Red Swamp Crayfish (Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. - 22nd Anniversary Collection)

Started by bmathison1972, July 01, 2018, 05:16:23 AM

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bmathison1972

Walkaround of the red swamp crayfish, Procambarus clarkii (Girard, 1852) by Takara Tomy A.R.T.S., 22nd Anniversary Collection. The figure is marked 2005 but not sure if that was when this anniversary figure was released, or that was the original date (assuming this is a re-release of an earlier figure). Like recently shown migratory locust and Japanese giant mantids, this is another 'non-scarabaeoid' figure released in the T-TARTs sets. This species is native to the southeastern USA, but has been introduced to Japan where it has achieved pest status, and this its frequent inclusion in Japanese sets.

The figure is 10.0 cm (body length, not including antennae or clawed legs), which does put it within the 1:1 range for a large individual. Some assembly is required and the front legs (pincers) do not attach snuggly.

The first image in on a custom base courtesy of @sphyrna18 (where it sits permanently on my shelves!) and does not come with the figure  ;)

On to the pics:














Beetle guy

To beetle or not to beetle.

animaltoyforum

Good catch.  ^-^

Semi-related question (and sorry if it has been covered before on the forum). What does "A.R.T.S." stand for?