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walking stick (Imperial Toys)
« on: April 09, 2016, 06:12:43 PM »
Walk-around of an impressive walking stick insect, gen. sp. by Imperial Toys (1998). I have never seen this figure before!! I stumbled upon it on eBay, bid the minimum of $3.49, and won it (I had a max bid of $20 but luckily won it on the minimum).

The figure was produced by Imperial Toys in 1998, probably following the Smithsonian bandwagon in the late 1990s. I have never seen this figure before and was lucky to stumble upon it on eBay!

The figure is large; the body (without appendages) is 6.5 inches (16.5 cm). It has a simple body plan but some good detail, especially in the leg armature and copulatory organs (see last image for the latter). I am not a specialist on this group, so if it is attributable to known species, I am not immediately familiar with it (but will be snooping around more!).

EDIT: maybe represents Megaphasma denticrus (Stal, 1875)?









« Last Edit: August 19, 2017, 06:33:10 PM by bmathison1972 »


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Re: walking stick (Imperial Toys)
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2016, 12:21:10 AM »
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o NICE FIND, BLAINE!!!!! I WANT!!! Holy Cow! I don't even know where to start, but if you stumble upon any more of them I'd love to know about it... Such a simple creature, yet no companies seem interested in making them - and kids seem to be genuinely fascinated by them, too!  Really great find!

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Re: walking stick (Imperial Toys)
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2016, 12:39:24 AM »
:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o NICE FIND, BLAINE!!!!! I WANT!!! Holy Cow! I don't even know where to start, but if you stumble upon any more of them I'd love to know about it... Such a simple creature, yet no companies seem interested in making them - and kids seem to be genuinely fascinated by them, too!  Really great find!

my thoughts exactly when I saw it on ebay; I would have been really disappointed if I didn't win it!!! I'm still pulling it off the shelf and looking at it from time to time! haha

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Re: walking stick (Imperial Toys)
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2016, 09:49:55 PM »
Oh wow, that's a great find, Blaine! 8)

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Re: walking stick (Imperial Toys)
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2016, 10:24:19 PM »
Really nice figure Blaine  ^-^.
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Re: walking stick (Imperial Toys)
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2017, 06:33:41 PM »
I have recaptured these images for Postimage.

 



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