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Title: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: animaltoyforum on January 11, 2018, 12:25:22 PM
This is where I will post the top 10 animal figures of 2017 poll. Please suggest contenders, i.e. figures you would personally vote for.

Edit - The shortlist! Images are mostly stock images with some others pinched from the Walkarounds section of the forum. I trust this is okay with the photographers. O:-)

CollectA, Bongo antelope
(http://animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/top_2017/collecta_bongo.jpg)

CollectA, Cameroon sailfin chameleon
(http://animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/top_2017/collecta_cameroon_sailfin_chameleon.jpg)

CollectA, Ivory-billed woodpecker
(http://animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/top_2017/collecta_ivory_billed_woodpecker.jpg)

CollectA, Leopard seal
(http://animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/top_2017/collecta_leopard_seal.jpg)

CollectA, Saiga antelope
(http://animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/top_2017/collecta_saiga_antelope.jpg)

CollectA, Secretary bird
(http://animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/top_2017/collecta_secretary_bird.jpg)

Ikimon - Nature Technicolor - Deep Sea Life 1, Giant ostracod
(http://animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/top_2017/ikimon_nature_techni_colour_deep_sea_creatures_deep_sea_pram_bug.jpg)

Ikimon - Nature Technicolor - Deep Sea Life 1, Amphipod in salp tunic
(http://animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/top_2017/ikimon_nature_techni_colour_deep_sea_creatures_giant_ostracod.jpg)

Kitan club - Nature Technicolor - Frogs, Japanese common toad
(http://animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/top_2017/kitan_club_nature_techni-colour_frogs_japanese_common_toad_2017.png)

Papo, Brown-throated sloth
(http://animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/top_2017/papo_brown_throated_sloth.jpg)

Papo, Elephant seal
(http://animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/top_2017/papo_elephant_seal.jpg)

Papo, Horned Frog
(http://animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/top_2017/papo_horned_frog.jpg)

Papo, Ocelot
(http://animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/top_2017/papo_ocelot.jpg)

Papo, Walrus
(http://animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/top_2017/papo_walrus_2017.jpg)

Safari Ltd - Incredible Creatures, Nudibranch
(http://animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/top_2017/safari_ltd_incredible_creatures_nudibranch.jpg)

Safari Ltd - Incredible Creatures, Reef squid
(http://animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/top_2017/safari_ltd_incredible_creatures_reef_squid.jpg)

Safari Ltd - Incredible Creatures, Squirrel Monkey
(http://animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/top_2017/safari_ltd_incredible_creatures_squirrel_monkey.jpg)

Safari Ltd - Wild Safari - North American Wildlife, Arctic hare
(http://animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/top_2017/safari_ltd_wild_safari_north_american_wildlifearctic_hare.jpg)

Safari Ltd - Wild Safari - Sealife, Right whale
(http://animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/top_2017/safari_ltd_wild_safari_sealife_right_whale.jpg)

Safari Ltd - Wild Safari - Wildlife, Moon bear
(http://animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/top_2017/safari_ltd_wild_safari_wildlife_moon_bear.jpg)

Safari Ltd - Wings of the World Birds, Blue-footed booby
(http://animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/top_2017/safari_ltd_wings_of_the_world_birds_blue_footed_booby.jpg)

Safari Ltd - Wings of the World Birds, Harpy eagle (http://animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/top_2017/safari_ltd_wings_of_the_world_birds_harpy_eagle.jpg)

Schleich - Wildlife, Moose calf
(http://animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/top_2017/schleich_wildlife_moose_calf.jpg)

Schleich - Wildlife, Sloth bear
(http://animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/top_2017/schleich_wildlife_sloth_bear.jpg)

Sofubi Toy Box, Kaiyodo, Armadillidium vulgare
(http://animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/top_2017/sofubi_toy_box_kaiyodo_armadillidium_vulgare.jpg)

Toy Fish Factory, Goliath tigerfish
(http://animaltoyforum.com/animaltoyimages/top_2017/toy_fish_factory_goliath_tigerfish.jpg)




Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: animaltoyforum on January 11, 2018, 12:31:32 PM
To get the ball rolling, I'll suggest...

Papo Horned Frog
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/717RST0g3oL._SL1084_.jpg)
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 12, 2018, 01:12:26 AM
I need to revisit the 2017 releases, but I think the Safari IC Spider Monkey should probably be in the mix. 2017 was an incredible year for Safari.
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 12, 2018, 01:44:15 AM
...and the CollectA ivory-billed woodpecker
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: Halichoeres on January 12, 2018, 04:09:38 AM
I nominate the Toy Fish Factory's goliath tigerfish.
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: animaltoyforum on January 12, 2018, 06:23:44 PM
Thanks for the suggestions, I've added them to a list in the first post. More suggestions would be welcome.  O:-)
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: stemturtle on January 12, 2018, 07:18:39 PM
Ikimon - Nature Technicolor, Deep Sea Life 1, two suggestions:

Giant ostracod (orange)
http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1988.msg17600#msg17600 (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1988.msg17600#msg17600)

Amphipod in salp tunic
http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=2082.0 (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=2082.0)
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: animaltoyforum on January 12, 2018, 07:25:05 PM
Ikimon - Nature Technicolor, Deep Sea Life 1, two suggestions:

Giant ostracod (orange)
http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1988.msg17600#msg17600 (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1988.msg17600#msg17600)

Amphipod in salp tunic
http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=2082.0 (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=2082.0)

Added! Thanks.
---
Any other Papos, Safaris, or CollectAs of note?
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: Halichoeres on January 12, 2018, 09:17:20 PM
Oh, the CollectA Cameroon sailfin chameleon was pretty sweet. So were the Safari nudibranch and squirrel monkey.
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 12, 2018, 10:40:00 PM
Oh, the CollectA Cameroon sailfin chameleon was pretty sweet. So were the Safari nudibranch and squirrel monkey.

Yes, sorry, I meant Safari squirrel monkey, not spider monkey (above).

I didn't give the nudibranch much weight since it's generic and not sure what species, if any, it is modeled after.
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: animaltoyforum on January 12, 2018, 11:06:48 PM
Updated! I'm liking the mixture so far. I've also thrown the Papo Walrus into the ring.

One more contender and we'll have a top ten - we won't need a poll then.  :P ;)

Nah, I reckon we can get up to 20 or so contenders before I set up the poll.
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: stargatedalek on January 13, 2018, 03:15:40 AM
Was the Kaiyodo Bird Garden set 2016 or 2017? That's another 4 species (albeit 3 sculpts).
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: animaltoyforum on January 13, 2018, 09:05:22 AM
Was the Kaiyodo Bird Garden set 2016 or 2017? That's another 4 species (albeit 3 sculpts).

I can't find them listed in either the 2016 or 2017 "New for" sections. A forum search didn't yield any results either. Have they been discussed on the forum anywhere?
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: Beetle guy on January 13, 2018, 11:37:16 AM
Armadillidium vulgare, Sofubi Toy Box (Kaiyodo)
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: stargatedalek on January 13, 2018, 03:13:30 PM
Was the Kaiyodo Bird Garden set 2016 or 2017? That's another 4 species (albeit 3 sculpts).

I can't find them listed in either the 2016 or 2017 "New for" sections. A forum search didn't yield any results either. Have they been discussed on the forum anywhere?
http://sts-forum.forumieren.de/t18668-parrots-bird-garden-capsule-q-museum

It was a 2017 set. Even though the caiques are separate subspecies I wouldn't include both of them, but I would include both the blue and gold and rainbow macaws.

*edit*
The Kitan club Japanese common toad and Safari reef squid warrant inclusion.
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: animaltoyforum on January 13, 2018, 04:12:52 PM
Armadillidium vulgare, Sofubi Toy Box (Kaiyodo)

Thanks! Added.  ^-^
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: animaltoyforum on January 13, 2018, 04:13:38 PM
Was the Kaiyodo Bird Garden set 2016 or 2017? That's another 4 species (albeit 3 sculpts).

I can't find them listed in either the 2016 or 2017 "New for" sections. A forum search didn't yield any results either. Have they been discussed on the forum anywhere?
http://sts-forum.forumieren.de/t18668-parrots-bird-garden-capsule-q-museum

It was a 2017 set. Even though the caiques are separate subspecies I wouldn't include both of them, but I would include both the blue and gold and rainbow macaws.

*edit*
The Kitan club Japanese common toad and Safari reef squid warrant inclusion.

okay! :)
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 13, 2018, 04:23:21 PM
Armadillidium vulgare, Sofubi Toy Box (Kaiyodo)

Ha,how can I forget this one! This is the #1 to me! :)
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: Rossano on January 14, 2018, 04:06:49 PM
can we have pics of the ones that make get into the list?
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: animaltoyforum on January 14, 2018, 04:20:20 PM
can we have pics of the ones that make get into the list?

Yeah. I'll do that, it will be helpful.
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: Rossano on January 14, 2018, 05:11:35 PM
Thanks animaltoyforum!  ^-^
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: Rossano on January 14, 2018, 05:12:10 PM
By the way, do you have a proper name?

Sounds a bit odd calling you "animaltoyforum"...  ;D
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: animaltoyforum on January 14, 2018, 11:52:27 PM
By the way, do you have a proper name?

Sounds a bit odd calling you "animaltoyforum"...  ;D

People call me "Dr Admin" ;D
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: animaltoyforum on January 15, 2018, 07:47:46 PM
There are twelve contenders now. I could start the poll, but I reckon there are still a few more toys we could add for contention?
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 15, 2018, 08:30:40 PM
I don't have a lot of pics left either, except for what was used for the banner. So, that being said, the CollectA leopard seal and secretary bird and Schleich moon (sun?) bear might also be worthy candidates.
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: animaltoyforum on January 16, 2018, 08:36:59 AM
I don't have a lot of pics left either, except for what was used for the banner. So, that being said, the CollectA leopard seal and secretary bird and Schleich moon (sun?) bear might also be worthy candidates.

Thanks! Added. :)
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: animaltoyforum on January 18, 2018, 10:19:38 PM
Okay, there are 15 contenders. If everyone is happy that their own personal top ten is represented amongst those fifteen, I'll create the poll. Check the list in the first post, then speak now or forever hold your peace...  ^-^
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: animaltoyforum on January 30, 2018, 01:38:52 PM
I haven't forgotten about this. I'll generate the poll soon!
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: BlueKrono on January 30, 2018, 11:04:19 PM
I haven't forgotten about this. I'll generate the poll soon!

Hooray!
It's a pity there aren't even 20 extant animal figures though.
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 31, 2018, 01:45:28 AM
I haven't forgotten about this. I'll generate the poll soon!

Hooray!
It's a pity there aren't even 20 extant animal figures though.

There could have been, if forum members were more vocal about possible choices  C:-)
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: Badger on January 31, 2018, 07:37:07 AM
I'm pretty sure the figure that is called a 'Schleich Moon (Sun?) bear' in the list is actually a Sloth bear.

Also, if I can make suggestions at this point in the poll's creation, I think the CollectA Saiga and Bongo would both be worthy competitors. If not, then go ahead and start the poll.
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: Ding Lingwei on January 31, 2018, 08:50:27 PM
How many nominations are allowed for one member? Below is my list (if there is no limit):

Schleich: Moose calf;
PAPO: Brown-throated sloth, Ocelot, Elephant seal;
CollectA: Saiga, Bongo;
Safari: Arctic hare, Asian black bear, Right whale, Blue-footed booby, Harpy eagle.
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: animaltoyforum on January 31, 2018, 10:38:36 PM
How many nominations are allowed for one member? Below is my list (if there is no limit):

Schleich: Moose calf;
PAPO: Brown-throated sloth, Ocelot, Elephant seal;
CollectA: Saiga, Bongo;
Safari: Arctic hare, Asian black bear, Right whale, Blue-footed booby, Harpy eagle.

Ten - only the ones that you would actually cast a vote for. Welcome to the forum by the way!

Thanks or the suggestions. And Badger, too! I'll add them to the list.
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: animaltoyforum on February 04, 2018, 06:42:15 PM
OK, I've updated the list with the new suggestions, we have 26 now, so that'll give us plenty of choice. I just need to find images (which can be time consuming) so I can add them to the first post, then I'll set up the poll.
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: Beetle guy on February 04, 2018, 07:00:52 PM
Thanks dr. Admin!
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: animaltoyforum on February 04, 2018, 07:42:45 PM
Was the Kaiyodo Bird Garden set 2016 or 2017? That's another 4 species (albeit 3 sculpts).

I can't find them listed in either the 2016 or 2017 "New for" sections. A forum search didn't yield any results either. Have they been discussed on the forum anywhere?
http://sts-forum.forumieren.de/t18668-parrots-bird-garden-capsule-q-museum

It was a 2017 set. Even though the caiques are separate subspecies I wouldn't include both of them, but I would include both the blue and gold and rainbow macaws.

*edit*
The Kitan club Japanese common toad and Safari reef squid warrant inclusion.

okay! :)

I need help. Is this the correct The Kitan club Japanese common toad? http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=339.msg3052#msg3052

Because the walk-around is from 2013.

Edit - also, is this the correct Papo sloth?
(https://www.wonderlandmodels.com/media/managed/large/50214.jpg)

Edit - ...also there is more than one Papo Walrus. Which one is the 2017 one!?
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: Badger on February 04, 2018, 08:16:41 PM
Edit - also, is this the correct Papo sloth?
[...]

Yes :)

Quote
Edit - ...also there is more than one Papo Walrus. Which one is the 2017 one!?

This one:
(https://minizoosite.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/papo-walrus-56030.jpg?w=870&h=548)
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: stargatedalek on February 04, 2018, 08:40:54 PM
The 2017 toad is posed like it's being held in ones hand, hadn't realized it's not been reviewed here.

If no-one has that whole set I can put up a walkaround of just the toad itself when I get around to posting photos again (camera issues).
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: animaltoyforum on February 04, 2018, 10:26:21 PM
Thanks Badger and Stargatedalek.

Stargatedalek, I found this stock image online. Looks right!?

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/LA8AAOSwVA5Z8VZY/s-l1600.png)

But, yes, a walkaround would be great in any case!
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: animaltoyforum on February 04, 2018, 11:17:43 PM
Righty, I've added images to the first post for ease of comparison, and the poll is now open! Hopefully I haven't made any mistakes interpreting the suggestions!

So, please cast your votes now! You can pick ten options, so please do select your own personal top ten.

If your favourites aren't on the shortlist, well, where were you the past few weeks? :P That's too bad. :'(

Happy voting!
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: sbell on February 05, 2018, 12:16:01 AM
Righty, I've added images to the first post for ease of comparison, and the poll is now open! Hopefully I haven't made any mistakes interpreting the suggestions!

So, please cast your votes now! You can pick ten options, so please do select your own personal top ten.

If your favourites aren't on the shortlist, well, where were you the past few weeks? :P That's too bad. :'(

Happy voting!

I just forgot to do it...but I would point out that the tigerfish is more truly a 2018 release; they weren't actually available until January (and weren't released as photos until I put them out there in December).

But at least it's a fish...I should have thrown out at least the Ikimon Indonesian coelacanth and frilled shark...
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: animaltoyforum on February 05, 2018, 12:20:38 AM
Two voters, 11 votes. Come on, who voted for just 1!?  :P
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: animaltoyforum on February 05, 2018, 12:25:15 AM
Righty, I've added images to the first post for ease of comparison, and the poll is now open! Hopefully I haven't made any mistakes interpreting the suggestions!

So, please cast your votes now! You can pick ten options, so please do select your own personal top ten.

If your favourites aren't on the shortlist, well, where were you the past few weeks? :P That's too bad. :'(

Happy voting!

I just forgot to do it...but I would point out that the tigerfish is more truly a 2018 release; they weren't actually available until January (and weren't released as photos until I put them out there in December).

But at least it's a fish...I should have thrown out at least the Ikimon Indonesian coelacanth and frilled shark...

Ah well, it'll have to be inelligable for the 2018 poll.

If you would've voted for them other fishies, then yeah, you definitely should've suggested them!
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: sbell on February 05, 2018, 03:42:18 AM
Righty, I've added images to the first post for ease of comparison, and the poll is now open! Hopefully I haven't made any mistakes interpreting the suggestions!

So, please cast your votes now! You can pick ten options, so please do select your own personal top ten.

If your favourites aren't on the shortlist, well, where were you the past few weeks? :P That's too bad. :'(

Happy voting!

I just forgot to do it...but I would point out that the tigerfish is more truly a 2018 release; they weren't actually available until January (and weren't released as photos until I put them out there in December).

But at least it's a fish...I should have thrown out at least the Ikimon Indonesian coelacanth and frilled shark...

Ah well, it'll have to be inelligable for the 2018 poll.

If you would've voted for them other fishies, then yeah, you definitely should've suggested them!

I just...didn't get around to it! And partially, it kind of slipped my mind that they (and probably others) were 2017 figures!
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: animaltoyforum on February 08, 2018, 07:51:49 PM
10 voters so far, and there's one figure in the lead. It could all change with a few more votes.  :)
Title: Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
Post by: animaltoyforum on February 12, 2018, 05:43:12 PM
Stuck on 12 voters for the past few days. Does that mean it is time to formalise the top ten? Shall I do a video as I do for the Dinotoyforum top tens?