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bmathison1972

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Natural History - Naturally Adorkable
« on: April 05, 2019, 11:05:18 PM »
Overview of most of a set of animals from China. When these figures first appeared on the forums, there was much confusion on where they came from. Some speculated they were custom figures, others thought they were from the My Favorite Animals resin line. Finally it was deduced on STS forum these figures were released under the series Naturally Adorkable in conjunction with a Chinese magazine called Natural History. At first I thought the name was a misspelling of 'Naturally Adorable', but it turns out 'adorkable' is a word, with a somewhat similar meaning: unfashionable or socially awkward in a way regarded as appealing or cute.

All figures represent Himalayan/southeast Asian species (except a sloth). There are nine figures in the set, six shown below and three I did not buy (red panda, Asian black bear, and a sloth of some kind).

The figures are all about the same size, on average 5.0 cm across their longest points. So, larger than a gashapon-style figure, but slightly smaller than some standard-sized figures. They are all a single-piece resin.

On to the pics:

1. Chinese pangolin, Manis pentidactyla.
This figure was designed to hang from something.



2. Bengal slow loris, Nycticebus bengalensis



3. Himalayan marmot, Marmota himalayana.
This figure comes with a base (not shown here) that it sits loosely on.



4. Tibetan sand fox, Vulpes ferrilata.



5. Pallas cat, Otocolobus manul.



6. long-eared hedgehog, Hemiechinus auritus.



This is a good chance to get some rare/unique/odd species. They are available on eBay at varying prices (If you want some, I suggest getting them from these guys, they are relatively inexpensive and have good customer service: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Creative-Animal-Bear-Raccoon-Figurine-Figure-Model-Doll-Series-Decoration-Toy/253888236109?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Db776397992c442739f5f660d2a0bdfe2%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D253888236109%26itm%3D253888236109&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A6c58dfd7-57ed-11e9-af32-74dbd180cb79%7Cparentrq%3Aef7f339e1690aa47ad1445f0fffb81b2%7Ciid%3A1).
« Last Edit: April 06, 2019, 12:06:43 AM by bmathison1972 »


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Re: Natural History - Naturally Adorkable
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2019, 05:03:50 AM »
So you finally put your hands at this increasingly famous set of unique and very well done animals :-) I bought just the Tibetan fox, as it's the most dreamed species of the set for me and also the only one that is not too big (well probably the sloth and red panda also are acceptable size, but not so exciting for me). I knew that you would skip the red panda (done by many other brands) and Asian black bear (that is minuscule, and for which you already have the Safari LTD model), but I tought that you would get the sloth. I don't know where, maybe somewhere in STS, but I've seen it identified to species level, and I think I remember is a brown-throated sloth (Bradypus variegatus)

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Re: Natural History - Naturally Adorkable
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2019, 12:16:14 PM »
Yeah I have the Papo B. variegatus already :).

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Re: Natural History - Naturally Adorkable
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2019, 03:29:02 AM »
Those are actually kind of interesting. No animals I need in particular, but interesting.