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What are your favourite seven 'new for 2014' Kaiyodo animal figures?

Eurasian Harvest Mouse - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 5 (Biwako)
2 (2.4%)
Little Grebe - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 5 (Biwako)
2 (2.4%)
Japanese Treefrog (green or brown) - CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 5 (Biwako)
0 (0%)
Lake Biwa Catfish (normal or leucistic) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 5 (Biwako)
1 (1.2%)
Striped Bitterling male - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 5 (Biwako)
0 (0%)
Striped Bitterling female - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 5 (Biwako)
0 (0%)
Biwa Trout - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 5 (Biwako)
1 (1.2%)
Giant Water Bug - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 5 (Biwako)
3 (3.6%)
Predatory Water Flea - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 5 (Biwako)
4 (4.8%)
Ezo Brown Bear – Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 6 (Hokkaido)
0 (0%)
Sika Deer - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 6 (Hokkaido)
4 (4.8%)
Ezo Red Fox - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 6 (Hokkaido)
2 (2.4%)
Siberian Flying Squirrel - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 6 (Hokkaido)
0 (0%)
Chipmunk - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 6 (Hokkaido)
1 (1.2%)
Least Weasel (winter or summer) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 6 (Hokkaido)
2 (2.4%)
Orca (mouth open) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 6 (Hokkaido)
0 (0%)
Orca (mouth closed) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 6 (Hokkaido)
1 (1.2%)
Iriomote Cat - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 7 (Yaeyama)
3 (3.6%)
Crested Serpent Eagle - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 7 (Yaeyama)
1 (1.2%)
Yellow-margined Box Turtle (hatchling) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 7 (Yaeyama)
2 (2.4%)
Japanese Tree-lizard - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 7 (Yaeyama)
2 (2.4%)
Tiger Shark - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 7 (Yaeyama)
3 (3.6%)
Atlas Moth - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 7 (Yaeyama)
4 (4.8%)
Pillbug Cubaris murina (=iriomotensis) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 7 (Yaeyama)
6 (7.1%)
Rock Ptarmigan (winter or summer) – Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 8 (mountain animals)
0 (0%)
Japanese Serow – Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 8 (mountain animals)
1 (1.2%)
Asian Black Bear – Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 8 (mountain animals)
0 (0%)
Japanese dormouse – Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 8 (mountain animals)
0 (0%)
Hasegawa's Ladybug Coccinella hasegawai – Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 8 (mountain animals)
0 (0%)
Golden Eagle - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 8 (mountain animals)
2 (2.4%)
Strawberry Poison Frog - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Toxic and Dangerous Animals
0 (0%)
Yellow-banded Poison Dart Frog - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Toxic and Dangerous Animals
1 (1.2%)
Chinese Red-headed Scolopender (two colour variants) – Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Toxic and Dangerous Animals
1 (1.2%)
Deathstalker - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Toxic and Dangerous Animals
1 (1.2%)
Mexican Red-kneed Tarantula - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Toxic and Dangerous Animals
0 (0%)
Blue-lined Octopus - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Toxic and Dangerous Animals
3 (3.6%)
Eastern Coral Snake - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Toxic and Dangerous Animals
2 (2.4%)
Daphnia pulex - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Microcosmos
2 (2.4%)
Euglena gracilis - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Microcosmos
0 (0%)
Branchinella kugenumaensis - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Microcosmos
1 (1.2%)
Portunus trituberculatus (Zoea) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Microcosmos
2 (2.4%)
Loligo bleekeri (juvenile) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Microcosmos
0 (0%)
Ural Owl - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Owls
2 (2.4%)
Little Owl - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Owls
1 (1.2%)
Barn Owl - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Owls
5 (6%)
Northern White-faced Scops-owl - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Owls
1 (1.2%)
Snowy Owl - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Owls
2 (2.4%)
Papilio protenor caterpillar - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Caterpillars 2
0 (0%)
Papilio machaon caterpillar - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Caterpillars 2
0 (0%)
Cystidia truncangulata caterpillar - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Caterpillars 2
0 (0%)
Stauropus fagi caterpillar - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Caterpillars 2
2 (2.4%)
Theretra oldenlandiae caterpillar - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Caterpillars 2
0 (0%)
Dorcus hopei binodulosus larva - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Caterpillars 2
1 (1.2%)
Rooster (version A/B) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Farm Animals 1/35
0 (0%)
Chicken (version A/B) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Farm Animals 1/35
0 (0%)
Duck (version A/B) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Farm Animals 1/35
0 (0%)
Horse (version A/B) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Farm Animals 1/35
0 (0%)
Foal (version A/B) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Farm Animals 1/35
0 (0%)
Holstein Cow (version A/B) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Farm Animals 1/35
0 (0%)
Rabbit (version A/B) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Farm Animals 1/35
0 (0%)
Sow with piglets (version A/B) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Farm Animals 1/35
0 (0%)
Ram (version A/B) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Farm Animals 1/35
0 (0%)
Dog (version A/B) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Farm Animals 1/35
0 (0%)
Shamo Rooster (version A/B) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Farm Animals 1/35
0 (0%)
Pig (version A/B) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Farm Animals 1/35
0 (0%)
Goat (version A/B) - Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Farm Animals 1/35
0 (0%)
Coelacanth – Kaiyodo Deep-sea Life
3 (3.6%)
Barreleye – Kaiyodo Deep-sea Life
3 (3.6%)
Gulper Eel – Kaiyodo Deep-sea Life
1 (1.2%)
Giant Isopod – Kaiyodo Deep-sea Life
2 (2.4%)
Giant Squid – Kaiyodo Deep-sea Life
1 (1.2%)
Scaly-foot Gastropod Chrysomallon squamiferum (two variants) – Kaiyodo Deep-sea Life
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 14

Author Topic: Kaiyodo - new for 2014  (Read 15413 times)

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Kaiyodo - new for 2014
« on: March 23, 2014, 01:09:36 AM »
Might as well start a thread for Kaiyodo.

Looks like in May they are doing another caterpillar set, with a scarabaeoid larva too. Species appear to be:

Papilio machaon
Papilio protenor
Stauropus fagi
Cystidia truncangulata
Theretra oldenlandiae
Dorcus hopei binodulosus (this lucanid has been made as adult and pupa before, so with this figure, one can complete the life cycle!)

The plankton set comes out next month, and for those interested, there are a couple farm animal sets out now too.

http://www.capsuleq.in/m/index.htm

Edit 2015-01-07 by brontodocus: added photos of the 2014 Kaiyodo releases.

Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 5 (Biwako):



Eurasian Harvest Mouse


Little Grebe


Japanese Treefrog (green or brown)


Lake Biwa Catfish (normal or leucistic)


Striped Bitterling male, female


Biwa Trout


Giant Water Bug


Predatory Water Flea Leptodora kindtii.

Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 6 (Hokkaido):



Ezo Brown Bear


Sika Deer


Ezo Red Fox


Siberian Flying Squirrel


Chipmunk


Least Weasel (winter or summer)


Orca (mouth open)


Orca (mouth closed).

Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 7 (Yaeyama):



Iriomote Cat


Crested Serpent Eagle


Yellow-margined Box Turtle (hatchling)


Japanese Tree-lizard


Tiger Shark


Atlas Moth


Pillbug Cubaris murina (syn. C. iriomotensis).

Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 8 (Mountain Animals):



Rock Ptarmigan (winter or summer)


Japanese Serow


Asian Black Bear


Japanese Dormouse


Hasegawa’s Ladybird Coccinella hasegawai


Golden Eagle.

Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Toxic and Dangerous Animals (made of very soft vinyl except for Deathstalker and Tarantula):



Strawberry Poison Frog, Yellow-banded Poison Dart Frog


Chinese Red-headed Scolopender (two colour variants)


Deathstalker


Mexican Red-kneed Tarantula


Blue-lined Octopus


Eastern Coral Snake

Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Microcosmos:



Daphnia pulex


Euglena gracilis


Branchinella kugenumaensis


Portunus trituberculatus (Zoea)


Loligo bleekeri (juvenile).

Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Owls (heads are moveable):



Ural Owl


Little Owl


Barn Owl


Northern White-faced Scops-owl


Snowy Owl.

Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Caterpillars 2 (bendable):



Papilio protenor caterpillar


Papilio machaon caterpillar


Cystidia truncangulata caterpillar


Stauropus fagi caterpillar


Theretra oldenlandiae caterpillar


Dorcus hopei binodulosus larva.

Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Farm Animals 1/35 (versions A and B are treated as one, they are merely colour variants):



Rooster, Chicken, Duck


Horse, Foal


Holstein Cow, Rabbit


Sow with piglets


Ram, Dog, Shamo Rooster


Pig, Goat.

Kaiyodo Deep-sea Life:

Coelacanth


Barreleye


Gulper Eel (first time I see one that is really a Gulper Eel and not a Pelican Eel!)


Giant Isopod


Giant Squid


Scaly-foot Gastropod Chrysomallon squamiferum (two colour variants).
« Last Edit: January 15, 2015, 09:35:47 AM by animaltoyforum »



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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2014, 10:41:25 PM »
They are making a Lobster Moth caterpillar! :o And the Dorcus hopei binodulosus larva looks really great, too.

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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2014, 09:00:56 AM »
Really wonderful figures. Kaiyodo is one of te best   ^-^.
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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2014, 12:24:46 AM »
Has this one been posted anywhere:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261461720159?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2648&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

It's a deep-sea Kaiyodo set! Some nice figures, but budget and space may not allow for it...



Most aren't unique figures but are definitely well-done, and/or improvements on existing Kaiyodo versions. I'm guessing that someone else can tell what the crustacean-looking thing is.

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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2014, 01:56:45 AM »
It looks like a giant isopod (Bathynomus sp.).  Those suckers are impressive- I've seen a few in aquaria.



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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2014, 10:17:36 AM »
Haven't seen the Deep Sea set yet :).
Does anybody know why the snail is figure #4 and #5 as well?

Here are the newest announcements for 2014: http://www.capsuleq.in/m/index.htm
The next Animatales set and a set of toxic animals.


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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2014, 01:17:57 PM »
WOW, cant wait to get the centipedes in the DangerQ set. Lots of buggies for Blaine this year :)

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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2014, 03:33:33 PM »
Haven't seen the Deep Sea set yet :).
Does anybody know why the snail is figure #4 and #5 as well?

Here are the newest announcements for 2014: http://www.capsuleq.in/m/index.htm
The next Animatales set and a set of toxic animals.

I found some images on Jauce--apparently, the snail is the chase figure with two different paint versions. I wouldn't have guessed that...

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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2014, 12:26:47 PM »
Many thanks  :)

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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2014, 02:20:04 PM »
So there won't be just that (supposedly resin) Barreleye by Kaiyodo this year, this one seems to be better than the T-A.R.T.S version. :) The Pelican/Gulper Eel looks interesting - with its head being smaller than that of previous Pelican Eel figures I wonder if this may represent a true Gulper Eel, Saccopharynx sp. instead.
It looks like a giant isopod (Bathynomus sp.).  Those suckers are impressive- I've seen a few in aquaria.
Were those real Bathynomus giganteus or did they belong to another Bathynomus species (e.g. B. doederleinii)? I'm not aware that giganteus has been kept in captivity, yet (although it should be possible, they are merely a bathyal species and could be sampled alive).



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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2014, 09:54:37 PM »
I'm afraid I don't know.  I saw one many years ago at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago- I believe it was part of a special, temporary exhibit- and several in the deep-sea exhibit of the Enoshima Aquarium near Tokyo in 2010 (they also had some tremendous spider crabs in another tank in that section).  I wish I had taken notes, or had a better memory.  My photos from Enoshima perished in a computer mishap.

*Edit* There's a picture of an Enoshima specimen on page 2 of this map by the header "2 Deep Sea Part I".  It's pretty small, probably not identifiable, but it's the best I can do.
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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2014, 01:00:18 AM »
More updates from Kaiyodo:
http://www.capsuleq.in/m/index.htm

That set to be released in September looks promising. While I will only collect the moth and isopod (first toy/figure of a terrestrial isopod, to my knowledge), the agamid lizard and turtle hatchling are appealing!!!

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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2014, 01:26:09 AM »
More updates from Kaiyodo:
http://www.capsuleq.in/m/index.htm

That set to be released in September looks promising. While I will only collect the moth and isopod (first toy/figure of a terrestrial isopod, to my knowledge), the agamid lizard and turtle hatchling are appealing!!!

Brett is expecting to see them available next week. Get in touch with him.

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« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2014, 04:28:23 AM »
More updates from Kaiyodo:
http://www.capsuleq.in/m/index.htm

That set to be released in September looks promising. While I will only collect the moth and isopod (first toy/figure of a terrestrial isopod, to my knowledge), the agamid lizard and turtle hatchling are appealing!!!

Brett is expecting to see them available next week. Get in touch with him.

I have a contact in Hong Kong who gives me first dibs on gashopons  ;)

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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2014, 10:01:44 AM »
 :D The Okinawa Tree Lizard is a must-have!!!

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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2014, 12:12:00 PM »
Whoa, the whole set is a must for me. 8) I guess Blaine may be as excited as me about that Atlas Moth? :o

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« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2014, 02:01:02 PM »
Whoa, the whole set is a must for me. 8) I guess Blaine may be as excited as me about that Atlas Moth? :o

yeah sets like this sometimes make me wish I collected animals more generally; a very nice ensemble to say the least!!!

And yes, while the moth is very impressive I am actually more excited for the isopod, as I believe it is the first toy/figure of a terrestrial isopod (not including the Bathynomus figures out there...or at least the three I have and are aware of...)

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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2014, 03:08:10 PM »
its certainly a very pretty isopod, wish I knew the species
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Re: Kaiyodo
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2014, 03:48:49 PM »
It's apparently a member of the pillbugs, Armadillidiidae, and a name translation from the CapsuleQ website reveals that it is a species endemic to Japan, Cubaris iriomotensis. Quite obscure (even for an isopod figure) since this one hadn't been described until 1990.  :)

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« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2014, 04:27:29 PM »
It's apparently a member of the pillbugs, Armadillidiidae, and a name translation from the CapsuleQ website reveals that it is a species endemic to Japan, Cubaris iriomotensis. Quite obscure (even for an isopod figure) since this one hadn't been described until 1990.  :)

Interesting. Well, based on the cat too this must be a set specific to Iriomote ? (I like how Kaiyodo has been rolling out figures lately, with smaller sets that are theme-based!).