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bmathison1972

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Little Critterz
« on: January 04, 2017, 12:59:07 AM »
Little Critterz is a line of small porcelain figures representing a large variety of species. I have been waffling on whether or not I wanted to get into these, but after getting the Franklin Mint butterflies, I decided to go for it.

The figures are small and come attached to a paper card measuring about 40 mm (1.5 inches square), to give you a size of the figure. They come with a common name and an anthropomorphized name (the latter of which, of course I am ignoring LOL).

To see much of their collection, please visit: http://www.littlecritterz.com/Little-Critterz/. Their 'Northern Rose' line features slightly more realistic figurines not on cards (http://www.littlecritterz.com/Northern-Rose/). There is something there for everyone! Be sure to check out their Retired figures as well (http://www.littlecritterz.com/Retired/)

Of course mine will all be arthropods. Here are my first 6 (I have some crustaceans coming from another dealer); Latin names are my choosing:

1. tarantula (apparently Brachypelma smithi):



2. lady beetle on forget-me-not flowers (there is another lady beetle figure in the collection, but it's on a daisy):



3. monarch (Danaus plexippus):



4. bumblebee (Bombus sp.); it's 'name' is Magnolia, and it appears to be sitting on a Magnolia flower!!!



5. morpho butterfly (Morpho sp.). This might be my favorite; the detail on the underside of the wings is great for such a small figurine.



6. scorpion:



There are a few more insects, and as I said I have 6 crustaceans coming as well. I'll post them when I get them.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2017, 12:54:51 AM by bmathison1972 »



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Re: Little Critterz
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2017, 04:17:06 AM »
These look very neat!
I will Definetly be picking some of these up!
Also thanks for sharing, because I would probably never know about this line myself.
 :) ^-^ :D

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Re: Little Critterz
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2017, 04:30:14 AM »
The ladybug looks like it's drowning, teehee.
I like turtles.

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Re: Little Critterz
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2017, 06:50:20 PM »
Some figures from their 'Northern Rose' collection (http://www.littlecritterz.com/Northern-Rose/). These are larger, and more detailed than the main Little Critterz line (some size info given below to see how they relate to the standard line, which sit on 40 mm square cards).
Adding porcelain figurines to a collection could bulk it up nicely, luckily arthropods are not as well-represented in this medium either (well, not as well as other taxa...) :)

Scientific names are of my assigning.

1. blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) on an oyster shell (oyster shell max. length 75 mm). They also offer a blue crab not on an oyster shell.



2. monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) on a flower cluster (wingspan 78 mm). Another great example of this ever popular species. The antennae are a soft wire.



3. hermit crab, gen. sp. (claw to apex of shell 70 mm). I never turn down a good hermit crab figure; have always had a fondness for them.



4. dragonfly, gen. sp. on a pink water lily (wingspan 65 mm). Not sure I can ID it further; appears to be a skimmer in the family Libellulidae.



5. lady beetle, gen. sp. on a flower (flower diameter 50 mm). If that central macula was anteriorly-located, this would be a good representative of Coccinella septempunctata :)


« Last Edit: July 11, 2017, 12:56:22 AM by bmathison1972 »

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Re: Little Critterz
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2017, 12:38:06 AM »
I have the Tylosaurus in this series. :)



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Re: Little Critterz
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2017, 01:52:19 AM »
I have the Tylosaurus in this series. :)

Nice! :)

They even have a prehistoric fish!  :o
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Re: Little Critterz
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2017, 02:19:20 AM »
I have the Tylosaurus in this series. :)

Nice! :)

They even have a prehistoric fish!  :o

I've seen it--a Xiphactinus! I should probably pick it up at some point...!

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Re: Little Critterz
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2017, 02:06:05 AM »
The Little Critterz Line crustaceans:

1. lobster (RETIRED version)
2. lobster (current version--looks cooked uggh)
3. fiddler crab
4. blue crab
5. hermit crab
6. Alaskan king crab
7. dungeness crab

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Re: Little Critterz
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2017, 12:56:52 AM »
I have re-uploaded these images to Postimage.