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Hercules beetle

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Anybody got a favorite animal figure?
« on: November 07, 2014, 11:58:24 AM »
I was just wondering if anybody had a particular favorite in their collection and why.
I will post mine when i decide.


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Re: Anybody got a favorite animal figure?
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2014, 08:01:24 PM »
I cant find only one, there are so many like the PV sitatunga, Kaiyodo Risso dolphin and.....

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Re: Anybody got a favorite animal figure?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2014, 09:51:24 AM »
Same here, it's impossible for me to decide which one I like best since there are so many. For different reasons I may name a few:

Water Bear Echiniscus sp. by Agatsuma Entertainment (the figure from my avatar). Because before I had started collecting I saw one offered. Years later I tried so hard to find it and couldn't locate any so that I nearly thought either I had made it up or I had confused it with something else. And then I found it again on Jauce!
All of Johan Scherft's models (okay, these are paper models but they are highly accurate and real pieces of art).
Battat (Museum of Science, Boston) Diplodocus - an awesome masterpiece sculpted by Dan LoRusso. Not just because it's rare but because it's simply wonderful and because it was ahead of its time.
Safari Ltd Tennessee Aquarium Collection Fire Salamander. I use quite a few of my figures as teaching resources at our university but none of them as often as this one. And it's definitely the best toy figure of a Fire Salamander that's ever been made.
Safari Ltd Vanishing Wild Collection Female African (Bush) Elephant, a superb and hefty figure. I have two, the heavier of them weighs in at 1447 g! :o
Kaiyodo Aquatales (Polyresin) Indo-pacific Sailfish. Because it's currently the best figure representing my favourite fish.

But I could easily add ten or twenty others to those.

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Re: Anybody got a favorite animal figure?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2014, 12:02:08 PM »
Mine is the firefly, Luciola cruciata by Kaiyodo for their Natural Monuments of Japan series. It's in flight!

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Re: Anybody got a favorite animal figure?
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2014, 12:38:28 PM »
Mine is the firefly, Luciola cruciata by Kaiyodo for their Natural Monuments of Japan series. It's in flight!
Sounds awesome

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Re: Anybody got a favorite animal figure?
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2014, 01:25:20 PM »
So far I've only seen it on photos. Helge posted an overview of the NMoJ figures, the Luciola cruciata is No. 45 in this post. Hmmm, still don't have that one. But since it's Blaine's favourite among so many arthropod figures he has I guess I should hunt for one, too... :)

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Re: Anybody got a favorite animal figure?
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2014, 02:52:53 PM »
I'd like to contribute, but it's so hard I have to rethink again.

So far I've only seen it on photos. Helge posted an overview of the NMoJ figures, the Luciola cruciata is No. 45 in this post. Hmmm, still don't have that one. But since it's Blaine's favourite among so many arthropod figures he has I guess I should hunt for one, too... :)

Nice choice, it's an unusual dynamic figure :).
Mine has faded colours because of too much sunlight, so it surely looks even better with its full coloration.

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Re: Anybody got a favorite animal figure?
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2014, 03:56:48 PM »
I can't decide on an individual favorite, but it would be one my large safari incredible creatures or large AAA

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Re: Anybody got a favorite animal figure?
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2014, 12:12:42 PM »
Currently, i would actually go for my cownose ray from safari.

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Re: Anybody got a favorite animal figure?
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2014, 10:27:25 PM »
Since I don't have many items in my collection it's much easier for me to pick a favorite  :)
One of my favorites is the Safari Ltd. Montery Bay Aquarium thresher shark. He's really scratched up from the cement because someone left him behind on a sidewalk.   

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Re: Anybody got a favorite animal figure?
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2015, 03:31:14 AM »
my Safari ltd Forest Authentics red fox is my most special replica  :)

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Re: Anybody got a favorite animal figure?
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2015, 03:34:07 AM »
Just one? My Aqualand Silver Arowana is up there right now! Also my Colorata Polypterus. But there are 5000 animals to pick from...it would be tough to pick a single favorite.