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Author Topic: Cambrian Creature Mini Models (Kinto Favorite-Burgess Shale Series)  (Read 4788 times)

bmathison1972

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Review of all eight figures of the Cambrian Creature Mini Model, Burgess Shale Series by Kinto-Favorite (2016). A set of 8 species, reminiscent of the ROM Creatures of the Burgess Shale series. They are 'Mini' models but larger than gashapon figures, averaging between 50 and 95 mm in length. All come in one piece; a few have bases they are not permanently attached to. They all come with a nice card that can open and serve as a small diorama backdrop. They all also come in a sturdy resealable ziploc bag. They look better to me than in publicity shots.

1. Opabinia regalis This species has received a fair amount of attention.  I have seven other figures, by Groovy Tube Books, Kaiyodo, Kinto-Favorite, Paleocasts, ROM, and Shapeways.



2. Anomalocaris canadensis. Another one that has received a lot of attention. There is also a yellow release in this set. I have seven other figures of this species too, by Cadbury-Yowies, Kaiyodo, Kinto-Favorite, Paleocasts, and Safari LTD.



3. Hallucigenia sparsa. This one has only been made a couple times to my knowledge; my other is by Kaiyodo. This figure shows the current reconstruction of this species; upside down and backwards from the Kaiyodo figure :).



4. trilobite, Olenoides serratus. Previously only made for the ROM set:



5. arthropod, Marrella splendens. A unique figure to my knowledge and a very interesting sculpt! Great armature.



6. The pride of the set to me, the prehistoric crustacean (maybe), Canadaspis perfecta.  Prehistoric crustaceans are very rare as a group!



The last two are not in my taxonomic group but showing for completion. They are available for trade bait, by the way!

7. The primitive chordate Pikaia.



8. Everyone's favorite dust mop, Wiwaxia.

« Last Edit: July 02, 2017, 01:49:23 PM by bmathison1972 »


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Re: Cambrian Creature Mini Models (Kinto Favorite-Burgess Shale Series)
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2016, 04:06:37 AM »
The Hallucigenia has a face because it actually did, they found that out after the new appearance was revealed.
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Re: Cambrian Creature Mini Models (Kinto Favorite-Burgess Shale Series)
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2016, 05:41:27 AM »
The Hallucigenia has a face because it actually did, they found that out after the new appearance was revealed.

yeah I learned that after doing more snooping around. It's cool to have this one alongside the Kaiyodo version which represents the outdated reconstruction

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Re: Cambrian Creature Mini Models (Kinto Favorite-Burgess Shale Series)
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2016, 07:58:51 PM »
 :) They're all pretty. I think I'm going to get me the two trilobites.

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Re: Cambrian Creature Mini Models (Kinto Favorite-Burgess Shale Series)
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2016, 10:09:58 PM »
Marrella is my favorite, but it is not a trilobite.
"It is currently accepted that Marrella is a stem group arthropod—in other words, it is descended from an ancestor common to it and most or all of the later major arthropod groups. Despite its superficial similarity to the trilobites, it is no more closely related to this group than it is to any other arthropod.”

Ref.: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marrella

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Re: Cambrian Creature Mini Models (Kinto Favorite-Burgess Shale Series)
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2016, 02:56:28 AM »
Marrella is my favorite, but it is not a trilobite.
"It is currently accepted that Marrella is a stem group arthropod—in other words, it is descended from an ancestor common to it and most or all of the later major arthropod groups. Despite its superficial similarity to the trilobites, it is no more closely related to this group than it is to any other arthropod.”

Ref.: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marrella

Thanks! That was a brain-fart on my part. I will correct it.  I was unfamiliar with this animal before the figure, and looking at the figure the morphology sure doesnt suggest a trilobite.

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Re: Cambrian Creature Mini Models (Kinto Favorite-Burgess Shale Series)
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2016, 09:17:40 AM »
Ah, wonderful! :) Is the mini Anomalocaris the same sculpt as the limited mini version of the regular Soft Model? Looks at least like it is. I assume these are all Hirokazu Tokugawa's sculpts, too?

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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2016, 02:26:50 PM »
Ah, wonderful! :) Is the mini Anomalocaris the same sculpt as the limited mini version of the regular Soft Model? Looks at least like it is. I assume these are all Hirokazu Tokugawa's sculpts, too?

Not sure; I don't have that limited edition small model. I have recently bid for it through Brett but need to check if I won it. Not a big deal, one of this size by the same company works for me.

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Re: Cambrian Creature Mini Models (Kinto Favorite-Burgess Shale Series)
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2017, 01:49:46 PM »
I have re-uploaded this set to Postimage.

 



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