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Ikimon Co. - Nature Techni Colour - New for 2017
« on: February 25, 2017, 02:20:16 PM »
Some June 2017 releases by Ichimon (formerly Kitan Club):

Luckily for me the 'NEW' species in the deep sea set are the two arthropods. The orange one appears to be an ostracod in the genus Macrocypridina but I am not sure yet about the little one, maybe a decapod larva?

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Re: Ichimon Co. - Nature Techni Colour - New for 2017
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2017, 03:48:25 PM »
The ostracod reminds me also of the giant Gigantocypris, but Macrocypridina seem to have proportionally longer antennae, so this may be a better match than Gigantocypris. The other crustacean is not a decapod larva but a phronimid amphipod, possibly Phronima sedentaria. These feed on salps and use their emptied gelatinous shell as shelter. So this may also be the first ever thaliacean figure, even if it's a dead one! 8)
By the way, the entire set is great, the other figures look better than almost every other previously released figure representing those species. Especially the oarfish. :)

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Re: Ichimon Co. - Nature Techni Colour - New for 2017
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2017, 03:52:23 PM »
The ostracod reminds me also of the giant Gigantocypris, but Macrocypridina seem to have proportionally longer antennae, so this may be a better match than Gigantocypris. The other crustacean is not a decapod larva but a phronimid amphipod, possibly Phronima sedentaria. These feed on salps and use their emptied gelatinous shell as shelter. So this may also be the first ever thaliacean figure, even if it's a dead one! 8)
By the way, the entire set is great, the other figures look better than almost every other previously released figure representing those species. Especially the oarfish. :)

This is also the first ostracod and amphipod figures made! Nice. An amphipod is much better than a decapod larva!

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Re: Ichimon Co. - Nature Techni Colour - New for 2017
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2017, 04:57:21 PM »
Those fish are nice. But nothing unique, so not sure how motivated I am to get them. Maybe if the coelacanth is offcially a L. menadoensis, which would at least be more unique.

But I have lots of coelacanths, frilled sharks and oarfish (20 years ago, I honestly didn't think I'd have figures of any of those!).

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Re: Ichimon Co. - Nature Techni Colour - New for 2017
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2017, 03:03:47 PM »
those two sets are awesome, cant wait to have them. the coelacanth doesnt look like any of the previous Japanese coelacanth figures.

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Re: Ichimon Co. - Nature Techni Colour - New for 2017
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2017, 11:21:34 PM »
I've definitely got to get the coelacanth, the dumbo octopus and the frilled shark. I know there's a whole parade of coelacanths out there, but how many frilled sharks have been made?
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Re: Ichimon Co. - Nature Techni Colour - New for 2017
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2017, 02:30:32 AM »
I've definitely got to get the coelacanth, the dumbo octopus and the frilled shark. I know there's a whole parade of coelacanths out there, but how many frilled sharks have been made?

I personally have 7 different frilled sharks! And I know that there are others, like Neko Works, etc.

As an aside, I only noticed after this thread that I have two different species of oarfish--most are Regalecus russelli, the Slender oarfish (not sure why it is the favored one for the Japanese companies). The other is R. glesne, the giant oarfish, from the first Takara Tomy Deep Sea Fish series. Not sure what species are represented by the other figures out there. I'm curious to see what species this Ichimon will be.

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Re: Ichimon Co. - Nature Techni Colour - New for 2017
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2017, 12:49:12 PM »
NICE!!!

pitty the frog in this pic did not make it in the line-up.


I will go for the plankton for sure!
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Re: Ichimon Co. - Nature Techni Colour - New for 2017
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2017, 03:29:21 PM »
Interestingly, if some of you remember, the initial image of the Safari Deep Sea Creatures TOOB has a round orange object (you could see it in the back of the tube among the other items) that many speculated would be one of these benthic ostracods. Whatever that orange thing was, it didn't appear to make the final cut...

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Re: Ichimon Co. - Nature Techni Colour - New for 2017
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2017, 12:45:20 PM »
Wonderful, a new frilled shark  ^-^.
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Re: Ichimon Co. - Nature Techni Colour - New for 2017
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2017, 11:19:34 PM »
Looks like they are doing two deep sea sets, one in June and one in July.

Sean, looks like an interesting fish in this set. Otherwise a lot of duplicates. I think the isopod might be the same from their set a couple years ago (the size is the same...)

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Re: Ichimon Co. - Nature Techni Colour - New for 2017
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2017, 04:53:52 AM »
Looks like they are doing two deep sea sets, one in June and one in July.

Sean, looks like an interesting fish in this set. Otherwise a lot of duplicates. I think the isopod might be the same from their set a couple years ago (the size is the same...)

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I am interested in the brown coelacanth--curious if it will be called Latimeria menadoensis. I think I'll skip the opah (and the fish from the series I).

Mostly because this is another set of magnets and ball-chains. Not sure why Kitan/Ichimon/Nature Techni Colour needs to do that.

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Re: Ichimon Co. - Nature Techni Colour - New for 2017
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2017, 06:30:30 PM »
Thanks for sharing!! Great!
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Re: Ichimon Co. - Nature Techni Colour - New for 2017
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2017, 03:01:06 AM »
I don't mind the magnets when they're unobtrusive (IE the newts set), but I can't picture a magnet possibly being unobtrusive on a fish.

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Re: Ichimon Co. - Nature Techni Colour - New for 2017
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2017, 10:29:42 PM »
I spoke to soon concerning the Frog set. There is another second frog set to be released!!

Pic from the Ichimon twitter account.
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Re: Ichimon Co. - Nature Techni Colour - New for 2017
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2017, 06:57:31 AM »
Interesting

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Re: Ichimon Co. - Nature Techni Colour - New for 2017
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2017, 09:37:39 AM »
It is actually 'Ikimon' instead of 'Ichimon'.
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Re: Ichimon Co. - Nature Techni Colour - New for 2017
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2017, 12:57:53 PM »
It is actually 'Ikimon' instead of 'Ichimon'.

Well, they make a lot of reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods, so I am sure some people will say, "that's 'icky, mon!' "  :-X C:-) :P


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Re: Ikimon Co. - Nature Techni Colour - New for 2017
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2017, 07:52:50 PM »
Just had the Toad (plus a Japanese tree frog) set coming in and the two artrhopods from the deep sea 1 set. Really awsome!! Frogs stuck on the fridge with their magnets ;-)

The two arthropods are fine. A pitty they had to place the company name so prominent on the arthropods, it it spoils the models a bit, I think.
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Re: Ichimon Co. - Nature Techni Colour - New for 2017
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2017, 09:27:08 PM »
Looks like they are doing two deep sea sets, one in June and one in July.

Sean, looks like an interesting fish in this set. Otherwise a lot of duplicates. I think the isopod might be the same from their set a couple years ago (the size is the same...)

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Wow, this set looks awesome! Definitely have to keep my eyes peeled for this one.

 



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