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Dorcus alcides (Sega/Bandai Mushi King DX-series)

Started by Beetle guy, December 06, 2017, 08:57:02 PM

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Beetle guy

And the Last one in the Mushi King DX-series!

Walk-around Dorcus titanus alcides by Sega (Mushi King DX series) which was released in Japan around 2006.

The Sega Mushi King DX-series include:
Dynastes hercules lichyi (yellow (red eyed and revised black eyed version);
Dynastes hercules lichyi (blueish-gray type);
Dynastes hercules lichyi (dark brown type);
Dynastes neptunus;
Chalcosoma caucasus (red eyed);
Megasoma gyas;
Megasoma acteon;
Megasoma mars;
Hexarthrius mandibularis (red eyed and revised black eyed version);
Dorcus titanus palawanicus;
Dorcus alcides;
Allomyrina dichotoma (only one with wings in this series. the later revised DX-version had no wings!);
Procopocoilus giraffa (red eyed and revised black eyed version);
Dynastes hyllus;
Mesotopus tarandus.

So Dorcus alcides, the figurine is almost 9,2 cm in lenght (measuring tip mandibles to tip abdomen not measuring the legs).
The legs, mandibles and prothorax are a bit poseable.

To beetle or not to beetle.

bmathison1972

I have over half of these large DX figures and this D. alcides may be my favorite among them. Maybe because this is not a 'typical' species (such as D. hopei).

Beetle guy

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Quote from: bmathison1972 on December 07, 2017, 02:20:24 PM
I have over half of these large DX figures and this D. alcides may be my favorite among them. Maybe because this is not a 'typical' species (such as D. hopei).

I have to agree. The D. Hyllus is my favorite but this one is great and like you said less 'Typical' considering the Japanese brands beetle output. I find the D. alcides of the small beetles amongst the best to.
To beetle or not to beetle.

brontodocus

Most of these are entirely new to me. Impressive specimen, I like the massive pronotum! :)