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Title: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: Varanus on February 10, 2013, 08:02:02 AM
I'd like to compile a list (with photos) of all known figures and variants made by this somewhat mysterious company.

Key:
         * = cast from a real taxadermy specimen
         ?? = need species ID help!
         ? = questionable species ID

Lizards & Crocodilians:
- "Lizard" (Garden Lizard)*
   - 2 versions: smaller looking straight and larger looking to side
   - 2 variants of each: naturalistic brown and green, and striped light and dark green
- "Fiji Iguana" (Green Water Dragon)*
   - 2 versions: smaller looking straight and larger slightly curved
   - 3 variants: solid light green, light and dark green stripes, dark bluish green (large only?)
- "Australian Lizard" (Frilled Dragon)
- "Iguana" (Common Iguana)*
   - 2 versions: hatchling and adult
- "Spiny Lizard" (Pyramid Agama)*
   - 3 variants: green, gray, and brown
- "Forest Lizard" (Western Fence Lizard)*
- "Anole Lizard" (??)*
- "Gecko" (Tokay Gecko)*
   - 4 versions: large, large with open mouth, small, small with open mouth
   - 2 variants: dark brown and light brown
- "Flat-tailed Gecko" (Lined Leaf-tailed Gecko)*
- Crested Gecko*
- "Fat-tailed Gecko" (African Fat-tailed Gecko)*
- Solomon Island Skink*
- Blue-tongued Skink*
   - 2 versions: one facing left and the other facing right
- "Spiny Skink" (Short-tailed Spiny Skink)*
- "Girdled Lizard" (??)*
- "Monitor Lizard" (Nile Monitor?)*
- "Monitor Lizard" (Peach-throated Monitor)*
   - 2 variants: green with stripes and light brown
- "Monitor Lizard" (??) (brown, mouth closed, curved body)*
- "Monitor Lizard" (??)*
   - 2 variants: reddish brown with black stripes and light brown
- Gila Monster*
- Komodo Dragon
- "Tegus" (Golden Tegu)*
- "Common Chameleon" (Graceful Chameleon)*
   - 2 variants: "rainbow" and green
- Parson's Chameleon*
- "Alligator" (American Alligator)

Snakes:
- "Yellow Rat Snake" (Baird's Rat Snake)*
   - 2 versions: small and large
- "Snake" (Rough Green Snake)*
   - 3 versions: small with mouth open, medium, large
- "Rattlesnake" (??) (tan, diamond-backed)*
   - 2 versions: medium coiled and large uncoiled
- "Rattlesnake" (??)
- "Snake" (Indigo Snake?)*
   - 3 variants: chain-link patterned, green, gray with stripes
- "Snake" (Garter Snake?)*
- "Snake" (Amazon Tree Boa)*
   - 4 variants: chain-link pattern, green, black, gray with stripes
- "Black Racer" (North American Racer)*
   - 3 versions: small with mouth open, medium, large
- "Hatchling Snake" (??)
   - 4 verions: diamond-backed, black, gray, green
- "Python" (??) (gray with light blotches)*
- "Cobra" (??)*
   - 2 versions: large coiled and small uncoiled
   - 4 variants: striped, gray, black, brown
- "Snake" (??)
   - 3 variants: green, black, and yellow

Turtles:
- Chinese Pond Turtle*
- Blanding's Turtle*
- Reeve's Turtle*
- "Notched Turtle" (Keeled Box Turtle)*
- Alligator Snapping Turtle*
- "Snapping Turtle" (Big-headed Turtle)*
   - 2 versions: larger with head lowered and smaller with head raised
- "Notched Turtle" Asian Leaf Turtle*
   - 2 variants: green and brown
- "Sea Turtle" (Hawksbill Turtle)*
   - 3 versions: small, medium, and large
- "Sea Turtle" (Green Turtle)*
   - 2 versions: small and large
- "Tortoise" (??)
   - 2 versions: large and small
- Radiated Tortoise*
   - 4 versions: adult, hatchling emerging from egg, hatchling standing, hatchling hiding in shell

Amphibians:
- Narrow-mouthed Toad
   - 4 versions: 2 adults, juvenile, and tadpole
- "Toad" (??)
   - 3 versions: small, medium, and large
- "Frog" (??) (brown with dark spots or green with stripes)
   - 6 versions: tadpole, tadpole with hind legs, tadpole with all legs, brown froglet, adult brown frog, adult green frog
- Tiger Salamander
- "Salamander" (??)

Insects & Arachnids:
- "Praying Mantis" (Chinese Mantis?)
- "Grasshopper" (??)
- "Lady Bug" (??)
- "Scarab" (??)
- "Cicada" (Periodical Cicada?)
- "Weevil" (??)
- "Bumblebee" (??)
- "Dragonfly" (Green Darner)
- "Hercules Beetle" (Caucasus Beetle)*
- Stag Beetle*
- "Scorpion" (Emperor Scorpion)*
- "Tarantula" (??)*
- "Spider" (??)

Crustaceans:
- "Crab" (Crucifix Crab)*
   - 2 versions: small and large
- "Crab" (Dungeness Crab)*
   - 2 versions: small and large
- "Crab" (Mud Crab)*
- Oratosquilla (Mantis Shrimp)*
- Tiger Prawn*
- "Lobster" (American Lobster)*
   - 2 versions: small and large
   - 2 variants: red cooked and green natural
- Spiny Lobster*
- "Hermit Crab" (??)*

Other Invertebrates:
- Goeduck Clam*
- Tuba False Fusus*
- "Scallop"*
- "Clam" (Quahog)*
- "Jack-knife Clam" (Pod Razor)*
- "Sea Mussel" (Asian Green Mussel)*
- "Oyster" (Pacific Oyster)*
- "Pinna Clam"*
- "Cuttlefish" (??)*
- "Octopus" (??)
- "Starfish" (??)*
- "Starfish" (??)*
- "Starfish" (??)*
- "Jellyfish" (??)
   - 2 versions: yellow tentacles and green tentacles
- Earthworm*

Fish:
- "Devil Fish" (Winter Skate)*
   - 2 versions: tail lowered and tail raised
- "Salmon" (Chinook Salmon)*
   - 2 versions: small and large
- "Moray Eel" (Viper Eel?)*
   - 2 variants: green with yellow spots and white with black spots
- "Seahorse" (??)*
- Great White Shark
   - 2 versions: small and large
- "Shark" (??)
- "Hammerhead Shark" (??)
- "Tiger Shark" (??)
   - 2 versions: small and large
   - 3 variants: light gray, dark gray, yellow
- "Bluefin Tuna" (??)
- "Flying Fish" (??)
- Sailfish
- "Gulper Eel" (Pelican Eel)
- "Bat Fish" (Monk Fish)
- "Loosejaw" (Black Loosejaw)
- "Dragon Fish" (??)
- "Lantern Fish" (Barrel-eye)
- Dangle Fish
- "Viperfish" (Pacific Viperfish)
- "Hatchetfish" (??)
- Manta Ray
   - 3 versions: small, medium, and large
- "Fish" (Cod sp?)
- "Fish" (Bluegill?)

Mammals:
- "Kangaroo" (??)
   - 2 versions: standing and hopping
- Right Whale (??)
   - 2 versions: tail angled and tail straight
- Humpback Whale
- Blue Whale
- Orca
- Sperm Whale
- Hippopotomus
   - 2 versions: adult and calf
- "Manatee" (Dugong)
- African Elephant
   - 3 versions: head turned, trunk raised, calf
- White Rhinoceros
- Cow
   - 2 versions: adult female and calf
- "Buffalo" (American Bison)
- Wildebeast
- Sheep
   - 2 versions: adult and lamb
- Goat
   - 2 versions: nanny and kid
- Giraffe
   - 2 versions: adult and baby
   - 2 variants: white background and yellow background
- "Zebra" (??)
   - 3 versions: adult looking striaght, adult looking right, foal
- Donkey
   - 3 versions: adult, foal sitting, foal standing
- Horse
   - 1 version: Clydesdale
- "Deer" (??)
   - 3 versions: buck, doe, and fawn
- Moose
- Warthog
- Pig
   - 4 versions: male with mouth open, male with mouth closed, sow, piglet
- "Camel" (Bactrian Camel)
- Orangutan
   - 4 versions: female with baby, male walking, subadult walking, standing female with baby
- "Gorilla" (??)
   - 2 versions: sitting, silverback crouched
- Chimpanzee
   - 5 versions: baby sitting, adult with bananas, adult walking with baby on back, adult sitting, adult crouching
- Proboscis Monkey
- Mandrill
- Ring-tailed Lemur
   - 2 variants: darker and lighter white areas
- Giant Anteater
- "Armadillo" (Nine-banded Armadillo)*
   - 2 versions: baby and adult
- "Porcupine" (??)*
- Beaver
- Pangolin (??)*
   - 2 versions: baby and juvenile
- Three-toed Sloth
- Polar Bear
- Brown Bear
   - 4 versions: adult, cub standing x 2, cub sitting
- "Black Bear" (??)
- "Panda" (Giant Panda)
   - 3 versions: adult, cub sitting, cub standing
- Cheetah
   - 4 versions: adult, juvenile, adult sitting, adult lying
- Tiger (??)
   - 3 versions: adult, standing cub, sitting cub
- Mountain Lion
- "Lion" (African Lion)
   - 5 versions: less detailed male, more detailed male, lioness, cub playing, cub standing
- House Cat
   - 3 versions: gray, orange, black and white
- Snow Leopard
   - 3 versions: adult, cub playing, cub standing
- Spotted Hyena
- "Hyena" (Brown Hyena?)
- "Fox" (Red Fox)
- "Wolf" (Gray Wolf?)
   - 2 versions: adult and cub
- Walrus
- "Seal" (Harp Seal)
   - 2 versions: adult and pup
- "Sealion" (Fur Seal sp?)

Birds:
- "Ostrich" (Common Ostrich)
- "Penguin" (Emperor Penguin)
   - 4 versions: adult large, adult small, 2 chicks
- Indian Peafowl
- "Flamingo" (Greater Flamingo?)
- Brown Pelican
- "Pelican" (Dalmatian Pelican?)
- "Owl" (Snowy Owl)
- "Eagle" (Bald Eagle)
   - 2 versions: perched and flying
- "Hawk" (??)
   - 2 versions: perched on slanted log and perched on upright log
- Sulfur-crested Cockatoo
- "Green Parrot" (??)
- Yellow-fronted Amazon
- Blue and Yellow Macaw
- "Red Macaw" (Scarlet Macaw)
- "Toucan" (Toco Toucan)
   - 2 versions: large standing and smaller perched
- "Toucan" (??)
- "Pintail Duck" (Canada Goose)
- "Hooded Merganser" (Bufflehead)
- Mallard
- Wood Duck
- Dodo
- Common Kingfisher

I'll update the list as new ones come to my attention. :)  Be sure to let me know if I've messed up or missed anything! ;)


Now for some photos:

(http://imageshack.us/a/img560/7594/1002007d.jpg)
Rough Green Snake

(http://imageshack.us/a/img689/8562/1001701if.jpg)
Garden Lizard

(http://imageshack.us/a/img811/3161/1001696o.jpg)
Big-headed Turtle

Now let's see your photos! :D
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: Jetoar on February 10, 2013, 12:39:18 PM
More images of AAA figures

(http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/8558/p1060952uj.jpg)

Ring-tailed Lemur

(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/2027/p1060948b.jpg)

Common Chameleon (Graceful Chameleon) green variant

(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/6842/p1060977d.jpg)

African Elephant

(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/696/p1070013m.jpg)

Komodo Dragon

(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/927/p1070016c.jpg)

"Gecko" (Tokay Gecko)  large with open mouth dark brown

(http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/2064/p1070019y.jpg)

"Gecko" (Tokay Gecko) large dark brown

(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/884/p1070022u.jpg)

"Gecko" (Tokay Gecko) small with open mouth dark brown

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/4302/p1070062p.jpg)

"Devil Fish" (Winter Skate)
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: sauroid on February 10, 2013, 01:16:09 PM
there's also an AAA polar bear. here's mine.
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAApolarbear.jpg)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAApolarbear2.jpg)
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: sauroid on February 10, 2013, 01:18:46 PM
the AAA orangutan pair (and baby)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAAfemaleorang2.jpg)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAAmaleorang3.jpg)
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: brontodocus on February 10, 2013, 02:23:31 PM
It's a great idea to start a thread like this, Varanus! :) But it will be a mammoth piece of work, I have no idea how many AAA sculpted wildlife and sealife figures there are, but they are very likely in the hundreds, just like other figure companies, only more difficult to track down since I'm not aware of catalogues. :-\ A solution that would probably be more feasible is maybe to focus on the casts made from real specimens, it may still be a lot work to do if you concentrate on these. It's up to you, of course, if you really make a comprehensive list of all AAA figures that exist it would be really appreciated, I don't know if this has ever been done!

I have a few additions (and I will just mention casts of real specimens and there are certainly even more than those):

Invertebrates:
Tuba False Fusus, Pugilina (=Hemifusus) tuba, a very big figure, 275 mm shell length.
There are many more marine bivalves, I can't remember which ones at the moment.
Cuttlefish, family Sepiidae.
Several Starfish.
Scorpion, a representative of Scorpionidae, very likely Pandinus imperator.
Tarantula, a medium sized (body length like 50-60 mm) representative of Theraphosidae.
Rock Lobster, cf. Panulirus sp., a small specimen (153 mm and a little over 300 mm if antennae are included).
Lobster, probably the American Lobster Homarus americanus, two different figures (154 and 229 mm, the smaller one is sometimes offered as a crayfish), both are available in raw (greenish) and well done (red).
A quite small Hermit Crab, Paguridae gen. sp.
Dungeness Crab: There's a big one and a much smaller version, both are stamped "Crab".
At least two different sizes of the Crucifix Crab, Charybdis feriata.
Another "Crab" = Mud Crab, Scylla serrata. Yes, Scylla & Charybdis! Someone really liked Homer here. No, not Homer Simpson... ;)
Stag Beetle, Hexarthrius parryi.
"Hercules Beetle", actually a Caucasus Beetle, Chalcosoma caucasus.

Fish:
The larger version of the "Salmon" is apparently a cast from a real specimen. The number of soft rays in the dorsal and anal (14 and 15, respectively) exceeds the number known in Oncorhynchus mykiss but fall into the range of the Chinook Salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, so it may be a juvenile of that one. However the anal fin usually looks longer in O. tshawytscha, but the colours match (including the dark inside of the lower jaw).
I've also seen a seahorse that may or may not be a cast from a dried spcimen.

Amphibians:
Toad (possibly Duttaphrynus melanostictus but I have not seen the figures in person and only on low quality photos), at least one juvenile and two different larger figures.
Narrow-mouthed Frog.
(Not cast from real specimens but rather sculpts are those frogs of the semiaquatic common water frog kind, similar to e.g. species of Pelophylax, at least two different adults and a complete life cycle).
Tiger Salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum - a garishly orange one with black bands and open mouth.
Another salamander I have only seen on ebay in blister card, the photo was too bad to identify what it really was (not even sure it wasn't a lizard after all).

Reptiles:
"Forest Lizard", most likely a fence lizard, Sceloporus sp., looks similar to S. occidentalis.
The two "Snapping Turtles" = Big-headed Turtles are also quite different in size, the one with the head down is an adult female of 334 mm total length and 145 mm carapace length.
I have never seen a real Common Snapping Turtle, Chelydra serpentina, by AAA! :o But I believe they made an Alligator Snapping Turtle, Macrochelys temminckii, not sure if it was a sculpt or a cast from a juvenile, though.
I believe they also made a Chinese Pond Turtle, Mauremys reevesi.

Mammals:
Pangolin, Manis sp. - baby (just about 180 mm including tail) and a larger juvenile.
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: sauroid on February 10, 2013, 02:38:09 PM
is AAA still making new figures? this brand (and even the other better Chinese brands like Nayab) could really give the big six brands a run for their money if they would only market the brands right internationally (with proper cataloguing and stuff).
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: tyrantqueen on February 10, 2013, 04:34:49 PM
The names in quotations are the names that AAA themselves label their figures. I put the correct name in brackets (if it is known) I also listed the particular colour variation that I possess.

"Monitor Lizard" (Varanus Jobiensis) - green
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee26/Weeze1990/varanusjobiensis1.png) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/Weeze1990/media/varanusjobiensis1.png.html)

"Lizard" (most likely a Tokay Gecko)
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee26/Weeze1990/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/babygecko1_zps3ac5657f.png) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/Weeze1990/media/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/babygecko1_zps3ac5657f.png.html)

"Flat-tail gecko" (Uroplatus lineatus)
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee26/Weeze1990/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/linetail_zps3e6cf215.png) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/Weeze1990/media/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/linetail_zps3e6cf215.png.html)

"Iguana" (Chinese Crested Water Dragon)
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee26/Weeze1990/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/waterdragon4_zps15550482.png) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/Weeze1990/media/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/waterdragon4_zps15550482.png.html)

"Spiny Lizard" (possibly an Asian Rock Agama?) - green
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee26/Weeze1990/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/spinylizard4_zps60a804ae.png) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/Weeze1990/media/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/spinylizard4_zps60a804ae.png.html)

Alligator (probably Alligator mississippiensis)
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee26/Weeze1990/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/alligator5_zps61976e8a.png) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/Weeze1990/media/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/alligator5_zps61976e8a.png.html)

"Monitor Lizard"- green
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee26/Weeze1990/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/twomonitors_zpsde973534.png) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/Weeze1990/media/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/twomonitors_zpsde973534.png.html)
Original and fake.

"Fat tailed gecko"
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee26/Weeze1990/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/fattail_zps723ad1cb.png) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/Weeze1990/media/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/fattail_zps723ad1cb.png.html)

"Blue Tongue Skink"
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee26/Weeze1990/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/bluetongue1_zpsc25381cc.png) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/Weeze1990/media/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/bluetongue1_zpsc25381cc.png.html)

"Solomon Island Skink"
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee26/Weeze1990/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/solomonskink4_zps65ac8a91.png) (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/Weeze1990/media/Turtles%20lizards%20frogs%20and%20other%20reptiles/solomonskink4_zps65ac8a91.png.html)
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: brontodocus on February 10, 2013, 06:19:39 PM
The Fat-tailed Gecko is a Hemitheconyx, probably H. caudicinctus. The "Spiny Lizard" is definitely a Laudakia sp. due to the arrangement of scales on the tail forming distinct rings. The Blue-tongued Skink has been identified as a Merauke Blue tongued Skink, Tiliqua gigas evanescens (thanks to copper for helping identifying it :) ). And now that I see your photo again, tyrantqueen, I realise that your figure is different from mine! :o Mine is almost mirror-reversed, so there are at least two Blue Tongue figures by AAA:

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/600449_10200147020736532_1417650924_n.jpg)
How come I didn't notice that earlier?
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: tyrantqueen on February 10, 2013, 09:35:43 PM
The Fat-tailed Gecko is a Hemitheconyx, probably H. caudicinctus. The "Spiny Lizard" is definitely a Laudakia sp. due to the arrangement of scales on the tail forming distinct rings. The Blue-tongued Skink has been identified as a Merauke Blue tongued Skink, Tiliqua gigas evanescens (thanks to copper for helping identifying it :) ). And now that I see your photo again, tyrantqueen, I realise that your figure is different from mine! :o Mine is almost mirror-reversed, so there are at least two Blue Tongue figures by AAA
I never noticed it either. I can see now that they are indeed different. Maybe you can do a walkaround for your Blue Tongue?

Also, I would ask that if anyone has different colour variations of these figures, that they post those too :)
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: Jetoar on February 11, 2013, 12:36:27 AM
Mpore images  ^-^.

(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/9893/p1070207b.jpg)

Right Whale.

(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/4354/p1070210t.jpg)

Humpback Whale.

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/2430/p1070215m.jpg)

Blue Whale.

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/8845/p1070219y.jpg)

Great White Shark.

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/4092/p1070225m.jpg)

Star Fish.

(http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/5841/p1070233l.jpg)

Rock Lobster.
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: Jetoar on February 11, 2013, 07:21:16 PM
(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/3090/p1070246m.jpg)

Cheetah family

(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/289/p1070255a.jpg)

Tiger family
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: sauroid on February 11, 2013, 07:25:57 PM
here's another AAA tiger cub
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAAtigercub.jpg)
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: dinocat62 on February 12, 2013, 12:51:21 AM
Grass Snake (Natrix natrix) - labelled as such and as ELC not AAA. An Ebay purchase:

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/100_0547_zpsd3bac0db.jpg)
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/a85c872b-aa6a-4749-9817-dfd540ee6398_zpsb65f9f75.jpg)

"Flamingo" - i think a Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). An Ebay purchase

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/100_0550_zpsb6e69fb4.jpg)
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/100_0549_zpsb8ed07d0.jpg)

The following shells were bought at Veghead.com

"Scallop"
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/100_0551_zps9264d7e1.jpg)
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/100_0552_zps95783d56.jpg)

"Clam" - Quahog (Mercenaria mercenaria)

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/100_0553_zps9c71528e.jpg)

"Jack-knife clam" -  Ensis directus

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/100_0554_zps62526cc8.jpg)

"Sea Mussel"

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/100_0555_zpsd92d3bc9.jpg)

"Oyster"

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/100_0556_zps1c7c8a73.jpg)

"Geoduck" - Panopea generosa

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/100_0558_zps330bffc6.jpg)
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: dinocat62 on February 12, 2013, 12:54:59 AM
One more, "Pinna Clam" - Pinna Nobilis

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/100_0557_zps0b270f8e.jpg)
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: brontodocus on February 12, 2013, 11:00:29 AM
Great, so we see the bivalves here now, thanks for posting, dinocat62! :)

The jack-knife clam is Ensis siliqua, E. directus is more curved. The "Sea Mussel" is apparently the Asian Green Mussel, Perna viridis, and the oyster is a Crassostrea, probably the Pacific Oyster C. gigas (which may be the same as C. angulata). I have the ELC Grass Snake, too (and the Blackadder) but I believe those aren't really AAA. Didn't quite a few companies make figures which were distributed by ELC (even Safari Ltd.)?
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: tyrantqueen on February 12, 2013, 02:16:34 PM
Wow, I had no idea AAA made mussels. They are beautiful ^-^
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: dinocat62 on February 12, 2013, 02:39:16 PM
Thanks for the info and comments. I didn't know multiple companies marketed figures under ELC. Sure wish I could get my hands on a Crested, Fat-tailed and Flat-tailed Gecko. First time I've seen the fat-tailed. I love this forum!  ;D
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: Varanus on February 12, 2013, 08:21:53 PM
Wow!  Thank you all for your contributions! ;D

I'll begin updating the list shortly.  As Brontodocus said, it'll be a major undertaking, but perhaps we can at least get close to having the first ever complete list of AAA figures! :)
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: Varanus on February 12, 2013, 08:24:50 PM
I have never seen a real Common Snapping Turtle, Chelydra serpentina, by AAA! :o
I think that's because I was mistaken :-[... I was going off a crummy ebay photo, and I now see a few other turtles on Veghead that could fit the bill. :))
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: tyrantqueen on February 12, 2013, 09:21:25 PM
I have never seen a real Common Snapping Turtle, Chelydra serpentina, by AAA! :o
I think that's because I was mistaken :-[... I was going off a crummy ebay photo, and I now see a few other turtles on Veghead that could fit the bill. :))
It didn't happen to be this one, did it?
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/29060_1375713111146_6748647_n.jpg)

I believe this photo was Brontodocus' photo, but was stolen by the eBay user Goldfish Girl and used for some time in their auctions...

Just wondering.
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: Varanus on February 13, 2013, 12:13:34 AM
No not that one, although I did see that listing and recognized the photo. ;)  Looking at Veghead, I think it was probably AAA's Reeve's Turtle that through me off.  It was in a lot of figures but I could only see it from the front, hence my confusion. :))
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: brontodocus on February 13, 2013, 11:35:34 AM
Still we are probably just discussing the top of the iceberg of which reptile species AAA has made casts of. I didn't want to imply there is no true Snapping Turtle by AAA, I simply don't know. But if there is one I must have it, of course! >:D
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: Varanus on February 14, 2013, 01:50:56 AM
I made a major update to the list on page 1. :)

I didn't want to imply there is no true Snapping Turtle by AAA, I simply don't know. But if there is one I must have it, of course! >:D
Well, I refound the photo on ebay that confused me, and the turtle was indeed the Reeve's.
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: sauroid on February 14, 2013, 03:46:17 AM

(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/6842/p1060977d.jpg)

African Elephant


this african elephant is cool looking. how big is it and you think it is still available? (if i can only find someone to trade AAA figures with my Kaiyodos that would be cool. ^-^)
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: Jetoar on February 14, 2013, 09:57:36 AM

(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/6842/p1060977d.jpg)

African Elephant


this african elephant is cool looking. how big is it and you think it is still available? (if i can only find someone to trade AAA figures with my Kaiyodos that would be cool. ^-^)

Yes  ^-^, Total lenght is 180mm x 110mm. I have found this ad of Ebay for you http://www.ebay.es/itm/Used-AAA-plastic-toy-animal-figure-HIPPO-HIPPOPOTAMUS-ELEPHANT-/370757942742?pt=UK_Toys_Creative_Educational_RL&hash=item5652e53dd6#ht_500wt_969
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: sauroid on February 14, 2013, 10:54:35 AM
muchas gracias. :)
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: Jetoar on February 14, 2013, 02:30:47 PM
muchas gracias. :)

De nada compaƱero  ^-^.
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: Varanus on February 16, 2013, 04:51:01 AM
Added a new tortoise and Snowy Owl. :)
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: tyrantqueen on February 16, 2013, 06:47:28 AM
The birds list is going to need a lot adding to it.

AAA has made good amount of bird models (parrots, waterfowl, birds of prey, seabirds etc) :) Heck they even made a dodo.
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: Varanus on February 17, 2013, 12:19:26 AM
Another major update, including everything I could find on ebay. :)
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: sauroid on February 23, 2013, 03:42:33 PM
hi Varanus. maybe there are still animals on this person's catalog that are not listed yet?
http://stores.ebay.com/H-and-H-Winners-Circle/AAA-Animals-/_i.html?_fsub=7585634018
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: tyrantqueen on February 23, 2013, 05:56:43 PM
hi Varanus. maybe there are still animals on this person's catalog that are not listed yet?
http://stores.ebay.com/H-and-H-Winners-Circle/AAA-Animals-/_i.html?_fsub=7585634018
I see some interesting figures, but can't buy anything from this store since it's another one that doesn't ship internationally *rolls eyes* :(
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: Varanus on February 24, 2013, 09:42:41 PM
hi Varanus. maybe there are still animals on this person's catalog that are not listed yet?
http://stores.ebay.com/H-and-H-Winners-Circle/AAA-Animals-/_i.html?_fsub=7585634018
I think I got all those ones. ;)  I was surprised how nice some of their non-reptiles look; I'm especially tempted by that manatee, which actually appears to be a dugong! :o
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: tyrantqueen on February 25, 2013, 08:06:53 AM
Are you aware that AAA (under the brand name of "Yolanda") released an Anole Lizard and a "Girdled Lizard"? (although the latter certainly does not look like one) They seem to be released only in Portugal, from what I have heard.
See for yourself:

(http://i64.servimg.com/u/f64/15/04/51/77/comans11.jpg)

(http://i64.servimg.com/u/f64/15/04/51/77/comans12.jpg)

(http://i64.servimg.com/u/f64/15/04/51/77/comans13.jpg)

These pics belong to Willybacoman from STS. I have been asking around for anyone who could help me get the girdled lizard and the anole, but to no avail :/

Oh, and one more thing: AAA are still in business today. They only release about one new figure every year, and they don't seem to advertise much.
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: sauroid on February 25, 2013, 02:56:10 PM
"AAA are still in business today. They only release about one new figure every year, and they don't seem to advertise much."

that adds to the mystique and desirability of AAA figures.
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: brontodocus on February 25, 2013, 04:36:25 PM
Ah, and there are the toads I mentioned earlier! :)
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: Varanus on February 25, 2013, 07:29:28 PM
Thanks for posting TQ!  I had no knowledge of most of these! :o  The "Girdled" Lizard and Anole definetely look nice, the Frilled Lizard not so much (I think I spy a little JP color inspiration there! :))).
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: Jetoar on February 28, 2013, 09:40:43 PM
More figures

(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/2013/p1070330k.jpg)

Sperm whale.

(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/3633/p1070354n.jpg)

Octopus.

(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/5246/p1070348b.jpg)

Sea lion.

(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/2818/p1070340w.jpg)

Sand tiger shark.

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/252/p1070369y.jpg)

Zebra calf.

(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/3781/p1070365ho.jpg)

Giraffe.

(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/2690/p1070358p.jpg)

Beaver.
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: jwmo on March 01, 2013, 07:34:16 PM
I've got the AAA Reeves Turtle and a set of three AAA "Frogs" (in a small, medium, and large size).  Will try to get pictures posted...
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: tyrantqueen on March 01, 2013, 10:28:25 PM
"Tegus" Columbian Black Tegu
(http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/56357-2/AAA+Tegu+4.png)

"Tortoise" Any ideas about this one?
(http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/56369-2/AAA+tortoise+1.png)


"Reeves Turtle"
(http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/56387-2/AAA+reeves+turtle.png)
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: stemturtle on March 01, 2013, 11:02:40 PM
"Tortoise" Any ideas about this one?
(http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/56369-2/AAA+tortoise+1.png)

Veghead calls it a radiated tortoise. The first time I saw this turtle, I thought it might be a box turtle.  However, the marginal scutes are too tall. 
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: tyrantqueen on March 02, 2013, 01:05:44 AM
Quote
Veghead calls it a radiated tortoise. The first time I saw this turtle, I thought it might be a box turtle.  However, the marginal scutes are too tall. 
I know, Veghead is where the tortoise was bought from. Do you agree that it could be a radiated tortoise?

Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: stemturtle on March 02, 2013, 03:35:06 AM
Quote
Veghead calls it a radiated tortoise. The first time I saw this turtle, I thought it might be a box turtle.  However, the marginal scutes are too tall. 
I know, Veghead is where the tortoise was bought from. Do you agree that it could be a radiated tortoise?

The head looks too big for a radiated tortoise.  I do not own the figure, so I really do not know.
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: Mark1 on March 03, 2013, 11:43:20 PM
Where does one find these figures... the reptiles are fantastic!
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: docronnie on March 04, 2013, 05:45:07 AM
My daughter also has a Polar Bear, same as Sauroid's and this:

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff180/doc_ronnie/All%20Toys/Toy%20Animals/AAAGoat_zpsbf204143.jpg)
Goat
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: tyrantqueen on March 04, 2013, 03:13:55 PM
Where does one find these figures... the reptiles are fantastic!
If you're referring to my reptile figures, the vast majority came from Veghead.com, and a few others from eBay :)
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: Varanus on March 15, 2013, 08:47:36 PM
A comparison shot between the two version of the Calotes.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img856/3703/1002103na.jpg)

I also updated the list with a few mammals I had missed. :)
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: sauroid on April 18, 2013, 06:34:17 AM
i was able to get a better painted AAA tiger cub (the other has a very bright red orange color)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAAtigercub1_zps31925f8b.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/AAAtigercub1_zps31925f8b.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAAtigercub2_zps2e79ba64.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/AAAtigercub2_zps2e79ba64.jpg.html)
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: Jetoar on April 19, 2013, 03:15:18 PM
Nice tiger cub
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: sauroid on April 19, 2013, 07:15:25 PM
giraffe calf
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAAgiraffecalf2_zps596d09ce.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/AAAgiraffecalf2_zps596d09ce.jpg.html)
indian rhino
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAAindianrhino2_zps0d47078e.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/AAAindianrhino2_zps0d47078e.jpg.html)
hippo calf
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAAhippocalf1_zps74f18dc1.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/AAAhippocalf1_zps74f18dc1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: tyrantqueen on April 21, 2013, 10:55:32 PM
Varanus, you might want to add a "Insect/Arachnid" kind of subheader to your list. AAA has produced many insects, such as a spider, ladybird, dragonfly, honey bee, praying mantis, grasshopper and various kinds of beetles.

See here:
(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/ELC-Tin-Box-of-Plastic-Mini-Beasts-Creepy-Crawlies-Bugs-Animals-Wow-/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/TQgAAOxy79VRc~b8/$T2eC16RHJHIE9nyseIKbBRc+b8!2g!~~60_12.JPG)
*Not my photo

A complete AAA catalogue would be an awesome goal to achieve :)
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: Varanus on April 30, 2013, 04:13:46 AM
Great idea TQ!  I'll split the invert section up and add your additions some time in the near future. :)
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: tyrantqueen on May 11, 2013, 01:35:08 PM
I found a second colour variation for the snowy owl here: http://www.hktdc.com/suppliers-products/Owl-Figure/en/1X0008KS/1098599/

Since this company claims to be AAA, I think it must be a rare variation.
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: Jetoar on May 20, 2013, 01:54:25 PM
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/7379/p1070715r.jpg)

Devil fish (small)

(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/4691/p1070719o.jpg)

Dungeness crab (small)

(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/864/p1070724c.jpg)

American lobster (small)

Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: tyrantqueen on May 21, 2013, 11:12:57 PM
Hey guys, I emailed the owner of the Veghead store, asking about there being two versions of the Blue Tongue Skink, and he confirmed it. I also asked about where they got their models from:


I have two questions about the items in your store.
 
1. Regarding the reptile models (particularly the ones with AAA printed on the belly) do you order directly from the manufacturer? Are they a Asia based manufacturer?
 
2. I have a Blue Tongue Skink from your store, but it looks different from the one in the photograph.
 
The one in your store looks like this http://www.veghead.com/catalog/popup_image.php?pID=409
 
but mine looks like this: http://s230.photobucket.com/user/Weeze1990/media/Private/aaabluetongue3.png.html?sort=3&o=11
 
It's a mirror image to the one that's displayed in the photo. Do you have any idea why? Are there two versions of this model? Is it possible to choose which one I would receive if I ordered again?
 
I'm not upset about this, just curious :)
Thanks for your time
(my name)


Here's his response:

Hello,
 
Yes, the Blue Tongued Skink comes in 2 models.  I wasn't aware of it myself until awhile back, but since they are otherwise identical, I didn't think to notate it.
 
Yes, you could tell me "tail on right" or "tail on left" when you order.
 
We get several of the items directly from the manufacturer, off the China mainland, but others we get from different companies close-outs when they decide to no longer carry the products.  We are not a big enough company to order multiple cases of many of the reptiles, etc. but are able to go big on the snakes and some other things.

 
Pretty interesting, I guess I'll be looking out to get another blue tongue in future, so I can have a complete pair :D
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: handhwc on May 25, 2013, 09:21:32 PM
hi Varanus. maybe there are still animals on this person's catalog that are not listed yet?
http://stores.ebay.com/H-and-H-Winners-Circle/AAA-Animals-/_i.html?_fsub=7585634018
I see some interesting figures, but can't buy anything from this store since it's another one that doesn't ship internationally *rolls eyes* :(

While the H & H eBay Store ships to USA only, the H & H Winners' Circle website ships AAA animal replicas Internationally.  I hope this information helps for future reference.
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: tyrantqueen on May 27, 2013, 01:47:58 AM
hi Varanus. maybe there are still animals on this person's catalog that are not listed yet?
http://stores.ebay.com/H-and-H-Winners-Circle/AAA-Animals-/_i.html?_fsub=7585634018
I see some interesting figures, but can't buy anything from this store since it's another one that doesn't ship internationally *rolls eyes* :(

While the H & H eBay Store ships to USA only, the H & H Winners' Circle website ships AAA animal replicas Internationally.  I hope this information helps for future reference.
Thanks, that's good to know. Although I had a little initial trouble with buying from the website, I received my items and I'm very happy with them. Sorry if I sounded negative earlier.
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: Varanus on May 27, 2013, 02:40:37 AM
Inverts have been split and some more additions have been made.
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: animaltoyforum on May 27, 2013, 09:30:33 AM
I'm late to reply here bu thanks for the great summary list, I didn't realise AAA was such a diverse line. :o
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: sauroid on June 15, 2013, 03:04:50 PM
AAA rabbit
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/AAArabbit1_zps14b012c9.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/AAArabbit1_zps14b012c9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: Jetoar on July 27, 2013, 11:24:29 PM
(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/640/0c8c.jpg)

Clown Fish.

(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/1673/xmj2.jpg)

Octopus.

(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/8831/mk79.jpg)

Sea Horse.

(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/1337/d6f7.jpg)

Red Panda.

(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/839/ltn2.jpg)

Toco Toucan.

(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/3057/kr8m.jpg)

Ring-tailed Lemur.
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: dinocat62 on September 24, 2013, 03:14:22 AM
Here are my AAA insects:

Rhino Beetle (my bad - misc. China company)
Cicada
Two horn Beetle
Hercules Beetle
"Dung Beetle" think it's a weevil


(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/c3b96b53-e3e1-4b43-87e6-d1edc8308227_zpsea5470bd.jpg)
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: brontodocus on September 24, 2013, 10:55:48 AM
Here are my AAA insects:

Rhino Beetle (my bad - misc. China company)
Cicada
Two horn Beetle
Hercules Beetle
"Dung Beetle" think it's a weevil
Congrats, dinocat62! :)
Ah, the "Hercules Beetle" is a Caucasus Beetle, Chalcosoma caucasus, and it's the same figure as the one in this post (photo No. 30 from above): http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,32.msg160.html#msg160 (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,32.msg160.html#msg160). The two horn beetle is apparently a Xylotrupes sp. And it's always nice to see a new weevil figure! :)
Title: Re: AAA's Reptiles and More
Post by: Jetoar on February 24, 2015, 08:23:05 PM
More images of AAA animals  ^-^.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-02-23124652_zpsd7836a78.jpg)

Lions cub.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2015-01-09140836_zps9d7ec2b7.jpg)

Giant Panda.

(http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz273/Shadoworld86/2014-12-31142148_zps93406cd7.jpg)

Bottlenose Dolphin.