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Going Batty!!!
« on: December 15, 2012, 01:00:56 AM »
This thread is dedicated to those remarkable flying mammals, the bats!
So whether it's a Little Brown Bat or a giant Flying Fox, post 'em here! ;D

Here's my pitiful bat collection: :)



These six bats look like they could have been made by PV, but they're not.  I'd love some help IDing the species! ;)


I bought a whole bunch of these bats at a Halloween store because they looked surprisingly good.  They look a bit like a flying fox and a vampire bat.  I also saw at that store a bat that looked like it was cast from a real specimen (looked like a "brown bat" sp); it was attached to a necklace.  I regret not purchasing it.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2012, 01:01:30 AM by Varanus »



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Re: Going Batty!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2012, 01:46:42 AM »
Cool bats friend  8).
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Re: Going Batty!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2012, 12:02:29 PM »
Oh, I'd overlooked this thread. Good choice of animals!  8)

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Re: Going Batty!!!
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 01:54:05 PM »
I must confess, I've somewhat overlooked it, too. :-\
Identifying bats is really hard, though (at least to species level). The brown one on the left in the first photo is apparently a rhinolophid. :) Some of the others may be identifiable further, too. And they really look like PV. Wasn't there a PV bat set, too?

I have two flying foxes:

Pteropus dasymallus Temminck, 1825; Ryukyu Flying Fox. Furuta Choco Egg Animals of Japan Series 5. Not sure about the scale since I forgot to measure the figure but I believe it should be something between 1:10 - 1:15.


Pteropus giganteus (BrĂ¼nnich, 1782); Indian Flying Fox. Colorata Endangered Animals - Wild Animals Vol. 1. Length 22 mm, wing span 84 mm, scale approx. 1:14 - 1:18. This figure can be attached to the tree of the Orangutan figure from the same set. Together with the Flying Lemur it makes a nice "mini diorama". well, sort of...

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Re: Going Batty!!!
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2012, 06:43:45 PM »
Lovely bats! Congratulations!

I have these two:



Both figures represent the same specie: Pteropus dasymallus - Ryukyu flying fox and both are Kaiyodo :) My fav is the one with tree :D Hope to find more bats to my collection soon :)
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Re: Going Batty!!!
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2012, 06:51:43 PM »
Sooo jealous of that Kaiyodo National Monuments Flying Fox (the one in the tree--I think thats from the "monuments" series, but maybe I'm wrong).  Wonderful picture!

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Re: Going Batty!!!
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2012, 09:19:37 PM »
Sooo jealous of that Kaiyodo National Monuments Flying Fox (the one in the tree--I think thats from the "monuments" series, but maybe I'm wrong).

It is indeed! But the series' correct title is 'Natural Monuments of Japan'. Here is my complete set :).



No.19  Pteropus dasymallus - Ryukyu Flying Fox
« Last Edit: December 19, 2012, 11:23:30 PM by postsaurischian »

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Re: Going Batty!!!
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2012, 07:07:42 AM »
Hmmm, not very many bats in my collection. I know I have a couple from Yowie, need to find those :D

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Re: Going Batty!!!
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2012, 11:34:17 PM »
There aren't a lot of bats out there that I'm aware of (figure-wise, I mean).  I'm new to the hobby so I'm not as aware of a lot of the Japanese brands and such, but I do really wish the Big Companies paid more attention to bat releases.  As it is, I'm only aware of the Incredible Creatures brown bat from Safari (they have a new release for 2013, can't remember which right now), but I'm not over-fond of the way they look.

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Re: Going Batty!!!
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2012, 09:39:15 AM »
I would like that other brands as Schleich will do species of bats  ^-^.
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