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Right Whale (Safari Ltd - Wild Safari Sealife)
« on: February 08, 2017, 08:06:48 AM »
Walk-around of the Safari Wild Safari Sealife 2017 Right Whale, Eubalaena sp.; item No. 2042-29. Total length is approx. 233 mm so the scale is between approx. 1:47 and 1:80 for an animal of 11-18.5 m total length. Human figure (man in suit by Preiser) is approx. 1:72 scale. There are three extant species within the genus Eubalaena (E. australis, glacialis, and japonica) which are separated genetically and geographically but are practically indistinguishable from each other morphologically. So Safari Ltd apparently refrained from attributing this to a particular species and released it as "Genus Eubalaena" instead. The figure is big and massive - 448 g, approx. 1.5 times the mass of the leaner WS Sealife Bowhead Whale (which is included in one photo for size comparison) and probably the heaviest WS Sealife figure ever. It is also highly accurate and has a nice matt paint job, not as glossy as the Bowhead Whale. My new favourite Eubalaena figure! :)

















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Re: Right Whale (Safari Ltd - Wild Safari Sealife)
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2017, 08:52:43 AM »
This is the best Right Whale figure out there, in my opinion.

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Re: Right Whale (Safari Ltd - Wild Safari Sealife)
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2017, 11:51:52 AM »
This is the best Right Whale figure out there, in my opinion.
Thanks, CetaceanFan. The Colorata figure is very nice, too, but it's only about half as large.

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Re: Right Whale (Safari Ltd - Wild Safari Sealife)
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2017, 02:16:15 PM »
So nice to see you doing walkarounds again. I should do a few too

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Re: Right Whale (Safari Ltd - Wild Safari Sealife)
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2017, 08:21:21 PM »
I do agree brontodocus the Colorata one is also pretty nice, but the size of the figure is my only gripe.

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Re: Right Whale (Safari Ltd - Wild Safari Sealife)
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2017, 11:15:58 PM »
So nice to see you doing walkarounds again. I should do a few too
Thanks Blaine! :) It's much more fun than before now that I switched to postimage. Especially when the photos don't just disappear after a year (or even less as happened recently with my photos hosted on fb).

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Re: Right Whale (Safari Ltd - Wild Safari Sealife)
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2017, 12:38:26 AM »
This is the best Right Whale figure out there, in my opinion.
Thanks, CetaceanFan. The Colorata figure is very nice, too, but it's only about half as large.

Wow! Everything in this Colorata Right Whale is really awesome! It's a pity it's so smaller than this, since all my other cetaceans are about in the scale of Safari's Right Whale, and it would not show well aside them. Luckily also Safari's is a nice figurine, but damn... Colorata is another level!
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Re: Right Whale (Safari Ltd - Wild Safari Sealife)
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2017, 01:37:07 AM »
This is the best Right Whale figure out there, in my opinion.
Thanks, CetaceanFan. The Colorata figure is very nice, too, but it's only about half as large.

Wow! Everything in Colorata is really awesome! It's a pity it's so smaller than this, since all my other cetaceans are about in the scale of Safari's Right Whale, and it would not show well aside them. Luckily also Safari's is a nice figurine, but damn... Colorata is another level!
Well the Colorata one, could be a juvenile at this scale.