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Author Topic: New FAVORITE 2016 Coelacanth Walkaround  (Read 3511 times)

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New FAVORITE 2016 Coelacanth Walkaround
« on: May 02, 2016, 03:03:04 AM »
Here I present one of the 4 new Soft Models from Favorite (Kinto) in the Ancient Fishes line.

Latimeria chalumnae, the West Indian Coelacanth, one of two species of deep-water lobe-fin from the Indian Ocean (the western part). The only marine fish in the Ancient Fishes series (and other than a few sturgeon, one of the few marine 'primitive' fishes alive now as it is, depending on how you define them).

I referred to Arapaima as popular in Japan as figures, but it's nothing compared to coelacanths (mainly West Indian). I have so many, I've almost given up on trying to get them all (Favorite even makes one other--a much large soft Vinyl one that I won't get because it's just ridiculous in size). Unlike the other species in the series, they are certainly not aquarium fish. Or food fish. But they still suffer greatly due to the effects of fishermen (surviving 100s of millions of years as a group, but never found a way to survie dynamite fishing. Go figure). At the same time, though, their history and strange appearance has made them well-known as natural history curioisties, so that's good!

The figure itself is about 20cm long, giving a scale of roughly 1:12.

Like the rest of the Ancient Fishes, and other FAVORITE Soft Models, the figure is heavy, and came packaged on a card. There is a base, and the figure has a large hole where the base fits. They are not interchangable between figures. The models can sit/display without them, but the hole is fairly big and, really, it looks better with the stand.

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And, for scale, Kevin the diver. Dressed like he is, he woudl be dead long before he got deep enough to swim with a coelacanth...probably died of hypothermia  :o



I keep saying it--make sure to get this set!
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Re: New FAVORITE 2016 Coelacanth Walkaround
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2016, 10:24:18 AM »
Excellent... and big, too! :) Although I have to ask, is it really 20 cm? that would make it a good deal larger than I expected.

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Re: New FAVORITE 2016 Coelacanth Walkaround
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2016, 05:41:36 PM »
Excellent... and big, too! :) Although I have to ask, is it really 20 cm? that would make it a good deal larger than I expected.

It really is, just a little longer than the other ones. They are, overall, big models.

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Re: New FAVORITE 2016 Coelacanth Walkaround
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2016, 09:37:11 AM »
Even better then! 8)

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Re: New FAVORITE 2016 Coelacanth Walkaround
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2016, 08:33:39 PM »
The best figure of this specie I think  ^-^.
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