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bmathison1972

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Amazing Ant (Becker & Meyer)
« on: February 24, 2018, 12:28:51 AM »
Time for another one of those fun, novelty walk-arounds. This time, it's the Amazing Ant by Becker & Meyer, released in 2003. This is a simpler version of some of the anatomy model kits by other companies, such as 4D Master, etc. Still, it has an irresistible charm to it!  :). I should point out early, this was free from stargatedalek! I only had to pay for shipping! And a quick internet search doesn't show it being relatively available anywhere so I am glad to have gotten it.

The ant comes in 11 pieces:top, bottom, 2 antennae, internal organs (combined in one), and 6 legs. The body is clear, revealing the internal organs. This particular figure is missing one antennae (stars made that clear to me, so I knew it was incomplete beforehand). I will probably seal the parts with glue or something.

The figure measures 10 cm not including appendages, and the way the legs sprawl it takes up roughly 10 x 10 cm of ground space. Because it is not attributable to a given species, I cannot give a scale.

It's pretty simple and easy to assemble, so not much else to say. On to the pics:

















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Re: Amazing Ant (Becker & Meyer)
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2018, 11:44:53 AM »
I think it is a great figurine! Was it only released in the US?
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Re: Amazing Ant (Becker & Meyer)
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2018, 05:18:16 PM »
I think it is a great figurine! Was it only released in the US?
I originally purchased it through "book orders" that Scholastic gives out to schools in Canada. They occasionally also included educational model kits. I think I lost that antennae shortly after getting it a very long time ago (2003 is definitely the right time frame).

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Re: Amazing Ant (Becker & Meyer)
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2018, 03:58:09 PM »
I think it is a great figurine! Was it only released in the US?
I originally purchased it through "book orders" that Scholastic gives out to schools in Canada. They occasionally also included educational model kits. I think I lost that antennae shortly after getting it a very long time ago (2003 is definitely the right time frame).
Thanks!
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