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So today I received my bullyland orca in the mail. He is one of the last mainstream (Amazon-acquirable) orcas on my list. Now I only have the Papo and Phil Seltzer orca to go!



The orca came with the tag wrapped neatly around his pectorals and behind them as well. The tag contains some info about orcas, nothing too detailed but would definitely be good for a child looking to learn about them.



Hereís the little info packet. It is printed in German on the left and English on the right.


Hereís a comparison of the stock photo versus the actual figure itself. As you can see, there are some differences between the photo and the result- but just like with anything, that should be expected.



Hereís the length in inches facing both ways. It is around 6 inches.



Here is a closeup of his saddle patch. If you know me online or irl, you probably know that I am a big fan of extended saddle patches, which made me happy to see an orca figure with such a unique saddle!




Here are his eyepatches and head. The eyepatches are asymmetrical, as to be expected in most figures and in real life. But I feel as though his are far too asymmetrical, as none of them look remotely like the other. However, it can be excusable as orcas with severely asymmetrical eyepatches have been recorded.
His teeth are sharp and pointy and individually sculpted, painted a light bone color. His tongue is bright pink, really too bright to be realistic. However, it is 3d, which is preferred. Itís mouth roof is base black and has no detail- a little disappointing.


His ventral stripe is relatively accurate! The only problems I have are with the Ďbeamsí (I donít know the actual name of them, but theyíre the markings that branch out to the side) and the lack of the spot. The beams are squished and small, when in reality they are large and branch out to the sides. His are visible from the sides, but they are small and squished.


However, my biggest qualms are about the material.







When submerged in water, the material forms these grey spots, almost like bubbles underneath the initial coating. They do disappear after a while, but it does temporarily give them the appearance of shedding their skin.



Another qualm is about the fin. Like the Schleich orca, when the dorsal is bent, it forms wrinkles. But unlike the Schleich, the crinkles are small and numerous and very rough; also unlike the Schleich, its dorsal crinkled from only slightly being pushed- the Schleichís becomes crinkly after a full bend.
I am hoping it wears off soon as it is rather off-putting and bothersome.


General Review:

The Bullyland orca is an adorable figure but like the Schleich figure, has an overly massive head and a disproportionate dorsal fin. Itís flukes are also too large and too broad, a problem that is common in orca figures. The pectorals are large but like with nearly all orca figures, lack the details they should.
However, it does have upsides. I do really like the eyepatches- they are unique, yet simple. The pose is also great and portrays action- it almost looks like itís changing direction to catch fish or the sort! The saddle patch is also beautiful and a very unique pattern I have not seen in a figure before. The ventral markings are accurate and are only lacking the spot. It is also a very buoyant toy! It can fly through the water Betty fast if you aim right enough.

Overall, Iíll rate him a 7/10! He is a very cute figure and will definitely be added to my collection! :D

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Sorry if this is in the wrong section, please correct me if it is!

But recently, I've been browsing toyanimal.info for animal figures and I've come across some species of dolphins I've never seen before in figure form made by Play Visions. Like the Commerson's dolphin, finless porpoise, boto, and the like. I've also spotted another company, K&M, which made some spotted dolphin figures. I'm also searching for the vaquita figure from Yowies. I have also seen that Lontic/Nayab has made a figure of my favorite animal ever, the strap-toothed beaked whale; the figure is the only one of its kind in existence. I also spotted an orca by Happy Kin Toys, but it seems they don't sell to individuals- just companies only. :(
If y'all have any info on these beauties, please let me know!

Thanks!

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General / Where to get Happy Kin toys?
« on: August 25, 2017, 09:59:40 PM »
Hello everyone!
I recently came across a manufacturer that made a beautiful orca toy called Happy Kin. They have a site up, however it is very uninformative and seems they only ship to companies and not individual collectors :(
Is there a way for an individual to get the toys?
Here's the link to the set in question:
http://www.hktdc.com/suppliers-products/Sea-Animal-Series/en/1X0519QJ/1733782/

Thank you!

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Animal toys (general) / Rubber blue ringed octopus?
« on: March 22, 2017, 08:51:08 PM »
Hey there!
Newbie here!
I'm having trouble finding this BRO (blue ringed octopus) rubber toy. Think the ones you find in the toy isle at Kroger or at dollar stores. I remember finding it in my childhood, but whenever I search online for it I can't seem to find it.
It is very stretchy, and made of rubber. It is roughly the size of a real one, maybe the size of two hands together. I saw it at a CVS or a Walgreens, but idk if that helps any.
Help please?

Thank you,
Borris

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New Members / Hello everyone!
« on: March 22, 2017, 08:42:05 PM »
Hello everyone!
My name is Wolflover224, but y'all can call me Borris or Gainwť!!
I'm a collector of orca figures and would like to share my experiences here! I may not be as active on here, but you can contact me either here or by going to my main Instagram @tikithetherian !
My orca figure blog is @MarineWorld_official and my art blog is @the_sketchy_orca !
Hope to meet more people!

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