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Blaine's Bugs
« on: November 02, 2014, 10:40:12 PM »
Alright, I've started taking pics of my displayed collection. Excuse the quality; I am using a camera phone.

On these shelves are primarily name brands: Safari, Bullyland, CollectA, K&M Wild Republic, AAA, ROM, 4D FameMaster, Cadbury Yowies, Kinto Favorite, as well as the Japanese gashapon-style figures (Kaiyodo, Furuta, Colorata, Yujin, Takara TOMY, Bandai, Rement, Sabuardo, etc.), and others that escape me at the moment. It does not have small PlayVisions figures, nor 'chinabugs' (with some exceptions of odd/weird groups).

I will add more as I take the pics. For starters here are the non-Insecta.

First, lopopods, onychophorans, and extinct arthropod taxa (trilobites, eurypterids, etc):



Next, xiphosurans and scorpions:



more scorpions and some Kaiyodo pseudoscorpions:



Some spiders (primarily megalomorphs):



other spiders:



here are the non-decapod crustaceans (plus some extinct decapods)



some decapods:



more decapods:



more decapods (getting into the 'true' crabs):



more crabs:



myriapods and tardigrades:



next up, the actual insects :)



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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2014, 11:07:23 PM »
Here we start the insects. Here you will also start to see life cycles by Insect Lore and Tedco Toys.

First, some odonates and related:



more odonates:



mantids:



grasshoppers (Orthoptera, proper):



misc orders (cockroaches, fleas, stick and leaf insects, neuropteroids), plus the start of Hemiptera:



more Hemiptera, incl. the cicadas:



Diptera and the start of Hymenoptera:



remainder of Hymenoptera:



that's all for tonight, folks. Next up, the beetles (Coleoptera)...and there will be a lot of them...

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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2014, 04:50:44 AM »
I am so glad you posted this. Isn't that big lobster thing a little scary?

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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2014, 12:15:59 AM »
I am so glad you posted this. Isn't that big lobster thing a little scary?

I think it's the AAA mantis shrimp, which is a little too big for my collection. However, this means that I need--NEED--the Yujin one.

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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2014, 04:50:38 AM »
How big is the tiger centipede? 



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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2014, 09:06:50 AM »
Stupendous! :) Your collection keeps growing and although I'd say I have many arthropod figures, too, there are still many in any of your photos which I don't have. I think I haven't seen a dragonfly life cycle set before. :o

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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2014, 02:35:58 PM »
1) Sean and Hercules Beetle: yes the big one is by AAA

2) Hercules Beetle, if by 'tiger centipede' you mean the big one in the back, it's by Safari LTD as part of their retired Smithsonian Collection.

3) Andre, the dragonfly life cycle is by Tedco Toys. Most of their life cycles are nice. The only disappointing one is their butterfly LC, which has the larva of a papilionid but the adult looks like a monarch  :o

I will try to take and post the beetles before the end of the week. There will be about 7 images to capture all the coleopterans :)

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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2014, 02:37:31 PM »
1) Sean and Hercules Beetle: yes the big one is by AAA

2) Hercules Beetle, if by 'tiger centipede' you mean the big one in the back, it's by Safari LTD as part of their retired Smithsonian Collection. I am at work and don't have it handy but it's about a foot. it's pretty big

3) Andre, the dragonfly life cycle is by Tedco Toys. Most of their life cycles are nice. The only disappointing one is their butterfly LC, which has the larva of a papilionid but the adult looks like a monarch  :o

I will try to take and post the beetles before the end of the week. There will be about 7 images to capture all the coleopterans :)

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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2014, 11:59:50 PM »
Here are the beetles. Again, sorry for the quality; combination lighting and angle of the shelves. Anyway, the vast majority of beetles are lucanids and dynastines by the Japanese gashapon makers.

First, some non-scarabaeoids (cerambycids, curculionids, meloids, carabids, dytiscids):



More non-scarabaeoids (coccinellids, lampyrids, tenebrionids, buprestids):



The first of the lucanids:



more lucanids:



the last of the lucanids and start of scarabaeids:



more scarabaeids (dynastines):



the remainder of the dynastines:



last, will be the Lepidoptera...

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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2014, 04:31:11 AM »
Unbelievable,  what a collection!!!!!



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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2014, 05:16:22 AM »
I really cant make out what that big blue one in the first beetle picture is.

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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2014, 05:19:16 AM »
Man i want every single one of those stags and rhinos in the last few pictures.

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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2014, 07:03:32 AM »
Phantastic! :) So how many Trypoxylus dichotomus / Allomyrina dichotoma figures are there altogether by now? And - there is actually a figure of a flying Dynastes satanas? :o Reminds me of the Epoch flying beetles.
I really cant make out what that big blue one in the first beetle picture is.
I believe that's the big K&M / Wild Republic Eupholus sp. Blaine had mentioned in this post:)

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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2014, 02:05:36 AM »
So how many Allomyrina dichotoma figures are there altogether by now?

In these images alone there are figures from:

1. CollectA
2. Furuta (Choco Egg Funny Animals)
3. Sabuardo
4. Kabaya (World Insect Series 1)
5. K&M (Wild Republic Insects Bag)
6. Sega (with Bandai)
7. Kitan Club Nature Techni Colour (Nature of Japan)
8. Bandai (dont know name of set)
9. Yujin (Insects of Japan)
10. Colorata (Tropical Rain Forest Rhinoceros Beetles)
11. Rement
12. Takara (?--large Sabuardo-like)

...and I dont even have all of them out there. I do have some 'chinabug' A. dichotoma as well.
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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2014, 11:22:25 PM »
Awesome! 8)

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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2014, 02:04:59 AM »
Your collection is amazing! Where did you get the ladybug on the flower?

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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2014, 03:17:59 AM »
Your collection is amazing! Where did you get the ladybug on the flower?

Thank you!

The ladybug on the flower was part of a set by Furuta (you can see the whole set here: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~CH2M-NITU/sciencee.htm). The ladybug and flower were sold as 'accessories' for the butterfly, but I glued the ladybug to the flower so it's always part of it.

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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2014, 09:56:15 PM »
Your collection is amazing! Where did you get the ladybug on the flower?

Thank you!

The ladybug on the flower was part of a set by Furuta (you can see the whole set here: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~CH2M-NITU/sciencee.htm). The ladybug and flower were sold as 'accessories' for the butterfly, but I glued the ladybug to the flower so it's always part of it.
Thank you!  ^-^

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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2014, 07:48:38 PM »
this collection is so awesome, Blaine! I love every bit of it. only one question stands out; What is the flea mini that looks like a smaller version of the Smithsonian one? what brand or set is that from?

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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2014, 07:51:41 PM »
this collection is so awesome, Blaine! I love every bit of it. only one question stands out; What is the flea mini that looks like a smaller version of the Smithsonian one? what brand or set is that from?
that flea was in a batch a friend gave me so no idea of it's origin, but I think it came from one of these book/tube sets that has about a dozen animals in it. There were a few Smithsonian mimics in the set, including a stag beetle and luna moth that look like miniatures of the Smithsonian insects.