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Next to the walk-arounds for individual figurines, I will try to give an overview of my Sega beetle collection here. There is a lot, so I will be updating this topic from time tot time.


Bandai/Sega  has produced an unparallelled beetle figurine output. Dozens of beetle toys series were produced, compricing hunderds of beetles. A few species are (as you will learn from this post) very well presented. The beetle toys (and Card- and computergames, stationary and even clotches) were marketed under the brandname MushiKing (King of beetles).
I have collected not all series, but to my feeling only the more detailed figurines that had reasonable proportions and a realistic look. I will also mention the figurines I am missing or have skipped to give at least a complete picture of the series I will post in this topic.

As with Blaine's topic 'Blaine's Bug of the day', I highly value comments, but please do not place images in this post to keep the overview 'clean' ;)

The small Bandai beetle series complete

This series is formed out of 10 sets of 10 beetles each. So 100 beetles(!) in this series (some species are doubled or in alternative paint or even sculpted version). The were relaesed from 2005 till 2007. They came boxed per 10 with collecting- playing cards. The order of release of the sets I am still figuring out. I know the content of the sets via the official Bandai website.


The beetles have for white or black dots and a serialnumber on the abdomen.


SET 1 Released in 2008.

 

1. Prosopocoilus giraffa (black eyes), 2. Dynastes hercules lichyi, 3. Chalcosoma caucasus (black eyes), 4. Trypoxylus (Allomyrina) dichotoma septentrionalis, 5. Dynastes granti (black eyes),
6. Megasoma actaeon (black eyes), 7. Dynastes Neptunus (black eyes), 8. Mesotopus tarandus (black eyes), 9. Allotopus rosenbergi (black eyes) and 10. Hexarthrius mandibularis (black eyes).


SET 2 Mushiking Beetle Encyclopedia 2.

 

1. Chalcosoma atlas, 2. Dynastes granti (red eyes), 3. Eupatorus gracilicornis, 4. Dynastes Neptunus (red eyes), 5. Megasoma actaeon (red eyes)
6. Dorcus rectus, 7. Lucanus maculifemoratus, 8. Rheatelus speciosus, 9. Hexarthrius mandibularis (red eyes), 10. Odontolabis burmeisteri.


SET 3

 

1. Eupatorus siamensis, 2. Chalcosoma moellenkampi, 3. Heterogomphus hirtus, 4. Allomyrina pfeifferi, 5. Prosopocoilus inclinatus,
6. Cyclommatus elaphus, 7. Dorcus grandis (red eyes), 8. Odontolabis spectabilis, 9. Prosopocoilus giraffa (red eyes), 10. Mush King mascotte (eyes "closed").


SET 4

 

1. Dynastes granti (black eyes), 2. Allotopus rosenbergi (black eyes), 3. Dynastes hercules (blue elytra), 4. Eupatorus hardwickei, 5. Odontolabis cypri,
6. Aegus platydon, 7. Megasoma gyas, 8. Prosopocoilus wallacei, 9. Lycomedes buckleyi, 10. Lamprima adolphinae.


SET 5

 

1. Trypoxylus (Allomyrina) dichotoma septentrionalis (alternate sculpt), 2. Golofa porteri, 3. Chalcosoma caucasus (red eyes), 4. Megasoma elephas, 5. Dynastes hercules lichyi (alternate sculpt),
6. Dorcus binodolusus (dark no detail paint), 7. hexarthrius parryi, 8. Mesotopus tarandus (red eyes), 9. Allotopus rosenbergi (red eyes), 10. MushiKing (eyes "open").

SET 6

 

1. Trypoxylus (Allomyrina) dichotoma septentrionalis, 2. Dynastes hercules lichyi (Blue, no yellow hair on head), 3. Trichogomphus martabani, 4. Xylotrupes gideon, 5. Megasoma anubis,
6. Dorcus pilifer, 7. Chiasognathus granti, 8. Homoderus mellyi, 9. Dorcus palawanicus, 10. Prosopocoilus fabricea.

SET 7

 

1. Prosopocoilus giraffa (black eyes), 2. Chalcosoma caucasus (black eyes), 3. Megasoma actaeon (black eyes), 4. Neolucanus maximus, 5. Dynastes satanas,
6. Dorcus alcides, 7. Odontolabis imperialis, 8. Xylotrupes pubescens, 9. Beckius beccarii, 10. Rhyssonotus nebulosus.

SET 8

 

1. Dynastes hercules lichyi (black eyes), 2. Dynastes Neptunus (black eyes), 3. Hexarthrius mandibularis (black eyes), 4. Augosoma centurion, 5. Rhaetulus didieri,
6. Prosopocoilus hasteri, 7. Sphaenognathus feisthameli, 8. Dynastes hyllus, 9. Dipelicus cantori, 10. Lucanus gamunus.

SET 9

 

1. Trypoxylus (Allomyrina) dichotoma septentrionalis, 2. Dorcus binodolosus (more detailed colour), 3. Mesotopus tarandus (black eyes), 4. Oryctes gigas, 5. Golofa claviger,
6. Megasoma mars, 7. Odontolabis alces, 8. Dorcus tityus, 9. Odontolabis duivenbodei, 10. Eupatorus gracilicornis edai.

SET 10

 

1. Dynastes hercules lichyi (brown), 2. Dorcus grandis (black eyes), 3. Dorcus palawanicus, 4. Neolucanus delicatus, 5. Scapanes australis,
6. Hexarthrius forsteri, 7. Strategus mandibularis, 8. Eupatorus beccarii, 9. Dorcus rubrofemoratus, 10. Dynastes tityus.

I have also this one. It does not belong to one of the 10 series. Maybe it was an extra/bonus or so, I do not know. It is the bluei version of D. hercules lichyi (alternative sculpt).


« Last Edit: August 25, 2018, 09:54:42 AM by Beetle guy »
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Re: Beetleguy's Sega/Bandai beetle collection overview
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2018, 08:54:11 PM »
Update 25-07-2018
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Re: Beetleguy's Bandai/Sega Mushiking beetle figurine collection
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2018, 08:15:58 PM »
Above post is updated on  26-07-2018
« Last Edit: July 26, 2018, 08:19:00 PM by Beetle guy »
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Re: Beetleguy's Bandai/Sega Mushiking beetle figurine collection
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2018, 12:50:35 PM »
Update 28-07-2018 
All series of the Bandai/Sega small Mushiking beetle figuriness are posted above.
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Re: Beetleguy's Bandai/Sega Mushiking beetle figurine collection
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2018, 01:30:52 PM »
thanks for this reference. this is why I posted my Sega beetles, to use as an online guide! But yours is complete. I am still missing maybe 5 species or so (I don't care if I miss color variants, such as red vs. black eyes)

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Re: Beetleguy's Bandai/Sega Mushiking beetle figurine collection
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2018, 01:34:40 PM »
thanks for this reference. this is why I posted my Sega beetles, to use as an online guide! But yours is complete. I am still missing maybe 5 species or so (I don't care if I miss color variants, such as red vs. black eyes)

If you know which you are missing let me know, I have some doubles. I mentioned the red and black eye stuff et cetera for the purists  :P
« Last Edit: July 28, 2018, 01:35:46 PM by Beetle guy »
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Re: Beetleguy's Bandai/Sega Mushiking beetle figurine collection
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2018, 02:34:46 PM »
I only have 65 figures, but I only need 6 species. I think you sold me your doubles but in case you have more, I still need:

Lucanus maculifemoratus
Hexarthrius parryi
Dorcus titanus palawanicus
Golofa poteri
Odontolabis alces [this would be an entirely new species for me]
Dynastes tityus [new species]

would be nice to get a solid black (incl. dark pronotum) D. hercules, but it's not top priority.

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Re: Beetleguy's Bandai/Sega Mushiking beetle figurine collection
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2018, 02:56:31 PM »
I can help you with the Lucanus maculifemoratus and Parryi, I will send them over.
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