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Shoebill (CollectA Wild Life Collection)
« on: September 11, 2016, 01:47:31 PM »
Walk-around of the CollectA Wild Life Shoebill, Balaeniceps rex Gould, 1850; item No. 88763, new for 2016. Finally, there is a good shoebill figure by a major toy figure company that is easily obtainable (the species has been featured by several Japanese companies before, including the rare Phat! Doki Doki Doubutu Shoebill). Standing height of the figure without base is approx. 77 mm and bill length is 16 mm so the scale is between approx. 1:12 and 1:15. Human figure (South American Father by Miniland "Los Amigos del Mundo") is approx. 1:13 - 1:14 scale. The global population of this unique bird is decreasing and it has been estimated that only approx. 3300 to 3500 mature individuals are remaining. As a consequence, IUCN lists the species as "Vulnerable".













Comparison with the Phat! Doki Doki Shoebill:


Edit 2017-02-04: Fixed broken image urls.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2017, 02:47:42 PM by brontodocus »


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Re: Shoebill (CollectA Wild Life Collection)
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2016, 10:46:04 PM »
Definetly, I want this figure in my collection. Shoebill is really strange and atractive at the same time  ^-^.
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Re: Shoebill (CollectA Wild Life Collection)
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2016, 06:09:14 PM »
Very nice walk around! I really like this premiere non-Japanese figure, although the paintjob could be a bit better.
                                                             :) Here's my little Shoebill family:

                                 1. OOAK made by Harriet Knibbs   2. Phat! Doki Doki Doubutu Series
                                        3. CollectA   4. Kaiyodo - CapsuleQ Unique Animal Zoo vol.2
                              5. Eikoh Miniatureplanet   6. Kaiyodo - CapsuleQ Unique Animal Zoo vol.1

               

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Re: Shoebill (CollectA Wild Life Collection)
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2016, 01:49:03 PM »
Many thanks, Jetoar and Helge! :) That's a great comparison shot that shows those CapsuleQ Shoebills seem to be bigger than I had expected. :o :)

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Re: Shoebill (CollectA Wild Life Collection)
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2017, 02:48:33 PM »
Shoebill photos are visible again! :-)

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Re: Shoebill (CollectA Wild Life Collection)
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2018, 10:21:30 PM »
This is on my wants list. Especially because one of the type specimens (cotype) of B. rex is on display in the museum where I work. 8)