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Common pill-bug (Kaiyodo - Sofubi Toy Box)

Started by bmathison1972, July 07, 2017, 12:13:54 AM

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Walkaround of one of the most anticipated figures this year, the common pill-bug, Armadillidium vulgare (Latreille, 1804) by Kaiyodo, Sofubi Toy Box, No. 012A, new for 2017. Armadillidium vulgare is native to the western Palearctic but has been introduced to places around the world, including North America. Kaiyodo previously made this figure (albeit much smaller) in 2015 as part of their Capsule Q Museum Backyard Creatures - Soil Organisms set (see last image).

The figure, well, like many of the Sofubi Toy Box/Megasofubi Advance figures is absolutely amazing. It is made out of a soft, hollow plastic. It can be 'squeezed' but it is not soft and rubbery. Like the swallowtail caterpillar, it is a single-piece with no movable parts.

The figure measures 137 mm (not including appendages), making it approximately 7.5:1 for a large specimen. Apparently there is a color variant which I may or may not get (maybe if I see it conveniently on eBay someday...).

The figure comes in a plastic bag and also includes a catalog for the entire STB series (the swallowtail caterpillar did not come with that).

On to the figures:

"There's a new sheriff in town, little guy."

Beetle guy

 :) Great!! mine is in customs as I write, so I think I will recieve it on monday, that is going to get a place in my "office".!
To beetle or not to beetle.