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Animal collectibles => Animal toys (general) => Topic started by: tyrantqueen on December 07, 2012, 01:16:12 PM

Title: Figure manufacturer identification thread
Post by: tyrantqueen on December 07, 2012, 01:16:12 PM
If you have a figure and you don't know what company it was manufactured by, post a photo here and other members will try to help out.

I'll go first. My mum has a statue (that is allowed, right?) of a greyhound type animal, and she doesn't know who it is made by.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee26/Weeze1990/hound.png)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee26/Weeze1990/greyhoundback.png)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee26/Weeze1990/greyhound2.png)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee26/Weeze1990/greyhoundmeetsgreyhound.png)

Any ideas? ;D

Edit by brontodocus 2016-11-30: Edited topic headline from "Figure identification thread" to Figure manufacturer identification thread" to avoid confusion with another thread (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=205.0).
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Jetoar on December 07, 2012, 02:37:23 PM
I dont know but he si very beutiful  ^-^.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 07, 2012, 11:07:49 PM
Statues are fine. Although it may be difficult to ID their makers. What does it say on the bottom? I can't quite make it out.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: tyrantqueen on December 07, 2012, 11:11:07 PM
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Statues are fine. Although it may be difficult to ID their makers. What does it say on the bottom? I can't quite make it out.
It says K584B62. I dunno what that means. Perhaps I should take another, clearer photo of the sticker?
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: little koala on December 08, 2012, 01:10:18 PM
Hi tyrantqueen,

I just joined up and was intrigued by this thread, which I think is a very good idea.

I had a look and think I've found it - it seems to be part of the "HHH" series by Harvey Knox (going by the three "H" on the label).

Hope that's useful!
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: tyrantqueen on December 08, 2012, 04:19:00 PM
Hi tyrantqueen,

I just joined up and was intrigued by this thread, which I think is a very good idea.

I had a look and think I've found it - it seems to be part of the "HHH" series by Harvey Knox (going by the three "H" on the label).

Hope that's useful!
That helps a lot, thanks :)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Kikimalou on December 13, 2012, 08:09:36 AM
I have a "made in China turtle I can't identify (specie and brand ?)

(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt60/Kikimalou/Anapsida/P1030872.jpg)

(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt60/Kikimalou/Anapsida/P1030877.jpg)

(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt60/Kikimalou/Anapsida/P1030875.jpg)

(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt60/Kikimalou/Anapsida/P1030874.jpg)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 18, 2012, 08:11:07 PM
I really don't know about the turtle, but it is really rather nice. I'll repost a pic in the turtles thread  (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,47.0.html)to see if anyone there recognises it, just in case they overlooked this thread  :)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: stemturtle on December 18, 2012, 10:59:12 PM
I have a "made in China turtle I can't identify (specie and brand ?)
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt60/Kikimalou/Anapsida/P1030875.jpg)

Kikimalou, I do not own the turtle figure.  The carapace reminds me of a common map turtle, Graptemys geographica.  The vertebral scutes have a low keel and point backwards.  The snout is nonprotruding, a feature that the artist seems to have exaggerated.  No idea about the manufacturer.  The PV  Yellow-blotched map turtle (http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ykVPdyH0U1o/UMzgZKmt-DI/AAAAAAAABOQ/mcBNX6xPYwQ/s600/Yellow-blotched.jpg) is the only Graptemys figure that I have.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 24, 2012, 01:23:38 PM
Any thoughts on the identity of this cheetah? I found it in a box of old toys at my parents' house. The only text listed reads "Made in Hong Kong". Is this what we may come to call a Chinanimal?

(http://www.animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/cheetah_made_in_hong_kong.jpg)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: animaltoyforum on January 05, 2013, 10:39:16 PM
I've had an idea. It strikes me that there are two types if identification requests in this thread - one for species identifications (e.g. "what species is this AAA figure?"), and the other for company/figure identifications (e.g. "who makes this figure?"). I think we could make a case for splitting these up into separate threads, so I will! 

The new species identification thread is here:
http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,205.0.html

I've also renamed the present thread the 'figure identification thread'.

 O:-) C:-)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Jetoar on January 10, 2013, 10:29:17 AM
Do you know the brand of this figure? I bought this anteater two weeks ago in a flea market  ^-^.

(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/5696/p1070027o.jpg)

(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/627/p1070029.jpg)

(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/6060/p1070031t.jpg)

I think is not bad figure and he need a repainted  ^-^.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: tyrantqueen on January 10, 2013, 05:17:19 PM
Looks like AAA's style, but I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Ana on January 10, 2013, 05:33:37 PM
To me it looks like from Wild Republic, I checked it on the website of other collector, I believe it must be Wild Republic (also known as K&M)  :)
AAA anteater is also similar (especially colors) but has more natural looking face (here mouth open way too wide...) and different pose of tail.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: sbell on January 10, 2013, 06:12:19 PM
Three important questions--is it hollow or solid? Rubber, PVC, vinyl, plastic? And what is the size?

I ask because it is unusual for K&M, even in their heyday, to use proper binomial names--same with AAA.

But I do know that there is a line of Cheapanimals out there (distributed by Galaxy in Canada, sometimes, but also others) that makes several sizes and labels them that way. They tend to be hollow, made of a thin material that almost feels like vinyl.

I've had beavers, squirrels, wolves (labelled Myer's Asparagus!?) civets and others from them. I may have even seen anteaters, but didn't buy them. The style is definitely similar.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Jetoar on January 10, 2013, 08:47:13 PM
Looks like AAA's style, but I could be wrong.

No is AAA because Idont see the logo of this brand.

To me it looks like from Wild Republic, I checked it on the website of other collector, I believe it must be Wild Republic (also known as K&M)  :)
AAA anteater is also similar (especially colors) but has more natural looking face (here mouth open way too wide...) and different pose of tail.

He is not K&M figure, In his belley we can read only "made in china" and "Myrmecophaga trydactila".

Three important questions--is it hollow or solid? Rubber, PVC, vinyl, plastic? And what is the size?

I ask because it is unusual for K&M, even in their heyday, to use proper binomial names--same with AAA.

But I do know that there is a line of Cheapanimals out there (distributed by Galaxy in Canada, sometimes, but also others) that makes several sizes and labels them that way. They tend to be hollow, made of a thin material that almost feels like vinyl.

I've had beavers, squirrels, wolves (labelled Myer's Asparagus!?) civets and others from them. I may have even seen anteaters, but didn't buy them. The style is definitely similar.

He is made in pvc and he is in two parts and float in the water. I dont know Cheapanimals brand, Could you share images of this toys, please?
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: sbell on January 10, 2013, 10:55:13 PM
Cheapanimals isn't a brand--it's a short-hand for low-end, usually low price figures (like Chinasaurs or Cheaposaurs). They usually show up in bins or small bags in dollar and discount stores.

Given the two-part nature of the figure, and that it floats, I'm guessing that you have one from the same line as the one I mentioned. Being a random-made Chinese line (mine were packaged by Galaxy Toys), you probably won't find anything specific on them anywhere, and they likely show up in various sets at different times.

The ones I have are European beaver, Red-bellied tree squirrel, Maned wolf (the large one was labelled as Meyer's Asparagus...I know I keep mentioning it, but it is just so odd--it's why I bought it), and Indian Civet.

(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XPZIwzk_DEU/UO9FBLr6fSI/AAAAAAAAGSI/-fmhurvjyjg/s288/HPIM3789.JPG)(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-P0XxPMGM11k/UO9FAg9PK6I/AAAAAAAAGSI/hzpIqFPSOgw/s288/HPIM3788.JPG)(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-6IX6kN7e6fY/UO9FAkUiLEI/AAAAAAAAGSI/JHHKyopjo_o/s288/HPIM3787.JPG)(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-FAX5eIT_1_I/UO9FAVjtHZI/AAAAAAAAGSI/dvW73oZKztg/s288/HPIM3786.JPG)

As you can see, there is some attempt at decent pain and sculpt, but not a lot.  There are also different sizes that are of the same animal but in different sculpts (and are not baby versions).
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Jetoar on January 10, 2013, 11:11:02 PM
Thanks friend, I consider that this figure of ant eater, will be able to Cheapanimals figure. Thanks again for the images  ^-^.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: tyrantqueen on January 11, 2013, 12:00:50 AM
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Looks like AAA's style, but I could be wrong.

 
No is AAA because I dont see the logo of this brand.
AAA don't always trademark their models. I have a lizard made by them that does not have the AAA label on it, it is labelled as "made in china" but is clearly an AAA figure.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Jetoar on January 11, 2013, 12:46:11 AM
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Looks like AAA's style, but I could be wrong.

 
No is AAA because I dont see the logo of this brand.
AAA don't always trademark their models. I have a lizard made by them that does not have the AAA label on it, it is labelled as "made in china" but is clearly an AAA figure.

I dont know this information friend  ^-^. Thanks  ^-^!
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: sbell on January 11, 2013, 02:18:43 AM
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Looks like AAA's style, but I could be wrong.

 
No is AAA because I dont see the logo of this brand.
AAA don't always trademark their models. I have a lizard made by them that does not have the AAA label on it, it is labelled as "made in china" but is clearly an AAA figure.

Cheapanimals isn't a brand--it should be thought of as a Galaxy Toys (unless the distributor has a different name where you are!)

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Looks like AAA's style, but I could be wrong.

 
No is AAA because I dont see the logo of this brand.
AAA don't always trademark their models. I have a lizard made by them that does not have the AAA label on it, it is labelled as "made in china" but is clearly an AAA figure.

But AAA is always a solid figure--I have never known a figure from them that can float.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: brontodocus on January 11, 2013, 07:59:37 AM
Don't know about the AAA figures that were not cast from dead specimens but I know several AAA casts of aquatic animals that are actually hollow, e.g. several crabs, Lobster, Geoduck Clam, "Tuba False Fusus", and the large Hawksbill Turtle.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Jetoar on January 11, 2013, 09:32:43 AM
Don't know about the AAA figures that were not cast from dead specimens but I know several AAA casts of aquatic animals that are actually hollow, e.g. several crabs, Lobster, Geoduck Clam, "Tuba False Fusus", and the large Hawksbill Turtle.

It is a strange situation  ^-^.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: sbell on January 11, 2013, 02:53:51 PM
Don't know about the AAA figures that were not cast from dead specimens but I know several AAA casts of aquatic animals that are actually hollow, e.g. several crabs, Lobster, Geoduck Clam, "Tuba False Fusus", and the large Hawksbill Turtle.

It is a strange situation  ^-^.

Generally their mid-size animals are not hollow though (their really big ones, like their huge mammoth, are. I forgot about those).
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Jetoar on January 11, 2013, 03:55:58 PM
Don't know about the AAA figures that were not cast from dead specimens but I know several AAA casts of aquatic animals that are actually hollow, e.g. several crabs, Lobster, Geoduck Clam, "Tuba False Fusus", and the large Hawksbill Turtle.

It is a strange situation  ^-^.

Generally their mid-size animals are not hollow though (their really big ones, like their huge mammoth, are. I forgot about those).

Thanks for your help firend  ^-^!.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Ana on January 11, 2013, 08:49:04 PM

To me it looks like from Wild Republic, I checked it on the website of other collector, I believe it must be Wild Republic (also known as K&M)  :)
AAA anteater is also similar (especially colors) but has more natural looking face (here mouth open way too wide...) and different pose of tail.

He is not K&M figure, In his belley we can read only "made in china" and "Myrmecophaga trydactila".


Wild Republic (produced by k&m) not always have name of the brand on them. You can see on this website (website of very crazy collector with big knowledge about brands indeed, he collects every brand he is able to find :o ) http://www.collectorsquest.com/collectible/47690/wild-republic-giant-anteater-c1488  ;)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Ana on January 11, 2013, 08:59:55 PM
Cheapanimals isn't a brand--it's a short-hand for low-end, usually low price figures (like Chinasaurs or Cheaposaurs). They usually show up in bins or small bags in dollar and discount stores.

Given the two-part nature of the figure, and that it floats, I'm guessing that you have one from the same line as the one I mentioned. Being a random-made Chinese line (mine were packaged by Galaxy Toys), you probably won't find anything specific on them anywhere, and they likely show up in various sets at different times.

The ones I have are European beaver, Red-bellied tree squirrel, Maned wolf (the large one was labelled as Meyer's Asparagus...I know I keep mentioning it, but it is just so odd--it's why I bought it), and Indian Civet.

(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XPZIwzk_DEU/UO9FBLr6fSI/AAAAAAAAGSI/-fmhurvjyjg/s288/HPIM3789.JPG)(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-P0XxPMGM11k/UO9FAg9PK6I/AAAAAAAAGSI/hzpIqFPSOgw/s288/HPIM3788.JPG)(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-6IX6kN7e6fY/UO9FAkUiLEI/AAAAAAAAGSI/JHHKyopjo_o/s288/HPIM3787.JPG)(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-FAX5eIT_1_I/UO9FAVjtHZI/AAAAAAAAGSI/dvW73oZKztg/s288/HPIM3786.JPG)

As you can see, there is some attempt at decent pain and sculpt, but not a lot.  There are also different sizes that are of the same animal but in different sculpts (and are not baby versions).

Funny enough but those are also sold as Wild Republic :) You can also find some of them on website of the same collector :) for example civet http://www.collectorsquest.com/collectible/47684/wild-republic-small-indian-civet-c1473

Wild Republic are most of the time marked only on the package label and sold in bigger sets. I've seen some of them in the toy shop some time ago, one f them contained anteater, red panda, beaver, wombat, capybara and some others. All had not high quality painting but their shapes were sometimes quite good :)

As far as I know those Wild Republic (or sometimes Galaxy toys) are produced by K&M and perhaps sold under different company names  ::)

You can see on their website some current products, this one seems to contain civet also http://www.wildrepublic.com/ShowBrands.aspx?ProdCode=88517&CatCode=TOYS&CT=Toys&SubCat=ITSYBITSYBUCKET&ST=Itsy%20Bitsy%20Bucket&SubClass=ITSYBITSYBUCKET&SCT=Itsy%20Bitsy%20Bucket&P=&C= :)

This one, in my opinion, shows all what is characteristic for the brand  http://www.wildrepublic.com/ShowBrands.aspx?ProdCode=53529&CatCode=TOYS&CT=Toys&SubCat=POLYBAGS&ST=Polybags&SubClass=POLYBAGS&SCT=Polybags&P=&C=
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: sbell on January 11, 2013, 10:33:48 PM
I'd forgotten about the WR polybag figures. That was a later development (long after I'd given up on them). But the ones I had were different, although definitely similar styling. The ones K&M uses seem to come from a variety of sources (I've seen the same figure from FUL and Aussini, both of which are just generic cheapanimal makers).
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Daverat on January 25, 2013, 02:40:15 AM
I know that this is a Dieter rubber eraser from about 1978 but does anybody know the name of this character or what kind of animal this creature is? My first guess was a rat but then my wife pointed out that its probably an Ant Eater / Aardvark and he has a bushy tail like a fox that is not obvious at first but you can see it in the 2nd photo below.

(http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo292/Daverat1966/Ebay%20Items/eraserrat1.jpg)

(http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo292/Daverat1966/Ebay%20Items/eraserrat2.jpg)

(http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo292/Daverat1966/Ebay%20Items/eraserrat4.jpg)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Daverat on January 25, 2013, 02:43:19 AM
While I'm here does anybody know why the white Pellican is wearing miliatry/Navy (?) style clothing? Is he a specific character? 

(http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo292/Daverat1966/Ebay%20Items/eraserbirds1.jpg)

(http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo292/Daverat1966/Ebay%20Items/eraserbirds3.jpg)

(http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo292/Daverat1966/Ebay%20Items/eraserbirds2.jpg)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Daverat on February 02, 2013, 06:33:04 AM
Does anybody know anything about these Chicken & Duck figures from 1970 from Britains Ltd. ?

(http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo292/Daverat1966/Ebay%20Items/ChickensDucks1_zpsec9640cd.jpg)

(http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo292/Daverat1966/Ebay%20Items/ChickensDucks2_zps20307cf8.jpg)

(http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo292/Daverat1966/Ebay%20Items/ChickensDucks3_zps70062a9e.jpg)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: pachyrhinosaurus on February 17, 2013, 12:46:18 PM
I bought these some years ago as a young child, in a bin where I put a number of small creatures in a box for a price, similar to the ones at tourist attractions that sell rocks. All of them appear to be the same brand, but I'm not sure which one(s).
Poison Dart Frog
(http://imageshack.us/a/img194/7555/copyofrfcanimals009.jpg)
Bat
(http://imageshack.us/a/img838/5426/copyofrfcanimals004.jpg)
Lizards
(http://imageshack.us/a/img6/6057/rfcanimals011.jpg)
Can anyone identify these, please?
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Varanus on February 17, 2013, 08:40:41 PM
The frog and bat look like Play Vision knockoffs.

The bottom lizard is probably an XX knockoff, I'm not sure about the other two.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: pachyrhinosaurus on February 18, 2013, 01:33:27 AM
The frog and bat look like Play Vision knockoffs.

The bottom lizard is probably an XX knockoff, I'm not sure about the other two.
I did a bit of research, and the Play Vision frog appears thinner than mine, and, I couldn't come up with anything with the bat. The lizards, by the way, are all the same brand, I'll see what I can find with their XX brand. I do thank you for the information, though.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: animaltoyforum on August 06, 2013, 06:40:40 PM
Can anyone help ID these odd metal figures? They have no markings and I guess they could be home made. But perhaps they are mass-produced. I've no idea what the hairy thing is supposed to be, but the other two are obviously sheep.

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

(http://www.animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/animal_figurines_all_2.jpg)

(http://www.animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/animal_figurines_all_3.jpg)

(http://www.animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/animal_figurine_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: sauroid on August 07, 2013, 01:27:58 PM
the "hairy thing" looks like a sheepdog. could be an old english sheepdog, komondor, or puli/k. dont know the maker though :D
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: animaltoyforum on August 14, 2013, 06:13:44 PM
the "hairy thing" looks like a sheepdog. could be an old english sheepdog, komondor, or puli/k. dont know the maker though :D

Could be. I wondered if it might supposed to be a gorilla!
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: sauroid on August 14, 2013, 07:39:06 PM
haha indeed looks kinda gorilla-ish :D
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: brontodocus on August 16, 2013, 05:34:32 PM
Hehe, it does indeed! ;D
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: widukind on August 21, 2013, 08:01:40 PM
Cheapanimals isn't a brand--it's a short-hand for low-end, usually low price figures (like Chinasaurs or Cheaposaurs). They usually show up in bins or small bags in dollar and discount stores.

Given the two-part nature of the figure, and that it floats, I'm guessing that you have one from the same line as the one I mentioned. Being a random-made Chinese line (mine were packaged by Galaxy Toys), you probably won't find anything specific on them anywhere, and they likely show up in various sets at different times.

The ones I have are European beaver, Red-bellied tree squirrel, Maned wolf (the large one was labelled as Meyer's Asparagus...I know I keep mentioning it, but it is just so odd--it's why I bought it), and Indian Civet.

(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XPZIwzk_DEU/UO9FBLr6fSI/AAAAAAAAGSI/-fmhurvjyjg/s288/HPIM3789.JPG)(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-P0XxPMGM11k/UO9FAg9PK6I/AAAAAAAAGSI/hzpIqFPSOgw/s288/HPIM3788.JPG)(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-6IX6kN7e6fY/UO9FAkUiLEI/AAAAAAAAGSI/JHHKyopjo_o/s288/HPIM3787.JPG)(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-FAX5eIT_1_I/UO9FAVjtHZI/AAAAAAAAGSI/dvW73oZKztg/s288/HPIM3786.JPG)

As you can see, there is some attempt at decent pain and sculpt, but not a lot.  There are also different sizes that are of the same animal but in different sculpts (and are not baby versions).

That is Nayab. This chinese maker produce for a lot of brands (zoolandia, animals classix, wild republic...)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: widukind on August 21, 2013, 08:15:39 PM
Can anybody help with the brand of this figurines

(http://i75.servimg.com/u/f75/16/10/21/19/dscf1211.jpg)

(http://i75.servimg.com/u/f75/16/10/21/19/dscf1010.jpg)

(http://i75.servimg.com/u/f75/16/10/21/19/dscf1110.jpg)

(http://i75.servimg.com/u/f75/16/10/21/19/dscf1111.jpg)

(http://i75.servimg.com/u/f75/16/10/21/19/dscf1112.jpg)

(http://i75.servimg.com/u/f75/16/10/21/19/dscf1113.jpg)

(http://i75.servimg.com/u/f75/16/10/21/19/dscf1413.jpg)

The bird is marked with " Made in china" but the other wonderful figurines are not marked. Can anybody please help with the brand and also with the specie of the lizard and the bird :)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Quendrega on August 22, 2013, 03:35:37 AM
Can anybody help with the brand of this figurines


(http://i75.servimg.com/u/f75/16/10/21/19/dscf1110.jpg)

(http://i75.servimg.com/u/f75/16/10/21/19/dscf1413.jpg)


These two are made by N2 Toys and came with Terri and Steve Irwin action figures, respectively. The lizard is said to be a goanna.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: animaltoyforum on August 22, 2013, 10:45:19 AM
Can anybody help with the brand of this figurines


These two are made by N2 Toys and came with Terri and Steve Irwin action figures, respectively. The lizard is said to be a goanna.

Oh, yes, well spotted!
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41FW90T4VNL.jpg)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: widukind on August 22, 2013, 07:49:07 PM
Many many thanks, i never hear that before. Have anybody more pics of other animals, they are great :)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: LostworldPro on November 17, 2013, 06:34:11 PM
like you know these guys. don't forget the identify the subspecies of them too but since its hard to identify why don't look it up and find the right images of the animals so you can identify them.because you need to identify them now
(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/bth_IMG_0197_zps7db13c4f.jpg)(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/bth_IMG_0189_zps3beb1c05.jpg)(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/bth_IMG_0194_zps1eefab70.jpg)(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/bth_IMG_0191_zpsdb043e37.jpg)(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/bth_IMG_0199_zpsa37b781c.jpg)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: animaltoyforum on November 17, 2013, 07:18:37 PM
can you help me identify these animals and plant species? also the subspecies.

Sure, but which ones!? :)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: LostworldPro on November 17, 2013, 09:38:02 PM
help me identify that species of bat these species of insects and those two species of plants?also the subspecies
(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/bth_IMG_0257_zps480e7477.jpg)(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/bth_IMG_0274_zps7b12ab56.jpg)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: LostworldPro on November 17, 2013, 09:45:21 PM
like you know these guys. don't forget the identify the subspecies of them too but since its hard to identify why don't look it up and find the right images of the animals so you can identify them.because you need to identify them now
(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/IMG_0197_zps7db13c4f.jpg)(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/IMG_0191_zpsdb043e37.jpg)(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/IMG_0194_zps1eefab70.jpg)(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/IMG_0199_zpsa37b781c.jpg)(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/IMG_0189_zps3beb1c05.jpg)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: animaltoyforum on November 17, 2013, 09:48:13 PM
Subspecies might be a bit of a stretch!!! In fact, most of these are quite generic toys, I doubt they are based on any particular species at all...
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: LostworldPro on November 18, 2013, 12:31:06 AM
(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/IMG_0224_zps0a9f5827.jpg)(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/IMG_0375_zps746b464d.jpg)
can you identify me this species of crocodile and this species of antelope?by the way since its hard for you why don't you look it up and find pictures of the right animals so it would be identifyable.
 
 
 
 
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: LostworldPro on November 18, 2013, 12:49:27 AM
(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/2595f161-756c-40b8-b118-18a069e5bcf4_zps3e5f6988.jpg?t=1384735160)(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/aa97a9eb-f3d5-4206-80db-71860c2a4d9f_zps39688385.jpg?t=1384735004)(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/128311f0-8d58-4f9e-a738-76715dcbdaeb_zps44b3201c.jpg?t=1384735310)(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/f1d91c4d-d4f0-472b-9c91-dd4db8b046aa_zpsd5589454.jpg?t=1384735457)
can you help me identify me those species of rhinos?
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answer here
 
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: sauroid on November 18, 2013, 03:39:41 AM
like you know these guys. don't forget the identify the subspecies of them too but since its hard to identify why don't look it up and find the right images of the animals so you can identify them.because you need to identify them now
are you serious?!  ???
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: LaFanda on April 23, 2014, 12:35:59 AM
Hello, I have had my dam/foal donkey pair for a long time now, since I was a kid. While I was moving houses a while back I seem to have lost my jenny, leaving me with a little orphan colt. I was trying to find another to replace the dam, but it seems my figures have disappeared off the earth. The belly of my colt has the AAA symbol, but I still can't find him anywhere online. If anyone has any information about my donkey colt or his lost mother (that I don't have a picture of), I would find it very helpful!

(http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r700/FabLaFanda/DSC_0769_zps84b13706.jpg)

(http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r700/FabLaFanda/DSC_0768_zpsbfc05c13.jpg)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: EmperorDinobot on July 30, 2014, 08:05:38 AM
These Kaiyodos need ID.

(http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz230/EmperorDinobotII/new%20album/DSCF2734_zpse82135bf.jpg) (http://s830.photobucket.com/user/EmperorDinobotII/media/new%20album/DSCF2734_zpse82135bf.jpg.html)
(http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz230/EmperorDinobotII/new%20album/DSCF2808_zpsa7a9dc5d.jpg) (http://s830.photobucket.com/user/EmperorDinobotII/media/new%20album/DSCF2808_zpsa7a9dc5d.jpg.html)
(http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz230/EmperorDinobotII/new%20album/DSCF2800_zpsa458e0e5.jpg) (http://s830.photobucket.com/user/EmperorDinobotII/media/new%20album/DSCF2800_zpsa458e0e5.jpg.html)
(http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz230/EmperorDinobotII/new%20album/DSCF2782_zps49f85fc3.jpg) (http://s830.photobucket.com/user/EmperorDinobotII/media/new%20album/DSCF2782_zps49f85fc3.jpg.html)
(http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz230/EmperorDinobotII/new%20album/DSCF2774_zps14462db5.jpg) (http://s830.photobucket.com/user/EmperorDinobotII/media/new%20album/DSCF2774_zps14462db5.jpg.html)

And does anyone want them? Perhaps trade for some...dinosaurs?
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: sauroid on July 30, 2014, 08:16:30 AM
japanese ricefish Oryzia, grass puffer, frilled shark, torrent catfish, fourspine sculpin Cottus sp.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: EmperorDinobot on July 30, 2014, 11:57:26 AM
I highly appreciate that. They are one of a kind and they are on sale.


If you're interested in any of my Kaiyodo animals, let me know.

Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: sauroid on July 30, 2014, 01:13:25 PM
i have all of them already. thanks for the offer. :)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: EmperorDinobot on July 30, 2014, 02:52:58 PM
Dang, that must be quite a collection.

I'm looking to sell http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_odkw=&item=121392678624&_osacat=0&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESOX%3AIT&_ssn=lulumommy1326&_trksid=p2046732.m570.l1313&_nkw=kaiyodo&_sacat=0&_from=R40 or trade for dinosaur Kaiyodos.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: EmperorDinobot on August 08, 2014, 07:35:27 AM
I don't know what this is:


(http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz230/EmperorDinobotII/new%20album/DSCF1594_zpsd044b28c.jpg) (http://s830.photobucket.com/user/EmperorDinobotII/media/new%20album/DSCF1594_zpsd044b28c.jpg.html)
(http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz230/EmperorDinobotII/new%20album/DSCF1596_zps83dceefd.jpg) (http://s830.photobucket.com/user/EmperorDinobotII/media/new%20album/DSCF1596_zps83dceefd.jpg.html)
(http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz230/EmperorDinobotII/new%20album/DSCF1598_zpsff9b1b10.jpg) (http://s830.photobucket.com/user/EmperorDinobotII/media/new%20album/DSCF1598_zpsff9b1b10.jpg.html)
(http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz230/EmperorDinobotII/new%20album/DSCF1600_zpsdf47783a.jpg) (http://s830.photobucket.com/user/EmperorDinobotII/media/new%20album/DSCF1600_zpsdf47783a.jpg.html)
(http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz230/EmperorDinobotII/new%20album/DSCF1602_zps5b17b0d0.jpg) (http://s830.photobucket.com/user/EmperorDinobotII/media/new%20album/DSCF1602_zps5b17b0d0.jpg.html)
(http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz230/EmperorDinobotII/new%20album/DSCF1604_zps8b2da65e.jpg) (http://s830.photobucket.com/user/EmperorDinobotII/media/new%20album/DSCF1604_zps8b2da65e.jpg.html)

Conservation collection, 1995. Daubentonia? Brown lemur? He's pretty large, too. Doth anyone want him?
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: stargatedalek on August 08, 2014, 02:23:23 PM
I'm familiar with the brand but not the toy, sorry
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: MaastrichianGuy on October 12, 2014, 08:52:23 PM
does anyone know what company do they made this hippo?
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d6/Dinosaurboy19988/IMG_1526_zps3bf21a07.jpg)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Hercules beetle on October 17, 2014, 09:19:03 PM
does anyone know what company do they made this hippo?
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d6/Dinosaurboy19988/IMG_1526_zps3bf21a07.jpg)
I believe its AAA.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: widukind on October 18, 2014, 08:17:12 AM
does anyone know what company do they made this hippo?
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d6/Dinosaurboy19988/IMG_1526_zps3bf21a07.jpg)
I believe its AAA.

I think a china figurine, is nothing written on the belly?
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Hercules beetle on October 18, 2014, 08:18:56 AM
does anyone know what company do they made this hippo?
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d6/Dinosaurboy19988/IMG_1526_zps3bf21a07.jpg)
I believe its AAA.

I think a china figurine, is nothing written on the belly?
Its hard plastic, i own it too.
Quite large in size.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: widukind on October 18, 2014, 09:46:25 AM
does anyone know what company do they made this hippo?
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d6/Dinosaurboy19988/IMG_1526_zps3bf21a07.jpg)
I believe its AAA.

I think a china figurine, is nothing written on the belly?
Its hard plastic, i own it too.
Quite large in size.

And marked with 3 A's in a small circle?:)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Hercules beetle on October 18, 2014, 02:10:22 PM
does anyone know what company do they made this hippo?
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d6/Dinosaurboy19988/IMG_1526_zps3bf21a07.jpg)
I believe its AAA.
Yes. thats the AAA logo
I think a china figurine, is nothing written on the belly?
Its hard plastic, i own it too.
Quite large in size.

And marked with 3 A's in a small circle?:)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: suchomimus on October 29, 2014, 01:33:41 PM
Hi ATF! Does anyone know the species and line of Kaiyodo this figure is from? It's really tiny like the rest I guess, ~2in.

Google search responded with TMNT figures ._.

(http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag297/kuroshinto/kaiyodotortoise_zpsae5615d0.jpg)
It says 048C on its underbelly  :)

(http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag297/kuroshinto/kaiyodotortoise_2_zps311c82ff.jpg)

(http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag297/kuroshinto/kaiyodotortoise_3_zpsdecfaebd.jpg)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: sauroid on October 29, 2014, 01:58:47 PM
it's a ryukyu black breasted leaf turtle Geomyda japonica. classic version of series 2.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: suchomimus on October 30, 2014, 10:12:24 AM
it's a ryukyu black breasted leaf turtle Geomyda japonica. classic version of series 2.

Thanks sauroid :)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: sbell on October 30, 2014, 04:20:08 PM
it's a ryukyu black breasted leaf turtle Geomyda japonica. classic version of series 2.

Thanks sauroid :)

It should be mentioned that it appears to be from the Furuta ChocoEgg Animaltales line.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: sphyrna18 on November 01, 2014, 03:28:13 AM
it's a ryukyu black breasted leaf turtle Geomyda japonica. classic version of series 2.

Thanks sauroid :)

It should be mentioned that it appears to be from the Furuta ChocoEgg Animaltales line.

Actually, not to be that guy, but the Animatales series is Kaiyodo's; hence the reason they have been able to continue the Animatales numbering through all the Takara Choco-Q sets as well as with all their most recent Capsule Q sets.  Furuta is a confectioner, and they continue to produce Chocoeggs, just without Kaiyodo's figures.  It should, however, be noted that the Classics set, which can be viewed in its entirety here:  http://www.megacom.net/~arkones/wchclas.html, offered figures from Series 1-3 with vast improvements to sculpts and paintjobs.  Click on the pictures in that link, then click on the picture in the pop-up to see a comparison between the Classic set version and the originally released figure.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: sbell on November 01, 2014, 06:08:22 AM
it's a ryukyu black breasted leaf turtle Geomyda japonica. classic version of series 2.

Thanks sauroid :)

It should be mentioned that it appears to be from the Furuta ChocoEgg Animaltales line.

Actually, not to be that guy, but the Animatales series is Kaiyodo's; hence the reason they have been able to continue the Animatales numbering through all the Takara Choco-Q sets as well as with all their most recent Capsule Q sets.  Furuta is a confectioner, and they continue to produce Chocoeggs, just without Kaiyodo's figures.  It should, however, be noted that the Classics set, which can be viewed in its entirety here:  http://www.megacom.net/~arkones/wchclas.html, offered figures from Series 1-3 with vast improvements to sculpts and paintjobs.  Click on the pictures in that link, then click on the picture in the pop-up to see a comparison between the Classic set version and the originally released figure.

Oh no you didn't. ;D

Furuta made ChocoEggs. That's why, when they added a Disney line, Kaiyodo took their ball to Takara as ChocoQ (after the series 6 had been announced! How gauche). Furuta maintained their ChocoEggs Animaltales for a little while longer. Series 5 was the last original series with the Furuta-Kaiyodo connection. I was there man. It got really confusing.

The aforementioned turtle was originally part of the original Animaltales line, sculpted by Kaiyodo, for Furuta ChocoEggs. The line was still in the partnership of Kaiyodo and Furuta when the Classics Series came out. Just like the Series 1v2 Dinotales--improved paint, sculpt and modelling, but same animals.

<<mic dropped>>

 :P
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: bmathison1972 on November 01, 2014, 12:36:28 PM
yes, didn't Furuta do two lines of animals without Kaiyodo? These were the 'Funny' animal lines??? If I am right (which I might not be), they'd be the Chocoegg Funny Animals series 6 and 7 here: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~CH2M-NITU/egge.htm
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: sbell on November 01, 2014, 02:27:40 PM
yes, didn't Furuta do two lines of animals without Kaiyodo? These were the 'Funny' animal lines??? If I am right (which I might not be), they'd be the Chocoegg Funny Animals series 6 and 7 here: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~CH2M-NITU/egge.htm

Those are the ones. Never fully understood the 'funny' part, unless it's something missing in the translation. Or in that there is something just a little 'off' or 'funny' in those two particular lines!
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: bmathison1972 on November 01, 2014, 02:30:35 PM
yes, didn't Furuta do two lines of animals without Kaiyodo? These were the 'Funny' animal lines??? If I am right (which I might not be), they'd be the Chocoegg Funny Animals series 6 and 7 here: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~CH2M-NITU/egge.htm

Those are the ones. Never fully understood the 'funny' part, unless it's something missing in the translation. Or in that there is something just a little 'off' or 'funny' in those two particular lines!

I like those sets if for no other reason there are several non-Japanese/Asian species. As nice as Kaiyodo it, it would be great if they expanded more outside the Japanese fauna.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: lorita410 on November 19, 2014, 11:56:56 PM
(http://www.veghead.com/reptiles/agamid-redtailed.jpg)
(http://www.veghead.com/reptiles/spinylizard-blacktailed-soft.jpg)
Somebody knows what species are these?
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: radioactive347 on December 18, 2014, 11:37:21 PM
(http://www.veghead.com/reptiles/agamid-redtailed.jpg)
(http://www.veghead.com/reptiles/spinylizard-blacktailed-soft.jpg)
Somebody knows what species are these?

I believe the lizard at the bottom is a central bearded dragon, but it may also be a failed attempt at a komodo dragon.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: lskfnfewg on January 24, 2015, 04:52:51 AM
(http://i58.tinypic.com/v8csvq.jpg)
Can you ID this shark? I have been searching for it for years. I used to have it. I remember it saying Bull Shark and I believe China on the bottom. To me it looks like a Safari LTD toy, but I can't find it anywhere. Any clues would help.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: MaastrichianGuy on February 23, 2015, 05:28:20 PM
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d6/Dinosaurboy19988/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps35293ca8.jpg)
can anyone know what does that PEC logo on that eel toy stands for?
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: GrayHorse on February 25, 2015, 04:07:58 AM
Hi All,

My 3 year old son dropped the gray/grey horse figure in these pictures at a theme park yesterday, and by the time we noticed and went to look for it it was gone.

This happens to be his favorite toy, so I thought I would post these pictures here in hopes that someone can figure out who makes this series.

Some extra details (probably not needed, but just in case):

- If you look at the horse (and the donkey), they seem to be composed of two parts with the seam between the neck and the body.
- The other animals in the set have "Made In China" on the underside belly area  (which I'm guessing 99% of all these figures do). However What I think might be different from many is that it is written out on a single line without any wrapping like this:
     Made in China

and not like this:
     Made
        in
     China

Fingers crossed!

(http://s16.postimg.org/56v28vv2t/20150222_162736.jpg)

(http://s16.postimg.org/p2r1ofc45/20150222_162743.jpg)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: sbell on February 25, 2015, 02:00:55 PM
We actually had that one here, one of the outside animal toys. It's a generic bib-style animal figure, one of many hollow plastic figures. Unfortunately, that measn tracking another down will be pretty difficult, as there isn't really anything in particular to search for.

Good luck though.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: GrayHorse on March 01, 2015, 06:01:09 AM
Thanks for your reply - can you tell me what "bib-style" means? I'm not familiar with the term.

Do you think ebay.com is basically my best bet then?
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: sbell on March 01, 2015, 03:25:13 PM
Thanks for your reply - can you tell me what "bib-style" means? I'm not familiar with the term.

Do you think ebay.com is basically my best bet then?

Whoops--that should say "Bin".

It may appear in ebay lots, but it is also likely to show up in dollar stores.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: bmathison1972 on March 01, 2015, 03:29:05 PM
Thanks for your reply - can you tell me what "bib-style" means? I'm not familiar with the term.

Do you think ebay.com is basically my best bet then?

Whoops--that should say "Bin".

It may appear in ebay lots, but it is also likely to show up in dollar stores.

yes, they are essentially your generic 'Made in China' animals that are often not attributable to a specific manufacturer.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: EmperorDinobot on March 16, 2015, 09:32:38 AM
Please identify this iguana:


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-s31ITvNHYlc/VQaizqHXlXI/AAAAAAAAEo0/pPqwTOztRmA/s1600/DSCN4620.JPG)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0kxbw3kYVxs/VQai0g5pDTI/AAAAAAAAEo8/E_NSD7ObjT0/s1600/DSCN4621.JPG)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: stargatedalek on March 16, 2015, 02:29:25 PM
Its by AAA and its actually a water dragon.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: EmperorDinobot on March 18, 2015, 10:46:45 AM
Yeah. I said Iguana because that's what it says underneath, but I was like "uh...this is...not an iguana" when I saw that. Thanks!



Does anyone want it?
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: stargatedalek on April 08, 2015, 06:47:53 PM
Sorry for such a pic intensive post, but there's a lot of mysteries to be solved  :P

First off, These figures are labelled "new-ray", I've never heard of this brand before. They make the date (1995) rather obvious on them. The birds are labelled ornate hawk-eagle for the two in the back and kestrel for the other two (despite only one of them resembling a kestrel...). The insects are labelled cicada and fire-fly respectively.
(http://img03.deviantart.net/a92b/i/2015/098/2/6/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8oxayc.jpg)
(http://img09.deviantart.net/3a58/i/2015/098/7/7/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8oxazo.jpg)


Next are these little goldfish, and when I say little I mean it, about 2 cm long. The only marking is (you guessed it!) "china". They are really nicely detailed so I doubt they are simply dollar store fodder.
(http://pre13.deviantart.net/e481/th/pre/f/2015/098/4/9/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8oxaxu.jpg)


I'm curious if any of these molds are familiar to anyone. Most of them are simply labelled "made in china" or "china" except for the narwhal, sea snake, and sawfish which also have the common names.
(http://img13.deviantart.net/c3a5/i/2015/098/f/b/unknown_brand_marine_animals_by_michell_vall-d8oxb4g.jpg)
(http://pre08.deviantart.net/f6ad/th/pre/f/2015/098/d/0/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8oxb0c.jpg)


This mold has shown up time and time again, dollar store bins, second hand stores, but I can't for the life of me figure out who the original maker was.
(http://pre14.deviantart.net/bef7/th/pre/f/2015/098/0/3/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8oxb0u.jpg)


These fish are really nicely made, they have the common name on one side and "china" and a number on the other side. The second picture is of a few that have a very similar sculpting style but no such identifying marks and are of significantly lower quality, I'm wondering if they may be bootleg versions of other fish from the set I don't have the originals of.
(http://pre10.deviantart.net/5e93/th/pre/i/2015/098/a/5/unknown_brand_fish_by_michell_vall-d8oxb2j.jpg?3)
(http://pre02.deviantart.net/c27c/th/pre/i/2015/098/6/2/fish_bootlegs__by_michell_vall-d8oxbfe.jpg)


Easy question (I think) time. Is this the full set of PV nudibranch? I know this probably isn't the right place to ask but I couldn't find a better thread.
(http://pre13.deviantart.net/9bfc/th/pre/f/2015/098/6/7/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8oxaza.jpg)

Last question (hooray!), this mold is another one giving me troubles. The barracuda is labelled great barracuda, a number, and the usual "china", but the salmon (bootlegs) are only marked "china", so my question is if anyone knows who the original maker is?
(http://pre13.deviantart.net/0da1/th/pre/f/2015/098/e/9/untitled_by_michell_vall-d8oxbge.jpg)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: bmathison1972 on April 08, 2015, 07:33:19 PM
the cicadas and fireflies are generic but match clearly those families respectively (I actually really like the firefly on the left!).

the crabs look like PV knock-offs; the pale one on the far left is modeled after one of the 'blue' crabs in the family Portunidae.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: brontodocus on April 08, 2015, 09:59:15 PM
Hmm, sorry, I can't be of any help here. :-\ And just yesterday I bought one of those tiny bullhead sharks, too. The PV nudibranchs, while I don't know the set, if I remember correctly they usually made eight figures per set. I think it would also be a good idea to post the same photo in the PV and XX thread here: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=267.0 - I've never seen any photos of these before! :)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: BugFolk on April 15, 2015, 07:07:19 AM
Zopherus Haldemani with what looks like 2 W's, one mirrored over the other. Like XX? I thought for sure it was a Play Vision like my other beetles, but it isn't. At the time I purchased it, was along the time I purchased the others. (Accents Crafts circa. 1998-2003)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v73/Butterflyhornet/Toystuff/DSC_8486_zps3wtybba0.jpg)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: brontodocus on April 16, 2015, 09:25:30 AM
Could you take a photo of the stamp? I'm not sure but it sounds like it could be XX, indeed. What a beautiful ironclad beetle figure, by the way! :o :)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: bmathison1972 on April 16, 2015, 11:10:33 AM
Could you take a photo of the stamp? I'm not sure but it sounds like it could be XX, indeed. What a beautiful ironclad beetle figure, by the way! :o :)

Interesting. I have an XX Zopherus haldemani and mine isnt nearly as detailed (in color that is). Did you repaint it, or did it always look like this? I also have a knock-off figure.

EDIT: Here are mine; XX is one left, the knock-off on the right

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/PART_1429180663502_20150416_063721_zps8rqjjeib.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/PART_1429180663502_20150416_063721_zps8rqjjeib.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: BugFolk on April 17, 2015, 10:10:04 AM
Could you take a photo of the stamp? I'm not sure but it sounds like it could be XX, indeed. What a beautiful ironclad beetle figure, by the way! :o :)

Interesting. I have an XX Zopherus haldemani and mine isnt nearly as detailed (in color that is). Did you repaint it, or did it always look like this? I also have a knock-off figure.

Here's the backside. Blue stuff is leftover rubber stuff that was used to hold this (and my other PV beetles) on my window frame at one time. When my sister took over my old bedroom, the bugs got put away, but I was fortunate enough to find them and bring them home with me.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v73/Butterflyhornet/Toystuff/DSC_8498_zpsyfozjhgj.jpg)
As far as color, I bought it that way. It was in the same bin as the P.V. Beetles I have (South African longhorn, Goliath Beetle, Macrodontia beetle and wood boring beetle. There were other beetles (and butterflies, and caterpillars, lizards and stuff) available but my budget was extremely limited at the time, and they were about $2.50 or $3 each.  Since the store was a bit of a distance for me at the time and I was young enough to require my parents involvement in transportation, most of my trips were for art supplies I really needed. The beetles, etc were just sort of an impulse. I would limit myself to 1 or 2 per trip.

I picked out the ones I felt had the best/detailed/most unique shape and paint job. The little bit of green on the claws is a nice touch I didn't notice until I snapped the photo on the leaf.

  I am looking into customizing, or touching up some of my figures if I can ever find an acrylic that does not peel or flake off the PVC.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: bmathison1972 on April 17, 2015, 11:08:39 AM
well, you lucked out with the better paint job, even though both of our figures are clearly by XX  :)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: BugFolk on April 17, 2015, 07:19:29 PM
It's been a while since I purchased them, so I don't remember clearly but I believe there were a few offered like yours as well as a few like mine. I remember for sure the Anthaxia nitidula was also in the bin, but I didn't pick it. I selected the one I have because I was impressed with the paint job and how accurately they portrayed the species.

I didn't snap as many pictures of my other PV beetles because they look very much like the post. Not a lot of variation with the paint jobs there, but still amazing insects compared to what is usually offered in the United States in art supply stores and gift shops.

I am not a fan of the Safari tube bugs, sorry. I feel they need an update. Yet that is all I see insect related most of the time.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: bmathison1972 on April 17, 2015, 07:57:39 PM
It's been a while since I purchased them, so I don't remember clearly but I believe there were a few offered like yours as well as a few like mine. I remember for sure the Anthaxia nitidula was also in the bin, but I didn't pick it. I selected the one I have because I was impressed with the paint job and how accurately they portrayed the species.

I didn't snap as many pictures of my other PV beetles because they look very much like the post. Not a lot of variation with the paint jobs there, but still amazing insects compared to what is usually offered in the United States in art supply stores and gift shops.

I am not a fan of the Safari tube bugs, sorry. I feel they need an update. Yet that is all I see insect related most of the time.

yes, interestingly the tube figures for both Safari LTD and K&M Wild Republic come from similar/same sculpts based on common 'chinabug' style figures. They were probably commissioned cheaply. A revamp would be nice, although with Safari's lack of creativity lately I wonder if they'd simply take arthropods from recent TOOBs and Life Cycles and throw them together (Venomous Creatures, Cave Dwellers, etc., life cycle parts). A revamped TOOB, even if only 8 or so figures, would be welcome from Safari.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: BugFolk on April 18, 2015, 05:14:36 AM
I have a whole bunch of the wild republic china bugs. Most of them were given to me as gifts from either my parents, various teachers, or friends.  The Safari version is seriously lacking. The butterfly is nice and the inclusion of a honeybee/bumblebee is pretty good (though the detail leaves more to be desired.  Otherwise they picked pretty much the most generic out of them to sell.
The wild republic or unbranded at least came with some unique generic crickets and stonefly nymphs or something from Embioptera or grylloblattodea. ( I couldn't really figure out what they were based off, but they are/ were sort of unique. Not rove beetles or earwigs.) One version had longer antennae than the other. One version even had a slug.

I'll see if I can get some pics up, but it won't be tonight. I'm too tired from work. Maybe tomorrow I'll try to round up some of the more interesting knock offs I collected to see what they might have been based from.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: MaastrichianGuy on April 28, 2015, 08:49:45 PM
(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Xr17T5v2e90/URkeLdy92BI/AAAAAAAAAAA/zIRm3i_N36U/s400/HPIM3641.JPG)(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9EV8WgbH4pQ/URkeLZAA2zI/AAAAAAAAAAA/-JR7g1u997M/s400/HPIM3643.JPG)
(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4Yq8keXsY7Y/SyQQKP-cpTI/AAAAAAAAA3U/_V5cwWSAUes/s400/HPIM3642.JPG)
(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-o43xIBY5oEc/SyQQN_K2XtI/AAAAAAAAA3c/sdhSNwW5Ou8/s400/HPIM3644.JPG)
i know you guys think that the eels from pec that i found from that snake playset that i bought from the palm beach zoo are ripoffs of the original playvision eels that im about to show you and theyre very horrible and terrible but since you think the original ones are made by the company back then i have to know what year made these i have to know how old theyre are
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: sbell on April 29, 2015, 05:15:42 AM
(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Xr17T5v2e90/URkeLdy92BI/AAAAAAAAAAA/zIRm3i_N36U/s400/HPIM3641.JPG)(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9EV8WgbH4pQ/URkeLZAA2zI/AAAAAAAAAAA/-JR7g1u997M/s400/HPIM3643.JPG)
(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4Yq8keXsY7Y/SyQQKP-cpTI/AAAAAAAAA3U/_V5cwWSAUes/s400/HPIM3642.JPG)
(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-o43xIBY5oEc/SyQQN_K2XtI/AAAAAAAAA3c/sdhSNwW5Ou8/s400/HPIM3644.JPG)
i know you guys think that the eels from pec that i found from that snake playset that i bought from the palm beach zoo are ripoffs of the original playvision eels that im about to show you and theyre very horrible and terrible but since you think the original ones are made by the company back then i have to know what year made these i have to know how old theyre are

1) Thanks for grabbing my pictures. 2) I got them in 1998, but they are stamped 1996. 3) If you (or anyone else) happen to have picked up an extra spiny eel (the brown one) or could get me one I would gladly reimburse the cost of the figure and letter postage (it should fit nice and thin in an envelope) because hey, spiny eel.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: MaastrichianGuy on May 08, 2015, 11:07:45 PM
(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-bGcQKa-7SGo/UM44EU1c_4I/AAAAAAAAFQc/_4GixAoT3TQ/s400/HPIM6066.jpg)(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-X8Wv44k7sUE/UM44ERBUbEI/AAAAAAAAFQg/Jc41vfYJd1Y/s400/HPIM6067.jpg)(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-WbtJ5E8jUS4/UM44Eo4xzRI/AAAAAAAAFQo/hVL8mg-W1MM/s400/HPIM6068.jpg)(http://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/286503_2172127781015_8310980_o.jpg)can anyone know how old and what year made these K&M Eels
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: MariaEvri on May 17, 2015, 12:39:10 PM
(http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m394/Poseidon_Simons/hourglass%20dolphin_zpsidd7xvyq.jpg) (http://s333.photobucket.com/user/Poseidon_Simons/media/hourglass%20dolphin_zpsidd7xvyq.jpg.html)

anyone knows what this hourglass dolphin ?
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: brontodocus on May 17, 2015, 07:09:30 PM
It's by Lontic/Nayab and it's part of their Antarctic Wild Animals series. Usually these are sold in display boxes containing two figures, the Hourglass Dolphin was packaged together with an Emperor Penguin. Jetoar has made a walk-around of it here (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1259.0). :)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: MariaEvri on May 23, 2015, 09:49:57 AM
thanks. I have also their blue whale, strap toothed whale as well. I just threw away the boxes before checking the brand XD
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: stemturtle on June 06, 2015, 12:44:46 AM
(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2v1cHHO9-ys/VXIycWnyzJI/AAAAAAAACeY/Iw4-G1uui9g/s576/01.jpg)
Silverfish ?, Lepisma saccharina (Unknown maker, Hong Kong)

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OS88sKYqm2M/VXIyhNPj9NI/AAAAAAAACeg/TE3Cj4GdNeA/s576/02.jpg)
Total length 1 3/8 inches or 3.5 cm. US quarter dollar for scale.

This figure is not identified. I would appreciate hearing your opinion. The silverfish is from a set of 6 bugs on a card numbered 1105. I wondered if it might be a mayfly nymph, but the card suggests a silverfish when it says to float it in a drink to scare your friends. The antennae should be longer, the lateral gills are not necessary for a terrestrial insect, and the feet should not end in pinchers. The thorax of a mayfly should be better defined.

Available on eBay  (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Original-BUG-INSECT-DIMESTORE-Toys-on-Old-Store-Display-Card-1950s-NOS-/251979804665?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3aab2aaff9). The figures are small with a flat reverse side. The auction price is for only one card of 6 bugs out of 4 different cards.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: bmathison1972 on June 06, 2015, 04:32:11 AM
(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2v1cHHO9-ys/VXIycWnyzJI/AAAAAAAACeY/Iw4-G1uui9g/s576/01.jpg)
Silverfish ?, Lepisma saccharina (Unknown maker, Hong Kong)

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OS88sKYqm2M/VXIyhNPj9NI/AAAAAAAACeg/TE3Cj4GdNeA/s576/02.jpg)
Total length 1 3/8 inches or 3.5 cm. US quarter dollar for scale.

This figure is not identified. I would appreciate hearing your opinion. The silverfish is from a set of 6 bugs on a card numbered 1105. I wondered if it might be a mayfly nymph, but the card suggests a silverfish when it says to float it in a drink to scare your friends. The antennae should be longer, the lateral gills are not necessary for a terrestrial insect, and the feet should not end in pinchers. The thorax of a mayfly should be better defined.

Available on eBay  (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Original-BUG-INSECT-DIMESTORE-Toys-on-Old-Store-Display-Card-1950s-NOS-/251979804665?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3aab2aaff9). The figures are small with a flat reverse side. The auction price is for only one card of 6 bugs out of 4 different cards.

Not a silverfish, but rather I am thinking it is the nymph of a mayfly. Interesting, I just bought a mayfly nymph figure from Shapeways and painted it today!
I wouldnt worry over the specifics of detail, but I think this is clearly meant to be a mayfly nymph.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: stemturtle on June 06, 2015, 11:35:05 AM

Not a silverfish, but rather I am thinking it is the nymph of a mayfly. Interesting, I just bought a mayfly nymph figure from Shapeways and painted it today!
I wouldnt worry over the specifics of detail, but I think this is clearly meant to be a mayfly nymph.

Thanks for the identification. I hope you will post a photo of the Shapeways mayfly nymph when you find the time. This forum is lucky to have knowledgeable members such as yourself.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: brontodocus on June 06, 2015, 11:45:51 AM
Yes, that looks like a mayfly larva. Quite similar to larvae of Ephemeridae, by the way. Nice catch, stemturtle! :)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: stemturtle on June 06, 2015, 01:45:55 PM
Yes, that looks like a mayfly larva. Quite similar to larvae of Ephemeridae, by the way. Nice catch, stemturtle! :)

Brontodocus, thank you for seconding the mayfly ID by bmathison.
Now that Shapeways offers a mayfly nymph, this figure could be customized to approximate a silverfish.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: stemturtle on June 07, 2015, 03:15:46 AM
Thanks for posting the photo of the Shapeways mayfly nymph, bmathison. Nice colors.
This is definitely a must-have. I wonder if fine wire could replace the antennae.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: brontodocus on June 07, 2015, 10:02:47 AM
Brontodocus, thank you for seconding the mayfly ID by bmathison.
Now that Shapeways offers a mayfly nymph, this figure could be customized to approximate a silverfish.
Thinking of it, Blaine's shapeways model represents a different family (possibly Baetidae) so this may still be the only representative of an Ephemeridae larva.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: stargatedalek on July 25, 2015, 09:30:33 PM
Probably not the place to ask, but does anyone else Safari baby iguana have a strange hard section in its tail?

(http://img09.deviantart.net/d4ff/i/2015/206/3/5/safari_baby_iguana_weird_tail_by_michell_vall-d92rzkk.jpg)

Its a small section of hard plastic, and then its soft on either side. I can't find any seams (just a bump where it starts) and its not a bootleg, so I'm thinking it might be an error?
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Jetoar on July 26, 2015, 07:13:21 PM
Sorry partner, I cant help you because I dont have this figure  :-\.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Halichoeres on September 04, 2015, 09:37:24 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/SmilingCyclops/20150801_135557.jpg)

Does anybody recognize these turtles? I got them in an eBay lot and I'd like to know what I have in my hands. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: sbell on September 05, 2015, 04:08:29 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/SmilingCyclops/20150801_135557.jpg)

Does anybody recognize these turtles? I got them in an eBay lot and I'd like to know what I have in my hands. Thanks in advance.

Those look like Yujin turtles--like many of their lines, there are frequently re-releases and repaints (I've been digging into the fish figures...that's a whole other rabbit hole...). Somewhere around here, someone tried to list out the entire series.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Halichoeres on September 05, 2015, 05:44:35 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/SmilingCyclops/20150801_135557.jpg)

Does anybody recognize these turtles? I got them in an eBay lot and I'd like to know what I have in my hands. Thanks in advance.

Those look like Yujin turtles--like many of their lines, there are frequently re-releases and repaints (I've been digging into the fish figures...that's a whole other rabbit hole...). Somewhere around here, someone tried to list out the entire series.
Thanks, Sean!
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: sauroid on September 05, 2015, 07:23:32 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/SmilingCyclops/20150801_135557.jpg)

Does anybody recognize these turtles? I got them in an eBay lot and I'd like to know what I have in my hands. Thanks in advance.
they are from Kaiyodo animatales series
L to R: albino red eared slider hatchling, green sea turtle, ryukyu black breasted leaf turtle, reeves turtle, yellow marginated box turtle, normal red reared slider hatchling.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: stemturtle on September 05, 2015, 11:58:31 AM
Excellent ID work on the turtles, sauroid. One correction, since I was responsible for the misspelling:
Cuora flavomarginata is the yellow-margined (not yellow-marginated) box turtle.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: sbell on September 05, 2015, 04:02:54 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/SmilingCyclops/20150801_135557.jpg)

Does anybody recognize these turtles? I got them in an eBay lot and I'd like to know what I have in my hands. Thanks in advance.
they are from Kaiyodo animatales series
L to R: albino red eared slider hatchling, green sea turtle, ryukyu black breasted leaf turtle, reeves turtle, yellow marginated box turtle, normal red reared slider hatchling.

Whoops! I shouldhave noticed the seams, which would have meant Kaiyodo of course (I have very few turtles, and none of these...)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Halichoeres on September 05, 2015, 05:57:20 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/SmilingCyclops/20150801_135557.jpg)

Does anybody recognize these turtles? I got them in an eBay lot and I'd like to know what I have in my hands. Thanks in advance.
they are from Kaiyodo animatales series
L to R: albino red eared slider hatchling, green sea turtle, ryukyu black breasted leaf turtle, reeves turtle, yellow marginated box turtle, normal red reared slider hatchling.

Thank you, sauroid! Very thorough.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: bmathison1972 on September 13, 2015, 02:57:19 PM
does anyone recognize this honey bee from Safari? I do not recognize it. To my knowledge, there were no honey bees in the Smithsonian or Hidden Kingdom collections, only the large IC one and the recent life cycle (if you click on the link you can see a third pic which shows it is substantially smaller than the IC figure).
I wonder if it is just a repaint of the LC figure?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Safari-Ltd-Honey-Bee-Hidden-Kingdom-Insects-/121750316343?hash=item1c58e26537

or

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Safari-Ltd-Honey-Bee/141687824957?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D32933%26meid%3D233a8dfc716e419cb2aaefb90a79642f%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D121750316343
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: stemturtle on September 13, 2015, 04:53:12 PM
The new Safari Ltd. Hidden Kingdom Honey Bee was released in Nov. 2014, pictured on page 68 of the catalog. 
See link: https://www.safariltd.com/flipBooks/SAFARI_LTD_2015_CATALOG/
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: bmathison1972 on September 13, 2015, 06:14:14 PM
The new Safari Ltd. Hidden Kingdom Honey Bee was released in Nov. 2014, pictured on page 68 of the catalog. 
See link: https://www.safariltd.com/flipBooks/SAFARI_LTD_2015_CATALOG/

Ah yes, thank you. That is just a release of the adult from the life cycle set (with a lightly different paint job). I forgot they did that last year. I don't think I'll bother to get it, thanks!!!!
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: bmathison1972 on October 10, 2015, 09:38:30 PM
anyone know the manufacturer of these:

http://www.veghead.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=1_8&products_id=1123

thanks!
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: stargatedalek on October 11, 2015, 04:17:26 AM
Afraid not but they are really common around here, I can keep an eye out?
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: bmathison1972 on October 11, 2015, 12:26:10 PM
Afraid not but they are really common around here, I can keep an eye out?

thanks, I have the figures already was just curious is anyone knew who made them.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: bmathison1972 on October 15, 2015, 01:12:03 AM
I am inventorying my figures and I have some generic ones with a logo on the bottom that appears to be a three-pronged crown. At least one has a 'GC' in the crown. Any idea of the manufacturer? Thanks!
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: sbell on October 15, 2015, 06:28:52 PM
I am inventorying my figures and I have some generic ones with a logo on the bottom that appears to be a three-pronged crown. At least one has a 'GC' in the crown. Any idea of the manufacturer? Thanks!

Could be form Imperial. Do you have any photos? Of the figures or the logo?
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: bmathison1972 on October 16, 2015, 07:25:49 PM
I am inventorying my figures and I have some generic ones with a logo on the bottom that appears to be a three-pronged crown. At least one has a 'GC' in the crown. Any idea of the manufacturer? Thanks!

Could be form Imperial. Do you have any photos? Of the figures or the logo?

Doesn't look like their (current?) logo on the website, but it may be older. I will try to snap a pic this weekend if it's not too small to capture with my camera phone. Thanks!

EDIT: here is a pic from the underside of a dragonfly's tail:

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/20151016_171157_zpsvuirwyp1.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/20151016_171157_zpsvuirwyp1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: sbell on October 17, 2015, 05:08:10 AM
I am inventorying my figures and I have some generic ones with a logo on the bottom that appears to be a three-pronged crown. At least one has a 'GC' in the crown. Any idea of the manufacturer? Thanks!

Could be form Imperial. Do you have any photos? Of the figures or the logo?

Doesn't look like their (current?) logo on the website, but it may be older. I will try to snap a pic this weekend if it's not too small to capture with my camera phone. Thanks!

EDIT: here is a pic from the underside of a dragonfly's tail:

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/20151016_171157_zpsvuirwyp1.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/20151016_171157_zpsvuirwyp1.jpg.html)

That looks closer to the older version I am familiar with (as opposed to whatever's on the website right now), so it could be an even earlier design. Or a completely different company altogether.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: stargatedalek on October 17, 2015, 01:30:19 PM
I'm not even sure if the website that comes up under "Imperial Toys" is the same manufacturer I was thinking of, in addition to both of these logos being different from the one I'm accustomed to (the one that made those classic retro dinosaurs and a number of nice sea life) the product lines of that website don't feel connected. But what do I know about marketing ;)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: stargatedalek on October 18, 2015, 01:44:44 AM
I'm sorry, I made a rather huge goof!
When I thought of Imperial, I was actually thinking of Sun Way.
(http://img02.deviantart.net/4c5c/i/2015/290/e/d/sun_way_logo_by_michell_vall-d9dgjdo.jpg)
Why I had memorized this as a crown, let alone a specific (incorrect) brand I can't fathom.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Surfelvis on March 13, 2016, 09:59:07 PM
I'm  trying ID a solid lead toy elephant, painted red with a gold and red blanket with flowers on it.  It weighs one (1) pound (147 g).  There are no marks or anything else written or stamped on it.  I was hoping someone might know the brand and when it may have been made.  My research into zoo animals is going no where because all I can find about solid toys is that before hollow casting, there were flats.  It's difficult to find when solids were in vogue and/or when zoo animals or exotic animals began to be made.  Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!  PS. I hope that I am uploading the images; I couldn't really figure out how to do it from this site, including the help section (hint).(http://i84.servimg.com/u/f84/19/43/88/76/img_2110.jpg)

(http://i84.servimg.com/u/f84/19/43/88/76/img_1810.jpg)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Thylakeane on June 08, 2016, 02:40:14 PM
Can anyone help me identify the figures in this picture? There's a Hector's dolphin (?) marked '99 Dolphin' and a wallaroo marked 'Wallaroo 52'

(http://orig06.deviantart.net/2b22/f/2016/160/d/f/atf_by_paradisekeane-da5kh25.jpg)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: sbell on June 08, 2016, 10:17:37 PM
Those are UK Yowies! Unlike the much longer-running original Yowies series in Australia, the UK models were single-piece animal figures.

They tend to be harder to find overall.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Thylakeane on June 09, 2016, 03:55:23 PM
UK yowies actually crossed my mind, but I thought they were made from harder plastic...
Thanks so much!
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: stargatedalek on June 11, 2016, 10:22:41 PM
Does anyone know the brand of this orca? It's from Mattel, it's electronic and the mouth opens when you press the dorsal fin, and it's fairly old (I'd guess about 15 years).

(http://img03.deviantart.net/f476/i/2016/163/7/f/untitled_by_michell_vall-da5zpu1.jpg)
(http://img04.deviantart.net/4ecb/i/2016/163/d/4/untitled_by_michell_vall-da5zprg.jpg)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Thylakeane on June 12, 2016, 08:57:02 AM
It's made by Fisher-Price  :)
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: pelycosaurus on June 14, 2016, 12:08:04 AM
I have that same killer whale and been wondering myself what brand it is.
Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: Elephas Maximus on November 27, 2016, 05:04:49 PM
I don't own these ones, just found the pics.
A strange Chinese toy labelled deer and looking like nyala with weird horns...

(http://www.sivatherium.narod.ru/biolap2/biolp415.jpg)

And a seal with extra pair of limbs
(http://www.sivatherium.narod.ru/biolap2/biolap00.jpg)
Title: Re: Figure manufacturer identification thread
Post by: brontodocus on November 30, 2016, 06:24:02 PM
While I cannot help with any manufacturer id I have to say that the seal is a nice and bizarre find! :o ;D
Title: Re: Figure manufacturer identification thread
Post by: Elephas Maximus on December 02, 2016, 03:15:32 PM
Found a set where that deer-antelope belongs.
(http://i65.tinypic.com/t68my9.jpg)
Title: Re: Figure manufacturer identification thread
Post by: Rossano on December 31, 2016, 06:47:26 PM
Someone can help me with just a description of a figurine?I can't pass the pics on the forum now.

It is a star fish with 12 legs, 7 cms diameter. Center brownish with a wider lilac-violet circle and orange legs, all the surface covered with withe little knobs. The lower face is light pink with a central darker pink line on each leg.

It's marked "CE", "BULLY" and "MADE IN CHINA on the bottom of one leg.

I searched the web with Bully, Bullyland, Star Fish and the like but didn't find anything similar.
Title: Re: Figure manufacturer identification thread
Post by: bmathison1972 on December 31, 2016, 06:55:51 PM
Someone can help me with just a description of a figurine?I can't pass the pics on the forum now.

It is a star fish with 12 legs, 7 cms diameter. Center brownish with a wider lilac-violet circle and orange legs, all the surface covered with withe little knobs. The lower face is light pink with a central darker pink line on each leg.

It's marked "CE", "BULLY" and "MADE IN CHINA on the bottom of one leg.

I searched the web with Bully, Bullyland, Star Fish and the like but didn't find anything similar.

Sounds like a Bullyland figure. They have been around for a while so it could be a retired figure, that's why you are having trouble finding it via internet searches or dealer sites that sell Bullyland.

Could it be one of these: http://www.sandspielfiguren.de/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2_14_257
Title: Re: Figure manufacturer identification thread
Post by: sbell on December 31, 2016, 10:47:22 PM
It sounds like the Bullyland sunstar, Item No 67859. Which it appears they reissued in a red repaint version as well.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/V5AdIPDJVFp9FFCDuG9hDIq8wAS_hTdCgsmVq-N-wav0oqFVi-1KUVlYBNKIJzNGpmBykKOVLnSzXVDNiUS4-cGKhE1Mmg-TliAUqLlY6ADJZAOexi7v8Y7ZMIWo78x0DbR2Pg=w640-h480-no)
Title: Re: Figure manufacturer identification thread
Post by: Rossano on January 01, 2017, 10:55:09 AM
Sbell thank you, that's the one!  ^-^

A nice way to open the new year!

Thanks bmathison1972, the e-shop you linked looks very interesting.

Title: Re: Figure identification thread
Post by: BlueKrono on January 02, 2017, 08:02:06 PM
I don't own these ones, just found the pics.
A strange Chinese toy labelled deer and looking like nyala with weird horns...

(http://www.sivatherium.narod.ru/biolap2/biolp415.jpg)

And a seal with extra pair of limbs
(http://www.sivatherium.narod.ru/biolap2/biolap00.jpg)

That seal is crazy cool. I wish I knew what company made it too, as I'd love to add it to my collection.
Title: Re: Figure manufacturer identification thread
Post by: Rossano on February 07, 2017, 04:23:39 AM
I found this pic on the internet and would like to know if someone can tell me what producer is this. Looks pretty good stuff!

(http://img02.deviantart.net/3c6c/i/2015/122/1/2/ultrasaurus_shallows_by_meteormoe-d2onbpc.jpg)

On the site there's a reference to a "local GoodWill store", but this does not help me at all.
Title: Re: Figure manufacturer identification thread
Post by: CetaceanFan on February 07, 2017, 05:45:03 AM
It's the Safari Ltd Dinosaurs of China, Mamenchisaurus and it is very rare.
Title: Re: Figure manufacturer identification thread
Post by: brontodocus on February 07, 2017, 09:12:04 AM
Yes, that's the one. It wasn't even that old, in 2010 I was still able to buy one from an online store but they soon vanished afterwards.
Title: Re: Figure manufacturer identification thread
Post by: Rossano on February 09, 2017, 12:33:53 AM
Thanks. I found the review on dinotoyblog and other pics on the internet, but the quality of the painting looks defintely lower (darker patches neater and less realistic) and actually different colour (green instead of grey). Does it depends on the light of the picture, or from two different lots?
Title: Re: Figure manufacturer identification thread
Post by: CetaceanFan on February 09, 2017, 01:35:01 AM
I honestly think it depends on the lighting and the age of the figure.
Title: Re: Figure manufacturer identification thread
Post by: brontodocus on February 09, 2017, 10:02:33 AM
Thanks. I found the review on dinotoyblog and other pics on the internet, but the quality of the painting looks defintely lower (darker patches neater and less realistic) and actually different colour (green instead of grey). Does it depends on the light of the picture, or from two different lots?
The base colour is grey, not green, at least on my figure. But the paint job appears less sloppy on that outside photo than on mine. I agree with CetaceanFan, it's probably the lighting that makes the sloppiness less obvious. Still it's a very unique figure and I like it a lot despite its crudeness. :)
Title: Re: Figure manufacturer identification thread
Post by: Wolflover224 on March 30, 2017, 12:37:23 AM
Hey!

I need some help identifying the brands of these figures.


http://imgur.com/aHXwt6M
http://imgur.com/P7El5iT
http://imgur.com/TM64JHz

I got this lion as a kid at the doctor's office. It says Jaru on the bottom; I think that may actually be the brand name but looking online for it comes up blank.
It is one of the most detailed chinanimals that I have, and I believe it may actually be the original model that inspired that cliche chinamal lion pose.
It's tounge and canines are sculpted into it, as well as the hairs on the mane, elbow, and tail. It's nose is very well sculpted, and it's body even has the indents showing its ribs (but not in a way that makes it look starving)!


http://imgur.com/0vOrFYv
http://imgur.com/am6IOYR
http://imgur.com/4D7vXrl
http://imgur.com/p4H9aBV

This is a colt that actually came with a set which had a larger Clydesdale in it.
Whoever made this figure must've been really lazy because the only place with fur detail is on the face, and it only covers half of it!
The mother horse didn't have a brand name (to my memory) but did have "Clydesdale" in big lettering on the bottom.
The mother horse is very similar in color to the colt, having a medium grey pelt, a grey-brown mane and tail, and white hooves.
I got this at a place in Saint Louis called Grant's Farm if that helps any! :)


http://imgur.com/LIQ3Auf
http://imgur.com/Jx97mGN
http://imgur.com/C917p1O

I have had this figure for a long time and I believe it came from an Imaginex set but I'm not sure if it did or not. I have two of them, but the other is horribly painted white with whiteout because little me wanted to make it into an undead steed from World of Warcraft. Needless to say it did not work out right. XD


http://imgur.com/sNTNGHV
http://imgur.com/AWGilJR
http://imgur.com/iXwjDcN

This sheep looks like it may be a happy meal toy but it doesn't have the logo.
The whole toy is devoid of any logos, copyrights, or "made in x" on it.
There is a lot of detail in the curls, but not much else after that.
The head can turn and the legs can be moved but not much.


http://imgur.com/fntNted
http://imgur.com/bLr13rM
http://imgur.com/rRk4di1
http://imgur.com/rdqJVIm
http://imgur.com/sxTpmzb

These two figures are favorites of mine.
The cheetah seems to be more popular as I've seen people with it, but it has no logo or anything other than a microscopic "CE" under its armpit.
The tiger only has "CHINA" in big bold letters on it but that's it.
I named the cheetah Lizzia after my WoW druid character :)


http://imgur.com/N3jjGcm
http://imgur.com/el0Xq11
http://imgur.com/X0kpyS8

I got this lion cub as a prize in third grade and I've had it ever since!
It is really poorly made and is a classic chinanimal. The lion cub shares the same model as a black cat (panther?) that was also in the prize bucket.
I don't know who made it, but I do know that the same person who made it also made a panda with yellow eyes and blue claws.
He is going to be repainted soon!


http://imgur.com/WiLwJra
http://imgur.com/yN5OPkJ
http://imgur.com/2lNgFyK
http://imgur.com/M57ZtTv

Last one!
I got these ponies from the prize bucket too. They're very tiny (all three can lay in my hand and there's still room) and adorable.
The only hint to a brand is the K with a dot over it. The only labels they have are their breed names (appoloosa, freishan, arabian).
I would like to know the brand because these are my favorite ones of all!!!
Title: Re: Figure manufacturer identification thread
Post by: sauroid on March 30, 2017, 04:52:45 PM
the lion cub is an AAA mold . i just dont know if the one you have is the original one because ive seen a few recast/repaints of that figure.
Title: Re: Figure manufacturer identification thread
Post by: Wolflover224 on April 08, 2017, 11:54:03 PM
the lion cub is an AAA mold . i just dont know if the one you have is the original one because ive seen a few recast/repaints of that figure.
Thank you!
I looked it up and I believe you are right! I think he may be a Chinese mold ripoff tho!
Title: Re: Figure manufacturer identification thread
Post by: AnimalFarm on July 03, 2017, 10:15:48 PM
Found this on pinterest. I recognize the Mega Sofubi Advance Blue whale, but who makes the other two? That's the best looking sperm whale I've seen and the whale shark looks fantastic too. Anybody have any ideas? Thanks.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/496381190155998039

Title: Re: Figure manufacturer identification thread
Post by: Wolflover224 on July 20, 2017, 09:10:23 PM
Found this on pinterest. I recognize the Mega Sofubi Advance Blue whale, but who makes the other two? That's the best looking sperm whale I've seen and the whale shark looks fantastic too. Anybody have any ideas? Thanks.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/496381190155998039

The comments say Kaiyodo (a fantastic /but very expensive/ Japanese model maker) so I'm guessing that's it!