Author Topic: Wetland Fiddler Crab (Takara Tomy)  (Read 3908 times)

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Wetland Fiddler Crab (Takara Tomy)
« on: July 05, 2014, 02:48:59 AM »
sorry the pics are pretty bad, I can try and get better ones if need be ;)








the level of detail in this piece is outstanding, especially given its size, every individual join is minutely detailed
and it looks remarkably real, realistic enough that in a vivarium it could trick someone (I've been there)
the main body, legs, and small claw are a single piece, the larger claw is made of 3 separate pieces, the claw itself and 2 arm/wrist pieces
this gives the claw a great deal of poseability
shown for comparison are the other 2 I have in the series, but there are many I don't have

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiddler_crab
A fiddler crab, sometimes known as a calling crab, may be any of approximately 100 species of semi-terrestrial marine crabs which make up the genus Uca. As members of the family Ocypodidae, fiddler crabs are most closely related to the ghost crabs of the genus Ocypode. This entire group is composed of small crabs – the largest being slightly over two inches across. Fiddler crabs are found along sea beaches and brackish inter-tidal mud flats, lagoons and swamps. Fiddler crabs are most well known for their sexually dimorphic claws; the males’ major claw is much larger than the minor claw while the females’ claws are both the same size.

scale is approximately 1:1
« Last Edit: July 21, 2014, 02:28:53 PM by stargatedalek »


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Re: Wetland Fiddler Crab (Takara Tomy)
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2014, 10:10:52 AM »
Nice! I should probably create a Takara Tomy section of the forum now, there are several reviews for this brand now  :)


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Re: Wetland Fiddler Crab (Takara Tomy)
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2014, 12:13:35 PM »
thanks
this is all the Takara Tomy I have (for now ;) ) so I'm afraid I wouldn't really be able to help you fill it up any more

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Re: Wetland Fiddler Crab (Takara Tomy)
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2014, 12:20:29 PM »
Nice! I should probably create a Takara Tomy section of the forum now, there are several reviews for this brand now  :)

I think the same that you friend, Takara Tomy have done really  nice figures  ^-^.
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Re: Wetland Fiddler Crab (Takara Tomy)
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2014, 03:12:05 PM »
Nice! I should probably create a Takara Tomy section of the forum now, there are several reviews for this brand now  :)

Takara T.O.M.Y. bought out (?) Yujin. In fact, these crabs were originally released by Yujin. There were originally 12 figures, then it was re-released by Takara, removing six (including two secrets) and adding four (including two new secrets). I originally bought the complete Yujin set and then later added the Takara figures I was missing (BTW, my hermit crab doesn't have a choice in shells--that must be a Takara addition as well).

The original Yujin set was as follows:
A) spider crab, Macrocheira kaempferi
B) Alaska king crab, Paralithodes camtschaticus
C) red-claw crab, Chiromantes haematocheir
D) blue crab, Portunus trituberculatus
E) coconut crab, Birgus lato
F) red swamp crayfish, Procambrus clarkia
G) hermit crab, Pagurus samuelis (with one shell)
H) anemone hermit crab, Dardanus pedunculatus
I) shrimp, Palaemon paucidens
J) mantis shrimp, Oratosquilla oratoria
K) SECRET A: red swamp crayfish (green form)
L)) SECRET B: Japanese crayfish, Cambaroides japonicas

Takara re-released with the following changes:

1) removed C, H, I, J, K, and L
2) Added the following:
A) fiddler crab, Uca tetragonon (male)
B) slipper lobster, Ibacus cilatus
C) SECRET A: fiddler crab (female)
D) SECRET B: red swamp crayfish (albino)

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Re: Wetland Fiddler Crab (Takara Tomy)
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2014, 04:50:08 PM »
Looks very natural  :)

 



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