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bmathison1972

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Japanese firefly (Kaiyodo - Natural Monuments of Japan)
« on: June 25, 2018, 04:53:58 AM »
Walk-around of what is probably my favorite figure, the Japanese firefly (also known as genji-botaru), Luciola cruciata Motschulsky, 1854 by Kaiyodo, Natural Monuments of Japan No. 45. The species has been made a couple times, including previously by Kaiyodo for their Choco Q Animatales line. This figure is from the Natural Monuments of Japan set, one of the greatest sets produced by Kaiyodo.

This is such a lively and dynamic figure. The detail is exquisite. Plus, I am a sucker for figures on natural bases. Like most older Kaiyodo figures, assembly is required. The beetle's body is 3.5 cm, making it roughly 3:1 in scale.

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Re: Japanese firefly (Kaiyodo - Natural Monuments of Japan)
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2018, 08:21:03 AM »
Thanks for the walkaround!! Certainly also one of my favorites (like al insect figurines of the Natural Monuments of Japan).
To beetle or not to beetle.

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Re: Japanese firefly (Kaiyodo - Natural Monuments of Japan)
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2018, 01:19:03 PM »
Thanks for the walkaround!! Certainly also one of my favorites (like al insect figurines of the Natural Monuments of Japan).

yes I should do the others, too! :)

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Re: Japanese firefly (Kaiyodo - Natural Monuments of Japan)
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2018, 05:53:03 PM »
Great little figure. I can see why it is one of your favourites. :)