Tiger Shark (Safari Ltd - Wild Safari Sealife)

Started by brontodocus, February 25, 2015, 10:37:06 PM

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brontodocus

Walk-around of the Safari Ltd Wild Safari Sealife 2015 Tiger Shark, Galeocerdo cuvier (PĂ©ron & Lesueur, 1822); item No. 2022-29. Total length of the figure is approx. 155 mm (if the figure was stretched out), so the scale is between approx. 1:16 and 1:48. The human figure (Diver from Coral Reef Toob by Safari Ltd) is between approx. 1:32 and 1:35 scale.
Tiger Sharks are the largest among the Carcharhinidae (requiem sharks). They mature at 2.26 m length or more and usually reach 5, occasionally 7.5 m total length (TL, i.e. including tail fin). The species is caught in target and non-target (i.e. as a bycatch) fisheries but the population trend is unknown. Currently, IUCN considers it "Near Threatened".
The figure is well detailed and quite stocky. While the truncate rostrum is accurate, the labial furrows are missing (which is not that much of an issue) and there are only four gill slits on either side of the body where there should be five. The paint job is quite good but seems to be a little delicate which may be due to the soft, flexible material the figure is made of.
Here is a link to the figure at Safari Ltd's website: https://safariltd.com/products/view/wild-safari-sea-life-tiger-shark-figurines-202229


















Edit 2017-02-05: Fixed broken image urls.

bmathison1972

Oooo. You just got a Kaiyodo one too, right, from one of the last Capsule Q sets?

brontodocus

Quote from: bmathison1972 on February 25, 2015, 10:38:23 PM
Oooo. You just got a Kaiyodo one too, right, from one of the last Capsule Q sets?
Yes, and the CapsuleQ Museum figure is better than this one. Still I think this one is worth getting, the only one by a major non-Japanese company that's still better than this one is the MBA Tiger Shark.

sphyrna18

Great walkaround, Andre. Is it just me, or did the promo pictures of this figure show it having the appropriate number of gill slits?

brontodocus

Quote from: sphyrna18 on February 26, 2015, 06:01:39 AM
Great walkaround, Andre. Is it just me, or did the promo pictures of this figure show it having the appropriate number of gill slits?
Thanks, Chad! :) I don't know what happened. Yes, I think Safari Ltd's photos that show the left side look as if there were actually five gill slits. This photo looks as if there were five, too: http://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t31.0-8/11021492_10205249225128453_1785216851221495106_o.jpg - there is a shallow depression behind the fourth gill arch but I don't know if this was really meant to be a gill slit since it is not as deep as the others and not present on the right side. It's a bit strange, too, that the 2014 CollectA Tiger Shark also has only four gill slits while otherwise being a really good figure.

bmathison1972

Quote from: brontodocus on February 26, 2015, 08:56:35 AM
Quote from: sphyrna18 on February 26, 2015, 06:01:39 AM
Great walkaround, Andre. Is it just me, or did the promo pictures of this figure show it having the appropriate number of gill slits?
Thanks, Chad! :) I don't know what happened. Yes, I think Safari Ltd's photos that show the left side look as if there were actually five gill slits. This photo looks as if there were five, too: http://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t31.0-8/11021492_10205249225128453_1785216851221495106_o.jpg - there is a shallow depression behind the fourth gill arch but I don't know if this was really meant to be a gill slit since it is not as deep as the others and not present on the right side. It's a bit strange, too, that the 2014 CollectA Tiger Shark also has only four gill slits while otherwise being a really good figure.

I also saw that depression (in your pics, above!) and thought it represented a fifth slit.

Jetoar

Beautiful figure, but I think that the colours could have been better  ;).
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brontodocus

Quote from: bmathison1972 on February 26, 2015, 12:21:20 PM
I also saw that depression (in your pics, above!) and thought it represented a fifth slit.
Yes, but it's not as deep as the proper gill slits and it's not present on the other side.
Quote from: Jetoar on February 26, 2015, 01:28:25 PM
Beautiful figure, but I think that the colours could have been better  ;).
Probably, yes, although no non-Japanese company has released a Tiger Shark with a paint job that comes anywhere near the awesomeness of the Capsuleq Museum version.

Jetoar

Quote from: brontodocus on February 27, 2015, 01:43:11 PM
Quote from: bmathison1972 on February 26, 2015, 12:21:20 PM
I also saw that depression (in your pics, above!) and thought it represented a fifth slit.
Yes, but it's not as deep as the proper gill slits and it's not present on the other side.
Quote from: Jetoar on February 26, 2015, 01:28:25 PM
Beautiful figure, but I think that the colours could have been better  ;).
Probably, yes, although no non-Japanese company has released a Tiger Shark with a paint job that comes anywhere near the awesomeness of the Capsuleq Museum version.

Yes I understand you. Japanese company are wonderful  ^-^.
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brontodocus

Safari WS Sealife 2015 Tiger Shark photos are back! :)