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Animal collectibles => Animal groups => Topic started by: stemturtle on December 08, 2012, 03:00:03 PM

Title: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on December 08, 2012, 03:00:03 PM
It is a pleasure to begin a topic on turtles.  Some models by Morgan Reptile Replicas are shown here in response to  another thread (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=36.msg151#msg151).

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_l0bi8Kqb_Q/UMNSEttRBNI/AAAAAAAABJU/JOsnhrTMzws/s600/bog.jpg)
Bog turtle, Glyptemys muhlenbergii, 3.5"Ě carapace length 

(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-V9Axk6HfYvc/UMNSQMmoRhI/AAAAAAAABJ4/bZKgQwytzRM/s600/box.jpg)
Eastern box turtle, Terrepene carolina, 4.5" c.l.

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fGof2d1PeQs/UMNSUkQ1COI/AAAAAAAABKA/3y4bkkzHNzM/s600/spotted.jpg)
Spotted turtle, Clemmys guttata, 4" c.l.

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-liwqCxiBs6Y/UMNSXTfy2EI/AAAAAAAABKI/5v3au0E_ARA/s600/wood.jpg)
Wood turtle, Glyptemys insculpta, 3.25" c.l.

These four resin models were cast from specimens of species prized by herpetoculturists.
Of the four, only the Wood turtle is native to Minnesota.  They are quite rare. 
Seeing one in the field causes great excitement, then awe and wonder. 

We conclude with a larger model.
(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-OsEJwS4c-Uo/UMNSZ_hOwCI/AAAAAAAABKQ/yHeF5hjTHgI/s600/snapper.jpg)
Snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina,  5" Ěc.l., total length 10.75"

This species, my new avatar, is not really a stem-turtle, but reminds me of Proganochelys.
As the song says, I am "torn between two lovers,"Ě paleontology and herpetology. 

The size of some models may have changed over the years. Other species are offered also: http://www.reptilereplicas.com/html/catalog.html  (http://www.reptilereplicas.com/html/catalog.html)

Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Jetoar on December 08, 2012, 03:10:22 PM
The Snapping Turttel still alive  8).
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: tyrantqueen on December 08, 2012, 04:14:59 PM
They're lovely :) Did you pay to have these painted, or paint them yourself?
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: brontodocus on December 08, 2012, 04:24:03 PM
It's great to see some large photos of them. :) The Snapping Turtle is especially stunning! So these were already painted when you got them? The cast alone isn't all too expensive, if I read correctly the Snapping Turtle is $57.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Himmapaan on December 08, 2012, 06:24:03 PM
Oh, these are beautiful!
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 08, 2012, 06:54:09 PM
They are stunning, the detail is exquisite.   :o
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on December 08, 2012, 07:35:49 PM
Thank you for your kind words, Jetoar, tyrantqueen, brontodocus, Himmapaan, and animaltoyforum.  It is wonderful to have the old gang here.  :) I did not paint the turtles. They were purchased already finished.  Kind of pricey now.

Brontodocus, your photos are amazing; professional quality.  $57 is correct for the unfinished snapper.  You would want to contact the seller to learn about international postage:
morganreptilerep @ rtelco.net.  You could ask about the price for glass eyes. You would need to dress down the foam bottom, maybe cover it with felt.  Good luck.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: postsaurischian on December 08, 2012, 10:01:36 PM
Oh :D! I love the green background.

I'm a lurker :) I don't even have an avatar yet ... nice thread, BEAUTIFUL turtles :).
Here are the three from Kaiyodo's Natural Monuments of Japan series:

No.12  Cistoclemmys flavomarginata - Chinese Box Turtle
(https://s25.postimg.org/e7rw9ksf3/NMoJ_12C.jpg) (https://postimage.org) (https://s25.postimg.org/53th94qu7/NMoJ_12E.jpg) (https://postimage.org)

No.38  Caretta caretta - Loggerhead Sea Turtle
(https://s25.postimg.org/s9quruevz/NMoJ_38.jpg) (https://postimage.org) (https://s25.postimg.org/cs3co58f3/NMoJ_38A.jpg) (https://postimage.org)

No.50  Geoemyda japonica - Ryukyu Black-breasted Leaf Turtle
(https://s25.postimg.org/5p99dr74v/NMoJ_50.jpg) (https://postimage.org) (https://s25.postimg.org/ezldhahun/NMoJ_50E.jpg) (https://postimage.org)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Jetoar on December 08, 2012, 11:37:05 PM
I like Colorata  ^-^.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on December 09, 2012, 12:36:00 AM
Unbelievably realistic  figures from Kaiyodo's Natural Monuments of Japan Series, Postsaurichian.  Glad you joined us.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: brontodocus on December 09, 2012, 12:53:59 AM
Yay, Helge has joined, too! :) Although I've seen them before, I'm really envious of your complete Natural Monuments of Japan set.

I have a few big ones from the Safari Ltd. / Incredible Creatures:

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/341229_2345672599527_1790528034_o.jpg)
Trachemys scripta elegans (Wied-Neuwied, 1839); Red-eared Slider. Length of carapace 92 mm, scale approx. 1:2.2 - 1:3.5.

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/167101_1694904250725_1830367_n.jpg)
Apalone spinifera (Lesueur, 1827); Spiny Softshell Turtle. Length of carapace 118 mm, scale approx. 1:2 - 1:4.

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/325444_2345671919510_2083064804_o.jpg)
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/4825_1109855904882_2258308_n.jpg)
Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758); Green Turtle. Length of carapace 155 mm, scale approx. 1:6 - 1:10.
Below: Baby, scale approx. 1:0.5 upward.

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/467329_3127840353232_493397007_o.jpg)
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/332551_3127845593363_785286167_o.jpg)
Lepidochelys kempii (Garman, 1880); Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle. Length of carapace 119 mm, scale approx. 1:5 - 1:6.
Below: Baby, length of carapace 65 mm, scale approx. 1:0.5 upward.

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/615965_4642844547390_52170804_o.jpg)
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/614395_4642845187406_819777883_o.jpg)
Chelonoidis nigra (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824); Gal√°pagos Tortoise. Length of carapace 150 mm, scale approx. 1:6 - 1:9. Human figure is approx. 1:7 - 1:8 scale.


And these by AAA, casts of real specimens:

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/29060_1375713111146_6748647_n.jpg)(http://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/29060_1375712831139_2686755_n.jpg)
Platysternon megacephalum Gray, 1831; Big-Headed Turtle. Wrongly stamped "Snapping Turtle", obviously cast from an original specimen. Carapace length 145 mm.

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/332755_2483320080628_556507731_o.jpg)
Eretmochelys imbricata (Linnaeus, 1766); Hawksbill Turtle (juvenile). Carapace length 345 mm. AAA also made an even larger Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Jetoar on December 09, 2012, 01:41:25 AM
Sometimes I think that AAA made their figures based in taxydermy aniamls  ^-^
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Varanus on December 09, 2012, 01:51:56 AM
Lovely turtle replicas everyone! :)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Himmapaan on December 09, 2012, 03:25:00 AM
I'm just envious of everyone and everything. Wah!  :'(
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: tyrantqueen on December 09, 2012, 12:56:19 PM
Sometimes I think that AAA made their figures based in taxydermy aniamls  ^-^
Well sort of. They're taken from dead specimens which are put into molds. That's why they're often life sized and so realistic, because they were modelled from the best thing- real life itself.

Btw, Bronto, this video seems appropriate for your thread ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NscTj38iaHk
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: brontodocus on December 09, 2012, 01:49:20 PM
Btw, Bronto, this video seems appropriate for your thread ;D
Yup, that's me. But I was much younger back then and really needed the money! ;D Of course, stemturtle was the thread starter.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: postsaurischian on December 09, 2012, 02:45:02 PM
Yay, Helge has joined, too!

I guess I had to :).
The AAA Hawksbill Turtle is awesome :D!

Btw: Of course Alexis is rich enough to be the only person in the world being allowed to spend her private vacation on the Galapagos Islands ;D.

Unbelievably realistic  figures from Kaiyodo's Natural Monuments of Japan Series, Postsaurichian.  Glad you joined us.

Glad to be here, too. Thanks :).

I like Colorata  ^-^.

Those were Kaiyodos, these are Coloratas ^-^:


  :D   Colorata 'Endangered Species' Sea Turtles box:

(https://s25.postimg.org/na00v8kf3/Colorata_Sea_Turtles_02.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)


(https://s25.postimg.org/mznwy5gf3/Colorata_Sea_Turtles_04.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
   Lepidochelys kempii - Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle

(https://s25.postimg.org/ix1hctbof/Colorata_Sea_Turtles_28.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
   Natator depressus - Flatback Sea Turtle

(https://s25.postimg.org/ia2knaesf/Colorata_Sea_Turtles_35.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
   Chelonia mydas - Green Sea Turtle

(https://s25.postimg.org/ecfaxvrz3/Colorata_Sea_Turtles_30.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
   Chelonia agassizii - Black Sea Turtle

(https://s25.postimg.org/o4mkh9s9r/Colorata_Sea_Turtles_13.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
   Eretmochelys imbricata - Hawksbill Sea Turtle

(https://s25.postimg.org/zfkmrw9r3/Colorata_Sea_Turtles_07.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
   Lepidochelys olivacea - Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

(https://s25.postimg.org/hthd0ur1b/Colorata_Sea_Turtles_23.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
   Caretta caretta - Loggerhead Sea Turtle

(https://s25.postimg.org/y37j3r1pb/Colorata_Sea_Turtles_19.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
   Dermochelys coriacea - Leatherback Sea Turtle


Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: brontodocus on December 09, 2012, 02:53:04 PM
*must have Colorata Sea Turtle Box* 8)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Jetoar on December 09, 2012, 02:58:58 PM
Sometimes I see Colorata and Kaiyodoo with the same eyes  ^-^.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Himmapaan on December 10, 2012, 10:53:29 AM
*must have Colorata Sea Turtle Box* 8)

I've been longing for that box!
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: postsaurischian on December 10, 2012, 04:35:05 PM

  Here's one from Kabaya's 'Amazonas' set:

(https://s25.postimg.org/9ivjt0vhb/kabaya_amazonas_15_mata_mata_1.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
    No.15 - Mata mata


  ... and the two species from Colorata's 'Endangered Species - Reptiles' box:

(https://s25.postimg.org/if6bwym3j/reptiles_amphibians_30.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/853wxpw7v/)
    Radiated Tortoise & Aldabra Giant Tortoise


Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: brontodocus on December 10, 2012, 11:04:10 PM
Oh, the Kabaya Matamata is lovely! :) Is that from the Amazon figures set made out of resin (the one of which you sent me the Macaw)? Looks like it.

I've been longing for that box!
Wait, don't you have at least eighteen Colorata boxes and not this one (I don't have it either)? :o
You know, as a moderator here it is, well, almost sort of a duty (or at least a very good reason) to eventually grab your Colorata boxes out, finally, and show them to us. ;D
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Himmapaan on December 10, 2012, 11:57:54 PM
Wait, don't you have at least eighteen Colorata boxes and not this one (I don't have it either)? :o
You know, as a moderator here it is, well, almost sort of a duty (or at least a very good reason) to eventually grab your Colorata boxes out, finally, and show them to us. ;D

Oh, my. Now that's an arduous task if ever there was one.  ;D
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: brontodocus on December 11, 2012, 12:36:42 AM
Well, most of my figures are stowed away, too (urgh, 60+ plastic boxes from Ikea and counting). And so only a fraction of my figures is easily accessible for me. :-\ It is one reason (of course not the only one) for me to try to photograph every single figure. Digital photos stored in folders are so much easier to sort and browse through...
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: postsaurischian on December 11, 2012, 08:10:38 AM
Oh, the Kabaya Matamata is lovely! :) Is that from the Amazon figures set made out of resin (the one of which you sent me the Macaw)? Looks like it.

Yes, it is.
I still don't know what that set is exactly called, because everything is written in Japanese.
A German eBay seller sold masses of these for 1 EUR each. I discovered him too late to get the complete set ::).
I think you have the baby Tapir as well :).
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Jetoar on December 11, 2012, 09:55:27 AM
When I was a child my family gift to me a collection of Turttles. In this Christmas I will share images of my collection  ^-^.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Varanus on December 15, 2012, 12:48:08 AM
A few turtles. ^-^

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

(http://imageshack.us/a/img194/465/1001693n.jpg)
Series of Turtles by an unknown maker.  Based on the numbers, I'm missing two.
Tentative IDs: Softshell sp, Mata-mata, unknown, Snapping Turtle sp, unknown, Map Turtle sp.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img844/4972/1001691xr.jpg)
Playvision Flat-backed Turtle (left) and Hawksbill Turtle (right).

(http://imageshack.us/a/img824/5640/1001694d.jpg)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img526/4827/1001695s.jpg)
Unknown mini turtles.  They are in numbered order.
Tentative IDs (L-R):  Tortoise sp, tortoise sp, Alligator Snapping Turtle, Leatherback, Loggerhead Turtle, Big-headed Turtle, Softshell sp, Map Turtle sp.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img94/4462/1001697c.jpg)
Random turtles and tortoises.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img694/5867/1001698j.jpg)
Random soft rubber turtles and tortoises.  They came in jars of goo.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on December 15, 2012, 09:03:32 PM
A few turtles. ^-^
(http://imageshack.us/a/img844/4972/1001691xr.jpg)
Playvision Flat-backed Turtle (left) and Hawksbill Turtle (right).

Varanus showed two of the 8 Play Visions Sea Turtles 1998 above: 2) Hawksbill and 5) Flatback.  Here are 5 more, but I do not own the 1) Leatherback.  My figures are not marked with numbers, so I used marks on the Yujn Series 1 figures. 

(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-70dtop2-W3o/UMzd5Wcs8AI/AAAAAAAABM4/PANOlksJPfI/s600/Black%2520sea.jpg)
4. Black sea turtle, Chelonia mydas (= C. agassizii)

(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-FOFMGH2vQPQ/UMzd8_tWCRI/AAAAAAAABNA/RONDpnFun_M/s600/Green%2520sea.jpg)
3. Green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas

(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Wqu0bRZPr9k/UMzd_u234JI/AAAAAAAABNI/f9aA1rxd7q8/s600/Kemp%2527s%2520Ridley.jpg)
7. Kemp's ridley sea turtle, Lepidochelys kempii

(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6AnCRbJYhiM/UMzeCXJUq9I/AAAAAAAABNQ/F1nikgNvK5k/s600/Loggerhead.jpg)
6. Loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta

(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wqD3ZqzS2R0/UMzeFyHhGzI/AAAAAAAABNY/Sc-RmrWKzDE/s600/Olive%2520Ridley.jpg)
8. Olive ridley sea turtle, Lepidochelys olivacea

EDIT: TGF Toys (http://www.tgftoys.com/Habitat-Earth-Sea-Turtles-PV1558.htm?categoryId=-1) has 7 of the 8 sea turtles for sale.  Habitat Earth did not come up in the A-Z index, but did give a hit in the search box for sea turtle.
Item numbers added.


Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on December 15, 2012, 09:18:37 PM
(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6r6FA4vxMV8/UMzh-w43JbI/AAAAAAAABPY/67PfbX_1QNw/s600/pv%2520set.jpg)
Play Visions Freshwater Turtles 1996

This is a set of 8 turtles. Veghead sells these turtles as Turtle Minis:
http://www.veghead.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=1_7&products_id=452 (http://www.veghead.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=1_7&products_id=452)

(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-CjvLRSe1DK0/UMzgMU8iCeI/AAAAAAAABNw/pMOpgbiTiLE/s600/Alligator%2520snapper.jpg)
1. Alligator snapping turtle, Macrochelys temminckii

(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ogBOlFp8x-I/UMzgP61x-oI/AAAAAAAABN4/0JDC6OUeCWw/s600/Matamata.jpg)
2. Matamata turtle, Chelus fimbriata

(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/--LTFc47MLJE/UMzgTtNXEcI/AAAAAAAABOA/z0fOUHpaz18/s600/Red-eared%2520slider.jpg)
3. Red-eared slider, Trachemys scripta elegans

(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_Vz4j1wztQM/UMzgWnmL7BI/AAAAAAAABOI/4JdF_8hnFFY/s600/Spotted.jpg)
4. Spotted turtle, Clemmys guttata

(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ykVPdyH0U1o/UMzgZKmt-DI/AAAAAAAABOQ/mcBNX6xPYwQ/s600/Yellow-blotched.jpg)
5. Yellow-blotched sawback, Graptemys flavimaculata

(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-s5MaWWC4Lcc/UMzgb3awp_I/AAAAAAAABOY/259eK67RfCE/s600/E.%2520box.jpg)
6. Eastern box turtle, Terrapene carolina carolina

(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-E7KO_ohpLaM/UMzgevdHHbI/AAAAAAAABOg/4DXLMFu64nQ/s600/Cogwheel.jpg)
7. Cogwheel turtle, Heosemys spinosa

(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ECfHGVJV9Ic/UMzgh6INAQI/AAAAAAAABOo/awGUGJI88LY/s600/Peacock%2520softshell.jpg)
8. Peacock softshell turtle, Nilssonia sp.
   
EDIT: Both of the following species are candidates:
Indian Peacock Softshell Turtle, Nilssonia hurum
Burmese Peacock Softshell Turtle, Nilssonia formosa


The average total length is about 2.25 inches, or 5.5 cm.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Jetoar on December 16, 2012, 09:31:27 AM
I like tiny figures. Mata Mata is very beautiful specialy  ;).
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 16, 2012, 10:55:01 AM
This thread is making me want to collect sea turtles. They are marine reptiles so what possible excuse do I have to resist temptation...
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Battatitan on December 16, 2012, 11:31:24 AM
This thread is making me want to collect sea turtles. They are marine reptiles so what possible excuse do I have to resist temptation...

Hahaa me too! Those Coloratas are awesome! And ridiculusly cute...  :-[
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Ana on December 16, 2012, 12:14:58 PM
Wow, so many lovely turtles and tortoises <3 Colorata boxes are truly AMAZING  8) And casts of real specimens are superb too  :D

I don't have many turtles and tortoises in my collection but among few others I have these:

(http://i40.servimg.com/u/f40/15/40/96/00/_mg_4311.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=543&u=15409600)

They are Yuijn and species from left to right (thank You for help in recognizing them earlier Kiki ;) ) are: Hilaire's Side-necked Turtle (Phrynops hilarii), Radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata), Spiny turtle (Heosemys spinosa) and Chinese softshell turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis) :D
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 18, 2012, 08:14:02 PM
Kikimalou posted this figure in the ID thread  (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,35.msg613.html#msg613)(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt60/Kikimalou/Anapsida/P1030874.jpg)
If anyone recognises it, do head over to the ID thread to enlighten us :)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: postsaurischian on December 18, 2012, 08:40:53 PM
The Yujin turtles are very cute :). Especially the Chinese Softshell Turtle.
Here is Nature Techni Colour's version of it:

Pelodiscus sinensis - Chinese Softshell Turtle
(https://s25.postimg.org/n3qx5w0nz/NTC_softshell_turtle_02.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
(https://s25.postimg.org/8w18h8nz3/NTC_softshell_turtle_04.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
(https://s25.postimg.org/3n67jd5jz/NTC_softshell_turtle_07.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)


This is a Leatherback from the Aqualand series by Kaiyodo:

Dermochelys coriacea - Leatherback Sea Turtle
(https://s25.postimg.org/uz1gkpaan/aqualand_leatherback_05.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
(https://s25.postimg.org/dzsi5fz33/aqualand_leatherback_14.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
(https://s25.postimg.org/bwi2xrza7/aqualand_leatherback_08.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)


Two more turtles by Yujin:

(https://s25.postimg.org/rohoyk9r3/yujin_sea_turtles_02.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)


Lepidochelys olivacea - Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
(https://s25.postimg.org/gaqk9m9un/yujin_sea_turtles_05.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
(https://s25.postimg.org/6c5ln50f3/yujin_sea_turtles_07.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)


Caretta caretta - Loggerhead Sea Turtle
(https://s25.postimg.org/cnat3k1nj/yujin_sea_turtles_10.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
(https://s25.postimg.org/jrsmcl8wv/yujin_sea_turtles_09.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: tyrantqueen on December 18, 2012, 11:59:30 PM
Pretty. I intend to start a turtle and tortoise collection soon too.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: tyrantqueen on January 15, 2013, 08:11:18 PM
Thank you for your kind words, Jetoar, tyrantqueen, brontodocus, Himmapaan, and animaltoyforum.  It is wonderful to have the old gang here.  :) I did not paint the turtles. They were purchased already finished.  Kind of pricey now.

Brontodocus, your photos are amazing; professional quality.  $57 is correct for the unfinished snapper.  You would want to contact the seller to learn about international postage:
morganreptilerep @ rtelco.net. You could ask about the price for glass eyes. You would need to dress down the foam bottom, maybe cover it with felt.  Good luck.
Sorry for bringing this up so suddenly, but what do you mean by "dressing down"?
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on January 15, 2013, 08:44:11 PM

Sorry for bringing this up so suddenly, but what do you mean by "dressing down"?

Tyrantqueen, if you fill a mold too full with plaster, let it cure, then dump it out, you could grind down the bottom of the cast to make it smooth.

Dressing down is a term used on the Product Details page to explain that some figures have flashing or a bottom made of foam that can be ground down with a Dremel tool:
http://www.reptilereplicas.com/html/product_details.html (http://www.reptilereplicas.com/html/product_details.html)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Jetoar on January 15, 2013, 08:49:21 PM
Amazing figures of turttles  ^-^ I like all  ^-^.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Ana on January 25, 2013, 05:32:19 PM
I recently got one more tortoise, it's Bandai Galapagos tortoise  :D It's not very big, here compared with Schleich tortoise baby :) I like his face, haha  :))

(http://i10.servimg.com/u/f10/15/40/96/00/_mg_4616.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=696&u=15409600)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Jetoar on January 25, 2013, 10:49:26 PM
Yes, his face is the best XD
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: brontodocus on January 25, 2013, 11:19:39 PM
ah, now I recognise it - isn't it the one that came with a cactus from the Bandai Nature Zone Galapagos set? :)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: tyrantqueen on January 26, 2013, 08:30:23 AM
Bronto, I think this seller has stolen your photograph http://www.ebay.com/itm/Snapping-Turtle-TOY-Replica-Rubber-figure-BIG-10-long-REALISTIC-rare-toy-/330859721553?pt=Educational_Toys_US&hash=item4d08c6b351

In fact, if you check out the seller's listings, they've used some of your other photos as well.

Unless you are goldfish girl?

Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: brontodocus on January 26, 2013, 10:09:04 AM
Thanks, tyrantqueen, you're right about that, the seller uses my photos without permission. I've noticed that a month ago (there were even more of my photos used) and requested that the seller removed my photos from the listings (which she or he only did partially). This seller is also the initial reason why I use watermarks now, and I was talking about the same person when I wrote this (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,110.msg1320.html#msg1320).

Oh, I just found out these one haven't shown up here before:

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/332698_2283685609891_1250311084_o.jpg)
Chelodina reimanni Philippen & Grossmann, 1990; Reimann's Snake-necked Turtle. Furuta Choco Egg Funny Animals Series 7 No. 31. Length 65 mm, length of carapace 36 mm, scale approx. 1:6 (? - 1:10).

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/386609_2388554831556_1018452283_n.jpg)
Macrochelys (syn. Macroclemys) temminckii Troost, 1835; Alligator Snapping Turtle. Agatsuma Entertainment. Total length 104 mm, carapace length 44 mm, scale approx. 1:9 - 1:18.

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/41097_1461420373774_22730_n.jpg)(http://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/41352_1461421053791_329830_n.jpg)
Cuora flavomarginata (Gray, 1863); Chinese Box Turtle. Furuta Choco Egg Animals of Japan Series 5 No. 130. I have never measured it so I can only give an estimate of its scale, probably between 1:4 and 1:6. By the way, it's the same species as the Kaiyodo National Monuments of Japan figure Helge posted here (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,47.msg267.html#msg267), it's sometimes listed as Cistoclemmys flavomarginata and also Cyclemys flavomarginata.

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/248080_1942143751558_8286190_n.jpg)(http://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/247470_1942142591529_1793319_n.jpg)
Carettochelys insculpta Ramsay, 1886; Pig-nosed Turtle. Kaiyodo Capsule Aquarium 3 - Shinagawa Aquarium No. 9. Length of carapace 30 mm, scale approx. 1:15 - 1:23. Human figure is 1:20 scale.

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/401565_2823383021989_1762958903_n.jpg)(http://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/379170_2823383902011_2096620341_n.jpg)
Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758); Loggerhead Turtle, baby. Glico Kaiyodo Aquatales Series 1 No. 12. Length 44 mm, carapace length*width = 31*24 mm, scale 1:1.5 upward.

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/252385_1942118390924_7248089_n.jpg)(http://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/254510_1942120430975_3710992_n.jpg)
Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758); Green Turtle. Kitan Club Nature Techni Colour Ocean 1 No. 6. Length of carapace 38 mm, scale approx. 1:20 - 1:37. Human figure is approx. 1:35 scale.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Jetoar on January 26, 2013, 10:09:38 AM
It is your images  ^-^.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: postsaurischian on January 26, 2013, 03:21:43 PM
 :D Beautiful Turtles, Andre!
                 I have to get me the Shinagawa Carettochelys one day :).
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Ana on January 26, 2013, 04:26:00 PM
Thank You for good comments :D
ah, now I recognise it - isn't it the one that came with a cactus from the Bandai Nature Zone Galapagos set? :)

Yes, yes, that's from this set :D A nice set by the way :)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Jetoar on February 12, 2013, 05:03:08 PM
My Larami collection of turtles. These group were in a box. I remenber that Larami done 5 box of turtles, and I remmebr of this model the Aligator Turtle and Leatherback Turtle  ^-^.

(http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/2553/p1070273.jpg)

Larami Turtles

(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/8997/p1070274m.jpg)

Green Turtle

(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/7500/p1070279y.jpg)

Hawksbill Turtle

(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/5135/p1070284c.jpg)

Snapping Turtle

(http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/3016/p1070290m.jpg)

Three-Toed Turtle

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/9025/p1070293b.jpg)

Western Painted Turtle
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on March 14, 2013, 01:09:13 PM
The Name Game: Play Visions And Yujin 1

This is a reference source about species of twin turtles. Molds from Play Visions Turtles were used to cast most of the Yujin Turtles Series 1 of 2002. Play Visions marked the plastron with the common name and an item number.  Yujin retained the item numbers but changed some of the common names, and issued a paper label with the scientific names.  The numbers on the paper label are not the same as the numbers marked on the plastrons.  Yujin also changed the colors of some figures, in addition to changing the identification of several species.

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ScEaVBzH7CE/UUEEc6tqHcI/AAAAAAAABck/9xlgu4_bMMw/s640/tiny%2520turtles.jpg)
Yujin Turtles Series 1 ID Label

Photos of Play Visions turtles can be seen in Replies #27 and 28 of this topic. The PV set of 1996 is 8 land and pond turtles.  The PV set of 1998 is 8 sea turtles.  These 16 figures are about 2 to 2.5 inches total length (5.0 to 6.5 cm).  In addition to these recasts, Yujin created 8 tiny turtles, each about an inch long (2.5 cm).  Yujin also added a secret figure, which is a light blue color variation of the Indian flapshell Turtle.  The total for Series 1 is 25 figures.

The only miniature figures pictured below are Cagle's map turtle and Hermann's tortoise, neither issued by PV. Some of the other miniatures not shown are species that appeared later in Yujin Turtles Series 2, where the quality of art is much higher. The photos below show pairs that are identified as different species.  Species that are named the same for both PV and Yujin are not illustrated here. 

P =  Play Visions plastron number 
Y = Yujin label number

Land and Pond Turtles
(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ZfTPOH5Tn2U/UUG9EgXAKkI/AAAAAAAABc4/-b_fKZZgFVU/s600/01.jpg)
Y06  Cagle's map turtle, Graptemys caglei * miniature.  Y11  Eastern Hermann's tortoise. Testudo hermanni boettgeri * miniature.
Diameter of coin is about 1 inch (2.5 cm).

The Play Visions figures are on the left, Yujin on the right.
(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_HXKqW15zuI/UUG9HDOa5MI/AAAAAAAABdA/A8R_tDlGmGY/s600/02.jpg)
P01 Alligator snapping turtle, Macrochelys (Macroclemys) temminckii.  Y14  North American snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina.

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lu63lxK9UZs/UUG9JUrkQMI/AAAAAAAABdI/S_0P00UwnyI/s600/03.jpg)
P04  Spotted turtle, Clemmys guttata.  Y02  Reeve's turtle, Mauremys (Chinemys) reevesii.

(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-PGOYIqCu9Uc/UUG9L443dHI/AAAAAAAABdQ/Q1iZFdkdygQ/s600/04.jpg)
P05  Yellow-blotched sawback (map) turtle, Graptemys flavimaculata.  Y05  Black-knobbed map turtle, Graptemys nigrinoda.

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-b1KemayxDYA/UUG9PfTQpJI/AAAAAAAABdY/S5LGzzVX-kA/s600/05.jpg)
P06  Eastern box turtle, Terrapene carolina carolina.  Y09  Aldabra giant tortoise, Aldabrachelys (Geochelone) gigantea.

(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Tyc_TxXU_7o/UUG9SWuOcfI/AAAAAAAABdg/fZICK8XA0vY/s600/06.jpg)
P08  Peacock softshell turtle, Nilssonia sp.  Y08  (Northern) Indian flapshell turtle, Lissemys punctata andersoni
Possible species are Indian peacock softshell, Nilssonia hurum, and Burmese peacock softshell, Nilssonia formosa.


(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-cdjzX_bRFpY/UUG9WMEMOwI/AAAAAAAABdo/Rz78dj1zJwQ/s600/07.jpg)
P08  Peacock softshell turtle, Nilssonia sp.  Y Secret (no label #)  (Northern) Indian flapshell turtle, Lissemys punctata andersoni


Sea Turtles
(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-79NvPg3Qth4/UUG9ZnieHyI/AAAAAAAABdw/w-57b97igxs/s600/08.jpg)
P04  Black sea turtle, Chelonia mydas (previously C. agassizii).  Y17  Green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas.

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gUoLoOict_8/UUG9dZkQayI/AAAAAAAABd4/tLreU2bW9MI/s600/09.jpg)
P05  Flatback sea turtle, Natator depressus.   Y22  No ID on label, Mongrel turtle is marked on plastron.

(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-iASVQW_wicA/UUG9jwbNMnI/AAAAAAAABeA/ndMJ3Qgl1k8/s600/10.jpg)
P07  Kemp's ridley sea turtle, Lepidochelys kempii.  Y16  Loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta.

This report is based on the sets that I own.  Most of these figures can be found online. Your comments and corrections are welcome.

EDIT: The common names have been changed from capital letters to lowercase.  First letter is capitalized at the start of sentence or caption.

Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: brontodocus on March 15, 2013, 07:55:27 AM
Thanks for this excellent reference, stemturtle! :) It's interesting to see that Yujin renamed the PV "Alligator Snapping Turtle" (which had no real resemblance with a real one) Chelydra serpentina and then made a new Alligator Snapping Turtle which does the real species more justice. Hmm, I should look if I could get my hands at least on the softshell turtles... :)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: tyrantqueen on March 15, 2013, 03:06:11 PM
Great turtle collection :)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on March 15, 2013, 06:05:29 PM
I appreciate your nice comments, brontodocus and tyrantqueen.  :)  A report on Yujin Turtles Series 2 will follow eventually.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on April 04, 2013, 12:20:03 AM
New Species in Yujin Turtles Series 2

Previously, Reply # 48 recorded name changes between Play Visions turtles and recasts for Yujin Series 1. Some photos of second series turtles were already posted in Reply # 32 by Ana, and in Reply # 34 by postsaurischian. Let us continue in the turtle topic rather than change to the category of Animal Toy Lines. We will report two miniatures from Series 1 that match species from Series 2.  Next, we will list new species in the second series that were not included in first series.

Use of the name Series 2, which appeared on the STS Forum, follows the example by Kaiyodo. The set was titled on eBay as Yujin World Turtle Collection Part 2.  The release year, 2004, is not marked on the figures. Size is less than 2.4 inches, 6 cm. The sculptures show superior realism and beautiful detailing.

(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-kSLX3vHFBDo/UUR5AVkzb7I/AAAAAAAABg4/sMsMhEaXhwA/s1024/y2%2520d.jpg)
Label for Yujin Turtles Series 2

(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4kPKyDoek6Y/UVY_fvR0JFI/AAAAAAAABig/WibZ5YP3AWw/s1024/label%25202%2520reverse.jpg)
Reverse side of label.

A paper label that assigns numbers for 15 scientific names is the only identification provided for Series 2.  The reverse side of the label shows common names. Neither item numbers nor common names are marked on the plastrons.  The numbers and the Yujin brand are hidden on the inside of puzzle pieces. A secret figure, marked # 16, is not illustrated on the label. Two color variants bring the total count to 18 figures.  See below for photos of the last 3 figures.

New species from Series 2 matching miniatures from Series 1
(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-9CWIeFzn-iM/UVhil0oUR2I/AAAAAAAABjI/JqR9k6yLRYY/s600/01.jpg)
Chinese softshell turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis

(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-sHt4pW-qJnA/UVhioGho-3I/AAAAAAAABjQ/J8QonWNC_5M/s600/02.jpg)
Indian star tortoise, Geochelone elegans

New species from Series 2 not included in Series 1
(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TIhDZvTndWg/UVhiqCGYTmI/AAAAAAAABjY/5Phz4wJo0O8/s600/03.jpg)
Japanese pond turtle, Mauremys japonica

(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XlepGcWGRWg/UVhitttDwNI/AAAAAAAABjg/k57dpfKr-UM/s600/04.jpg)
Yellow pond turtle, Mauremys mutica mutica

(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-SwX9vDrU890/UVhiwednuzI/AAAAAAAABjw/R8EEeM758vA/s600/05.jpg)
Hilaire's side-necked turtle, Phrynops hilarii

(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-DYwXvqEVn1E/UVhiy3a13qI/AAAAAAAABjs/9P3uMCN4-ls/s600/06.jpg)
Galapagos giant tortoise, Chelonoidis (Geochelone) nigra

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-357itqLgX_U/UVyxUHoGm0I/AAAAAAAABk8/ZWaHoJAP2-o/s600/00%2520secret%2520turtle.jpg)
Yellow-margined box turtle, Cuora flavomarginata, secret
Correction was made: Yellow-margined box turtle, not Yellow-maginated box turtle.

Series 2 color variants
(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-aNlqvhRAaBc/UVhi1CApZAI/AAAAAAAABj4/H4dlHAGYTiQ/s600/08.jpg)
Reeve's turtle, Mauremys (Chinemys) reevesii, melanistic, see # 03

(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-IkZ6SWtJKwE/UVyxRdyDqQI/AAAAAAAABk0/uyxAF4VSoUU/s600/00%2520sea%2520turtle.jpg)
Black sea turtle, Chelonia mydas (formerly C. agassizii), see # 13

The remaining species from Series 2 (no photos) are also represented in Series 1:
numbers 01, 03, 06, 08, 10, and the four sea turtles 12, 13, 14, 15.

Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Ana on April 04, 2013, 09:54:26 AM
Lovely turtles, congratulations!!! :D
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: postsaurischian on April 04, 2013, 10:48:41 AM
Great post & wonderful pictures, stemturtle!

I'm loving the Turtles thread :).
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: brontodocus on April 04, 2013, 02:30:29 PM
Excellent, stemturtle! :) And, yes, these are a considerable improvement compared with the others.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on April 05, 2013, 12:27:07 AM
Thanks for this excellent reference, stemturtle! :) It's interesting to see that Yujin renamed the PV "Alligator Snapping Turtle" (which had no real resemblance with a real one) Chelydra serpentina and then made a new Alligator Snapping Turtle which does the real species more justice.

Yes, Yujin changed the name of the snapper in Series 1 from Macrochelys to Chelydra. Therefore, we could consider the alligator snapper in the second series as a new species.  It was removed from the first draft of the Series 2 report because it required an explanation.

New species from Series 2 matching miniature from Series 1
(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XbHGnST8ui8/UV4K84iIfqI/AAAAAAAABlU/Wy-tSuGaj3Q/s600/alligator%2520snapper.jpg)
Alligator snapping turtle, Macrochelys (Macroclemys) temminckii

Thank you for the comments Ana, postsaurischian, and brontodocus.  It's nice that there are so many of us testudophiles.  :)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on April 19, 2013, 12:41:13 AM
Australian Pleurodira

Photos of pleurodires, side-necked turtles, have been posted by postsaurischian, Reply # 20, by Ana, Reply # 32, and by brontodocus, Reply # 43. Those turtles are from South America and New Guinea. There are no African examples represented as toys.  Here we present species native to Australia.

(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-LhsfFeo4W3o/UXCBEE7rVjI/AAAAAAAABls/Fcb_4w4pTQQ/s600/P1020395.jpg)
Group shot of pleurodires, length about 2 inches, 5 cm.

(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-g4Hmm4iXhrY/UXCBGW-eumI/AAAAAAAABl0/xD4WSqONQIU/s600/P1020396.jpg)
Western swamp tortoise, Pseudemydura umbrina(Cadbury Yowie Playmates Series 1, # 15)

(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-qjszIaX3KY0/UXCBI91M6eI/AAAAAAAABl8/luAc3VaSZ3s/s600/P1020397.jpg)
Eastern snake-necked tortoise, Chelodina longicollis (Cadbury Yowie Playmates, Series 1, # 37)

(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-xm8yAGr-ntA/UXCBLbmsfFI/AAAAAAAABmE/0Tjbh7DTyzQ/s600/P1020398.jpg)
Eastern snake-necked tortoise, Chelodina longicollis (U.K. Cadbury Yowie Playmates, Series 1, # 41)

(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DfKco3hYd1c/UXCBNxWMKgI/AAAAAAAABmM/gZ-DzxMSkso/s600/P1020399.jpg)
Red-bellied (painted) short-necked turtle, Emyduyra subglobosa (Cadbury Yowie Playmates, Series 2, # 32)

Photos of additional species are welcome.





Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Jetoar on April 19, 2013, 03:08:01 PM
Cute collection of turtles  ^-^
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on April 28, 2013, 12:19:23 AM
More Larami Turtles

Jetoar posted photos of 5 Larami turtles: Western painted turtle, 3-toed box, snapper, green and hawksbill sea turtles (see Reply # 47).  He also reviewed those as walk-arounds.  Here are 5 more.

(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-dzLaxcb5sJo/UX0Q0XvbLSI/AAAAAAAABos/WmfTogjmRMs/s600/01%2520group.jpg)
Group shot of Larami turtles, sizes range from 2 3/16 inches (5.5 cm) to 9 1/2 inches (24 cm).

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rx_QNmtWeq8/UXxY-sUohnI/AAAAAAAABnk/bYccrvQ7JyA/s600/02%2520florida%2520box.jpg)
Florida box turtle, Terrapene carolina bauri

(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/--cMDtNUOoss/UXxZBCFQNUI/AAAAAAAABns/0sN3bD8YYws/s600/03%2520yellow%2520bellied%2520slider.jpg)
Yellow-bellied slider, Trachemys scripta scripta

(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4O_0--pM53Y/UXxZDXMjb7I/AAAAAAAABn0/_Y09gmBWwbo/s600/04%2520red%2520eared%2520slider.jpg)
Red-eared slider, Trachemys scripta elegans

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-L9j2IWzqi_A/UXxZFuf8kfI/AAAAAAAABn8/KS4I9BGDvS4/s600/05%2520alligator%2520snapper.jpg)
Alligator snapping turtle, Macrochelys temminckii

(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-jB81h5MdxEE/UXxZIGWk_iI/AAAAAAAABoE/1KCnyNYqEmc/s600/06%2520leatherback.jpg)
Leatherback sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea

The small figures are solid, but the larger turtles seem to be hollow when squeezed.

Checklist of Larami Turtles
True Scale Museum Collection 1993

Series 1
Leatherback sea
Alligator snapping
Yellow-bellied
Red-eared
Florida box

Series 2
Loggerhead sea
Olive ridley sea
Florida snapping
Alabama map
Eastern box

Series 3
Green sea
Hawksbill sea
Snapping
Western painted
Three-toed box

Update: the checklist was changed from use of item numbers to grouping by series
because some numbers repeated for different species of sea turtles.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Jetoar on April 28, 2013, 03:25:02 PM
Wonderful turtles, I had a poster with all collection, but I will need look for at home  ^-^.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Varanus on April 30, 2013, 03:41:42 AM
Very impressive collection Stemturtle! :o  I'm rather surprised there's not more Matamata figures out there.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on June 26, 2013, 12:23:41 AM
(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-7Rabmlg8hSE/UcoiNt21vlI/AAAAAAAABrg/MyMNMmuCvmU/s600/box%2520turtle.jpg)
Florida box turtle, Terrapene carolina bauri (Skilcraft)
Painted with the help of a Sharpie marker.

Have you always assumed that the Skilcraft turtle from the Reptile and Amphibian Kit is an ornate or Western box turtle, Terrapene ornata?   I was surprised to see it identified as an Eastern box turtle in the instructions, as shown in the scan below. 

(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-NbJpqLT_HKc/UcXE9xfxKmI/AAAAAAAABrM/edI2HFe9pwM/s700/box%2520turtle%2520id.jpg)
Instruction sheet and picture from box lid.

The Florida box turtle, Terrapene carolina bauri, which resembles the ornate, is a subspecies of the Eastern. Characteristics shared by both this model and the Florida, but not by the ornate, are:
dorsal keel on second through fourth vertebral scutes,
plastron lacking a distinct pattern of streaks,
2 yellow stripes on the side of the head.

A count of 3 toes on each hind foot is typical for the Florida box turtle, although some populations have 4 toes, as does this model.  T. c. bauri is the only Eastern subspecies having a dark-colored carapace with radiating yellow lines.  Skilcraft did not print the scientific name, so this ID is just my opinion. What do you think?

Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: brontodocus on June 26, 2013, 10:50:41 AM
It turned out excellently, stemturtle! :)
A count of 3 toes on each hind foot is typical for the Florida box turtle, although some populations have 4 toes, as does this model.  T. c. bauri is the only Eastern subspecies having a dark-colored carapace with radiating yellow lines.  Skillcraft did not print the scientific name, so this ID is just my opinion. What do you think?
Sounds reasonable! And really, when it comes to identifying a turtle I'd rather ask you than the people at Skilcraft! ;D Species ids by manufacturers are often enough doubtful, anyways...
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on June 26, 2013, 01:10:44 PM
It turned out excellently, stemturtle! :)
A count of 3 toes on each hind foot is typical for the Florida box turtle, although some populations have 4 toes, as does this model.  T. c. bauri is the only Eastern subspecies having a dark-colored carapace with radiating yellow lines.  Skillcraft did not print the scientific name, so this ID is just my opinion. What do you think?
Sounds reasonable! And really, when it comes to identifying a turtle I'd rather ask you than the people at Skilcraft! ;D Species ids by manufacturers are often enough doubtful, anyways...

Thanks, brontodocus.  Glad you caught my misspelling of Skilcraft.  I made corrections.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: widukind on June 26, 2013, 04:42:09 PM
Great turtles collection!! I also like that all the names because i have no books about turtles but i like all this species. Especially the Laramie figurines are interesting  :) :) :) :) :)

You know also the Colorata "Turtles of Japan" set with 4 figurines???
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on June 26, 2013, 06:19:09 PM
Great turtles collection!! I also like that all the names because i have no books about turtles but i like all this species. Especially the Laramie figurines are interesting  :) :) :) :) :)

You know also the Colorata "Turtles of Japan" set with 4 figurines???

It is great that you have joined this forum, widukind.  I do not have the Colorata Turtles of Japan.  Do you have photos of these?  There is a
listing  (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Colorata-Turtle-of-Japan-Real-figure-book-NEW-/321136163946?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ac534fc6a)on eBay for a book about these.  I will name them as best I can:

Kusagame, Reeve's turtle, Mauremys reevesii
Ryukyu yagagame, Ryukyu leaf turtle, Geoemyda japonica
Nihon ishigame, Japanese pond turtle, Mauremys japonica
Yaemyama semaruhakongame, yellow-marginated box turtle, Cuora flavomarginata

These native species seem to be the subjects of many figures.

Correction: the common name for Cuora flavomarginata is yellow-margined rather than yellow-marginated.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: widukind on June 26, 2013, 07:51:08 PM
Great turtles collection!! I also like that all the names because i have no books about turtles but i like all this species. Especially the Laramie figurines are interesting  :) :) :) :) :)

You know also the Colorata "Turtles of Japan" set with 4 figurines???

It is great that you have joined this forum, widukind.  I do not have the Colorata Turtles of Japan.  Do you have photos of these?  There is a
listing  (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Colorata-Turtle-of-Japan-Real-figure-book-NEW-/321136163946?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ac534fc6a)on eBay for a book about these.  I will name them as best I can:

Kusagame, Reeve’s turtle, Mauremys reevesii
Ryukyu yagagame, Ryukyu leaf turtle, Geoemyda japonica
Nihon ishigame, Japanese pond turtle, Mauremys japonica
Yaemyama semaruhakongame, yellow-marginated box turtle, Cuora flavomarginata

These native species seem to be the subjects of many figures.

Thank you, here is a pic

(http://i81.servimg.com/u/f81/16/10/21/19/dscf1138.jpg)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on June 26, 2013, 08:40:31 PM
The beautiful photo of these 4 turtles is a nice addition to this topic. Thanks, widukind.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: widukind on June 27, 2013, 07:24:13 PM
The beautiful photo of these 4 turtles is a nice addition to this topic. Thanks, widukind.

Thank you  :)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: KathyAnderson on June 28, 2013, 10:27:22 PM
I think turtles are cute! xD

And I like your picture with the four turtle figures, widukind!
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: widukind on August 21, 2013, 08:20:50 PM
I think turtles are cute! xD

And I like your picture with the four turtle figures, widukind!

Thank you  :)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on August 25, 2013, 10:12:29 PM
(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_nrrVqVilAc/UhpuRTn6cyI/AAAAAAAABsI/phwR59EuG-c/s700/00%2520one%2520turtle.jpg)
Antique figure of Eastern box turtle, Terrapene carolina (unknown maker)

(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-K9vfdCwAz3w/UhpuUtyMLyI/AAAAAAAABsQ/5GgwZ4ld5oY/s700/00%2520two%2520turtles.jpg)
Play Visions and antique box turtles

The antique figure is 2.5 inches, 6.5 cm, shown with the PV turtle for scale.
The seller on eBay did not have information about it. 
The weight suggests alabaster. I like the realism.
Where is the dividing line between a toy and a collectible?
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: widukind on September 20, 2013, 07:02:28 PM
(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_nrrVqVilAc/UhpuRTn6cyI/AAAAAAAABsI/phwR59EuG-c/s700/00%2520one%2520turtle.jpg)
Antique figure of Eastern box turtle, Terrapene carolina (unknown maker)

(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-K9vfdCwAz3w/UhpuUtyMLyI/AAAAAAAABsQ/5GgwZ4ld5oY/s700/00%2520two%2520turtles.jpg)
Play Visions and antique box turtles

The antique figure is 2.5 inches, 6.5 cm, shown with the PV turtle for scale.
The seller on eBay did not have information about it. 
The weight suggests alabaster. I like the realism.
Where is the dividing line between a toy and a collectible?

Very beautieful  :)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: postsaurischian on September 30, 2013, 01:15:43 PM

 Nature Techni Colour / Kitan Club  'Nature of Japan Vol.2'
          > Figure No.16  Cuora flavomarginata evelynae - Yellow-margined box turtle

(https://s25.postimg.org/j7i6nn527/NTC_Box_Turtle_02.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
(https://s25.postimg.org/xrz9ih00v/NTC_Box_Turtle_08.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: brontodocus on October 02, 2013, 10:34:50 PM
Superbly detailed! :) However, the pose of the NMoJ (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,47.msg267.html#msg267) figure looks a little cuter to me... ;D
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on December 11, 2013, 12:44:01 AM
A box of 5 more Larami turtles completes this brand.

(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-yX19uqy-jtc/UqexNfbYLlI/AAAAAAAABx4/lZnyuQcAsF8/s700/Group.jpg)
Group shot of Larami turtles, Series 2, 1993
Sizes range from 2.5 inches (6.5 cm) to 7.75 inches (19.75 cm).

(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-A3gyPEYcqdI/UqexTVOJ8OI/AAAAAAAAByA/esKt0ypzdIY/s700/Loggerhead.jpg)
Loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta

(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ZQp6HvPoWMM/UqexW_hyU1I/AAAAAAAAByI/xSmej3iU354/s700/Olive.jpg)
Olive ridley sea turtle, Lepidochelys olivacea

(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-mz0efFV3wWg/UqexaP5Sk5I/AAAAAAAAByQ/wua5lVUy01o/s700/FL%2520snapper.jpg)
Florida snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina
Former subspecies C. s. osceola was merged with common snapper.

(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-EAX9qI-CCsc/Uqexev6k56I/AAAAAAAAByY/UeJcrF0_grA/s700/Alabama.jpg)
Alabama map turtle, Graptemys pulchra

(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-24C_KplVodQ/UqexhguGdQI/AAAAAAAAByg/o_VBcIsOhcQ/s700/E.%2520box.jpg)
Eastern box turtle, Terrapene carolina carolina

See Reply # 59 for updated  checklist (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=47.msg4413#msg4413) of Larami turtles.

Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: brontodocus on December 13, 2013, 04:21:53 PM
Great, especially the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle :) It's funny how the Snapping Turtle looks so similar to the Alligator Snapping Turtle posted earlier, as if it was the same sculpt only with a different carapace. The Larami Snapping Turtle Jetoar posted looks quite different from this one, though.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on December 13, 2013, 04:48:47 PM
Great, especially the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle :) It's funny how the Snapping Turtle looks so similar to the Alligator Snapping Turtle posted earlier, as if it was the same sculpt only with a different carapace. The Larami Snapping Turtle Jetoar posted looks quite different from this one, though.

Brontodocus, you are correct about the reuse of the same mold, changing only the carapace for the Florida and alligator snapping turtles.  The common snapper had a different mold.  My compliments on your powers of observation.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: brontodocus on December 13, 2013, 05:04:04 PM
Thanks, stemturtle! :) Although it was just like when I saw it I thought, hey, I've seen this figure before and wasn't it in this thread? And then I found the Alligator Snapping Turtle and looked at both photos from different tabs. I wasn't sure about if they were otherwise really identical but they looked a lot like that.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Jetoar on December 14, 2013, 10:54:05 AM
Loggerhead sea turtle and Olive ridley sea turtle have the same body that Green turtle and Hawksbill Sea Turtle  ^-^.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on December 14, 2013, 01:13:01 PM
Loggerhead sea turtle and Olive ridley sea turtle have the same body that Green turtle and Hawksbill Sea Turtle  ^-^.

Brilliant, Jetoar!  You have solved the mystery of the repeating item numbers on the sea turtles. 
Four of the sea turtles are not marked with common names.
Item # 11 is the same mold for both the hawksbill and olive ridley.
Item # 12 is the green and the loggerhead.
The leatherback has no item #, but is marked with the common name.

(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-sLG5M3pXuqg/UqxWpjJ5wvI/AAAAAAAABzI/QIDN8AAgKHU/s512/poster.jpg)
Poster of Larami turtles
The sequence of sea turtles is olive ridley and hawksbill,
then loggerhead and green, finally leatherback.
The poster discusses turtles species rather than the toy figures.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Jetoar on December 14, 2013, 09:57:59 PM
Thanks friend, I have this poster and the models that I have said before  ^-^.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: brontodocus on December 15, 2013, 11:20:41 AM
Oh, and I always forget to post this one here, not quite a toy figure but rather a paper model... Taiwan artist Civi Cheng has published at least three books with animal paper models (I bought all of them directly from him, the other two are focusing on Taiwanese insects). One of them, "Make My Own Ocean Animals", contains templates for a Green Turtle which I built some nine or ten years ago.

So here it is, Green Turtle Chelonia mydas paper model by Civi Cheng, length of carapace 152 mm, scale approx. 1:6 - 1:10. The textures are apparently from photos of actual specimens which looks quite convincing:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1471170_10202126015210157_196859462_n.jpg)
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1519381_10202126013330110_1832735481_o.jpg)
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1464018_10202126013410112_960969034_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on December 15, 2013, 02:50:19 PM
Thanks for posting the photos, brontodocus, of the green turtle paper model.
I agree with you that the texture looks quite convincing. Wonderful work.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 15, 2013, 05:16:48 PM
From a distance you'd never know this was a paper model! Very nice!  8)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: brontodocus on December 15, 2013, 05:28:19 PM
Many thanks, stemturtle & Adam! :) It was easier to assemble than it looks, the entire model consists of only eight parts. For several years it was used as a decoration for our bathroom door ("Das Badezimmer" means "the bathroom"). ;D

(http://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/216442_1025436114440_2879_n.jpg)

There's also a pretty nice freely available cardboard model of a Green Turtle at Canon Creative Park, I guess it will be around 200 mm carapace length and consists of 20 parts: http://cp.c-ij.com/en/contents/3157/green-sea-turtle/index.html
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Jetoar on December 16, 2013, 12:01:13 AM
It is very similar of my Green Turtle puzzle  ^-^. http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,399.0.html
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on October 17, 2014, 01:09:47 AM
A new hatchling

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-094M0Szultw/VEBWsvj8fVI/AAAAAAAACKU/5lQJlfC15s0/s512/box.jpg)
Yellow-margined box turtle, Cuora flavomarginata (Kaiyodo Capsule Q Museum, Animatales # 299)
Height about 1 5/8 inches or 4 cm.

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4ohznsYzFyY/VEBXAi84GPI/AAAAAAAACKs/h6xOeql42g4/s700/3%2520hatchlings.jpg)
The Asian hatchling is shown with two Minnesota species, snapper and softshell.
These two are sculptures, rather than toys, by the Pennsylvania artist Tom McFarland.
The scale is slightly different, but they have been my friends since 1992. The new model is nicely done.

(http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-jcCGPDPmKJA/VEBW0IUnfxI/AAAAAAAACKc/A51c4PTVeGY/s512/snapper.jpg)
Common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina (McFarland)

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-noi9Dv2Mf4Q/VEBW5zu7u3I/AAAAAAAACKk/spfCs1iQhx8/s512/softshell.jpg)
Eastern spiny softshell turtle, Apalone spinifera (McFarland)

There are other examples of hatchlings. Your photos are invited.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: widukind on October 17, 2014, 08:32:16 AM
Very very nice!!
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: postsaurischian on October 17, 2014, 09:01:25 AM
 :D Cute!!
I must say the box turtle hatchling is my favourite figure of Kaiyodo's new CapsuleQ set. It's extremely detailed.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: brontodocus on October 17, 2014, 09:52:02 PM
Indeed it is! :) Although I have to say I like those hatchlings by McFarland even more. 8)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: postsaurischian on April 03, 2015, 04:26:32 PM

      Kaiyodo, Natural Monuments of Japan / special - Geoemyda japonica - juvenile

(https://s25.postimg.org/l2yt6tzof/NMoJ_Geoemyda_japonica_juvenile_03.jpg) (https://postimage.org)
(https://s25.postimg.org/fu3s8yh9b/NMoJ_Geoemyda_japonica_juvenile_08.jpg) (https://postimage.org)

Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: postsaurischian on April 04, 2015, 12:29:28 PM

     Kaiyodo, CapsuleQ Museum Animatales: Series 9 / QMN 063 - Animatales No.312
                                Chelydra serpentina - Common Snapping Turtle

(https://s25.postimg.org/r2sq2geov/kaiyodo_snapping_turtle_01.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
(https://s25.postimg.org/pp1375ffj/kaiyodo_snapping_turtle_05.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on April 04, 2015, 01:07:47 PM

 Kaiyodo, CapsuleQ Museum Animatales: Series 9 / QMN 063 - Animatales No.312
                         Chelydra serpentina - Common Snapping Turtle

Postsaurischian, I find the pose convincing, like an old mossback. The detail rivals the exquisite 2003 figure, Animatales series 7, # 176 (photo below). Both are excellent.

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jd0PS_ogWjo/VSBJXkLAaXI/AAAAAAAACbU/FbDWGflpRYE/s576/snapper.jpg)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: postsaurischian on April 05, 2015, 01:14:22 PM
 :D Nice! I forgot to do a comparison shot of the Snapping Turtles.

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                      Kaiyodo-Takara, ChocoQ  Animatales:  Series 8 / No.199
                                Eretmochelys imbricata - Hawksbill Turtle

(https://s25.postimg.org/6b097gnz3/kaiyodo_hawksbill_turtle_01.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)]
(https://s25.postimg.org/5mreoip9b/kaiyodo_hawksbill_turtle_02.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)


                      Kaiyodo-Takara, ChocoQ  Animatales:  Series 10 / No.230A
                                Trachemys scripta elegans - Red-eared Slider

(https://s25.postimg.org/yzd7aoq5b/kaiyodo_red-eared_slider_01.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
(https://s25.postimg.org/ylbvb361r/kaiyodo_red-eared_slider_03.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Jetoar on April 05, 2015, 04:52:10 PM
Awesome turtles figures as always  ^-^.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: brontodocus on April 05, 2015, 07:51:08 PM
Those gnarly looking snapping turtle replicas are both wonderful! :)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on February 26, 2016, 06:47:06 PM
It's wonderful to add a new figure of a side-necked turtle.
This brings our tally of different species to 7 pleurodires.

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OKLNd6ZQ1ME/VtB7UXQ8EdI/AAAAAAAACpg/8jSk54CEkX0/s512-Ic42/P1070892.jpg)
Yellow-spotted river turtle, Podocnemis unifilis, by Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum
carapace length about 1 inch or 27 mm.

One of a set of 5 hatchling turtles, good luck charm and pouch.
(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fybdb5Yjd1w/VtB7Y2AGNhI/AAAAAAAACpg/PZ4XX05jb4M/s512-Ic42/label.jpg)
Indian star tortoise, Loggerhead sea turtle
        Alligator snapping turtle
Yellow-spotted river turtle, Chinese pond turtle
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: sbell on February 26, 2016, 10:35:24 PM
And yet you don't have this strange turtle...

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/oiyh9p965yiu1ju/Jan%202015%20Japan%20shooting%20turtle.gif?dl=0)

The 'artillery-necked' turtle!
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: sauroid on August 03, 2016, 12:23:35 PM
hi. i need to have my alligator snapping turtle figure's brand ID'd. thanks (i posted here instead of the ID thread to get a faster reply).
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi113/allysnap2_zpsqqneqrl3.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi113/allysnap2_zpsqqneqrl3.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi113/allysnap3_zps50rzqpz3.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi113/allysnap3_zps50rzqpz3.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi113/allysnap1_zpsbca5bbd0.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi113/allysnap1_zpsbca5bbd0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on August 03, 2016, 01:16:25 PM
Hi saurod. Your Alligator Snapper figure is by Agatsuma Entertainment, released around 2011, now retired.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: sauroid on August 03, 2016, 01:22:20 PM
thank you! i knew you were gonna be able to ID it. :)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: sauroid on September 06, 2016, 12:36:45 PM
hello i have a marine turtle hatchling figure i need ID'd. it is life sized (about 4"x5") and realistically detailed. thanks.
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi116/sea%20turtle%202_zps5pusw1i4.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi116/sea%20turtle%202_zps5pusw1i4.jpg.html)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/gerard_jake_boi/gerard_jake_boi116/sea%20turtle%201_zpsxkiory4a.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/gerard_jake_boi/media/gerard_jake_boi116/sea%20turtle%201_zpsxkiory4a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on September 06, 2016, 06:56:41 PM
If I owned this figure I would call it a hatchling green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas, black with a white plastron.
I do not know the maker.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: sauroid on September 06, 2016, 08:08:42 PM
If I owned this figure I would call it a hatchling green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas, black with a white plastron.
I do not know the maker.
thanks. :)
i guess it was molded from a preserved specimen.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stargatedalek on September 06, 2016, 09:46:20 PM
That is amazing! If you ever find another/any information on it do please share.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Jetoar on September 06, 2016, 11:02:31 PM
Nice figure. It is really beautiful  ^-^.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: bmathison1972 on September 07, 2016, 02:06:27 AM
If I owned this figure I would call it a hatchling green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas, black with a white plastron.
I do not know the maker.
thanks. :)
i guess it was molded from a preserved specimen.

maybe AAA?
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: sauroid on September 07, 2016, 05:38:44 AM
i dont think it is AAA because AAA has their logo on the belly. this one has no info whatsoever. i got it as a loose figure and im guessing it is from a Japanese brand. thanks all. :)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: brontodocus on September 08, 2016, 08:56:05 AM
My first thought was that it may be cast from a real specimen, too, but on the other hand the scutes on the carapace look more like sculpted ones, at least judging from the photo. No idea which brand but a beautiful one for sure, congrats! :)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on October 27, 2016, 08:43:04 PM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/jd8ASmpDZYtjZVyqJWHjTYLx8k2KXenPJNIl8J_peu7Q5VaXyqJNln08OD0PsgW-vVsj_rtzk380nohx2TB3KEb7G9_Iav9FKPUQTU-TVBj4i6vTSlXGRq4lOHeTZ7m27I0xugfVH_MMM7GVMO6sT-u7Kg_cUDx6HBrOlHIrogqb__Kfcw5tnsij0DZBMZxHL3hbeD9-MJJTfy-Vgp3s0P-gSVrSFfeg-yjQS9gllC-3WhlXUebrAyJi5eRXRlGVYi9E92RnLCeHt9HBBoca2QFBmL18mQWXfoEunk1nYg3nwkklmRoWtXVCSTsinLBe1Ar0yZGWPngvLjKpjYoiqNX91CaXeGzXX00WYoJvS0EYG_DGIR58SFaYAt0eAsU10TVaBLOmJLBYffiCpvHgBtLTMF8XyO11uifV3ryPiEOo8NCGtLeIsrPGmMMnB9-YH8YbV9_g-T4Oln7vLhM9L560GQof08UeSHeJiRYjaMfp4dHDSxNB0nPNNSzp2T_or3BrkqvTm8frGuOjJF_75TybYjYLPVWVWWNY9rVaNXWNB5RV29ll9u4KdSlaXnDCmoZFp72obtuQslCCY9QCTaSzqRYxa-EoEGiRrtVJrenNBPCi=w600-h400-no)
AAA notched turtle, length 4.5 in (11.5 cm)

I came across this AAA notched turtle in storage, thinking that I had given it away years ago. Seeing that the carapace is flat, the ID cannot be the keeled box turtle, Cuora mouhotii, as I had previously speculated. More likely, it is cast from a specimen of the Ryukyu black-breasted leaf turtle, Geoemyda japonica. I could be wrong - again.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stargatedalek on October 30, 2016, 02:54:52 PM
That's the same ID I ended up going with, haven't repainted mine yet so any conflicting ID's appreciated.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on October 30, 2016, 05:08:17 PM
That's the same ID I ended up going with, haven't repainted mine yet so any conflicting ID's appreciated.

Nice to see the ID seconded. Thanks, stargatedalek.  :)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Rossano on November 01, 2016, 12:10:15 AM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/jd8ASmpDZYtjZVyqJWHjTYLx8k2KXenPJNIl8J_peu7Q5VaXyqJNln08OD0PsgW-vVsj_rtzk380nohx2TB3KEb7G9_Iav9FKPUQTU-TVBj4i6vTSlXGRq4lOHeTZ7m27I0xugfVH_MMM7GVMO6sT-u7Kg_cUDx6HBrOlHIrogqb__Kfcw5tnsij0DZBMZxHL3hbeD9-MJJTfy-Vgp3s0P-gSVrSFfeg-yjQS9gllC-3WhlXUebrAyJi5eRXRlGVYi9E92RnLCeHt9HBBoca2QFBmL18mQWXfoEunk1nYg3nwkklmRoWtXVCSTsinLBe1Ar0yZGWPngvLjKpjYoiqNX91CaXeGzXX00WYoJvS0EYG_DGIR58SFaYAt0eAsU10TVaBLOmJLBYffiCpvHgBtLTMF8XyO11uifV3ryPiEOo8NCGtLeIsrPGmMMnB9-YH8YbV9_g-T4Oln7vLhM9L560GQof08UeSHeJiRYjaMfp4dHDSxNB0nPNNSzp2T_or3BrkqvTm8frGuOjJF_75TybYjYLPVWVWWNY9rVaNXWNB5RV29ll9u4KdSlaXnDCmoZFp72obtuQslCCY9QCTaSzqRYxa-EoEGiRrtVJrenNBPCi=w600-h400-no)
AAA notched turtle, length 4.5 in (11.5 cm)

I came across this AAA notched turtle in storage, thinking that I had given it away years ago. Seeing that the carapace is flat, the ID cannot be the keeled box turtle, Cuora mouhotii, as I had previously speculated. More likely, it is cast from a specimen of the Ryukyu black-breasted leaf turtle, Geoemyda japonica. I could be wrong - again.

I just bought my second turtle, Papo's leatherback turtle, after the very obvious but quite nice Galapagos' giant turtle by Schleich, and I have just completed my chart of the whole Testudines taxon, so I am looking around for new models of other groups, like Mata mata (I still don't have any Pleurodira) or Spiny turtle for Geoemydidae and Map turtle for Emidydae and so on, and this thread is very rich of good hints.

I find this AAA model really beatyful, but I can't find the site of the producer to see what other models they have and check out if they are distributed in Italy. Any indication would be really welcome.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on November 01, 2016, 12:22:34 PM

I find this AAA model really beatyful, but I can't find the site of the producer to see what other models they have and check out if they are distributed in Italy. Any indication would be really welcome.

There are several reviews of AAA turtles on  this forum  (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?board=30.0) if you look through the list and select the turtle subjects:

Toy Animal.Info (http://toyanimal.info//index.php?title=AAA_Reptiles) also lists AAA turtles using links to images:

STS  (http://sts-forum.forumieren.de/f12-aaa) covers pretty much the same figures, and you need to log in to see the images.

The IDs marked on the figures are not always accurate. I buy many figures on eBay. Overseas shipping to Italy might be expensive. Perhaps one of our European members could advise you about a seller.

Japanese figures are available through forum member Brett, bmknj17. Postage costs might still be a concern.
Happy hunting!  :)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stargatedalek on November 05, 2016, 03:32:32 PM
I have quite a few AAA that are missing from that list, but unfortunately no more turtles.

Also, I'm not an editor on Toy Animal.info so someone who is may want to note the iguanas they have are actually mislabeled water dragons.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: AcroSauroTaurus on December 12, 2016, 08:13:09 AM
My Turtles/Tortoises
(http://img02.deviantart.net/58cf/i/2016/347/0/9/chelonids_of_my_collection_by_acrosaurotaurus-darh4tw.jpg)

Figures:
Schleich Galapagos Giant Tortoise
 I don't know the companies for the other four:
Rubber Tortoise with hard plastic shell
Generic China Turtle
China Proganochelid
China Sea Turtle
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on December 12, 2016, 01:16:20 PM
AcroSauroTaurus, you showed a Proganochelid.
When you get the time, please post a close up that shows if the neck and tail have spikes.
As help to search for this figure, is it part of a set? Thanks.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stargatedalek on December 12, 2016, 05:00:17 PM
AcroSauroTaurus, you showed a Proganochelid.
When you get the time, please post a close up that shows if the neck and tail have spikes.
As help to search for this figure, is it part of a set? Thanks.
I have a few of them, and sorry to burst your collective bubble but I'm fairly certain they're generic snapping turtles, they came with other modern turtles.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on December 12, 2016, 07:01:32 PM
Thanks stargatedalek.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HjN6Tz82PXXlKA7DZEu0A3SIYScezEnLuhiDnFEPmQ42Hvp8DLxzCINPRmdR5KOfsjCN_Xo1-q7Bp8P7Yqna3sO-JqE44XWm3DpoyaPnVWQH1EG6TM9x1ofPqc-XuNDw3vUdaykjxfxui1StQbxcxCqeqWZkQRy9oeT2_XIvK0h2f7uMiq9qMGQQ7PvqCqcvGyrfJhbx4_Vgd7CfXG1-PBspVoPYgYo7lV-cW9dBz4NrFaPYtJFFcJuepRHPV5T7Xe4idE8ZvJIcNQgZCNQhpLAfIall_yjlOk8QhKBLIc80oXGxFKyK_5lvFNdVAogMTA3Lso2SwjWcRJ3KuNAKtlP8MuoeWUCZGepQZD5rPVnjYXlWCuT-NeXK-TZUl9poIMbvwV21x2ViYbJOTyFPY9ccl0IaKNpZJoyWhWwNrAHRbmf_xDOiKXwFagkxFl5kgoC8sYmiS_jB7EV0WN6kJHuXpt4JYak7mGxw6DYhHUaRWgW6Aoq2Aie2o_IS_b5mFE9CmddIWOT_JUDdJkA80GoPkbcsw_pJn1YAwOF8I8gdAYUd1HM7JPN7zxPtHwQ8b62MedCM60lgGoFI3C9lanMMuy3j_GLLtUbAObDM2Myx9yesNsuAfN_RmK9kpu2ecQ28zGQpgWEBgaLzMzXAsdgZIrCyocFLSx6aO4CATg=w600-h531-no)
Snapping turtle (Wild Republic) customized to resemble Chinlechelys.

The figure was part of the
Dinosaur Toy Forum diorama contest entered in 2012,  Ambush at Ghost Ranch  (http://dinotoyblog.com/dioramas2012/large/diorama8.jpg).

Also featured on the Dinosaur Collector site, Late Triassic  Norian Age  (http://www.dinosaurcollectorsitea.com/norian.html)

Available on  eBay  (http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-12-pack-of-Hard-Plastic-Toy-Turtles-1-each-Assorted-Types-Colors-/161797356702?hash=item25abdfbc9e:g:g3gAAOSw3ydV0hUq) in a set of 12.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: AcroSauroTaurus on December 13, 2016, 12:17:17 AM
AcroSauroTaurus, you showed a Proganochelid.
When you get the time, please post a close up that shows if the neck and tail have spikes.
As help to search for this figure, is it part of a set? Thanks.

It has some small spikes on the tail, and the feet look more tortoise-like, so I assumed it was some sort of primitive chelonid. And I just picked it out in a toy box at the doctor's office when I was younger, so I don't know its origins.

AcroSauroTaurus, you showed a Proganochelid.
When you get the time, please post a close up that shows if the neck and tail have spikes.
As help to search for this figure, is it part of a set? Thanks.
I have a few of them, and sorry to burst your collective bubble but I'm fairly certain they're generic snapping turtles, they came with other modern turtles.

Doesn't really look like a Snapping Turtle, has the wrong head, hands, and feet. Which is why I thought it was a Proganochelid. Perhaps a young individual that doesn't have fully formed spikes yet?
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stargatedalek on December 19, 2016, 10:05:49 PM
In more detailed response to brontodocus here to keep the threads on-point.
http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1972.0

I ran the scale and the hatchlings are roughly 1:4.5, if not slightly larger. The largest green sea turtle adult had a carapace length of 153cm, which makes this one in about 1:9 for a hypermature adult, closer to 1:7 for an average adult.

It would be easier to tell if her hands were more visible, but both of them next to a 1:9 scale human (Uzuki is 159cm tall [thank you [email protected] wiki for your frighteningly accurate measurements]) really shows how large the eggs really are relative to the adult.
(http://pre05.deviantart.net/44a3/th/pre/i/2016/354/0/0/grren_sea_turtle_scale_test_by_michell_vall-dasa4dl.jpg)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: Jetoar on December 23, 2016, 11:18:41 PM
As I say in another post, it is a really good figure  ^-^.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: akitalover on March 15, 2017, 04:41:59 AM
They are way too cool, check out this video from facebook

https://web.facebook.com/uniladmag/videos/2657513017605074/
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: BlueKrono on March 15, 2017, 02:38:25 PM
They are way too cool, check out this video from facebook

https://web.facebook.com/uniladmag/videos/2657513017605074/

"Dad? The tortoise eat shoe. I think they like."
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: widukind on March 22, 2017, 01:42:03 PM
(http://i97.servimg.com/u/f97/16/10/21/19/dscf2137.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/view/16102119/5016)

(http://i97.servimg.com/u/f97/16/10/21/19/dscf2138.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/view/16102119/5017)

(http://i97.servimg.com/u/f97/16/10/21/19/dscf2139.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/view/16102119/5018)

right side are (Wing Mau):
Geochelone carbonaria, Manourria impressa, Geochelone radiata, Geochelone sulcata, Chelydra serpentine, Chrysemys picta dorsalis, Malacochersus tornieri

(https://i37.servimg.com/u/f37/16/10/21/19/dscf2051.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/16102119/5150)

(https://i58.servimg.com/u/f58/16/10/21/19/sam_1131.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/16102119/5289)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on August 08, 2017, 09:33:19 PM
Colorata Sea Turtles, Endangered Species

Two volumes, each packed in a plastic box, each with 4 species of adults and matching hatchlings (2005).

Volume I

Ventral of adults is marked with the common name and a code using volume # - item # followed by A. Adults fit on a base. Size is slightly larger than Kaiyodo or Yujin.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/0DtXvUaRrHJvFT1tFnCnPWc3QE1Wt2uzPZ-tCUNXXhiOfoWkwMqt3g6c-yvzCzHOL7OL1_XhjoQQTeLata0pEVvhfYGw7jNfBr5Tr5Qr6ADg71y5kZw4WxMOk2i5iOwyWwYS2HosjICJ2jsFPuQheBXuNvJ1RkqQsLNfkfNDDIZLx0UCkPbJx1p2foUQBu9I7dGqXqY3Fh0TurUs9saWteaujHBzkgpJLU4hJr2ai6qAaCTS67l9QkUFs8MceDTX29bvtN07MW79dUexh3GsFVldQo25U19FegkMkWVU3sgp2Tr-psVLwRaIDzOtl7iB1Qu-j5oscxuLYcWrVsZzQQAEG8UcncLUIG5156VJ-haUgDJ4NzSTEZt9HXMd2fHQ170pOPSRLhARoKN-ArzZHzpcqyvjwlv9alI9KV0nsy1Hr-394Kjdn2QDRp5QJqK4m1uUHN1mzeCncwX5z-sZI-jfQL_zX1v3MdKvmuzaWBiC9VVj_BgvTJXjRsWIOL12zrOP4TxL4oL-_De_ZTpR9CzRnUPFKFBjdmV8EixFS6R3Gsz-jkXuTa-0O5VS5z9A1P1pFjsS9d_zrxkpM_ZoQvPk87YDQaiIf8YcTT0mgFlPNsLP63iYroGDMBOMgNrgE0zG-I8bAh4jHyJ0tIjcq5RxkZOm1a9vXTaVKAqelvrMhg=w700-h467-no)
Upper row (l to r): I - 1A Leatherback, I - 3A Hawksbill
Lower row (l to r): I - 4A Kemp's ridley, I - 2A Green

Ventral of hatchlings has a similar code to the adults, with B for hatchling; name not marked. No base for hatchlings. Length is generally less than 1.5 in. or 3.5 cm.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/qpGjT6QFnP4dBV_evkwS2tFpVkcXLoTeZi48h72eYl3y8DpnYMFBWAq8yp-1g7-B8Q1k17AZEpbIFyRKxcgHkC_MvJYNYe0F4I1cOahwU0Ks17Q575qS78x1uWdj_MKt_R4s6dXF7sRz2MSYIWWjXl-49hq7dymFZFkve0QV36ROmCmLGm57Tk8yfcjeEezVKbnZWtJBC7fTHkkIVj9Hc3Tix_bzheIVmUqpcbCM3UzLGCWxNxBuMAZupC0TqNaFTfSt6UqXLv3xAOpW7MN-67eNQY8RVWFNZ8wf9p9YaV7s8xl4nzmk6LE2WqCLvKFeHSjLyjaCkYILoCVo2_ubMwyH3uQsOV-ZYDQutUCgt10aLKa9EELoucxxcoPHerqvegmPRSjzLr2oHv14YmOf5oCX2juFhoJ1LbCdPA9fJ8nyhAhqqQmY5OWpSl1JJBMmOsMXeY_66JtE5lrgBuJ50nKrmEZqSN1OZTWEkaqBfahYkyAZmTh1J5HnekLBJp80xRvNKy2J_0xu14tjU0jvSMJSqclVZvvLEF3cEMX4JtGEd2kXaXTkpLlcR8iEdXzX_B32jl55_ds3niXXn0kedoITjE8_NvTqBAVdpggfc8585kCy0Yr5FORDmD4FhotI8R272x1Vjtijb6CtwDwGdQp6-Hu4-3KidxWsEF2C5m7dSw=w700-h198-no)
I - 1B Leatherback, Dermochelys coriacea
I - 2B Green, Chelonia mydas
I - 3B Hawksbill, Eretmochelys imbricata
I - 4B Kemp's ridley, Lepidochelys kempii

Volume II

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/dUNCtmo9_foCwa17hJihBrS9tAsgoMJfj60QxJCiM9dwUZwWP4V3VP_Q1saT_rgyw0LxPPOxYG_IdLYULEtXLvzLgz5TY_Zi23oaRy2qHz94ZGlMr4si0mcYPHcVAaEWUSqlk-4PG2dRjuh53rq5Pwa5iyH4bAbPyV0sp80PKR1pF6p4cBmcYsB8g9LZCqtZ4MI5Rp7PMO3aCfY_BP0EAWABLT1I9Sq3a4fcryRzccPY4MpE3phrx9wW_o3sV0fOgxlOmHtPJT2IpUxMPMESlClU247STYi8pUZ_ziu73l2N6k0v8NsEAIA2VSbt_ryFb2zj5cFrhA1IZSdkjstzOvqcN-qo7n14GX3Wu2Gi3cup_mfIDziOWJblmDYtojHyP8CFMqai1Eq6LGDpNNsSWHrfc2ZsqVyybGOnU1gm0PAzjwsNYGFSNYj8nUtKw2dkDOFhcRBCXmhFLFs9G_U2SXZ21Yyr1ZsCSG_wNSF67mVRSTdRwwXAnLSmMTbJNy0bYdaSYlfUaMlhublewJrMhCrmMEfkHeVN7PUpt53QoebZaQz49T7Fn_nHcnnAS6i5tZBAal1Dfr129VWWl6cE4HS0eMaYA_zPGchPfvMBNf8-6LWiDce5Aa1d4W3-goxYoYeVOSEHHqjXKELtUPgn9xWLx0JKcPIh6GfirGbLf9Qjfw=w700-h467-no)
Upper row (l to r): II - 6A Galapagos (previously Black), II - 5A Loggerhead
Lower row (l to r): II -7A Flatback, II -8A Olive ridley

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/RV2MdQ__ZP0sj6dt9FyzzGwCUFcPIpQIiunOGHE_T77xq4RmU_Ly4OcgwAeuUPUXrHkM5lk6TdQ1baAf5PUJ4B996mlJ3M5gIywuk-Eulba2ntXjkuLjLu9JueVi6C6jeMm5e7NeroqBRsQVNouNGAS2qcdUOUpiWBKL0WW28O_XZTBKsLSCshbGSJaWz6WR5nO6kyUSTHhMznb32J0mvjwiToHS0dLbVMF4pVh1NtguqpykzIAjqFXo6SVUe8J9-UPW0DmSNYDnIeBwjZ7cZijF5rk7YM6LKOUnlfZiThbxJ_jJBmyo6wNWvxnAnBgxlNgq8jw1LWnF7eqrtVjiemfkHriP_GCK_WNBdrkFwqBFuRqgWOhN5_Z88paFBl3c0j6onnzT2W1Tkefdf28ohHvGsr_VFbU4HD3c21vVTb5Xv30eKj1apQQ_I4mL4OrqIzWNLkb2hOGALBbjr4BG9zcAMb1_45Voh7gfENaP8pYk2IrWEdeBgJbB4XDLutfS7MZGWPxrSXtntHR2SQzoyHsF7DLHxqnHMHQhh7T0CSrogwfl3NlfwDccSJYvfdbxVNqWiIFqQ96U2jBfF6v7_LjN2JLDL-PZmlg-YaHOv6k7CwPu_vQW3aQztBWr6Od9PwypKAQh0ZWoeVb_M72sO0e_ybOYBOu68YNDcY_MwNMWOg=w700-h198-no)
II - 5B Loggerhead, Carettta caretta
II - 6B Galapagos green turtle (previously Black sea turtle), Chelonia agassizii
II - 7B Flatback, Nator depressus
II - 8B Olive ridley, Lepidochelys olivacea


Colorata also sold a box of the adult sea turtles without the hatchlings. See reply #16 (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=47.msg323#msg323) by postsaurischian on this thread.

Edit: Chelonia agassizii is listed as a full species by Wikipedia, but the scientific community identifies the Galapagos sea turtles and all other populations of green sea turtles by the name Chelonia mydas. http://www.seaturtle.org/mtn/archives/mtn72/mtn72p2b.shtml (http://www.seaturtle.org/mtn/archives/mtn72/mtn72p2b.shtml)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: sauroid on August 09, 2017, 07:49:39 AM
are these sets rare now? i have volume one complete boxed set.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on August 09, 2017, 11:36:56 AM
are these sets rare now? i have volume one complete boxed set.

Yes, sauroid, these sets are rare. I bought mine through Brett, member brettnj. I recommend that you send him a message to put in a request. Good luck.  :)
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: postsaurischian on August 11, 2017, 10:44:37 PM
  :D Beautiful Colorata turtles!


Colorata also sold a box of the adult sea turtles without the hatchlings. See reply #16 (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=47.msg323#msg323) by postsaurischian on this thread.


This link coerced me into re-uploading my pics in this thread ;D .... which I did.

 .... still a lot is missing :'(.
Title: Re: Turtles
Post by: stemturtle on August 11, 2017, 11:00:48 PM
  :D Beautiful Colorata turtles!


Colorata also sold a box of the adult sea turtles without the hatchlings. See reply #16 (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=47.msg323#msg323) by postsaurischian on this thread.


This link coerced me into re-uploading my pics in this thread ;D .... which I did.

 .... still a lot is missing :'(.

Thanks, postsaurischian. Great to see your beautiful photos reloaded.  :)