroid! :) It's nice to see you managed to get the retired Safari Ltd WS Sealife Leatherback Turtle.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on April 16, 2015, 09:47:37 PM
Raaaah! :o 8) :D
(http://scontent-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t31.0-8/11071761_10205502328855888_8404098594552002857_o.jpg)
Got a gargantuan parcel from Japan containing this!

So which of the Dunkleosteus is even close to scale with the whale? That thought just occurred to me.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on April 16, 2015, 11:09:30 PM
A few months ago I was able to acquire my holy grail, the Safari ltd. Tokay gecko. Today I was lucky enough to find it a home, courtesy of my oceans teacher.

(http://pre15.deviantart.net/5039/th/pre/i/2015/106/5/b/birdcage_by_michell_vall-d8pxu9v.jpg)
(http://pre10.deviantart.net/5909/th/pre/f/2015/106/6/7/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8pxu7z.jpg)
(http://pre15.deviantart.net/60f2/th/pre/i/2015/106/a/e/birdcage_by_michell_vall-d8pxuaw.jpg)
(http://pre02.deviantart.net/a8ee/th/pre/i/2015/106/e/0/birdcage_by_michell_vall-d8pxudg.jpg)
(http://pre14.deviantart.net/7a7c/th/pre/i/2015/106/e/c/birdcage_by_michell_vall-d8pxujt.jpg)
(http://pre09.deviantart.net/c7dd/th/pre/i/2015/106/8/b/birdcage_by_michell_vall-d8pxukj.jpg)
(http://pre15.deviantart.net/d2f6/th/pre/i/2015/106/1/b/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8pxupr.jpg?2)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on April 17, 2015, 08:12:43 AM
Congrats, sauroid! :) It's nice to see you managed to get the retired Safari Ltd WS Sealife Leatherback Turtle.
yeah i was lucky to find that leather back figure. thanks.  ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on April 17, 2015, 08:50:20 AM
So which of the Dunkleosteus is even close to scale with the whale? That thought just occurred to me.
None of them really fits properly. The Soft Model is up to approx. 1:25 and the larger Vinyl Model is around 1:12 (I measured their heads to compare them with CM5768).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on April 17, 2015, 03:54:36 PM
Bombastic Bugs for Blaine!

First, a marine diorama for photographing figures:

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1429277579102_20150417_092801_zpsjt5xghpc.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1429277579102_20150417_092801_zpsjt5xghpc.jpg.html)

Next, Kabaya's leaf insect and Kaiyodo's recent (2015) Argentine ant:

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1429277438351_20150417_092732_zpstbztp7bu.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1429277438351_20150417_092732_zpstbztp7bu.jpg.html)

and now, the cream of the crop! Some ectoparasites by Merial in conjunction with Zenoaq. These are publicity items for veterinary products. As such, I am thinking (although I should snoop around more), the tick is Rhipicephalus sanguineus. The fleas are obviously Ctenocephalides canis or C. felis.
They are LARGE, much bigger than expected. The engorged female tick is 120 mm (not including mouthparts) and the adult flea is 75 mm, making it almost as large as Safari's Smithsonian figure (I originally assumed it would be smaller, as if the adult was modeled after the Groovy Tube Books figure).

EDIT: I have shared images of the ticks with my colleagues and we are pretty certain they represent Rhipicephalus sanguineus, the brown dog tick.

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1429277574208_20150417_092919_zps1tpqnwdc.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1429277574208_20150417_092919_zps1tpqnwdc.jpg.html)

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1429277576618_20150417_092832_zpsksrhz61f.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1429277576618_20150417_092832_zpsksrhz61f.jpg.html)

By the way, as I was leaving, our postal delivery person handed me a package, the Spanish Moon moth by Jetoar. I haven't had time yet to open or photograph it, so later today or tomorrow :) :) :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on April 17, 2015, 08:32:01 PM
Yes, the Spanish Moon arrived safely. Jetoar images his work nicely here: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1490.msg11994#msg11994, so I wont bother photographing mine here. Im excited to get a hand-made figure from an ATF friend!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on April 17, 2015, 08:36:06 PM
Yes, the Spanish Moon arrived safely. Jetoar images his work nicely here: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1490.msg11994#msg11994, so I wont bother photographing mine here. Im excited to get a hand-made figure from an ATF friend!

Nice, I am glad that it arrive safe  ^-^. Congrats for your other acquisitions  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on April 17, 2015, 09:23:55 PM
I got lucky and found the complete Groovy Tubes "bug set" at Salvation Army. That luna moth is lovely, but on a less lovely note about half the figures were familiar to me as I own/owned knock-offs at some point, it seems this kit has a lot of copycats.

That marine display is amazing! as is of course the moth made by Jetoar!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on April 18, 2015, 08:18:26 AM
new ones (Colorata)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi034/fish%208_zpsrgh30aci.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi034/fish%208_zpsrgh30aci.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi034/fish%207_zpsdbhlxqar.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi034/fish%207_zpsdbhlxqar.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi034/fish%206_zps8klfsfqm.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi034/fish%206_zps8klfsfqm.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi034/fish%205_zps8mtrqpkc.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi034/fish%205_zps8mtrqpkc.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi034/fish%204_zpsawh04bxc.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi034/fish%204_zpsawh04bxc.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi034/fish%203_zpswf9clqpq.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi034/fish%203_zpswf9clqpq.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi034/fish%202_zpsbvgfsruy.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi034/fish%202_zpsbvgfsruy.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi034/fish%201_zpsqb8zatcj.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi034/fish%201_zpsqb8zatcj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on April 18, 2015, 10:22:28 AM
Colorata fishs are awesome  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on April 18, 2015, 02:15:30 PM
Yay, looks like you almost got the complete Salt Water Fish Box by Colorata, sauroid! :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on April 18, 2015, 11:03:09 PM
new ones (Colorata)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi034/fish%206_zps8klfsfqm.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi034/fish%206_zps8klfsfqm.jpg.html)

Very cool fish--I love my set of them (older version).

But I don't recpgnize the bass (and being a freshwater fish, it shouldn't be part of that set anyway). Or the bases. Are there any markings on those?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: docronnie on April 19, 2015, 10:21:56 AM
(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff180/doc_ronnie/All%20Toys/Toy%20Animals/Kaiyodo%20Red%20Data%20Giant%20Panda%20Bear_zpsn2kjv15s.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/doc_ronnie/media/All%20Toys/Toy%20Animals/Kaiyodo%20Red%20Data%20Giant%20Panda%20Bear_zpsn2kjv15s.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on April 21, 2015, 12:56:17 PM
new ones (Colorata)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi034/fish%206_zps8klfsfqm.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi034/fish%206_zps8klfsfqm.jpg.html)

Very cool fish--I love my set of them (older version).

But I don't recpgnize the bass (and being a freshwater fish, it shouldn't be part of that set anyway). Or the bases. Are there any markings on those?
of course it isnt part of the set. it isnt Colorata either and i dont know what it is actually (there's just a number at the bottom). the base i just used to prop up the figures. i got them as loose figures and there's just a handful that have bases like the sunfish.
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi035/colorata%20sunfish_zpsiwmmb7sh.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi035/colorata%20sunfish_zpsiwmmb7sh.jpg.html)

anyway, recent ones
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi035/AAA-ELC%20feral%20goat%201_zpsnxjbfttb.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi035/AAA-ELC%20feral%20goat%201_zpsnxjbfttb.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi035/gift%20shark_zpsvelyqsal.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi035/gift%20shark_zpsvelyqsal.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi035/nayab%20cougar%202_zpsxuo6la0q.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi035/nayab%20cougar%202_zpsxuo6la0q.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi035/nayab%20vulture%202_zpsdkux8a3p.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi035/nayab%20vulture%202_zpsdkux8a3p.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi035/papo%20english%20thoroughbred%20foal%201_zpsblpbdalb.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi035/papo%20english%20thoroughbred%20foal%201_zpsblpbdalb.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi035/schleich%20hyacinth%20macaw%201_zpspzn6nleb.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi035/schleich%20hyacinth%20macaw%201_zpspzn6nleb.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi035/schleich%20panda%20cub_zps1gwdsseh.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi035/schleich%20panda%20cub_zps1gwdsseh.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on April 21, 2015, 06:19:48 PM
new ones (Colorata)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi034/fish%206_zps8klfsfqm.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi034/fish%206_zps8klfsfqm.jpg.html)

Very cool fish--I love my set of them (older version).

But I don't recpgnize the bass (and being a freshwater fish, it shouldn't be part of that set anyway). Or the bases. Are there any markings on those?
of course it isnt part of the set. it isnt Colorata either and i dont know what it is actually (there's just a number at the bottom). the base i just used to prop up the figures. i got them as loose figures and there's just a handful that have bases like the sunfish.


Looking again--I think it is form the yujin freshwater fishes set. Probably release one of series 2 (there were two paint scheme releases, because I guess that makes sense?).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stemturtle on April 23, 2015, 12:57:23 AM
(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VYZ1N8Sn3V4/VTgyhVp2h3I/AAAAAAAACbs/0-uziKs55wI/s576/00.jpg)
Soil Organisms (Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum)

This set of 5 is made of flexible plastic, except for the rigid abdomen of the earwig.
The cricket and earwig are 2-part figures, while the other 3 are single-piece.
Sizes are approximate for total length. I bought this set on eBay.

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5g3E8ohvUOE/VTgylZ9-qOI/AAAAAAAACb0/2hERB71fB6o/s576/01%2520cricket.jpg)
Mole cricket, Gryllotalpa orientalis, 3 inches or 7.6 cm., scale 2:1

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wB99ED4GrXo/VTgyqvioHEI/AAAAAAAACb8/NtahZaM47ao/s576/02%2520earwig.jpg)
Maritime earwig, Anisolabis maritima, 2 3/4 inches or 7.0 cm., scale 2:1

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2xosKekHcbc/VTgyt1KuZ7I/AAAAAAAACcE/W9GSi-xACKs/s576/03%2520tartigrade.jpg)
Tardigrade, Echiniscus japonicus, 1 3/4 inches or 4.3 cm., scale 70:1

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-IM4OR-vUIg4/VTgywvYSeZI/AAAAAAAACcM/0mYrirFBYyk/s576/04%2520earthworm.jpg)
Japanese earthworm, Pheretima communissima, 2 3/4 inches or 7.0 cm., scale 1:1

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aBBj9hoWA1I/VTgyzlI9-bI/AAAAAAAACcU/iXZKjRU3bqk/s576/05%2520pill%2520bug.jpg)
Pill-bug, Armadillidum vulgare, 1 5/8 inches or 4.0 cm., scale 2:1

The pill-bug takes me back to my childhood, poking around in baby's tears plants.
Perhaps our expert members will offer detailed reviews in the future.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on April 23, 2015, 01:15:58 AM
Nice! Mine should be enroute. Glad they lived up to their publicity photos. A nice little collection of things not commonly (if at all) made in toy/figure form.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on April 23, 2015, 10:05:21 AM
Wonderful new acquisitions  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on April 23, 2015, 10:43:48 AM
Congrats, stemturtle! :) My set has just been shipped today. :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on April 23, 2015, 11:14:13 AM
Congrats, stemturtle! :) My set has just been shipped today. :)

the bad news is I prob dont get mine until July. The good news is it will be one of three arthropod sets. So I will get a lot at once :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on April 23, 2015, 01:50:15 PM
Congrats, stemturtle! :) My set has just been shipped today. :)

the bad news is I prob dont get mine until July. The good news is it will be one of three arthropod sets. So I will get a lot at once :)

Same here (we must have the same source  ;))--I don't normally go for bugs, but come on--it has an earwig! And, it will be my third tardigrade, so there's that!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: BugFolk on April 25, 2015, 09:25:31 PM
Collect A Small Tortoiseshell (off Amazon):
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v73/Butterflyhornet/Toystuff/DSC_8562_zpswadubkbe.jpg)
Underside is also painted, but I'll have to take another picture.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on April 28, 2015, 12:38:58 PM
awesome invertebrate figures everyone. :)

i got the complete Kaiyodo Hamster's Lunch set as well as the Kaiyodo Penguin Lunch set (altho one of the penguins has the wrong base and another is damaged w/ broken peg).
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi036/kaiyodo%20penguin%20lunch%202_zpsvvzjvnhx.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi036/kaiyodo%20penguin%20lunch%202_zpsvvzjvnhx.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi036/kaiyodo%20penguin%20lunch%204_zpsjlzmigfx.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi036/kaiyodo%20penguin%20lunch%204_zpsjlzmigfx.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi036/kaiyodo%20penguin%20lunch%206_zpsdbhsgaem.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi036/kaiyodo%20penguin%20lunch%206_zpsdbhsgaem.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi036/kaiyodo%20penguin%20lunch%208_zpsqvz0anex.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi036/kaiyodo%20penguin%20lunch%208_zpsqvz0anex.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi036/kaiyodo%20penguin%20lunch%209_zpsdnjvowc8.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi036/kaiyodo%20penguin%20lunch%209_zpsdnjvowc8.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi036/kaiyodo%20hamster%20lunch%208_zpsgux9fiyl.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi036/kaiyodo%20hamster%20lunch%208_zpsgux9fiyl.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi036/kaiyodo%20hamster%20lunch%203_zpstah8ilsb.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi036/kaiyodo%20hamster%20lunch%203_zpstah8ilsb.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi036/kaiyodo%20hamster%20lunch%205_zps7fwh7trt.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi036/kaiyodo%20hamster%20lunch%205_zps7fwh7trt.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi036/kaiyodo%20hamster%20lunch%201_zps2ajs7smx.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi036/kaiyodo%20hamster%20lunch%201_zps2ajs7smx.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on April 30, 2015, 08:33:07 PM
Congrats, sauroid! :) I once bought a Penguin Lunch set just because of the Great Auk!

Got a parcel from Japan, too:
(http://scontent-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/q87/s2048x2048/11200972_10205710484619652_5188461174481258875_o.jpg)

Blaine, as I had expected, the Armadillidium vulgare is an entirely new sculpt and not a repaint of the Cubaris iriomotensis murina from the Animatales 7 Yaeyama set.  And as stemturtle already wrote, it doesn't need any assembly and consists of a softer, pliable plastic.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on May 01, 2015, 12:28:13 AM
Nice Andre, I may not get my soil inverts until July (unless I go with a different dealer).  By the way, does your Argentine ant have a weird appearance, as if it was exposed to something? I am sure it is the color but almost looks acid-washed in places...

Toady I received:

1) Japanese crayfish, blue form (Kaiyodo - Natural Monuments of Japan -- variant)
2) Giant peacock moth (Paleo Crafts - Little Treasures of Europe) This is made by Jetoar and I think is the prototype (and looks better than expected--more detail that didnt show up in the original images!!!)

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1430435256484_20150430_190649_zpskbee88u4.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1430435256484_20150430_190649_zpskbee88u4.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on May 01, 2015, 01:04:14 AM
Nice new acquistions friends. I am happy that  it arrived well and you like it ^-^. I decided to doanother for you finally. It looks better than the prototype also thanks to the new material. Could you do a review of this if you want? Your camera is better than mine it.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on May 01, 2015, 08:20:28 PM
Congrats, Blaine - and excellent work, Jetoar! :)
Nice Andre, I may not get my soil inverts until July (unless I go with a different dealer).  By the way, does your Argentine ant have a weird appearance, as if it was exposed to something? I am sure it is the color but almost looks acid-washed in places...
The Argentine Ant is cast from a translucent plastic and the base paint is not fully opaque. In fact, the degree of translucence is a bit different at different parts of the figure. The intersegmental membranes are painted on with a lighter but fully opaque colour. The head and abdomen of my figure contain a bubble inside which shines through and the right hind leg is darker than the others so I guess this may have contributed to a strange appearance. Here's another photo:

(http://scontent-mrs.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t31.0-8/11174460_10205714506480196_6849928237502799748_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: John on May 02, 2015, 05:23:58 AM
It's nice to see all these in-hand photos of these Japanese miniature models here. :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: BugFolk on May 02, 2015, 12:58:01 PM
This would be mine. Got it last week. Just a question, is it a wise idea to glue the pieces with like E6000?  I'm afraid of it coming apart and losing the pieces.

Showing transparency. Yikes, I've been gardening and it shows. :-[
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v73/Butterflyhornet/Toystuff/DSC_8929_zpstctvvkps.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v73/Butterflyhornet/Toystuff/DSC_8932_zpsquslpozw.jpg)


Anyways have some potato chips. I would have used something like a cupcake or candy but I didn't have any.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v73/Butterflyhornet/Toystuff/DSC_8933_zpssymb6mwe.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v73/Butterflyhornet/Toystuff/DSC_8937_zpskmdleytb.jpg)

Awkward paint blots on the legs and a spot on the thorax but otherwise it has to be my most realistic ant figurine yet.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on May 03, 2015, 02:12:37 AM
Schleich orca
(http://img09.deviantart.net/54e9/i/2015/122/a/f/schleich_orca_by_michell_vall-d8rx6r0.jpg)
(http://img15.deviantart.net/1a15/i/2015/122/3/7/schleich_orca_by_michell_vall-d8rx6ry.jpg)

Safari MBA Manta
(http://img09.deviantart.net/e89e/i/2015/122/5/3/safari_mba_manta_by_michell_vall-d8rx6t9.jpg)
(http://img01.deviantart.net/a48b/i/2015/122/5/9/safari_mba_manta_by_michell_vall-d8rx6sk.jpg)

Takara Breezy Singers northern cardinal (eastern bluebird is not new)
(http://img14.deviantart.net/203d/i/2015/122/c/2/takara_breezy_singers_by_michell_vall-d8rx6vt.jpg)
(http://pre12.deviantart.net/449a/th/pre/i/2015/122/8/9/takara_breezy_singers_northern_cardinal_by_michell_vall-d8rx6v4.jpg)
(http://img01.deviantart.net/3f15/i/2015/122/0/6/takara_breezy_singers_northern_cardinal_by_michell_vall-d8rx6u6.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on May 03, 2015, 02:12:43 AM
Colorata quetzalcoatlus
(http://img02.deviantart.net/cd81/i/2015/120/d/4/colorata_quetzalcoatlus_by_michell_vall-d8rnlb4.jpg)
(http://img11.deviantart.net/697d/i/2015/120/9/5/colorata_quetzalcoatlus_by_michell_vall-d8rnl93.jpg)

Invicta icthyosaurus
(http://img15.deviantart.net/ee81/i/2015/122/3/0/invicta_icthyosaurus_by_michell_vall-d8rx6q8.jpg)
(http://img14.deviantart.net/d444/i/2015/122/d/f/invicta_icthyosaurus_by_michell_vall-d8rx6pi.jpg)

JPTLW Parasaurolophus
(http://img09.deviantart.net/8d3f/i/2015/122/a/a/jptlw_parasaurolophus_by_michell_vall-d8rx6oo.jpg)
(http://img02.deviantart.net/001c/i/2015/122/4/c/jptlw_parasaurolophus_by_michell_vall-d8rx6nu.jpg)

JP Chaos Effect Ankyloranodon
(http://img12.deviantart.net/71a6/i/2015/122/9/5/jp_chaos_effect_ankyloranodon_by_michell_vall-d8rx6mm.jpg)
(http://img01.deviantart.net/7761/i/2015/122/d/0/jp_chaos_effect_ankyloranodon_by_michell_vall-d8rx6kx.jpg)
(http://pre06.deviantart.net/7961/th/pre/i/2015/122/f/d/_jurassic__park_of_thrones_by_michell_vall-d8rx6k8.jpg)
(Jurassic) Park of Thrones
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on May 03, 2015, 08:04:26 AM
Thanks for the photos, ButterflyChaser, they show exactly what I mean. :) I'm not familiar with E6000 glue (but I sometimes use a UV cured glue named "Bondic" for repairs). Are the legs on your figure loose? They needed some force to be attached to mine so I doubt they will go off, easily. But since the figure is made out of a more rigid and probably brittle plastic I would prefer to keep it in a cabinet or something where a leg wouldn't get lost, anyways.

Congrats, stargatedalek! :) The MBA Manta Ray is huge, isn't it? I hope the wings of your Colorata Quetzalcoatlus attach properly, they tend do fall off on my figure when slightly touched. I merged your extra topic here, too, I don't think it's a problem to see a few non-extant animal figures in the "recent acquisitions", too. By the way, I've never seen those Takara Breezy Singers before! :o

I got some more newcomers yesterday, too! :D
(http://scontent-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/11167984_10205721204687647_875357749673754629_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on May 03, 2015, 08:21:09 AM
WHOAH! those are really awesome Dr.Andre. grats. ;)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on May 03, 2015, 12:34:12 PM
Nice. The CollectA Lucanus cervus looks better than in the publicity photo (Chad has one one hold for me). BUT...what is that turtle thing and who made it? Looks great. Is that an Animals of Australia wombat? Overall this is an awesome bunch of critters. I hope this package results in a lot of walkarounds LOL
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on May 03, 2015, 12:59:16 PM
Yay, thanks, sauroid and Blaine! :)
Nice. The CollectA Lucanus cervus looks better than in the publicity photo (Chad has one one hold for me). BUT...what is that turtle thing and who made it? Looks great. Is that an Animals of Australia wombat? Overall this is an awesome bunch of critters. I hope this package results in a lot of walkarounds LOL
The CollectA Lucanus cervus is great, I already liked the official photo by CollectA a lot.

The turtle is by Papo and supposed to be an Alligator Snapping Turtle. Honestly, I'm a bit disappointed about its pose and the inaccurate carapace. My first thought was, yes, that's the Muppets' Blue Frackle (http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20060126050821/muppet/images/2/23/Bluefrackle.JPG) with the Sydney Opera House on its back. ::) ;D

Yes, the wombat is the large version by Science and Nature. It's a very massive figure. The Eastern Grey Kangaroo is also by Science and Nature. I'm not 100% sure but that one may be the largest figure they made so far.

Oh, and finally I odered myself a digital SLR camera. Should be here tomorrow evening so, yes, I think a few more walk-arounds may be coming up! :D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on May 03, 2015, 01:40:17 PM
Congrats, stargatedalek! :) The MBA Manta Ray is huge, isn't it? I hope the wings of your Colorata Quetzalcoatlus attach properly, they tend do fall off on my figure when slightly touched. I merged your extra topic here, too, I don't think it's a problem to see a few non-extant animal figures in the "recent acquisitions", too. By the way, I've never seen those Takara Breezy Singers before! :o
It really is huge, even with seemingly so many made it can be hard finding truly large manta ray figures, it was a godsend finding this second hand.
Sadly one of the wings would not attach at all, so I had to glue it together, I'm still very pleased with it, a beautiful piece.
Aah, I was confused for a moment there :P I think that sounds like a good plan ;)

Breezy Singers, they really are little gems. (IIRC) they haven't been produced since the early-mid nineties, and they weren't widely distributed either. The ones released in the West seem to be different than any of the Japanese ones I've seen (I'm not sure if this sort of thing is normal for Takara). I lucked out with the bluebird, found it at an out of the way garden center, had been shelf warming for years. Retail is/was about $20, but there were a lot of variations and I've only ever encountered this main series. They have a solar charger stand and they can be removed from it, the motion censor plays recorded calls from the species the model is of and moves its tail and bill when something moves near it. The only issue I've had is they suffer from "Furby syndrome" and lack an off switch, but the charger does have an option to disable the sound while charging. I was ecstatic to find the cardinal for $3 at Value Village the other day, they can be difficult to find but they are worth it!

(http://img05.deviantart.net/29c1/i/2015/122/4/5/jp_chaos_effect_velociraptoryx_by_michell_vall-d8rx6i7.jpg)
(http://img11.deviantart.net/179e/i/2015/122/e/3/jp_chaos_effect_velociraptoryx_by_michell_vall-d8rx6jh.jpg)

Not sure how I managed to forget the pics here, but JP Chaos Effect Velociraptoyx.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: MariaEvri on May 03, 2015, 02:09:07 PM
I wanted to buy kaiyodo's killer whale but it seemed too expensive when I found it on ebay so I got papo's beluga.
Here she is (http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m394/Poseidon_Simons/beluga-papo_zpsxbtplzyr.jpg) (http://s333.photobucket.com/user/Poseidon_Simons/media/beluga-papo_zpsxbtplzyr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on May 05, 2015, 10:01:05 AM
Congrats, Maria! :) Which Kaiyodo Killer Whale have you been looking for (there are many)? I'd recommend the Aquatales Polyresin, even though that one may cost about four or five times as much as the Papo Beluga.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on May 05, 2015, 12:54:44 PM
very nice Beluga

just added some Kaiyodos to my collection
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi040/kaiyodo%2021_zpsdx1jskml.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi040/kaiyodo%2021_zpsdx1jskml.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi040/Kaiyodo%2019_zpsqlh0klc4.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi040/Kaiyodo%2019_zpsqlh0klc4.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi040/kaiyodo%2017_zpsxaqj01f8.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi040/kaiyodo%2017_zpsxaqj01f8.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi040/kaiyodo%2015_zpstx5gtvle.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi040/kaiyodo%2015_zpstx5gtvle.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi040/kaiyodo%2013_zpsmgp0tcen.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi040/kaiyodo%2013_zpsmgp0tcen.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi040/kaiyodo%2012_zpsgauqshqt.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi040/kaiyodo%2012_zpsgauqshqt.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi040/kaiyodo%2011_zpsn9efv98m.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi040/kaiyodo%2011_zpsn9efv98m.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi040/kaiyodo%2010_zpsebkdsucw.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi040/kaiyodo%2010_zpsebkdsucw.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi040/kaiyodo%208_zps3f5yjnar.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi040/kaiyodo%208_zps3f5yjnar.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi040/kaiyodo%206_zpsoxsv1oru.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi040/kaiyodo%206_zpsoxsv1oru.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi040/kaiyodo%204_zpse41rkuny.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi040/kaiyodo%204_zpse41rkuny.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi040/kaiyodo%202_zpsdeeien95.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi040/kaiyodo%202_zpsdeeien95.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on May 07, 2015, 01:09:02 PM
Cool new acquistions. These are the mines  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-04-23%2022.42.14_zpsaz5pdd2c.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-05-06%2022.42.34_zpsnshp3jy1.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on May 07, 2015, 01:58:34 PM
Waspinator TERRORIZE! Man, I love that show.

As for the Jurassic Hunters, I haven't seen new packaging--they're blue instead of orange now! I also can't help but notice that the word 'dinosaur' just happens to be in Africa font. Also known as the Jurassic Park font. Probably not a coincidence.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on May 07, 2015, 02:41:24 PM
Waspinator TERRORIZE! Man, I love that show.

As for the Jurassic Hunters, I haven't seen new packaging--they're blue instead of orange now! I also can't help but notice that the word 'dinosaur' just happens to be in Africa font. Also known as the Jurassic Park font. Probably not a coincidence.

Thanks Sbell, It is one of my favorite characters of the show. About Geoworld, These are differents because they have 5 files into the bag of the figure and other figures of the collections, The price is cheaper than usual Geoworld (5 euros) figures and they can be purchased in kioscos or book shops and finally, I think the same that you about Jurassic World.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on May 07, 2015, 06:16:00 PM
Congrats, sauroid & Jetoar! :) Those Kaiyodo Bearded Dragons are awesome. And Jetoar, you remind me that I have actually forgotten to order the Papo Peregrine Falcon with my latest batch, it was available, too! :o :-[
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on May 07, 2015, 09:17:47 PM
Congrats, sauroid & Jetoar! :) Those Kaiyodo Bearded Dragons are awesome. And Jetoar, you remind me that I have actually forgotten to order the Papo Peregrine Falcon with my latest batch, it was available, too! :o :-[

It is a really beautiful figure, better than Schleich and Collecta in my opinion.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: MariaEvri on May 09, 2015, 12:21:11 PM
Quote
Which Kaiyodo Killer Whale have you been looking for (there are many)?
I was looking for that one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-Kaiyodo-Aquatales-Polyresin-Orca-Killer-Whale-Figure-Model-Nice-/191555555975?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c9999d287 but 69 dollars is a bt much for a small figurine like kaiyodo's (plus I;m unemployed at the moment so I ahve to be careful with money)

kaiyodo also has those orcas
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kaiyodo-Aquatales-Killer-Whale-Orca-Figure-Rare-/201046155647?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ecf48e17f
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-Kaiyodo-Museum-Capsule-Q-Hokkaido-Killer-Whale-Orca-Open-Mouth-Figure-/191490178163?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c95b43c73
but I have both (I have the version with the closed mouth) already
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on May 09, 2015, 01:51:26 PM
I was looking for that one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-Kaiyodo-Aquatales-Polyresin-Orca-Killer-Whale-Figure-Model-Nice-/191555555975?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c9999d287 but 69 dollars is a bt much for a small figurine like kaiyodo's (plus I;m unemployed at the moment so I ahve to be careful with money)
I can generally recommend this ebay seller but there are cheaper options. :) I have the entire Aquatales Polyresin series 1 and 2 and I bought them at HLJ, they are 1,810 each, about 13.50 and the cost for international SAL shipping will certainly be below 10. You can test that if you put the item in your shopping cart and then check shipping options to your location. Here's a link to the Orca: http://www.hlj.com/product/KYD07015/ They also have a lot of experience in overseas shipping and excellent customer service!
By the way, the model is a good deal larger than a capsule figure: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1213.0 Compared to the Shinagawa Aquarium figure (that's the closed mouth version you have) it's about twice the size.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on May 09, 2015, 07:03:11 PM
I received the CollectA stag beetle today, but since a walkaround was just posted of it, no reason to add an image here. Nice figure, but with the legs were not sprawled out so far.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: docronnie on May 10, 2015, 08:56:22 AM
New acquisitions:

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff180/doc_ronnie/All%20Toys/Toy%20Animals/Safari%20Ltd%20Incredible%20Creatures%20Galapagos%20Baby%20Tortoise_zps3qkr4hhz.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/doc_ronnie/media/All%20Toys/Toy%20Animals/Safari%20Ltd%20Incredible%20Creatures%20Galapagos%20Baby%20Tortoise_zps3qkr4hhz.jpg.html)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff180/doc_ronnie/All%20Toys/Toy%20Animals/Papo%20Dromedary%20-%202013_zpsxgtxmhpn.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/doc_ronnie/media/All%20Toys/Toy%20Animals/Papo%20Dromedary%20-%202013_zpsxgtxmhpn.jpg.html)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff180/doc_ronnie/All%20Toys/Toy%20Animals/Kaiyodo%20The%20Study%20Room%20Hachiko_zpsioehzcoz.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/doc_ronnie/media/All%20Toys/Toy%20Animals/Kaiyodo%20The%20Study%20Room%20Hachiko_zpsioehzcoz.jpg.html)
Hachiko

TFL!  :)

Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on May 10, 2015, 09:15:42 AM
Congrats, Blaine and docronnie! :) That's the new Papo Dromedary, isn't it? Looks great and not so cartoonish as the older one.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: MariaEvri on May 10, 2015, 12:51:11 PM
cool thanks I've bookmarked those
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on May 10, 2015, 01:56:24 PM
Wonderful new acquistions  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: docronnie on May 17, 2015, 02:10:12 AM
Congrats, Blaine and docronnie! :) That's the new Papo Dromedary, isn't it? Looks great and not so cartoonish as the older one.

Thanks!  Yup it is! It still looks cartoonish though. Hahaha. ...
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: MariaEvri on May 17, 2015, 12:40:29 PM
finally god the beautiful Orca by Kaiyodo

(http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m394/Poseidon_Simons/orca%20kaiyodo106_zpsrgvzimr1.jpg) (http://s333.photobucket.com/user/Poseidon_Simons/media/orca%20kaiyodo106_zpsrgvzimr1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on May 17, 2015, 07:11:58 PM
Congrats, Maria! Glad to see you decided to get one. :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on May 17, 2015, 11:03:47 PM
As I mentioned elsewhere, I had a Safari order come in for the store--which means I have new Safari figures!

The Desert and Cave dragons (the kids bought those, but of the 4 this year, these ones are amazing):
(https://scontent-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/11233504_818885368189494_1268253247854890331_n.jpg?oh=04d0224fe292723d8046bdbb9d243720&oe=5608AA11)

The desert critters from last year. Finally got an actual Peccary and Gila Monster:
(https://scontent-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-9/1470131_818885771522787_5367029082780259220_n.jpg?oh=83d717303bfb396af67fc0275f250707&oe=55CDB2F9)

The Incredible Creatures Grouper, to go with the IC Bass:
(https://scontent-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/10313944_818885711522793_3777375897432102807_n.jpg?oh=830747553eba1d1bbdcdc27ade2182b0&oe=560289BE)

And the IC Shrimp (looks less cooked than I thought from the original photos)
(https://scontent-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/11234817_818885761522788_7438859514136940968_n.jpg?oh=17d9f80db6478dc907e948aae4f33da7&oe=560031F6)

And of course some new sharks--last year's thresher shark, plus the new tiger shark and nurse shark (shockingly, my first nurse shark--I know there are a couple of models out there, but I've never had one).
(https://scontent-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/11295707_818885394856158_8755138127212919719_n.jpg?oh=da848cb72966bfc0d6a2fb56f742b271&oe=55C966FE)

And of course some dinos:
(I already had three of these, but finally got the Pachyrhinosaurus)
(https://scontent-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/11295770_818885971522767_3817567574119879037_n.jpg?oh=06bb25de9a49acf1cec34717ef8ca088&oe=55FF6D9C)
And the 2015 ones (other than the Archaeopteryx--only have enough for the store!)
(https://scontent-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11107469_818885968189434_6248190219111803788_n.jpg?oh=dfa6331dab6b6860029378553ad4a5a0&oe=560B2233)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on May 18, 2015, 01:58:49 PM
got the Red Data turaco bird
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%2022_zpsnj0mnsbt.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%2022_zpsnj0mnsbt.jpg.html)
other Kaiyodos
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%2028_zpstv1tkf8l.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%2028_zpstv1tkf8l.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%2026_zpsxryxgbwh.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%2026_zpsxryxgbwh.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%2024_zpsmm0osykb.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%2024_zpsmm0osykb.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%2020_zpsy4zggadm.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%2020_zpsy4zggadm.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%2018_zpsr6feiuwu.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%2018_zpsr6feiuwu.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%2016_zpsfgtywy5a.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%2016_zpsfgtywy5a.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%2014_zpslzl3zd2t.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%2014_zpslzl3zd2t.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%2012_zpsk4zvmr25.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%2012_zpsk4zvmr25.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%2010_zpsaqvbdpwf.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%2010_zpsaqvbdpwf.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%208_zps6e1cqocl.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%208_zps6e1cqocl.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%206_zpsoopj7wr1.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%206_zpsoopj7wr1.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%204_zpskjm5j4rn.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%204_zpskjm5j4rn.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%202_zpsv2t0swbw.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi044/kaiyodo%202_zpsv2t0swbw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on May 21, 2015, 01:17:42 AM
JW Indominus Rex, more pictures and a review on the DTF should be coming sometime soon.
(http://img12.deviantart.net/f749/i/2015/140/3/4/jw_indominus_rex_by_michell_vall-d8u4g4d.jpg)
Tsukihi Araragi, at 1:10th shes not to scale with the Carnegie Caudipteryx, but expect to see her alongside some extant animals of appropriate scale in future walkarounds.
(http://img00.deviantart.net/591d/i/2015/140/5/1/tsukihi_araragi_figma_by_michell_vall-d8u4ggl.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on May 21, 2015, 12:57:47 PM
Nice aquisitions, These are my last it  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-05-19%2021.38.30_zpsn1dt7jf1.jpg)

I found it in a local strore with a good price. Big Convoy is from Ebay and yesterday I bought the Allosaurus of JW  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on May 21, 2015, 05:01:16 PM
Congrats, altogether! :) Nice catch, the Red Data Animals Turaco, sauroid. I'm still missing the Alligator Snapping Turtle (and the Dodo Skeleton) from the set. Oh, and stargatedalek & Jetoar, you just bought the same figure! ;D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on May 22, 2015, 08:02:20 AM
Congrats, altogether! :) Nice catch, the Red Data Animals Turaco, sauroid. I'm still missing the Alligator Snapping Turtle (and the Dodo Skeleton) from the set. Oh, and stargatedalek & Jetoar, you just bought the same figure! ;D

Yes, we bought the same figure  ^-^. It is really nice after all  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: MariaEvri on May 23, 2015, 03:11:34 PM
I got kaiyodo's gray whale

(http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m394/Poseidon_Simons/gray%20whale%20kaiyodo%20choco_zpsrvjk4e28.jpg) (http://s333.photobucket.com/user/Poseidon_Simons/media/gray%20whale%20kaiyodo%20choco_zpsrvjk4e28.jpg.html)

(http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m394/Poseidon_Simons/gray%20whale%20kaiyodo%20choco2_zpsflwziroh.jpg) (http://s333.photobucket.com/user/Poseidon_Simons/media/gray%20whale%20kaiyodo%20choco2_zpsflwziroh.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on May 23, 2015, 08:16:59 PM
Very nice textures on that Gray Whale, congrats, Maria! :)

I've got a small parcel from Japan, too...
(http://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/11270276_10205841414692822_218321462041545698_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on May 23, 2015, 09:26:20 PM
That mola-mola looks almost like its by Invicta!  :o
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on May 24, 2015, 12:36:20 AM
Very nice textures on that Gray Whale, congrats, Maria! :)

I've got a small parcel from Japan, too...
(http://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/11270276_10205841414692822_218321462041545698_o.jpg)

Given the weird base, is that Mola from the Animal Kaiser series? I've never seen one like that!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on May 24, 2015, 08:27:39 AM
Given the weird base, is that Mola from the Animal Kaiser series? I've never seen one like that!
Hey, thanks, now I know what it is! :) From the package I only knew it was a Bandai figure. And since I'm unfamiliar with Animal Kaiser I made a Google image search which confirmed that it's indeed from that series. There was also a card and bubblegum included in the box and the other figures from the set consist of weird things like a gorilla with a white jacket, shades, and a shotgun, or a pink hippo wearing a yellow wig! ;D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on May 24, 2015, 03:41:46 PM
Given the weird base, is that Mola from the Animal Kaiser series? I've never seen one like that!
Hey, thanks, now I know what it is! :) From the package I only knew it was a Bandai figure. And since I'm unfamiliar with Animal Kaiser I made a Google image search which confirmed that it's indeed from that series. There was also a card and bubblegum included in the box and the other figures from the set consist of weird things like a gorilla with a white jacket, shades, and a shotgun, or a pink hippo wearing a yellow wig! ;D

I do not have any of the Animal Kaiser figures yet; many are cartoonish but a few are realistic enough to be compared with other figures commonly collected by members here. They are hard to come by outside of the Japanese auctions.
There are a couple (with figures) on US ebay now; one is a vampire bat that looks 'regular' and not cartoony. They have a few arthropods and luckily most of them are more like animal figures than anime characters.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on May 24, 2015, 04:20:45 PM
Given the weird base, is that Mola from the Animal Kaiser series? I've never seen one like that!
Hey, thanks, now I know what it is! :) From the package I only knew it was a Bandai figure. And since I'm unfamiliar with Animal Kaiser I made a Google image search which confirmed that it's indeed from that series. There was also a card and bubblegum included in the box and the other figures from the set consist of weird things like a gorilla with a white jacket, shades, and a shotgun, or a pink hippo wearing a yellow wig! ;D

I do not have any of the Animal Kaiser figures yet; many are cartoonish but a few are realistic enough to be compared with other figures commonly collected by members here. They are hard to come by outside of the Japanese auctions.
There are a couple (with figures) on US ebay now; one is a vampire bat that looks 'regular' and not cartoony. They have a few arthropods and luckily most of them are more like animal figures than anime characters.

I have a few from a lot--a couple hammerhead sharks and a leaf turtle--that I got before I knew what they were. I stumbled upon the AK line about a year ago, and discovered that some are decent models, and others are weird anthropomorphic things. Or UFOs. But many of the aquatic ones have handy little stands, like that Mola, which is another great aspect.

I did manage to get the Skate and Piranha a little while back, and I have a BIG lot coming through Brett that has the other big search--the torpedo ray! Plus a lot of others (including, of course, another piranha).

And yeah, I've seen some like the mantis and beetles that don't look bad. I've never had any of the cards, but I do know that, among all the game aspects, they tend to identify the animals right down to the species level, which is cool.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on May 28, 2015, 09:31:03 AM
awesome new acquisitions everyone!

more Kaiyodos
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2021_zps63t2uots.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2021_zps63t2uots.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2020_zpsinssduxw.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2020_zpsinssduxw.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2023_zps9tulhotr.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2023_zps9tulhotr.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2024_zpsp21lp9b4.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2024_zpsp21lp9b4.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2027_zpsokqk01jz.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2027_zpsokqk01jz.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2030_zpsabfes2h1.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2030_zpsabfes2h1.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2029_zpsj4trxemz.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2029_zpsj4trxemz.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2035_zpslfmrcemf.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2035_zpslfmrcemf.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2032_zps94roncol.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2032_zps94roncol.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%208_zpsvqxq5x6a.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%208_zpsvqxq5x6a.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2010_zps4imu9apj.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2010_zps4imu9apj.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2013_zpsg5zbgjlt.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2013_zpsg5zbgjlt.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2011_zps8whjkggx.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2011_zps8whjkggx.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2016_zps6u5tmgee.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2016_zps6u5tmgee.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2018_zps9usln3mb.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2018_zps9usln3mb.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%205_zpsohenzsbn.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%205_zpsohenzsbn.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%201_zpsymowcgla.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%201_zpsymowcgla.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%204_zpsrijuv0bp.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%204_zpsrijuv0bp.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2036_zpsybihq79w.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2036_zpsybihq79w.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2038_zpsrb6nstjo.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2038_zpsrb6nstjo.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2041_zpsojmsyed6.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi045/kaiyodo%2041_zpsojmsyed6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on May 28, 2015, 10:55:18 AM
My last acquisitions of yesterday

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-05-27%2021.02.56_zpshjhm9neb.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on May 29, 2015, 07:20:11 AM
Congrats, sauroid & Jetoar! :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: M hnh Động vật on May 29, 2015, 09:51:23 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw2_VfUgB7U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw2_VfUgB7U)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on May 29, 2015, 11:39:42 PM
Congrats, that's the 2015 Schleich Wild Life White Tiger, I suppose? Oh, and welcome to the Animal Toy Forum. :) By the way, I moved your video here since this is the more appropriate topic for it.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: M hnh Động vật on May 30, 2015, 05:32:37 AM
Thank you very much! nice to meet you, I love animal toys so much and finally I have found the animal forum, thanks!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on May 30, 2015, 08:20:01 AM
Thank you very much! nice to meet you, I love animal toys so much and finally I have found the animal forum, thanks!
hello and welcome to the site.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on May 31, 2015, 01:58:29 PM
My last acquisitions  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-05-28%2023.45.21_zpswdn96dcr.jpg)

Maximizeeeeee !!!!!!  ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on June 03, 2015, 11:16:23 PM
some buggies for Blaine today.

First an Opabinia and an Anomalocaris, from what appears to be Paleocasts. They were sold on eBay as part of a diorama, but I think the seller bought the figures from Paleocasts and then used them in his diorama (I didn't show the base in these pics and probably wont retain it).

Secondly a vintage resin twig with a couple lady beetles. Probably from an old piece of decor, bit it was neat and cheap on eBay.

I also received four more Shapeways figures, but will do pics (before and after painting) on the Shapeways thread after I paint them: 1) a tardigrade, 2) a trilobite, 3) a frog beetle (Sagra sp.), and a mayfly (Ephemeroptera) nymph!!! To my knowledge, the first figure of an ephemeropteran!!!!!!

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1433369240290_20150603_180651_zpsunx5yyng.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1433369240290_20150603_180651_zpsunx5yyng.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on June 04, 2015, 08:32:54 AM
very cool Anomalocaris and Opabinia.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on June 04, 2015, 09:52:43 AM
Congrats, Blaine! :) Lovely models, even though the Anomalocaris reconstruction is a bit outdated. On the other hand, outdated models are a great addition to a collection since they represent an earlier scientific consensus. I've just recently seen the tardigrade at shapeways, that one seems to be absolutely awesome! :) I guess I'll have to get back to ordering from shapeways, eventually.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on June 04, 2015, 04:55:18 PM
Congrats, Blaine! :) Lovely models, even though the Anomalocaris reconstruction is a bit outdated. On the other hand, outdated models are a great addition to a collection since they represent an earlier scientific consensus. I've just recently seen the tardigrade at shapeways, that one seems to be absolutely awesome! :) I guess I'll have to get back to ordering from shapeways, eventually.

Most of the Paleocasts stuff is big so I am happy to get smaller versions of two different critters.

I posted this too soon--didn't see that the Sagra figure was broken; the two forelegs were broken and barely hanging on. The two middle legs were completely broken off and not in the package, which means they were packed up broken!!! Shapeways just did a refund. Last time they just replaced the order. I am not going to order again anytime soon so I may not ever replace the Sagra. Or I may just fix the forelegs and live with a (free) figure lacking mesothoracic legs LOL
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on June 04, 2015, 04:57:33 PM
I haven't been to Shapeways for a while either--looks like some people are doing some new and interesting things. Still have been able to summon up the courage for the articulated mantis shrimp though.

http://www.shapeways.com/product/5PT74LDTS/articulated-mantis-shrimp-o-scyllarus (http://www.shapeways.com/product/5PT74LDTS/articulated-mantis-shrimp-o-scyllarus)

The user actually has several jointed arthropods. Just saying.

Now make a polypterid!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on June 04, 2015, 07:10:11 PM
I haven't been to Shapeways for a while either--looks like some people are doing some new and interesting things. Still have been able to summon up the courage for the articulated mantis shrimp though.

http://www.shapeways.com/product/5PT74LDTS/articulated-mantis-shrimp-o-scyllarus (http://www.shapeways.com/product/5PT74LDTS/articulated-mantis-shrimp-o-scyllarus)

The user actually has several jointed arthropods. Just saying.

Now make a polypterid!

the articulated ones are too expensive, and I don't really like articulated figures. I prefer them as solid and an immobile as possible :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on June 04, 2015, 09:56:20 PM
I've been tempted by that shrimp for months now! I'd probably be satisfied by the AAA version if it ever came up for sale :P
Both of them and the Yujin shrimp are on my bucket list, someday...
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on June 04, 2015, 09:59:39 PM
I've been tempted by that shrimp for months now! I'd probably be satisfied by the AAA version if it ever came up for sale :P
Both of them and the Yujin shrimp are on my bucket list, someday...

I have the Yujin (and the Yowies). It's pretty great--but the sheer size of the AAA makes it ones of those someday-maybe figures! The Shapeways is only 6+ inches long, so it's not even a full size one!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on June 04, 2015, 11:08:53 PM
the Discovery channel Poisonous and Dangerous Animals came in today. Size-wise they are comparable to, for example, the Safari Venomous Creatures TOOB figures. They are also much better than the cheap ebay photo.

Here are the arthropods (I posed the black widow upside down); notice the bee has a defined stinger!:

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1433454734857_20150604_174853_zps2pkwur1v.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1433454734857_20150604_174853_zps2pkwur1v.jpg.html)

For Sean, here is the piranha :) (notice the defined teeth!):

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1433454732675_20150604_175139_zpswuqrc0om.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1433454732675_20150604_175139_zpswuqrc0om.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on June 04, 2015, 11:19:37 PM
Those got there in a hurry! We'll have to figure how I'm getting my figures!

Interestingly, that is so not a red-bellied. Not sure what it's supposed to be.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on June 04, 2015, 11:24:21 PM
Those got there in a hurry! We'll have to figure how I'm getting my figures!

Interestingly, that is so not a red-bellied. Not sure what it's supposed to be.

the lower fins are def redder than in the pic here
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on June 06, 2015, 11:54:52 AM
Congrats again, Blaine! :-)
I posted this too soon--didn't see that the Sagra figure was broken; the two forelegs were broken and barely hanging on. The two middle legs were completely broken off and not in the package, which means they were packed up broken!!! Shapeways just did a refund. Last time they just replaced the order. I am not going to order again anytime soon so I may not ever replace the Sagra. Or I may just fix the forelegs and live with a (free) figure lacking mesothoracic legs LOL
Oh, sorry. :-\ I've seen the model at shapeways, looks great. I hope you find a way to make proper middle legs for it.
I haven't been to Shapeways for a while either--looks like some people are doing some new and interesting things. Still have been able to summon up the courage for the articulated mantis shrimp though.

http://www.shapeways.com/product/5PT74LDTS/articulated-mantis-shrimp-o-scyllarus (http://www.shapeways.com/product/5PT74LDTS/articulated-mantis-shrimp-o-scyllarus)

The user actually has several jointed arthropods. Just saying.

Now make a polypterid!
Can't wait to see photos of the actual model! 8) Yes, they are expensive. But I must confess that I'm tempted to get the articulated scolopender.

Well, I got no new animal figure... but a new scale human figure for size comparisons with my animal toys. And now I can finally fill my 1:16 / 1:17 gap with...

(http://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/s960x960/11159887_10205960108660097_5459765393291236106_o.jpg)
Ay.  ;D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on June 07, 2015, 09:06:37 PM
My last acquisitions  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-06-03%2022.22.08_zpsvhkxzwop.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-06-05%2018.09.21_zpss9outmnq.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-06-06%2020.06.00_zps9rmf7qjw.jpg)


Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on June 11, 2015, 01:55:16 AM
got the 2015 Takara T.A.R.Ts. hercules beetle today; very nice, much better than I thought, and a good size! Slightly bigger than a typical gashapon but not too big.
Sorry no pic; didnt feel like going through the hoops right now of imaging another D. hercules ;-)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on June 12, 2015, 02:25:38 PM
cool new acquisitions everyone
my new ones:
the vintage first Schleich African elephant pair
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi047/schleich%20african%20elephant%202_zpsm35wc6fl.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi047/schleich%20african%20elephant%202_zpsm35wc6fl.jpg.html)
AAA African elephant
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi047/AAA%20african%20elephant%202_zps7tundfqq.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi047/AAA%20african%20elephant%202_zps7tundfqq.jpg.html)
Safari Ltd life size sally lightfoot crab
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi047/safari%20ltd%20sally%20lightfoot%20crab%202_zpssrkgvbz3.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi047/safari%20ltd%20sally%20lightfoot%20crab%202_zpssrkgvbz3.jpg.html)
Re-ment cheetah
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi050/re-ment%20cheetah%202_zpswhybiwuc.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi050/re-ment%20cheetah%202_zpswhybiwuc.jpg.html)
NBGI mexican red knee tarantula (that doesnt quite look like one)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi050/NBGI%20tarantula%201_zpstqfeatvx.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi050/NBGI%20tarantula%201_zpstqfeatvx.jpg.html)
NBGI skate
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi050/NBGI%20skate%201_zpsn6ymq37y.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi050/NBGI%20skate%201_zpsn6ymq37y.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi050/NBGI%20skate%203_zpspzbvqspd.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi050/NBGI%20skate%203_zpspzbvqspd.jpg.html)
NBGI leaf turtles
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi050/NBGI%20leaf%20turtles%201_zpsof7xwr5n.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi050/NBGI%20leaf%20turtles%201_zpsof7xwr5n.jpg.html)
Re-ment gorillas
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi049/re-ment%20gorilla%201_zpsv36bq30x.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi049/re-ment%20gorilla%201_zpsv36bq30x.jpg.html)
NBGI snakes
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi049/NBGI%20cobra%202_zpshta5vgdg.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi049/NBGI%20cobra%202_zpshta5vgdg.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi049/NBGI%20blue%20snake%202_zps3qcwsoik.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi049/NBGI%20blue%20snake%202_zps3qcwsoik.jpg.html)
NBGI black eagle
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi049/NBGI%20black%20eagle%201_zpshcua10i8.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi049/NBGI%20black%20eagle%201_zpshcua10i8.jpg.html)
NBGI crocodilian
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi049/NBGI%20alligator%202_zpsqhuzz4s9.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi049/NBGI%20alligator%202_zpsqhuzz4s9.jpg.html)
Schleich white tigress
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi048/schleich%20white%20tigress%202_zps1nid8cnm.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi048/schleich%20white%20tigress%202_zps1nid8cnm.jpg.html)
Schleich tiger cub
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi048/schleich%20tiger%20cub%201_zpscbzsezv5.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi048/schleich%20tiger%20cub%201_zpscbzsezv5.jpg.html)
Schleich ostriches
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi048/schleich%20ostrich%20and%20chick%202_zpszlo4qxl8.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi048/schleich%20ostrich%20and%20chick%202_zpszlo4qxl8.jpg.html)
Schleich male chimp
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi048/schleich%20chimp%20male%202_zpsbe3pd690.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi048/schleich%20chimp%20male%202_zpsbe3pd690.jpg.html)
Schleich Asian elephant
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi048/schleich%20asian%20elephant%20bull%202_zpsrsl74kce.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi048/schleich%20asian%20elephant%20bull%202_zpsrsl74kce.jpg.html)
Schleich African elephant
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi048/schelich%20african%20elephant%20bull%202_zpsc5lp6bhf.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi048/schelich%20african%20elephant%20bull%202_zpsc5lp6bhf.jpg.html)
Safari Ltd African wild hunting dog
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi048/safari%20ltd%20wild%20hunting%20dog%202_zpsvm5cbqqu.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi048/safari%20ltd%20wild%20hunting%20dog%202_zpsvm5cbqqu.jpg.html)
Safari Ltd chinstrap penguin
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi048/safari%20ltd%20chin%20strap%20penguin%201_zpspulajjex.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi048/safari%20ltd%20chin%20strap%20penguin%201_zpspulajjex.jpg.html)
Safari Ltd alligator
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi048/safari%20ltd%20alligator%202_zpslgbxcnmw.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi048/safari%20ltd%20alligator%202_zpslgbxcnmw.jpg.html)
Nayab wild boar
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi048/nayab%20wild%20boar%202_zpsgvnrmuls.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi048/nayab%20wild%20boar%202_zpsgvnrmuls.jpg.html)
Mojo Fun honey badger pair
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi048/mojo%20fun%20honey%20badger%20pair%202_zpsl2a0547f.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi048/mojo%20fun%20honey%20badger%20pair%202_zpsl2a0547f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on June 12, 2015, 03:18:58 PM
what is NGBI? Would love that neat, albeit kinda odd, tarantula.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on June 12, 2015, 04:19:36 PM
what is NGBI? Would love that neat, albeit kinda odd, tarantula.

They are also known as Animal Kaiser--it's a card/toy collector game in, of course, Japan. Some of their models are very good (I have a couple, with a big lot coming) and some of them are...more sci fi? There's a hyena that I won't bother with, because it has sunglasses on, for example. I don't need hyena-Poochie.

But they do make some good fish (I have a piranha!) and reptiles--I have a lot coming from Brett at some point, but I don't think I have much for inverts on it. I'll see after I strip it of the interesting-to-me ones!

The best part is that, if you find the cards, they name the animals right down to species, so no guessing. So the skate isn't just a skate (I have it)--it's Raja velezi, the Velez skate.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on June 13, 2015, 12:54:18 AM
yes after an internet search I realized they were Kaiser :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: OkapiBoy on June 14, 2015, 07:17:53 PM
Beautiful CollectA ungulates is the word of the day! ;D
I'm really loving the Chiru and Woodland Caribou figures, both from their 2015 line, as well as the follow deer from last year. Walkabout for both the Chiru and caribou on the CollectA thread.
[(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops048/DSCN1873_zpsp5hsyvxq.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops048/DSCN1873_zpsp5hsyvxq.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops048/DSCN1863_zpsnn98nrxz.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops048/DSCN1863_zpsnn98nrxz.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops048/DSCN1876_zpstfcncg3s.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops048/DSCN1876_zpstfcncg3s.jpg.html)(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p323/Bokichops/Bokichops048/DSCN1877_zps3ulmcgsg.jpg) (http://s344.photobucket.com/user/Bokichops/media/Bokichops048/DSCN1877_zps3ulmcgsg.jpg.html)]
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on June 16, 2015, 11:10:04 PM
recently went ahead and got these vintage toy insects. I was hesitant at first, but glad I did. The 'flying' earwig and long-horned grasshopper are esp. nice. There are several of these on eBay that for some reason are all missing the moths(?).
Anyone else think the 'dragonfly' looks more like an adult antlion? :)
I will probably use the same satin primer I use for the Shapeways figures on these, to keep what paint they still have!

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1434490513433_20150616_173434_zpsf79ufucp.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1434490513433_20150616_173434_zpsf79ufucp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on June 17, 2015, 07:04:24 PM
Congrats, Jetoar, sauroid, OkapiBoy, and Blaine! :)
Anyone else think the 'dragonfly' looks more like an adult antlion? :)
Well, antennae longer than the head and forewing without nodus - yes, that looks like an antlion.

Not that many newcomers for me, recently, but I got a few ones I'm really happy with... Anjian Collection cicada and an Australovenator pin, both were gifts by Helge! ^-^ And the Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Northern White-faced Owl, Ptilopsis leucotis, off ebay.
(http://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11535848_10206041494374689_474659635753463430_n.jpg?oh=0201a5dbf363fb313ec1b97fe2b82078&oe=56313716)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sphyrna18 on June 17, 2015, 07:42:18 PM
I love the Kaiyodo Owls - definitely some of the nicer Capsule Q "gimmick" sets released! Per chance, do you have any plans to do walk arounds of the owls? Including the scales haha? I'm terrible at getting good measurements of bird figures, especially species like owls, which are often portrayed huddled down. Even without knowing the scales, these are some mighty great sculpts. Congrats!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on June 17, 2015, 08:38:58 PM
I love the Kaiyodo Owls - definitely some of the nicer Capsule Q "gimmick" sets released! Per chance, do you have any plans to do walk arounds of the owls? Including the scales haha? I'm terrible at getting good measurements of bird figures, especially species like owls, which are often portrayed huddled down. Even without knowing the scales, these are some mighty great sculpts. Congrats!
Thanks, Chad! :) I don't have the entire set (I passed on the Barn Owl and Snowy Owl). The Ural Owl stands 40 mm high and I estimated the total length at 55 mm (difficult to say exactly, just like you mentioned we don't know exactly how long the figure would be if it could be fully stretched out), so I'd say it may be around 1:9 to 1:11. The Little Owl's length would probably be around 40 mm, so that would make it 1:5 to 1:6, and the Northern White-faced Owl is just slightly larger, around 46 mm (height is 33 mm), so it would be around 1:4 to 1:5. I already thought about making walk-arounds, too. :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: postsaurischian on June 18, 2015, 10:10:14 PM
Not that many newcomers for me, recently, but I got a few ones I'm really happy with... Anjian Collection cicada and an Australovenator pin, both were gifts by Helge! ^-^ And the Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Northern White-faced Owl, Ptilopsis leucotis, off ebay.

 :) It's cool to see that pic. The cicada made a loooong trip half around the world with one stop at Singapore ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on June 19, 2015, 08:48:48 PM
:) It's cool to see that pic. The cicada made a loooong trip half around the world with one stop at Singapore ^-^.
Many thanks, Helge! :-) was it just the cicada or did you have to make a stop in Singapore on your flight back home?

Oh, and finally I got the Skilcraft Reptile and Amphibian Kit - from a seller in Germany (which means no import tax and low shipping cost)! :)
(http://scontent-ams2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/t31.0-8/1501564_10206052933740666_6096696143160338026_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stemturtle on June 19, 2015, 10:27:29 PM
Nice catch, brontodocus. There's something for everyone in that Skilcraft set.
It's irresistible.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on June 20, 2015, 10:55:38 AM
holy cow, the chuckwalla alone makes it worth it.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on June 21, 2015, 09:27:18 AM
Thanks, stemturtle and Blaine! :) Having begun to assemble some of the models I see in many cases the fit of parts is far from perfect. It's amazing what stemturtle made out of the super tiny red eft (see penultimate photo in this post (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=368.msg8429#msg8429)). This model is so small (approx. 40 mm including tail) that at first I thought it was missing on the sprues.

Something I just bought yesterday in a supermarket (didn't take a photo) was a small insect exploration set by Clementoni which included three insect models. Those are made out of cheap plastic but the sculpts are quite nice. There's an ant, a stag beetle (obviously Lucanus cervus) and a giant rhinoceros beetle, Chalcosoma atlas. The latter two are about average life size. They are completely black, I might paint at least the stag beetle.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stemturtle on June 21, 2015, 11:55:20 AM
Thanks, stemturtle and Blaine! :) Having begun to assemble some of the models I see in many cases the fit of parts is far from perfect. It's amazing what stemturtle made out of the super tiny red eft (see penultimate photo in this post (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=368.msg8429#msg8429)). This model is so small (approx. 40 mm including tail) that at first I thought it was missing on the sprues.

Plastic putty and a magnifying glass help with the newt. I appreciate your kind words.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on June 21, 2015, 07:57:09 PM
Such a beautiful kit! Something to go on my lifetime bucket list!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on June 22, 2015, 06:41:27 PM
Lovely replicas, these are my last  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-06-11%2021.56.06_zps4irimycg.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-06-13%2016.41.27_zpsm3cazlg9.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-06-21%2001.05.56_zpsovocni3y.jpg)

Lego is awesome  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on June 23, 2015, 04:24:59 AM
Nice catch with the Schleich Musk ox--it's easily one of their best models.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sphyrna18 on June 24, 2015, 08:05:36 PM
I love the Kaiyodo Owls - definitely some of the nicer Capsule Q "gimmick" sets released! Per chance, do you have any plans to do walk arounds of the owls? Including the scales haha? I'm terrible at getting good measurements of bird figures, especially species like owls, which are often portrayed huddled down. Even without knowing the scales, these are some mighty great sculpts. Congrats!
Thanks, Chad! :) I don't have the entire set (I passed on the Barn Owl and Snowy Owl). The Ural Owl stands 40 mm high and I estimated the total length at 55 mm (difficult to say exactly, just like you mentioned we don't know exactly how long the figure would be if it could be fully stretched out), so I'd say it may be around 1:9 to 1:11. The Little Owl's length would probably be around 40 mm, so that would make it 1:5 to 1:6, and the Northern White-faced Owl is just slightly larger, around 46 mm (height is 33 mm), so it would be around 1:4 to 1:5. I already thought about making walk-arounds, too. :)

Thanks, Andre! Sorry for taking so long to say that - I haven't had a chance to login for a while, but I always find your scales most helpful (especially since I predominately display my collections by scale).  I had measured the Ural Owl completely incorrectly (and thankfully had stopped there!), so your measurement and estimations could not have been more helpful! Thanks again!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on June 25, 2015, 10:48:30 PM
I just received the stag beetle and tiger beetle by Jetoar (see them here: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1490.msg12642#msg12642).
Will post pics once I attach and secure the legs. The paint job on the Cicindela is better than expected!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on June 29, 2015, 08:12:20 PM
Today I bought one of the coolest figures of MBA line: Sperm Whale. I will show images of it when it will arrive  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on July 03, 2015, 03:38:49 PM
Today I received four of the 6 figures in the recent Kitan Club isopods set. WOW, they are nice! Of course, I do not have the life-sized KC figure for comparison.

In addition to the four illustrated below, there were 'strap' versions of the large, flat gray and brown figures (the two, semi-curled figures were also strap figures, but I removed the chains).

It was my understanding there are three species among these, but the paperwork only identifies the large gray figure as Bathynomus giganteus. I am snooping around, but maybe Andre or someone else can know or figure out what all the species are. Morphologically they appear to be two, if not three, species, but this could also be developmental differences for all I know :)

EDIT:. My source has looked into it, and apparently the brown specimens are juveniles and the yellow figure is a freshly-moulted (or possibly albino) juvenile (but I am leaning towards the former).

The large gray figure is 103 mm; it appears to be made of three pieces but it comes assembled. The elongate brown figure is 60 mm and the two coiled figures are 30 mm 'in diameter'

dorsal:

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1435933192951_20150703_101859_zpsbntkx9cn.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1435933192951_20150703_101859_zpsbntkx9cn.jpg.html)

ventral:

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1435933190568_20150703_101912_zpsjzge1yky.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1435933190568_20150703_101912_zpsjzge1yky.jpg.html)

I will do a walk-around or two once I have the species figured out...
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on July 04, 2015, 09:34:19 PM
more goodies for me this weekend. This is the Safari LTD Butterflies of the World Collectors Case. It came out in 2001 and I am baffled by how I never had this already! There are 12 species, all much better quality than their recent Butterflies TOOB (and not the same sculpts!).
I think I will do a 'review' in the Walk-arounds section and show them all in one thread. If you can read the names under the figures, they do not match. Looks like the figures were placed randomly within the case. Maybe it was intended to be a matching game ;-)

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1436041827093_20150704_162956_zpssyvr7ftl.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1436041827093_20150704_162956_zpssyvr7ftl.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on July 06, 2015, 10:49:21 PM
Congrats, Blaine! :) And sorry to be so late (I've been busy with organising this semester's final field trips with our students and PCB cleanup in my office at uni). The Kitan Club isopods are gorgeous. I'd love to get them, too, I still haven't decided if I should pass on the large B. giganteus since I have the life size one already. Not sure about the enrolled ones but the stretched out, reddish brown one looks like B. doederleini - quite slender, parallel-sided body, rear margin of pleotelson with few spines and no dorsomedian ridge on the pleotelson. The only problem I see is that the spines on the pleotelson seem to be only five, not seven, and are not uneven in length as they should be in that species. But in B. doederleini the smallest spines are those directly left and right of the central one - could it be they were just omitted in the figure?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on July 07, 2015, 07:56:43 PM
My last acquisitions.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-06-27%2018.20.08_zps458ewz9t.jpg)

and one of my treasures  ^-^

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-07-07%2018.45.30_zpsnwq4p5jc.jpg)

MBA Sperm Whale.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on July 08, 2015, 12:24:18 AM
My big order from MiniZoo arrived this morning. I'm very pleased, everything arrived quickly and in great condition.

Last years Quetzalcoatlus is beautiful, but I've never been a big fan of diorama pieces so I couldn't help but free that little sauropod from its bill. A quick touch up and they should both look better than new, keep an eye on my customs thread.
(http://img12.deviantart.net/5e30/i/2015/188/2/5/collecta_quetzalcoatlus_by_michell_vall-d90c5va.jpg)
(http://img04.deviantart.net/f4e6/i/2015/188/b/a/collecta_quetzalcoatlus_by_michell_vall-d90c5ul.jpg)

Last years Mosasaurus is undeniably amongst the best ever made. The smoother features of the body contrast nicely with the many tiny details of the head, the only accuracy issue I found is the lack of a forked tongue, but its still within plausibility.
(http://pre01.deviantart.net/9348/th/pre/f/2015/188/f/3/collecta_mosasaurus_by_michell_vall-d90c5nm.jpg)
(http://img13.deviantart.net/6780/i/2015/188/7/0/collecta_mosasaurus_by_michell_vall-d90c5he.jpg)

The CollectA Therizinosaurus (can you guess from what year :P ) is also a beautiful piece. While I disagree with the choice of leaving the underside bare and of ending the wing at the wrist its still a very beautiful sculpt and though I would say it is underfeathered I would not say it is strictly inaccurate.
(http://img01.deviantart.net/0b07/i/2015/188/5/e/collecta_therizinosaurus_by_michell_vall-d90c5fk.jpg)
(http://pre02.deviantart.net/6969/th/pre/f/2015/188/5/7/collecta_therizinosaurus_by_michell_vall-d90c59e.jpg)

The biggest surprise of the lot was the pelican by Australian Science and Nature. A beautiful and detailed little figure, I will stand by words when I say this puts the versions by Safari and Schleich to shame, and for a fraction of their cost (a little under $3 CAD!).
(http://pre06.deviantart.net/0c26/th/pre/f/2015/188/5/d/australian_science_and_nature_white_pelican_by_michell_vall-d90c57t.jpg)
(http://pre00.deviantart.net/e316/th/pre/f/2015/188/0/9/australian_science_and_nature_white_pelican_by_michell_vall-d90c554.jpg)
(http://img10.deviantart.net/91c8/i/2015/188/a/5/australian_science_and_nature_white_pelican_by_michell_vall-d90c52b.jpg)

Last but certainly not least, this beauty has just had a review written in her honor which should be up on the DTB shortly!
(http://orig14.deviantart.net/e0dd/f/2015/188/b/9/collecta_guidraco_by_michell_vall-d90c67f.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on July 08, 2015, 08:02:16 PM
Congrats, Jetoar & stargatedalek! :) The AoA pelican is bigger than I thought (but, well, some of their models are surprisingly large).

Well, only one newcomer for me today... but one I'm really happy to have:
(http://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/t31.0-8/11700589_10206178606162398_8536432286070624095_o.jpg)
 ^-^
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on July 11, 2015, 12:11:57 PM
that is such a beautiful salamander figure Dr. Andre, so life-like.

just a few new ones
Epoch sea turtle
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi054/epoch%20sea%20turtle%201_zpsgoj7zpnr.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi054/epoch%20sea%20turtle%201_zpsgoj7zpnr.jpg.html)
NBGI animal kaizer blue tiger
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi054/NBGI%20blue%20tiger_zpsyf1ayrry.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi054/NBGI%20blue%20tiger_zpsyf1ayrry.jpg.html)
Favorite Co. gws
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi052/favorite%20great%20white%20shark%203_zpsz5a8fpw4.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi052/favorite%20great%20white%20shark%203_zpsz5a8fpw4.jpg.html)
NBGI sperm whale
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi056/NBGI%20sperm%20whale%20%202_zpsebhykb6u.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi056/NBGI%20sperm%20whale%20%202_zpsebhykb6u.jpg.html)
NBGI swordfish
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi056/NBGI%20blue%20marlin%202_zpsxifpquln.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi056/NBGI%20blue%20marlin%202_zpsxifpquln.jpg.html)
Kaiyodo tokara stag beetle
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi057/kaiyodo%20tokara%20stag%20beetle%201_zpsijfkkmws.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi057/kaiyodo%20tokara%20stag%20beetle%201_zpsijfkkmws.jpg.html)
goliath beetle (funny animal series)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi057/FAS%20goliath%20beetle%201_zpsewztl6r1.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi057/FAS%20goliath%20beetle%201_zpsewztl6r1.jpg.html)
bird tales Aeshna nigroflava
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi057/kaiyodo%20bird%20tales%20dragonfly_zpsba4ihbdl.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi057/kaiyodo%20bird%20tales%20dragonfly_zpsba4ihbdl.jpg.html)
Kaiyodo veiled chameleon (2 var.)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi057/kaiyodo%20chams%201_zpsmytqb5in.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi057/kaiyodo%20chams%201_zpsmytqb5in.jpg.html)
goby (can anyone ID this figure? i got it as a freebie. im guessing Yujin or Colorata)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi056/goby%202_zpsmsvv4kdt.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi056/goby%202_zpsmsvv4kdt.jpg.html)
thresher sharks from PV and Safari
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi056/thresher%20sharks%202_zpsj8glwwo2.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi056/thresher%20sharks%202_zpsj8glwwo2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on July 11, 2015, 03:16:41 PM
goby (can anyone ID this figure? i got it as a freebie. im guessing Yujin or Colorata)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi056/goby%202_zpsmsvv4kdt.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi056/goby%202_zpsmsvv4kdt.jpg.html)


Seriously?  :P I've been doing a series of Yujin Freshwater Fishes Series fish, and you don't know what it is--I put up a walkaround on Wednesday:

http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1622.0 (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1622.0)

It's the Amur Goby from Yujin, Series II. Given the colouring, it could be from the Original release, where the paint jobs weren't quite as well-defined, but it could just be the photo lighting.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on July 13, 2015, 12:11:20 AM
this weekend I received a handful of Jetoar's creations:

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1436742626302_20150712_190747_zpsheeekzad.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1436742626302_20150712_190747_zpsheeekzad.jpg.html)

These things always look much better in person than in the pics on this site!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on July 13, 2015, 12:20:40 AM
Thanks for your words Blaine  ^-^. I am glad that you like them. My camera is not enough good to show all details of them.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on July 14, 2015, 09:22:52 AM
Congrats, sauroid & Blaine! :) Yes, the colours look great on Jetoar's models. 8)

EDIT: Oh, and now the postman was here... funny coincidence - yesterday I was leading a field trip to the nature reserve "Kupferberg" in Iserlohn where we found this:

(http://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/t31.0-8/s960x960/11412049_10206209405812370_7547230955140244617_o.jpg)

...and in the parcel the postman brought was this:

(http://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/t31.0-8/s2048x2048/11401285_10206209406932398_363998938182500362_o.jpg)

Anguis fragilis, Slow worm by 3B Scientific (and a real specimen of the same species in the photo above which, of course, isn't an acquisition and was released after presenting to the students). :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on July 17, 2015, 03:50:31 AM
I got really lucky at Value Village today. A JPS1 velociraptor, even with most of its claws chipped, is still a JPS1 velociraptor ;) It was in a grab bag with a WWD3D theater cup top pachyrhinosaurus (not pictured) and a generic grey monster thing (which was quick in line for next years flea market season).

(http://img13.deviantart.net/c3af/i/2015/197/d/9/jps1_velociraptor_by_michell_vall-d91lych.jpg)

I've seen these strange little electronic birds around TRU, but they mysteriously disappeared from the animals section (I never actually thought to check the young girls section, I only ever check animals and action figures :P ). Its not the sort of art style I'm really drawn to, but for $1 I couldn't pass it up. But I swear, that is the single most ominous thing I have ever heard. I feel like its about to explode or maybe hijack a spaceship. I have a video of its terrifying sound.

(http://img10.deviantart.net/921e/i/2015/197/d/6/mai_birb_by_michell_vall-d91lyex.jpg)
(http://img14.deviantart.net/73a1/i/2015/197/7/e/dis_is_a_birb_by_michell_vall-d91lydq.jpg)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hn9_TFt8Bc&feature=youtu.be

And by far the most exciting find, a far from mint JPS1 Young Rex! And I didn't have to buy any huge bags of chinasaurs alongside it :P
(http://img05.deviantart.net/0c39/i/2015/197/b/1/jpsi_young_rex_by_michell_vall-d91lybi.jpg)
(http://img08.deviantart.net/da9d/i/2015/197/b/5/jpsi_young_rex_by_michell_vall-d91lyaa.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on July 17, 2015, 09:26:12 PM
Nice acquistions  ^-^. Tomorrow is my birthday and today I have received some acquisitions  :)).

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-07-08%2022.34.36_zpsaiuk2mjl.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-07-17%2017.54.31_zpsby5tb8xl.jpg)

Another Beast Wars figure for my collection  :)).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on July 18, 2015, 11:01:01 AM
@sbell: thanks for the info.

new stuff (Schleich, Bullyland, Kaiyodo, Safari Ltd, etc.)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi057/kaiyodo%20pets%201_zpsdbai7sh2.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi057/kaiyodo%20pets%201_zpsdbai7sh2.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi057/kaiyodo%20persian%202_zpsouw41wnu.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi057/kaiyodo%20persian%202_zpsouw41wnu.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi057/kaiyodo%20frenchie%201_zpsvvf8f9le.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi057/kaiyodo%20frenchie%201_zpsvvf8f9le.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi057/kaiyodo%20british%20shorthair%20red%20tabby_zpsebpk8kdp.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi057/kaiyodo%20british%20shorthair%20red%20tabby_zpsebpk8kdp.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi056/bullyland%20leopard%20cub%202_zpskdxugtmc.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi056/bullyland%20leopard%20cub%202_zpskdxugtmc.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi056/safari%20ltd%20horse%201_zpsjukphref.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi056/safari%20ltd%20horse%201_zpsjukphref.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi056/unknown%20brand%20mountain%20goat%20%202_zpsrnuatuxk.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi056/unknown%20brand%20mountain%20goat%20%202_zpsrnuatuxk.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi057/unknown%20dachshund_zpsn0ldgq5i.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi057/unknown%20dachshund_zpsn0ldgq5i.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi057/schleich%20orca%201_zpsn9tgsdgx.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi057/schleich%20orca%201_zpsn9tgsdgx.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi057/schleich%20okapi%202_zpsxucvmb3z.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi057/schleich%20okapi%202_zpsxucvmb3z.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi057/schleich%20black%20bear%20and%20cub%201_zpsrynmtirr.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi057/schleich%20black%20bear%20and%20cub%201_zpsrynmtirr.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi056/schleich%20sea%20lion%201_zpsbg05wipe.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi056/schleich%20sea%20lion%201_zpsbg05wipe.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi056/schleich%20octopus%203_zps22vu5ex5.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi056/schleich%20octopus%203_zps22vu5ex5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: docronnie on July 18, 2015, 12:13:08 PM
Congrats everyone on your new hauls! :)

From my toy hunts:

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff180/doc_ronnie/All%20Toys/Toy%20Animals/Bandai%20NBGI%20Purple%20Lion_zps0xod6s6v.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/doc_ronnie/media/All%20Toys/Toy%20Animals/Bandai%20NBGI%20Purple%20Lion_zps0xod6s6v.jpg.html)
(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff180/doc_ronnie/All%20Toys/Toy%20Animals/Bandai%20NBGI%20Purple%20Lion%202_zpsxknvnawh.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/doc_ronnie/media/All%20Toys/Toy%20Animals/Bandai%20NBGI%20Purple%20Lion%202_zpsxknvnawh.jpg.html)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff180/doc_ronnie/All%20Toys/Toy%20Animals/Happinet%20Girraffe_zpskekqvigi.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/doc_ronnie/media/All%20Toys/Toy%20Animals/Happinet%20Girraffe_zpskekqvigi.jpg.html)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff180/doc_ronnie/All%20Toys/Toy%20Animals/Happinet%20Lion_zps40dhxudr.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/doc_ronnie/media/All%20Toys/Toy%20Animals/Happinet%20Lion_zps40dhxudr.jpg.html)

TFL!  :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on July 19, 2015, 12:14:36 PM
Yesterday was my birthday  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-07-18%2021.42.44_zpsgrspbzni.jpg)

An these are soome of my gifts  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on July 19, 2015, 02:38:00 PM
happy birthday Jetoar!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on July 19, 2015, 03:09:38 PM
Thank you sauroid  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on July 20, 2015, 01:54:46 PM
Thanks to bmathison1972 I now have 5 of the Discovery Channel animals:

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/655vp5fhxmovjxd/HPIM8349.JPG?dl=0)

And from the STS forum, I was able to trade for a Play Visions spotted hyena!

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/v4n41rdiap4jza1/HPIM8366.JPG?dl=0)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on July 20, 2015, 09:52:35 PM
Today I received the new Kaiyodo set, 'Insects Gather to Sap - Night Feast of Midsummer'. All I can say is, wow. Very nice. The whole set is recommended. All figures also have a small magnet on the underside (but they are still typical gashapon-style detail). I love how the sap accent is translucent in the lighter areas of the sap. The figures are not terribly big, either.

I will probably do a 'review' of the set (like I have recent vintage figures), but individuals may warrant walk-arounds.

The whole set (although yes, there are two sap-nitidulid pieces; I just didn't image both here):

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1437425099582_20150720_164321_zps9qxz8akv.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1437425099582_20150720_164321_zps9qxz8akv.jpg.html)

close-up of the sap/nitidulid:

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1437425097319_20150720_164331_zpsmnjnbnfe.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1437425097319_20150720_164331_zpsmnjnbnfe.jpg.html)

I also got these two figures. Not sure who makes them (anyone recognize them?). They quality is so-so. As you can probably see from the paperwork, they are part of a larger set of 20. However, I only invested in the Goliathus and Cheirotonus, as they are less-frequently made (others in the set were your usual Japanese beetle fare).

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1437425095209_20150720_164421_zpskuywjjtv.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1437425095209_20150720_164421_zpskuywjjtv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on July 21, 2015, 10:58:40 PM
Yay, congrats altogether! :) And happy belated birthday, Jetoar! :-[ ^-^
Ah, those sap feeders! 8) I decided I'll wait with my order until I return from my holiday (I'll be offline for two weeks beginning this Saturday). And, Blaine, while I don't recognise the company, I'm interested in which other species are also part of that set the Goliathus and Cheirotonus come from. If there are 20 figures altogether the rest will surely be more diverse than just Dorcus hopei binodulosus and Trypoxylus dichotomus! ;D At least, from what I can see the stag beetles don't look too familiar.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on July 21, 2015, 11:30:19 PM
Wonderful new acquisitions friends and thank you Brontodocus for your backslapping  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: mermaidgrey on July 25, 2015, 01:45:38 PM
Yesterday was my birthday  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-07-18%2021.42.44_zpsgrspbzni.jpg)

An these are soome of my gifts  ^-^.

Oh wow! That dinosaur is gorgeous! Happy birthday!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: mermaidgrey on July 25, 2015, 01:49:02 PM
this weekend I received a handful of Jetoar's creations:

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1436742626302_20150712_190747_zpsheeekzad.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1436742626302_20150712_190747_zpsheeekzad.jpg.html)

These things always look much better in person than in the pics on this site!

Jetoar made these models? Wow, they are wonderful! What a great addition to your collection :) also, brontodocus I love your salamander and slow worm. Both are so life like! I've always thought slow worms are really cute :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on July 25, 2015, 03:42:35 PM
Thanks partner, I am glad that you like them too  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on July 25, 2015, 08:03:34 PM
received more of Jetoar's creations today. The color on the cepcropia moth is spectacular, and the detail on the underside of the horseshoe crab is really good (I was initially going to pass on the horseshoe crab; glad I did not!)

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1437850916908_20150725_150120_zps3wwr2pjq.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1437850916908_20150725_150120_zps3wwr2pjq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on July 25, 2015, 08:54:16 PM
Thanks Blaine, so they arrived earlier than I thought it. I  am really proud about Cecropia ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on August 05, 2015, 06:23:53 PM
My last acquisitions  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-08-05%2013.24.35_zps9yzeuopi.jpg)

Acro is really beautiful.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: pelycosaurus on August 05, 2015, 06:28:39 PM
Here is my haul for the past 2 weeks from the thrift store and swap meet.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/spino529/001_6.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/spino529/002_3.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/spino529/003_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on August 05, 2015, 07:11:20 PM
Wonderful haul  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: pelycosaurus on August 05, 2015, 07:33:44 PM
my favorite one is the giant vinyl orca. The chap mei orca had its fins missing so i plan to resculpt them.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on August 05, 2015, 08:20:45 PM
Tauntauns aren't real!  :P

And apparently I have those, and other CollectA, waiting for me at home right now for my store--up in a couple days!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: pelycosaurus on August 06, 2015, 02:59:17 AM
Tauntauns aren't real!  :P

And apparently I have those, and other CollectA, waiting for me at home right now for my store--up in a couple days!

The tauntaun will make a nice procoptodon once i modify it.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on August 09, 2015, 04:31:08 AM
(http://img06.deviantart.net/1434/i/2015/220/b/5/new_england_haul_by_michell_vall-d94v365.jpg)
(http://img14.deviantart.net/30ea/i/2015/220/6/7/new_england_haul_by_michell_vall-d94v33s.jpg)

Mahi-Mahi pillow (Bass Pro Shop)
Gouldian Finch (Safari Incredible Creatures)
Blue Crab (Safari Incredible Creatures)
Alligator Snapping Turtle (Safari Incredible Creatures)
Dying Poison Dart Frog (Safari but unsure what line)
Safari Good Luck Minis: Spinosaurus, Bottlenose Dolphin, and two dart frogs the exact species I don't know
Archaeopteryx (Wild Safari)
Gastornis (Wild Safari)
Yutyrannus (Wild Safari)
Postosuchus (Wild Safari)
Giant Squid (Wild Safari)
Triceratops x2 (Invicta)
Iguanodon (Invicta)
JW 15 Pack Blindbag
JW Stegoceratops
African Penguin ("The Collection", shame I didn't realize sooner it was a Safari bootleg)
Frog Toob (K&M)
JW Mosasaur vs Submarine
Schleich Stork
An unknown wooden snail from a yardsale, it might come from a museum (since a lot of their other things were!)

I had to pass on a lot of things, a pheasant mount, a few museum mounts (with cases!) from that yardsale, and even someone offering a baby parrot (live) due to space (and border police with regards to the parrot).

(http://img09.deviantart.net/1a89/i/2015/220/8/3/1_1_mahi_mahi_plush_by_michell_vall-d94v2xe.jpg)
(http://img09.deviantart.net/26c8/i/2015/220/d/f/wooden_snail_by_michell_vall-d94v2zr.jpg)
(http://img06.deviantart.net/f6c6/i/2015/220/e/3/wooden_snail_by_michell_vall-d94v318.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on August 09, 2015, 04:35:25 PM
(http://img15.deviantart.net/b28d/i/2015/221/8/0/savage_gear_soft_lures_by_michell_vall-d94x6wv.jpg)

Didn't unpack these last night so I'm just getting picks now, but this is the last of it. Not really toys but definitely really cool. Got amazing prices on these, so I just couldn't turn them down. The box says they create them using 3D scans of real fish and then use computer simulations to design the fins to make them move realistically. Although I kinda doubt the largemouth are actually from juvenile largemouth, probably a mold they use for multiple patterns. I've had cheap soft lures do funny things (*cough* melt through a plywood shelf *cough*) before but these are pretty high end, the rubber is a lot stronger and higher quality than most soft lures. I still wouldn't store them with other kinds of plastics (especially other rubbers!)

(http://img15.deviantart.net/a8a1/i/2015/221/a/9/savage_gear_freshwater_eel_by_michell_vall-d94x6w3.jpg)
(http://img04.deviantart.net/a079/i/2015/221/e/0/savage_gear_freshwater_eel_by_michell_vall-d94x6vf.jpg)

The eel is really impressive, in 1:1 scale its a mighty thing to hold in your hands. I tried it out in the empty hotel pool (by dragging it in my hands, all of these will be remaining hook-less) and its movement is really amazing, probably the best I've seen (yes that includes those robotic swimming fish).


(http://img05.deviantart.net/29f0/i/2015/221/2/c/savage_gear_largemouth_bass_by_michell_vall-d94x6sp.jpg)
(http://img04.deviantart.net/a690/i/2015/221/e/9/savage_gear_largemouth_bass_by_michell_vall-d94x6tu.jpg)

These fish are patterned after largemouth bass but they don't particularly resemble them in sculpt. I would assume that the fish this mold uses for reference was something like a shiner or even a goldfish, but they do make a good proxy for juvenile largemouth bass.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on August 09, 2015, 05:11:43 PM
Where did the fish lures come from? Are they widely available?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on August 09, 2015, 06:17:19 PM
I got them at Marden's which is the only place I've ever seen these (Savage Gear is however apparently a Canadian company).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on August 10, 2015, 09:55:07 AM
Congrats, altogether! :) I think I've seen those eels before and I was also tempted bying them.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on August 11, 2015, 08:57:31 AM
Thanks Brontodocus  ;).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on August 11, 2015, 03:00:52 PM
some new stuff
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi060/unknown%20orang%202_zpsqp8czva4.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi060/unknown%20orang%202_zpsqp8czva4.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi060/stag%20beetle_zpszo6hhomw.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi060/stag%20beetle_zpszo6hhomw.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi060/schleich%20jaguar%202_zpsalbfk4n1.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi060/schleich%20jaguar%202_zpsalbfk4n1.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi060/safari%20ltd%20octopus%201_zpsjziczxzq.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi060/safari%20ltd%20octopus%201_zpsjziczxzq.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi060/Forcipiger%20flavissimus%201_zpsnlrbqdvc.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi060/Forcipiger%20flavissimus%201_zpsnlrbqdvc.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi060/colorata%20asian%20arowana%201_zps2fpvbeun.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi060/colorata%20asian%20arowana%201_zps2fpvbeun.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi060/bandai%20impala%201_zpsaycmtfrz.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi060/bandai%20impala%201_zpsaycmtfrz.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi060/african%20babies%201_zpsyzonbnqc.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi060/african%20babies%201_zpsyzonbnqc.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi058/Schleich%20giraffe%202_zpsd7fimfx6.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi058/Schleich%20giraffe%202_zpsd7fimfx6.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi058/safari%20ltd%20rooster_zpsyfww3qjd.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi058/safari%20ltd%20rooster_zpsyfww3qjd.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi058/safari%20ltd%20brown%20bear%201_zpscd0cxcq9.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi058/safari%20ltd%20brown%20bear%201_zpscd0cxcq9.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi058/nayab%20llama%202_zpsvjr8n1r1.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi058/nayab%20llama%202_zpsvjr8n1r1.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi058/kampm%20and%20schleich%20orang%202_zps4vvxsmi8.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi058/kampm%20and%20schleich%20orang%202_zps4vvxsmi8.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi060/white%20persian%20cat_zpsxrys1jmf.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi060/white%20persian%20cat_zpsxrys1jmf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on August 12, 2015, 08:57:20 PM
(http://img14.deviantart.net/3fff/i/2015/224/5/c/2015_08_12_haul_by_michell_vall-d95e1z6.jpg)

Got pretty lucky at Value Village.

AAA keeled box turtle is a real gem.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on August 13, 2015, 11:49:36 PM
WOW, a bumper crop of goodies for Blaine this week.

For starters, some miscellaneous:

1. stag beetle (Dorcus hopei) and horsehair crab (Erimacrus isenbeckii) by Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour (Nature of Japan Vol. 3). Holy cow, the detail on the crab is spectacular!

2. An FANTASTIC Anomalacaris by Kaiyodo from their 2015 set, Great Leap Forward.

3. the most baffling figures, the Mexican dwarf crayfish (Cambarellus patzcuarensis) by Zing. It seems a bit odd for a Japanese company to make a series that is 6 color variants of a Mexican crayfish  :o [I only bought the brown one, as it's one of the more 'natural' colors].

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/20150813_182505_zpsuvh3069p.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/20150813_182505_zpsuvh3069p.jpg.html)

Next, A set of 5 beetles by F-toys from their 2014 Insect Hunter Collection. While it has the usual suspects of Allomyrhina dichotoma (2 color forms) and Dorcus hopei, there is also Dynastes granti and, a new genus and species for me, the stag beetle, Rhaetulus didieri!

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1439329434547_20150811_174219_zps11femoxv.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1439329434547_20150811_174219_zps11femoxv.jpg.html)

Lastly, a set of 5 LARGE insects released this year (2015) by Takara TOMY A.R.T.S. I do not know the name of the set, but one word in English on the box was 'BIG' (lol), and they are big; the mantid is 13 cm! I should not be surprised they are large; other similar figures (Japanese hornet and a couple cerambycid beetles) are equally large. Some assembly required and the figures are somewhat 'soft' (the mantid's legs in particular).

The rhino beetle (Allomyrhina dichotoma), atlas beetle (Chalcosoma atlas), and stag beetle (Lucanus maculifemoratus) are usual suspects, but the mantid and scorpion are a nice addition for Takara set. Nothing is named at the species level; the mantid is fairly generic but the scorpion is probably a fat-tailed scorpion (genus Androctonus)

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/20150813_182347_zpsbagfbgkg.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/20150813_182347_zpsbagfbgkg.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on August 14, 2015, 01:07:39 AM
Awesome haul  ;).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on August 23, 2015, 10:50:47 PM
I have recently acquired many new things for myself in the last few weeks!

A little while ago, some new CollectA (it came for the store, but some things just need to be owned as well!)

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/iryp52kogj1kjd9/FaunaFigures%20Aug%202015%20CollectA%20Prehistoric.JPG?dl=0)

And some of the modern animals:

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/kxofw3di8u40x69/FaunaFigures%20Aug%202015%20CoillectA%20Wild.JPG?dl=0)

At the same time, some new small fish, including a few 'prehistoric' gar figures!

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/1pfgcim44vxh2pq/FaunaFigures%20Aug%202015%20Replica%20Toy%20Fish.JPG?dl=0)

And a while bunch of goodies from Japan, thanks to Brett. Based on this, and my recent collecting overall, I am in danger of pushing the prehistoric stuff out! Mostly for freshwater fishes...and even a few crawly things (who doesn't love earwigs?).

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/ufjo4n3zsekz2tt/Aug%202015%20animals.JPG?dl=0)

Also, a whole lot of Animal Kaiser figures. Above can be seen the one I really wanted--the Trapezoid Torpedo Ray. But there are a few decent 'normal' animals as well:

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/soaxyxfb533qlda/Animal%20Kaiser%201.JPG?dl=0)

And some flying animals that got missed:

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/1akucoz1jl7nyo9/Animal%20Kaiser%203.JPG?dl=0)

And some...less realistic figures. So many lions...just so many...there's also a UFO figure, of all things, but I don't know where it went...

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/16mv92kb2i4zqzl/Animal%20Kaiser%202.JPG?dl=0)

And, finally, a holy grail fish--a Kaiyodo Aqualand Silver Arowana! But...not the same one that has shown up here before. That series is really confusing.

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/giyw8dt3p3ir33a/Aqualand%20Silver%20Arowana.JPG?dl=0)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on August 24, 2015, 12:19:59 AM
Nice, Sean! The Takara Amazon critters look nice, as does the Kaiyodo naked mole rat and many others.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on August 24, 2015, 03:05:26 AM
Nice, Sean! The Takara Amazon critters look nice, as does the Kaiyodo naked mole rat and many others.

Thanks. The weird thing about the Amazon set is that the figures only display properly by using the holes on the half-shell of the capsule. Otherwise they all have a weird curve to the bases! It's especially weird on the Arapaima, since the base is small. The dolphin and anaconda wrap along the curve better.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on September 04, 2015, 12:05:49 AM
My last acquisitions  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-09-01%2022.26.22_zpsb5xe0oi8.jpg)

and a great haul of Transformers  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-09-01%2022.34.09_zpsyrrme0t6.jpg)

Yesterday I bought the Electronic Stomp & Strike T-rex  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on September 06, 2015, 11:14:08 AM
Awesome newcomers, altogether!  :) It seems the latest CollectA figure releases are finally becoming available in Germany, too, so I'll probably get them too, soon. In the meantime I bought some oldies:
(http://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/l/t31.0-8/11950237_10206620970261224_1219301037223926541_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on September 06, 2015, 02:44:49 PM
Wisent it is a really treasure  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on September 06, 2015, 03:36:25 PM
I recognize the Bullyland hornet. Is the mantid also by Bullyland? I have a set of dollar store figures that I have come to realize are Bullyland knock-offs, and a mantid from the set looks a lot like that one in size and spread.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on September 06, 2015, 06:40:59 PM
I recognize the Bullyland hornet. Is the mantid also by Bullyland? I have a set of dollar store figures that I have come to realize are Bullyland knock-offs, and a mantid from the set looks a lot like that one in size and spread.
I think that Mantis is from Safari  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on September 06, 2015, 07:41:27 PM
cool new figures guys. i especially love that wisent too Dr. Andre.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on September 06, 2015, 07:59:54 PM
I recognize the Bullyland hornet. Is the mantid also by Bullyland? I have a set of dollar store figures that I have come to realize are Bullyland knock-offs, and a mantid from the set looks a lot like that one in size and spread.
I think that Mantis is from Safari  ^-^.

I dont think so. If the mantis is from Safari, it is a TOOB figure as it is too small (and the wrong posture) for a Hidden Kingdom or Smithsonian Collection mantis.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on September 06, 2015, 08:46:22 PM
Thanks, Blaine, Jetoar, and sauroid! :) The mantis is indeed the one from the Safari Ltd Insect Toob. It was a freebie which came together with the others. The wisent was one of those figures I always wanted to have. And the Bullyland slug is a figure I wasn't aware of until recently. While it looks superficially like the ubiquitous Spanish Slug, Arion vulgaris (=A. lusitanicus), it has a dorsal keel which is typical for Limacidae rather than Arionidae.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on September 06, 2015, 09:41:07 PM
Thanks, Blaine, Jetoar, and sauroid! :) The mantis is indeed the one from the Safari Ltd Insect Toob. It was a freebie which came together with the others. The wisent was one of those figures I always wanted to have. And the Bullyland slug is a figure I wasn't aware of until recently. While it looks superficially like the ubiquitous Spanish Slug, Arion vulgaris (=A. lusitanicus), it has a dorsal keel which is typical for Limacidae rather than Arionidae.

Thanks Andre. I actually never got the Safari Insect TOOB believe it or not lol. But most of those figures are the same used by K&M, Toy Major and others.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on September 06, 2015, 09:42:40 PM
I recognize the Bullyland hornet. Is the mantid also by Bullyland? I have a set of dollar store figures that I have come to realize are Bullyland knock-offs, and a mantid from the set looks a lot like that one in size and spread.
I think that Mantis is from Safari  ^-^.

I dont think so. If the mantis is from Safari, it is a TOOB figure as it is too small (and the wrong posture) for a Hidden Kingdom or Smithsonian Collection mantis.
I bought the same Mantis in a toys store allone with a grasshopper, butterfly (Siderone nemesis) and caterpillar in a toys store  ^-^. I supposed they are of a Toob but they were alone  :o. I bought today in a flea market a haul of Collecta figures that include a Bottlenose dolphin and same figures of dinosaurs  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on September 07, 2015, 05:29:03 PM
A tentative ID, but the slug could be Limax maximus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limax_maximus
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on September 08, 2015, 11:34:20 AM
A tentative ID, but the slug could be Limax maximus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limax_maximus
It's one of the possible contenders I had in mind, too. But the respiratory pore should have been placed further back to represent a member of Limacidae, so that's not a 100% match, either. Limax maximus, as an adult, is very rarely coloured like this (although thy are very variable and almost patternless specimens do exist). Currently, I favour the closely related Limacus (or Limax) flavus. Also because its German vernacular name "Bierschnegel" means "beer slug". ;D
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on September 10, 2015, 08:29:20 PM
new bugs for Blaine (well, new since my last posting of new things).

First a couple butterflies: the mountain Apollo by Jetoar and the monarch by K&M Wild Republic - Polyvinyl Insects Bag. I had bought my K&M large insects individually from a toy store years ago (1999, maybe 2000). I never had the butterfly, so I finally bought it individually on eBay:

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/20150910_151848_zpssm8hcf5w.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/20150910_151848_zpssm8hcf5w.jpg.html)

Secondly, I got the Disgusting Facts Kit by Discovery Kids. Among other things not of interest, it does include a scorpion, centipede, cockroach, small flies and spiders and....fake dog poop with flies on it (yes Sean, really). I figure after getting a pubic louse earlier in the year, I couldn't go any lower...

The larger arthropods are soft and rubbery; too bad for the long term because I actually really like the scorpion!

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/20150910_151809_zpsdei5cdts.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/20150910_151809_zpsdei5cdts.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on September 10, 2015, 11:32:45 PM
Wonderful new acquisitons Blaine, I an happy to see Mountain Apollo  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on September 10, 2015, 11:53:44 PM
I have a lot of cockroaches with that same mold (they were sold for a dime each so I have dozens :P ) but they are in light brown. The plastic is "soft-ish", but its not like sticky or stretchable.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on September 11, 2015, 01:18:23 AM
I have a lot of cockroaches with that same mold (they were sold for a dime each so I have dozens :P ) but they are in light brown. The plastic is "soft-ish", but its not like sticky or stretchable.
Yes I have a few that are similar but not quite the same. They are soft but not sticky nor stretchy.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on September 12, 2015, 02:11:03 PM
Congrats, Blaine! :) The K&M Monarch is quite a large figure. I thought about turning mine into a giant papilionid, e.g. one of those Troides birdwings. That way the six legs wouldn't be inaccurate, anymore. Unfortunately, the figure is made from a soft material which makes the wings droop, so far I'm not sure how to fix that (I thought about gluing pieces of wire under the wings, though). Oh, and the translucence of the cockroach looks quite good! :)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on September 15, 2015, 12:06:13 AM
some generic buggies for Blaine this week:

First a large (you can see it next to one of my running shoes) mantis. I bid for it, and won, on eBay for $0.99 (the shipping was a lot more than the cost haha).

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/20150914_185346_zpsx2jum9xy.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/20150914_185346_zpsx2jum9xy.jpg.html)

Next a bunch of misc. rubber insects I purchased as part of a lot on eBay. Some interesting figures in this mix including the ground beetles Anthia thoracica and Mormolyce cf. phylloides, the buprestid Julodis sp., a couple interesting cassidines, the weevil Trachelophorus giraffa, and what appears to be an assassin bug in the subfamily Peiratinae (corsairs). I am also fond of the coccinellid with the exposed wings.

Edit, Sept 16:. I have identified the cassidines as Agenysa connectens and Omaspides erichsoni!

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/20150914_185436_zpsxqtslsem.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/20150914_185436_zpsxqtslsem.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on September 18, 2015, 08:01:00 PM
And congrats once more, Blaine!  :) Those smaller insects are amazing, I have never seen a Mormolyce figure before. The green scarab looks like a Phanaeus or similar genus. The golden scarab is probably meant to represent one of those golden Chrysina species.

On Wednesday I finally got my new CollectA figures! :D
(http://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/t31.0-8/12010752_10206705547895612_6356516986329209254_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on September 18, 2015, 09:03:11 PM
Thanks Andre! CollectA figures are so nice! :)

Today I received some recent Kaiyodo Kritters:

First, Triathrus, Opabinia, and Pterygotus from their recent Encyclopedia of the Paleozoic. These are re-releases and repaints of Dinotales Figures. They have fancy bases but only the Pterygotus (among the three I have) actually attaches to the base.

Secondly, the giant spider crab, Macrocheira kaempferi, from their recent Sendai Aquarium set. The peg was broken off in my base so I may have to display it without the base. The bases in this set are not the bottlecap style with the name of the animal, but rather a generic translucent blue rock. Nice quality figure though although not new; I have seven other figures of this species, including two others by Kaiyodo!

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/20150918_154359_zpsca7qcjjg.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/20150918_154359_zpsca7qcjjg.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on September 19, 2015, 04:53:30 PM
Yay, congrats again! :) Ah, I was already suspecting those were rereleases of the Dinotales (I wonder if other Dinotales may come back as well?).
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sbell on September 19, 2015, 05:08:23 PM
Yay, congrats again! :) Ah, I was already suspecting those were rereleases of the Dinotales (I wonder if other Dinotales may come back as well?).

There are apparently some variations, probably simple improvements in paint, sculpt and design. I think there were some comparisons done on the DTF.

But overall, they looked pretty similar. I myself just have a Eusthenopteron coming eventually.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on September 26, 2015, 02:01:14 AM
Two, unusual additions tonight. Just picked these adorable little things up at Walmart while searching for one of those plastic vulture skeleton halloween ornaments to customize. I figured I'd check the JW section to see if anything was on mark down, and I had to get these little things.

(http://pre06.deviantart.net/3e57/th/pre/f/2015/268/5/d/jw_chibi_s_by_michell_vall-d9aw0sz.jpg)

Unlike Mikoto Tokiwadai Railgun and Dino Tales Meiolania they won't be permanent residents of my desk, but for now I can't help play with them a bit as I type. Although perhaps Mikoto is appropriate since to me they give off a very chibi/J-Pop vibe.

(http://pre13.deviantart.net/ef2a/th/pre/f/2015/268/2/2/jw_chibi_mosasaur_by_michell_vall-d9aw0sa.jpg)
(http://pre05.deviantart.net/569a/th/pre/f/2015/268/8/b/jw_chibi_mosasaur_by_michell_vall-d9aw0qd.jpg)

(http://pre11.deviantart.net/c442/th/pre/f/2015/268/a/8/jw_chibi_dilophosaurus_by_michell_vall-d9aw0rp.jpg)
(http://pre01.deviantart.net/e8d2/th/pre/f/2015/268/e/5/jw_chibi_dilophosaurus_by_michell_vall-d9aw0r2.jpg)

The action feature is forgettable but not entirely underwhelming. Both are adorable, the Dilophosaurus is just so derpy and then the Mosasaurus looks like a Disney villain.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on September 28, 2015, 07:54:32 PM
Forgot to post these from a few weeks ago.

JP Junior Tyrannosaurus, got lucky at Value Village.
(http://pre08.deviantart.net/6db0/th/pre/f/2015/271/b/1/jp_junior_tyrannosaurus_by_michell_vall-d9b8cbv.jpg)

All of these are from the 50 mile yard-sale Nova Scotia has annually. I've had better years but all in all a fair bit of deals.

Safari ltd Blue Shark, I assume it must be from a toob but none come to mind.
(http://img00.deviantart.net/9345/i/2015/271/5/7/safari_ltd_blue_shark_by_michell_vall-d9b8cgu.jpg)

JP/// raptor from motorcycle set http://www.jptoys.com/toy-database/jurassic-park-3/vehicles/raptor-motorcycle/index.htm . I didn't notice anything else from the set there.
(http://img04.deviantart.net/1d06/i/2015/271/0/f/jp____raptor_from_motorcycle_set_by_michell_vall-d9b8cge.jpg)

This generic Pteranodon was thrown in alongside the Hexbug.
(http://img08.deviantart.net/c90f/i/2015/271/6/0/unknown_pteranodon_by_michell_vall-d9b8cfb.jpg)
(http://img00.deviantart.net/ad73/i/2015/271/b/b/unknown_pteranodon_by_michell_vall-d9b8cfz.jpg)

Hexbug scarab, I already have one (in this colour no less), but for the price I wasn't about to be choosy.
(http://img11.deviantart.net/ae45/i/2015/271/1/2/hexbug_scarab_by_michell_vall-d9b8ceq.jpg)

Ironically I also found a Legend of Nara Rhinoceros Beetle. These are essentially Hexbug Nanos with a soft plastic removable shell that looks, at least relatively close to a real insect(/spider). Copies for sure, but personally I prefer them over the legitimate Hexbug Nanos.
(http://img02.deviantart.net/6c34/i/2015/271/d/e/legend_of_nara_rhinoceros_beetle_by_michell_vall-d9b8cdw.jpg)

Scientific Toys Plateosaurus and Brachiosaurus.
(http://img05.deviantart.net/8868/i/2015/271/6/5/scientific_toys_plateosaurus_by_michell_vall-d9b8cdd.jpg)
(http://img12.deviantart.net/ced1/i/2015/271/2/d/scientific_toys_brachiosaurus_by_michell_vall-d9b8ccs.jpg)

Not something I was looking for, but Exo-Terra dishes are normally very expensive so I was very pleased to get them. I have far more of these now than I can ever use, so some will probably end up in dioramas.
(http://img13.deviantart.net/056f/i/2015/271/3/7/exo_terra_dishes_by_michell_vall-d9b8ce9.jpg)

Just the other day at TRU I got a Hero Masher Indominus on markdown, it's an unexpected pleasure! While the entire premise is super gimmicky, all the gimmicks are actually done really well (and no screw holes :P ). The invisible ink patterns are definitely neat, it balances really well, and its very poseable (and I imagine interchangeable if you own more than one :P).
(http://pre10.deviantart.net/b976/th/pre/f/2015/271/3/2/jw_hero_masher_indominus_by_michell_vall-d9b8cb6.jpg)
(http://pre01.deviantart.net/bba9/th/pre/f/2015/271/5/e/jw_hero_masher_indominus_by_michell_vall-d9b8c90.jpg)
(http://img10.deviantart.net/375e/i/2015/271/7/f/jw_hero_masher_indominus_by_michell_vall-d9b8c89.jpg)

And a very special package arrived today.
Play Visions Shonisaurus and Nothosaurus.
(http://pre13.deviantart.net/eaa4/th/pre/f/2015/271/9/3/pv_shonisaurus_by_michell_vall-d9b8cis.jpg)
(http://pre11.deviantart.net/a96a/th/pre/f/2015/271/a/a/pv_nothosaurus_by_michell_vall-d9b8cjl.jpg)

The Safari toob Nothosaurus makes for a lovely pair.
(http://pre05.deviantart.net/0a44/th/pre/f/2015/271/1/0/pv_and_safari_ltd_nothosaurus_by_michell_vall-d9b8ck9.jpg)
(http://img02.deviantart.net/5108/i/2015/271/5/5/pv_and_safari_ltd_nothosaurus_by_michell_vall-d9b8cch.jpg)

Last but the opposite of least, one of my holy grail figures, the Safari Smithsonian Lubber Grasshopper! A second one should be arriving soon, and this mint with tag one will take center stage of my new shelf!
(http://img09.deviantart.net/09b2/i/2015/271/f/2/safari_smithsonian_lubber_grasshopper_by_michell_vall-d9b8chg.jpg)
(http://img01.deviantart.net/b8ae/i/2015/271/8/2/safari_smithsonian_lubber_grasshopper_by_michell_vall-d9b8ci9.jpg)


~ 海巳慧琉
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on September 28, 2015, 10:23:16 PM
(http://pre04.deviantart.net/2c61/th/pre/f/2015/271/7/1/safari_lubber_grasshoppers_by_michell_vall-d9b93vm.jpg)

After a package came to my door today I didn't think to check the box, so my dad had a surprise when he came home!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sphyrna18 on September 29, 2015, 06:39:01 PM
Safari ltd Blue Shark, I assume it must be from a toob but none come to mind.
(http://img00.deviantart.net/9345/i/2015/271/5/7/safari_ltd_blue_shark_by_michell_vall-d9b8cgu.jpg)

Very awesome acquisitions, all!! But especially those Lubber Grasshoppers! Those are some really great sculpts.  The Blue Shark is from the Safari Sharks TOOB, in case you wondered.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on September 29, 2015, 06:47:37 PM
the Safari lubbers are hands-down one of the best insect sculpts ever (sculpts, not molds!). And coming from someone who has 2000+ insect figures, that says a lot! LOL
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on September 29, 2015, 08:21:40 PM
Thanks guys, nice to know where the shark is from, its pretty nice for the size.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on October 01, 2015, 11:39:23 AM
Congrats, stargatedalek! :) Wow, you even acquired two of them?
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on October 01, 2015, 01:09:45 PM
I hadn't originally planned to get two, but when I had the opportunity I figured it would be nice to have one to display with tag and without.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on October 01, 2015, 08:30:08 PM
Today it arrived one of my treasures at home  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-10-01%2014.57.40_zpsptnnkd2d.jpg)

Favorite figures are really good. "Pepito" has arrive to Spain  ^-^.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Plasticbeast95 on October 03, 2015, 02:27:51 AM
I recently got the Mojo Deinotherium, and while I like it and all, if you look at the face from a certain angle, you can't help but see a big dopey-looking smile.
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: brontodocus on October 04, 2015, 11:56:48 AM
Congrats, Jetoar and Plasticbeast95! :)
I hadn't originally planned to get two, but when I had the opportunity I figured it would be nice to have one to display with tag and without.
Yes, of course! :) It's also probably one of those occasions where you've searched for a certain figure for a long time and then suddenly you get the opportunity to acquire more than one within days or weeks. It happened to me when (before the rerelease) the Bullyland Deinotherium was considered extremely rare. Soon after I got my first I had the opportunity to get two more and then I had three. ;D
I recently got the Mojo Deinotherium, and while I like it and all, if you look at the face from a certain angle, you can't help but see a big dopey-looking smile.
Yes, that's true... although there are other angles from which it may look rather sad and tired! ;D

Oh, and on Friday a parcel sent by stargatedalek arrived! :)
(http://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t31.0-8/12052393_10206790466938535_1177344692512372684_o.jpg)
Thanks so much, it's only my second large PV figure. 8)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid on October 07, 2015, 01:32:46 PM
very nice looking marine iggy Dr. Andre

recent additions (MojoFun, Re-Ment, Colorata, S.H., Schleich etc.)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi071/mojo%20african%20elephant%202_zpsq0bkhdvh.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi071/mojo%20african%20elephant%202_zpsq0bkhdvh.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi071/mojo%20brown%20bear%202_zpsfmo8tprr.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi071/mojo%20brown%20bear%202_zpsfmo8tprr.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi071/re-ment%20giraffe%20calf%202_zps8vyvelku.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi071/re-ment%20giraffe%20calf%202_zps8vyvelku.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi071/unknown%2080s%20walrus%202_zps3xcmrhtb.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi071/unknown%2080s%20walrus%202_zps3xcmrhtb.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi071/s.h.%20blue%20whale%202_zpszc9od9bs.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi071/s.h.%20blue%20whale%202_zpszc9od9bs.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi071/colorata%20amur%20tiger%202_zpsqwf5y3kl.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi071/colorata%20amur%20tiger%202_zpsqwf5y3kl.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi071/schleich%2090s%20st.%20bernard%201_zpssv9koqjq.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi071/schleich%2090s%20st.%20bernard%201_zpssv9koqjq.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi071/unknown%20chi_zpszneohgx5.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi071/unknown%20chi_zpszneohgx5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: Jetoar on October 07, 2015, 08:17:02 PM
Today they have arived my last acquisitions  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-10-07%2017.52.56_zpsy4rwm8jq.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-10-07%2017.53.25_zps00jd3gyd.jpg)

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-10-07%2018.24.11_zpsha1dg42p.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: stargatedalek on October 10, 2015, 02:43:02 AM
Package from a few days ago!
(http://img00.deviantart.net/01ba/i/2015/282/8/3/primeval_raptor_by_michell_vall-d9cez2b.jpg)
(http://img09.deviantart.net/be1c/i/2015/282/e/1/primeval_raptor_by_michell_vall-d9cez1v.jpg)
Primeval "raptor", very pleased with it. It may not be scientifically accurate but it more than makes up for it with articulation and beautiful aesthetics.

(http://img14.deviantart.net/0cc2/i/2015/282/c/7/kaiyodo_red_eared_slider_babies_by_michell_vall-d9ceyzn.jpg)
(http://img10.deviantart.net/008e/i/2015/282/0/9/baby_red_eared_sliders_by_michell_vall-d9cez1h.jpg)
Kaiyodo regular and albino baby red0eared sliders. Absolutely adorable, they make a lovely set with their Yujin counterpart.

(http://img06.deviantart.net/74bf/i/2015/282/0/f/kaiyodo_yellow_margined_box_turtle_by_michell_vall-d9ceyz4.jpg)
(http://img08.deviantart.net/a935/i/2015/282/d/b/kaiyodo_yellow_margined_box_turtle_by_michell_vall-d9ceyyj.jpg)
Kaiyodo Yellow margined box turtle, this one could be my favorite out of the turtles, I love the detailing of the shell (it even has the hinge on the plastron!).

(http://img08.deviantart.net/da5b/i/2015/282/2/c/kaiyodo_reeves_turtle_by_michell_vall-d9ceywv.jpg)
Kaiyodo reeve's turtle, and not a very good picture of it.

(http://img15.deviantart.net/501a/i/2015/282/d/6/kaiyodo_diplocaulus_by_michell_vall-d9ceywg.jpg)
(http://img14.deviantart.net/aedc/i/2015/282/3/b/kaiyodo_diplocaulus_by_michell_vall-d9ceyvu.jpg)
Kaiyodo Diplocaulus is one from my long time list, and I adore it.

(http://img01.deviantart.net/0551/i/2015/282/3/e/kaiyodo_bothriolepis_by_michell_vall-d9ceyvc.jpg)
(http://img07.deviantart.net/1c60/i/2015/282/5/6/kaiyodo_bothriolepis_by_michell_vall-d9ceyuj.jpg)
Kaiyodo Bothriolepis, it's so cute a must have.

Got lucky with these at Value Village the other day.
(http://img03.deviantart.net/a46b/i/2015/282/5/2/schleich_great_white_shark_by_michell_vall-d9ceyra.jpg)
(http://img15.deviantart.net/0b4c/i/2015/282/2/2/schleich_great_white_shark_by_michell_vall-d9ceyqd.jpg)
(http://img08.deviantart.net/cc0e/i/2015/282/d/2/schleich_va_wild_safari_great_white_shark_by_michell_vall-d9ceyrz.jpg)
Schleich Great White Shark, it's a lot better than I would have expected. Upon getting it home I realized the only other white shark I had in this size range was the Wild Safari version, I have to say I prefer the Schleich.

(http://img01.deviantart.net/ece1/i/2015/282/b/a/schleich_retro_dinosaurs_by_michell_vall-d9ceysl.jpg)
Schleich retro Allosaurus and Dilophosaurus, both have a sort of charm to them but I wouldn't have paid much frankly.

(http://img14.deviantart.net/8f2b/i/2015/282/a/7/safari_monterey_bay_giant_squid_by_michell_vall-d9ceytv.jpg)
(http://img13.deviantart.net/1ca3/i/2015/282/9/f/safari_monterey_bay_giant_squid_by_michell_vall-d9ceytc.jpg)
Safari Monterey Bay giant squid, it's a lot larger than I'd expected! I wish I'd thought to get a comparison to the Wild Safari, it absolutely dwarfs it!
Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: bmathison1972 on October 13, 2015, 01:04:01 AM
some recent ones for me (well, since I last posted pics):

First the complete caterpillar set by Beam. Still not sure about this set, not sure if manufactured by Beam or marketed by them. You see these same figures/sculpts made by other manufacturers. I have seem them attributed to PlayVisions, Club Earth, and Toy Major, but none of the figures ever had the logos or labeling pattern characteristic of those companies. Weird. The Beam figures don't have names, but I've put names on seven of the figures; the letters below match the accompanying papers (if I ever get them all figured out, I'll post a review):

A zebra swallowtail, Protographium marcellus
B anise swallowtail, Papilio zelicaon
D creamy marblewing, Euchloe ausonides
E Phoebus Apollo, Parnassius phoebus
F great spangled fritillary, Speyeria cybele
J pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor
K queen, Danaus gilippus

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/20151012_194524_zpsphjasjxy.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/20151012_194524_zpsphjasjxy.jpg.html)

Next, two giant isopods by Nihon Auto Toy. I only wanted the gray one (left) but I had to buy both. They are large (13 cm). I am showing one dorsal and one ventral. The white one is open for trade.

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/20151012_194631_zpsqmewx0yd.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/20151012_194631_zpsqmewx0yd.jpg.html)

Next a couple LARGE crustaceans, an Alaskan king crab and a spiny lobster. Look at them in comparison with one of my running shoes:

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/20151012_194808_zps5yfbxteo.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/20151012_194808_zps5yfbxteo.jpg.html)

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/20151012_194746_zpsibgk9dtx.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/20151012_194746_zpsibgk9dtx.jpg.html)

lastly a couple small misc. figures. A hermit crab from an unknown Japanese/Chinese manufacturer (non-gashapon style) and the nine-spotted lady beetle (Coccinella novemnotata) by XX (courtesy of weaselfan93).

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/20151012_194909_zpsg6bvolws.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/20151012_194909_zpsg6bvolws.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Recent acquisitions
Post by: sauroid