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Great White Shark, 2016 version (Safari Ltd – Wild Safari Sealife)

Started by brontodocus, September 10, 2016, 10:32:58 PM

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brontodocus

Yawn... We don't really need yet another Great White Shark figure... or do we? :)) Here comes the Safari Ltd Wild Safari Sealife Great White Shark, Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758); item No. 200729, new for 2016. This is an entirely new sculpt and so much better than the old version (No. 275029) which still remains in production, only with a different paint job. The new sculpt is elegant, more detailed and a lot better proportioned, especially the head. Teeth could have been a little less blunt for my taste, though, but it may be due to child safety. It may be one of the best Great White Shark toy figures by a major company yet. Total length (TL) of the figure is 167 mm so the scale is between approx. 1:24 and 1:35 for a mature individual. The human figure (paleontologist from the Tamiya Dinosaur Diorama series) is approx. 1:35 scale. And of course humans are a much greater threat to Great Whites than vice versa and therefore the species is in decline, resulting in IUCN listing it as "Vulnerable".















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


sbell

I have to agree--as far as shark figures go, I thought that another Great White was completely unnecessary (especially since CollectA had only recently made such a great, dynamic, and big figure that set the bar pretty high).

But this one is fintastic (yes, I did that). Along wth the other Safari sharks this year, they even improved the skin 'texture'.

AcroSauroTaurus

I too wish it didn't have Globidens teeth. But It still is a great figure of the popular species.
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Jetoar

Really improve of safari with the Great White Shark, I am glad to see it in other images are not catalogue  ^-^.
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brontodocus

Safari Ltd WS Sealife 2016 Great White Shark photos are back! :)

Stuckasaurus

Does anybody have a comparison photo of all three Safari Great White Sharks? This, the older version, and the Monterey Bay version?

brontodocus

Quote from: Stuckasaurus on February 13, 2017, 01:20:11 AM
Does anybody have a comparison photo of all three Safari Great White Sharks? This, the older version, and the Monterey Bay version?
Her you go:

:)

Stuckasaurus

Quote from: brontodocus on February 13, 2017, 12:46:30 PM
Quote from: Stuckasaurus on February 13, 2017, 01:20:11 AM
Does anybody have a comparison photo of all three Safari Great White Sharks? This, the older version, and the Monterey Bay version?
Her you go:

:)

Perfect! Thank you! I'm thinking of having the MBA version stand in as a C. megalodon next to my other figures. This is helps the comparison shopper in me. :)

sbell

Quote from: Stuckasaurus on February 28, 2017, 04:52:28 AM
Quote from: brontodocus on February 13, 2017, 12:46:30 PM
Quote from: Stuckasaurus on February 13, 2017, 01:20:11 AM
Does anybody have a comparison photo of all three Safari Great White Sharks? This, the older version, and the Monterey Bay version?
Her you go:

:)

Perfect! Thank you! I'm thinking of having the MBA version stand in as a C. megalodon next to my other figures. This is helps the comparison shopper in me. :)

We shoudl get you a picture of the Safari Megalodon with the other 3 then--it's kind of the fourth for that group!

Jetoar

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JimoAi

I kinda think the new safari great whites lateral keel is not pronounced enough as compared to the monterey bay one. It kinda reminds me of a younger shark

PortJackson

Quote from: JimoAi on February 06, 2021, 03:50:09 AM
I kinda think the new safari great whites lateral keel is not pronounced enough as compared to the monterey bay one. It kinda reminds me of a younger shark

True, I think what kills it for me is the pectoral fins looking a little too slanted forward... just me?