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tyrantqueen

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Toy sightings
« on: April 07, 2014, 02:43:33 AM »
I think we have a similar thread like this on the DTF, so why not start one here?

Has anyone ever spotted a figure of an animal in an unusual place, such as a movie or on television?

Here's an example: I was watching one of my favourite TV shows, Horrible Histories, and I saw this in one of the sketches:



I'm not 100% sure but could this be the AAA lobster?



It could be...since it would be more convenient to use a plastic one than going out and buying a real one, just to use in a short clip.

There is also a greengrocer in my town that used the AAA crab and lobster as displays in their windows to advertise their fresh produce. I was always freaked out because I thought they were freeze dried or something.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2014, 02:43:58 AM by tyrantqueen »



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Re: Toy sightings
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014, 08:21:14 AM »
It has always amused me that the vast majority of lobster figures are coloured red. At least the one in the TV show is supposed to be cooked! Im pretty sure lobster toys on sale in aquarium and museum shops and so on are supposed to represent the living creature.
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Re: Toy sightings
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2014, 06:30:23 PM »
Well the AAA lobster does come in "cooked" and "uncooked" paint variants :) Here's the uncooked one:


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Re: Toy sightings
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2014, 10:42:06 PM »
Well the AAA lobster does come in "cooked" and "uncooked" paint variants :) Here's the uncooked one:



Ah, that's good to know.  ^-^

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Re: Toy sightings
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2014, 06:20:49 AM »
I just spotted another one, also from Horrible Histories' wonderful musical Darwin sketch.



It's the AAA monitor lizard ;D

You can watch the full song here if you're so inclined :)


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Re: Toy sightings
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2014, 06:23:37 AM »
Nice find, tyrantqueen! :) The turtle on the right looks like an AAA, too! :o

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Re: Toy sightings
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2014, 03:05:04 AM »
I don't know if this counts as an "unusual" place, but a couple of hornbill toys are shown in this Tetrapod Zoology post: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/2014/04/22/kinnaird-and-obrien-2007-the-ecology-conservation-of-asian-hornbills/

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Re: Toy sightings
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2014, 08:53:47 PM »
I was at a goodwill store (second hand shop) and they had a AAA polar bear.   That might not sound strange because second hand stores are sometime a good place to get figures, but this bear was on the same shelf of the decorative items.   I guess they thoght it was reasin because it was very solid and heavey