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Great White Shark, open jaw (CollectA - Sea Life)

Started by brontodocus, September 19, 2015, 07:06:34 PM

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Walk-around of the CollectA - Sea Life Great White Shark (Open Jaw), Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758), item No. 88729, new for 2015. Similar in quality to last year's Shortfin Mako Shark, this figure shows how competitive CollectA has become when it comes to shark figures. There are no claspers at the rear end of the pelvic fins so this figure represents a female specimen, apparently. The figure's length is approx. 220 mm (TL) so the scale is between around 1:20 and 1:27. The human figure ("Freddie the Free Diver" by Safari Ltd) is approx. 1:20 to 1:24 scale. Probably the largest shark that does not feed on plankton (the Tiger Shark and the Sleeper Sharks in the genus Somniosus may approach similar sizes, though), the Great White Shark is a formidable predator which, sadly, has been seriously depleted in numbers and IUCN considers the species "Vulnerable".
Here's a link to the Great white shark figure at CollectA's website: http://www.collecta.biz/en/collections/sea-life/88729



















Edit 2017-02-04: Fixed broken image urls.


Jetoar

Really beautiful figure Brontodocus  ^-^. I hoped finding here in my last travel but i couldnt find it. It has a really sharp nose, hasnt?
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brontodocus

Thanks, Jetoar! :)
Quote from: Jetoar on September 19, 2015, 07:20:42 PM
It has a really sharp nose, hasnt?
Yes, maybe even a little too sharp.

Jetoar

Quote from: brontodocus on September 19, 2015, 07:26:00 PM
Thanks, Jetoar! :)
Quote from: Jetoar on September 19, 2015, 07:20:42 PM
It has a really sharp nose, hasnt?
Yes, maybe even a little too sharp.

One the other hand, It is one of the best figures of this specie  ^-^.
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stargatedalek

I wouldn't say its too sharp, when the mouth stretches open sometimes the rostrum becomes very pronounced. It's more noticeable in smaller specimens.

At least it's not as bad as the K&M shark set White Shark, which can only realistically pass as a fisherman's prize.

sbell

I finally sawa  picture of that in my catalogs--and I jsut ran out of white sharks in my store! It is far superior to their other version. And yeah, I've seen pictures and video of how pointy the nose can get when the jaw is wide open--all of the tissue slips away from the skull (it is admittedly brief).

Brunno

Nice photos and good replica, I will take one. I would like to know where I can find that kind of base that you use

sbell

Quote from: Brunno on May 03, 2016, 05:10:17 AM
Nice photos and good replica, I will take one. I would like to know where I can find that kind of base that you use

That is from the old Invicta figures (a few of them). Or, there are ones on Shapeways modelled after them!

Brunno

Quote from: sbell on May 03, 2016, 05:11:56 AM
Quote from: Brunno on May 03, 2016, 05:10:17 AM
Nice photos and good replica, I will take one. I would like to know where I can find that kind of base that you use

That is from the old Invicta figures (a few of them). Or, there are ones on Shapeways modelled after them!

Oh good to know, Shapeways can be a really good place to find it. Thank you very much!

Jetoar

I have purchased my figure of this species today  ^-^.
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brontodocus


CetaceanFan

Neat replica, I like the tail, and the jaws look nice.