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Yes, really nice also the sticking out shell parts!

Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« on: June 20, 2018, 02:39:00 PM »
Very nice. I ordered mine through Brett so I probably won't get them for a short while. No new species but I'm excited to get species from a new company.

They look better than I aspected, especialy the dorsal side!

Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« on: June 20, 2018, 01:16:37 PM »
Congratulations, great sets. 5 per set!? Where from?

Available on Amazon Japan and Yahoo Shopping. For 650 Yen (not including shipping and proxy service fee of course). Quess it will turn up on auction sites later.

Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« on: June 20, 2018, 01:05:22 PM »
This came in today. Two sets of beetles (Dynastinae and Lucanidae).

Their are made by Acces toys (which was an unknown manufacturer to me before) and were released this month (june 2018)
The boxes have a wrong translation, saying there are twelve beetles in it. While clearly seven per set are there.

The Lucanidae set, which I like most, contains: Prosopocoilus giraffa keisukei, Dorcus titanus palawanicus, Cyclomatus elaphus, Dorcus hopei binodulosus, Phalacrognathus muelleri, Allotopus rosenbergii.
Nothing new species in toy form here.

The Dynastidae set contains: Dynastes hercules hercules, Dynastes hercules lichyi (blue type), Chalcosoma caucasus chiron, Trypoxylus dichotomus, Dynastes granti, Eupatorus gracilicornis Megasoma elephas.
So no new species known in toy form here also. The Dynastes hercules species have different molds, that's nice!

The figurines are pretty good, the ventral side is left plain black but also nicely detailed, the paintjob is fairly realistic. So nice figurines considering the price of about 5 Euro per set!
Might snatch up an extra Lucanidae set to repaint.  8) I am centainly going to lose the weird bright red eyes (which remind of the early sega sets)  ;)

Some pic's:

It looks amazing! What an amazing job you did.

And now we know the origin of your avatar. :D

Thanks! ^-^

New Members / Re: Hello from Cumbria
« on: June 11, 2018, 11:31:47 PM »
Hello Harriet, nice to see you here!

Forum business / Re: Forum changes
« on: June 11, 2018, 11:29:01 PM »
Nice work, thanks!!

Classifieds / Re: New on Ebay
« on: May 31, 2018, 10:28:04 PM »
I think it is made by manufacturer Tomy Takara or Epoch.

New for 2018 / Re: Kaiyodo - New for 2018
« on: May 30, 2018, 10:41:36 AM »
The detail looks very good in these ones!

Bullyland / Re: Rhinoceros Beetle (Bullyland)
« on: May 27, 2018, 04:07:53 PM »
To bad I never saw them for sale over here. Even though being next to germany ;-)

Bullyland / Re: Rhinoceros Beetle (Bullyland)
« on: May 27, 2018, 10:00:16 AM »
I must agree with Isidro. The body proportions look indeed more like coprines, So do the colours. And O. nasicornis has no toothed cephalic horn.

Collections / Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« on: May 21, 2018, 01:03:00 PM »
Number 29 and 33 LOL ;D

Collections / Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« on: May 19, 2018, 06:44:14 PM »
Having multiple kinds of same species is not my type of collecting, but the effect is amazing!

They do make colour variants and even subspecies.  ^-^

Collections / Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« on: May 19, 2018, 06:37:21 PM »
Should I be proud or ashamed to say... I have even more of D.Hercules  :o ;D LOL

Speaking of D. Hercules. I found out that this years TAKARA Tomy gray D. hercules is the same as the one they released years ago in a set containing ten(!!) The none beetle in the set was the Asian hornet then.

New Members / Re: New member from Spain
« on: May 14, 2018, 06:59:33 PM »
I looked carefully at each item for sale in the link. I will try to get any of the next:
I ordered a lot of 4D-Master beetles by this seller, The seller gives discount on bigger orders I Believe.

New Members / Re: New member from Spain
« on: May 14, 2018, 09:01:19 AM »
Hi, welcome to the forum!!

This Ebay seller:  Has some collecta for a fair price and shipping. I bought a lot of stuff there in the past.

Games / Re: Name that critter
« on: May 13, 2018, 05:03:53 PM »
Wild island canary (Serinus canaria)?

No, but you're definitely looking in the right direction (i.e. the animal in the picture is an island species)  :)

I should stick to beetles  :D
I have experience with badgers though. Worked for years as volunteer with badgers  :)

Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« on: May 11, 2018, 12:40:56 PM »
hey Marcel

That firefly is awesome! I definitely need that set too!

The scaraebaeoids marked 'NAT' are by Nihon Auto Toy. I think I have an Allotopus by them, plus other arthropods (crabs, giant isopods, etc.)

I have a lot of neat stuff coming in upcoming days so I will be doing several walkaround and set reviews!

do you have a pic of the alotopus? The fireflies are really hard to find I will post a pic of the box tomorrow.

Collections / Re: Recent acquisitions
« on: May 10, 2018, 12:47:09 PM »
I have acquired a pretty bunch of insect figurines last year, mainly focussing on completing some insect series. 

On Yahoo auctions  not much news turns up. I quess this is also because of competition by the 'Mercari App' Japan were still a lot of beetle toys are for sale, but not easy to purchase via proxy services like Buyee. And I have most of the series I really like complete. Leaving some Sega mushiking intermidiate size ones, some Play Visions insects and other miscellaneous stuff on the wishlist.

Some figurines I acquired last weeks.

The 2 full sets of Epoch beetles (2x6). I will do a walkthrough/overview on Epoch's entire beetle output soon.

Coming with these bases.

Than a firefly from a series of 5: Pyrocoelia fumosa (nr. 3 of the series) In the base fits a battery to light a little led between the leafes, so that it looks like the glowing abdomen parts.
In this series: 1) Rhagophtbalmus obbai, 2) Luciola owadai, 3) Pyrocoelia fumosa, 4) Luciola cruciata and 5) Luciola Yayeyamana. Most of them unique species in figurine form.
I have seldomly seen these. They come with a information card. The bases are all different, depicting a habitat detail for the species.

Than an other series I did not know. The usual species for Japanese beetle toy makers, but I really like them! They look good as well. A wee bit bulky. The paint on the Lucanus maculifemoratus reminds me of the Kaiyodo Capsule Q stag beetles set. Along these four I know are at least two others; Dorcus binodulosus and Chalcosoma caucasus.

If anyone knows more on these let me know please!!

Copyright mark and  'NAT'.

Detail D. hercules

And some Sega Mushiking intermediate ones. These are mostly a little bit bigger than the Sega small Mushiking series (overview follows). The paintjob is more realistic and the sculpt to. But that counts in many cases only for the dorsal and lateral view. The ventral side is sometimes even less detailed than that of the small series' figurines.

Eupatorus siamensis.

Cyclomatus metallifer

Games / Re: Name that critter
« on: May 10, 2018, 11:43:47 AM »
Wild island canary (Serinus canaria)?

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